Posts Tagged ‘strategies’

Holidays a great time to review

December 23, 2008

While you’re enjoying your time off it’s a great time to reflect on your SEO strategies. Have you fully implemented your SEO plan? How’s it going so far? What aspects were effective? Which need to change? SEO tactics are constantly evolving and what worked last year isn’t going to work next year. Talking with your consultant in the new year is a good idea. Refresh old ideas, talk strategy, reaffirm goals, and continue to develop relationships. Although it may be unpopular you might have to end some longtime relationships which have not reaped benefits for your website.

Change is never an easy thing but often can inject new life into your website. Keep those ideas coming. Don’t be so quick to brush off, potentially great ideas. There’s going to be a diamond in the rough sooner or later, you just got to keep plugging along. Good content will always attract attention. Focus on your SEO strategies for the upcoming year and you will enjoy online success. Happy Holidays!

The first part’s easy

December 9, 2008

In the beginning SEO strategies work very well. Taking a brand new site and building link velocity and ranking for content gets you all excited about SEO again. The basics have real time (almost) effects and gains. Content gets indexed within hours, Analytic data shows traffic for keywords. Everything is off to a rocking start.

Then the real work begins. Initial gains have to be maintained. Now you have something to lose. All the work you’ve put in has set the standard for your new site. It becomes a grind to get to the next level. This is the part when many amateurs give up the game. This is why you see so many consultants advertising their wares. Real pros grind out the details of SEO and are able to get web sites to the next level. Unfortunately there’s no cookie cutter formula that works for every site. The hard part requires some creativity and problem solving.

So remember the first part’s easy. After that real SEO experts earn their money.