Search Engine
Optimisation
   (SEO)
 A simple introduction
What is SEO?
It is the way of writing online to ensure your website comes as
high as possible in Google (or any other sear...
SEO Benefits
It means when people are actively looking for you or something
relevant to your company you will appear in th...
SEO isn’t magic or voodoo…


Customers are searching,

 Pain relief?

        SEO directs them…


 • SEO is visibility for...
3 Keys to successful SEO
Let’s look at each area in turn
Can                                      see

                                                …your website?



Flash site...
3 Keys to successful SEO
Google’s spiders crawl the web looking
for new content
Regular refreshed content improves page rank
3 Keys of SEO
Links connect one website
                        to another
Inbound and outbound links improve page rank
Search Engines read keywords



         You see…




           sees…
Search Engines read keywords


Behind the words and pictures Google reads the tags and copy.

You can see from the example...
How does Google work out who comes
where in the natural search listings?


           4/10




Google grades your web page...
How do I get a higher ranking?

Create Content
•   Demonstrate expertise
•   Solve buyer problems
•   Generate yourself
• ...
Essential tips and tricks:
Use keyword-rich anchor text, these are read by Google so make
them relevant and work for you

...
Essential tips and tricks:

• Create fresh, original content - regularly

• Easy to navigate and treat every page as a lan...
Create ownable
          search terms
Rather than buying or creating generic search terms,
create urls that are specific t...
What is Search Engine Marketing?


It is the process of paying to be listed on certain search terms (as
opposed to natural...
What is Search Engine Marketing?




                  Paying to
                  be here
Keyword searches
Anyone can bid or buy specific keywords – these appear in a
separate area on the results screen
Where do people click?



                 SEM 20%

                           SEM
             SEO 70%         10%
FIN
Who am I?
Becky McOwen-Wilson
Creative Director
Geronimo
www.geronimo.co.uk
@BeckyMcB




With thanks to
Eaon Pritchard
He...
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What it means, what can you do to help your website. What's SEM and how does it work (the basics!)

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  1. 1. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) A simple introduction
  2. 2. What is SEO? It is the way of writing online to ensure your website comes as high as possible in Google (or any other search engine) rankings. Your Website Here
  3. 3. SEO Benefits It means when people are actively looking for you or something relevant to your company you will appear in their results • Targeted/Contextual • Pull advertising • On 24/7 • Indefinite shelf life • Time is the only cost • Active customers • Nimble
  4. 4. SEO isn’t magic or voodoo… Customers are searching, Pain relief? SEO directs them… • SEO is visibility for your website through a few simple, disciplined practices…..
  5. 5. 3 Keys to successful SEO
  6. 6. Let’s look at each area in turn
  7. 7. Can see …your website? Flash sites are not ‘visible’ to Google – websites need to be built with searchable content in mind from the start. If they are beautiful but not searchable there is a much less chance of new people finding you.
  8. 8. 3 Keys to successful SEO
  9. 9. Google’s spiders crawl the web looking for new content Regular refreshed content improves page rank
  10. 10. 3 Keys of SEO
  11. 11. Links connect one website to another Inbound and outbound links improve page rank
  12. 12. Search Engines read keywords You see… sees…
  13. 13. Search Engines read keywords Behind the words and pictures Google reads the tags and copy. You can see from the example before, CNN uses it’s brand site (CNN.com) as high currency ensuring that anyone who searches for CNN would be served the correct page. Again the example shows that ‘news’ is the next most valued word for CNN being used 11 times in the copy shown above – and not just as a single word but covering off variants and so a multiple of news searches – breaking news. Video news, U.S. news, world news etc etc
  14. 14. How does Google work out who comes where in the natural search listings? 4/10 Google grades your web pages and displays them in grade order • “Page” – not website • “Rank” – not score • Higher Rank beats quantity and brings you higher in the search results list
  15. 15. How do I get a higher ranking? Create Content • Demonstrate expertise • Solve buyer problems • Generate yourself • Targeted Then turn your content • Syndicate Material into Links • Be relevant • The lifeblood of SEO • Keywords • Links “vouch” for your website • Quality over quantity • Increase Pagerank • Drives traffic
  16. 16. Essential tips and tricks: Use keyword-rich anchor text, these are read by Google so make them relevant and work for you Incorrect: • Would you like to buy a pain reliever? Click Here Correct: • Would you like to buy pain reliever?
  17. 17. Essential tips and tricks: • Create fresh, original content - regularly • Easy to navigate and treat every page as a landing page • Make it easy for people to find everything from everywhere (not only one path through the site) • Find other where people are discussing your product/service and join the conversation. Comment, discuss, question – get involved
  18. 18. Create ownable search terms Rather than buying or creating generic search terms, create urls that are specific to you and your product. Gives a much higher probability that someone searching would have your name and site right at the top of their results
  19. 19. What is Search Engine Marketing? It is the process of paying to be listed on certain search terms (as opposed to natural search which is what we were discussing before). This can either happen as keywords payment or through sponsored links. Sponsored links appear at the top of the search results pages in the tinted area above natural search results. Keywords are displayed to the right of the results page (we will cover this later in the presentation)
  20. 20. What is Search Engine Marketing? Paying to be here
  21. 21. Keyword searches Anyone can bid or buy specific keywords – these appear in a separate area on the results screen
  22. 22. Where do people click? SEM 20% SEM SEO 70% 10%
  23. 23. FIN
  24. 24. Who am I? Becky McOwen-Wilson Creative Director Geronimo www.geronimo.co.uk @BeckyMcB With thanks to Eaon Pritchard Head of Digital Geronimo

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