It’s time to stop dreaming and being delusional about SEO, what it can do, what you should do, and what to expect, especially if you’re a boss of a business in need of SEO.
Far too many bosses or leaders have the wrong idea about SEO. SEO isn’t like hiring the plumber or having the roof fixed. SEO is a highly specialized technical and philosophical venue that calls for having both fee on the ground and one’s head level and seeing reality for what it is.
First of all, you just don’t command your websites to rise in search engine rankings. You don’t pay someone and expect the EO to happen overnight. You don’t add plug ins, weird software, and the like and expect to have magical results. It don’t work that way.
SEO calls for common sense, following guidelines that are proven successful, practical and cost effective.
Bosses like things to ‘snap to’ at a moment’s command. They want their coffee on time, their lunch just right, that phone call to go through. That’s all fine and dandy, but when it comes to SEO that kind of mindset has to stop. This is the 21st Century and you’re tying to apply a highly advanced form of programming and procedure that calls for both professional guidance and keen application in various areas.
First of all, get to know the fundamentals of SEO. Listen to the professional. They’ll walk you through the basics and then critique your website and offer the unique and correct approach you should be taking. Don’t try to innovate just yet. Let the tried and true methods take hold. Then, later on you can experiment. This means first, having your website ready. Correct spelling, a solid sitemap, sound professional copy, well tagged images and videos, a blog with updated relevant content, and more.
As a boss or leader, you have to realize you can’t have everything your way, especially when it comes to SEO.
One area is paid traffic. Paid traffic requires a whole new set of rules and practices. This is where you must have an SEO professional on hand. They’ll know who the best companies are for buying paid traffic and then they’ll know how to optimize that traffic for monetization. A good paid traffic source knows the value of organic traffic. Just sending you random hits or wave hits from one source, that traffic won’t amount to much as the primary reason for the traffic is to retain, convert to sales. If the surfers don’t stay, purchase, and come back, then you’ve just tossed money out the window.
You’ve go to work your way up to good and solid search engine results, but once you’ve got the fundamentals down pat, you’re really off to a good start. It also means that whatever services and products you offer have to be top notch. Reviews of your site posted on the top review sites will add to your level of authority as well. SEO can bring in the traffic, but good products and services, keeps that traffic.