Click Here Anchor Tag Button

5 Reasons Why ‘Click Here’ As Anchor Text isn’t recommended (But There Are Exceptions)

Anchor text plays a defining role in how clickable a hyperlink in your content is. Even though the page you are linking to maybe a credible, authoritative and informative resource, all that won’t matter for the reader if the anchor text is lackluster or repulsive.

Many website owners and copywriters fail at this crucial step of content creation by treating anchor text as an afterthought. There’s no better example of this failure than the frequent use of ‘Click Here’ as anchor text. While the phrase sounds harmless and to some extent practical, it’s usually not recommended for anchor text though there are exceptions.

We take a look at why you should use ‘Click Here’ sparingly.

1. Google Doesn’t Like It

One of the reasons for the popularity, proliferation, and power of the Internet is the absence of a central authority. Still, while there’s nobody or person sitting somewhere dictating what can and cannot be done on the worldwide web, Google is by far the single most influential organization on the Internet.

Accounting for the largest proportion of web traffic, Google’s opinions on how the world wide web should work is pivotal. You are under no obligation to adhere to Google’s recommendations or rules but failure to do so would mean missing out on the enormous web traffic that originates from Google Search.

When it comes to the use of ‘Click Here’ as anchor text, Google is unequivocal in discouraging it (see Google’s SEO Starter Guide).

2. Confuses Search Engines

Google discourages the use of ‘Click Here’ as anchor text. That’s partly because the phrase doesn’t help search engine bots understand and categorize the content. When assessing content for relevance and authority, search engines compare the text on the target page with the phrases different websites use as anchor text to link to the page. If you use ‘Click Here’ for most or all links on your web page or website, you’re denying search engines the vital information they need to establish the context of the target page.

Click Here Buttons
Click Here Buttons

It’s bad enough if you are using ‘Click Here’ for external links but much worse when linking to internal pages. In theory, you are the foremost authority on the content of your page. So if you are not clear about what your internal pages are about, you cannot expect anyone else to do it for you. Your web page’s reputation could suffer for it in the eyes of search engines.

3. It May Be Ambiguous

‘Click Here’ is such a common, generic phrase that a user wouldn’t know what they are getting into. There’s an ambiguity that may breed confusion and hesitation. Always assume that your users are in a rush and that they’d be keen on getting down to business in the shortest time possible. Giving them the run-around with ambiguous anchor text defeats the purpose of the link.

Of course, you can mitigate against such confusion by leading up to the ‘Click Here’ with a couple of sentences providing context and explaining what the user will find when they follow the link.

4. It Assumes the Type of Device

Study the traffic to your website and pay attention to what devices most visitors are using. If you are like most sites today, you’ll realize that half or more of your traffic is from smartphones and tablets. If that’s the case, most users aren’t using a mouse when navigating your site. Ergo, when your anchor text says ‘Click Here’, that instruction cannot be executed in its literal form on a mobile device where screen tapping is the name of the game.

And that’s not the only instance where ‘Click Here’ cannot apply. Some users may be navigating your page with their keyboard or via voice commands. ‘Click Here’ not only seems to ignore these alternative modes of navigation but also implies that they are not supported.

5. It’s a Little Pedantic

“Sit here”. “Stand there”. “Walk here”. On the face of it, these statements seem quite harmless. However, if you’ve ever had someone say them to you, they come across as condescending, patronizing, infantilizing, pedantic and just rude (depending on the tone used). Every human has a proud and perhaps rebellious streak within them that makes them resent being told what to do. So when you tell users to ‘Click Here’, some may actually think twice about following your direction just to prove that you have no right to order them around.

Click Here
Click Here

One of the key tenets for business success is establishing an emotional connection with your prospective customers. Recognizing the visitors to your page are rational, intelligent individuals by paying attention to small details like your anchor text phrasing can make a substantial positive difference to your click-through rates.

‘Click here’ as anchor text reached its peak in the 1990s when web designers were experimenting with stylish page design and getting rid of the underlines on hyperlinks. Making the links indistinguishable from the rest of the text was thought of as a means of creating flowing, coherent content. It didn’t take too long though for many to figure out this was a bad idea and actually affected click-through rates by rendering hyperlinks almost invisible.

