You Need To Optimize Your Site for Search EnginesBy: Diane Hughes
As the economy begins to recover in certain parts of the world, more and more online marketers are looking for affordable ways to drive qualified traffic to their sites. Thatís why, now more than ever, you need to optimize your site for the search engines.
Have you heard the saying, "Short-term sacrifice for long-term gain"? It applies here. For just a little effort, you can ensure a practically endless supply of visitors to your site for years to come. And the benefits are unbeatable.
There is absolutely no cost for submitting to most of the major search engines like Google. That means you get exceptional exposure in front of people who are looking for what you have to offer. Anybody can afford free.
If you develop your site to focus on specific keyphrases that your customers would use when searching, you can drive extremely
targeted traffic to your site. Use tools like Wordtracker (www.wordtracker.com) to find out which phrases are most often used to locate sites like yours.
Easy To Learn
Search engine optimization (despite what many so-called "gurus" will tell you) is relatively easy to learn. Simply hang out in a few search engine optimization (SEO) forums (www.highrankings.com/forum and www.ihelpyouservices.com/forums are two of the best) and ask questions.
Consistent Delivery of Visitors
People use search engines to find what they are looking for all the time, all day long. In fact, 85% of people online use a search engine when trying to locate a product, service, or information. That means your SEOíd site receives a constant stream of visitors 24/7.
Exposure On Other Sites
Many search engines now offer to provide their search results on other Web sites. If a site that subscribes to Google or MSNís search result service has a similar theme to your site, you could find your URL popping up all over the ĎNet.
Overall, for the little bit of time it takes to optimize your site, search engine listings simply canít be ignored. Why continue to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars a month for paid advertising when you can have a horde of visitors delivered to your site fr.ee? Before you spend another dime on paid ads, take a good, hard look at search engine optimization.
© Diane Hughes, 2004
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