SEO for startups in under 10 minutes

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Maile Ohye from Google advises your startup as if she had only 10 minutes as your SEO consultant.

Below you will see the videos from Maile and the above video is my summary on how to do some of the steps described by Maile.

This video pertains to websites which have up to 50 pages who want to rank for a handful of related terms.

Steps to take:

[1] Decide if you want the visitors to see your www or non-www version of your website (use 301 permanent redirect to your preferred version)

Go to:
Go to: (wrong in video – fixed here)


[2] Verify website ownership in Webmaster Tools – Enable email forward for critical messages from Google (hacking, malware, crawling issues)

[3] Domain background check – see if there is any bad history associated with your domain (was it a spammer domain?)
-[a] check the “keywords” listed in your webmaster tools for your site (any unwanted terms there?)
-[b] indexed with a [site:]
-[c] ranked when searching for domain name