Just a short post to let you know that Google has updated their SEO Starter Guide. This guide covers the basics of search engine optimization. The items covered, like page titles, effective content, url structure and image optimization, should be on every web developer’s checklist of basic SEO for each website they launch. The information on backlinks is helpful as well. It’s important that sites linking to yours have related content and are high quality sites, not link farms.
The information on optimizing for your location is also important to remember. Adding a business to Google Places or Yahoo’s local directory will definitely help bring in local business.