Don't know what SEO is? - What is SEO
The quickest method is by Advertising: Pay-per-click, banner/button advertising and email marketing - although these options are not inexpensive (generally D4-D8 per contact, with a low single figure conversion percentage). If you are in a high value goods or service industry, then the cost-per-sale is more sustainable.
Long-term website optimisation and content development for searches is generally a better approach - getting free referral traffic from search engines - here are some tips...
Optimising a website for maximum search engine exposure involves a number of factors:
- Key phrase selection
- The website HTML mark-up
- The readable copy on the page
- Internal linking structures
- External links to your website
Key phrase selection
This is paramount - target the wrong key phrases and keywords and all your efforts are for naught. Don't be afraid to change your target phrases if your initial choices are not converting for you. We will analyse your competitor's websites and research phrases using keyword selection tools. An initial PPC campaign will also provide valuable data.
A search engine spider will scan through your HTML mark-up to find the visible copy it wants to index and take note of certain other tags and attributes. The coding should be semantic, validate to standards and ensure the primary copy is high in the source code. There should also be a low code: copy ratio.
This is what visitors to your page will see and read - this is also the primary content the search engine spider will index, so it must include the search phrases you wish to target in strategic places on the page.
Internal Linking Structure
How you organise your internal navigation structure is important, giving weight to certain pages and using the correct titles for links.
External Links to your Website
Once your website is optimised and launched an on-going campaign of link generation and directory registrations is required. A link to your website is counted as a vote in the eyes of the search engines.
Website content is King! Creating effective copy for both visitors and search engines is a tricky mix - you require an optimised page for the search engines so that visitors will find you for your chosen search terms and once they have arrived at your web page you need to sell them the product or service using text that reads well. Our content development writers are proficient in copywriting for SEO and, with some research and guidance from the client, also your target customers.
Reliance on SEO
Clients are cautioned not to rely solely on SEO - search engines change their algorithms regularly and shake-up the results. No-one can guarantee anything with regard to your SERPs (which is why you should ignore SEO advertisers who claim 'guarantees' on placements).
We do not make guarantees - we simply follow best practice. There is much the client can do themselves, such as writing copy, approaching other websites to trade links, giving advice in forums and other communities and we can instruct clients on what to do to help themselves.