Search Engine Optimization
SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” In simple terms, it means the process of improving your site to increase its visibility for relevant searches. The better visibility your pages have in search results, the more likely you are to garner attention and attract prospective and existing customers to your business.
Search engine optimization is the process of increasing the quality and quantity of website traffic by increasing the visibility of a website or a web page to users of a web search engine. Search Engine Optimization (S.E.O) refers to the improvement of unpaid results and excludes direct traffic/visitors and the purchase of paid placement.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of optimizing your online content so that a search engine likes to show it as a top result for searches of a certain keyword. Let me break that down even further: When it comes to SEO, there’s you, the search engine, and the searcher.
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There are two distinct services which are often grouped together but have some very different purposes. In general, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is used to increase the search engine ranking of your content. Online Reputation Management (ORM) is a bit broader of a term, and is used to specifically manage the online reputation of a person, place, thing, site, brand, etc. They both sound pretty similar to the name so it is a great way to have a better understanding of what each are. That understanding is the key to making a wise decision especially when determining the needs of your company. Lets start with SEO since it is often integral to ORM, but ORM is not a part of SEO. Sounds confusing for the moment, but hopefully all will soon be clear.
What We Will Do For You?
- Improve Title Tags
Look at your highest-level category pages. My research shows that e-commerce category pages should drive up to 40% more organic search traffic than product pages.
Sometimes a small, common-sense tweak to a title tag can make a big difference, especially if your e-commerce platform generates default titles based on the labels in your taxonomy and the site’s name. This can result in title tags such as “Women’s – [Your Site].”
Do your title tags make sense? Can you make them more specific or relevant? For example, adding “shoes” to the title tag above could be a common-sense tweak: “Women’s Shoes – (Your Website).”
- Master Keyword Research
A sound SEO program relies on keyword search to:
- Know the words and phrases of real searchers,
- Determine which keywords to target,
- Gauge demand for your products.
Marketers tend to use the jargon of their industry and brand. Don’t assume that you know what consumers want and how they search — do the research.
The best keyword tools offer a demand score for each theme. Google Keyword Planner is the free, go-to keyword research tool, though you’ll need an active Google Ads campaign to access the most useful data.
Most other quantitative keyword tools require a paid subscription. But some still suggest keywords, for free, without providing data on popularity.
GOOGLE ADS KEYWORD PLANNER IS A FREE RESEARCH TOOL. YOU’LL NEED AN ACTIVE GOOGLE ADS CAMPAIGN TO ACCESS IT, HOWEVER.
- Understand Your Competition
Identify your organic-search competitors, not necessarily the sites that sell exact products and services, but also informational sites and massive retailers that compete for the same phrases. Wikipedia, Vogue magazine and Walmart are your competitors if they’re taking up room on the search results page. Ask yourself:
- What are they doing well in organic search?
- What content themes do they include that you don’t?
- How do they structure their site to target valuable keywords?
- How do they engage shoppers?
Also, study their reviews and social media activity to identify products or site info that could improve your offerings and user experience.
- Map Keywords
Knowing what consumers want and the search phrases they use, map keywords to each page on your site.
Create a spreadsheet of all critical pages in your site’s navigation and map unique primary and secondary keywords to each. Create new pages for unassigned high-value keywords.
Use long-tail keyword themes that drive fewer searches and are typically more specific — such as “how to get red wine out of carpet” or “ex9116 exalt 18v battery charger” — in blog posts, FAQ pages, and product pages.
- Optimize Your Site
With your keyword map in hand, the next step is implementing on-page SEO, including:
- Updating the content on the pages to include the keywords;
- Creating new pages (for unassigned keywords) with text and, potentially, graphics, audio, and video;
- Launching a new, keyword-rich section, such a blog or education portal.
Focus on the relevance of the textual elements of each page — the title tags, meta descriptions, headings, body content — to the keyword themes that searchers use.
- Produce Regular Content
Create ongoing content tailored to your audience. You don’t have to kick out a new blog post or other content every day. That’s unrealistic for many e-commerce sites. Just publish unique content at least monthly, if not weekly. Consistency is key.
“Content” does not need to be only text. Use illustrations, product photos, how-to videos, or any other content that helps shoppers. Delivering value is vital. If the content doesn’t fill a need or engage your customers and prospects, you’ve wasted your time and theirs.
- Boost Link Equity
Link equity is the quantity of high-quality, topically relevant sites that link to yours. Link equity and contextual relevance are the top two organic ranking factors. Combined, link acquisition and content marketing increase your link equity naturally.
Content marketing for SEO involves creating, say, articles, videos, and podcasts that people want to share and link to. As the number of people exposed to the content increases, so does the potential for links.
Link acquisition, on the other hand, involves:
- Identifying high-value pages or sites that are topically relevant;
- Figuring out how to make your content valuable to that site owner; and
- Reaching out directly to request a link or an arrangement that would lead to a link, such as a guest post or interview.
Google advises site owners to build compelling websites that users want to tell their friends about. This content-engagement approach to SEO is Google’s answer to, “How do I get more links ethically?”
The keyword research in step 2, above, comes in handy as it provides an idea of the most influential and best-ranking sites to approach.
- Build Your Social Media Network
Social media enables you to connect with your audience. Nurturing those relationships increases the exposure of your content and, thus, the likelihood that some will blog about it or link to it.
Consumer-facing businesses will likely find the most value in Facebook and Twitter. B2B companies usually focus on Twitter and LinkedIn, with Facebook in the mix as well.
If you have attractive images, add Instagram or Pinterest to the list. If you’re open to creating videos, definitely use YouTube.
- Understand Analytics
You can’t optimize what you don’t measure. SEO requires a basic understanding of Google Analytics (or equivalent) to know which pages to optimize and which are performing strongly.
In Google Analytics, go to Acquisition > All Traffic > Channels. Click on “Organic Search” and then change the Primary Dimension to “Landing Page.” You can then analyze your SEO performance.
Beware of the “Keyword” dimension, though. No analytics program can accurately track which keywords referred organic search traffic to your site. Only the analytics for each search engine, such as Google Search Console’s Performance report, can do that.
- Read SEO Posts
Study an SEO guide such as my “SEO How-to” series. Other helpful and free beginner SEO guides include Moz’s “The Beginner’s Guide to SEO,” Search Engine Land’s “Guide to SEO,” and Google’s “Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide.”
For quick updates on SEO changes, try two YouTube channels: Moz’s “Whiteboard Friday” and “Google Webmasters.”
Also, read trusted SEO blogs.