Date: January, 2012

Tips on Hiring SEO Services

On January 12th, 2012, wrote:

SEO services have become essential to businesses acrossCanada. The days of traditional advertising are dead; phone books, radio, and even TV have proved to be expensive and difficult to measure. SEO, meanwhile, has allowed business owners to be more involved in the marketing of their firm and to measure effectiveness like never before. SEO services in Canadahave been around for over a decade now; however, business owners have just recently started to take advantage of these services. Search engine optimization services certainly are widely available, and this article is designed to help you pick the right SEO service for your business. What is SEO? SEO or search engine optimization is an activity that is carried out by an SEO expert or company to drive relevant traffic to your website so you can realize a benefit for your business. SEO services typically include: Creating engaging content for link building Social media marketing strategies Website analysis and competitor evaluation Keyword research to – Read the full article

Opting for an SEO Career During Recession

On January 12th, 2012, wrote:

The last couple of years, the world’s economy has seen a roller coaster ride, caused by recession and financial meltdown. Businesses have been badly hampered by these global recessions. People have lost their jobs. Right now, I believe, we are going through another recession; fortunately, the impact doesn’t seem to be as serious as the previous one. There are significant damages seen coming via this ongoing recession, but there are also ways to survive. Thanks to the World Wide Web, people have found a number of opportunities to sustain their careers and livelihoods despite the bad time. These include opportunities in the SEO or search engine optimization industry. Your expectations from an SEO career should be realistic. Your success may very well depend on the clients that you have: if they belong to recession-affected industries like that for financial services, real estate, and automobiles, don’t be surprised if you don’t get a lot of business or a big budget. Keep – Read the full article

SEO 101: The 6 Important SEO Metrics to Monitor for a Successful SEO Strategy

On January 11th, 2012, wrote:

For your site to be noticed and to get traffic, it should have a good position in search, so that it will always land on the first page of popular search results at search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Achieving this is no miracle and is not something that can be done overnight: it takes an effective SEO strategy to move your website to the top of search engine results. In order for an SEO strategy to be successful, a website owner should monitor the different metrics of their site on a daily or weekly basis to gauge if the strategy that they are implementing is working. Here are a few metrics that any website owner should watch out for, to know if they are on the right track and if the strategy that they are implementing is improving their website’s ranking: SEO Metrics Traffic Metrics. Web traffic is the number of visitors that your site is getting. This – Read the full article

Online Marketing Using Link Building Strategies

On January 10th, 2012, wrote:

Marketing any product or service online can be a daunting task for a marketer, especially when the competition is cutthroat and the attention span of audiences has been reduced to just a click. So being at the right place at the right moment is as good as going on the right kind of diet regime – one that would bring in results! One strategy to building a business online – specifically, link building – is considered one of the best ways to connect to the audience. Businesses around the world today rely on the Internet to expand and optimize their visibility for their potential clients and more. It’s a given that Google has set nearly an unbeatable standard for linking only those sites that are trustworthy and pass their acid test. The Web is truly a place where marketers can lose track as linking to sites that basically have no status or ranking by the search engines usually results into – Read the full article

Is Your Social Media Consultant Actually Qualified?

On January 9th, 2012, wrote:

More and more companies are realizing the importance of utilizing social media. However, finding the right social media marketing consultant or expert can be a daunting task. Due to the ambiguity of social media and lack of a formal means to measure competency, it seems as though nearly anyone can call themselves a “social media guru”. However, social media is more than sending out tweets or reading blogs. How can a company find an individual who can do more with social media than connect with friends? 5 Qualities of a True Social Media Expert Placing your online reputation in the hands of an unqualified applicant is always a risky situation; however, there are several distinctive qualities that mark a true social media expert. In order to find the most qualified social media expert, keep an eye out for the following indicators: 1. Passion: In general, you should look for an individual that has a passion for social media – they – Read the full article

Top 5 Adwords Default Settings to Optimize for Improved Performance

On January 6th, 2012, wrote:

A potential pitfall for many new Adwords advertising is simply the false pretense that Google’s default Adwords settings are in the best interest for all advertisers. That’s simply not the case. Here are a handful of tips that can take just minutes but provide a significant lift in your online advertising campaign performance. 1. Review your location and language settings Google defaults each new campaign to target theUnited StatesandCanada. If you don’t ship internationally, this is a clear opportunity to narrow your targeting. If you are a localized business serving a specific area there is further opportunity to narrow in your focus by targeting a specific state, city or even specific mile radius surrounding your business location. Advanced Tip* If you are targeting multiple countries, set up separate campaigns for each country. Each geographic area will perform differently due to variances in search behavior. Separate campaigns will provide you much deeper insight into each location’s performance and allow for smarter decisions – Read the full article

Is Your SEO Siri-Responsive?

On January 5th, 2012, wrote:

You’ve spent a great deal of time and effort optimizing your website for the search engines. Why? Because a stellar search ranking is how you’re going to get visitors and ultimately, customers. SEO has been pegged as the most important – and only – way to cultivate traffic. Your SEO tactics have been successful, and you’re among the top results for your keywords. And then comes a curveball. Siri and Her Effect on SEO and Local Search For millions of Apple iPhone 4S users, and there are more of them every day, your SEO won’t matter. Meet Siri. She’s a clever little witch, and you’re going to have to reassess your current SEO tactics if you hope to please her. And please her you must, because iPhone users rely on her. Instead of opening a search engine and manually typing keywords, they’re just going to ask Siri to find them what they’re looking for. And Siri, being the intelligent voice – Read the full article

Watch Out for Page Jackers!

On January 4th, 2012, wrote:

If you got a pretty good site, which shows up on the first page of Google, you ought to be cautious about some possible threats. Hacking might be a huge issue indeed, but there is another form of threat lurking on the Internet these days. This threat is not a virus or a bug or a worm, yet it is very potent and can cause chaos for you and your adored website. Beware of Page Jacking! What is Page Jacking? The attack called page jacking mainly involves copying the content on your website onto some other site, so that the user believes that the other site is your legitimate site. If proper measures are not taken to secure your content, you are bound to lose your privileged spot on the first page of the search engine. The Consequences of Page Jacking Because the page jacker uses the same keywords and the same content, with a few exceptions here and there, – Read the full article