OK...so you’ve been wondering, “How AM I doing with SEO?” (it’s been in all the Knoxville, Tn newspapers) and why should I care?
Well, if you are wondering...real quick...Search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results.
Ok, so...What happens when I get more traffic to my website? Easy. The answer is Attention!
When more people are looking at what you’re doing, chances are some of these lookers might have a notion to give you a call and want your services, maybe you’re exactly what they’re surfing for, You’ll get to make some $$$.
...and if you’re wondering why this question is even being asked. Well, if you’ve gotten this far reading this, maybe your one of those lost souls who missed that class on why SEO is so important. You may need to catch up.
You might already know how much influence that Google group, and a couple others, have on the inter web. These days you can hardly surf the web without them knowing all about who you are, what you like to look at while you sit with your iPhone, your iPad and we can’t leave out your desktop computer. With all that knowledge flying about, about almost every one of us, it only makes sense that we should care about how we can put that information to work for us. Yep, here’s where that SEO stuff comes back into our conversation.
SEO is a way to help connect. Real Estate agents want to connect with home buyers, they want home sellers to connect with them, the marketing guys want you to see what they’re trying to sell this week. Your business should orbit around SEO it’s how people find you and you find them. There is, of course, much more to this SEO stuff than what I can jot down here, you’ll just have to do some digging to find out, it’s well worth your effort, maybe I’ll get around to writing a little more later.
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This is one way I’ve used SEO to connect with you, the reader, I hope you’ll contact me if I can help you out with your real estate photography needs, or if you need help marketing your commercial services or a product you’re trying to sell or even if you have a question about whatever, I’ll try to help. I have a good reputation and I give a 110% guarantee. Give Me a Call Today! Smiles.
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A few truths about SEO to help get you started.
1. SEO is not a marketing plan
SEO is a small piece of marketing. Good SEO practices can gradually build up website traffic from interested prospects. However, SEO is not a stand-alone substitute for good marketing.
2. SEO is a long-term play
If you’re banking on a quick fix to acquire new clients, SEO isn’t the tool you’re looking for. On average, it takes 3.4 months for a targeted piece of content to appear in search results.Consider paid advertising through social media or Google AdWords if you want faster results
3. SEO is a competition
There isn’t necessarily a standard benchmark for SEO. Yes, there are best practices, but the ultimate goal is to do enough to outrank your competition.
Pro tip: Try to post evergreen content that will stand the test of time and drive traffic to your website over a long period.
4. SEO is an investment
To be successful at SEO, you need to invest either time or money. Working with an SEO consultant or agency could run $500 to $1,000 per month and you’ll need at least six months’ worth of help. To do it yourself, be prepared to dig in. Greer estimates that he spent more than 400 hours on SEO work for his own website before he started seeing results.
Pro tip: When creating content for your site, go for quality over quantity. It’s better to create one amazing blog post with in-depth info than to blog every day with less engaging content.
5. SEO relies on good content
Ultimately, Google and the other search engines want to deliver good results to users. So your web pages need to serve the content that those users are looking for. It needs to be well written, relevant, unique and updated frequently. Blogging isn’t mandatory to produce good content for SEO. Search engines reward you for any content updates to your site.