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3 Original SEO Strategies That Still Work

3 Original SEO Strategies That Still Work

SEO has changed throughout the years and it has become used more and more as a great way to increase business for many businesses.  The web has been swamped with various new SEO strategies and tips that promise a good return on money and time however there are 3 strategies that have not changed since search engine optimization begun.

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Useful Content

Google has always highlighted that ‘content is king’ and we are also a firm believer of this (which is one of the reasons that we create useful content for our blog).

When you create content for your website your focus should not only be around the keywords you are using to attract more visits but more focused on the end user… your readers!

Don’t create content for the sake of it, write and design it to be as helpful as possible for the reader.

Keep paragraphs to a minimum. Short but useful paragraphs of information are more powerful and can be easier to digest than paragraphs of fluff.

Your goal should be to answer or solve your readers problem to ensure that they get what they came for.

Your content should be readable and not stuffed with keywords that become irritating after reading over and over again.

Page Title Tags

Regarded as the next most important aspect of good search engine optimization practice.

Not only do well-written title tags tell the search engines what information your web page provides but it is also helpful to readers who are searching for answers.

There are many plugins such as the Yeost SEO plugin for WordPress, that will help auto generate a title tag however I would highly recommend that you write your own.

If you need help with creating a page title then head over to a previous post that we covered this in by clicking here.

Visitor experience

I am afraid that just having great content and a good page title is not enough. When your reader lands on your web page they must be able to navigate through your content and find more answers around the topic they are researching.

A big SEO factor is how long a visitor stays on your page and website. This term is referred to by Google as ‘Bounce Rate’.

A low bounce rate is a good indication that your content and website provides great answers and intriguing content.

Use visual images and video as a way of explaining about the topic in question. Hold them by the hand and guide them to other content that is relevant and interesting.

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SEO – How to get started and help your business grow online

SEO – How to get started and help your business grow online

Search engine optimization has the potential to help small, medium and large businesses in Dubai grow and flourish in their industry. Implementing a well planned SEO campaign can help boost your businesses recognition and generate sales where there where none before. Engaging in Local SEO in Dubai is great to get more local business.

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Debunked is the fact that SEO is expensive. There are many affordable SEO solutions that provide great results (check out our SEO packages here as an example).

If your budget is currently not allowing you to invest in an SEO agency in Dubai then here are some SEO fundamentals that you can apply and start optimizing your website.

On-Page SEO Checks

  • Does your website have easy to use navigation?
  • Check your website available across all web browsers
  • Include unique titles and meta descriptions that include your targeted keywords
  • Bulk out your website with valuable information and content
  • Add a blog to your website that has useful information to help answer visitors common questions
  • Make sure your URL’s contain your keywords phrases and are search engine friendly

Content Marketing

  • If you have created a blog then make sure you are adding content to it on a regular basis but don’t just post for the sake of posting.
  • Add relative content that sends out positive signals to the search engines
    Consider creating videos and upload them to trusted video websites such as Youtube and Vimeo but be sure to include a link back to your website pages

Get quality links

  • Look at guest posting on other industry websites and become an authority in your industry.
    Make sure your links are useful and don’t just take your readers to unrelated pages.
    Social Media
  • Create fan and company pages on Social Media and include links to and from your website
    Make sure that the content you post on Social Media is applicable to your industry and helpful to your audience.
    Post URL’s from your blog or web pages on social media and explain what your reader is getting.
    Get reviews
  • Ask your happy customers to review your service online through their website or on a review site
    Reply to any reviews where applicable and thank them for their honesty and feedback

If you need an SEO expert in Dubai to help you with your local seo campaign then click here.

Why shouldn’t I use a cheap SEO Company In Dubai?

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Why shouldn’t I use a cheap SEO Company In Dubai?

 

Well where do I start? I will keep this Blog post brief and bullet point later on the major challenges that you can face when using a cheap SEO company in Dubai.

 

As a reputable SEO company in Dubai we regularly meet with our potential clients to discuss and get a better understanding of their needs and requirements. Pricing is usually discussed toward the end of our meeting and a common comment made is ‘that’s quite expensive, I have seen other SEO companies offer the service for half the price’.  And they have a valid point. As a premier digital marketing agency we understand that we are not the cheapest on the market and we openly admit this.

 

There’s no argument, all business owners must be price conscious when it comes to marketing their business and services. Having a clear understanding of where your investment of capital and time is a must in the business world. If you where looking to advertise in a magazine for example, you would want to know where your advertisement would be placed, the size, how many subscribers they have, the number of copies distributed per month and the full pricing options before you make an educated decision on whether to go ahead and invest. Well, search engine optimization is no different.

 

Sure you can get cheaper magazine advertisements however it’s a difference of a jeweller advertising in Dry Wall Weekly and Vanity Affair. Basically you get what you pay for… or do you?

 

It pains me to see so many businesses investing in cheap SEO solutions and not getting a result or worse yet, getting their website banned by the search engines, yes, I said BANNED.

