Have you ever wondered what the “big deal” is about SEO? Perhaps you have heard that term thrown around and questioned why everyone seems to be so concerned about it. After all, if you create a strong, engaging website and offer your products for sale, won’t your customers naturally find you? Unfortunately, the answer is often “no.” This is not because your website is not engaging or dynamic, but because of that troublesome thing called “SEO.”
What, Exactly, Is SEO?
SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” When a user puts a search string into a search engine like Google, the engine uses those words to look for websites that are relevant. The relevancy of the website is ranked against the search string and the user’s search history to display search results. The results that appear on the first page are the most important; anything after Page One is often never seen.
Therefore, it is critical that a website has the right combination of keywords to gain the attention of the search engine. This is what SEO does—puts your website in the forefront of the search engine’s “crawlers” so that it appears at the top of the results.
Why Can’t I Do My Own SEO?
As with any skill, SEO skills take time to develop. SEO experts work every day with the latest in software and marketing apps to ensure that their clients’ SEO needs are met. When a business tries to do its own SEO, it often ends with poor results. This is not because the average business owner cannot develop SEO skills but because the goalposts are always shifting. SEO is an ever-evolving and ever-changing thing that is quite fluid in its outcomes. Without keeping on top of the latest in SEO news and protocols, you have little chance of guessing which keywords and strings will give you the best results.
Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about your website’s SEO when you work with a professional. At Caldiatech, we are ready to help you optimize your website content and utilize the best SEO practices to ensure that your potential clients can find you on the web. Call us today to discuss your unique SEO needs.