I posted this over on the magic bistro, now I have gotten [censored] and Glenn Bishop to stop posting there, it's not such a bad little place.
Thought some of you guys might like it too.
This is fast and dirty. Because it is really really simple.
Work out what keywords you want to rank for. Let's say "sussex magician".
You then buy a domain with those keywords in. I bought www.sussexmagician.com
You then install wordpress.
You then put a site on there that has good title tags. These are the words that appear up in the top of the browser chrome. "Sussex Magician | Weddings | Parties | etc"
You then post relevant keyword rich blog entries.
You add picutres. And make sure the filenames of the pictures are your keywords. Not 210pxWANKYRAT.JPG but sussexmagicianentertainingatparty.jpg
Use alt tags.
Get back links
. These should be from relevant sites. DO NOT EVER PAY FOR BACK LINKS. Many seo companies will sell you this, don't do it.
And regularly update your sites with relevant 50-10 word posts.
And that really is about it.
Any questions, shoot.
PS Meta tags are given no weight anymore by google, I still see 100s of magic sites that think they do. And black text on a black background doesn't either.