Should an SEO Expert Optimise my Website?
Optimising your website will be the most important thing you can do for your online business. If you are a small business or a start-up business, then employing an SEO Expert to optimise your website may not be financially possible. You can of course learn SEO and optimise your own website, and this post details some of the many benefits of doing this. However, if you are looking to employ an SEO Expert for website optimisation, then here are some of the benefits for doing so.
Quickly fix problems with your website
A good Search Engine Optimiser will be able to quickly fix any existing problems your website may already have. This includes issues with duplicate content, indexing problems, bad website coding, missing links, keyword misuse, structural and file naming issues, and many, many others. Giving your website a good bill of health can quickly bring more traffic to your website.
Monitoring and Reporting on visitor traffic
They can also set up visitor analytics and begin reporting on important visitor information to your website. By understanding where visitors come from and where they go on your website, you will quickly identify and resolve where your SEO efforts should be focused so as to maximize your visitor experience.
Draw on their knowledge of SEO
The main reason for employing an SEO Expert is to draw on their knowledge of SEO. They should be able to hit the ground running, making changes that will instantly have a positive effect on your visitor traffic. They should also be able to explain and detail the reasons for their changes to you in plain English. Taking the time to learn the basics of SEO yourself will greatly improve communication and help to reduce unrealistic expectations.
Obtain a great online presence
As well as on-page optimisation, your SEO Expert will be able to build up a natural online presence for your businesses via link building, social site marketing, forum and blog participation and content promotion. Their knowledge should help your business grow quickly into the areas you want to market your business most. Their knowledge of Social Media marketing should promote your business on social sites quickly and effectively.
Monitor your Online Reputation
Knowing what your visitors and customers are saying about your business and where they are saying it is paramount to building a successful online business. Online Reputation Management is the process of monitoring comments made about your business and managing where necessary on behalf of your business.
Not all SEO Experts are created equal
The hardest thing will be to get someone who really knows their stuff. There are many people claiming to be an expert in search engine optimisation so how do you know who to trust. The first thing I suggest would be to learn some SEO yourself. There are many great resources for doing so and most are free – including my blog! You don’t need to become an expert yourself but learn to speak the same language. Follow what they do, listen to their explanations and keep asking questions. If they can’t explain their actions in a language you understand, then they probably don’t know what they’re talking about. Also, if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.