Website Redesign – SEO Tips to Get the Best ROI for Your Website

Website Redesign – SEO Tips to Get the Best ROI for Your Website

Your company’s website is often what introduces your potential customers to your brand and your products or services.  When people need a particular product or service, they will get on Google, usually from a mobile device, and search for the product or service, visiting the first several websites that appear in the search engine results pages (SERPs).  This makes it important for your website to deliver on several fronts: rank on the first page of Google; have a modern design, fast loading time, high usability, and most importantly, mobile responsiveness. If your company’s website has an outdated design in appearance and/ or functionality, you should consider updating the website design.  Users will bounce from a website quickly if the navigation is confusing, if it loads slowly, or if it does not display properly on mobile devices.  Having a smooth, functional website design is crucial for retaining organic traffic that comes in through searches for your products and services. When updating the design of your website, you need to plan the design with search engine optimization (SEO) principles in mind.  Redesigning your website is much more than a cosmetic undertaking, the changes you make to your website must be SEO friendly to retain or improve your rankings in the SERPs. Implementing changes in the design and functionality of your website can undo the progress your website has made from an SEO standpoint.  Your website has been crawled and indexed by Google to appear in the SERPs and if you make changes to the design of your website that override the infrastructure, internal links, or content, this could hurt your SEO...
6 Check-points To Start Building Your Triumph Brand Strategy

6 Check-points To Start Building Your Triumph Brand Strategy

Branding is important because it helps you build a unique identity. Your “brand” is your reputation and the stronger your brand, the more long-term success you should endure. Poor branding makes a company forgettable, even if they are good at what they do. Having a brand strategy helps guide your business by keeping you consistent. The end result of strong branding is the difference between millions of people spending $200 for basketball shoes that cost $16 and struggling to sell $30 shoes.   Learn To Create Digital Presence Next is keyword research and SEO, without it, no one will find your site. To put it simply, the websites that are listed first are the ones that the search engines trust the most. It boosts their brand when they give people what they are looking for quickly. If you rank high for something, not only will you get traffic, but people will trust you, because Google trusts you. You need to pick the low hanging fruit that gets a lot of traffic with the buyer’s intent, not research intent. If you work with an SEO agency, their aim should be to get you to rank high for buyer keywords with a high volume and low competition, not just research phrases that have a high volume. Best, top, cheapest, etc. have the buyer’s intent. It’s good to rank for both, but buyer keywords should be your goal. Determine what you want to offer and how to offer it better than anyone else can. You will rank higher and get more returning visitors with a current theme that’s mobile-optimized since 58% of...
Mobile and Organic Search Market Share Growth – Q4 2018

Mobile and Organic Search Market Share Growth – Q4 2018

The organic and mobile search market data for quarter 4 of 2018 reaffirms what digital marketers have been preaching for the last several years.  Effective search engine optimization (SEO) strategies, especially strategies that involve mobile friendly SEO and mobile responsive web designs, are of paramount importance for driving more traffic to your website.  The number of online searches done on mobile devices has grown each year since it surpassed desktop searches in October of 2016 and Google continues to account for the largest share of overall organic and mobile searches by far. In Merkle’s Digital Marketing Report for Q4 2018, the data shows that Google accounted for 93 percent of all organic searches in the U.S. and 96 percent of all organic mobile searches.  Both figures are an increase from Q4 of 2017.  With such a high share of internet users turning to Google for their searches, especially on mobile devices, it is important for businesses and digital marketers to focus on optimizing their website for Google’s search engine results pages (SERPs) and ensuring that it is mobile friendly.  If your website is not optimized for mobile search, you will quickly be left behind. In this guide, we will cover the importance of optimizing your website for organic search, especially for mobile devices.  Your website needs to be well optimized and have a mobile responsive web design so that it displays properly for the growing number of users doing online searches on their mobile devices.  If your website is not optimized for mobile searches, you can enlist the help of a digital marketing agency like Proceed Innovative and their...
2019 SEO Content Writing Checklist

2019 SEO Content Writing Checklist

With so many people searching online for all types of businesses, from restaurants to auto mechanics, it is very important for businesses to invest in search engine optimization (SEO) to ensure that they can be found online.  Shockingly, many businesses will invest in several digital platforms to promote their business and drive traffic, but SEO is not an area where most businesses choose to invest.  A recent survey from Clutch found that only 44% of businesses invest in SEO, but more than 70 percent of businesses invest in digital marketing through social media (81%), website promotion (78%), and email marketing (69%). Every bit of digital content created by a business, including blogs, web pages, and social media posts, can benefit greatly from effective SEO.  Search engines like Google rank every bit of digital content and if your content is not properly optimized, it will not rank very well.  When businesses invest in SEO, they can greatly improve the performance and ROI of their social media marketing and website promotion. A solid SEO strategy is built upon quality SEO content writing.  Search engines have gotten much better at identifying quality, user-focused content and it is this type of content that gets the highest rankings.  As you form the SEO marketing plan for your company for 2019, you must emphasize the importance of content marketing and focus on creating quality content for your audience.  Creating quality, user-focused content across all of your digital channels, including your website, blog, and social media profiles, will help you rank higher and drive more traffic for an improved ROI. The following are tips to help...
The Importance of Online Reputation Management

The Importance of Online Reputation Management

What is Online Reputation Management? Online Reputation Management (ORM) is when one addresses, monitors, or mitigates the search engine results pages or mentions in website content. While the term may sound new, you are probably already familiar with the necessity of having an online presence – or better yet – an online reputation. Keeping this in mind, it’s extremely important for every company to not only monitor their web presence, but how someone or something is viewed based on an internet search. Every single second, users are posting comments, blogs, pictures, videos, and other web content that always changes internet search results. Knowing this from experience, many users as business owners will want to influence those results. Online Reputation Management as it Relates to PR Similar to public relations (PR), a company must constantly be monitoring and taking action to improve its online reputation. Here are some common online PR activities: Creating and posting new content Staying active on social media Forums Blogs Social networking Promoting existing content Building social profiles While these PR activities can be time-consuming, the rewards can be substantial, including higher sales, brand awareness, and personal career advancement. One thing that can be feared among many companies, however, is mentions when there is criticism, either through professional journalism or user-generated content. But even that can be reversed with experienced ORM, leading to even greater benefits. When managing your online reputation, you’ll want to monitor all of the following: Social media Blogs Websites Online directories with reviews Collaborative websites like Wikipedia Article submission directories Collaborative research websites User-generated content Blogging communities Social news and bookmarking sites...
Voice Search: SEO Tips for Local Businesses

Voice Search: SEO Tips for Local Businesses

Experts in the field of SEO and internet marketing have been saying this for the past couple of years; voice search is quickly growing and becoming the main way that people search online.  In fact, 72% of people who own devices with voice user interfaces (VUIs) are already using these devices each day for voice searches.  These devices make it very easy to quickly search for anything online, including products and services from local businesses. In 2016, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that 20% of all Google search queries are done with voice search.  ComScore predicts that as much as 50% of online searches will be done with voice search by 2020. Voice search has not yet overtaken traditional search, but its growing prevalence has changed the way that people search online.  It is very important for local businesses to understand how voice search is changing how people look for businesses online so they can optimize their website and marketing strategies to attract more traffic from those using voice search. In this guide, you will learn more about voice search habits and the VUIs that people use for voice search, as well as how to optimize local SEO strategies to put your business in the best position to succeed in the changing landscape of online search. Identifying the Opportunity The majority of voice searches are done on mobile devices which makes them local in nature.  This is very important for businesses to understand if they are trying to attract a local audience.  However, it is also important for business to note how voice search has expanded beyond local mobile...