SEO or search engine optimization is a discipline which involves applying a series of techniques on a website in order to improve its position in search engines, it is very useful within an Inbound Marketing strategy.
The goal of SEO is to make a website appear as high as possible in the search results, in order to attract more visitors and thus increase the conversion possibilities.
To avoid confusion, it is important to distinguish between SEO and SEM:
SEO positions the website among organic results, that is, we can not pay the search engine to improve our positioning.
In contrast, SEM positions the web through paid ads in search engines.
Although there are many search engines worldwide, in our country Google is clearly the king. Therefore, when we talk about SEO, in general we refer to positioning a website on Google.
Within an incoming strategy, SEO techniques help us create a qualified long-term traffic channel. Once these users have reached our website, we can use different strategies to capture them and make them become potential customers.
There are two fundamental distinctions we have to make to differentiate the types of SEO: on one hand, SEO on page versus SEO off page, and on the other, SEO white hat and SEO black hat.
The SEO white hat is based on techniques that comply with the guidelines of search engines and that aim to position the web in an ethical manner. In general, the "white hat" techniques result in higher quality websites and improve the user experience.
In contrast, SEO black hat seeks to bypass the rules to achieve rapid results in a short time, for example, including hidden content on the web or spamming links in forums and blogs. Although sometimes you can get a quick jump in positioning, in the long term it is very risky and it also does not add value to the brand or the user, so we do not recommend it.
The world of SEO techniques is very complex and they are constantly updated as Google modifies its algorithms. However, here are some of the basic tools that will improve your web positioning within an inbound marketing strategy:
Selection of keywords: the keywords are those concepts for which we seek to position our website. Therefore, a good SEO strategy is based on studying which concepts are the most searched within our field and how to include them in our website so that Google detects them.
Web optimization: websites that often breakdown or are poorly optimized for mobile devices and have excessive loading times, these are two of SEO's biggest enemies. To be able to position correctly in search engines, it is necessary to make a tuning of the web from the technical point of view.
Choosing friendly URLs: the URLs or links of the different pages within a website are a key aspect of their positioning. Ideally, they should be as simple as possible and contain the keywords that we seek to position.
Creation of quality content: search engines like pages which are useful to users. Having well organized quality content and frequent updates will help us improve SEO.
Titles, headings and descriptions: all articles and pages within the website must have a descriptive title containing the keywords. They should also be divided into different sections with their corresponding headings. Additionally, the descriptions of each page appear in the results of the search engines, so optimizing them should be a priority...
Link building: refers to including techniques designed to generate inbound links to our webpage from other sites. We will always seek to get links from quality sites, avoid spam and take care of details such as the text of the link and the type of relationship established with our page (follow or nofollow).
We hope this information helps you to learn a little more about what SEO is and how you can improve your search engine positioning to reinforce your inbound marketing strategy and the results of your brand in the medium and long term.
If you want to start with your SEO strategy or optimize your positioning results, at Cyberclick we have a lot to offer. We will be happy to be part of your team to help you attract more traffic to your website.