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Looking for ways to optimize large sites? Million of pages, where to start. This presentation is designed to meet the specific challenges of large-enterprise organizations including SEO tactics ...

Looking for ways to optimize large sites? Million of pages, where to start. This presentation is designed to meet the specific challenges of large-enterprise organizations including SEO tactics specific to large sites (sites with thousands, if not millions, of pages); the challenges of educating key stakeholders, including budgeting issues; and implementation hurdles common to large organizations, such as CMS issues and IT team challenges.

I will cover the SEO Process optimizing enterprise clients or in-house sites. I will go over some of the main tools every SEO needs and the 17 skills and tactics needed to succeed at optimizing mega million page sites.

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  • New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesnyEnterprise-Level SEO Tactics John Shehata @JShehata 2013
  • New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny@JShehata | John Shehata
  • SEO Roadmap New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny Quick Big Report & Discover Inform Support Wins Wins Analyze@JShehata | John Shehata
  • SEO Roadmap New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny Quick Big Report & Discover Inform Support Wins Wins Analyze• Discover – What are the main objectives of the site (sales, Pageviews, etc.) – Know the Team (Design, IT, Legal, Editorial, Marketing, PM, Technology, Analytics) – SWOT Analysis / Challenges and Opportunities – Extensive Site Audit (GWT, Screaming Frog, Crawl Errors, etc.) – Competitive Analysis (SEO, Social Media, Links, Rankings, etc.) – Understand The PM Process / Editorial Workflow – Understand Technology & Code – Build Targeted KWs lists (KW research, Analytics, etc.) – Build Baseline Reports (Setup – Analytics Team) – Define your SEO Metrics (Visits, SEO Visits, etc.) – Identify Conversion Points (Signups, sales, etc.) @JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny• Understand your Weaknesses and Strengths – Media Sites – Lots of content – Videos VS. Text? – Lots of Links – No Sales – Ecommerce – Lots of Products – Same Product Description across multiple sites – Little Unique Content – Duplicate content@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny• Issues – Content Overlap – Inefficient Crawling (Millions of Pages) – Too much content to optimize – One man department – Tech/Dev/Company has other priorities – Duplicate Content On Site/Off Site – Etc..@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny• Questions to ask (before you start): – SEO Budget – Resources – Legal – Tools – Usability – Previous SEO?@JShehata | John Shehata
  • SEO Roadmap New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny Quick Big Report & Discover Inform Support Wins Wins Analyze• Inform “Develop Institutional Knowledge” – Training (SEO 101, Tech/Dev Training, PM/Product Training) – Executive Training: C-level executive buy-in is a must (It is not Voodoo Magic!) – Best Practices Guides (BPG) / One Sheet Checklist – SEO/SMO Blog/Wiki – Search Monthly Newsletter – Answering emails – SEO Compliance Test – Customize your training material @JShehata | John Shehata
  • On-Page Optimization (Content) On-Page Internal Content Freshness Content Frequency Links Content Authority Content Relevancy Content UniquenessPage Title Tag URL Headline H1 Header Social Media Meta Data Image/Video Optimization Content Internal Links Code @Jshehata | John Shehata 9
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny• Project Management Process Integration – SEO is not an afterthought (It starts before development) – Understand The Process – Kick Offs / Traffic Sources Expectations – Requirement gathering – IT / Development – Design Comps – Content / Internal Links – Do your own QA – Reports – Check Changes to the site [changedetection.com]@JShehata | John Shehata
  • SEO Roadmap New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny Quick Big Report & Discover Inform Support Wins Wins Analyze• Quick Wins “Low Hanging Fruit: Low Effort, Big Wins” – Site Level Optimization – Page Level Optimization – Duplicate Content – Money Terms – 302/301 Redirects – Top 10 Paid Keywords - PPC – Robots.txt fixes – Top Keywords – Canonical Tags – 2nd Page Rankings – Crawl Errors, Error Pages – Top Exit Pages (Bounce rate) – Link Building (partners, affiliates, widgets, etc.) – Template Level Optimization – On Page Optimization (layout, Heading Tags, etc.) – Page Titles, Meta Description, SEO Tags – Inline Linking / Deep Linking – Pagination @JShehata | John Shehata
  • SEO Roadmap New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny Quick Big Report & Discover Inform Support Wins Wins Analyze• Big Wins “Big Projects” – Rich Media Optimization: Videos, Photo Galleries, Etc. – Mobile SEO – Content Verticals Optimization (entertainment, tech, etc.) – Universal SERP Optimization (News, Videos, Shopping, Local, Google+, etc.) – Rich Snippets – Link Building Campaigns – Crawl Efficiency / Duplicate Content / URL Architecture – Syndication – Social Media @JShehata | John Shehata
  • SEO Roadmap New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny Quick Big Report & Discover Inform Support Wins Wins Analyze• Support – Support ongoing and new projects – SEO Recos to seasonal content – Provide SEO Recos to Breaking/Trending News – SEO Recos to all new design and tech projects @JShehata | John Shehata
