What does SEO mean to you?

By Alicia Raiti - February 11, 2020

Some of our most frequently asked questions relate to SEO, but not many people genuinely know what it is, or how it works.

SEO stands for search engine optimisation and it basically refers to the methods that we use to help your website rank as high as possible in search engine result pages - Like Google.

Good SEO makes your site more visible to those who seek your product or service, a vital aspect to the success of your online services.

Methods of improving search engine rankings have developed dramatically over the last year 10 years and will no doubt continue to do so over the next 10 years and beyond.

SEO in 2020

So what exactly does SEO consist of now in 2020?

Stripping back the process of SEO back to its core, its simply optimisation of a websites pages, keyword research and inbound links from other sites.

The results of SEO can be seen once the webpage has been indexed by a search engine, which may take some time. Another major impact is how users respond and interact with the website pages you’ve created. This can greatly impact your SEO rankings.

How to effectively optimise your SEO

So how do you actually focus your efforts into SEO? 

The best way is to analyse your site on two separate levels.

The first level is technical - it involves indexability, speed optimisation, best practice coding, website architecture and UX design.

Number two exists at a content level.

For content optimisation, the first step is identifying the keyword or phrase you want to rank for, e.g. ‘tax returns’.

Ensuring you have a page that corresponds to that keyword or phrase is essential, such as a tax returns services page.

Make sure the page has the keyword or phrase, and other associated keywords, with it. For ‘tax returns’ things such as ‘ATO’ and ‘accountant’ would be appropriate examples. Including these keywords and phrases throughout your page is vital.

As you go about this it’s important to always remember your goal -to provide the user with value and help them find a solution to what it is they’re searching for.

How to increase SEO traffic

Now, it’s time to optimise your page title and description, this is what appears in the Google search results. 

The page title needs to feature your keyword phrase prominently but it also needs to sell your offer so that your customers are compelled to click on it.

The two main metrics Google uses to determine page relevance are click through rate and bounce rate.

The number of people that click on your listing defines your click-through rate and whether they return straight back to Google after landing on your page represents your bounce rate.

The final thing to focus on is internal and external links to your page. This will help indicate to Google that it's a worthwhile resource

Every website is unique and so is every business, so it’s crucial to have a tailored approach specific to your requirements.

Getting an expert SEO agency on board (like Eloquent) can improve your results dramatically. 

If you’d like more information on how you can generate extra traffic to your site, get in touch with the team at Eloquent at www.eloquent.com.au.

 

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