Our skilled team of search engine optimization (SEO) professionals combines decades of successful client work experience. We have helped clients across different industries to reach their digital marketing goals.
It is estimated that Google uses more than 200 independent factors to determine the rank of each web page that is part of the Google index. In addition, dozens of minor and major updates per year may alter the weight of one or more of these factors. Some of them might even become obsolete, while new ones are added. In other words, SEO is like a living organism which develops and evolves over time. This is why it’s so easy to lose track of what’s currently happening in the world of SEO and miss new trends. We recommend that you put your trust in a reliable partner who has the resources to stay ahead or current.
SEO is the foundation of your business’s digital presence and reputation management.SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. The goal is to optimize a website’s rankings in search engines—most importantly, Google—to make the site more visible online. Higher visibility results in lots of organic (non-paid) traffic pouring in 24/7, which in turn results in more conversions, paying customers.
Modern SEO combines creative and technical elements that are required to improve keyword rankings, increase online awareness among users, and drive real traffic. There are many aspects to this important aspect of digital marketing, from website structure and page content to a site’s backlink profile and brand mentions. And a search-engine-friendly website enhances user experience, too.
With the right analysis tool, you would soon discover that the majority of web traffic coming to your website originates from search engines. In fact, you might be surprised how low a percentage of users are directed from social media platforms and other traffic sources. Simply put, online users still use search engines as their primary method for navigating the web.
The biggest advantage of traffic coming from search engines is that it’s laser-targeted. Chances are good that users will find exactly what they are looking for on your website. As a result, conversion rates are extremely high compared to other digital marketing channels. Conversely, this also means that if your website cannot be found in search engines, you miss out on a vast opportunity for new business and will eventually fall behind your competitors in an increasingly competitive environment. In the search engine results pages (SERPs), the page ranking first receives the most traffic. It accounts for about one-third of all clicks, which is about twice as much as the second position. Results 3 to 5 are also important and usually receive between 2 to 10 percent of the traffic.
The algorithms that are devised for search engines are constantly evolving to provide better results for their users. However, they still need help in understanding the purpose of a website and specific web pages. This is how proficient SEOs can effectively improve visibility with minimal effort, while novice SEO professionals might bury a site in the depths of the indexes.
There are many strategies and techniques that can be applied to optimize a website in a way that search engines value. First, we can differentiate between elements that can be improved on a web page (or an entire website) and those that can be improved off-page (or off-site)— thus, the terms on-page SEO and off-page SEO.
Proper SEO always starts with flawless, impeccable on-page optimization. We say this because we know from firsthand experience that a majority of people pay too much attention to off-page SEO too early in the game.
The best part about on-page SEO it is that you will see results almost immediately! These are some of the most important on-page elements that our team checks and optimizes for all every client.
Every page of your website that you want to index in Google has to have a meaningful and unique meta title and meta description. It’s also important that these two elements include your most important keywords and have the appropriate character length.
HTML headings are important because they give page content a better structure, so it’s easy to comprehend. It’s also important to pay attention to (single) keyword densities, the correct implementation of rich media such as images, internal and external linking, and schema markup.
URLs are a direct ranking factor, as are their structures. They warrant a better understanding and better usage of your website. While basically every site works with subdirectories, subdomains are less common.
In this day and age, a website has to be responsive not only to be accessible, but also to be easy to use for mobile users.
With Google, page load speed is a direct ranking factor, and it becomes more important as mobile searches continue to increase.
If your website can’t be crawled or indexed as it should, usability problems are inevitable. Common mistakes are missing or blocked robots.txt.
Other technical aspects that must be considered are page redirects, broken link fixes, and 404 errors, among others.
To see the results of your off-page SEO efforts, you will have to practice patience, because it takes time for a website to benefit from new links.
Backlinks are the most important off-page ranking signal for Google. Basically, the more high-quality backlinks that are pointing to a site, the higher the site’s position in the SERPs.
Social signals are likes, shares, and comments on social media platforms. Multiple case studies have shown that there is a correlation between a strong social presence and higher SERP rankings.
Citations are only important for local businesses and local SEO. It’s essential that citations are name, address, phone number (NAP)-consistent.
Again, for local businesses, it’s almost mandatory to register with Google My Business (GMB). It lets you add lots of information, such as opening hours, images, video, and blog posts.
