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Webinar Agenda• Google’s Changing Landscape: • Changes • Factors for Ranking• Onsite vs. Offsite Content Strategy: • Searcher’s view compared to Google’s• Linking Building and Social Media• Tracking and Measuring SEO Results• Questions and Answers MoreVisibility 2012 3 www.MoreVisibility.com
Not to be confused with “Google+”Google +1 Button• “Liking” a search result / website• Displayed when users are signed in to a Google profile or account• Visible on Paid (SEM) & Organic (SEO) results• Factored into algorithm ?? MoreVisibility 2012 www.MoreVisibility.com
Present Day… Google + (Google Maps for Local)• Local results – Can “read” preferences from profile• Zagat 30 point rating scale• Will show “friends” ratings and comments when logged in
Tips for Keyword Targeting• Conduct Keyword Research: – Don’t just focus on the numbers … focus on relevancy (driving qualified visitors).• Incorporate each keyword-page match in the following places: – Url (judiciously) – Title and Description Tags – Internal and External Links Leading to the Page – H1 Tag – Body Content on the Page MoreVisibility 2012 16 www.MoreVisibility.com
On-Page Content Optimization ExampleThematic,keyword-rich title Social MediaKeyword-rich tags Use of Use of Alt Tag keyword thru-out copy Imagery Bullet list – great for readers and search engines 19
Links That “Count”• Likely to drive traffic / awareness ~ “Focus on Free”.• Can pass “link juice” from a highly regarded, relevantsource. • .gov & .edu have higher relevancy • .info & .net have lower relevancy• Based on natural synergy.• Keyword-rich anchor text (hyperlink) not “click here” or“learn more” (this matters on your site, as well on others).• Diversity of sources and destination pages. Keep in Mind: 24 Links can come from your content and from others’.
Links: Quality Means More Than Quantity• Quality and relevance are key. Not quantity.• Follow ethical, best practices and Google’s guidelines.• Build over time, natural progression.• Avoid paid link building for SEO purposes. MoreVisibility 2012 25 www.MoreVisibility.com
Social Media & Multimedia• Canrank independent of website content; can link towebsite content to help it rank.• New and noteworthy … status updates:Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.• Be where your audience is.• Create relationships directly withcustomers and prospects.• Broaden your overall content saturation.• Don’t sacrifice quality for quantity.
Facebook Insights • Review individual post impressions and feedback • Fan growth and demographics • Tab Views • External referrers to page • Monthly active users • The ability to export data from the dashboard using the Export button MoreVisibility 2012 30 www.MoreVisibility.com
All About Google+• Google’s social media platform / Facebook’s competition.• Promotes “Real-Life Sharing” on the web.• Features include Circles, Hangouts, Games and Search.• A Google account/ profile is required to use Google+ for a business.• Referred to as G+, Google+ and Google Plus.
Tips for Ranking in Universal Results1. Create branded profiles in the major Social Channels and keep them updated.2. YouTube is essential for video-related search results.3. For Image Search use keyword-rich file names and alt attribute tags for every search-worthy image on your website and publish those images offsite on Flickr, Google+, Facebook Photos, etc.4. News Search. Distribute optimized press releases. Publish news on your website.5. Real-Time Search. Create keyword-rich Tweets. 38
Tracking & Measuring SEO Results1. Analytics Data2. Webmaster Tools (Google and Bing provide) What are your goals? – Leads – Sales ($) – Viewing Key Pages – Interacting with Content (whitepaper, demo, etc.) – Internal Search Results Pages (use of search function) – Clicks on “Partner” Links – Time on Site – Something else?
Rankings Are Only the First Step Search Queries Report 41
Ranking Only Matters If It Drives Converting Traffic 42
Count Conversions, Not Volume: Organic Traffic Goal Conversion by KW & Engine MoreVisibility 2012 43 www.MoreVisibility.com
Summary• Search is always in flux – optimize for people notsearch engines (actions of site visitors mean more than“bragging” rights).• Develop a cohesive strategy for well-optimized,keyword-rich, useful, and fresh on- and offsite content.• Utilize strong content to help spread awareness of yourbrand (“surround sound”) and build valuable inboundlinks and proliferate your brand’s message.• Measure results by actions not arbitrary goals. MoreVisibility 2012 46 www.MoreVisibility.com
Questions and AnswersOFFER: Complimentary SEO Site CritiqueOFFER www.MoreVisibility.com/mengwww.facebook.com/morevisibility www.youtube.com/morevisibilitywww.twitter.com/morevisibility www.linkedin/companies/morevisibility MoreVisibility 2012 47 www.MoreVisibility.com