As a general rule, your anchor text should be concise yet descriptive enough for readers to know what information they can expect. By avoiding ‘Click Here’ and similarly problematic phrases, you’ll be halfway there to creating an anchor text that entices users to follow the link.

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Published By: Anish Tiwari is a Digital Marketing Expert and Blogger who loves to write and explore newness relating to IT, Search Engines, Web Development, Gadgets, etc. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for the glimpses. You can also find me on Twitter and LinkedIn for better communication.

Top 10 SEO Insights by John Mueller from Google

Top 10 Insights on SEO from Google’s John Mueller (Guest Post)

The insights on all things SEO are invaluable, especially when it comes from John Mueller. Recently, the Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google answered some pressing questions on the use of nofollow links, dangers of duplicate content, and more. Most of his answers got featured on Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” session. Here are 10 things an SEO can learn from his comments, including excerpts of the answers he gave to the users on Reddit.

Insight #1:  On Hiding Design Features on Websites’ Responsive Version

The essence of the question is simply this: would hiding some design features for enhancing user experience (UX) have a negative impact on rankings, now that websites are gravitating towards mobile-first indexing.

From Mueller’s answer, it can be inferred that although some design features have to be compromised on mobile-optimized version of web pages, important UX elements have to be fully loaded on the page just as users open it. He substantiated that Google understands why certain layout features would have to be hidden, but still, it is important to promote user interaction for better conversion rates.

Insight #2:  On Whether Google Plans to Ignore the Nofollow Directive

Nofollow directive is a value added in Meta tags for a webpage’s HTML source code, to suggest Google not to follow external links within the site. This has been used by several websites.

Does Google Ignores Nofollow Links?
Does Google Ignores Nofollow Links?

Mueller said that Google has no plans to ignore nofollow all of a sudden since it does not cause any issues but find it as useful to the search engine. Although, he did point out that there is a tendency for things to evolve in due course. So, one cannot rule out an algorithm update that may invite changes in future.

Insight #3:  Do Websites with Better Organic Click Through Rates Rank Higher?

This refers to the number of clicks, which a site appearing on SERP receives divided by impressions. Those in the SEO profession seems to think that organic CTR contributes to search rankings, but the Google executive says that it perhaps is not as influential as most people feel it is. His answer suggests people do “weird things” after a search, like stepping back, and that indicates that clicks on a ranked site are not an accurate measure of its quality. Besides, there are ways to encourage higher rankings and that is to optimize long-tail keywords, Meta descriptions, etc. Here is the best content marketing strategy of 2018 to follow to promote your website naturally in search engines.

Insight #4:  On Whether Google Algorithms Differ in Countries

A Reddit user doubted if there are inconsistencies for rankings for different zones, as denoted by the country code on Google websites. This raised the question whether the search engine uses different algorithms or ranking factors based on nations. Mueller says Google try not to adopt distinct algorithms per language or nation since it is more scalable to create something that is uniform for the web. He puts the inconsistencies, such as rich snippets launched in select markets, down to local content.

Insight #5:  How do Spammers and Bots Influence Search Trends and Volume?

The essence of the question is whether bots and spammers can be held accountable for non-organic trends, which illicit marketers can take up. In response, Mueller says that Google is doing their best to block and filter those, although captcha pops up to even the most reasonable search queries. There has to be a way to help people get what they want without having to prove they are no robots, and Mueller rightly feels there should be an easier way to block and filter bots and spammers without having to rely too much on captcha.

Insight #6:  Creating Different Pages for Each Question and Answer

A Reddit user asked since his website has articles on a range of topics, whether it would be possible to create articles for each question and answer without violating Google’s duplicate content guidelines. Mueller suggests a different idea: work on quality, not quantity.

Insight #7:  John Mueller’s Definition Of a Wrong SEO Advice

He says a wrong SEO advice is one that has no effect on rankings in the long run, especially. He equates it to advising a business to change invoice printing paper – something that involves time and effort for no real beneficial outcome.

