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Text Text David Ciccarelli Chief Executive Officer [email_address] Voices.com How to Achieve Top Search Engine Results
Text Text People use search engines to... <ul><li>Find websites, blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Find people </li></ul><ul><li>Fin...
Why Search? <ul><li>Search engines are the most powerful medium to reach customers because you meet them at their point of...
The Facts <ul><li>Search engines average 300-500 million searches per day. </li></ul><ul><li>95% of users don’t go beyond ...
Customer Acquisition Costs Search Engine Marketing is the most cost-effective way to acquire new customers.
Text Text Organic Search Engine Results
Search Engine Optimization <ul><li>Process of strategic placement of keywords and text on a website to enable optimum sear...
Today’s game plan <ul><li>Writing for search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Interacting with search engines </li></ul><ul><li>B...
Popular SEO Strategies <ul><li>On page optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Off page optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Both have eq...
It All Starts with Your Keywords <ul><li>Well-written content and carefully selected keywords are the keys of a balanced S...
Google Keyword Tool <ul><li>https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal </li></ul>
Keyword Research <ul><li>Start a spreadsheet to save all your keywords. </li></ul><ul><li>Organize keywords into groups by...
Content is King <ul><li>Having good, well-produced content on your website is a priority. </li></ul><ul><li>Content includ...
Ideas for Content <ul><li>The “How-To” Article </li></ul><ul><li>The Definition Article </li></ul><ul><li>Present a Theory...
Write Articles <ul><li>Write articles in a word processor or text editor. </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re not a writer, hire a...
Content Management <ul><li>Consider a content management system. </li></ul>
Optimizing Your Content Put keywords and phrases in some of the following places to increase the ranking of a web page in ...
Page Title and Description <ul><li>Title and Description become the snippet in Google. </li></ul><ul><li>Open the HTML fil...
Page Name Tips <ul><li>Short URLs are better </li></ul><ul><li>Use hyphens not underscores </li></ul><ul><li>If your pages...
The Result
Interacting with Search Engines In recent years, search engines have developed tools for website owners to submit content ...
Create a Sitemap <ul><li>Your HTML sitemap is designed for people </li></ul><ul><li>Your XML sitemap is designed for searc...
Google Webmaster Tools <ul><li>1. Add your website </li></ul><ul><li>2. Verify your website </li></ul><ul><li>3. Add your ...
Boost Your Results with Links <ul><li>Search engines see links as a vote of confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Pages on the top...
Different Types of Links <ul><li>Authority Links  - CNN, BBBonline.org, Industry Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Directory ...
Your Link Profile <ul><li>Link Popularity:  How many links point to your website? </li></ul><ul><li>Link Relevancy:  Are t...
Time for a Check Up <ul><li>To see how many pages are in Google, enter site:www.website.com </li></ul><ul><li>To see how m...
Google Webmaster Tools
Google Analytics
Tools from SEOmoz.org
Action Plan <ul><li>Research your keywords and start a spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Write new articles on subjects that p...
Text Text Thank You! David Ciccarelli Chief Executive Officer [email_address] Voices.com
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Voices.com CEO David Ciccarelli will share some of the strategies for branding, search engine optimization and paid search marketing that helped him build Voices.com into the most visited industry website on the Internet.

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  1. 1. Text Text David Ciccarelli Chief Executive Officer [email_address] Voices.com How to Achieve Top Search Engine Results
  2. 2. Text Text People use search engines to... <ul><li>Find websites, blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Find people </li></ul><ul><li>Find locations </li></ul><ul><li>Find images </li></ul><ul><li>Find videos </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Search? <ul><li>Search engines are the most powerful medium to reach customers because you meet them at their point of need. </li></ul><ul><li>90% of online Web sessions begin with a search. </li></ul><ul><li>81% of users find web sites they were looking for through search engines. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Facts <ul><li>Search engines average 300-500 million searches per day. </li></ul><ul><li>95% of users don’t go beyond the first 3 pages of search results before they try another keyword. </li></ul><ul><li>30% of users believe companies found in the top search results are a major brand in their product or service category. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Customer Acquisition Costs Search Engine Marketing is the most cost-effective way to acquire new customers.
