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  • 1. Search Engine Optimization
    How to Rank Your Site #1 on Google
  • 2. Let Me Answer Some of Your Questions
    What the Heck Happened to Your Leg?
    I broke it playing rugby on Sunday
    What’s Wrong With You? Why Aren’t You at Home Resting Instead of Here Teaching a Seminar?
    Not sure. I need to research the answer and get back to you on this one.
  • 3. 7 Things I Learned From Breaking My Leg
    I have amazing friends and the best wife in the world.
    It gave me perspective.
    It gave me more empathy.
    When you can’t shower for a week, your wife will be less affectionate towards you. Not sure why.
    When a doctor tells you he has “the good stuff” and winks at you when he brings you the painkillers, he likes drugs and he’s probably high at that moment.
    If you say something really stupid or inappropriate during a seminar, you can blame it on the drugs.
    Not breaking your leg is better than breaking your leg.
  • 4. About Me
  • 5. About Today’s Seminar
    Understanding the SEO process – Part I (30 min) – Q&A
    Break / Food / Networking (15 min)
    Understanding the SEO process – Part II (30 min) – Q&A
    Break / Food / Networking (15 min)
    My Proven Step-by-Step SEO System (5 min) – Q&A
    How to Monetize Your SEO Traffic (5 min) – Q&A
    More Q&A If We Have Time
  • 6. Understanding theSEO Process
  • 7. Align Your Goals with Google’s
  • 8. Assumptions Testing
    Projections
    Keyword Research
    Competitive Analysis
    Site Optimization
    Content Creation
    Local SEO
    Link Building
    Analytics
  • 9. Step #1: Run Your Projections
    Use the Google Keyword Tool to calculate search volume. Select “exact match”.
    You can expect to get 25% of the available traffic for global terms and 40% for local terms.
    Multiply by your conversion rate (0.5-5%)
    Multiply by your average order amount/customer lifetime value (CLV).
    40% of 2,700 = 1,080
    1,080 visitors at a 3% conversion rate = 32 leads (8 new clients)
    If every new client is worth $3,500, 8 clients are worth $28,000
    2,700
  • 10. Step #2: Test Your Assumptions
    Use Google AdWords
    Write great ads and set your bids as high as you can
    Run the campaign for at least two weeks
    Are you getting…
    … as much traffic as you expected?
    … the conversion rate you expected?
    … the closing ratio you expected?
  • 11. What To Do If Your Traffic Isn’t Converting
    Ask for feedback (GetSatisfaction.com)
    Surveys (KissInsights.com)
    Offer live chat and a toll free number
    Read this: http://bit.ly/jetQnT
    CALL your customers a week after their purchase
    Ask people what they don’t like about you
    Are you doing this to make a few bucks or to change the world?
  • 12. Questions?
  • 13. Step #3: Keyword Research
  • 14. The Keyword Research Process
    5 - 15
    1- Discovery
    2- Analysis
    100 – 1,000
  • 15. Keyword
    Discovery
  • 16. Google Keyword Tool
    Your home page
    Other pages
    Your competitor’s site
  • 17. The Keywords on Your Mind
  • 18. Other Keyword Research Tools
    KeywordDiscovery.com
    WordTracker.com
  • 19. Spy on Your Competitors
  • 20. Spy on Your Competitors
  • 21. Spy on Your Competitors
  • 22. Dig Deeper
  • 23. Some Ideas to Find Keywords
    What your business is (“Internet marketing agency”)
    How you help your clients (“Rank first on Google”, “Romantic getaway”)
    Products you sell (“Search Engine Optimization”)
    Similar or competing products (“vacuum cleaner”, “XM-100”)
    Attract the right audience (“how to increase productivity”)
  • 24. Keyword
    Analysis
  • 25. Search Volume
  • 26. Current Ranking
    http://tools.seobook.com/firefox/rank-checker/
  • 27. Competition
    http://www.seomoz.org/keyword-difficulty/
  • 28. Relevancy
    Use common sense
    Think about the buying cycle:“best 2011 cars” > “2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee” > “Jeep dealerships in Los Angeles”
  • 29. Relevancy
  • 30. Choosing
    The Right
    Keywords
  • 31. Choosing the Right Keywords
    Primary Keywords (5-15)
    50% Broad 50% Long-Tail
    1 page per keyword
    Secondary Keywords (100-500)
    100% Long-Tail
    Up to 10 related keywords per page (e.g. “black electric guitar”, “Taylor acoustic guitar”, “buy a Taylor guitar in Oklahoma City”)
  • 32. Questions?
  • 33. Step #4: Competitive Analysis
    http://bit.ly/ca-webinar
  • 34. Step #5: Website Optimization
    Website Optimization
    PageOptimization
    ArchitectureOptimization
  • 35. Architecture Optimization
    Content can be accessed by Google
    Effective linking structure
    No duplicate content
    Read this:
    http://bit.ly/zeke-seo-onsite
  • 36. Page Optimization
    • Page title (1 at the beginning)
    • 37. Meta description (1)
    • 38. URL (1)
    • 39. H1 Headline (1)
    • 40. Possibly H2, H3 headlines (1)
    • 41. Image ALT tags (1)
    • 42. Image filenames (1)
    • 43. Body text (once for every 100 words – no hard rule)
    • 44. Anchor text of links pointing to that page
  • Questions?
