SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” search results on search engines. All major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo have primary search results, where web pages and other content such as videos or local listings are shown and ranked based on what the search engine considers most relevant to users. Payment isn’t involved, as it is with paid search ads. VIDEO: SEO Explained New to SEO? Start with this quick and easy to understand video about search engine optimization. It’ll quickly cover the basics: Search Engine Land worked with Common Craft to produce the video, and they have many more great explainer videos like this in the Common Craft video library, so check that out. More SEO Advice For Beginners Search Engine Land’s Guide To SEO As a companion to the table, Search Engine Land’s Guide … [Read more...] about What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization?
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Is typing in “SEO” the same as typing in “search engine optimization“? Not according to the data in AdWords. The queries in the search engine optimization data set are quite different than the data in the SEO data set. This was a bit of a surprise even to me. It turns out that there is much more variable traffic in the search engine optimization data by a 4-to-1 margin over an SEO search. Search engine optimization: 125 million monthly searches. SEO: 30 million monthly searches. The Search Engine Optimization group has 25 categories of behavior. The SEO group has three fewer search behavior categories. For example, there is no traffic for the advertising, business and search engines categories. So, what do these differences mean? I’ll start by comparing the search traffic head-to-head. For example, in this view you will notice that location-based searches are much more prominent in the SEO group, while product development queries are almost … [Read more...] about SEO vs. Search Engine Optimization Queries
Search engine optimization (SEO) is an effective and cost-efficient strategy, so long as you can get past the biggest obstacle to success: competition.Even if you work tirelessly to rank for a valuable keyword, one strong competitor is all it takes to knock you out of the top position and compromise what you've built. Big national companies, which have spent years establishing massive domain authorities and solid positions in their respective industries, are some of the fiercest competitors there are, but there are strategies small businesses can use to remain competitive.Top Strategies for SuccessThese are some of the most effective ways to remain competitive on a national scale, even with a limited budget:1. Highlight your brand's unique advantages.As Elorus notes, one of the best ways for small brands to remain competitive with bigger brands is to show off what makes them unique; for example, a small business may get the edge on a national competitor by showing off personalized … [Read more...] about 6 Strategies for Small Businesses to Outrank National Competition in Search Engines
The following series is pulled from a presentation I gave to a group of beauty bloggers hosted by L'Oreal in New York. Most of the presentation is geared toward how to make a blog more search engine and user-friendly, however I will expand many of the concepts here to include tips and strategies for sites selling products or services across all industries. Search Engine Friendly URLs When developing a website, you can save yourself a lot of problems down the road by planning ahead before moving full speed into the site development process. One of the first site architectural issues to consider is how your URLs will read. This is especially important for e-commerce websites that quite often have long complicated URLs. But having good URL structure is still no less important for static websites. Here are a few things you can do to give yourself search engine friendly URLs: Keep it short Just like your domain name, you want your URLs to be short. We're not talking three letter short, or … [Read more...] about SEO 101 – Part 6: Everything You Need to Know About Search Engine Friendly URLs & Broken Links
By Sean Understanding and meeting your target audience’s needs can considerably increase your site’s traffic and your overall conversion rate. Evidently, there are thousands – or even millions – looking for your website, even if you do not know it. It is your job to help them look for your site in an easier and more efficient manner, and the only way that you could help them is to learn SEO. Becoming an expert in this online field is actually easier than most people make it out to be, and you can save a lot of money by not having to hire an SEO service provider. Based on B2B marketing, every month, Google’s search engine goes through an average of 10.3 million searches. In the U.S., an estimate of 78% of the population uses the internet to search for products and services. Consequently, if your website is highly ranked in Google, you will notice an increase in revenue because of the increase of clicks that you receive. Similarly, people have short … [Read more...] about Advanced SEO Techniques to Improve Your Site Traffic