09 Oct What is SEO? It’s simple…
WHAT IS SEO?
It’s Simpler Than You Think!
SEO or Search Engine Optimization is the name given to activity that attempts to improve search engine rankings.
In search results Google™ displays links to pages it considers relevantand authoritative. Authority is mostly measured by analysing the number and quality of links from other web pages.
In simple terms your web pages have the potential to rank in Google™ so long as other web pages link to them.
Make Your Site Appear in Google
Great Content encourages people to link to your pages and shows Google™ your pages are interesting and authoritative. This leads to search engine success because Google™ wants to show interesting and authoritative pages in its search results. It’s that simple!
How Does Google™ Rank Pages?
Google™ promotes authority pages to the top of its rankings so it’s your job to create pages that become authority pages. This involves writing content people find useful because useful content is shared in blogs, twitter feeds etc., and over time Google™ picks up on these authority signals. This virtuous circle creates strong and sustainable Google™ rankings.
A Simple 1-2-3 Guide to Getting Better Search Results
- Write fantastic, useful content that uses words and phrases used by people who search for your products and services.
- Make it easy for people to share and link to it.
- Keep doing it!
Search Engine Optimisation or SEO is the simple activity of ensuring a website can be found in search engines for words and phrases relevant to what the site is offering. In many respects it’s simply quality control for websites. Having said that, if there was ever an industry that was little understood by outsiders it’s SEO.
Ask some SEO companies about SEO and they’ll try and blind you with science and confuse you into thinking it’s a black art. Say to some companies what is SEO and two hours later you’ll be none the wiser. We love seeing the light bulb go on when our clients get it. We prefer our clients to not only know what we are doing for them, but why!
How Do I Get Links?
Links are important but don’t confuse quality with quantity and don’t think about links in isolation from your content. It’s vital to understand that having great content massively increases your chances of securing natural links from quality relevant pages. These links will help you the most.
In simple language if you have something worth linking to you might secure links worth having. Great sites don’t link to poor quality content, why would they?
Do your homework and understand what kind of content your potential customers are looking for. Create a great site, create content people need and make it easy for them to share it. Do this and you’ll start to see your website traffic increase.