People who specialise in SEO will understand that it is not only the web-site that you create that has to have the right keywords, yet it is also important to have inbound links in order that Google, or other search engines take the page seriously. There are a number of tactics that we can leverage to improve the visibility of your page. It is much akin to the old-fashioned marketer going out to the press and carrying out publicity on behalf of their company and its products or services.
Given that the majority of corporate web sites are not for famous brand-names, like Coca Cola, they start seriously challenged in that few prospects have heard of the product or the company before their first encounter. Yet it is important that the company builds a rapport with prospects as they come into contact with the organisation for the very first time.
From a publicity perspective, in the on-line world we need to engage writers that will act as publicity agents for the product, brand or service. These writers have a large choice of places where they can publish content, including:
► Content Farms
► Social Media
► Link Builders
► On-line review sites
Each are valid places to leverage for publicity purposes. Each builds links and in respect of SEO and at the end of the day links mean visibility. It is important to get the message to a wide audience, but in a way that endears the corporation and its products or services to both prospects and clients alike.
It was once said in show business that there is no such thing as bad publicity, it is all about being in the public eye. To some extent the same is true with links. It is good manners to include outbound links in every item that is posted on-line, as was done here with our famous brand name when you mention another product, but you can also improve the visibility of your own material by the use of internal links. But above all the purpose of linking is to raise the visibility of your own web-site. Indeed there are two aspects at play here:
► The link; and
► The content
Having links simply provides the possibility of raising visibility in the search engines. Yet people still read and care about what is written in the various articles on the web. These articles are akin to on-line reviews and people do read reviews, both good and bad. Some people feel that is they flood the market with a large number of seemingly independent reviews all saying the same thing then this will add power to their product, yet the truth is that Google and other search engines are more likely to simply ignore this content. From the viewpoint of the search engine each article reviewing your product has to appear as if it were independently written and in this regard Google is the king of the search engines, claiming more than 90% of the search market, so you had better pay attention to its needs.
Links to your web-site can come from anywhere, so when you are looking at building publicity for your website you will need to be working with a web publicity partner that understands the importance of building links to your website and will do so in a way that is professional.
Tags: Publicity, SEO