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Article And Directory Submission - Hiring A SEO Professional
If you own a website it goes without saying that you want to attract as much targeted traffic as possible. Figuring out how to bring the visitors to your tiny corner of the Internet can be a daunting task and once you've found a technique which offers some measure of success, the rules will change on you and your traffic nosedives. Let's face it, there are three primary ways that people come to your website:
They type your website address into a browser.
They find you through a search engine.
They click your link on another website.
When I started promoting my own web site several years ago, I already knew many of the common strategies for search engine optimization and link building, but once I began to put those techniques into practice, I discovered an unending stream of subtleties I had never considered, and could only learn through consistent research in the field. Frankly, the amount of time it takes to plan, monitor and revise website promotion campaigns is immense. For that reason it's often a wise investment to seek out an experienced company to handle this work for you.
SEO Companies Services
Directory Submission Services:
There are thousands of directories on the Internet ranging from the well-respected DMOZ (dmoz.org), topic-specific directories, to paid-inclusion directories, to absolutely worthless directories which you would be better off not having a link in. Your SEO (search engine optimization) firm should seek out quality directories, and directories related to your website's content, and be experienced enough to competently manage the process of getting your website into the directories. DMOZ for example has a somewhat lengthy process and stringent requirements for entry, and it takes persistence to get a link added. On the other hand, if you're willing to pay $300 a year, Yahoo! will add you to their directory though the $300 is non-refundable and they warn you that payment does not guarantee entry. These are all details it takes time to learn, but details a hired Website Marketing expert or company should be savvy with.
Article Submission Services:
A great way to build natural and permanent links to your websites is through submitting articles to other web sites each of which contains one or more live links pointing to your business' site. By syndicating custom-written articles to other web sites you're also increasing your chances of being found in the search engines for the keywords that are relevant to your business. There are many webmasters who welcome free content to increases their presence on the Internet.
Freelance Writing Services:
In order to submit articles to other web sites, someone has to create that content. Many companies provide freelance writing services on a variety of topics. Typically they will have a list of writers they work with on a regular basis and select the one who has the best knowledge of your market area. Alternately, they will tap into a network of freelance writers advertise the topics then take quotes from applicants and manage the production process. Another option is for them to repackage content you already have or guide you in writing keyword-rich new content.
Optimizing your Website for Good Search Engine Placement:
If you have not yet spent the time to optimize your web pages to improve the chances of being found in the search engines, an SEO firm should be able to analyze your present site and give you a report on changes you need to make, ranked in the order importance. By applying some ranking to the site analysis report, it makes it simpler to tackle the work in stages and take care of the most important modifications first, while leaving the more subtle changes for later. The SEO consulting firm may also provide pre- and post-optimization search engine visibility reports. Through a variety of tracking tools they will determine metrics for measuring the effectiveness of their services with respect to increasing your site's rankings and visitor traffic.
Search Engine Optimization is a fuzzy art in which the rules and techniques change as quickly as the Internet changes. Nonetheless, a good SEO consulting expert will always be able to help move your website towards better search engine placement, greater visibility, and consequently higher levels of targeted traffic. When it comes to choosing any professional -- a dentist, doctor, travel agent or hair stylist, it may take you a couple tries to locate the right SEO professional for your business, but it's usually better to focus on what you do best, and hire experts who spend all their time staying informed and practicing effective website promotion.
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