  • SEO Roadmap New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny Quick Big Report & Discover Inform Support Wins Wins Analyze• Reports & Analysis “Tell A Story” – Executive Summary is a Must – Daily/Monthly Reports – Author/Content/Product/Vertical Reports – Social Media Reports – Project Reports – Promote your work – Track traffic changes for all work done @JShehata | John Shehata
  • SEO Roadmap New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny Quick Big Report & Discover Inform Support Wins Wins AnalyzeCompany Goals Training Low Effort, Big Wins Big Projects List Support ongoing Daily Reports SEO 101 Training and new projectsTeam/Departments SMO 101 Training On Page Videos / Photos Monthly ReportsSEO Challenges & Tech/Dev Training Optimization SEO Recos toOpportunities PM/Product Training Mobile seasonal content Author Reports Executive Training Page Titles, MetaStrengths & Tags Content Vertical Provide SEO Recos Category/ProductWeaknesses Best Practices Optimization to Breaking News ReportsWorkflow/Process Guides (BPG) HP / Section Pages Universal SERPs Social Media ReportsAnalytics/Baseline SEO/SMO Blog/Wiki 302/301 Redirectsreports Rich Snippets Project Reports Search/Social Media Robots.txt fixesresearching / infogathering Monthly Newsletter Link Building Error PagesTechnology, Code Answering emails Crawl Efficiency Meta Tags / SocialContent, Links, Social SEO/SMO Tags Optimization Social MediaMedia Compliance TestBuilding Targeted Rich Snippets SyndicationKeyword lists Content Strategy Duplicate ContentCrawl ErrorsComp. Analysis Canonical TagsPM Process@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Tools & Resources New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny• Excel• SEOmoz• SEObook• Screaming Frog• Google/Bing Webmaster Tools• Advanced Web Rankings• Google Analytics / Omniture• Raven Tools@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Consolidate & Segment New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesnyGWT (Search Queries) + Google KWs + GA Traffic + RankingsScreaming Frog + SEOmoz Top Pages + SEOmoz Crawl Test +GWT Errors@JShehata | John Shehata
  • New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny 17 Tactics that help you succeed at Enterprise SEO@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny• Develop Technical & Excel Skills@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesnySELL Your ProjectsAlign your Goalswith the Company’s Goalsi.e. Align your Projectswith the Company’s ProjectsFind a project sponsor@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesnyShow Value@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny• Big Projects – Small Projects Justifies Big Projects – Divide Big Projects into smaller tasks – Find projects that can include these tasks – Focus on quick wins@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny• Your Platform is not just desktop! – Mobile is a must – App/Tablet Optimization – YouTube +94%@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesnyTech/Dev Teams• Great ally or the worst hurdle• Push Back when appropriate• Your strategy is Dead-On-Arrival without technical resources.@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny Build Relationships Communicate in Person, Emails are not enough@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesnyStop Long EmailsTell A Story / Promote your success / Use Numbers@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesnyTask, Reports, Meetings, etc.Stop whateverdoesn’t provideVALUE@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny Choose your Battles Wisely Prioritize / Ask your manager to prioritize your work@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny• Find Hidden resources – Sister companies – Cross promotions, – links – Talents in other departments@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny• Center of Excellence [COE] – SEO Ambassadors (across sites, global, editorial, IT, etc.) – Highlight the Champ – Badges / Compliance Certificate – Train the trainer@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny We are consultants; we provide recommendations to other teams to implement!!@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny• Develop A Content Marketing Strategy – Editorial calendar – Evergreen content – Product Reviews – Best/Worst Lists – Trending topics – National vs. Local Content@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesnyWorking with others• Make others great! Focus on making the other people successful, and you’ll earn their trust.• Make your emphasis how SEO will make them successful.• Make a big deal of giving public acknowledgement of their vital contribution.• Respect the hard work these folks have to do that has nothing to do with your SEO needs@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesnyLess Is More SEO• Focused recommendations• Focused emails• Focused reports• etc.@JShehata | John Shehata
  • Maximize Enterprise SEO New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesnyBe a Good Person – Approachable – Available – Share Knowledge – Train and Train Again – Invest in People, Develop Skills – Optimize for Users not SE SEO@JShehata | John Shehata
  • New York | March 19–23, 2012 | #sesny Thanks John Shehata @JShehata@JShehata | John Shehata