Are you willing to take your SEO Services to the next level? Then you should read on how you can do that. The internet marketing is developed in a higher phase that brings you great benefits to your business.
In the digital world, internet plays a very important role in Search Engine Marketing. The idea of using internet to sell is likely to be the first choice in a marketing business today. Most of businesses in the world have a website as a way to promote their products and services, which means, more websites are built everyday.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is vital for any website so you can feature highly in search engine results for your chosen field. There are two aspects of SEO- onsite optimization and offsite optimization. Below you will find some examples of important things to consider when optimizing your site.
Meta-Tags- Meta tags are an html coding designed to describe the keywords related to your site. They fit in the header section of a website. It is important to ensure the keywords you pick are related to your site content. If you get caught out by search engines "keyword stuffing" you may be dropped from their website lists.
Keywords- This is related to your site content, as well as your meta-tags. You should make sure that you regularly use your keywords or phrases throughout your site. This establishes your site as one with relevant content
Headings- Careful use of headlines can make it easy for search engines to find, and navigate your site. It also makes your site easier to read when your target audience finds your site.
Site Links- it is important to ensure that your site is linked well to make for easy maneuverability. Also make sure there are no broken links!
Backlinks- as well as having a well designed and thought out website, it is vital to raise the "importance" of your website. Backlinks are other sites that link to your website. This can be a one-way link where a website links to yours, but you do not link to that website in return. Two-way links are when a site links to you and you link to them.
Articles- writing articles related to your site content can be very helpful in promoting your website, and promoting yourself as an expert in your field. The added benefit of writing articles is that you can place a link to your website in the author biography. This is a handy one-way link.
Directories- A good way to get backlinks is to submit your site to relevant directories. The internet is full of directories so you must ensure that the sites you submit to be relevant.
If you are developing a website, you must engage in the vital work of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) if you want to feature highly in search engine results for your chosen field. There are two aspects of SEO- onsite optimization and offsite optimization. This article has shown you some of the basics you need to consider in search engine optimization, and given you an idea of the areas where you need to engage in further study.
Online Visibility Marketing (OVM) - The Future of Online Marketing
So you've built your website, you know what keywords you want to target (i.e. what words your customers are searching for), and you're ready to write your copy. You've been told that you should use your keywords frequently so that you appear in search results for those words. But what does "frequently" mean?
How many times should you use your primary keyword? This case study helps answer that question.
Some background on "Keyword Density"
In order to understand optimum keyword usage, we first need to have some way of measuring keyword frequency. In the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) world, frequency is actually referred to as density. Keyword density is a measure of the number of times your keyword appears on a page expressed as a percentage of the total wordcount of that page. For example, if your page has 100 words, and your keyword phrase appears 5 times, its density is 5%. So when you hear someone say "keyword density", that's normally what they're talking about. (TIP: You can automatically check the keyword density of your page at LiveKeywordAnalysis.com.)
However, there is another, more complex measure of keyword density which takes into account the text components in the HTML of the page (i.e. the meta tags: Title, Keywords, Alt Text, Description, and Comments). When using this measure, you don't just count the words your visitor sees; you also count the words in your meta tags. For example, if you have 100 words on your home page, 10 words in your Title tag, 20 words in your Description tag, 70 words in your Alt tags, and 10 words in your Comments tag, your total wordcount for the page is 100 + 10 + 20 + 70 + 10 = 210. Similarly, when counting keywords, you don't just add up the number of times a visitor will see your keyword, you also count the number of times that keyword appears in your meta tags. For example, if your keyword appears 5 times in the home page copy, 3 times in the Title tag, 5 times in the Description tag, 30 times in your Alt tags, and twice in your Comments tag, your total keyword count is 5 + 3 + 5 + 30 + 2 = 45. So with a total wordcount of 210 and a keyword count of 45, your keyword density is 45/210 x 100 = 21%. It is argued that this measure of keyword density is more relevant as the search engines measure density in this fashion. (TIP: You can automatically check the keyword density of your page using this more complex measure at GoRank.com.)
