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SEO is the hot acronym being tossed around these days as far as web development is concerned. Everyone is claiming to be an SEO guru or they’re paying large amounts of money to learn the ins and outs of SEO. But what exactly is it, and why is it important to your business? The acronym itself stands for search engine optimization, which essentially means that it is the discipline of adapting a website’s content, code and architecture in order to allow the users to find your website more efficiently. This is important to your business because it draws in new potential clients while pointing them in the right direction on your website.
But let’s summarize the two, shall we?
Carefully selected keywords or phrases that are developed after insightful analysis of your business and that of your competitors ‘in order to increase the probability of users finding your website using popular web engines.
Creation of links to and from your site and other sites in your industry. By users clicking on your link, they increase the popularity and hence the ranking of your site.
As with any good web-based enterprise, there is more to SEO than flashy plugins and quick tweaks. You need to adequately assess and analyse the health of your website: keywords that are returning sizable traffic, pages that get the most visits, the click-through rate of visitors, and so one. Additionally, you need to keep track of errors that search engine bots might be facing while crawling your website, sitemaps that need to be submitted, and incoming links (among other things). This is where hiring a quality digital development firm like Softserve becomes important: we know how to watch these things and translate them so that the data is usable by our clients.
The main strategy that we use to test SEO is by using search queries.
As the name suggests, search queries can help you understand which queries and search terms are driving traffic to your website. Querying includes the following dimensions that a true search engine optimization expert should keep tabs on:
Click through rate (CTR)
We fully examine detailed information about search queries; which keywords are performing, and which ones aren’t. Plus, we take a look at updates about crawl errors, just so you can fix them timely and avoid losing traffic. As an added bonus, we also look at links that are generating the maximum traffic as well as website pages that are getting most visitors, uploading and updating sitemaps as needed.