Strengths and Weaknesses of SEO

One of the most popular Internet Marketing technique used in the market today is Search Engine Optimization, or simply known as SEO. It is also considered as one of the cheapest, yet one of the most powerful Internet Marketing technique used in the industry.

Strengths of SEO
According to many experts, SEO is considered as one of the most successful and powerful Internet Marketing technique. Part of the reason why is because of its effectiveness in increasing a website’s traffic through search engines, particularly among major search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing.

Because search engines are highly visited and used tool for surfing the Internet, many online marketers used this as their main market to increase their business’ success in the World Wide Web. This is when SEM or Search Engine Marketing was first developed.

Before SEO, there where other popular SEM techniques used in the market, usually involving paid placements such as the popular PPC (Pay-Per-Click), contextual advertising, and even a paid inclusion which involves paying a search engine company to include their website in a specific keyword.

Eventually, SEO was introduced in the market. Although similar in their target, SEO and SEM are different Internet Marketing techniques. The first difference is that SEM uses paid inclusion while SEO makes use of several techniques which aims to improve or -optimize- a website to achieve higher ranking in search results via the process of selecting specific keyword expressions associated to the website. And compared to SEM, SEO is usually free of charge (although hiring an SEO company is usually very expensive).

Its less expensive costs is one of its many strengths, another popular strength of SEO compared to other Internet Marketing technique is that it can also increase a website’s authority in its own market through its many techniques.

One popular technique of SEO is link bait. A link bait, according to many seo Philippines experts, is any content or feature, within a website, designed specifically to gain attention or encourage others to link to the website. This technique is not only very effective in SEO, but also effective in increasing a website’s popularity other than SEO.

Weaknesses of SEO
There are, however, a number of weaknesses that many seo Philippines experts have experienced in using SEO. Although very powerful, SEO can only go as far as to increase the volume of traffic coming from search engines and other popular sources. Sales and conversion usually depends on how well the website is built. Without a convincing web design, SEO won’t be as effective as it should be in Internet Marketing.

Google Releases Breadcrumb Seo

ptimizing your website requires many technical skills, including SEO (search engine optimization), SEM techniques, keyword research, breadcrumb SEO, landing page optimization, and so on.

As of today, Google.com released a new method which really helps all websites across the world, this is called Google bread crumb. Breadcrumb is extremely useful to any website today, it is a technique which allows visitors to see more than one URL address (landing pages) under your website address. This is an amazing feature because it is able to separate the best websites from the rookies and pretenders, it requires specific coding and implementing that code into your website (search breadcrumb SEO on Google in order to find out the code). Once you have implemented this code, say a searcher keys in a search into the Google query (imagine the searcher is looking for a Toronto SEO company), once the search is keyed in, all top 10 websites will pop up. Websites which are using Breadcrumbs within their HTML code will show all the landing pages of their website underneath their URL address (in green). You’ll notice that instead of the landing page saying “Click here” or “Contact Us”, they will have keywords.

This is the big advantage of Google breadcrumbs, you are able to see keywords which not only represent the landing page but also tie in to the overall theme of keywords that a particular website is trying to chase; this means you’re exponentially increasing your chance to rank on the first pages of Google for any keyword; it’s really an amazing invention but doesn’t have much difference than say meta keywords (which no longer hold any credentials or weight with Google).

Other than breadcrumb seo (please search on Google), there are many other ways to optimize your website. Remember, if you are a website providing services (like an SEO company) you must have forms which ask specific questions (not personal) and provide them with different options about what kind of service they want (be it SEM, PPC, or SEO) and the pricing structure of the services you provide.

The next thing to remember is that keyword research is vital to any successful SEO campaign for your website, without properly inserting and injecting keywords into your content (without spamming) you risk missing out on thousands of searchers daily while your competition’s marketshare grows larger daily because of Google. How do you go about compling a keyword list? Use Wordtracker, Google keyword tool, and SEO suggestion tool. Once you have typed in a “broad” (broad = all words included into the variety of it) phrase then make sure to take that phrase and put it into Google search to see the amount of competition for a specific search. If the competition is high and the amount of searchers for a specific keyword is not high, then it’s not worth chasing that keyword, simple as that.

The next step is to make sure your entire page is optimized, use SEO to optimize your website including proper meta tags (focus on meta title and description only, filling out keywords does not matter), content, alt image tags, and more.

Lastly, make sure to use website grader to check how well you have optimized your website (it may not track it right away, you need to give Google time to cache your website 7 days after you have made changes, so keep checking website grader every 7 days to see your website results and how well optimized you are)