Search Engine Optimization in Savannah, GA
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It’s not rocket science. If you have an SEO partner that can’t explain it to you simply, then they probably don’t understand it.
SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is the Art (and Science) of getting your website in front of as large an audience as possible, by reaching the top position of a relevant search query.
SEO Keyword Research
SEO starts with keyword research. Extensive keyword research is crucial to create the best SEO strategy.
Knowing your audience is the only way to know which keywords will result in the most searches.
More searches equals more potential customers finding your website. There isn’t much point optimizing your website to be found by 3 or 4 people a week!
Numbers are important here, and this is where the science comes in to play.
Nobody knows your customer better than you, and your input will help us target their needs and find the best keywords to maximize the return on your investment.
Selecting the right keyword strategy to pursue is key. Just as optimizing for 3 or 4 searches a week is pointless, trying to optimize too broadly is equally useless. Unless you have unlimited time, and an unlimited budget, you aren’t going to be the number #1 result in a Google, Bing, or Yahoo search for an over-competitive, or excessively short search term.
The best keyword strategy is fine-tuned to balance ranking difficulty and search requests.
Optimizing Your Site for Search Engines
With the right SEO keyword strategy in hand, the next step is optimizing your website.
The keywords need to be written into your pages, headings, and titles. They must be structured in a way that makes sense to search engines, and your visitors. Superior content writing is required. The art of SEO becomes apparent, here.
Simply carpet bombing your site using content peppered with keywords doesn’t make for good, readable content, and it doesn’t fool Google, either. Maybe this method could work in 1998, but not anymore. Besides, if you only care about a quick result and not your visitors, they’ll know, and they’ll bounce right off your website.
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Great Content is Key
Bad content won’t help with SEO, and it will only put a bad taste in your visitor’s mouths, damaging your brand.
Great optimized content is relevant, compelling, helpful, AND indexable.
Well written copy that educates and entertains the reader, with enough “spider food” sprinkled in the right places, will rank well with Search Spiders, and help your visitors understand your message.
Effective content that is optimized and written well, will encourage engagement. You helped your visitors find more information on what they were looking for! With a well placed Call-To-Action (CTA), your visitors will feel great about becoming customers.
Conversion of a visitor to a customer is what it’s all about!
SEO is something of a popularity contest.
Relevant internal and external links are like “votes” to a Search Spider.
A high number of links relating to your keywords lets Google, Bing, and Yahoo know that your site can be trusted as an authority on the search result.
Internal links guide your visitors to the information they need without ever leaving your website. Executed properly, these links also lead visitors to a point where they may be ready to become customers.
Well optimized internal links also make it easy for search engines to find all of the important pages on your website. Placed correctly, and with the right URL structure, your internal links will contribute to your authority, which will increase your ranking in the given search.
An external link that points to your website is like a vote that you are an authority in someone else’s opinion. The more people that agree on your authority, the better.
Getting more external links gets you “more votes”, which grants your website “ranking power”.
Search engines place a greater value on links from other sites to your own. If a website owner respects your site so highly, that they feel the need to send THEIR visitors to YOUR site, you must be really great.
However, simply getting any old sites to backlink to your pages isn’t going to work. You aren’t going to fool Google. It’s Google after all, they’re practically omnipotent!
Your external links need to be relevant in order for their “votes” to be trusted. There’s not much ranking power to be gained from hair salons that think you are the best in yacht upholstering. Totally unrelated backlinks will have a neutral effect at best, and a negative effect, at worst.
If you sell shampoo bowls and other salon equipment, however, endorsements from hair salons would add value for sure.
Similarly, spamming sites will also prove detrimental to your SEO goals. Nobody cares who an untrustworthy person recommends, and “paid” votes just don’t count. It’s best just to think of unrelated or spam site backlinks as a -1, not a +1.
If you’ve cultivated and managed your internal links, and attracted the right external links, you’ll be well on your way to the top of the search results page, and SEO success!
Your SEO Company
So much can be said on the topic of SEO, that it would be impossible to say it all here.
The important thing to know is that whoever you choose to be your SEO partner, they need to understand SEO. But equally importantly, they must care about YOU.
There is no way to succeed with an SEO partner who knows their stuff, but doesn’t care about your brand. SEO is a commitment.
After all, you’ll be working with your SEO partner for years to come. SEO is an ongoing battle with your competitors to reach the top, not once and done, or fire and forget. Make sure you choose a company that sees you as a partner as well, not just a check.
The wrong SEO partner can cause you to fall in rankings. Either through incompetence or because of divided loyalties, it makes no difference. Failing to rank well on Google, Bing, and Yahoo will cost you money. It’s as simple as that.
At TradeBark, we only work with one client in a field.
It simply isn’t fair to promise you and your competitor in the same search space that we’ll give you both the same effort. We can’t compete against us. When meeting with potential SEO partners, ask them if they will also represent your direct competitors. If they will or already do, how can they represent you faithfully?
Choose TradeBark as your SEO partner and we will treat your brand’s website with the commitment it deserves. We obsess over our clients rankings, and we work hard to see our clients succeed.
Although we see clients between 10 am and 6 pm Monday through Friday, we frequently work nights and weekends. As Elon Musk said: “If they work 40 hours a week, and we work 100, we’ll accomplish in 4 months what they’ll accomplish in a year…”
Let’s accomplish great things together. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment for us to come to you, call us at 912-667-9526, or contact us. You can also feel free to stop by and speak to a TradeBark SEO representative at our office located in Savannah, GA.
See you on the search pages!