Search Engine Optimization, or “SEO” for short, is the process of increasing a website’s value in the eyes of the search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, ASK.com, etc.) which will in turn improve a website’s rankings as a result of a search query.
The benefit of higher rankings typically results in increased traffic to a website, which will bring larger numbers of “conversions.” Those conversions may be email captures through new newsletter sign-ups, requests for quotes, donations to your cause, new appointments, phone calls to your company, or outright purchases of your products.
Once you know your best/most effective keywords, then you can begin to plan your on-page and off-page Search Engine Optimization, plus you’ll know the words that will be important for Navigation Links on your site, Category headings, sub-directories titles, image names and descriptions, and most importantly, the content you offer and display on your site. Those keywords will be additionally important as “anchor text” used in links both inside your site, and for links pointing back to your site.
Realize that Search Engine Optimization is a process, not a destination. The Internet is an ever-changing universe – just when you thought you had everything in place, along comes a new phenomenon (Facebook, Twitter, social media), new competitors enter your market, previous methods and techniques become outdated, and the search engines change the algorithms/rules. Because of that, it’s typical to review your SEO strategy/Internet Marketing campaign every six months to make sure you’re still in the game.
There are no “tricks” to SEO. Using the best ranking and placement techniques will allow you to beat your competition by placing higher in the search engines for your desired keywords and keyword phrases.
As an SEO company with offices in Nampa, Idaho, we offer a unique suite of SEO services to get your website on to Google’s first page.
We encourage you to give us a call to discuss what it might take to get your website ranking higher on the search engines. Call (818) 991-7135.
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