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Local Digital Tactics That Build A Broader & Stronger Consumer Base

Local Digital Tactics That Build A Broader & Stronger Consumer Base

Local searches in the search engines are quickly becoming the norm for consumers looking for products and/or services. The search engines have adjusted their algorithm to become more local rather than universal. Note that social media has what SEO wants, and that is masses of people (consumers) engaged in content. To create successful engagement, you must merge your local SEO strategies with social media, then implement Web Analytics to re-evaluate consumer behavior. Search engines have begun shifting the responsibility of business listing from themselves to business owners. The most important ranking factor for local searches is the proximity of the searcher to the relevant address that is provided in the search engine's local business center. Google features like G Maps and G Places make it easier prospective customers to find businesses in their area.

The basics of enhancing engagement include providing content that is relevant, accessible, and authoritative. However, understanding the integration of Google rankings with social media is another reality that business owners must take into consideration if they do not want to be left behind.

The search engines tend to rank local results that are claimed in their systems higher than non-claimed results. Part of the reason for this is that in order to claim a business listing, the business owner must verify the physical mailing address or phone number of the business. This makes the business listing more legitimate in the eyes of the search engines. The search engines can also use the metric of customer opinions to rank local search results. Customers can choose to leave reviews of businesses on their online local business listing that search engines then use as a means to rank businesses.

Understanding your audience and their needs is one of the most crucial aspects of maintaining their engagement in your site. So, to successfully engage your audience, immerse yourself in research that will give you insight to what they are searching for.

Conduct field and readership studies; mine social media; listen to blogs, posts, and message board threads; subscribe to RSS feeds and establish accounts in micro-blogging sites like Twitter to interact with potential audience members. Use reverse IP look-up to monitor where your consumer base is coming from; analyze referring data to identify which social sites engage your consumer base; analyze traffic and trends—this social behavior will inform you about gaps in your site. Perform frequent engagement analysis to determine what pages are more popular and which ones are not, and optimize the ones that are not popular with A/B testing. Watch RSS feeds’ popularity. Try to capture aggregated personal information, which provides further demographics about the consumer base. Conduct CRM analysis for additional insights and perform competitive analysis for market share.

Of course, audience research does not stop once you have published your content and updated your site. After publishing your content, you will need to learn even more about your audience. You can do this through metrics tools and site surveys that can help you adjust your content to serve your audience’s needs more effectively.

One tactic to understand consumer base is implementing surveys. Ask a series of clear and concise questions, including questions regarding your site and how relevant the content is for the audience. Because audiences have a wide variety of demographics and needs, surveys cannot cover all of them. Remember, even at their best, surveys only provide an understanding of the audience after content is developed. It is always better to know more about your target audience before you customize your content for them.

The beauty of the Web is the pace with which you can adjust your content to better meet users’ needs. Unlike print, Web publishing is not finished when the content is published, so you have the opportunity to “try, try again.” This is a perpetual, iterative process to modify published content as you continuously form a more advanced comprehension of your consumer base.

13 June 2013
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What should we expect in the next few months in terms of SEO for Google?

Matt addressed 10 points, all summarized at the end as helping improve the search results by awarding the good sites and hurting the spammers and black hats in the search results. Here are the 10 points Matt addressed in his video, followed by the video itself:

Penguin: The next generation Penguin update, Penguin 4 (AKA Penguin 2.0), which is expected to launch in the next few weeks, will go deeper and have more of an impact than the first version of that Penguin update. So expect that we will hear more of an outcry from the SEO community when this does launch.

Advertorials: Earlier this year, Google went after some web sites for using advertorials as a means to artificially inflate their link profile. Matt Cutts said Google will soon take a stronger stance against those using advertorials in a means that violates their webmaster guidelines.

 

22 April 2013
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Dallas SEO Firm

Dallas SEO firm

Dallas SEO

One strategy that any Dallas SEO firm might suggest is the use of Google AdWords to complement your Dallas SEO efforts.  Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “Why would I need to spend money to use Google AdWords if my Dallas SEO firm is as good as they say they are?”

The answer is simple.  Stay mindful of the fact that your website still has to earn Google’s trust, and this takes a bare minimum of two months. With tools and programs such as Google Adwords, you have the ability to receive instant gratification by having your website appear near the top of a search engine result page (SERP). This allows you to perform powerful analyses on the keywords you have chosen to optimize your site.  After evaluating the effectiveness of your chosen keywords with your site at the top of the SERP, you can adjust your keywords accordingly. If you realize that some of the keywords you have chosen are not initiating the traffic flow you desire, our Dallas SEO firm can assist you in searching for keywords that will work more effectively for your Dallas SEO needs.

22 April 2013
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Dallas SEO Services

Dallas SEO services

Dallas SEO

Our Dallas SEO Company at Picasso’s Web has the ability to provide elite Dallas SEO services that enhance websites from every vantage point that search engines use for analyzing. However, it is important to remain cognizant of the fact that no matter how great of a Dallas SEO company you hire with the best Dallas SEO services, search engines such as Google impose a delay on new websites.  This is to help ensure that spammed websites crammed full of keywords without any sustainable content will not litter the search engine results.

In essence, websites have to work hard to gain the trust of search engines, and we all know that trust is not given to anyone or anything over night.  It takes time to build. Because of this, new websites do not have the ability to rank for popular keywords during the first month following the website’s launch.  In fact, websites do not have the ability to reap the benefits of Dallas SEO until after the two-month mark. Then, if all of the website’s content flows naturally and does not imitate automatically generated content, websites will have their first real opportunity to rank.  