Insight #8:  On the Frequency of Publishing Content and Ranking

It has been a misconception among site owners that publishing content frequently can attain higher search rankings. He says that Google algorithms do not give preferential treatment to websites that publish content regularly than other websites.

Insight #9:  SEO Tip to Avoid Duplicate Content

One method SEOs use to avoid duplicate content, which may impact rankings, is to rewrite the source content with subtle differences. That is by using synonyms and associated words to make the content unique. According to Mueller, this can be counterproductive to a website. It is always best to make content as unique as possible.

Insight #10:  The Mobile-First Index

The mobile version of a site is a priority when it comes to what Google includes in the index, making it the main version over the desktop version. This change is rolling out to only those sites, which the search engine considers ready for the move. This is why Mueller states webmasters not to panic. In other words, until the site is ready to be launched as a mobile-friendly version, he advises sticking to quality content on desktop version to get indexed and then crawled. The logic is to take time to come with the best mobile-friendly site that ranks higher.

Author-Bio:  Jayalekshmi is an SEO Analyst working at MyHobbes.com for last 2 years.  She completed her Bachelor’s Degree from Musaliar College of Engineering and Technology, a diploma course in digital marketing and Oracle Certified Associate. In her free time, she learns classical music and cooking wonderful dishes.

 

Published by: Anish Tiwari, a professional tech blogger and digital marketing expert with 3+ years of experience in SEO, SMO, Blogging, Content Writing, and strategy planning etc. If you want to feature your company, blogs, and articles on a high-quality guest blogging website, then feel free to contact him or either contact ShouTech directly at shout@shoutech.in to get your company featured at ShouTech.

10 important things to do after launching your new website on the web! Digital Marketing Case Study from ShouTech

You have successfully developed your new website and invested lots of time in the entire process of design and development. A website is not developed with just codes and design skills, people make lots of efforts and struggles a lot in testing the different functions, layout, rendering of the website in various browsers and devices.

You have made a great website which is compatible with every browser and capable to render in devices with different resolutions and screen sizes.

But what to do just after launching your new website is the biggest dilemma for people. So, here we are telling you what to do just after launching your website!

1. Do a full testing of your website

I know it seems a bit awkward because you already did lots of testing before launching your website, but, after uploading web pages on the server, several times we have seen that some functions don’t work properly. So, once you launched your website on the web successfully, do must conduct a full website testing to see whether it is functioning well or still needs some enhancements or debugging.

It will help you to find and fix various issues with the live website and lets you serve your visitors the best website with the best navigation and functions experience.

2. Setup Google Search Console (Google Webmaster Tools formerly)

Not many people are sound with this because it is not very much popular as like the Google Analytics. As a site owner, Google Search Console (GSC) or Google Webmaster Tools (GWMT) formerly, is the 2nd most important item in your worklist.

Google Search Console or Google Webmaster Tools
Google Search Console or Google Webmaster Tools

It will help you to optimize your website to make it search engine friendly and help you boost your website from the SEO perspective. In short and simple words; you can track the health status of your website with Google Search Console.

A newly launched website always comes with several issues and errors which is not good for SEO perspective, such as, internal linking structure, external links pointing to your site, sitemap issues, popular keywords, indexing status of your site, crawl stats and errors, security issues, duplicate title and descriptions, sitemaps submissions, fetch and render, robots.txt testing, HTML improvements and much more.

3. Setup Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a traffic monitoring tool that helps the website owner to track and analyze the traffic coming to their website and according to that, the site owner can make a better promotional plan to market their website.

Google Analytics tracks your audience and records their behavior and actions that visitors are taking with your website. It helps you to analyze the traffic of your website to figure out how many people are visiting your website every day and lets you know what to improve to draw more traffic to your website.

There are many alternatives available such as KissInsights, Compete, Alexa etc. But Google Analytics is the best tool in the industry so far, not just because it was created by Google but yes, it offers the most powerful features to make impressive marketing and promotional plan with proven success.

