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SEO and social media


I get asked often if I do search engine optimization. My answer is tricky. Smart search engine key words and links are recommended in social media posts. Rather than answer the question as; “well kind of”.  Instead I simply explain how they fit together.

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Here is how SEO and social media fit together.

  •  Optimizing social media profiles to include a business brick and mortar address, a phone number, name and specific service offering descriptions will capitalize on local search engine results for your type of business.  According to HubSpot “focuing on local SEO ensures you’re the first business a lead sees when they’re looking for a business like yours in their zip code”.
  • Google’s search algorithm is smarter. It rewards stellar content for readers. Basic SEO isn’t a mysterious task that marketers are unaware of. The keyword research is free and available, use Google’s keyword optimization tool.
  • As the chart above highlights, social and SEO have a circular relationship. Social postings and profiles are indexed by search engines.  If social network posts and descriptive profiles are created with SEO keyword and quality content, there is a mutual benefit evident in the diagram. Increases in search related traffic awareness should occur resulting in sharing of quality content.
Opinions and positions vary widely concerning SEO versus social, I’ll let you decide which is better.

 

My focus stretches between the two, neither SEO or social is neglected.

 

I’d love to hear what you think about this topic. Reply with your comment below.

 

Can’t Keep Up? 11 Ways to Simplify


Law of Simplicity: When you have two competing theories, the one that is simpler is the most profitable.

 

What are you doing right now to market your business online? Business social media is your opportunity.

 

I’m open just knock “click here“.

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Here are 11 ways to simplify your business social media:

  1. Complex explanations are pointless, simple is better – get to the point
  2. Secure the simplest custom url for your business on each social network
  3. Smile in your business profile photo
  4. Post your area code with your business phone number
  5. Give specific direct calls to action such as call us, click here, stop by
  6. Apologize on the answering machine that you aren’t there when customers call
  7. Post on social networks about your promotions and special sale days
  8. Ask questions, seek feedback look for inspiration
  9. Follow, like, and engage your competition, healthy discussion is welcomed
  10. Complete your business profile with your location and names of owners
  11. Run a sweepstakes or promotion using social media

Bonus: Get on Google Plus with a personal profile, next set up a Google Plus Page for your business.