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Test Your Contact Forms Often

contact for tips seo melbourneThis week I was looking for a new landscaping company to cut and trim my grass. I went to a couple of their websites and filled out the contact form then clicked “send”.  What happened next is why I am writing this blog.

The forms (on two different sites) returned an error page which meant that they was broken. It made me think, “how long have these forms been broken and how much business have these companies lost because of this?”. Personally, I try to test the contact forms a few times a month for each one of my clients. But, if you are a business owner, you should test it weekly. Think about if you never got that big client that you currently have. That would be infuriating.  Continue reading

Can you really improve your business with SEO?

Check out this wheel graph to see all that goes into the standard website optimization.

Check out this wheel graph to see all that goes into the standard website optimization.

Going into business is a dream a lot of people have.  Once someone decides to act on that dream, they have to have a way to attract people to their business.  Putting a website on the internet is a must in today’s world if you want to attract customers. Websites have the potential to greatly increase the bottom line of your business.  There are many things to consider as you put your web site up for all to see.  Your site has a professional and appealing look.  The information and images you put on the site showcase your service or product in the best light.  After a few months, is your business picking up?  Have you noticed an increase in sales?  If you haven’t, do you know why?  Consider that someone looking for your product or service puts that information into a search engine.  Have you tried doing that to see if the search engine brings your company up?  It may surprise you that your web site isn’t even listed in the first 200 listings out of 1,000 for those types of similar businesses. Customers can’t go to your website to do business with you if they can’t find it.

Now is the time to look into Search Engine Optimization or SEO.  What is SEO?  SEO allows you to use keywords or phrases in the text on your web site that a customer would most likely use, putting your website at the forefront of the web site list. Describing your product or service in your text accurately and precisely is one way to make sure you are hitting on all those keywords a potential customer might use.  A potential customer does not want to spend time trying to find what they need on-line.  It’s frustrating to have to hunt for that perfect product.  If it isn’t found easily, that customer will go where they can find it. The websites listed in the beginning of the keyword search normally are the ones that get the customer.  Don’t you want your business listed there too?

Now that you know a bit about Search Engine Optimization, it’s time to go out and put that knowledge to use.  It’s not difficult and you will be amazed at how many customers are now locating your web site and making purchases. This new found knowledge will surely increase your bottom line.