As you can see, you need to be very aware of which measure you're talking about when you're talking "keyword density". But let me reiterate; mostly when people talk about keyword density, they're talking the simple measure.
What is the optimum keyword density
And now down to business... What keyword density (of either kind) should you be targeting on your website?
There's a lot of debate surrounding this issue because the search engine companies don't disclose the details of their algorithms (as that would allow people to abuse the system). Instead, people working in the SEO world are left to figure it out based on their experience.
A recent article by respected SEO and Blog expert, Wayne Hurlbert, (see Keyword Density: SEO Considerations) suggests that Google sees pages with a keyword density of greater than 2% as spam. It was this article which prompted me to analyze the keyword density of my copywriting website.
The Website: This case study analyzes the website for my advertising copywriting and SEO copywriting business, Divine Write - http://www.divinewrite.com. For my primary keyword, my site is now on page 1 of Google.com (out of approximately 900,000 search results).
Number of pages on site: At the time of writing, my website contained a total of 53 pages.
Primary keyword phrase: "copywriter"
Average keyword density: Using the simple measure of keyword density discussed above, the average keyword density of my copywriting website is 1.9%. Using the complex measure it's 4.9%.
Keyword density range: Using the simple measure, my density ranged from 0.4% to 7.6%. Using the complex measure it ranged from 1.6% to 17.5%
Some comments on the figures
o The figures and corresponding ranking detailed in this case study may not be directly relevant to every site. There's a lot I don't know about the algorithms and there are bound to be other factors at play which I don't know about.
o With regard to Wayne Hurlbert's article, it would seem that he is referring to keyword density as calculated using the simple method discussed above.
o The range figures are noteworthy because they suggest that you don't need to be paranoid about having some pages with a very high density and some with a very low density.
A simple keyword density of 1.9% can be enough for a first page ranking in Google.com (assuming you have enough quality backlinks - see http://www.divinewrite.com/SEOCEO.htm and http://www.divinewrite.com/seoarticles.htm for more information).
Happy SEO writing!
SEO Bounce Rate - Does Bounce Rate Affect My Rankings?
About 5 years ago, the web has seen an explosion of social websites. From social networking to social bookmarking, from digging to stumbling, the web has changed significantly. Finally, the internet has reached a stage, where it lives up to its earlier goals of freedom, democracy and independence.
Yet, we see hundreds and thousands of companies and individuals trying to manipulate search engine rankings through old SEO techniques. We see link farms still existing and people are still buying high PR links. SEO has become hogwash and people are spending huge amounts of time and money on nothing.
If you look beyond, Search Engines themselves have lost ground when it comes to traffic. Earlier everybody started on Google and that was their home page. Today, most people's home page is Facebook or orkut. The social web is here and you can remain in denial and suffer or accept it and progress.
Here I would like to introduce the concept of Online Visibility Marketing. OVM is a term that I coined while sipping a cup of coffee last night. So, what do I mean when I say OVM?
OVM is a blend of SEM, SMO, SEM, Social Marketing and Viral Marketing. Basically, OV or Online Visibility is exactly what it means, how visible are you on the web. Not your website, not your blog, how visible are "YOU" as a brand.
Whether its on the Search Engine or on social media sites or whether its your text ads that are appearing. Online Visibility is the sum total exposures that you are presenting on the web.
For example for a client of mine, which was engaged in Traditional SEO with us, we got him "visible" on the 2nd position for one of the most highly competitive keywords you can imagine and that too in two days! It would have taken at least 18 months of article submissions, directory submissions and other SEO efforts to get in the Top 10 for this keyword.
Don't get me wrong. I am not advertising some new "fad marketing" that is going to come and go. Nor am I talking about some "tricks". I am talking to you about the future of the web. And because the internet has such a furious pace, the future is not tomorrow, its NOW.