4. Create an XML Sitemap for your website

A website has lots of URLs which is accessible to search engines and users both, but in dynamic sites, lots of or some URLs can’t be seen by people due to some issues or intentionally by the developers or site owner. But, search engines can see all types of URLs (if not blocked by the robots).

Sometimes, due to the poor coding structure or some other causes, bounds search engines to access and crawl those URLs and a sitemap is a collection or list of all the URLs that a website has. Providing a sitemap to search engines is a good practice to improve the crawl rate and speed both and help search engines to index your pages more gently and improve your visibility in search engine result pages (SERPs).

5. Index your website quickly with Fetching

Do Fetch as Google to index your website quicker than the usual time, a very newly launched website is not quickly indexed by Google and it takes some time. If you want to let Google know about your website and get attention to index your website quicker than the usual, than do Fetch as Google or Fetch and Render as well.

Fetch as Google
Fetch as Google

Follow the steps to fetch your website:

  • Login to Google Search Console (Google Webmaster Tools formerly).
  • Navigate to Crawl and click on Fetch as Google.
  • Now Paste the desired URL into the URL bar which you want to fetch.
  • Click on the Fetch Button.
  • Once Google found the URL, Click on submit to index.
  • On the popup, click crawl this URL and its Direct Links.

Paste the URL into a Google search just after 5-10 minutes once fetching process completed to see your indexed content.

6. Submit URL to Google to make it visible to search engines

Submit URL to Google is a service offered by Google to the webmasters to let Google know about the new website or newly added web pages to an existing website.

This service helps Google to identify the new website or new web pages on the web and crawl it faster than the normal time. If you made a new website or added a new page to your website than just submit it to the Google and let Google know about it for faster and quicker index or crawl rate.

Submit URL to Google
Submit URL to Google

If you made your website with WordPress, then go to wp-admin and log in, navigate to Settings/Reading.

Look for “Search Engine Visibility” and make that the search box saying “Discourage search engines from indexing this site” remains unchecked, this allows search engines to index and crawls your website.

7. Improve your website speed

Your site speed is also one of the topmost factors that you must look just after launching your website to the World Wide Web (WWW). People don’t like visiting websites taking much time to load up the full functions. Once, your website is live, conduct a Google PageSpeed Test to see how fast your website is loading on Desktop and Mobile devices.

Google PageSpeed Insights is a great tool to see how fast your website is at both types of devices (Mobile and Desktop). It doesn’t only let you know about the speed score, it even tells you what are the steps required to make your website faster. Just take a look at the suggestions and do the needful changes to make your website quicker to load.

8. Make it found on Social Media

Lots of websites are launching on the web every day and nobody know about your existence until you come up and tell people about you and your business. Social Media is a great platform to let people know about you and your business; just set up your account by following some required steps and optimize your profile.

Start uploading pictures, videos and keep posting on your timeline, news feed, and fan pages and everywhere you are available on social media. Keep tagging and mentioning people and use hashtags (#) and be found easily on the social media platforms and be popular on the web.

If you want more about how to go viral on social media, then this article will surely help you to make the best social media promotion strategy to promote your website on social media in 2018.

9. Use SEO strategies and techniques effectively

A lot of new websites are launched daily on the web but nobody even knows about them. The reason behind this is, they are not making efforts to make it popular and let people know about their websites.

If you really want people to visit your website, then you must do quality SEO work by following the best SEO strategies and SEO techniques. Use high-quality content on the website, make your website search engine friendly and use relevant keywords in Titles, and Meta Descriptions to make your web pages visible in search engine results pages (SERPs).

10. Backup your website

The last and the final step is taking the full backup of your website to prevent any data loss before making your website live on the web. Taking regular website backup is also important for setting up your website security utmost. This will help in many cases like when your website has been hacked, affected by any malware, or accidentally you lose some data while uploading the website on the web.

Then that time, these copies of WebPages or website backup can help you gain the same information or data again, and you can save a lot of your time with this convenient and important thing to do.

Conclusion

Do must check that your website has all the above things, just after making it live on the web. Because, launching a website is not tough, but making it attractive and useful to your targeted audience or people is not such an easy in the crowded market dominated by the older websites.

