It’s already been fairly well established that Google doesn’t, (and hasn’t for a long time) used the content of your meta tags when determining your ranking in their search engine results. However, that isn’t to say that there aren’t other uses for meta data, that relate more to your visitors than they do to search engines.
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SEM is an acronym for search engine marketing, the practise of promoting your business and website through appearing in search engine results.
This form of marketing can be achieved organically, or through paid advertising and sponsored links that appear alongside search results.
As we mentioned in some recent articles, Google is currently paying an awful lot of attention to its local search / Google Places listings when it comes to delivering search results. To such an extent, in fact, that the place listings are trumping natural, organic results.
No matter how many visitors come to your website thanks to search engine results, or your online marketing efforts, it won’t help your business if your site doesn’t deliver on the promise it made to get them to visit in the first place.
Earlier last month, we published an article about the launch of Google’s new search service, Google Instant. This is the new “real time” search service that provides results as you type, and in which Google effectively tries to predict what you’re searching for, and displays results that change as you type more letters. The real question though, is what effect this will have on SEO.
One of the greatest advantages of using the internet to market your products and services lies in the fact that online activity related to your web presence can be easily measured.
The relatively recent launch of Microsoft’s new search engine Bing has also launched a new online debate. Which search engine is better?
Search engine marketing, or SEM as it is abbreviated, generally refers to the practice of increasing exposure to your online business platform through search engine results.
A Google Adwords campaign is widely considered one of the most effective targeted marketing opportunities that exists today on the internet. It takes advantage of Google’s ability to display a relevant ad alongside the search engine results that appear when a user searches for a specific term, or contextually depending on the content of the site on which it will advertise your product.
One of the greatest benefits of internet marketing lies in the fact that it’s one of the marketing strategies that’s more measurable than most. Making use of search engine marketing services lets you immediately determine the number of conversions you’ve achieved, whether into online leads or sales, as well as how much revenue your online marketing has generated, and the overall return on investment.
Online advertising is a form of advertising that uses the technology of the internet, in order to spread your marketing message across a network of different channels. Online advertising offers some significant advantages over more traditional media, particularly in it’s immediacy, and lack of geographical limitation.
As with more traditional marketing the point to online marketing is quite simply more business.
With Internet Marketing there are no longer limits on the reach of advertisers or the businesses they represent, other than the limits they place upon themselves.
Article directories can provide a source of content for your website, and serve as a workable link-building strategy.
In general, you may use any of these articles on the condition that you insert links from the article, to various web pages other than your own.
Traditional advertising and marketing is clumsy and unwieldy when compared to the more modern online marketing (such as SEO).
Although the industry is called search engine optimisation (SEO), the truth of the matter is that most websites, especially in South Africa, want and need to optimise for Google.
When deciding to engage in a PPC campaign many companies are faced with the choice of whether to attempt the activity themselves, or to outsource the task to a Pay Per Click company.
In March 2008 the 28th most popular search term, according to the New York Times, was “drugs”. Considering the way many people approach keyword research, one might think this made March a good month to be a drug dealer. If only keyword research were as simple as that.
One of the most controversial search engine optimisation topics, keyword density refers to the percentage of your written content that is made up of the keywords you’re using to target your online market via the search engines.
Keyword research is the art of finding the keywords your potential customers are using on the search engines, then determining how to incorporate those keywords into your marketing strategy.
The first step in realising the importance of keyword research is that of acceptance. Accepting that you, in actual fact, do not speak the same language as your customers and clients, you don’t know how they think, or what they want to gain from your services.
The importance of content, good, quality content, on your website is second-to-none in terms of link-building and optimisation for organic searches.
The net abounds with all manner of useful hints, tips and tricks aimed at producing content writing that will successfully market your website or blog.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC) have become the two most prominent forms of web marketing today.
Despite the proliferation of Black Hat techniques in the SEO community, there is a shining beacon, a last bastion of hope in which we can all take refuge… Search engines hate Black Hat.
The whole SEO field is somewhat obscured by a kind of industry mystery, where no one but those directly involved really know what it is all about, and sometimes even those involved seem to be a bit clueless. So, where does this leave you, looking to employ an SEO professional?
In SEO circles it is commonly believed that content is king. This is largely true. Relevant content attracts search engines, and well-written content maintains healthy site traffic. But the Dark Side seeps into every aspect of SEO, seeking to unsettle the balance.
Every good SEO will make use of, and have access to, a wide range of professional SEO tools. With the wide variety of SEO tools available for download to the modern search engine optimiser, the tasks that make up successful search engine optimisation can be drastically expedited through automation.