The Search Engine Optimization (SEO) process can help your website rank highly in search engine results. Unfortunately, it is not a one-and-done process that will lead to ongoing ranking success. When your website is built with SEO in mind, you may indeed see a boost in your rankings – at first. But, without an ongoing SEO strategy and process in place to respond to marketplace changes, you won’t be able to sustain those initial high rankings.
If you want your business to survive in the treacherous waters of the online marketplace, you need to maintain a continuous and regularly-maintained SEO campaigns. Here’s why:
With billions of searches performed on Google every month, it really doesn’t make sense for advertisers to ignore the search engine giant and the power it wields in the marketplace. Fortunately, Google offers up a variety of advertising options for businesses looking to reach potential customers, and in 2017, it should only continue to refine those options, as well as add more.
Here are the top five Google AdWords trends and pay-per-click advertising predictions going into 2017:
- Mobile Is King – It is predicted that by 2020, over 6 billion smartphone users will be walking around on planet Earth. And in fact today, Google searches on mobile phones already account “for 53% of paid-search clicks.” It seems that many advertisers will eventually focus only on mobile devices and leave other devices behind for good. On the flip side, mobile phone screens are smaller than computer screens,
meaning that there are fewer overall search results on a phone, giving even more reason to “pay to play,” as they say!
Updated 3/1/2017 by Melissa Mason
Have you ever wondered about those top Google “hits” with the outlined-in-green “Ad” designation? If so, you’re not alone – and for good reason. Those results are brought to you courtesy of Google AdWords; an incredibly powerful, paid marketing tool that allows businesses of all sizes to places ads on the front page of Google’s search results.
With AdWords’ many tracking tools, analysis, and “funnel options”, this search engine marketing tool has the ability to boost your website’s traffic and drive potential customers to the door of any business.
Give ‘Em What They Want
Founded in October of 2000, AdWords is Google’s primary sources of revenue, earning over $100 million per day, as of 2012. Nearly all of it –$15.5 billion – came from advertising sales. In the first quarter of 2015, Google took in $17.3 billion in revenue, up 12% year over year. With few restrictions, AdWords can be utilized by businesses of nearly any size and budget.
Google AdWords is one the most valuable tools available when executing a successful digital marketing campaign. As many people already know, Google is the largest search engine on the Internet and they don’t have any major competitors. When people need to search for something on the Internet, they go to Google. Because of this, everyone advertising on the Internet should be integrating Google AdWords into their digital marketing campaigns.
Three Keys To a Successful Google AdWords Campaign
Selecting the right keywords for your veterinary AdWords campaign will set the foundation for your success. These keywords will help you target people who search for exact or similar keywords that match your AdWords campaign. There is a variety of free and paid keyword platforms available on the Internet and even AdWords offers keyword assistance but the most valuable tool in keyword selection is you.
Your Beyond Indigo SEO Account Manager will compile a list of every possible keyword that relates to your veterinary clinic/hospital and current campaign. Once we have this list completed, we can implement it into AdWords campaign platform and adjust the list as your campaign progresses.
Local listings in Google have become essential to gaining local visibility. They also provide a way to gain multiple places on the front page of Google if you also have a strong organic presence. Recently, Google went from having seven local listings display on the front page to three. This has made gaining a local presence even more competitive. Having an unclaimed listing will likely prevent a practice from ever being listed.
Your business likely has a Google My Business page (formerly Google Local). Google automatically creates pages for businesses based on existing listings on other websites. The problem with unclaimed, unoptimized pages is that they can have outdated or wrong information, ultimately preventing people from contacting your business.These pages, if utilized correctly, can provide a great boost in visibility at the local level. Part of that utilization is the proper claiming of the page.
“I’ve been approached by a company offering me a free website on a trial basis. They say if I don’t like it after a few months, I can go back to my custom website. …Is this true?”
Sometimes free isn’t really free. Changing your website is serious business at any time. Changing it for a few months can confuse your customers and have a serious impact on your site’s search performance.
In the ever-changing world of technology it can be easy to get lost. We get it; it can be overwhelming to keep up with how much, and how quickly, things are moving. There is one refrain that can make it all a little bit easier to understand, though: Mobile is the future.
More than ever before, numerous industries are catering to mobile technologies, and soon it will become the dominant platform of information technology – and our phones are only the beginning.