At SDB, we love hearing the question “how do I get my website to be on the first page of Google?”
It may be an easy question to answer, but not so easy to achieve.
To be on the first page of Google, your website must be search engine optimized, or SEO for short.
As defined by Search Engine Land, SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” search results on search engines.
“All major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo have primary search results, where web pages and other content such as videos or local listings are shown and ranked based on what the search engine considers most relevant to users. Payment isn’t involved, as it is with paid search ads.”
Common SEO Myths...
SEO, while a seemingly simple concept, is actually pretty involved. In order to obtain and maintain optimum SEO (first page of Google), the pages on your website have to be keyword optimized (with alt tags, meta descriptions and headings), you must have a simple navigation, a good collection of indexed pages, optimized images, outbound links, mobile responsiveness…the list goes on and on.
To learn more about SEO, check out the SEO section of our website!
Given the somewhat involved nature of SEO, it’s easy to see how there can be quite a few SEO myths.
Well, that’s what we’re doing this week. SDB is busting those pesky SEO myths! Check in with us tomorrow for the first set of myths.