Where to start with SEO? If you are new site or a long established site the process of SEO is very similar, it is just the speed at which you do things should vary. Everybody knows that when it comes to SEO Google is king, and with Google if you are not on the first page then you may as well not exist. Over 90% of all internet users do not get past the first page. Saying that, even lower positions on the first page get remarkably less traffic than the top positions. Is it possible to get your site to the top of Google?
Well the short answer is Yes, but firstly it is important to choose which keywords to get at the top for. It is easy to get at the top for many long tail keywords and ones that get hardly any traffic. What you need in you SEO is to aim at keywords which get the most traffic. Impossible you might think; I am a relatively new company, I will never make it to the top of Google for the most popular keywords in my industry. Well despite what most SEO companies tell you it is possible to get to the top of Google for any keyword you want, in just a few months.
Where do you start? Well the most important factor in SEO is what site you have linking to you. This makes up for probably 90% of a sites ranking. It is possible to trace what sites link to your competitors by using a simple tool that will show you all the links; everything is traceable on the internet! Since link building is not new idea, sites have been doing it for years, some site for popular key phrases might have over 100,000 links. A bit daughting you might think, but you can still challenge them.
The beauty of the online world is that it is anybody’s game. With SEO done right small companies can be right up there with the big ones and have equal chance of receiving a visitor. How do you start to build links to your site? There are many different ways to do this. It is best to use a range of tactics encase one type of link variety is starts to be discounted from Google; it also makes your link building campaign look more natural in the eyes of Google.
The main methods of link building include article writing, blog commenting, forum posting, blog creation, link exchanges and social media. Don’t worry if these sound like jargon to you as each can be researched individually, or even easier, you can get somebody to do it for you. What ever you do, don’t sit back and wait for people to link to you. This is not going to happen unless you are a high ranking informative site in your industry. Even starting to create a useful blog for people to link to is a slow and tedious way to generate links. If you create a blog, link that to your site and there you are you have a back link!