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Develop your SEO Strategy

Before beginning a search engine optimization (SEO) project, it is important to understand the process involved in an effective SEO campaign.

The goal of search engine optimization is to have the search engine spiders not only find your site and pages but also specifically rank the page relevance so that it appears at the top of the search engine results. The process of optimization is not a one-time process but requires maintenance, tuning, and continuous testing and monitoring.

The SEO Process Step by Step

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Keyword phrase research involves identifying a group of keyword phrases. This initial step is critical and requires a considerable amount of time to find a good set of phrases that offer a balanced combination of two important factors: high usage by searchers and relatively low competition within the search engines.A more effective approach is to find a set of phrases that are heavily used by searchers but somewhat less competitive in terms of the total number of search results.

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After establishing your targeted keyword phrases and it is important to understand. what the subject site's starting position is within the search engines. Doing so ensures that you know the specific areas that need work and provides a baseline against which to gauge the subsequent campaign's success.After developing at complete picture of the site's starting. position, goals are set for the SEO plan. These goals are measurable and tied to the specific business objectives of the site.

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Content is king in search engine optimization. The search engines love text.First, a site loaded with high-quality content of interest to site users will give them a reason to stay and a reason to come back. After all, the reason they came to your site was to find information. Second, you will receive the added benefit of serving up exactly what the search engines want content Search engines will have more information to store about your business and products.

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It is not enough to have your keyword phrase(s) somewhere on the web page, the placement and prominence given to them also affects your search engine placement. For example, leading off the site's first paragraph with your keyword phrase gives it more weight than burying it half way down the page in the middle of a paragraph. Also, using larger font sizes and bolding the text can emphasize its importance and positively affect the page's ranking for that phrase.

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In marketing, you fish where the fish are. And, the fish are using social media in increasing numbers. The power of online sharing through social media provides tremendous opportunities for companies willing to commit the time to using it. During this phase of the process, we help clients establish a social media presence and consult with the client on how best to use those social media profiles to share site content and connect with customers and potential customers.

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The same reporting done in the initial phase of the campaign is done again at regular intervals, post-optimization. Rankings, site traffic levels, social signals and other key metrics can then be compared to pre-optimization levels, giving measurable results to the SEO campaign. The specific metrics used in an SEO plan will depend on the goals of that site. You also want to review your link strategy and ensure that your inbound and outbound links are relevant to your business