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How to get the most out of your website to be sure people are finding you in Search Engines. Basic website optimization and planning a successful SEO campaign.

How to get the most out of your website to be sure people are finding you in Search Engines. Basic website optimization and planning a successful SEO campaign.

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  • Site: http://www.schipul.com Blog: http://www.thesemblog.com
  • Spiders crawl sites looking for links and text, then explore the links in the same fashion. All the info is stored in an index for easier retrieval. A search algorithm then ranks sites based on specific information and page relevance. Site: http://www.schipul.com Blog: http://www.thesemblog.com
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  • This slide shows the difference in search engines when using the same term And that they are ALL not alike and have different algorithms for retrieving and ranking SERPs Now you know why search engines give different results, algorithms
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  • This slide shows how a specific search engine, this one Google, uses its algorithm to gauge the importance of a web sites content based on a specific query Just by switching the order of the terms you get different results, shows the algorithms at work
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  • Be specific Do your research for search Google analytics (or other options exist too) Match your research to your content See 4 Get your name out there Explore your online community – your niche duh Site: http://www.schipul.com Blog: http://www.thesemblog.com
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Intro to Search Engine Optimization - Association of Proposal Management Professionals Intro to Search Engine Optimization - Association of Proposal Management Professionals Presentation Transcript

  • Caitlin Kaluza Search Engine Marketing Manager Schipul – The Web Marketing Company Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/fontfont/4243500031/
    • Search Engine Basics
    • SEO in the Real World
    • Measuring Your Success
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  • http://bruceclay.com/serc.htm
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    • Claim & verify your listing
    • Fill out the entire profile
    • Ask for reviews
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  • http://bruceclay.com/seo-hierarchy-of-needs.htm
    • Readable Text
    • Fresh, unique content
    • Good site architecture
    • Unique meta info
    • Relevant inbound links
    Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/wscullin/3770015991
  • Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/tryburn/3625848985
    • Research Your Target Market
    • Select 3 prioritized optimization terms
    • Set up Hosted Tracking Solution (i.e. Google Analytics)
    • Optimize the home page & site map
    • Optimize inner pages
    • Submit site to search engines and directories
    • Research link back opportunities
    • ADD FRESH CONTENT!
    Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/lastquest/1472794031
  • www.austin-weston.com
    • Brainstorm:
      • How will your target market search for you?
        • Cosmetic surgeon, plastic surgeon, tummy tuck, before & after pictures…
      • Are you targeting a geographic area?
        • Virginia cosmetic surgeon, Reston Cosmetic Surgery
  • Free: adwords.google.com/select/ KeywordToolExternal Paid: www.wordtracker.com
    • Austin-Weston’s 3 prioritized terms:
      • Virginia plastic surgeon (ery)
      • Cosmetic surgery Virginia
      • Virginia cosmetic surgery
  • google.com/analytics
  • Find ways to incorporate your keywords, including title & meta tags
  • schipul.com/sem-tools
  • Not everyone gets this (ie: www.target.com )
  • Unique text and meta information for every page. Yes, EVERY PAGE.
  • Suggested search engines: Google http://www.google.com/addurl/ Yahoo http://search.yahoo.com/info/submit.html MSN http://submitit.bcentral.com/msnsubmit.htm Suggested directories: www.dmoz.org (open directory) Yahoo Directory ($299/year) Google Local & Yahoo Local SubmitIt (BCentral) – MSN paid submission service Other local & relevant directories
    • New content ideas
      • Press releases
      • Articles
      • Events
      • News updates
      • Photo galleries
      • Interviews
      • Videos
      • Blogs
      • Podcasts
      • Whatever
    Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/calliope/147056989
    • Visits
      • Visits from Search
      • Non-branded keywords (keywords that don’t include your brand name)
    • Conversions
      • Online contact forms
      • Is the phone ringing?
    • Google Places
    • Panda Update
    • Social Signals
    • What’s next?
    Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/notic/85536056
    • Content is king
      • Optimize Current Content
      • Write new content – be creative!
    • Links are powerful – be generous
    • Watch and tweak
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  • Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/sometimes_sam/3650280087
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  • Phone: (281) 497.6567 x 518 Email: [email_address] Web Site: www.schipul.com Blog: www.thesemblog.com Caitlin Kaluza Search Engine Marketing Manager Schipul – The Web Marketing Company