Split Your Search Engine Optimization Efforts

search engine optimization on-page off-pageI was talking to an executive the other day who asked why they weren’t getting the search engine ranking boost they had expected when they had invested so much in optimizing their website.

I told him it was because despite all the work that had taken place on the site, that’s only part of what goes into search rankings. They hadn’t done anything off the site.

Here’s the rule…

Half of the SEO work is done on your website; the other half is done off the site.

Actually, right now the greater weight is being given to link popularity, which happens outside your site. So more than half of your results come from what you do off the site.

You need to make sure you cover both sides of the equation when you are trying to improve search engine optimization.

Among the things you can change on your website are:

·Title and meta tags

·Heading tags

·Alt tags

·Keyword-rich copy

·Page names

·Link wording

·Static vs. dynamic content

·Outbound links

The work you do outside the website involves generating as many links to your website as possible from respected and relevant websites. Tactics here include:

·Distributing press releases

·Getting listed in various directories

·Participating in online communities, forums, listservs, discussion groups and social networks (with a sig file or content that links back to your site)

·Syndicating articles

·Blogging

·Commenting on other people’s blogs

·Contacting companies that offer complementary products or services to exchange links

·Participating in link exchange programs

Make sure your search engine optimization efforts include both on-site and off-site tactics.

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How to do B2B Blogging or Twittering? Watch Marcus Tettmar.

http://www.mjtnet.com/I talk to a lot of CEOs who are thinking about blogging or Twittering, but are not sure how to get started.

Here’s someone who is doing it right…

His name is Marcus Tettmar, and his company is MJT Net. They are clients of ours, but Marcus was blogging and Twittering long before they started working with us.

His blog is focused on his software. He talks about new features, fixes, issues that came up on their support forums, tips for using the software, and his new website. Read more

Marketing Every Small Software Company Should Be Doing

So you know where I’m coming from, here are the top 9 types of marketing I believe virtually every small software company should be doing:9 by Leo Reynolds.

  1. Pay-per-click advertisements (Google ads)
  2. Public relations
  3. Nurture program
  4. Search engine optimization
  5. Education strategy
  6. Email newsletters
  7. Flash demos
  8. Referrals
  9. Get Creative

 

You can get a fuller explanation on my website  www.j-m-r.com 

And this is what we’re telling clients now, with the economy heading into a recession… Read more

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