The first thing we need to discuss in regards to optimizing your website with is “intelligent keyword research”. what that means is “what are people typing into Google when they search my category?” There are several great tools out there to find out including Google Adwords Keyword Tool. When you have found out what the keywords are, we need to pick the ones that we think we can rank high for and that are also the best match for what we do. Because if they’re not a good match, they will not convert into sales. So you need to get specific about what you want.
Should you try to rank globaly, statewide, or locally? “plastic surgeon”, “south carolina plastic surgeon”, or “charleston plastic surgeon”? Here are 2 really important questions: Would you benefit from leads around the country/world and do you think your website has what it takes to rank on the top of page 1? Does your website have many pages with well written, unique content? Do you have ample time to manage a link building campaign? Do you have a healthy budget to pay a SEO company to do those things? Sometimes local is better if you can rank on top of page 1, where 91% of all clicks happen.
Organic SEO is somewhat dependant on well written, keyword rich content, so, don’t be afraid to use your keywords in your copy. However, most algorithms don’t like to see keyword cramming, so don’t overdo it. Stick to around 5% density and you should be fine. Only 10 keywords per 200 written words. It is very important that your copy reads as well to humans as it does to Google’s spiders. One rule to remember is “if you wouldn’t say it, don’t write it”.
You are now ready to start building links into your site! This is a very important part of organic SEO and ranking well. Often times, links, are the difference in ranking higher than your competitors. Google sees these links pointing to your website as a vote of confidence or a popularity vote for your website. If done correctly and links are from websites and directories that are in the same industries and categories as your company, you will gradually move up in the rankings. There are many different ways to build these links to your website. Article submission is a good start, write an informative story on your industry and submit it to several informational sites within your industry. Directories are another good place to start. There are many free directories that will let you fill out a listing with your details and a link to your website. Blogging can get you great links if you write good, unique content. There are also lots of easy free links to be had with companies like craigslist, yahoo, squidoo, and wikipedia.
Let’s see if you are ready to ask the right questions of the SEO companies you interview. Now that you have written quality keyword rich content based on research that told you what was being typed into search engines like Google, you decided to dominate local search instead of global, and you have been builing quality links into your site daily, you are ready to hit page 1! Once you do hit page one, your traffic will increase significantly, more leads will come in, and you will make more money! Remember to pay close attention to your analytics and traffic patterns and make adjustments to keywords as needed. Have fun on page one!
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