Search Engine Optimization – 5 Quick Traffic Tips

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is perhaps one of the most talked about subjects in online marketing. The ever changing world of SEO can cause both frustration and confusion for internet marketers of all levels of competence. The main search engines often change their rules and regulations and that can have devastating and immediate results on a websites ranking and ability to attract organic traffic. These 5 quick traffic tips will help you to stay ahead of the game and are easily implemented into your everyday search engine optimization work.

1. Title Tags:

The title tags of a website are often overlooked but are one of the first things that a search engine will look for to help determine the content of your site. These need to be selected carefully and should be a keyword that accurately describes what your website product or service is all about. Ideally you should use a highly searched keyword that has little competition. To find these it’s worth spending some time investigating variations of your keywords that may not be immediately obvious yet are being searched on a regular basis.

2. Article Marketing:

When you write an article always ensure you include your keyword in the title before you post it to an article submitter or your own blog. This is a common mistake and a really strong traffic generation tool when used correctly so it’s worth getting this right first time. Making your article title attractive and encouraging your potential visitor to click through and read it is also important so try and be a little different whilst also being persuasive.

3. Blogs and Forum Comments:

This is an area that can be used but can also be abused. It’s important not to dive straight in and potentially spam all the blogs and forums with your website URL. Instead start to find blogs and forums in your niche or product area then join in discussions and maybe even answer questions. It is important to build a positive reputation in these environments. You comments will then be shared in the social networks of others which will really help your traffic results.

4. Expired Sites:

Finding a good expired site that relates to your keyword is a fantastic and very untapped tactic to getting organic traffic to your site. This requires very little search engine optimization as others have already done all the hard work for you. For the price of a domain you can help to guarantee a source of traffic to your site.

5. Comparison Reviews:

This is a great way to attract traffic, particularly in the affiliate marketing niche. Look out for new products and software releases and then see if they have an affiliate section where you can help to promote their product. You can then write an honest review that can help other people with their potential purchase decision.

These are just 5 quick fire tips for improving your traffic quickly and legitimately. Search engine optimization can be difficult but learning the basics and putting them into practice can be an empowering and successful path to improve your website or online business.

Search Engine Optimization – Why Business Needs It

I have found that many internet marketing entrepreneurs have never really learned or practiced SEO. What may have worked before, may not work now.

Search engine optimization is much like continuing education in various professions, you need to keep up to date.

The nice thing about SEO is it is free. The downer is it’s slower. But, it is a must for marketers looking to stick around for the long-term. If you want a loyal base who you can count on to be there for you, and your site for them, you need proper SEO.

Also, if you are creating a “Brand” or “Authority” site, you need to optimize your web business. The risk of getting the proverbial “Google Slap” becomes less of a risk.

Internet marketing has almost become an art, in regards to proper SEO and good usable content. Typically though, if you write from the mind or heart, without copying or repeating keywords, you are safe.

In this article I would like to touch on a few tips that may help your blog’s search engine rankings. I will try to stick to a few of the main ones in this short blog post. If you aren’t at least doing these steps, you are missing the boat.

When writing a blog, include your main keyword in your title. The title should be repeated three times. These three are Heading 1, Heading 2, and Heading 3. Heading 1 should be the main post title. Heading 2 should be at the beginning of the title. Heading 3 should be at the bottom of the page. If using WordPress, utilize the correct font in the menu for each.

For best results and to attract a more targeted audience, try to limit your number of keywords to three. Include long tail keywords which consist of three or more words.

Internet marketing is a bit of wasted effort if your SEO does not include keyword density and meta description. Try to keep keyword use at between 2 and 4% of the total article. This is very easily done with a WordPress Plugin called SEOPressor. This plugin displays your keyword density and you do not have to do any math!

Your meta description is what is displayed in the Google search results. It should be eye-catching and includes your main keyword.

Lastly, use the following SEO tips on your blog’s keywords:

Bold print a keyword at least once.

Put a keyword in italics.

Use quotations on a keyword,

Use a relevant YouTube video in your article.

Thank you and if I can be of any additional help with Search Engine Optimization or your internet marketing, feel free to contact me.

To Your Success,

Greg Gruba

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

9 Tips to Hire Search Engine Optimization Company

In internet marketing, a good web design is necessary for every business. However ether are many people who does not consider it as that important. The website is the profile of your business in online marketing. To make it attractive to the customers is your main job services of SEO are important. To choose the best for your business, take a look at 9 tips to hire search engine optimization company.

Research

It is extremely important factor you need to consider while hiring search engine optimization company. Make proper research by sending few hours online. Note down the contact details of the companies you think can fulfill the requirements of your business.

Experience

A company without any prior experience is nothing. Such companies should carry an experience in internet marketing with maximum number of satisfied clients in the market. The company should includes the SEO members which can increase the traffic of your site with proper use of search engine. It would be an advantage of the company you planning to hire also knowns about web design.

Copywriting Is Key

The job of such members is to examine the content and see to it that it is not plagiarized. To check if the company you planning to hire is expert in identifying the copied content, give them some articles for identification. You should see to it that SEO members know how to post blog content or comment on the review.

