Many business owners understand that, these days, having an online presence is essential to connecting with potential new clients and customers. While some any realize that SEO is a key part of developing an online presence, understanding a specific business’ SEO needs may be far more elusive and unclear.
Here’s a look at some of the primary factors to consider when it’s time to review your business’ SEO needs and make the most of your Internet marketing investments.
SEO for Businesses: How to Determine the SEO Needs for a Business
As you are getting ready to improve the optimization of your business’ website, here are the main factors to consider:
1 – The Business’ Overall Marketing Strategy
One of the first steps to understanding a business’ SEO needs is having a clear picture of that business’ entire marketing strategy. While marketing strategies for businesses may be continually evolving, some of the key questions to ask include:
- Who’s the target audience/client?
- What approaches are being used to target this audience?
Answering these questions can help determine where search engine optimization fits into the big picture. In other words, SEO will need to be a component of a business’ overall marketing strategy, and if it isn’t already, the first step will be to figure out how it will fit into the current marketing strategy.
2 – The Current Performance
Knowing how a business’ website has been performing is the next step in figuring out that business’ SEO needs. To ascertain this, some questions to ask include (but aren’t exclusive to):
- How is the business’ site currently performing?
- What have the traffic trends and/or conversion trends been for the past few months (or even the past year)?
- Has the site been penalized by search engines? Or is there another significant negative factor that needs to be overcome?
The answers to these questions can provide more details regarding:
- How in-depth/extensive the SEO plan for a business needs to be
- How much of an Internet marketing investment may need to be made to get the site back on track
Be sure to check out the upcoming second part of this blog series for the final factors to consider when assessing a business’ SEO needs. In the meantime, share your thoughts on this topic with us on Facebook and Google+.
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Our extensive experience developing the best possible online results for our Clients means that we consistently provide a variety of cost-effective Internet marketing solutions that can ultimately help grow our Clients’ businesses.