On the one hand, positive customer feedback benefits your business’s online reputation and creates trust among customers. On the other hand, dozens of 4- and 5-star reviews will also give you a ranking boost.
The visible, clickable text in a hyperlink that often times appears in blue and underlined. To ensure that anchor text is SEO friendly, it must be concise and relevant to the target page [it links to].
Keyword research is a special field in SEO that we really emphasize. It’s the first step toward effortless rankings—but only when done right! Keyword research is about finding keywords that users type into the Google search bar to find the content they are looking for. A keyword can consist of a single word, multiple words, and even a whole phrase or sentence, also called long-tail keywords. Long-tail keywords are often phrased as questions; for example: “How can I improve my online reputation?” With our service, we focus on finding those long-tail keywords, as they are generally easier to rank. Thorough keyword analysis also requires looking at what your competitors are doing. Studying best practices for your niche will help you make better keyword choices and optimization decisions.
We will conduct a comprehensive SEO audit to determine the current state of your website and potential for growth.
We implement only the most effective optimization techniques that bring guaranteed results.
You can’t measure success if you don’t monitor the outcomes of your actions. Clients receive monthly or quarterly reporting.
At the beginning of each collaboration, we learn about our client’s business and goals; his or her industry and market, including competitors; and, of course, his or her website.
Next, we identify untapped keyword potentials that provide great opportunity for growth. A competitor analysis helps to determine additional areas of opportunity and also detect possible risks.
In phase 3, we develop an on-page, off-page, and content strategy for your website. The on-page strategy covers all the changes that need to be made to the website code and content, while the off-page strategy includes link-building techniques, a list of potential partners for outreach, review management for local businesses, and more. Content strategy determines what kind of content needs to be created for self-publishing and social media, and also for outreach campaigns (e.g., guest posts) and other PR efforts. when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.
If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. We want to make sure that we are not wasting any resources. This is why we define measurable short-term and long-term goals to evaluate the performance of all our campaigns.
Enough of the theory; time for implementation. Existing content will be edited in addition to publishing new high-quality articles based on a content schedule. Also, any technical issues will be resolved. Public relations is key. It involves promoting your business using press releases, industry magazines, blogs, general authority websites, and social media. The goal is to increase content exposure to generate extra traffic and earn dozens of backlinks.
In the last phase, we analyze the outcomes of our efforts and provide detailed information in monthly or quarterly performance reports. Adjustments will be made to make sure that all campaign goals will be met in the shortest time possible.
Here at Blue Ocean Global Technology, we consider SEO as only one of the building blocks in digital marketing. When combined with other marketing channels, the online presence of your business will grow exponentially and thus maximize ROI.
We view SEO and pay-per-click (PPC) not as two separate entities, but as two marketing channels that should complement one another or each other—your choice On the one hand, SEO provides one of the best ROIs, but requires patience. On the other hand, PPC delivers instant results, but is much more expensive and cannot be solely relied upon if your main goals are to build brand engagement and trust with prospective customers.
Therefore, PPC helps test the keywords that are part of your SEO campaigns. You can easily determine which ones convert and which ones don’t. You can also use PPC to test different landing page versions, titles, descriptions, and page content in general.
Today, success with SEO often requires a more diverse approach and professional skills beyond mere optimization techniques.
In our opinion, social media is the most powerful tool for leveraging your digital marketing strategy. It adds authority and credibility to your site and helps with branding and networking, which leads to higher link acquisition. Consequently, it can indirectly impact your organic search rankings.
Why is social media so efficient? Because it’s a great tool for content distribution. Social engagement through fans and followers also leads to increased content visibility and longevity, better brand recognition, and trust. Social media also helps to identify what type of content your audience likes and what topics generate the most interest.
Search engine optimization and public relations share the same goals: Distributing information about your business to your target audience and expand reach. Thus, they must go hand-in-hand to trigger exponential growth.
One way of achieving this is by promoting content that was created for SEO by means of PR. PR also helps you to find out what’s trending and which content works better with your target audience in general.
Conversely, you can build on your SEO expertise to make PR activities much more effective and on point. Seamlessly integrating your PR and SEO strategies will build a solid profile and improve your overall digital presence.
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