If you’re thinking about getting into SEO for your website, keyword research is one of the first things you should do. Since your content marketing strategy will revolve around your keywords, knowing what to focus your content on is crucial for success. To optimize your SEO results, you have to become aware of the competitive digital market conditions. Research can also reveal what your competition is spending their advertising dollars on.
There are a few questions your research will have to answer:
Meta descriptions have no ranking value… right?
If you take Google’s word for it — they don’t have value. But, if meta descriptions don’t affect a website’s ability to rank and don’t help you at all when you’re competing for the click of the customer, you may wonder, “What’s the point?”.
What if I told you that despite not being a direct ranking factor, a meta description can still change a user’s perception of website value or it could indirectly affect rank. To unpack this, let’s talk about what meta descriptions are and why you should bother with them after all.
There’s a distinct learning curve to Google Ads, which can be disconcerting to small business owners. How are you going to set up your new campaign? How much should you pay per impression? There’s no end to the questions.
Who has the time to learn an entirely new skill from scratch while trying to run a business?
Hiring help to manage online advertising is always an option because the problem is many business owners aren’t aware of the capabilities of PPC ads. One of the most useful features of Google Ads, especially within the Google Display Network, is undoubtedly retargeting. Let’s have a look at retargeting in more detail, as well as why you should use it.
Blogging is one of those things that new business owners are generally discouraged from. Many marketers will tell you that it doesn’t pay off or it is too late to get into blogging in 2018. Those observations are undoubtedly correct in some cases.
However, painting the question of blogging with broad strokes leaves out a few crucial points. Is there no value at all to be had from showcasing your expertise via an SEO blog? It depends. Before you can find out whether that’s true for you, we need to dig a little deeper and ask a few critical questions.