Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Why you can’t afford to neglect SEO in 2021

If you’re a business owner, the chances are good that you’ve got a good grasp on how SEO impacts your business.

Staying on top of your website’s SEO is one of those housekeeping tasks that everyone does their best to handle, but when times are tough and things get frantic, it is one of those items that can slide down the to-do list. And let’s face it, things have never been as frantic or as tough as they have been over the last twelve months.

Businesses of all sizes across all sectors have been fighting a daily battle to simply survive and it’s completely understandable that our focus has turned to issues like furlough schemes, office closures and office reopenings, and, let’s not forget, all the crises that we’ve been facing outside of work.

But as we head into the spring and the promise of a brighter future ahead, getting your website in order and prioritising SEO will have a huge impact on how well your business does in the year to come. Here are just a few reasons why.

Good SEO helps you get noticed

Anyone who has ever attended even the briefest SEO tutorial knows that good SEO pushes you to the top of the search results. The content of your site determines where search engines like Google put you in their rankings, so if you want to get noticed, SEO needs to be a priority.

Every minute of every day, people are entering queries into search engines (this process is known as an organic search), and if your content matches Google’s requirements then you will absolutely see an increase in business.

SEO is an ongoing process

As a conscientious business owner, we’re sure that you did everything right when you set up your website. You checked the links, you made sure that it was easy on the eye and easy to navigate, and you made sure that every piece of content on the site was SEO friendly. However, one of the reasons why staying on top of your SEO is that it is constantly evolving.

Google is always working on refining how it chooses which sites to display first, and you are going to need to stay up to date with each new development. Do your research and stay on top of the latest updates. You should also consider hiring an SEO specialist to stay ahead. Franchise Herald has more information on how to make your SEO more effective, and they mention PWD who are known for great content.

Working on SEO helps your business evolve

It’s been exhausting keeping one eye on the news while trying to keep our businesses moving forward over the past year, but it’s a fact that businesses are like sharks: if they don’t move forward, they’ll die. As you put more effort into your SEO strategy, you will learn more about what your customers are looking for and what their behaviour patterns are. As a direct result, you will be able to re-evaluate your past strategies and content to make sure your approach is fine-tuned and operating at maximum efficiency in the months ahead. We’re heading into a cookie-less future so you need to make sure you are getting your customer data to find and keep that business.

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