Do I need SEO?

You’ve heard it many times, produce great content and you will be rewarded by your audience and by the search engines!

If you do great things for your community (let’s just say you give your time for free to those in need such as the sick and elderly), people will naturally recommend you and naturally talk about you in a positive light.

Similarly, if you produce great website content for your target audience, they will naturally talk about it and naturally recommend it.

Seems simple enough. All you need to do is produce great content, put it out there and people will love your website content and so will the search engines!

Then why do you even need SEO?

Well believe it or not, SEO still plays an important role. You need to know what your target market is looking for in terms of content. I’m sure you have your own ideas about this, after all, it is your website and you know your business better than most. That being said, it is a good idea to know how your audience searches online for your products and services.

As SEO’s, we can help you with this 🙂

Your site needs to be structured in a way that meets the needs of your audience. It must be clear, concise, and user friendly. It must quickly and easily lead them to the information that they are looking for.

It needs to be accessible, to both users and search engines! Again we can help.

We can ensure your site is error free so that all of your content becomes visible.

As SEO’s, we can guide you to produce content that your audience wants and needs. We can help you to achieve popularity and relevancy with the search engines – naturally and ethically.

These days, as the search engines evolve and become smarter, you won’t get away with ‘black-hat’ tactics and over optimisation techniques. You won’t get away with link buying schemes and automatic methods. Instead, you will pay the heavy price of severe drops in rank, traffic, and business.

You need to remain focused on your audience and produce the content that they want and seek. You need to offer an enhanced user experience. You need to engage with them, and become an authority for your offering.

Together with SEO, Social Media continues to play a vital role in that it serves not only as a great medium for interaction and engagement with your audience, but also as a search engine validator for your organic rankings via social signals.

Again, as an SEO, we can guide and help you so that you maximise your website goals.

Hopefully this answers your question, do I really need an SEO? You do, more than ever, though seek the services of an SEO who cares for your product or service and uses ethical tactics to get your great website content found.

Written by Bill Vasiliadis

Google+ an essential social network for any search marketer

As predicted many months ago soon after the launch of Google+, Google is closely linking its search product to its social platform. This article gives real life examples of how Google+ is embedded in Google search results pages. Any search marketer who still believes being on Google+ doesn’t matter?

Search plus your world

Big news from Google, a way to search both private and public content – Search Plus Your World! For now, content only coming from Google+.

Integration of social media into search results

Nice slide on the integration of social media into search results.

Twitter most popular, LinkedIn more leads!

This study shows that LinkedIn is the #1 lead generator for B2B although more B2B marketers are using Twitter!

Is Google going social? Again!

There is a rumour about that Google is developing a platform that will rival Facebook! Even so, will users adopt to it? It’s interesting to see Google entering the social media space and at the same time Facebook is entering the search space with its Open Graph developments. Interesting times ahead.

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