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Written by:Anish Tiwari is an SEO/SMO expert and Blogger loves to write and explore newness relates to IT, Search Engines, Web Development, and Gadgets etc. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for the glimpses. You can also find me on Twitter and LinkedIn for better communication.

Why Search Engine Love Content - ShouTech

Why search engines love only content? Here’s the answer

In the world of Digital Marketing, everyone is known with one thing that is “content is king”. Every time a very popular question is asked by people from digital marketers that is why search engines love content?

When the question is asked by the entrepreneurs, experts or influencers there are different opinions and answers were gotten up by these people. But the simplest answer is here which will help you to understand the importance of text in the world of digital marketing.

Content is a new way of showing creativity

There are millions of writers are available in form of bloggers, content writers, poets, journalists and so many others. But it’s not such an easy way to write such an attractive content which is useful and much capable to attract users.

Content is King
Content is King

You just need to write such a high quality and attractive content if you want to engage visitors within your website/blog. Content is also measured by the newness, uniqueness, and information level and users interest, reading time, active time of users and all are the factors by which search engines define the usefulness or value of that particular content and then your content gets a position in Search Engines Result Pages (SERPs).

Write such a useful content and be as much creative as much as you can, to acquire vaguely more users.

Search bots only understand the content

Search engines are also a software program that is developed by the software developers and designers which is a collection of so many codes and functions interconnected with each other. As being developed by the codes, functions, and content this is the reason that search engines only understand the content.

Humans can see anything like an image, video or flash animation because we have eyes. But, search engines don’t have an eye like us and that bounds search engines to understand which is the animation, image or video and this is the reason search engines understand content only and they still use their protocols to understand the value of the content to determine a suitable position for that content.

How search engines assess the quality of content?

There are so many algorithms, factors and protocols are made which helps search engines to calculate the worthiness of content. Mainly search engines love new, unique, high quality and attractive content which is useful for people. Search engines ignore duplicate, thin, old, unauthentic and low-quality content and prevent it to display in SERPs.

Quality Content
Quality Content

A well-written content with no errors looks new, unique and trendy for the users get great attraction and that is what search engines looking for. If you are well capable to do so, then your website or web pages will be shown on the top of the SERPs.

What do you need to do to be visible in Google SERPs?

Everyone knows that content is the king of the modern era of the web and this is the only thing to decide your website’s fate in terms of search rankings in various search engines. So, here I am going to tell you what activities you have to do to make your website or web pages more visible in SERPs to increase your business.

Create high-quality content

It is always recommended for every website owner to write high-quality content for their website. A content is written without grammatical and sentence case error, a unique and trendy topic with a great flow structure is known as the high-quality content.

Do some R&D to choose trendy and new topics wisely

Doing some R&D (Research and Development) is worth whenever you are planning to write an article. Spend some time on the web and conclude a great R&D to find a great topic wisely to write for. People are always looking for a trendy, unique and new topic which they can read to increase their knowledge.

Share it with people to increase awareness

I am sure you are capable enough to create high quality and attractive content which is really capable to engage and attract the audience. But the question is how do you engage with your customers? Are you writing lots of high-quality content but not getting clicks or actions on your content or website?

Sharing is Caring
Sharing is Caring

You just need to share your content with people and let them know about it. Sharing is a great way to let people know that this is the content or thing present on the web can help you understand the facts about certain things.

There are lots of easy ways available to market and share your content, just read the “Best content marketing activities of 2018 for your website promotion” content marketing guide by ShouTech.

If you don’t know how to market content, then you can hire a great Digital Marketing Company providing high-quality SEO or SMO services for business promotion.

Conclusion

Content is the only thing that search engines can read and understand and for WWW (World Wide Web) you have only one way to show your creativity and that only way is Content!

Create new, unique, high quality and trendy content to win the trust of search engines and your readers or audience as well to get rewarded by people and search engines.

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Written by: – Anish Tiwari is an SEO/SMO expert and Blogger loves to write and explore newness relates to IT, Search Engines, Web Development, and Gadgets etc. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for the glimpses. You can also find me on Twitter and LinkedIn for better communication.

