Understanding SEO <ul><li>SEO is more than following trending keywords on Google, it is building the keywords associated with your business to increase the natural ranking of your Web site to bring in the right people who want to purchase a product or service.
All businesses must determine their primary focus of their Web site.
If selling a niche product, the example used here is electronic cigarettes, the content and keywords utilized on the Web site must fall within that niche.
Keywords selected by one of my clients: e-cigarette, e-cig, eCigarette, eCig, electronic cigarette, smoking alternative </li></ul>
Long-term goal <ul><li>Determine the ultimate goal desired by increasing page-rank and creating organic, site-specific keywords.
For all businesses, having keywords that rank in the top 100 within 6 months is desirable.
Page rank increase based off where a Web site currently ranks. (To check your Web site page rank, visit http://www.prchecker.info ) For a Web site ranked 0/10 – 4/10, an increase of 1-5 page ranks is achievable within 6 months provided organic content is utilized.
The ultimate goal of all businesses is to increase sales. Through a comprehensive approach to SEO, organic leads are generated leading you to close the prospect. </li></ul>
Common Mistakes in SEO <ul><li>All content generated must be original. There is a great marketing team that is currently promoting article submitters and article generators. Google knows this! Google has evaluated those programs and factored in the common phrases into their algorithm and mark this content as spam.
Keyword density too high will result in Google pulling your Web site from their system. Google is quick to remove sites that have an overall keyword density greater than or equal to 6%. Google favors Web sites with a keyword density of 2-4 percent.
All content on your Web site must be honed in a 1-3% keyword density fashion. </li></ul>
Case Study – One Current Client <ul>Beginning Ranking 5/11 <li>E-cigarette - 796
Process to Results <ul>The process to results includes more than just blog posts and ensuring that keywords are included in the meta information of a Web site. The comprehensive package follows. <li>Blog Posts 365, all keyword specific and optimized with emphasis on products and services rendered.
300 SEO articles over 6 months submitted to top-20 article content sites with reviews of products and services, all keyword specific with links to their Web site and specific products.
Press releases created launching new product and services as needed. Releases created for Web release maintain SEO percentage and keywords. </li></ul>
Client Results <ul>In addition to seeing quantifiable changes in Google page rank and keyword ranking for this client, the number of customers they service in a growing niche market has doubled. <li>In May 2011 – The customer base of this client was only 250,000.
November 2011 – The customer base of this client grew to 500,000 purchases per month!
Noting the search engine traffic – beginning rate of 1%, now 25% and climbing. </li></ul>
Recommendation – Blog Posts <ul>A minimum of 3 posts/week is recommended. <li>Introductory rate: $35 per blog post
Included 300-500 words, based on your preferred keywords
Captivating royalty-free photo included from one of three Web sites - all meeting copyright standards
Link building within your own Web site, one link every 125-150 words as recommended by Google </li></ul>
Recommendation – Articles <ul>A minimum of two articles per month is recommended, though ideally two articles per week across content sites will suffice for beginning SEO practices. <li>Article Building: $50 per article
These articles will appear on outsourced Web sites with a Google Page Rank greater than or equal to a 5
Articles will be focused on reviews on services offered by yourself and your team.
Value of Articles <ul>What is the value of articles posted on other sites? Shouldn't I have content only on my Web site? <li>Google's algorithm factors approximately 60% of the content on your site, 30% on content linking to your site, and 10% on social media and other small blogs/sites referencing you and your business.
Because of how the algorithm functions, it is necessary to have content linking into your Web site – the main www address, services pages, and popular posts. </li></ul>
Service Recap <ul><li>Search Engine Optimized Blog Posts & Articles
All blog content generated can be delivered via email as a Microsoft Word Document or directly on your Web site with a log-in to your Wordpress theme (as a Ghost-written piece or credited.)
All article submissions will be delivered after submission via link. I maintain accounts on the top 50 article sites as well as have stable writers willing to publish in their niche's. </li></ul>
Questions? <ul>Please feel free to ask any questions you have regarding Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and content. </ul>