You know that SEO hygiene matters, but you may not be sure how to get down to business in terms of cleaning yours up. Fortunately, a better understanding of the basics can help you get a better handle on your business’s SEO hygiene – rendering it sparkling clean in the process. If you feel like it’s always something when it comes to SEO, you’re on the right track, but improving your SEO hygiene doesn’t have to be a herculean effort – and once you set the wheels in motion, the resulting benefits can provide a significant return on your investment.
Quality is an elusive concept, and the interplay of your site’s overall quality and SEO is no exception. Distinguishing between those sites included in your link outreach that are forwarding your ranking, that are just hanging around and not doing much, or that are actually getting you penalized is an important but challenging matter. The goal is creating quality while bolstering the impact of your link building and reducing your overall risk, so let’s get going.
If your competition is outranking you online, don’t chalk it up to the luck of the draw or to happenstance. There is a reason the other guy has taken the lead on this one, and data analysis can help you get to the bottom of the matter and hone your competitive edge. There’s more to get out of the data that’s available to you than simply identifying the brand of content for which your target audience clamors. When you analyze data in relation to what readers want and what your hottest competition is providing, it can give your online offerings the boost for which you’re looking.
The old adage that the customer is king remains just as true today as it was the day the term was coined. If you run a successful business, you owe your success to your customers, and pouring your tender loving care into customer support is paramount. Having a sleekly automated online customer experience – from initial research through purchase, receipt, and support is great – but the bottom line is that this pipeline has to work, and your customers need to feel heard in the process. The third wave of customer service – after tasks and workflow – is refining your customer support practices, including incorporating AI search and natural language processing. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of this and how The Web Guys can help.
You recognize that Google holds the keys to just about everything, which means that when it decides to share, you need to listen. If your competitor is ranking near the top of the heap when it comes to Google’s organic SERPs and you are not, it’s a marketing problem. But it’s a problem that Google – in its beneficence – is now going to help you out with a bit. You heard that right – Google is going to help – so let’s get started.
Doing some research into one’s competition is not only common but also very well advised, and in the digital marketing space, this goes double. The landscape of online everything evolves rapidly, and competition is king. You and your closest rivals are in competition for market share across platforms, and doing your homework is paramount.
You recognize that your content matters – it’s what brings your readers to the yard – but you may be at a loss about how to elevate it to the level of newsworthy and garner links in the process. The answer is content that strikes a personal chord with your target audience (and beyond). And your research, at its most basic level, involves deciphering who your fiercest competitors are getting their links from and then brainstorming your own inroads into similar territory. While there’s a lot of tech involved, the heart of the matter comes down to creating content that is newsworthy to begin with and that does a lot of the heavy lifting on its own.
You may understand that video is important to your SEO, but gauging how yours is doing may feel out of reach for you. One of the inroads into handling your videos’ ad performance on YouTube is by setting Moments in Google Ads that capture online performance related to the specific moments you mark, which leads to an accumulation of data surrounding those Moments and to informative attendant metrics. Once you have a feel for the factors that are working for you – and those that are not – you’ll be well on your way to mastering your video offerings.
SEO Hygiene, you say? It’s nothing to be afraid of – just a helping hand from Google that can up your SEO game. SEO hygiene is all about taking purposeful strides to help keep your site running as smooth as silk (before problems arise). Think of SEO hygiene as a means of proactively supporting your site’s goals, including your marketing aspirations.
Our brains are constantly on the lookout for shortcuts. All that cognitive functioning is a lot, but when you break matters down into bite-size chunks, things become more manageable. When decision-making time is here, we don’t start at zero and go through the whole decision-making process every single time. Instead, we rely on past experiences and implement shortcuts to get where we need to be. It’s one of the reasons you’ve probably been buying the same toothpaste from Target for the past 20 years. In the end, there’s a psychology of purchases – with seven foolproof tactics – that you can use to your business’s advantage, and because you offer excellent products and services, these tactics are also to your customers’ advantage.