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Thursday, 24 September 2020 09:10

10 Ways To Improve SEO

Remember Search Engine Optimising (SEO) ​ is a long-term game. To improve your site's ranking (SEO) we’ve made a list ‘10 Ways to Improve SEO’. Follow these suggestions and watch your website rise the ranks to the top of search-engine results.

  1. Publish relevant content

Quality content is the number one driver for your search engine rankings, and simply put there is no greater substitute for great content. When you create quality content specifically for your intended users, site traffic increases, which leads to an improvement in your site’s authority and relevance. For each page identify and target a specific keyword phrase and repeat this keyword phrase several times throughout the page.

  1. Update your content regularly

In addition to publishing relevant content, aim to update your content regularly. Remember search engines feel strongly about content. Regularly updated content is viewed as one of the best indicators of a site's relevancy, so be sure to keep it fresh. Review your content on a regular basis and make any necessary updates as needed.

  1. Boost pages with internal links

Internal links are links from one page on the same domain to another. When internal links are used strategically, they can significantly boost the performance of pages in search engines because internal links support the flow of PageRank around your site. In simple terms, the more internal links your page has the higher its PageRank, which is important considering PageRank is a confirmed Google ranking factor.

  1. Refresh content with diminishing traffic

Aim to complete regular content audits of your page. If you notice that organic traffic to one of your pages is decreasing, consider updating the content. Remember updating content doesn’t always mean rewriting the entire page. It comes down to your target keywords and their competition. Quite often all you need to do is refresh the outdated sections.

  1. Focus on metadata

When designing your website, each page contains a space between the <head> tags to insert metadata, or information about the contents of your page. The most important type of metadata is ‘title metadata’. This metadata is responsible for the page titles displayed at the top of a browser window and as the headline within search engine results. In terms of a good meta description aim to include generally two full sentences.

  1. Use ALT tags

A key piece of information that will go a long way in increasing SEO is describing your visual and video media using alt tags, or alternative text descriptions. The use of Alt tags allows search engines to locate your page, which is crucial especially for those who may only use text-only browsers.

  1. Replicate backlinks from outdated, low-quality pages

When you perform a Google Search, often click on the first result only to find a substandard piece of content. It’s likely you started thinking how this page is ranked number one. Moments like this present opportunities in the sense that if poor pieces of content can get tons of high-quality links and rank in Google, so can you. To do this, find the substandard pieces of content that have lots of links and get the people linking to them to link to you instead.

  1. Have a link-worthy site

Aim to focus on creating relevant links within the text. Rather than having a link that says ‘click here’ try writing out the name of the destination. If you think about a ‘click here’ link has no real search engine value beyond the attached URL, however if you write the name of the destination for example ‘​Marketing Eye Blog’​ the description is rich with keywords and will more likely improve search engine rankings.

  1. Optimise the page speed of important pages

Everyone has clicked through to a page that takes ages to load. In most cases you either repeatedly clicked the refresh button or probably clicked the back button and tried another site. Ultimately slow pages are bad for business and SEO. To improve page speed and keep readers on your site consider reducing image sizes and enabling browser caching. This will allow your users to load your page without having to wait very long.

  1. Improve the click-through-rate of your top-ranking pages

The title tag of a page acts as the headline of an article. Ultimately it is your job to entice the searcher to click through to the page. If you can write a title tag that persuades people to choose your page over the others, you’ve won. Aim to add powerful words to your title that tap into people’s emotions. Keep your title tags short and sweet to capture the reader's attention and improve readability.

COVID-19 had brought with it a storm of changes that individuals and businesses must rapidly adapt to. If you are a company, this will mean being proactive in terms of modifying and adapting your marketing strategy to the ever-changing ‘new normal’. So, what are some steps you can take to ensure that your business continues to thrive in this turbulent environment?

I had learnt so much theory on marketing at Uni that I thought it was time to put it into action. To say I was nervous before my first day at Marketing Eye would be an understatement, especially not knowing what to expect. 

There’s no denying that online shopping is growing at a rapid pace in Australia – just to give you an idea of the scale, in the 12 months to September 2016 Australians spent an estimated $20.8 billion on retail purchases online. If you’re thinking that’s a lot of shoes you’d be correct. But the good news is that $20.8 billion spent online is the equivalent to around 7% of the traditional bricks and mortar retail sector - so whilst online shopping is growing at a fast pace, it is by no means panic stations for traditional retail stores just yet.

And there are many ways that bricks and mortar retailers can combat the online trend…
As we are about to farewell this working year, with just a few days to go until Christmas, what better time to have a look at what is coming at us in 2017! As technology keeps moving at warp speed we love the challenge of keeping on top of the latest, so here’s our little sneak preview of the key marketing trends for 2017.
Well like most Australians I was expecting to come to work this week knowing who is governing our country... and all being able to move forward with our business plans with some semblance of normality… 

And yet we woke up Sunday to a collective “WTF?”…
So alas, here we are again with a potential hung parliament and the country holding our breath as final ballots are counted… and Pauline Hanson in the senate. Don’t even get me started on that.

So what does this mean for business owners in Australia?
Did you know there’s a formula for building a great brand in a competitive market?

Your brand is the way your customers perceive you, so having a brand that represents your business personality, values and culture is not just an optional extra in business but a core necessity if you seek longevity.

Effective branding is more than just a good logo. It’s ensuring that every touch point of communication with your customers encapsulates your core brand and key message. Great branding offers a distinct competitive advantage, as your competition can’t easily imitate or replicate your brand, or your customer’s perception of the brand.

So if you need to create a brand for a new business idea or redefine your existing business’ brand, here is my 5 step formula for getting it right:

For once this year I had a new year’s resolution that had nothing to do with food, exercise or money…. which is a nice change … it seems so often we focus on external perceptions of what we should or shouldn’t be doing. 

For me, this year is about Abundance. Its about sharing a lot of what I know, giving all I can in all areas of my life, and helping others achieve and reach their goals as well. 

I’ve always felt that I’ve lived with abundance, even as a kid I had the sort of personality that led me to help, share, and try to look at the “bright side of life”. But this year I decided to step it up a notch, and actively consolidate my abundance philosophy across all aspects of my life and business in a tangible way.

Here’s how I’m doing it, and you can do it too:
Is your retail company innovative enough? Will you be left behind? Is it fad or fashion? How will you ever know? Strategic innovation places one retailer on top of another. People are always looking for different - what no-one else has. But then they want what everyone else has. It’s hard to keep up.
Thursday, 26 November 2015 13:58

Have you kick started your Marketing for 2016?

So your marketing for this year is pretty much done and dusted now… except for your last pre-Christmas campaigns over the next few weeks. So what then? Do you have a plan in place for talking to your customers in January, with a strategy that will take you through 2016?

Telling the right story at the right time is essential to a successful Marketing campaign, and the last thing you want is to be behind the eight-ball due to a lack of planning. Leaving it until you get back from holidays in January to think about your Marketing message means you will be well behind your competitors who have a strategy mapped out.

Here are my 3 top tips for getting ahead of the game with your Marketing for 2016…
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