 

Cheap SEO can be extremely detrimental to a websites. There’s a good reason why the price is competitive in our industry and it really boils down to one thing, QUALITY MATTERS.

 

If you would like to save yourself the time and money with cheap SEO companies and get your website banned yourself, then I can give you their methods and sources here and now, for free! It’s really no skin off my nose.

 

These cheap SEO companies attempt to rank your website by submitting your website to link farms, link submitting tools, comment spamming and low quality, untrusted websites which usually get picked up by Google and get taken down within a few months due to their highly intelligent algorithms.

 

Thank goodness the search engines are on your side. The big G has rolled out several algorithm changes over the last 5 years, which has slowly stomped out the use of these black hat methods. The only problem is that genuine business owners who have been investing their hard earned money into cheap SEO that have been and still are practicing these spammy, black hat methods have had or will, eventually ruin the online presence of the websites. It’s a dangerous game and highly in favour of the search engines.

 

Many business owners use the phrase ‘I will try it for cheap and if it doesn’t work out then I wont have lost anything’, if this is you then I have news my friend, it will harm you and it will ruin your online presence in the future. Once a website has had several thousand bad links sent to it then it becomes a monumentally expensive process to remove these links and rebuild the websites reputability.

 

If your thinking of investing in an SEO service in Dubai then do it properly and invest in a company that has proven results, excellent up-to-date knowledge of the industry, gets what your business is about and will help drive results for you.

 

grl thinking looking o the left regarding is cheap seo worth the investmentWhat a cheap SEO company will do:

  • Offer to rank your website for low search terms
  • Create thousands of untrusted links to your website
  • Get your website de-indexed
  • Provide a 100% guarantee of results
  • Promise #1 rankings
  • Use robots to create and distribute content
  • Target 10+ keywords per month
  • Spam other websites in the hope that they accept a link
  • Get your domain blacklisted and in return prevent your emails from reaching your customers

 

What a professional SEO company will do:

  • Conduct detailed keyword research based on your suggestions and provide detailed results
  • Research your current online competition and feed this back to you
  • Suggest starting small and only targeting 3 – 5 keywords/phrases per month
  • Action a full audit of your website and recommend areas of improvement in optimizing your website ready for an SEO campaign
  • Handwrite well content and distribute it on trusted web properties
  • Distribute content on trusted web properties
  • Announce your content across all social media platforms
  • Provide you with a monthly report outlining the ranking improvements

 

As you can see above in black and white, if you care about your website and the results it will get for you through SEO then it’s highly recommended to choose and SEO company in Dubai that cares about your business and its online results.

 

Upload International offers professional SEO packages that are suited for all types of businesses who have an established website. For more information or to get in contact with us then click here.

5 Ways To Increase Your Local SEO Rankings

5 Ways To Increase Your Local SEO Rankings

Over the past I have personally seen many businesses struggle and fail to rank their websites due to them or a their SEO company miss the basic foundations of local seo. Below are 5 ways to increase your local seo rankings and provide you with the best possible chance to get your business discovered on the search engine results.

Google my business

Submitting your business to Google is one of the very first steps that you should take to help increase your websites local rankings. Visit Google My Business and provide Google with as much information about your business. Provide details such as exact location, address details, contact numbers, website URL, the industry you are in and opening times.

Once you have provided Google with this information, you will then be asked to verify the information. Depending on your Industry, Google will offer to send out a postcard, phone call or an SMS with a verification code. This verification code is usually delivered within 1-2 weeks. If you have not received anything within this time period then contact them by clicking here.

Essentially what you are doing here is telling Google that you are a reputable business with a business premises and allowing them to deliver full information regarding your business to local visitors searching for keywords that related to your industry or service.

Relevant on page content

Over the years, I have spoken to various businesses that wish to appear high on the search results. I would say that 80% of these clients have websites don’t have enough relevant content relating to their service or industry and are not therefor ready to engage into an SEO campaign.

Let’s look at the following example:

If you were a lawyer firm in Dubai that specialise in business law then within your pages content you would mention that you are not just a a lawyer based in Dubai. Rather, you should announce that you are a business lawyer based in Dubai.

Example:

Joe Blogs is a professional business lawyer based in Dubai.

You can even go as far as to narrow the result you deliver by adding in a specific location such as:

Joe Blogs is a professional business lawyer based in Downtown Dubai.

Now when a visitor searches for the term ‘business lawyer downtown Dubai’ in Google, depending on the current competition for this key phrase, your website will be more likely to appear first on the search engine page results.

If you struggle with creating relevant content for your website then hiring a professional web content creator would be a good idea.

Add your business to local business directories

Google’s job is to provide the most relevant and best results for their customers. By adding your business to online directories such as Yellow Pages will provide an indication that you are who you say you are and confirm what services you offer.

A good rule of thumb is not to over do this and only submit your business details to reputable directories.

Collect great links

Links have always been the #1 way of ranking a website in the SERP’s (search engine results pages) until recently.  Due to many web masters and spammers manipulating links this method of SEO has resulted in Google altering their algorithm to combat and remove these websites from the search results.

