- Written by John Mitrano
10 SEO Items You can do Yourself Right Now
To Boost Local Search for Your Business
- Check to see if your website is Google mobile-friendly. Go to: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
- Check to see if your website is Google mobile optimized. Go to: https://developers.google.com/webmasters/mobile-sites/
- Check to see if your website has been crawled & indexed. Google: Site:Techdesigno.com (example)
- Start a Blog
- Claim and Populate your GMB (Google MyBusiness Page) with your NAP +W
- Start and maintain a FB business page.
- Start and maintain a LinkedIn business page.
- Email me your profile for Powernetnj.com - http://techdesigno.com/contact-us.html
- Let’s have a Powernet testimonial swapping party.
- Contact John Mitrano at Techdesigno.com for help at 973-736-7973.
Why does my website need SEO?
This is the question that needs to be answered for website owners who are unfamiliar with SEO. It plays a very essential role in improving visibility of your website in organic search results.
"The majority of web traffic is driven by the major commercial search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo!. Although social media and other types of traffic can generate visits to your website, search engines are the primary method of navigation for most Internet users. This is true whether your site provides content, services, products, information, or just about anything else.
What is SEO?
SEO stands for search engine optimization. This entails the process of getting traffic through organic or natural search results on major search engines like Bing, Google, Yahoo and much more. These search engines have primary search results, where web pages and other content such as videos or local listings are shown and ranked based on what the search engine considers most relevant to users.
Why do you need SEO?
Search engine rankings and being visible in the organic search is very important for any website. The higher ranking in the search results will ensure more traffic to your website. Hence the need for search engine optimization. Search Engine Optimization means enhancing your webpages so that they are easily visible to the search engines thus boosting your rankings. The purpose of SEO is to create a great and useful user experience.
Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing is intensifying in popularity as you probably have already noticed. However, I'm still finding that many owners are having a hard time justifying the effort, time and money necessary to conduct good return on their investment. Some still don't see a perceived value for all the labor that is involved. Although, if a business ignores or does not take claim of their many 3rd-party online social commentary, then people may make false claims, derogatory statements, and overall criticize your company which, in turn, leads to bad publicity and may tarnish the brand or company forever. Social media cannot be ignored. It must be tended to. New potential customers may not engage with your brand or company if they suspect any of these claims or statements to be true. Someone needs to dispel, acknowledge, and justify any claims whether they are true of false. This, in part, is called managing your online reputation.
Is Your Site Mobile-Friendly?
Google's search development team has been busy making many updates and tweaks to the Google search algorithm since last year. This includes the mobile search compatibility algorithmic update going active on April 21, 2015. It is critically important to be sure that your business has been tested for compatibility otherwise, Google says that you may be penalized when people search using Google on their mobile devices. Visit this link to run your URL website test - https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/. This simple test which will only take a few seconds to run and will analyze your URL and report if the site has a mobile-friendly design.