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.
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.
We’re used to turning to Google search for all our online needs and questions. With over 40 thousand searches processed every second, it’s clear why showing up in the SERP’s (Search Engine Results Pages) can be valuable for a business.
Most people stick to the first page of results for any given Google query. That’s where your website ranking becomes essential – you want to be at the top of the results for your preferred keywords. Depending on the industry, market, and keyword, that can turn out to be difficult. However, it doesn’t mean that improving your ranking is impossible. Here are five ways to make your website stand out in the SERPs:
As the digital world continues to expand, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is becoming more and more popular. And while most folks in the industry these days have some sort of picture of what SEO is, there are many of them out there who don’t understand all of its working mechanisms. Which is a big drawback for anyone planning, not only to expand, but to keep their business afloat.
Even though it’s been around for years, a lot of small business owners know little about what SEO is, and what SEO services entail. Perhaps they see it is a fad with too much technical know-how involved. Or maybe they think it’s too late to benefit from SEO services because they missed the boat years ago, when SEO kicked off.
In SEO, there is a wrong way to do things and a right way. Both seek to achieve the same end goal – namely, ranking high in search results – but approach the problem from different angles. Webmasters that try and undermine Google rules and regulations deploy tactics collectively known as ‘black hat SEO.’ Meanwhile, webmasters that stick to Google’s guidelines are committed to a ‘white hat’ approach. The best SEO services generate
Digital marketing for service companies in the GTA can be a very power way of generating new business. Improved website presence with new content driving your search engine optimization (SEO) can make a big difference in your new client development efforts. I have worked with service companies from many sectors and these companies have had an excellent return on investment (ROI) for their digital marketing spend.
The breadth and regular posting of content on your website determines the visitors who will find your site through search.
Content is still King! Long Live the King!
After all, your content is why people are visiting your site; what will help you achieve your on-line marketing goals. Whether they be gaining credibility with existing or new clients, generating leads, downloads of whitepapers, collecting email address for drip marketing or whatever your motivation for creating the web site in the first place.
The most valuable areas to maximize the benefits of any content you put on your site is to:
Last post I wrote about your web sites on-page visibility and this week I want to dig deeper into the meta and title elements (tags) on your site.
According to Wikipedia, “Meta Elements are tags used in HTML or XHTML documents to provide structured metadata about a Web page. They are part of a web page’s head section. Multiple Meta elements with different attributes can be used on the same page. Meta elements can be used to specify page description, keywords and any other metadata not provided through the other head elements and attributes.”
Industry experts agree that your “on-page web site optimization” (aka on-page SEO) contributes up to 30% of the value that is ascribed to getting your web pages listed on page one of the search engine results page (SERP). Page one is the ultimate goal for every business owner I speak to in a day. So I thought I would break down “on-page optimization” to it’s basic parts. Today I’ll cover how visible your web site is to search engines and common errors to watch out for.
On-page optimization refers to everything on your site that you can control and therefore having a properly functioning site signals to the search engines that you have invested the right amount of time and resources to show you are a site that deserves a visitor. You should have an approximate idea of how many pages are contained on your site.