  • 45. Let’s Take a Break and Have Some Fun
  • 46. Step #6: Content Creation
  • 47. Why Is Content Creation So Important?
    More content = More traffic
    More content = More links
  • 48. A 2-Step Process
    Content Creation
    Content Promotion
  • 49. Content Creation
    GIVE away the farm (The “HC Test”)
    Have your website designed by a professional
    Ask people to share your content
    Be controversial. Be yourself.
    Be TRULY unique (content and product)
    Learn what works and what doesn’t. Ask your audience.
    Are you REALLY an expert?
    Become a great writer/speaker
    Attract the right audience
    Be MUCH more generous
  • 50. Content Promotion
    • Your Blog
    • 51. Your Subscribers
    • 52. Forums / Discussion Boards
    • 53. LinkedIn Groups
    • 54. Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn
    • 55. Joint Ventures / Guest Blogging (Pick up the Phone!)
  • Questions?
  • 56. Step #7: Link Building
    Links = Votes
    Link Building Rules
    Rule #1: The More, the Merrier
    Rule #2: Links from High Authority Sites Are More Valuable
    Rule #3: Topical Relationship Matters
    Rule #4: The Page the Link Is Pointing to Matters
    Rule #5: Link Text is Everything
  • 57. Step #7: Link Building
    Rule #6: Context Matters
    Rule #7: Internal Links Count
    Rule #8: Not All Links Last Forever
    Rule #9: Make It Look Natural
    Rule #10: Beware of NoFollow Links
  • 58. Three Ways to Get Links
    Earn them
    Ask for them
    Build them
  • 59. Watch this Webinar
    http://bit.ly/hFVpw8
  • 60. Social Signals Are Becoming Really Important
  • 61. Questions?
  • 62. Step #8: Analytics
  • 63. What You Need to Analyze
    Visits per Keyword
    Conversion Rate per Keyword
    http://vimeo.com/20815516
  • 64. Questions?
  • 65. Step #9: Local SEO
    http://bit.ly/zeke-local-seo-webinar
  • 66. Let’s review the SEO process again…
  • 67. Assumptions Testing
    Projections
    Keyword Research
    Competitive Analysis
    Site Optimization
    Content Creation
    Local SEO
    Link Building
    Analytics
  • 68. Questions?
  • 69. My ProvenStep-by-StepSEO System
  • 70. My Proven Step-by-Step SEO System
    Run your numbers (2 hours)
    Run an AdWords campaign for 2-4 weeks (setup time: 3 hours)
    After that, do your keyword research
    Find 100-1,000 keywords (1 day)
    Choose 5-15 primary keywords and 100-500 secondary keywords (2 days)
    Create one page for each of your primary keywords. Apply the page optimization tips you learned in this seminar. Link to these pages from your home page and three other pages on your site (1 week).
  • 71. My Proven Step-by-Step SEO System
    5. Find architectural issues and fix them (a developer can normally do this in 1 week)
    6. Perform a competitive analysis for your primary keywords (3 days)
    7. Build a blog.
    a. Post twice a week using your secondary keywords (up to 10 per page)
    b. Promote your content
  • 72. My Proven Step-by-Step SEO System
    8. If you own a local business, take care of your local SEO campaign (1 day to set everything up + 1 hour a week to ask for reviews)
    9. Spend 40 hours a month on link building. You might need 2x-10x these many hours if your industry is somewhat competitive.
    10. Check your Analytics once a month and make any necessary adjustments
  • 73. How to Monetize
    Your SEO Traffic
  • 74. Learn Where Your SEO Traffic Is Arriving to Your Site
  • 75. Learn Where Your SEO Traffic Is Arriving to Your Site
  • 76. How I Monetize My SEO Traffic
    100% Content
  • 77. Have RealisticExpectations
  • 78. Have Realistic Expectations
    It’s VERY time-consuming
    It requires a lot of dedication to become great at it
    If you want someone else to do it for you, it’s not going to be cheap (although you’ll likely `make several times your investment back). You’ll get what you pay for.
    You’ll need to get out of your comfort zone.
    It takes time to rank on the first page of Google.
    It takes even more time to build a loyal audience.
    BUT… the rewards are huge and this is, by far, one of the best ways to get more clients and grow your business.
  • 79. Thank You!
    Zeke Camusio
    503-367-7561
    zeke@TheOutsourcingCompany.com
    www.TheOutsourcingCompany.com
    @ZekeCamusio
    LinkedIn.com/in/ZekeCamusio
    Facebook: Facebook.com/ZekeCamusio
  • 80. Get Invited to the Next Event
    www.bit.ly/zeke-pdx-seminars
  • 81. Download the Slides
    http://bit.ly/zeke-seo