Unusual Sources of Online Traffic

Online TrafficIf you have a website online, online traffic is going to be the medium that either makes you or breaks you.  Without online traffic, no one will visit your website and while you might get some traffic from sites like Facebook or Twitter, nothing can outdo other high value targets.  While search engine marketing is important, there are also other websites and mediums that you should be aware of when it comes to getting people to come to your website or blog.  If you take just a few extra steps along the way you could be tapping into other mediums to bring even MORE traffic to your website.  Listed below are a few mediums that are designed to help bring traffic to your website or blog. Continue reading “Unusual Sources of Online Traffic”

Are Keywords Dead?

Online marketing is alive and well; but it is in a state of constant change. Semantic search has just changed everything once again and it has many marketers and SEO professionals scratching their heads trying to figure out what to do with the once important keywords. There are two schools of belief; one which feels that keywords are dead and will remain a thing of the past and another that believes keywords are still valuable and just as important as they have always been. Continue reading “Are Keywords Dead?”

How do I know if My SEO Strategy was a Success?

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When it comes to determining if an SEO campaign is successful it’s all about measurement. There are several metrics that can help the SEO professional know more about their strategies and how they may need to be tweaked. Page rankings, links and referrals are some of the key measurements SEO specialists may consider when determining how successful the campaign is.  Measuring an SEO campaign can take many different forms and this can become complicated since the web is in a constant state of change. In order to stay ahead in this climate and ensure that a website remains competitive it’s essential to dedicate some time to the evaluation process. But what are we supposed to look at or measure when determining if a campaign is successful or not?

Engagement

Even if an SEO campaign successfully drives traffic to a site it does not mean the campaign was a success. When traffic arrives at the site only to leave without visiting another page it counts in the metrics as a bounce. Search engines note when traffic to your site bounces out at a high rate and it can potentially lower the site’s ranking in the SERPs. It’s important to properly analyze engagement factors like bounce rate and how long visitors spend on a page. If there are some specific keywords which lead to poor engagement compared to some of the other keywords you may want to target new keywords. Use engaging content and keywords in order to improve the quality of traffic to the site through SEO campaigns. It’s essential that users be engaged. Continue reading “How do I know if My SEO Strategy was a Success?”