Yes you can get some useful tips from a forum too. Some days ago answering questions in a forum, I found a great thread with some really useful tips. Its about tips given by the Google Guy(MATT CUTTS) in different forums to bloggers and webmasters. He gave some simple yet highly effective tips to get some good ranking in Google. Google is always changing its opinions but some things will always remain the same.These are the recommendation that has been given by Google Guy(MATT CUTTS) on several occasions.
ADD CONTENT Add, add, add.
Google loves it, and your visitors will love it.
Assure it is quality content though. You are looking for quality over quantity here.
Sure, you can turn out 5 mediocre articles in the time it takes to write one excellent article.
However, once that excellent article is on your site, people will bookmark your page and recommend you to friends and online contacts.
KEEP YOUR PAGES SMALL Aim for between 5K and 10K.
Many of your visitors will still be using dial-up connections.
Don't alienate these visitors by building pages that load slowly.
USE KEYWORD IN FOLLOWING WAY Once in the title, once in the description tag, once in the heading, once in the url, once in bold, once in italic and once high on the page.
Don't aim for misspelled keywords.
The search engines are getting smarter and now often correct spelling mistakes as people search for them.
CREATE LINKS FORM ONE PAGE TO OTHER PAGE OF YOUR WEBSITE = INTERNAL LINKING In this way, you even-out the entire Page Rank of your website, as opposed to having one page which ranks very highly and other pages which don't.
So, for example, if when writing one article, you mention a point which is covered in more detail in another article, link to that article.
Use the keyword for the other article in the link.
If you are using your website to promote your off-line business, don't just put up an online flyer.
Provide your visitors with information that they can use, not just information about you and your company.
Unless they are specifically looking for information about you, they will click away from your site.
So conclusively, after reading the above material we can drive the following formula for good ranking in Google SERP's. Good Content + Good Links = Good SERP's