By Stewart Gandolf
Chief Executive Officer
We know more than a few marketing-smart executives and healthcare professionals who admittedly don’t know much about Search Engine Optimization. They understand the concept and the practical techniques that help or hurt in the complex SEO world. But…
Let’s face it, some extremely talented marketing pros will privately admit that their personal command of SEO stuff—anything beyond the basics—is, well…at least a little bit vague. It’s like understanding how a car runs.
There are basic principles about how things work under the hood, and what it does. But…then there’s having the ability to rebuild an internal combustion engine from the ground up. The details belong to an experienced specialist.
A Free SEO Audit: How Strong is Your Website?
Search Engine Optimization (SEO), the textbook says, affects how a website is found online and is consequently reported in a search engine’s results. And, as part of an Internet marketing strategy intent on strong ranking among user searches, Wikipedia says:
“SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. Optimizing a website may involve editing its content, HTML and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and to remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines.”
We can help with that. We have an online tool that provides a website audit. It checks and reports about things such as loading speed, title tag, description tag, H1, H2 heading tags, copy analysis…plus a dozen or so other SEO considerations. What’s more, it’s free.
You can see how your website ranks. And just running the report and looking closely at the results can identify site strengths and weaknesses…plus, it’s informative and educational.
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7 Timely Tips and Techniques to Improve Your SEO
Run this audit for your primary website. If you need help with how to fix issues or making changes to your website, please give us a call.
Run this audit for your competitor’s website. Consider it good competitive intelligence when you can recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the competition.
Create and post new, authoritative and quality content regularly. Do this routinely and without fail.
Write for real people. Website material needs to be written naturally and for human consideration. Make it helpful, meaningful and interesting to the audience.
Listen to the words your audience uses. Keywords are a primary tool, but use their vocabulary, not yours.
Faster is better. Website pages should present themselves smoothly and quickly. It helps SEO and the user experience.
Avoid duplicate content. Do not use material from other sites, or duplicate your own text on pages within your own website.
Use the free SEO audit tool (above), and let us know how your website performed. And for more on this, read these related posts:
- 10 (Relatively) Easy SEO Tips for Better Healthcare Marketing
- 5 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid at All Cost