Google AdWords is Now Google Ads

Google Update 2018: Soon Google AdWords become Google Ads

Google AdWords was launched on October 23, 2000, nearly 18 years ago with an aim to provide the best and easy solution to help people branding their services and products online. Almost, after 18 years, Google AdWords is changing to Google Ads. Now, Google wants to change the name of this powerful money making tool from Google AdWords to Google Ads to make things simpler.

Google AdWords is Now Google Ads
Google AdWords is Now Google Ads

Google said “we are simplifying our products for advertisers and publishers of all sizes so they can more easily reach consumers anywhere, at any moment and on any channel.”

  • AdWords is presently Google Ads.
  • DoubleClick sponsor items and Google Analytics 360 Suite are currently Google Marketing Platform.
  • DoubleClick distributer items and DoubleClick Ad Exchange is presently Google Ad Manager.
  • I see no specify of Google AdSense, yet I speculate that may fall under Google Ad Manager.

Read the Google’s official announcement regarding the change of Google AdWords name into Google Ads.

Beginning July 24, 2018, you will start to see the new Google Ads mark, including the new name and logo, reflected in the item interface; encourage focus, charging reports, and different areas. The URL you use to get to your record will change from adwords.google.com to ads.google.com, and the support center will change from support.google.com/adwords to support.google.com/google-ads.

In any occasion, I’d state I saw this coming in the Google+ period when Google named their AdWords channel Google Ads, the URL is still https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GoogleAds and this was quite a while back.

Anyway, I speculate this is certifiably not an immense give, it is only a brand change – nothing else is changing much with this. Be that as it may, 18 long stretches of marking for AdWords is presently gone, 22 years for DoubleClick is also gone.

There is significantly more scope of this on Techmeme on the off chance that you need to see some different viewpoints.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Image and Content Source: SERoundtable

 

Written by: – Anish Tiwari is an SEO/SMO expert and Blogger loves to write and explore newness relates to IT, Search Engines, Web Development, and Gadgets etc. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for the glimpses. You can also find me on Twitter and LinkedIn for better communication.

Benefits of SEO for Businesses

Reasons why every business needs an SEO agency (Guest Blog)

12 ways how SEO agency can help you run your business

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is comprised of a number of actions and strategies with a goal to improve the visibility of your website in search engines. It is a well-known name in the world of digital marketing. This is the reason why it is called ‘Search Engine Optimization’. There are two types of SEO: On-page and Off-page. On-page includes anything that you can control your website for improving the rankings. The list includes header text, keyword presence, site speed and others, whereas Off-page SEO includes anything which is done on other websites for the enhancement of the rankings.

SEO for your business

There are multiple reasons why SEO can be really beneficial for your business. Let us have a look at them.

1. Branding and visibility

When people search for your services and products, there is no doubt that you will want to appear high in the search engine rankings. This is because ranking high in the search engines adds more value to your business. It has been seen that most of the searchers don’t just rely on one website. They go through multiple of websites in order to get their job done. So, this means that if you are continuously visible on the Search engine results pages (SERPs), you are definitely going to gain more potential customers. There are possible chances that if you are frequently getting displayed on their every search result, they will automatically show more trust in you.

2. Best Return on Investment

Search Engine Optimization is a form of inbound marketing strategy so it allows you to be in front of the people when they are looking for the services and products that your business provides. You don’t really need to convince them about your services and products. So, if you use SEO, it helps you win most of the game. All you got to do is to show up when they are looking for a business like you have.

3. Credibility

The ranking of your website is a symbol of confidence in the minds of your consumers. It is a bit tough for your customers to realize it, but if your website ranks high in the order, it automatically makes your website credible.

4. Insight to your customers

SEO is known to generate valuable and organic search traffic. Then, it becomes the prior job of Google Analytics to track this traffic. The data and analysis give you a deep insight into your customers about how they browse, how they search, the technology they use, the language they use, their specific area. This is necessary because it helps you make some valuable decisions regarding the strategies of your business, both offline and online.

SEO agency- Is it really a good choice?

