The final goal of search engine optimization
Most businesses have realized that search engine optimization
(SEO) is important if you want to succeed on the Internet.
However, many webmasters still don't know what SEO is about.
If you miss the mark, search engine optimization can cost
a lot of time of money without getting results. If you do
it right, SEO will improve your business.
What is the goal of search engine optimization?
The goal of search engine optimization is to bring new
customers to your web site. SEO is about being found by
the right people. It's about matching a prospect with the
right offer. It's as simple as that.
What is not the goal of search engine optimization?
SEO is not about getting listed for every possible keyword.
Many people try to get as many high search engine rankings
as possible, for as many keywords as possible. That's not
only a lot of work, it's also a waste of time.
It's not important that your web site is listed for a
lot of keywords. It's important that your web site is listed
for the right keywords and that your web site turns visitors
How can you improve your search engine optimization
- Create convincing web pages
That's a very important step. If you don't have web pages
that appeal to your target group then you don't have
to bother getting visitors.
Your web pages must be designed so that your visitors
become buyers. You must create trust, you must convince
your visitors and your web pages must be easy to use.
Details can be found in the chapter "How to convert visitors
to sales" in our free SEO
- Find the right keywords
Find the keywords that work best for you. IBP's keyword
generator can help you to build keyword lists that
are related to your business. Use these keywords for
pay per click (PPC) campaigns on Google and Yahoo.
Track these keywords with a conversion tracking tool
such as AxROI.
AxROI will tell you which keywords lead to sales and
which keywords are just a waste of time and money.
- Optimize your web pages for these keywords
Once you know the keywords that lead to conversions,
you should optimize
your web pages for these keywords. While PPC allows
you to quickly test keywords, optimizing your web pages
allows you to get targeted visitors without paying for
Search engine optimization can lead to great results if
you concentrate on the right goals. Search engine optimization
is about improving your business. It's not about getting
as much traffic as possible. Focus on your target group and
on keywords that work best for you. You'll save a lot of
work while increasing your profits.