Note down the link to get hold if these slides and more later. SEO is just a part of Online Marketing. SEO is focused on getting a good Google position. Making your website work for you covers a lot more than that.
A lot of people who have websites that just gather dust. If you make your website work for you then you will get return on your investment.
These are just estimates. A top ranking website gets around 7,000 Australian visits per month from Google
Let’s work out what the final goals are first then work back to find out how to achieve them
It’s not being #1, having a cool website, to tell people how great you are. Left: primary goals. Right: secondary goals.
Some of the main ways to reach your goals.
Personas. Demographics (age, affluence, interests, location…). Put yourself in their shoes.
Information they want. How to find out.
No difference then price is the decider. Have to state why your service is the best. Free shipping. Guarantee. Brand awareness. What value added services are you not telling people – free coffee.
Do you exist? Business name, phone number, address, abn. Unknowns: freight, in stock, secure…
Call To Actions: Buy Now, Call. Incentives: Time limits, bonuses, while stock lasts. Concerns: Shipping Price, Privacy, Delivery Times, Guarantee, Support, Payment Options. Trust: You exist, Secure Badges, Privacy.
Outreach. Social: Forums, Q&A, Signatures.
Causes Traffic. Reputation Management. Branding. Author, Friend based Ranking.
Universal Search. 33% click on top organic listing, few on adverts. Enhanced listings (top organic has address). Organic: based on merit.
Google AdWords. AdWords Express (Places) has poor results. Facebook has good demographic control.
I’ve covered what you need to do already. This is SEO. It takes time. Target what you can get (low hanging fruit).
Typos. Broken links.
Search Result Emulator. Redirect Generator. PageRank Checker. 404 Checker.
Complex features may require custom. Avoid custom if you can.
DIY: own time, own skills.
When checking your ranking, watch out.
Strengthen keywords that already cause traffic. Places, directory listing.
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Web Site Advantage Online Marketing It’s more than SEO! These slides and more can be found at http://min.to/slides
Lots of money and little return, soWHY HAVE A WEBSITE?
Australian Searches per Month • “Metal Detectors” These are 1,900 potential • Metal detector phrases customers! 8,097 • Metal detector related market 29,695Based on around 1,000 identified search terms and data from the Google Keyword Tool http://min.to/keywordtool
What are your True Goals?• Sell Stuff • Customer Loyalty• Get Leads • Brand Awareness • Support Customers http://min.to/goals
How are your Goals Achieved?• Online Purchase • Always push visitors• Email Contact towards your Goals• Phone Call • People have their own• Walk In preferred ways …
Who Are your Customers?• Put yourself in their shoes• Design for them
What are they looking for? Information Do Research• Answers to Questions • Search Phrases• Solutions to Problems • Popularity• To Learn/Research • Competition• To Compare • Conversion Rate• To Buy Google Keyword Tool http://min.to/keywordtool
Give them what they want• Answers• Solutions• Product Information• Guides• Tutorials• Informative Content• Great Content• Original Content• Use their Words
Why You?• What Makes You Different?• The Cheapest• The Best Service• Unique Selling Point• Free Coffee• Trust• Testimonials• Awards
Why not you?• Not User Friendly• Poor Quality Content• Irrelevant Content• Lack of Trust• Who are you?• Data Confidentially• Data Security• Uncertainties
Focus on Needs not Wants Needs• Contact Form• Phone Number• Informational Pages• Products• Easy Shopping• User Friendly• Search Engine Visibility Wants • Flashy Stuff • What other websites have • Continually adding new wants • Lots of small (irrelevant) changes • Complex Stuff
Design to Sell• Make it Easy to Contact you• Add Call To Actions• Provide Incentives• Address Concerns• Create Trust• Show Secure
If you build it, they will not comePROMOTE YOURSELF
How you get found Referrals Search Social Advertising Networking OutboundNewslettersFliers Word of MouthNewspaper Ads Business CardsRadio Ads Events & ShowsTV Ads
Link Building• Referral Traffic • Local Business Directories• Helps Search Ranking • Suppliers • Related Businesses • Sharable Content • Social (Forums…) • 1 million links for $10 • Link Networks http://min.to/linkbuilding
Being Social• Facebook • Needs Interaction• Twitter • Needs a human face• Google+• Forums• Q&A Sites• Blogging• Pinterest
Advertising• Pay Per Click (PPC)• Clicks from 10c to $10• Finely targetable• Instant• Continuing Cost• Don’t throw money away• Free Start-up Vouchers• Also Facebook, Twitter… http://min.to/adwords
Organic Results• Search Term Match • Same words on the website• Importance • Quality Incoming Link Authority Ranking• Visible Content • SEO Code• Rich Snippets • Great SEO Code Author Ratings http://min.to/keywordtool http://min.to/linkbuilding
And keep Improving• Fix Errors• Get More links• Better Content• Test Variations• Monitor for Issues• Analyse Data• Try New Ideas
Thank You Tony McCreath Web Site Advantage Questions? tony@WebsiteAdvantage.com.auhttp://min.to/slides http://WebsiteAdvantage.com.au
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Tools• Google Keyword Tool • SEOmoz Affiliate Links• Google Webmaster Tools • Raven SEO Tools• Google Analytics • HootSuite (Social)• Google Alerts• My Online Tools• My Online Articles http://min.to/tools
Enhancing Search Results Title TagGoogle+ Author Meta Description Breadcrumbs Review Ratings http://min.to/titles http://min.to/descriptions
Chose Your System• Off the Shelf CMS • WordPress Quick, Cheap, Tested, • Free eCommerce Feature Rich, • Paid eCommerce Developers, Restricted • Fully Custom• Custom Website Slow, Expensive, Buggy, Feature Poor, Fully Configurable• Built-in SEO http://min.to/systems
Chose Your Team• Do it yourself • Verify Portfolios• Small Developer • Verify Testimonials• A Firm • Verify Location• Copywriter• Graphic Designer• Online Marketer• SEO http://min.to/team
Develop In Stages• Live Now• CMS Soon• eCommerce later• Keep Improving• Avoid Feature creep• Pay for changes CLIENT: What would it take for you to add this feature to the site? ME: Money. CLIENT: Um … what else? ME: Cash. CLIENT: I’m not getting this for free, am I?
Going Live• Don’t disappear • Google Analytics• Monitor • Google Webmaster Tools• Fix issues http://min.to/moving http://min.to/monitoring