Here are some practical web search engine optimization tips for companies looking to take leverage of SEO to improve their web presence.
First of all, it is extremely important that expectations and goals are as realistic as they can be. Business owners should work very closely with their SEO consultant from the very start in order to establish realistic and achievable targets for their SEO campaigns.
Understanding Web Search Engine Optimization
A thorough understanding of search engine traffic is imperative so that the website owner knows where the traffic that would be funneled into his website is coming from. A basic understanding of how search engines work and the algorithm that works behind the engine must be laid out to the website owner. Although the website owner does not have to know the details and intricacies of how search engines return their search results, a fundamental grasp of the process can give the website owner a deeper appreciation of web search engine optimization and its goals.
Action Keywords And Volume
The next step is probably the most crucial stage in any search engine optimization project – keyword research.
Many SEO consultants rely on volume when choosing the right keywords to target for. But in my opinion, the type of keyword is more important than the volume of searches for that keyword in web search engine optimization.
Depending on the goals that the website owner has laid out in the initial stage of the consultation, it is important to remember that action keywords are always the better type of keyword when choosing which to target.
Of course, volume is important as web search engine optimization is partly a numbers game. But having a more targeted keyword that is more geared towards the goal that the website owner has set may prove to be more beneficial when the overall picture is analyzed.
Also, and this is very important when doing your keyword research, always use the “exact” search volume when researching. Not the broad term match. Not the phrase match in quotation marks. But the exact match in brackets. That is the exact term that you shall be competing for.
Evaluating First-Page Competition
Obviously, it is not enough that you rely on volume and the type of action a keyword would bring. If you are a website owner, you would want to see results of your web search engine optimization efforts for your website. And results can only be achieved when you reach the first page for the keywords that you are targeting. And this is the reason why evaluating the competition on the first page of the search results for the keyword that you are targeting becomes extremely important.
If the webpages that are entrenched in the first page of the search results for the keyword that you are trying to target are authority sites that are well-optimized, and with high Page Ranks, then you may have to consider skipping that particular keyword especially is you are eager to see quantifiable results of your web search engine optimization efforts.
Of course, by immediate results, we do not mean a matter of a few days. Depending on the strength of competition, it may take anywhere from one month to one year for your website to reach that much-coveted first page ranking.
Patience is a virtue. And this is certainly very true with web search engine optimization.