Masters of MarketingBasics of Search Engine Optimization
What is Search Engine Optimization?    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of optimizing a website    so that ...
Why Search Engine Optimization?    72% of customers search for insurance online, and 38.8 million quotes    were submitted...
On-site OptimizationThis is development of your own website:•    Meta tags (title, description, keyword* tags)•    Homepag...
How to Choose Keywords   Ideally 3 – 4 words in a phrase   Must not be too broad or too specific   Includes the word in...
Off-site Optimization•   This involves a link-building strategy where a large number of links from    high quality website...
Search Engines   What are the three main search engines?                       5%          Market Share               14%...
How to Rank Highly•   Pay attention to both components of SEO, on-site and off-site    optimization.•   Be wary of SEO com...
How to Rank Highly (cont.)    1.    Research and decided on keywords.    2.    Add those keywords to your website.    3.  ...
Tools to Help with SEOGoogle AnalyticsGoogle Webmaster ToolsGoogle AdwordsGoogle ToolbarBing Webmaster ToolsSEOBook Toolba...
BenchmarkingTrack your website leads and SEO campaign.Test keywords.               •
In ConclusionSEO takes time and effort, but with consistency and reasonable     expectations, a high rate of return can be...
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  1. 1. Masters of MarketingBasics of Search Engine Optimization
  2. 2. What is Search Engine Optimization? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of optimizing a website so that search engines can find and rank that website for a particular set of keyword phrases. This process is comprised of two main components: • On-site optimization • Off-site optimization
  3. 3. Why Search Engine Optimization? 72% of customers search for insurance online, and 38.8 million quotes were submitted online in 2009. 95% search engine traffic comes from the first page of results. 32% of users click through on the second page of results. 7% of users click through on page three. 57% of Internet users search the web every day. 46% of daily searches are for info on products or services. 20% of monthly Google searches are for local businesses. 70% of the links search users click on are organic –not paid.
  4. 4. On-site OptimizationThis is development of your own website:• Meta tags (title, description, keyword* tags)• Homepage elements (H1 header tags, bolded keywords, keyword density)• Website structure (robots.txt file, XML sitemap, customized URLs)• Fresh Content
  5. 5. How to Choose Keywords Ideally 3 – 4 words in a phrase Must not be too broad or too specific Includes the word insurance Includes a geo-target Consider your competition
  6. 6. Off-site Optimization• This involves a link-building strategy where a large number of links from high quality websites links back to the agent’s website.• Also known as inbound links, inlinks or backlinks.• Get them from business listings, social networking sites and blogs.Warning• Be wary of paid links, directories, link farms. Google will ban your website if you participate in these.
  7. 7. Search Engines What are the three main search engines? 5% Market Share 14% Google 15% Bing 66% Yahoo Other Source: ComScore, February 2012
  8. 8. How to Rank Highly• Pay attention to both components of SEO, on-site and off-site optimization.• Be wary of SEO companies promising the #1 position in Google, because they might be using Black Hat techniques.
  9. 9. How to Rank Highly (cont.) 1. Research and decided on keywords. 2. Add those keywords to your website. 3. Build backlinks. 4. Content is King. 5. Consistency is Key. 6. Set realistic expectations.•
  10. 10. Tools to Help with SEOGoogle AnalyticsGoogle Webmaster ToolsGoogle AdwordsGoogle ToolbarBing Webmaster ToolsSEOBook Toolbar •
  11. 11. BenchmarkingTrack your website leads and SEO campaign.Test keywords. •
  12. 12. In ConclusionSEO takes time and effort, but with consistency and reasonable expectations, a high rate of return can be achieved.Get more SEO tips at our blog http://iwbseotips.blogspot.com Thank You Darmini Kara dkara@getitc.com www.GetITC.com
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