SEO can make or break a brand well sort off, not to be dramatic but SEO does have a huge impact on small businesses and in this blog, we try to help you understand exactly why is that. Read on…
With over 90% of online content created in the past 3 years, digital marketing heavily relies on tech that balances between getting its customers the most accurate content and its client justified visibility.
As technology & algorithms evolves, search engines also upgrade their tech making the need to be in sync and up-to-date with your SEO efforts more important than ever if you want to make the most of your web and digital media efforts.
SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization“. Every time you search for something online and visit a website, you are counted as “traffic” for that website and the search that lead you to the results are called SERPs which stands for “Search Engine Result Page” here content with relevant information is ranked in an order of most accurate to least accurate. SEO helps create such content that helps your page rank on the first page of search engine results there by creating traffic and create awareness on your brand. Bots called “spiders” crawl through the web pages to analyse and rank content based on keywords and SEO that best suit the search made by the customer.
In simple words, SEO creates keywords and content that bots called spiders identify as valid and accurate information for the person searching for something online and then provide a list of such web pages on SERPs through which you access the website thereby getting counted as traffic to that website.
Most people think SEO only applies for written content, but that’s not true. Written content is one of the may different forms of SEO that are available for your business. All of them are listed below:
1.Written SEO– as they name suggests, it’s the content on the website and blogs that is optimized to meet the search engine bots’ criteria. Most importantly, content should have well placed keywords, accurate data and original content so that SERPs can feature it on their first page and this way the website will not be penalized for plagiarism and copied content. If content is copied, the search engine will recognize this and penalize the website with lower ranking and a search engine ban.
2. Voice SEO- with voice searches making up to 50% of the total searches online, it can be considered an important step to optimize your content to stay relevant to voice searches.
The reason written and voice search optimization are different is mentioned below:
3. Image/Video SEO– image search is another way through which visual SEOs are changing. For any written content it is always a good idea to add some sort of visual content to your blog or website.
Keep in mind the following tips-
Mainly there are 4 types of SEO that a business must incorporate for a well all-rounded SEO approach:
Now that you are aware of SEO and how to utilize it for your business here are some best practices to incorporate:
A small business can gain better target audience and crate an online brand Image through the right SEO approach. As a long-term approach here are the advantages of SEO for a small business: