How to Improve Your SEO Rankings

Melanie Rembrandt

Since our initial launch date, Melanie Rembrandt has been an integral part of the StartupNation team.

As the founder of Rembrandt Communications®, LLC,, Melanie is one of the country's top, public-relations consultants, an SEO copywriter and a published writer with over 20 years of extensive experience and an excellent track-record for success.

She specializes in helping entrepreneurs get the attention and credibility they need via targeted public-relations and SEO copywriting efforts (including Web site copy that sells, newsletters, eReports, social media, blogs, SEO press releases, e-mail auto responders, direct marketing, and more!).

Melanie offers tips and insights via her blogs and monthly newsletter, "Rembrandt Writes Insights®." And she provides in-depth training presentations to various businesses and organizations nationwide.

Melanie is also the author of "Secrets of Becoming a Publicist," published by American Writers & Artists, Inc., "Simple Publicity," published by 1WinPress, StartupNation's "7 Steps to Successful Public Relations," and the host of the SmallBiz America Radio Channel, "PR and SEO Quick Tips with Melanie Rembrandt."

A magna cum laude graduate of the prestigious UCLA School of Theater,Film and Television, Melanie is the official small-business PR expert for StartupNation and Pink Magazine Online. She’s open to your questions, comments and suggestions at and @rembrandtwrites on Twitter.

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The birds are singing. The flowers are blooming, and Google is probably updating their search engine systems again.

In a past update (, Google incorporated “semantic search,” looking at the meaning of words… so how does this change your SEO processes?

Well, if you haven’t been writing quality content and just posting as many search engine optimization (SEO) keywords as possible, the search engine results for your site will change dramatically… for the worse.

Now, it’s more important than ever to provide your site visitors with valuable information first, and keywords second. To do this, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Write articles that are at least 250 words so that the search engines can find them;
  • Add your SEO keywords to the title, sub-title and internal links within the article; and most important,
  • Figure out what kind of content your audience wants and provide it!

Don’t Worry About Search Engine Updates.

Google and the other search engines will always be changing in order to improve their services and stay ahead of the competition. Instead of worrying about the next update and how it will change your search rankings, concentrate on providing valuable information to your customers relevant to your SEO keywords.

If you give your audience good content, answer their questions and offer them something to share with others, you’ll increase sales and word-of-mouth. And at the same time, you’ll probably increase your SEO rankings. Now that’s good SEO!

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