Four Reasons Why Custom Blog Creation Is An SEO Tool You Can’t Afford to Miss

There are a lot of gurus — the vast majority, in fact — who hawk custom blog creation as a powerful and absolutely necessary tool for SEO. But very few of them take the time to explain exactly why a blog is so gosh darn important for good search engine results. We’re going to take a moment today to explain all of that to you in as much detail as we can fit into 400 words or less.

First Page PlacementBlogs are websites. They’re websites with specific functions like comments, trackbacks, and RSS feeds, but at heart, they get indexed, categorized, and ranked by the search engines just like every other website. Like every other website, they can be optimized so that the search engines see them more clearly and like them better. Unlike every other website, blogs have specific elements that give them strong SEO advantages.

Structured Content.
Blogs offer categories that allow you to compile your content according to theme or subject. That makes the search engines’ sorting job much easier, and makes sure that your content will rank for the right topic.

Straightforward URLs
Most blogs tend to have very uncomplicated URLs that follow an easy-to-determine pattern. As intelligent as the search engines’ spiders are, they do get confused from time to time by some of the more creative URL structures that humans come up with, but they always get the blog software’s links.

Deep Links
Blogs tend — quite naturally — to get into specifics about a product or service they’re talking about, which means they tend to produce very natural deep links. (A deep link is a link to a page ‘deep’ within a site, as opposed to the homepage of the same site. Deep links are great for long-tail keyphrases — think “Article Writing and Distribution” as opposed to “Organic SEO.

Really Simple Syndication
RSS feeds and blogs were literally made for each other. RSS content allows subscribers to get every new post without having to remember to check back with your blog — and any such content syndicated or cited by other blogs is simply more traffic for you!

All of this doesn’t cover the biggest ‘benefit’ of all — constant, fresh, unique content. Search engines love that more than anything else. With all of the unique SEO facets that blogs bring with them just based on their structure and software, it’s small wonder that custom blog creation is so loudly supported by SEO experts of all levels!

Coming Off the Blocks: A Fast Start With PPC Management

organic SEOPPC Management is the key to getting a web based business off the ground fast and hard. Startup companies that engage in traditional SEO services can expect to wait for weeks, months, or — if they hire the wrong company — years before the organic traffic they get from those services starts to pay the bills. By engaging pay-per-click marketing experts to build them a solid PPC campaign, however, they can turn a solid profit long before their SEO experts get them on the front page of the SERPs.

Many such sites are reluctant to try PPC because they’ve heard horror stories of individuals or other small businesses that sank thousands of dollars into pay-per-click without ever seeing any significant benefits. To be blunt, that’s because they tried to do it themselves, or they hired an amateur. A company that is skilled at PPC management will take the time to find the right long-tail keywords, build a massive list of keywords to bid on, and know what keywords to back away from as the competition becomes too fierce.

Pay-per-click advertising requires expertise to do right. Imagine how you’d feel if you hired an expert to design a flyer for your pet store, and he designed a pamphlet about sharks (which you don’t sell) and then handed it out to middle school kids at a playground. That’s what amateur PPC is like, in a very real sense. Unless you know what you’re doing, you can easily end up targeting the wrong market with an offer they care nothing about, and end up paying through the nose to do it.

With the right amount of expertise, on the other hand, PPC turns into the perfect complement to organic SEO efforts — essentially like an electric scooter that lets your website get by until it learns to run on its own. With the right ads appearing in front of the right people, you can drive traffic that will convert with startling regularity and get your bills paid as the SEO team slowly builds you a web of backlinks with the goal of eventually turning the PPC faucet down — and then off altogether.

Every Business Website Needs Article Writing and Distribution Services

Article writing and distribution services are a vital part of every successful SEO effort. That’s because a well-written and properly distributed article accomplishes an incredibly amount for a single document — more than almost any other service that you can engage. The benefits of a well-written and properly distributed article can be broken down into to areas: the SEO benefits and the active benefits.

SEO benefits

As discussed in the last post, there are three things a backlink needs to be great: authority, persistence, and relevance. A good article provides it’s own relevance — it’s hard to get more relevant to your website than an article written specifically about the stuff on your site! Similarly, article portals tend to gather a strong amount of authority by their very nature — it’s where experts write about stuff they’re experts on, after all — and they’re specifically designed to keep articles around and searchable for the foreseeable future. So the backlinks you get from an article are innately high-quality backlinks.

More importantly, an article allows you to perfectly control the anchor text of your backlink, which means that the search engines get to see that the arrow pointing at your page is labeled “video games” — and lo and behold, your page is about video games! That’s an extra layer of relevance to the backlink that also happens to improve Google’s opinion of your page to the search term “video games” as well.

Active benefits

All that doesn’t even begin to touch on the fact that a well-written article will guide readers to your webpage entirely on it’s own. In fact, until you’ve collected enough backlinks to work your way into a front page placement on the first page placementsearch engines, you can rely on those directed visitors for some conversions and sales along the way. In that way, article writing and distribution is unique among SEO techniques for bringing business long before the SEO itself has taken full effect.

But it’s not just the fact that readers will be directed to your site — each article also acts as a “preview” of your style and expertise in the reader’s minds. A crappy article will make readers devalue your product or service long before they see it — but a great one will make them confident that they’re dealing with a real person that has real understanding of their issue before they’ve ever laid eyes on your site. That’s some incredible marketing potential.

By giving readers an idea of who you are and giving them a chance to buy from you long before they’ve put your webpage high on the search engine results, article marketing is twice the boost to your business than any other SEO technique on the market. If you’re not engaging article writing and distribution services for your website, you’re missing out on the power of one of the strongest tools in the SEO arsenal.