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10 Essential SEO Tips for Small Businesses

By Therealsupermum @TheRealSupermum

 

Whether you like it or not, SEO needs to be a major component of your small business. The days of posting advertisements in the classifieds section of your newspaper are over, and it’s time to get real about what works in today’s world. If you are not running an SEO campaign right now, then you need to get started right away. Here are some tips to get you started with your campaign:

First of all, don’t be afraid to spend a lot of money on your SEO campaign. Your SEO campaign is going to be more valuable than you realize, so don’t think that you will be able to skimp payments to your SEO specialist.

With that being said, you also need to make sure that you are not overpaying for SEO services. Make sure to ask around to get the best price when it comes to search engine optimization.

If you are someone who does not like to put a lot of time and effort into learning about new things then you should definitely hire someone else to come in and handle your SEO campaign. There is no shame in letting someone else handle this kind of work from time to time.

Although you will need to hire someone else to get the job done, you should still try to learn a bit about the world of SEO.

Try to localize your SEO campaign as much as possible. If your business is located in one city, then there is no reason to target individuals in other states or countries.

In addition to localizing your results, you also need to make sure that you have a target audience. You will get more bang for your buck if you stick with people who would actually be interested in your products or services.

Use as many keywords as possible. There is no reason to concentrate on only a few different keywords because you want to reach as many people in your target audience as possible.

Optimize your keywords for your target audience. Picking out keywords that have nothing to do with your business will only hurt your numbers in the long run.

Make sure that your site visitors can easily navigate from page to page. You would be surprised at how much poor functionality on your website will hurt your total sales.

Finally, make sure that you are also making an impact on Facebook and Twitter. Social media marketing is becoming just as important as SEO, so you cannot discount the impact of these websites.

As you can see, there are plenty of different aspects of SEO to think about for your small business. As long as you take the time to learn a bit about SEO and get a specialist to help you get started, you should see amazing results in as little as a few days. It may time some time for others, but you should eventually start seeing much better overall results for your business when you concentrate on your SEO campaign.

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