Utilizing Search Engine Optimization Reaps Rewards

The traffic is in the SERPs

eCommerce is a cut throat business in which you have to arm yourself with proper know-how, as well as the tools to make your site a cut above the rest. Each day more and more sites are clambering to optimize their rankings in search results and if you let down your guard, you might just get trampled on and be left in an abyss, already filled with so many failed eCommerce sites.

Search Engine Optimization or SEO is a term widely used by the vast majority eCommerce sites to describe one manner in which a website can attract Web users. For the past few years search engines were the most used resource on the Web to generate traffic and they are expected to continue in that role for the foreseeable future. Since Web users have made search engines the most widely used internet tool to find the sites they wish to visit for the product or information they need, Web marketers and eCommerce businesses seek to use these search engines to attract buying customers.

Most people that use search engines view only the top ten search results of the first page; so making it to the first page is a barometer of a sites success in SEO, and to a lesser extent, the same can be said of the top three pages. Your ad (or website link) will achieve a higher probability ratio of being clicked on when you rank high on the SERPs (search engine results pages); and this ranking often results in more traffic for your site and more sales for your business.

But, it is essential to grab hold of that spot or make your ranking even better. As mentioned earlier, each day is a new day for all eCommerce sites to make themselves rank higher using search engine optimization. It is imperative to make your site better and better everyday.

Proper SEO will get your site noticed

So just what is search engine optimization and do you have to use it? The answer to why you have to use it is an easy one. You need search engine optimization to be number one in the SERPs, or maybe at least make your site competitive in the income generating arena.

With search engine optimization you can get the benefits of generating high traffic volume. Let’s just say you get only a turn out of successful sales with 10 to 20 percent of your traffic. If you get a hundred hits or more a day, you get a good turn out of sales already. If you get only twenty to ten hits a day, you only get one or two if any at all.

So once again, what is search engine optimization? Search engine optimization is utilizing tools and methods that make your site a top-ranking competitor in the search engines results pages (SERPs). Getting yourself on the first page and better yet in the top 3 to 5 results on that page will ensure that your site generate public awareness of its existence and subsequently generate more traffic, which ultimately, could lead to potential income and increased business.

Search engine optimization requires a lot of work to be fully realized. There are many aspects you have to change in your site’s structure to achieve proper search engine optimization. These will include getting lots of information about the keyword/keyphrases that are popular in regards to your sites niche or theme.

Begin with relevant keywords and key-phrases

You may also need to rewrite your sites content so that you could get the right keywords or key-phrases in your site’s content without making it too commercial but light and informative. There are certain rules and guidelines that should be followed while making your site’s content applicable and conducive to search engine optimization.

You will also need to collaborate with many other sites so that you could get link exchanges and page transfers. The more inbound and outbound traffic generated by sites among others are one of the components search engines uses to rank sites.

Try to search the internet for many useful tips, guidelines and methods for search engine optimization which are plentiful. Reading top rated articles on the subject should also help you optimize your site in search engine results. The more knowledge and information you gather the better your chances in getting those high rankings. This may require a little time and effort on your part but the benefits will be astounding.

Outsource the optimization work if necessary

If you can part with a few dollars, there are many sites on the internet that can help you with search engine optimization. There are many sites that specialize in tracking keyword phrases that can help improve your site’s rankings. There are also some content writers that have lots of experience in making good content with acceptable keyword density levels for your sites to have good or great quality, depending on the dollars you are willing to spend.

Traffic Creation Tips For Your Website-Part One

Generate traffic and create hits

This article is a quick overview about some methods of traffic generation and their advantages and disadvantages. It is the goal of any website on the Web to attract as much traffic as possible, so it can be seen. One of the problems is the Web is now so huge that there are more pages in it than people on the planet.

How can you get hits and a flow of traffic to your solitary page? If you’re creating a page for general interest or fun without traffic your goals are not met; And if you’re generating traffic for a business website it is literally a case of have traffic or have your business dies. It doesn’t matter if you have the best website site, with great content, fantastic graphics, audio, video and a multimedia experience better than Disneyland; if no one comes it is all for naught.

The Web is not like Field Of Dreams – “if you build it they will come” – no they won’t. Google has about 8 billion pages indexed on the Web and its growing everyday. If you create a new site your chances of having a visitor just stumble on your site is about the same as winning the lottery. How then do we change the game so people can at least appreciate the work put into a website, or in the case of a business or affiliate website, visit to make a decision to buy? The following are some of the most common methods.

Search engine optimization

Basically this means you optimize your pages with the right keywords in the right places so that the search engines index your page as having great CONTENT in relation to key search words. The simple fact of the matter is that your chances of being on page one for the most popular search terms is next to zero.

You will find – thanks to the American domination of the Web – that the most popular searched keywords tend to be American personalities, like Oprah Winfrey, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, etc. Ever wonder why there are so many gossip magazines? The Web is not that different. Gossip is one of the most popular topics.

So if you were to create a new website about one of these personalities thinking, hey I’ll get some of that traffic for myself. I’ll do an Oprah Winfrey site! Content rich, etc., your chances of getting to the top is practically nil. Why? First, because you’ll have 100,000’s to millions of competitors and your chances of being optimized – not only with great content – but with relevant links and important keywords will be nil as well.

Ranking for specific search terms

All is not lost however, because it is still possible to create a niche website and get rated on the first page results. For example, type “marketing internet niche treasures” into the Google search engine and you will see my website at www.intermarkeffiliates.com is rated number one, two, and three. This site is probably of no interest to most people but for affiliate marketers it’s a nice niche topic.

Its not that I have a college degree on the subject but the basics on the subject rates high because the site’s content strongly matches the search phrase, “marketing internet niche treasures” or just “niche treasures” even though the site is likely lost from the radar.

To summarize, one of the first methods of traffic generation is to have a site rich with keywords and content that will draw in search engine traffic. Remember though, the more competitive the keywords the harder this will be. Some companies specialize in generating rich content and links from others like rich content sites targeted to high rating keywords and charge big money for the privilege. Fees can range in the $50,000 and up range. Why? Because free traffic to websites from search engines means big chances for profits.