Found this article from http://Sta.rtUp.biz, it shed a lot of light on search engine rankings for me.
For the Gods of Google to accept your site, you must do more than offer up a golden cow. Here are the Ten Commandments to follow. Sinners will face purgatory with a penalty or be sent to hell with a lifetime ban.
The First Commandment - Thou Shalt Have Fresh Content
The easiest way to accomplish this is with a daily blog. One to three paragraphs of original content related to your site.
The Second Commandment - Thou Shalt Do Keyword Research
For each of your daily blogs, go to the Free Keyword Researcher
on our Free Biz Tools
page and identify a keyword string of 2-4 words long to title your blog.
Use the Keyword string in your blog content 1-3 times.
The Third Commandment - Thou Shalt Submit Daily Blog to Social Bookmarks
The exact keyword string that you identify for you blog's title will be used in each submission. Change up the description for each submission.
Here are the angels of Google that will help you ascend in the rankings and find a home in Google Heaven:
For the complete list of Social Bookmark Sites
The Fourth Commandment - Thou Shalt Use the Site Name in the Title
The Google Gods want you to be true to yourself and not try to trick your fellow man.
The best way to accomplish this is to use it in the second half of the title. Ex: The Ten Commandments of Search : Sta.rtUp.biz
The Fifth Commandment - Though Shalt Have Links from Directories
Identify the keyword string that you want your index page to rank for and use it in the title of your submissions. Also, only do a couple of submissions each day.
Here is a list of PR4+ directories that have free submission. The $299 Yahoo directory submission is also a good move.
For the complete list of Free Directories
The Sixth Commandment - Thou Shalt Post Comments on Blogs with Do-Follow
Do-Follow simply means that a link on a page is valued by the Google Gods. Be sure to post a good comment and use the keyword string that you are focusing on as your name.
Here is a list of Do-Follow Blogs:
For the complete list of Do-Follow Blogs
The Seventh Commandment - Thou Shalt Use Signatures in Forums with Do-Follow
Focus your signature around the main keyword string for your home page. Try to be the first response to new posts and participate on long discussion threads that will consistently be pushed to the top of the main discussion page.
Here is a list of major forums with Do-Follow signatures:
- seo, webmaster
- Webmaster, seo
- comic books
- ecommerce, advertising
For the complete list of Do-Follow Forums
The Eighth Commandment - Thou Shalt Use Free Classified Ads
This is an easy way to get a little push and some customers at the same time.
Here is a list of some of the large free online classified sites:
For the complete list of Free Classified Websites
The Ninth Commandment - Thou Shalt Create and Submit RSS Feeds
Here is a list of free RSS feed directories that will get your feed slurped up by Google:
For the complete list of Free RSS Directories
The Tenth Commandment - Thou Shalt Not Forget about Google Images
Google images accounts for a large amount of traffic and should not be ignored. On each daily blog, you should have an image that is clickable. Remember that Google images shows a bunch of thumbnails and not your blog content. Then use the keyword string to name the image, alt tag, and caption.
Although I may not be Moses, this list just may save the soul of your website.