Picasso’s Web offers elite Dallas SEO services; just remember that you will still have to wait patiently while we work to gain search engines’ trust.

22 April 2013
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SEO Companies in Dallas Texas

SEO companies in Dallas Texas

Dallas SEO

There are many SEO companies in Dallas Texas, and choosing the right company to implement Dallas SEO on your website can be overwhelming. Fortunately, Picasso’s Web has an extensive background implementing Dallas SEO, and our vast knowledge and experience set us apart from the other SEO companies in Dallas Texas.

When working with our clients, we assist them in optimizing every aspect of their website, including the structure of their URLs. In order to maximize the traffic potential from Internet searchers, it is necessary to include your main keyword in the domain name.  If possible, the keyword should constitute the entire URL. If you are incorporating many keywords, each keyword needs to have its own landing page.  The easiest method to accomplish this task is to format keyword-specific URLs such as:

www.yourwebsite.com/keywordA

www.yourwebsite.com/keywordB

www.yourwebsite.com/keywordC

It is preferable to use a domain name with .com attached to it at the end.  However, this can become very costly, so if it is not a possibility to use .com at the end of your domain name, try using the .net or .org version.  For more advice on how to maximize traffic flow to your website by customizing your URL, search no more for other SEO companies in Dallas Texas, and contact Picasso’s Web today.

22 April 2013
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SEO Companies in Dallas TX

SEO companies in Dallas TX

Dallas SEO

Often SEO Companies in Dallas TX fail to emphasize the critical importance of incorporating trustworthy links throughout a website. However, unlike those other SEO companies in Dallas TX, one aspect of Dallas SEO that Picasso’s Web stresses is the inclusion of trustworthy links on a webpage. After carefully selecting keywords and constructing effective meta page titles, embedding trustworthy links throughout a website is essential.

Links come in different forms throughout the Internet.  The most relevant links for Dallas SEO purposes are text links and image links.  Text links generally appear in an underlined, blue font that changes color after it has been clicked. This provides Internet searchers with a reminder that they have already visited the page where the link takes them.  Image links are the other type of links, and as implied, these links transfer you to other webpages by clicking on the image.

Do not let other SEO companies in Dallas TX make you believe that text links and image links hold the same value. Text links are the preferred method of incorporating links for Dallas SEO, because they are easy for search engine crawlers to read and analyze.  Of course, if it is not possible to receive text links when requesting them from other sites, you can settle for an image link.

22 April 2013
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Dallas SEO Companies

Dallas SEO companies

Dallas SEO

Many Dallas SEO companies do not stress enough emphasis on the importance of meta page titles.  However, meta page titles are the second most important aspect regarding Dallas SEO (keyword selection is first), and meta page titles should never not be forgotten or overlooked.

It is vital for a website’s success that the meta page title are properly implemented. This is because meta page titles provide the search engine crawlers a true description of websites.  While many Dallas SEO companies tend to neglect the importance meta page titles, Picasso’s Web contrarily highlights its importance to our clients.

So where are meta page titles located? They reside at the top of your Internet browser’s window as well as among the blue underlined headings accompanying each search engine result. These locations give search engine users a way of quickly judging the relevance of your site to their search query.

Here are some key tips for creating meta page titles that many other Dallas SEO companies do not share.

1.) Meta page titles should reflect a concise summary explaining what your website is about.

2.) Meta page titles should include successful keywords to attract search engine crawlers.

3.) The meta page title should be less than 100 characters, but preferably under 65, because Google will only display the first 65 characters on their results pages.

Picasso’s Web supersedes other Dallas SEO companies, because we have advanced knowledge on how to effectively implement meta page titles to maximize Dallas SEO efforts. This ultimately leads to increased search engine rankings for our clients. 

22 April 2013
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Dallas SEO Company

Dallas SEO company

Dallas SEO

Keyword selection is one of the most important tasks in regards to successfully implementing Dallas SEO.  When selecting keywords, it is important to consider the different terms you believe will bring search engine users to your site. At Picasso’s Web, our Dallas SEO company works hard to provide each client a customized list of effective keywords.

It is possible for website owners to select their own keywords without the use of a Dallas SEO company. Google provides tools such as Google AdWords Keyword Tool, which certainly can prove to be beneficial in regards to Dallas SEO.  However, Dallas SEO will likely still be less effective when performed by those who are not Dallas SEO experts.

Picasso’s Web is a professional Dallas SEO Company, and we have over 14 years of experience in Dallas SEO.  When selecting keywords for our clients, we perform extensive research about our clients’ audience, popular search terms associated with our clients’ websites, as well as which keywords our clients’ competitors use.  We then assimilate the gathered information and compile a list of keywords for our clients to approve. This process ensures that our clients’ website has the greatest chance of increasing the traffic flow coming from search engines.

22 April 2013
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Why is SEO Important?

Why do some websites succeed while others struggle? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the answer. It's important for your to understand that content is currency. PageRank (or Trust Rank) is just a pretty mirage to keep you from thinking about the real measure of a site’s popularity. Trust Rank is the degree to which search engines trust that your website will be valuable to visitors if presented as a search result.  While other companies offer you a good PageRank, we help you understand Trust Rank and how to effectively implement it. Search engines analyze unimaginable amounts of data from millions of websites and whittle them down to the ten most relevant results for your search.

21 April 2013
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Search Engine Optimization Secrets

Matt Cutts

Google perceives SEO as Spam, and it is clearly to see Matt Cutts, Google's Director of Spamming for the Google Search Quality Group talking about SEO, Content and Spam. In this article I mentioned some of the secrets in the Search Engine Optimization Industry.

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