What is Search Engine Optimisation and why is it important for the growth of your business?

 

Search Engine Optimisation more commonly known as SEO is hugely important for the growth of your business. Having a visually satisfying website with lots of content is one thing but it’s rendered pretty useless if no one ever finds it, it must be optimised in order for Google to rank it highly.

What is SEO?

Search Engine Optimisation is the process of making the content on your website “Google friendly” in other words relevant enough for Google to rank highly, Most search engines will favour the websites with the most relevant information to the searcher therefore the content should be just that, “relevant to the searcher”

There are a number of ways to optimise on-page including the use of heading tags, image alt tags, and internal linking of keywords. In order to find relevant keywords in heading tags and alt tags google uses web crawlers.

On the technical side of things if a page is “no indexed” crawlers will not be sent through and it will not be visible when searched for. The no indexing of a page is useful for pages with very little relevant information, without these pages the site will perform better overall.

Off-site SEO is also very useful, an example of this is backlinks, these are links to your site from other websites, this can be very important especially if these links are coming from well known, trusted sites. In order to increase the number of natural backlinks to your website on-site content must be very good. Paid links will affect your site negatively because they are a violation of the Google Guidelines.

What should a well optimised page include?

This depends on the type of customers you’re looking to capture, a typical page should include all the information needed in very simple terms, for example some key points, a small description of the service or product, a table of technical data (if available) a list of applications in other words what your customers would use this product or service for, a contact form and a more information section for further detail.

Why is SEO important for the growth of your business?

To put it simply if your website has good SEO it will rank highly and will in turn get more visitors which means your business gets more sales leads and will inevitably continue to grow, it really is as straightforward as that!

At Omnisity we offer a number of Digital Marketing solutions including Search Engine Optimisation, if this article has sparked your interest why not give us a call today on 01384 294444 or email us at hello@omnisity.com we’d be more than happy to help.

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