I have been running my own business for about seven years now and creating online content about the same amount of time. The genesis of my business — 2008 — probably represented the apex of the traditional notion of SEO – elaborate schemes for backlinks, keyword stuffing, and jamming links into every cranny of the web, including blog comments. And I virtually ignored it all. Sure, I learned about SEO. I even experimented with it. But I generally ignored all of the SEO best practices of the day. I was the least-optimized blogger on earth for one reason – I knew the structure of the SEO system could not last.
Finding new sources of SEO leads has been an industry on to itself for a long time now. Quite a few people have white-labeled websites offering SEO services and the sole purpose of these websites is to gather leads that can then be resold to digital marketing agencies. Another chunk of the marketers sends out thousands of emails every day to small business owners soliciting SEO services. Even if a fraction of these recipients reply in the affirmative, it makes for a good number of leads that can be sold.
I heard it again last week, "I"m so frustrated by SEO!" The comment came from a small business owner who was articulating his frustration while trying to understand SEO. I heard words like "mystery," "black magic" and "black box." Yet, SEO is not a mystery. It's certainly not black magic. But there is some truth to the suggestion that it might be a black box. I'll explain why.
Since many big box retailers have already optimized for short-tail (less specific) keywords, your best bet for increasing your SEO ranking is to use long-tail keywords to minimize competition. The longer and more specific your keywords are, the easier it is to rank on them. Keywords that are more specific are usually referred to as long-tail.
It doesn't matter if you are just starting out as an SEO consultant or if you are already an established agency looking to grow – leads are the holy grail for the growth of any business. There are dozens of strategies, tricks and tools that can help you identify new leads for your SEO consulting business. The objective of this article is to comprehensively cover all the strategies and tools to find new SEO leads. But in case it doesn't cover a trick or strategy you personally use, feel free to comment or message me and I shall add your trick or tool to the list.
Is your website currently mobile friendly? Is it configured in a way that makes it functional to users no matter which type of device that they are viewing it on? If you answered no to either of these questions, you could be in for a rude awakening in the weeks to come. Read more to find out whether your site passes the test.
We've now reached the point where over half of online adults today surf the web on anything other than a traditional computer. Of online adults today, over 80% use a smartphone and 50% have a tablet. With this in mind, it's important that websites offer legibility and maximum usability for smartphone and tablet users.
Link building has been known as an SEO strategy to gain backlinks from reputable websites. As a practice, it has received negative reaction mainly because of the link builders who do it incorrectly. Instead of going for sustainable but difficult to achieve backlinks, they resort to quick, easy, but spammy links for their client sites. As a result, not only do these links do anythign for their client sites, but they also put the sites at risk of being penalized by search engines.
Today I'd like to share with you a list of the 7 steps you need to take first for on-page SEO in your WordPress business website. Just a reminder: on-page SEO refers to optimization techniques that you implement on your actual website, so that your website becomes more SEO-friendly for Google (and other search engines) to index and understand.