It all depends on the requirements of your company. If you have started a business recently, it is quite understood that you will not get enough time in a day. There are even certain business owners who get time to develop content frequently. But, when it comes to professional SEO, you will need professionals to make the program successful. There are multiple of tasks that are considered to make an SEO plan effective.

  • PPC advertising
  • Frequent blog posts
  • Guest blog posts for third-party sites
  • Social media posts
  • Analysis of the backlinks
  • Reputation and citation management

For a small business, it is always a smart idea to work with a reputed SEO agency. This is because when you are new to the business, you don’t really have an idea about the management or training responsibilities.

Hiring an SEO agency is cost effective and also delivers the best results. Other than that, there are several reasons why an SEO agency is a good option.

Why should hire SEO Company
Why should hire SEO Company

When you hire an SEO agency, you will have someone who is familiar with SEO. The SEO experts have a lot of experience with other businesses and are trained to face the real-time challenges. He works according to the strategy and process. And other than that, if you hire an in-house person, you will not have any idea about the things they are doing or what they are supposed to do because you are not an expert in SEO.

Bad, isn’t it?

Why should you hire an SEO agency?

There are multiple reasons why choosing an SEO agency is a better choice for your business rather than hiring an in-house person.

  1. Time-saving – When you are in business, you just cannot afford to waste time and when it comes to SEO, time doesn’t favor you. This is because time is often considered as the first priority in the business world. A professional SEO agency keeps the time-factor in their mind and works accordingly. They are someone on which you can count on and expect the work on time. They are trained to work for hours to make sure that your company reached a good position.
  2. More traffic to your website– When you hire a professional SEO agency, it helps you to generate maximum traffic and thus, improves your website rankings. So, if you want to increase traffic to your website, hire an SEO agency today.
  3. Expertise and experience– If you work with a reputed SEO agency, they work according to the latest techniques and complete the project in the quickest time possible. A good SEO agency has a decent track record.
  4. Management becomes easy– A good SEO agency has professional people that can help you in making the management process much easier so that you can get the utmost value
  5. Cost-effective– It is highly recommended that until and unless you are a large corporation, do not take the matter in your hands. The SEO professionals have an expert knowledge of SEO and they are habitual of working according to a strategy. The best thing about SEO is that it focuses on organic traffic with the help of catchy keywords and phrases rather than spending too much money on paid advertisements. So, it is definitely a good investment.
  6. Workforce and manpower– Hiring in-house SEO employees is really going to cost you too much. So, it really does make sense to hire a professional SEO agency. An expert SEO team is always ready to tackle all the SEO needs. They are well proficient in updating the strategies by using all the latest trends.
  7. Ahead in the competition– SEO is about being ahead in the competition. And for staying ahead in the competition, you require a thigh-breaking marketing plan and a reputed SEO team will help you with that.
  8. Correct use of resources: You get to learn a lot of things about SEO tactics and also how to implement an SEO strategy effectively, which is actually exhausting and time-consuming. When you outsource your SEO, you will figure out the time that you really have to manage your overall business.
  9. Business reputation– SEO experts carry know-how of making your business visible on online platforms.
  10. Better content– An SEO agency is comprised of people who can create brilliant content, which is, as you know the most important aspect of SEO.
  11. Long-term growth– SEO is one of those things which gives a company long-term marketing value. So, if you hire an SEO agency, it can really be the helping hand.
  12. Preventing a downfall– If you connect with one of the best SEO service provider agencies, you will not have to worry about any issues that are lowering your rankings.

These are the top 12 reasons helping business owners to understand the benefits of SEO, hope you liked the article. If you really found this helpful then do share it with your circle to help your friends, colleagues and loved ones to educate them as well.

Google SEO
Google SEO

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Bharat Rawat is a digital marketing expert working in Addictive Media as SEO Manager. He has 5 years of experience in the digital marketing arena. He has done search engine optimization for many big brands like Big Boy Toyz, Unity Group, McDonald’s, Lal Path Labs, Toshiba AC, Dr. Morepen Now and many small and medium-size organizations. Catch him if you need any help regarding guest blogging or digital marketing.

