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1 SEO Webinar - With Neil Palmer of In Partnership with Huddlebuy How do I improve my website traffic with SEO? Covering: What is SEO? Why is SEO Important? Painting the Right Picture Best ways to implement SEO Industry Secrets Impact on your website design

2 What is Search Engine Optimisation? SEO is the term used for optimising your rankings within the organic search engine results - natural / non-paid In the industry we call these SERP’s – Search Engine Results Pages Most companies focus on rankings with Google In the UK Google provide about 9 out of every 10 searches SEO is ultimately about: ‘Improving your visibility on the Internet’ This is achieved by following ethical steps to improve website relevance

3 Why is it so important to be ranked in the top positions? Distribution 58.4 % of clicks – top 3 72.4% top 5 89% 1 st page

4 SEO - Painting a Picture For the Search Robots Google includes over 600 ranking factors within it’s main algorithm600 ranking factors within it’s main algorithm About 10 of these factors account for 95% of ranking considerations Search engines want to see that you are an ‘authority’ on a particular theme Diluting a theme makes it harder to achieve great rankings Ranking algorithms often change Ranking algorithms often change - it’s important you keep up to date Industry blogs and forums have RSS feeds which you should subscribe to Good examples are: Google Webmaster Blog, Matt Cutts Blog (Top Google SEO Guy), Search Engine Land, Search Engine Roundtable, Web Pro News

5 Basics of a ‘SEO Campaign’ Keyword research Use a research tool such as Google Keyword CheckerGoogle Keyword Checker Difficult generic phrases can take 9-12 months minimum to get top rankings Long-tail phrases (more words) are easier but have less searches Find phrases which are highly relevant to your products and services Use a mix of a few difficult phrases and some long tail phrases Try to start with just a few then add more when you are successful Always remember: search engines want to see a theme – don’t diversity too much Meta Data Have a structured plan for which pages focus on your search phrases Try to only target 2-3 phrases per page If you don’t have a page to use then create one These landing pages don’t have to be part of the website navigation

6 Basics of a ‘SEO Campaign’ - Continued Onsite keywords Don’t fill your site with repeated words as this is considered ‘spam’ Mention them more than other phrases Use them in your navigation wherever possible Link building Spend at least three quarters of your SEO time link building Contact as many sites as possible with related content who may link to you Submit articles to ‘article submission’ websites and generate free back-links Make sure to use all your keywords when back-linking Link to internal pages as well as your homepage – stick to the structure you set-up Submit press release online for brand awareness and back-links at the same time Submit press release online back-links at the same time Internal linking is also very important Link words and phrases from within your website content to other pages Link words and phrases Always use varying keywords within the anchor text

7 Industry Secrets a SEO Company Won’t Tell You Link building is almost everything needed to be successful Backlinks are the indicator - PageRank doesn’t matter Meta keywords are not considered by Google Links from theme related websites are ranked at least 10 times higher than random links Duplicate content will penalise or even block your rankings

8 The Impact of SEO on Your Website Visitors Whilst optimising a website it’s important to consider on-page factors Conversion rates – always have a clear path to checkout or contact The ‘call to action’ is the vital part of converting your traffic Articles and product descriptions can include this ‘call to action’ numerous times. Make sure people are consistently prompted to buy or contact you Don’t hide content away as Google knows where the text is displayed Stick to ethical methods of adding content. Quality and engaging copy is the only way to impress the search engines and your visitors

9 Top Tips for On-going Success Don’t use duplicated content for product or service descriptions Set-up a Google Webmaster Tools account to check for errorsGoogle Webmaster Tools account List yourself on all the popular directories such as Dmoz and Business Directories Don’t have duplicate meta data on your pages – check this with Webmaster Tools Blog once or twice a week about industry news or products Remember to link content on your website with relevant anchor text Update old pages – this is a ranking factor and dormant pages rank lower Link build for a minimum of 5 hours per week

10 Thanks for your time and good luck with your rankings! For help with your SEO or to outsource completely, simply request a free proposal 0800 292 2410 Many thanks to Huddlebuy for their continued partnership with

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