What is Website Optimization?

Website Optimization SalesMost business owners think that website optimization (SEO) happens by magic on their website.  Website optimization is so much more than your website.  It includes:

  • Onsite Optimization
  • Off site Optimization

Website owners naturally think that the optimization performed by an expert ON their website is way more important than the off site optimization.  They are wrong.  I have seen some extremely poorly optimized site perform really well in the Search results.  The reason – Off Site optimization.

What is SEO?

Every January I sit down and go over all my clients – where did they come from, what marketing methods are working, which ones are not working, and plan out my business for the upcoming year.  My website has always been a steady 20% of my business.  It is not because of the search engine optimization I have done to my website.  It is everything else.

Just because someone contacts you from your website does not mean that it was just your website efforts that earned your placement in the search engine results.  There are many things a business owner can do to earn higher placements.  All the small things add up to better placement.  Here is a list of things I have done that helped to boost my search engine placement for my website.

Website Optimization Ideas

  • Guest blog posts
  • Social Media participation (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, BizNik, Google Plus)
  • Fan Page for business
  • YouTube and informational/educational videos
  • Article databases
  • Forum posting
  • Testimonial writing
  • Blog commenting (not comment spam)
  • Press Releases
  • Using SlideShare
  • Creating profiles on various websites
  • Directory Listings
  • Social Bookmarking accounts
  • Blogging
  • the list goes on…

Anything you can do on other websites that points back to your website is helpful and worth the time and effort.  Over time all these various activities grow and accumulate.

SEO is not a quick fix – it is not something that can be accomplished in 1 month.  It is an ongoing project – one might say never ending.  It can reap huge rewards in the future – think of it as making deposits into a savings account that earns 20% interest.  20% of my business comes from Search Engine Optimization.

What is Website Optimization

It is:

  • Increased sales
  • More clients
  • More phone calls
  • More dollars
  • More business

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