Timeline of SEO Time Period
Ranking Algorithm Before 2000 • Context (web page content) • Context 2000 to 2010 • Authority (links) • Context • Authority 2010 and Beyond • Personalization (social media and personal info)
Which Page Gets #1 Ranking?
Search: “business software” vs. Result: HubSpot.com = #1 HubSpot has stuffed all the metadata and text fields with lots of keyword phrases, including “business software”, “business”, etc.
Why Links are Votes to
Google • Recommendations from friends 1. “I know HubSpot” 2. “HubSpot is a marketing expert” 3. You trust the person saying this • Links are online recommendations 1. A link: www.HubSpot.com 2. Anchor text: Internet Marketing 3. Link is from a trusted website
SEO Tips for 2010 and
Beyond • Lots of pages • Search spider friendly • Keyword-rich content • Link-worthy content • Promote content to get links • Publish more often • Build a large social following • Engage your social following
Suggested Next Steps The Basics:
• Read the “Inbound Marketing” Book • Grade your website: www.WebsiteGrader.com More Advanced: • Tips for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn: • www.HubSpot.com/marketing-hubs