SEO & Marketing

Title Tags:

  • Main title tags should be key word/key phrase rich not stuffed.
  • Title tags should always use h1 or h2 tags.

Creating Content:

  • When creating content it is important to remember key words and key phrases relating to too each individual page.  Your key words and key phrases should be broken down within the categories they will be used.
  • All content must be unique, relevant, and original content.  Content that is taken from other websites is first and foremost is copy right infringement and second is useless for search engine optimization.

Site Structure:

  • Correct site structure using correct h tags, css, and scripting are an essential component for seo.

Images:

  • All images must be optimized for SEO so that your pages load quickly
  • Image format must be 72  dpi and compressed
  • Image formats:  jpg, jpeg, gif, png these are the standard web formats

Links:

  • Inbound
    • Inbound links are links coming from other websites that link to your site.  These links must come from websites that have some relationship to your site.  Example:  Your site is about auto repair, a good related site that is not indirect competition with your site could be a auto parts store.
  • Internal Links
    • These links link to other content within your website. Example: you have written a article and the article is related to web hosting, a partial sentence that has the key words hosting, joomla hosting, or word press hosting should be linked back to your hosting page.

List Building:

  • An essential part of client / potential client relationships consists of  contact on a regular bases.  This keeps your company in the fore front of their mind.  With this being said, it is important to build a contact list.  There are several ways to build list.  Gathering e-mail addresses from your website visitors is one way to build your list.  This list can be used in an e-mail marketing campaign to keep clients / potential clients informed of new products, company news, new techniques, etc.
  • Methods for building your list
    • Newsletter
    • White papers
    • Offering something of value for their e-mail address in return.

Aethetic Marketing:

  • This is a fundamental part of marketing that is often overlooked.  First impressions are lasting impressions.  The appearance of your website reflects the professionalism of your company.

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With the Google Caffeine Update complete as of June 08-2010 it has become more important than ever to update content on a regular basis.
Watch this video.

Below is a quote from The Official Google Webmaster Blog.

Today, we’re announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine. Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it’s the largest collection of web content we’ve offered. Whether it’s a news story, a blog or a forum post, you can now find links to relevant content much sooner after it is published than was possible ever before.

With this being said it is apparent that real-time information has become a very important factor in what will show up at the top of the SERPs. Of course these types of search positioning will be short lived as new and more relivant information comes available.That is why it has become important to blog on a regular basis.

If your blog posts have fresh,  new,  unique and relevant information for a search query you are more likely to position better in the SERRPs  Having links to information or products inyour main site also have a better chance of being read in your blog posts.

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What Is A SERP And Why Should You Care?

On January 10, 2010, in SEO, by DeZiner

If you own a business and have a website you should know what they are and care about SERPs, the acronym for Search Engine Results Page. The result of  a word or phrase query in a search engine like Google, Yahoo, or Bing is a SERP.

When a person searches the web they type key words in a search box in hopes of getting the results they are looking for. The search engine will sift through thousands, tens of thousands, if not millions of websites to give the most relevant, and up to date information through it’s algorithms.

In the past few months the SERPs have been quite erratic for some sites. Pages have been up, down and all over the board. Speculation has it that the Google caffeine update is the culprit. Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO discusses the update on his blog in a video interview with Mike McDonald from WebProNews. The update has been taking place for several months now but the dust still hasn’t settled.

This is a major update for Google and should be watched very closely by the SEO industry. One of the factors I have noticed is how the structure of websites has a direct effect on SERP. Pages that ranked well in 2007 – 2008 and early 2009 that were built with what now is old school technology, are falling behind in the search results.

In my opinion, the algorithm changes that are in the caffeine update directly reflect site structure and load time of sites. The more sites search engines have to query, the faster they need to access the data within those sites. If the code is heavy and disorganized it slows down the indexing process. This is having a direct affect on the SERP.