How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Can Improve Sales for your Local Business
Today the primary way that consumers find information about businesses or services is by using online search engines. Gone are the days of flipping through the Yellow Pages to find a service provider. When searching for information online, the vast majority of internet users use Google. In fact, according to the latest ComScore statistics, over 65 percent of internet users use Google to find information. With that in mind, a company that is not easily found on search engines, particularly Google, is virtually invisible to consumers.
What is SEO?
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a critical tool for business owners to ensure their company is found in online search. SEO is an umbrella term for all methods businesses can use to improve their ranking on search engines. There are many ways you can improve your presence on search engines; from including key search terms in strategic places on your site, to including links to your site on other websites, articles published in online directories, and press releases, among other methods.
There are also several types of online search that a business can optimize its content for, including web search, image search, local search, video search, news search and blog search, among others. Content needs to be structured correctly and everything must have the proper tagging for a search engine to find it.
Finding the Right Mix
The content of a site is important for SEO. To have the maximum impact on search, a site needs to have content that includes keywords that consumers are typing in when searching for their service offering online. There are usually multiple related keywords for any topic, and they can range from one word to a phrase. It's important to focus on the best keywords that drive sales, but to be careful to not overdo it. When including keywords in a site's content, they need to be at exactly the right density. Too little and search engines won't rank the site as highly; too much and search engines will mark the site as spam.
Finding the right mix of SEO methods can be very difficult and time consuming for a business owner. Search engines are constantly changing their algorithms (how search engines determine site rankings) and it requires expertise to build up a site's rank. Optimizing many kinds of content to be found on search engines can be a challenge as well without working with an experienced SEO provider.
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Our SEO services can dramatically grow a business’s sales, because we make it easier for current and potential customers, partners and interested parties to find your website. Our years of expertise and track record of success will put you on the fast track to being a search engine superstar. Let us focus on making sure customers find YOU online, so you can focus on servicing their needs. Click here to learn more about our SEO services.
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