Comprehensive Analysis: Assessing Your Website for Effective SEO

effective SEO

Effective SEO has many parts

Performing regular audits of your website is essential if you want to ensure that your SEO efforts are paying off. What you uncover can make a big difference in conversions. Get started on your first audit with these practical steps.

Check Visibility

Search your brand name by itself and along with your location using all major search engines to determine your current page rank. A high ranking is indicative of successful SEO practices. The higher your brand appears, the more likely people are to click through to your site. You should also check the information displayed when your business is searched to make sure that all contact and location listings are correct. Continue reading

How to Find Success With Your Web Service

Make Your Web Service Work Best For You

Frustrating Web ServiceIn the industry of web development and search engine optimization you’ll hear horror stories of people paying high figures to companies to manage their website without knowing exactly what it is that the web service does for them. Eventually, and inevitably, the customer figures it’s a waste of time and money to have a service that doesn’t illustrate any progress or proof of their work. The client then drops the service and has to start/gamble all over again with a company that may end up having the same issues. While it often seems like you’re on your own with finding a good service, that isn’t entirely the case. Having a web company that provides experienced individuals who know the technology very well is a great asset, but the second and EQUALLY important trait is COMMUNICATION.

Web Service CommunicationYes, client/consultant contact is imperative to the success of any website project. You’re much more likely to get what you want out of the transaction when you keep contact with your web service, and believe it or not, the developers prefer that as well! Proper engagement always starts best with an open line of communication.

When you ask a web service company what it is that they do for you, you can gauge exactly how responsive they will be in future encounters, as well as how helpful their responses will be. Usually before hiring a web development company it is common practice to arrange a meeting to familiarize yourself with who you’re working with and what services they will be providing you. It’s a bad sign in these situations to hear jargon.

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Interpreting Google Analytics: What it All Really Means

interpreting Google Analytics

What do these numbers mean?
Interpreting Google Analytics

The metrics reported by Google Analytics provide valuable information about how users interact with your website. This guide can help you interpret the data and apply it to your marketing and SEO campaigns.

Sessions

Google defines a session as “the period of time a user is actively engaged” on a site. Sessions typically expire after 30 minutes, but the amount of time can be adjusted as desired. High numbers of new sessions means more new traffic. Low numbers indicate repeat visitors and a potentially higher level of engagement.

Visits and Page Views

Visits specify the number of people who come to your site. Every visit is counted, but only visits from new users are listed as unique. The “pageviews” metric shows how many visits a particular page on your site has received. Taken together, viewing data helps determine the popularity of your site. Continue reading