How to Maximize SEOby Bill Herrfeldt
You or your company can have the best-looking website in the world, but if no one sees it, your efforts are totally for naught. Most often, people with an interest in what you do will use a search engine like Google or Yahoo! to find the most appropriate websites to visit. Because the search engines deliver links to sites based in India as it is to see one in your town, it is critical that the search engine points the searcher to your website. That need has spawned a huge industry called Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. Here are some ways for you to improve your website's position in the major search engines and maximize your SEO.
Understanding that the major search engines continually attempt to provide their visitors with the best experience possible. Accordingly, they will rank your website based only on how well it matches up with its visitors subject of interest. They even track how visitors use you website, and either upgrade or downgrade your position based on that information.
Decide whether to improve your website's search engine position by either buying advertising or improving your website, itself. Depending on how much you plan to spend for paid advertising, your website will appear more often to those people who have shown an interest in your content. Or else, you can make changes to your website that will make it more “friendly” to the major search engines, and that will result in your improving your position. In no case will your purchase of advertising sway the search engines to give your website preferential treatment.
Cosider hiring someone, either as a consultant or an employee, who can make changes to your website that will translate into better search engine positioning. This is a big decision and many experts can provide you with valuable services such as reviewing your website, recommending changes to it, developing content, improving your keyword search, and training your webmaster in other tricks of the trade.
Understand from the outset that there is no way to guarantee a high position on a major search engine. Some SEOs will say that they can influence search engines to improve your website's ranking; but, in fact, improvement can only occur when you submit a better website to a search engine.