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parameters for measuring seo results

Parameters For Measuring SEO Results

1. Rankings

  • One of the most important factors of SEO.
  • Though Rankings alone not sole representative.

2. Backlinks

  • Monitoring Backlinks help in checking the progress of SEO.
  • Backlinks are incoming links to a website or web page.
  • Backbone of SEO
  • One must ensure positive velocity increase in the number of Backlinks
parameters for measuring seo results contd

Parameters For Measuring SEO Results(Contd)

3. Average Time on Site:

  • Helps the owner know that whether he is on the right track or not.

4. Bounce Rate

  • Recorded as a user reaches a site and leaves without navigating
  • Tells a lot about a specific page and content
  • Tells how users interact with that content.

5. Conversions:

  • Conversions are the bottom-line .
seo success pyramid

SEO Success Pyramid

  • Highlights the layers to explore.
  • Try to account for each of the pyramid’s layer
  • It will ensure the campaign has went off well.
google s views on seo

Google ’s views on SEO

  • Advertising with Google for web presence is useless.
  • Never accepts money to include sites in their search results
  • Costs nothing to appear in organic search results.
  • Provides Webmaster Tools that gives ways to optimize the website for organic search.
  • Advises on selection of appropriate SEO firm.
  • Suggests some questions to be asked to the firms.
google s views on seo contd

Google ’s views on SEO(Contd)

Google advises the Internet Marketers to:

  • Be wary of SEO firms and web consultants or agencies that send emails out of the blue.
  • It stresses that no one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google.
  • Be careful if a company don't clearly specify what they intend to do.
  • Never have to link to an SEO.
  • Choose wisely.
  • Be sure to understand where the money goes.
unacceptable practices of seo firms

Unacceptable Practices of SEO Firms

  • Owning shadow domains
  • Putting links to their other clients on doorway pages
  • Offering to sell keywords in the address bar
  • Not distinguishing b/w actual search results and ads.
  • Guaranteeing ranking, but only on obscure, long keyword phrases
  • Getting traffic from "fake" search engines, spyware, or scumware
resources required to begin an seo campaign

Resources Required to begin an SEO Campaign

1. Time:

  • Hire a full time marketing individual or company:

a) Give ample amount of time

b) Increase the campaign costs

  • Use someone who is already part of the staff:

a) Trade-Off b/w costs and experience

  • Website owner tries to do all the work himself:

a) Could lead to sidetracking of company’s vision

Hence a dilemma of time, cost and direction trade off is prevalent.

resources required to begin an seo campaign continued

Resources required to begin an SEO Campaign(Continued)

2. Finances

  • Model One- Billable hours
  • Popular consultant model
  • Value of a consultant’s work is consistent at all times or on an average basis
  • Some flaws in the model:

i) Rates based largely on reputation, not ability.

ii) Everyone has strong, medium and weak hours in their labour, not consistent

iii) Projects are susceptible to the unexpected.

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Resources required to begin an SEO Campaign(Continued

b) Model Two – Pay Per Project

  • Outlines the goal, scope and outcomes of a project.
  • Sets a flat fee for the effort.
  • Too high price gives freedom of leaving some features
  • Lower price gives them freedom to pocket savings.

c) Model Three- Pay For Results

  • Consultant paid based on the performance of the outcomes of the work.
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Resources required to begin an SEO Campaign(Continued)

3. Human Resources

  • Continuous updating of the web pages is required.
  • Different type of professional writers hired to write content for their sites .
  • Content writers, SEO writers, web developers are quite common.
  • Trade off involved between time, man hours and finances
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Resources required to begin an SEO Campaign(Continued)

4. Tools

  • SEO tools available to increase the rankings.
  • Also available to track the website’s success.
  • Can help figure out what keywords are the most popular.
  • Also show which searches people use to end up at the relevant page.