I'm by no means an expert, but here are some things that I'm doing to try and improve my websites ranking.
Add metatags into the HTML code of your website. Put keywords that describe your website and are relevant and found in it. Add as many as you can think of. Google webmaster tools has helped me to see which keyword searches people are using.
I've added my sites to Delicious, a social bookmarking site. I was already registered and with one click I can add my list my five lists, my blogs, my hubpages and my crafts website, along with any other pages. Make sure they are seen as public and not private. You can add tags in those links for your site too if you want.
I've been submitting all my URLs, sites, blogs and List My Five lists to Google, Yahoo and other search engine sites, such as Bing. I also added to Google UK, as this was one of the sources of searches. I've also registered with Alexa and added my URLs there. I submit a few times a month to Google and Yahoo, and whenever I have new lists I try and submit them.
I don't know if this site will help my performance, but I've registered with Zimbio. It rates high in Alexa rankings. You can import your blog articles from Blogger, I'm not sure about the other blogging sites. You have a profile on there and the categories are limited but you have to categorize your articles into their categories. I've made suggestions on some more categories as I write on a niche market native crafts. I've been importing my craft videos from Youtube onto Zimbio as well and you can just add some writing to articles, there's no restrictions about articles, which is what I like about it, more freedom than Hubpages. I'm sure it will help generate traffic for me. I've also wrote an article and will most likely be writing more articles in the future on there. There are topics you can subscribe to, and they have alot of fashion/celebrity photos which are interesting if you are into that stuff.
I'm going to try and attempt to sign up for Red Gage again today, last night I kept trying to register and the link wasn't working to sign up. It sounds like a great site, and it links to Google Adsense as well.
On a side note, I've registered for Hubpages, wrote three articles so far, but I'm finding it frustrating since one of my articles was screened to be edited, and they're not helpful to explain what you're supposed to edit. When I made changes it still said it needed to be edited and it says on their site that if you submit a site too often for editing they can ban your account so I just deleted the article. I've since written another one and so far it hasn't been flagged. I'm thinking that their editing generic form they sent wasn't really clear about it (tags, title they mentioned is deceptive?) but the article may have been too short. I'm not really sure and I had received a great score, great comments and feedback on it, so it's puzzling and frustrating. That's why I like List my Five you can publish your lists without someone flagging it for revisions.
Update Hubpages: I've since written 7 hubs for Hubpages and things are going more smoothly. I havent had any revision problems so far, I think the article I had tried to submit was too short.
Thanks for the tip about Hubpages...I've never heard of Zimbio; I'll check it out. Thanks!!
Oh yeah? It definitely makes me reconsider writing since I got flagged for revisions right off the bat and it was like a shot in the dark to figure out what I had to change.. I'll see how things go..
WOW! I joined hubpages a while back, but I haven't written anything there yet. Maybe I won't!
select one here...