March 7, 2015
How to Get Your Website to the Top of Google Searches!
You've heard it and done it so often... "Google It " ... "Search It Up" ... "Go Online and Find It". Internet searching, research, and online shopping has become a regular part of our daily lives, both for local and non local information.
If you have a website, and a product or service to sell, you may be pondering,"How do I get Google to put my website at the top of its search results?" There are a couple of key approaches to this, let me explain:
- NATURAL SEARCH RESULTS Google looks at many aspects of your website, including the writing on your pages, the titles, descriptions, links and tags to determine relevancy on certain search phrases, then ranks your site accordingly. A lot of people are somewhat familiar with adding keywords into their webpages. However, keywords do not equal success with keyword searches. The criteria is a lot more complex as Google must sort through millions of websites daily. An experienced web developer with search engine optimization and copywriting skills can look to improve natural search results on a new or existing website. This also improves your website's overall integrity and relevancy, a key factor for any online presence and if you are planning to do any advertising with Google ...
- GOOGLE ADVERTISING Many website owners are concerned with coming up at the top of the search results when their prospects are searching for them using keyword phrases relevant to their business. In addition, if your competitors are showing up in the top positions, you want make sure you are getting equal (if not better!) exposure. This is where a Google Ad Campaign can put you at the top where the paid ads appear, above or to the right of the natural search results. You may be surprized however, to learn that certain keyword phrases are more popular or more relevant to the product or service you are selling:
- Popularity: Google tracks the history of all its searches and presents 'average monthly searches'. So for instance, if you were selling board games, we will find the term 'games' is very popular, with 33,000 + people searching on average each month, within British Columbia.
- Relevancy: We also want to consider how many of those people searching for games would actually click through on your ads and purchase something from your website. Maybe they were looking for a different type of game and therefore this may not be the most effective use of your advertising dollar. 'Board games' is less popular, with only 1,300 + people searching on average each month within British Columbia, but this search term is more relevant to your product, therefore a closer match to your hot prospects.