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Employing SEO to your website or blog is essential when trying to compete in an ocean of e-commerce sites doing anything they can to get as much attention and traffic as possible. While SEO practices have evolved over the years, there are still several bad practices that many websites do that work against them in the long run. While many SEO blogs exist that outline the best practices to employ search engine optimization, less exist that detail many aspects of SEO that should be avoided.
The importance of content has grown drastically over the past year or so. In fact, it is being said that 2013 is the year that content regains its lost importance and plays a more prominent role in determining a website’s online success. This is why businesses and websites need to start paying more attention to their content creation process. The first step is to get a few freelance writers on board.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is essential for every business. It is the best way to get more customers online and increase the profits. However, easy as it may seem, SEO is incredibly technical and the frequent changes introduced by Google only make things difficult for you. This is why most companies have to seek SEO help externally. Up until quite recently, there was a trend to hire offshore SEO companies.
When creating ads for your campaign, it is imperative that you add high value ad keywords to the text you are going to use else your ads wouldn’t be optimized in the best way possible. Getting people to click through on an ad is difficult enough and without using the right keywords, it becomes even more challenging. Though there are many factors that determine whether or not your text ads are effective or not, it is the content which is the key to your success.
When it comes to keyword search volume, you cannot rely on assumptions and projections. However, if Google tells you that a keyword is going to fall and fall badly, you should sit up and take notice. Google is the leading authority as far as keyword trends is concerned and ignoring what it has to say could be to your detriment. For this purpose, Google Trends is the best tool you can use.
Every website wants and needs traffic. There are no two ways about this. Whether it is a landing page for a retail site or a business’ main website, getting people to visit it is important or else there is no point in keeping it online. There are several ways in which you can work towards generating the traffic volume you want for your website. The three top methods or rather the three kings of internet marketing are SMM, SEO and PPC.
Google dominates the search market. Google is the best search engine there is. Google controls at least 60% of all searches performed across the world. Google is the only search engine you should be optimizing your website for.All the statements made above are correct except the last one. The jury is still out on whether Yahoo SEO and Bing SEO are worth the effort given that Google SEO is going to drive most of the traffic your website receives.
Most websites out there are in a rush to try and get to the top of the search engine rankings. Yet, precious few pay attention to the actual search engine results page (SERP) people see when they search for the keywords related to the website. This is where Google Sitelinks come into play. For those of you who are not familiar with Sitelinks, they are the links within a site that are displayed below its listing on the SERP.
Keywords are the lifeblood of your PPC campaign. You need to make sure you are using the best keywords in your ads to get people to click on them. Else, you cannot realistically expect your campaign to be successful and deliver the results you are looking for. When it comes to measuring the efficacy of the PPC keywords you are using, the Quality Score assigned to them goes a long way towards helping you find out whether you are on the right track.
When choosing the keywords for your campaign, you need to pay special attention to the match types you are selecting. Keywords are the heart and soul of an online marketing campaign thus you need to pay special attention to the ones you choose. For SEO keywords and AdWords keywords, there are three different match types. You need to know each type in detail so that you can make the right decision regarding which ones you want to add to your campaign.