search engines

  • What is SEO?

      “What is SEO?” video transcription Shama: Hi, this is Shama Kabani, CEO of The Marketing Zen Group. One of the questions we get asked often around here is, What is SEO? Specifically, What is Search Engine Optimization? I’d like to give you a very simple definition, a very simple way of looking at it that I discovered a few years ago, and it’s helped me many times when explaining what is search engine optimization to people who may not be familiar with it. So very simply defined, SEO can be broken down into two parts: one, it’s what you tell search engines you are. So I might use Google and search engines interchangeably, but it really means the same thing. So Google is one of the main search engines, there’s others like Bing and Yahoo, but for the most part, it’s what you tell search engines you are. The other part of SEO, searching optimization, is what other people tell Google or the search engines what you are. Why does this matter? Let’s step back for a second and look at why SEO matters. Why does is matter if you optimize your website or not? Well, you see, search…

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  • The ABCs of Link Building for Solid Rankings

    Our top strategies for building quality links for search engine rankings. When it comes to building up your company’s brand and creating a solid, influential place for yourself on the web, it usually takes a lot more effort and energy than simply providing quality content and a solid business plan to bring an audience to your web page. In fact, there are a large number of outside factors that go in to gaining website views, from search engine ranking to interlinking. However, one avenue of digital marketing that many people often overlook is the task of link building. For search engines who are crawling across the web searching for quality content, link-based factors are a large portion of a search engines algorithm. Through links, these search engines are not only able to analyze the popularity of any given website, but can also measure important metrics such as spam, authority and trust. Link building itself is a simple term that refers to the process of getting external pages to link to your website. However, the task of link building is a much more difficult, time-consuming process. However, developing your link-building strategies for SEO and ranking purposes is a critical next step…

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