Looking for a current SEO check list? This is pretty good espcially if you like infographics.
It just goes to show how important your SEO agency is and how many factors influence the results.
It's not really something you can game (anymore) cause if you do its only a matter of time before the next google update gets you. And as we sadly know, once you are google smacked you stay down for the count!
The lesson we learnt is you must clean up the damage any non-kosher incumbant agency did behind the scenes before you progress. Some of their dodgy stuff could haunt you for ever. So use this checklist to make sure all that was done before is ok and set you up for future activities.
On a brighter note, google updates are designed to level the playing field and you can trust google will work to deliver the best results to the end user, so just go out there and be the best result!
Keep in mind google will also encourage you to spend on adwords and not rely only on SEO so they too can make some well-needed coin. Working out teh balance between the two is getting harder with more and more analytics info hidden "(not provided)". This means you dont really know whats going on so you have to balance your allocation of reswources to SEO, Social and Adwords to get a well rounded and competitive digital campaign.
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Justin Bruce's insight:
This funnel is beautifully simple and real.
My only addition is that email marketing and social media should continue through generation into nurturing.
Most compaines think only of the sales funnel, ie now that we have the lead lets nurture and convert to a sale.
You actually need to think of nurturing and converting the suspect (or traffic) into a lead before looking at converting them into a sale. With good systems, dedicated resources and top down buy-in, this is not only achieveable but very effective, requires patience!
There’s a fundamental question every customer wants answered that directly impacts your ability to capture and convert – “If I’m your ideal prospect, why should I buy from you rather than any of your competitors?”
When developing marketing strategies for new clients we often come across this problem. They say the offer great service, a great product at a great price. Well that's just not good enough!
These values are mandatory, if you dont offer above, close your doors and do something else cause its only a matter of time before someone else (around the world) offers your market the same thing.
It's difficult to convonce clients to see the value in owning a niche as opposed to owing a small share of a huge market. The striongest argument in my opinion is if you own a niche, you also own the opinion leaders, innovators and early adopters. These are the aspirational segment that we all want to or end up mimiking. Own them and half your work is done. They will market for you as advocates of your brand.
1. match what you offer with what they want
2. segment and target
This article from b2bleadblog.com will help with clearly defining what you offer...and it's NOT everything, it's not great service, price and product.
It's the passion for striving to be the best at one thing and all teh other things that go along with that.
If you want help developing value propositions, unique selling propositions, segmentation strategies, market research, etc contact me at justin (at) jb.net.au
From an SEO perspective, google is updating all teh time and reliance on linkbuilding is dangerous as we have just seen with a key client.
Google still recommend a link building stratgy but suggest you diversify into PR and social media to build page rank. That means you need to create great content and promote it.
From a conversion perspective, great contnet is not enough, it must also be relevant. Look through your email subject matter from your customers over the past year and match this with search queries in analytics (not keywords but actual terms they used to find you) and there's your relevant topic and inspiration. Now you gotta do it daily.
Don't forget contributing to other publishers (especially popular and high authority sites) also constitues as content. Curation is fine if relevant (check out scoop.it) but creation is always best, it takes time so allocate time!