  6. 6. Text Text Organic Search Engine Results
  7. 7. Search Engine Optimization <ul><li>Process of strategic placement of keywords and text on a website to enable optimum search engine rankings. </li></ul><ul><li>Key to any successful Internet Marketing Strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easier than it sounds. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Today’s game plan <ul><li>Writing for search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Interacting with search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Boosting your results with links </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring your results </li></ul>
  9. 9. Popular SEO Strategies <ul><li>On page optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Off page optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Both have equal importance </li></ul>
  10. 10. It All Starts with Your Keywords <ul><li>Well-written content and carefully selected keywords are the keys of a balanced SEO strategy. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Google Keyword Tool <ul><li>https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal </li></ul>
  12. 12. Keyword Research <ul><li>Start a spreadsheet to save all your keywords. </li></ul><ul><li>Organize keywords into groups by topic or subject matter. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Content is King <ul><li>Having good, well-produced content on your website is a priority. </li></ul><ul><li>Content includes audio, video, text and images. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Ideas for Content <ul><li>The “How-To” Article </li></ul><ul><li>The Definition Article </li></ul><ul><li>Present a Theory or Argument </li></ul><ul><li>Create a resource like a free report or whitepaper </li></ul><ul><li>List Article (5 Tips for... Top 10... The Best... The Worst...) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Write Articles <ul><li>Write articles in a word processor or text editor. </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re not a writer, hire a pro on Elance or Guru.com </li></ul><ul><li>Your webmaster will create HTML pages for you. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Content Management <ul><li>Consider a content management system. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Optimizing Your Content Put keywords and phrases in some of the following places to increase the ranking of a web page in the search engine results. <ul><li>Page Title </li></ul><ul><li>Page Description </li></ul><ul><li>In H1, H2, H3 tags </li></ul><ul><li>In the body or your article or pages </li></ul><ul><li>Page File Name ( your-very-important-page.html ) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Page Title and Description <ul><li>Title and Description become the snippet in Google. </li></ul><ul><li>Open the HTML file and edit your Meta tags. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Page Name Tips <ul><li>Short URLs are better </li></ul><ul><li>Use hyphens not underscores </li></ul><ul><li>If your pages are already in Google, don’t change anything. </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Result
  21. 21. Interacting with Search Engines In recent years, search engines have developed tools for website owners to submit content directly to them. <ul><li>Google Webmaster Tools </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Site Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>MSN Webmaster Central </li></ul><ul><li>http://webmaster.live.com </li></ul>
  22. 22. Create a Sitemap <ul><li>Your HTML sitemap is designed for people </li></ul><ul><li>Your XML sitemap is designed for search engines </li></ul>
  23. 23. Google Webmaster Tools <ul><li>1. Add your website </li></ul><ul><li>2. Verify your website </li></ul><ul><li>3. Add your XML sitemap </li></ul>
  24. 24. Boost Your Results with Links <ul><li>Search engines see links as a vote of confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Pages on the top of results typically have more links. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on quality not quantity. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Different Types of Links <ul><li>Authority Links - CNN, BBBonline.org, Industry Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Directory Links - Yahoo! Directory, BOTW.org </li></ul><ul><li>Press Release Links - PRWeb.com, PR.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Links - Articles written about you, comment links </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Profile Links - Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocal Links - Link exchanges from related websites </li></ul>
  26. 26. Your Link Profile <ul><li>Link Popularity: How many links point to your website? </li></ul><ul><li>Link Relevancy: Are the links of a high quality, from websites in the same industry or from authority websites? </li></ul><ul><li>Anchor Text: The active text used to enable the link to your website. Does is say your business name or keyword? </li></ul>
  27. 27. Time for a Check Up <ul><li>To see how many pages are in Google, enter site:www.website.com </li></ul><ul><li>To see how many links Yahoo! is counting, enter link:www.yourdomain.com </li></ul>
  28. 28. Google Webmaster Tools
  29. 29. Google Analytics
  30. 30. Tools from SEOmoz.org
  31. 31. Action Plan <ul><li>Research your keywords and start a spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Write new articles on subjects that people search for </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize your content by focusing on page titles and descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Get links from blogs, press releases and other websites </li></ul><ul><li>Track your success with Google Webmaster Central and Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Discover areas for improvement at SEOmoz.org </li></ul>
  32. 32. Text Text Thank You! David Ciccarelli Chief Executive Officer [email_address] Voices.com
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