Know the Involvement in the SEO Community

You should hire the company who SEO’s are members of professional forums and associations. It means they must have written on who makes SEM presentation or have written more on SEO subject. This will help to make sure that the team members of the company are well versed with latest technologies.

Work Process

Once you shortlist the companies, ask them about their work process. You should know what they intend to do with the services. Get an idea of the SEO methods. If you have problems in explaining them the details of your company, it can be too late. Hence, for safety, talk to them about the objectives of your website and how they are going to focus on the target audience.

Budget

Set a proper budget and accordingly look for the company. Different companies offer different packages of SEO services. There are companies who claim to offer good SEO results at affordable price. Make sure after looking at the work quality, you set the budget.

References

To know if the search engine optimization company is actually earning good profit, ask them about the clients they had. Contact those clients and ask them about their experience of working with the company. The more the satisfied clients are, the better is the company.

Key Phrase Depth

You have to ensure that SEO company site and their clients’ sites rank well for more than single phase. You can check it by typing a particular phase on which the company has worked on. If it doesn’t come in 1st two pages of Google or yahoo search engine then try not to hire them.

Know How Long Has the SEO Firm Been in Business

Look for the companies that are well established and carry good knowledge of internet marketing. Don’t hire the companies who are not established properly. If the reputation of Search engine optimization company is not good, it can create problems for you.

Follow the mentioned 9 tips to hire search engine optimization company and make a careful decision while hiring the best one for your business.

The Mystery of Search Engine Marketing

Search Engine Marketing has always played a critical role in managing the visibility of a company’s online brand. However with the Internet becoming what is arguably today’s dominant medium, Search Engine Marketing has also risen to become a key driver in a company’s overall brand strategy. Regrettably the maturity of the products and services that comprise search engine related disciplines come at a time when the industry has never been more complicated and difficult to navigate. Even though businesses today have many more options with regard to how they execute their search engine initiatives, I find that many marketing executives struggle more today with their online marketing strategies than they did a few years ago. In today’s blog post I’ll share my opinions on the current state of the Search Engine Marketing Industry.

My experience with Search Engine Marketing predates many in the field. In the mid 80’s I co-founded what was at the time the largest web development company in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. My partner and I later sold that company to the largest web enablement firm in the world where I stayed on for a period of time as their Director of Internet Strategy before leaving to found one of the top 50 Interactive Advertising Agencies in the United States. At last weeks 2006 Search Engine Strategies Conference in San Jose, California it was clear that the industry has shown remarkable growth and made tremendous advances in sophistication as well as in the diversity of product and service offerings currently available, but I question whether things are getting better or worse for the consumer.

In talking regularly with many senior executives, marketing professionals and entrepreneurs one thing is clear…they are clearly not fluent in the area of search engine marketing. While these professionals understand the potential that search engine marketing holds for their businesses they do not understand how to capitalize on it. In fact, many of the people I have spoken with are extremely frustrated at the amount of money they have invested in search initiatives without being able to develop an understanding of the medium such that they have not yet been able to develop a consistent winning strategy in this space.

The major problems that exist within the search industry are tied to the fact that this is still an embryonic medium. There are only so many ways to purchase advertising in more mature mediums like radio or television. Contrast this with the numerous options available to consumers and businesses looking to purchase advertising on the internet: Search Engine Optimization, Pay-Per-Click, Pay-Per-Call, Pay-Per-Acquisition, Sponsored Advertising, Internet Yellow Pages, Ezine ads, Contextual Advertising, Embedded Advertising, Pop-overs and Pop-unders, Banner serving networks, Directory Ads, Link Farms, video ads, webinars, etc. Advertising mediums in the infancy of their lifecycle spit out new opportunities faster than you can shake a stick at, with inexperienced vendors cutting their teeth on the advertiser’s nickel. There is rarely a week that passes when I don’t speak to a company who has a horror story to tell about a search marketing company who over-promised and under-delivered and by the time the advertiser figured out what was going-on they had spent thousands of dollars with little to show for it.

Another problem with the search industry is that Google currently controls most of the traffic. Combine Google’s dominant position with the fact that they will share little if any data with advertisers and that they can change the rules of the game at any time and it brings new meaning to the term “Flying Blind.” However the issue of transparency within the search industry is not limited to Google. Most of the search engines play their cards very close to the chest as they try and establish a leg up in the market. Until there is competitive pressure brought to bear on Google the odds are stacked against the advertiser. I met with a client last week that was spending 50% of their Pay-Per-Click budget on Yahoo and MSN because it was recommended to them by their search marketing firm. The problem is that given the advertisers product line and target market Yahoo and MSN would produce virtually no return for them…This is a big problem.

The fact is that the Internet is the medium that can deliver the most velocity and biggest return on your marketing dollar. I also believe that this will continue to be the case as the dominance of the Internet medium will only continue to widen the gap over alternate mediums. Companies cannot afford not to allocate a substantial part of their advertising budget to online advertising, but until the medium matures it will behoove of them to make sure that they work with the best vendors who can keep up with the rapid pace of change in the industry.