In my article: the importance of web site structure for an SEO optimized web site you can read about the essential components of an optimised web site. Which pages should not be missing from your web site, what is a high quality site and why the navigation and URL structure is vital for good SEO? … [Read more...] about What Is Search Engine Optimization And Why Is It Important
Why search engine optimization
Your search engine optimization company can also find out from you which areas of your services or which products haven't gotten enough attention, and can focus on those. Your strategy of marketing on the Internet could then bring in fresh leads for those areas. For example, you may have a line of business that is underperforming, and it has been made known by the powers-that-be that this lagging area needs improvement. Your search engine optimization company should be aware of this issue, because it can allocate a sizable number of keyphrases to this underperforming sector. If you don't give your SEO firm this information, whether it asks or you volunteer, your keyphrases may be allocated equally, and you will lose the chance for this boost. … [Read more...] about What Every Search Engine Optimization Company Should Know about Keyphrase Choice
While there's nothing inherently wrong with pursuing search engine optimization exclusively, it can take awhile to achieve rankings for competitive, profitable keyphrases, and there's simply no way for your search engine marketing company to accurately predict (as they probably can with some degree of accuracy with PPC advertising) exactly what the initial results will be, and precisely when they will appear. However, for companies which do not have an immediate sense of urgency in their online marketing initiatives and who for whatever reason do not want to pursue PPC, organic SEO still offers a great, albeit slightly delayed, return on investment. … [Read more...] about Search Engine Optimization and Paid Search: What Should Your Philosophy Be?
Again, it's not a choice between optimizing your site and not optimizing it. It's a choice in how you spend your time. If you only think with an optimization perspective, you're likely to miss the ways you can be helpful to your customer that don't fit neatly into search optimization. Home Depot has posted hundreds of how-to videos on their Web site and YouTube, knowing that by answering customer questions that they'll increase sales. Does this tactic help their search rankings? Yes, but that probably was not the primary motivator. … [Read more...] about Search Engine Optimization vs. Customer Connection
For the purpose of this article, I'm ignoring the multitudes of companies that decide to dump the job on somebody already in their organization (usually an IT person who already has too much to do) rather than hiring a search engine optimization company. It has been my experience that while some of these people eventually provide decent results, they are the exception. More often than not, the project never leaves the ground, or the effort is halfhearted at best. In a worst case scenario, your internal person may embrace tactics that no expert search engine optimization company would ever use because they can put your site at risk of penalization or outright removal from the engine indexes. … [Read more...] about Using a Search Engine Optimization Company vs. Hiring an In-House Expert: The True Dollar Cost