What is SEO?
You’ve probably heard or seen the term “SEO” before, and you may even have a very vague understanding of it. But what exactly does SEO mean?
SEO stands for search engine optimization. In a nutshell, it’s a process that involves making your website more visible in a search engine’s results.
You may have noticed that when you search for a term in Google, for example, that some results appearing at the very top look like ads. That’s because they are ads, and people/companies pay good money to have them appear there for maximum visibility. With SEO, the goal is to get top placement via organic search engine results, with the term “organic” meaning non-paid.
Why is this so important? Well, the more visible your site, the more visitors you are likely to have. And in the end, you can convert those visitors into customers that will boost your online presence or reputation, and possibly boost your bottom line.
Traffic is essential to building an online presence. Although plenty of traffic is driven via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter nowadays, search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing remain king when it comes to helping your website rack up visits since most Internet users turn to search engines when they’re looking to pinpoint information within seconds.
If your site is not optimized for search engines, it will not be found when someone searches for something within your sector. In short, you will have a hard time driving traffic, and you will essentially remain hidden when you’re looking to be found.
To push the importance of SEO even more, think of your own behavior when you use a search engine. Once it generates results for whatever you were looking for, do you tend to scroll multiple pages before clicking on a link? Probably not. In fact, you probably only go one or two pages deep, at the most, when seeking online information. This emphasizes the need to use SEO to ensure you don’t get buried within search results, because doing so will bury your business or any desire you have to gain online exposure.
What drives SEO? In other words, what helps you improve your search engine placement or rankings? Many believe it all begins with high-quality content that is relevant, will keep your visitors on the site for extended periods of time, and will keep your visitors coming back for more.
The user experience your site provides is also essential to improving your SEO efforts. You want your pages to load as quickly as possible, especially since visitors have so many other options at their disposal. You want a variety of multimedia in the form of audio, video, images, and slideshows to keep visitors entertained. Your content should be easy to read and digest, and the overall layout and format should be easy on the eyes and even easier to navigate.
The list of factors that drive SEO and will get you placed in a highly visible spot on the Web goes on and on, and that’s one of the reasons why so many find SEO to be so intimidating. That’s where we step in to make the entire search engine optimization process a smooth and even enjoyable one.
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