Now, collecting links may sound simple in theory however it can be quite challenging. Google count’s links from established websites that have what we call in the industry as ‘Page Rank’, to be quality links. Sites, which carry the domain .gov, carry very PR (Page Rank) and only offer links to outside websites that have extremely high quality information and content. It is unlikely that a pet shop in Dubai would get a link from a .gov website. Hiring a professional SEO company in Dubai would be a wise decision rather than carrying out a link building strategy by yourself.

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Getting great natural, individual reviews for your business online is a strong indication to Google and will help your website rise on the SERP’s.

Once you have submitted your business to Google a good method to help get reviews is to ask your customers to review your business by sending them the link via email them to your business review page on Google after you have delivered your service or product.

Top 8 SEO Tips

Top 8 SEO Tips

SEO has managed to stump many of us but the truth is that you don’t have to be an expert to do it. In fact, there are many SEO tips that you can apply without detailed knowledge of SEO or the budget. You just need to find the time to learn about them and then implement them. Listed below are a few tips that are free and extremely useful:

Content

The core ranking factor of any website is dependant on the content of the site. Relevant content will increase the quality of your website and people will have a great reason to not just visit but also keep coming back for more. Well written content that is relative to your industry on each and every page of your website works like a charm.

Blog

We swear by this tip. We have tried and tested it for you as well. The main thing to remember with the blog is to ensure that it is informative and interesting (and relative to your industry). The target should be the customer and not the search engine. The golden rule is not to just write content for keywords sake.

Like I said, it worked for us and still is. It shouldn’t be done purely as an SEO play, as simply producing content to write a blog that attracts attention. Of course, some businesses may find this tough but every business can come up with several relevant articles to put up. Overtime these will help with indexing and ranking. If you have no time to create your content then outsourcing it maybe a cheaper/faster option. We offer a content creation service that is powerful and fast.

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As I mentioned in the above tips, you should not be obsessed with keywords. Yes, they are important but that doesn’t mean you write content just for the sake of cramming keywords into it. Also, using multiple keywords even where they are not needed will only bring you trouble. You should work towards creating relevant pages that attract readers. Your business and advise is for them, isn’t it?

Get Onto Social Media

Social media is one of the best channels for small businesses to establish themselves online and one of the cheapest options providing it is done well. There are many different social media sites and not all of them may suit your business model. Thus, you can experiment and find the best. Create profiles with accurate information; especially contact details, on all major platforms. Social media presence also helps with search rankings. Again, if you don’t have time to dedicate to your social media then get our help by Clicking Here.

Don’t Fall Trap To Promises from Agencies

Organic ranking comes with zero shortcuts. You have to work towards it. A good SEO agency will never promise you page one ranking. That is simply not always possible.

A good SEO agency will work towards improving your ranking as much as possible. If any agency guarantees page one rank, steer clear of it. Also, as you can see, SEO is quite simple and you don’t really need to hire an agency providing you have the patients and time to dedicate to it.

If you do hire an agency, you must keep a track of what’s going on. If you see quick results you should be very stringent as this could be due to some black hat seo strategy which will get picked up by Google and the other search engines resulting in your site being de-indexed.

Organic SEO takes time to give you leads and deliver results. If you see short-term methods such as aggressive link building, you may feel happy about the results at first but you should know that in the long term, Google will punish you for your shortcuts.

URL Must Be Simple

Visitors should know what the page is about through the URL itself. for example http://uploadinternational.com/top-8-seo-tips/.

Keep An Eye On Competitors

Find out what your competitors are doing to improve their ranking. You can find out their target keywords by going through their websites. This will help give you ideas for articles and an understanding of what is working.

Keyword Planner From Google

If you are short on keyword ideas, you should use Google Keyword Planner for it. It will give you information about keywords and the competition surrounding them. Also, you should be very careful about choosing and using keywords. If you choose too many and use all of them, your content will be stuffed. Visitors and Google, both will dislike this. Select only a couple of keywords and use them naturally, make them informative and flow.

Need more help with your SEO? Don’t have the time to do all of this work?  Need to focus on your business and get someone else to manage your online marketing? Then get help from our team by clicking on the button below.

Choosing The Right SEO Company In Dubai And Worldwide

Choosing The Right SEO Company In Dubai And Worldwide

Hi it’s Mark Evans here from Upload International web design and SEO company in Dubai. And I’m here today with a daily tip for you.

So today I’m here with some advice for you business owners out-there. There are many bad operators in most markets these days and the SEO industry is no different.

So, beware of:

  • Sales Reps
  • Contracts
  • Guarantees

Choosing The Right SEO Company In Dubai And WorldwideAt Upload International we don’t offer any of these. All our results are proven results from past clients and we give you an estimated timescale on how long you can expect to wait to get on the top of the search engine results.

So if your looking for a reputable search engine optimisation company that has proven results from current and previous clients then look no further at Upload International we can help you.

Click here and one of our team will get in contact with you today.

Thank you so much and see you on the next video.