SEO

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Nov 18, 2013 (3 years and 4 months ago)

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SEO

What is it, and why
do I Need
it
?


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Get in the Race

A famous coach once said “Get in the
Race or Fall Behind.”
This applies to
SEO
in particular.


Why SEO Matters

Each year, more websites enter the
fray known as the internet market,
and most of them get eaten alive
within a year, ending up in debt.
Why? Complete underestimation of
SEO.

So, What IS
SEO?


SEO stands for

S
earch
E
ngine
O
ptimization.


It refers to the act of making websites
easier to find by search engines like
Google, Yahoo, MSN, and most any
other engine you have ever used.

SEO:

Why
Do I Need It?


Why do I need Search Engine
Optimization?

Without search engine optimization,
your site cannot be found on organic
(“free”) search engine results on the
major search engines like Google,
Yahoo and others.

SEO

Is Optimization Enough?

Is it enough to optimize the pages on your site?

The answer is No…
unless you don’t care to have
people ever see your site on Google’s 1
st

page
of results.


Search Engine Optimization

involves more than
just optimizing a few pages on your website.
There are…


Inbound Linking



Google determines
importance
of your optimized content by how
many
quality links
are linking to your site


Quality of Inbound Links



Link farms won’t
help.
Your friends’ sites probably won’t help.
Mainly, only
sites dedicated to your industry
will,
including, more recently, social media.

SEO

Is Optimization Enough?

[CONTINUED…]



Directory Submissions


The hardest submission to
make properly.


Search Engine Submissions


Some count, others
just don’t.


Portals



These are sites that deal with your industry
and its top keywords and key phrases.


Cross
-
Linking



This is when you link from one page
to another among pages on your own site.


Without
ALL

of these in place in the proper
proportions for your
specific site type and industry,
it is unlikely your site will ever
reach Google’s Top10

unless your keyword
phrase is
“rubber
baby buggy bumper stickers in
blue”.


Key SEO Issues



Inbound Linking

There are many
frequently shifting rules
for
inbound links these days. Google has
encoded these rules in its algorithm it
uses to rank the keyword relevance of
websites. SEO professionals must watch
Google and adjust over the course of time
to learn what these rules are and how to
maximize them to advantage.

Key SEO Issues

Cross
-
Linking


It helps to cross
-
link
on your site, but to what degree is it
safe? Google allows a good deal of
this, but how much is enough or too
much? You probably don’t know, but
a
professional
SEO
company will
.

Key SEO Issues

Directories



They count higher than
a thousand minor engines in the
eyes of Google.


Problems:

Operated by Finicky Human Editors

Usually difficult to get
accepted

Difficult to submit
a site properly

Only SEO pros typically know how to get a
submission accepted
most quickly

Key SEO
Myths

Meta
Tags are 90% of SEO
-

Google cares
more about
optimized site structure,
navigation and content
than
about meta
tags.

Content Is Irrelevant



Without good
content, not only is a site less likely to
influence social media bookmarking and
viral promotion habits by users, it may be
penalized by a human editor at Google!

Key SEO Issues

Black Hat Techniques

As the name implies, these are “illegal”
or frowned upon from the standpoint
of most search engines and in
particular in the eyes of Google. If
your site’s code raises the red flag
and a human monitor finds you are
flouting the rules, your site could
disappear from
view
indefinitely.

SEO
Q & A


And now for some SEO…

Q & A

SEO
Q & A

Q:

If Google cares more about content
than meta tags,
why can’t I do it myself
?


A:

The likelihood of not getting it right
when
DIYing

your way through SEO are
immense, and to be expected. That
means: penalties, lost time, lost revenue
opportunities.

SEO
Q & A

Q:

Can’t I just go around SEO
and use AdWords?


A:

Yes
,
but by putting
off SEO,
AdWords becomes a crutch that
prevents a site from learning to walk.
Customers also trust a site they can
research instantly.

SEO
Q & A

The Time Factor

Q:

How much time does it take to take a
site from 50+ position to Google’s prized
Top 10, or even the Top 5?

A:

For an already skilled SEO technician,
about
2
-
4 hours per day, 5 days a week,
for up to 6 months or more. Got some
spare time on your hands?

SEO
Q & A

If you said YES to that last question,
here’s a follow
-
up:

Q:

Do you have another 6
-
12 months to
master
SEO before moving forward with
SEO objectives?

A:
We’ll let you answer that one yourself.


SEO
Q & A

Q
:

“What
if I use a
‘Black Hat’ optimizing
technique without realizing it
?”

A:
Google and most other engines
assume culpability
and penalize or even
ban
an offending site. Appeals are given
less weight than is the process of policing
results for AdSense and
Adwords

uses.



SEO
Q & A

Q
:

“If
Google bans my site, what then
?”

A:
Either you get a new site, or you’d
better saddle up to pay
for AdWords
.
Either way, you’re never going to get a
decent position on Search Engine Results
Pages
anytime soon.



SEO
Q & A

In Closing


To those with the 6
-
12 month
learning curve timeframe to spend
learning white hat versus black hat
techniques, and the 6 months or
more required to take a site from
nowhere to Top10 on Google, we
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