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Turn Mobile App into a Lead Magnet

How to Turn Your Mobile App into a Lead Magnet (Guest Blog)

Understanding Lead Magnets

Business products and services have to be marketed with a lot of gusto. Potential buyers are a priced commodity, and marketing experts have to attract them. Lead magnets are incentives that are offered to customers in exchange for information. An opt-in bribe is used to lure the buyer into giving away contact details. The information such as name, email address, phone number, etc., is necessary for communication.

Digital Marketing gurus have dangled this online carrot for successful outcomes. There are many ways of attracting a customer and holding his attention. On the web, this translates to spectacular site design, readable text, offers and gift brochures. All types of text, audio, and visual data are utilized in devising a successful strategy. Creating, promoting, and sustaining a brand name takes time and effort. Lead magnets are an effective, formulaic method of captivating the minds and eyeballs of digital consumers.

  1. Having an impressive mailing list is not a sign of a successful campaign.
  2. Learn to differentiate between email subscribers and paying customers.
  3. Attractive desktop and mobile marketing techniques emplo1y lead magnets.
  4. Well-designed bribes lead to a large number of signups or subscriptions.
  5. Poor strategies fail to make an impact or create the necessary interest.
  6. Mobile app development process has to factor in different advertising formats.
  7. Experts suggest targeted campaigns to guarantee immediate viewer response.
  8. They also favor building a committed and healthy customer relationship.
  9. Invest and be flexible to deliver impactful content to smartphones, PCs, and tablets.

Putting It in the Context of Mobile Apps

Online advertising has taken many shapes, sizes, and colors in recent years. The basic aim is to direct organic traffic to a website and assure conversions. Desktop and mobile phone users are both lured into making subscriptions or purchases. Mobile app marketing experts implement effective lead magnet techniques. They may choose a multi-device, cross-platform optimization method or a device-centric procedure.

  1. The percentage of digital users who depend on multiple devices has grown sharply. They expect support for various platforms, along with speedy access.
  2. High conversion rate through mobile devices is a big challenge. User clicks have to lead to well-designed, responsive landing or sales pages.
  3. Consumers like to feel special and exclusive offers can be attractive. Solutions include video tours, e-books, checklists, and blog post incentives.
  4. Knowledge of consumer behavior can be used to elicit a positive response. Understand the audience’s needs and deliver meaningful gifts (downloads).
  5. The app marketing campaign has to aim for effective lead magnets. They have to be action-oriented, easy to consume, free, productive and relevant.

Tips and Tricks

Businesses hire competent and reputed digital consultants to rake in the profits. Smartphone apps are an effective tool in the marketer’s repertoire. The top Application Development Company in Delhi suggests these guidelines for campaign success:

Lead Generation Tips and Tricks
Lead Generation Tips and Tricks
  • Word of mouth publicity and referrals from former clients do not work. Lead magnets are trendy, and they are envisioned for success in the modern social milieu.
  • Inexperienced marketers research the web resources for ideas and solutions. An agency has to target these customers through value propositions.
  • Get down to the specifics and be thorough with all the details. Focussed lead magnets are effective in a particular industry or software platform.
  • App developers have to lure in buyers with technical finesse. Their marketing scheme has to be specific like – “How to book a two-way trip to the Bahamas on the mobile?”
  • Marketing advisors devise ad campaigns with well-defined objectives. They factor in the target audience, mobile conversion, and viewer response.
  • An additional thought is put into building healthy customer relationships. Short, medium and long-term relations with buyers are envisioned.
  • The lead magnet strategy is specifically developed for mobile apps. The software platform, the format of ads, and client business are taken into account.

Top Quality Lead Magnet Deliveries

Choose a format that has valuable information and visual appeal. Giving away technical expertise and business tricks for free may seem counter-intuitive. But these tricks strengthen relationships and build an online reputation. Try these effective lead magnet formats and withstand the competition on the internet:

Lead Magnet Tips
Lead Magnet Tips
  1. Cheat Sheets and Checklists – Step by step instructions are short and easy to read. Patterned and well outlined mobile app guides are enticing.
  2. E-mail Courses and E-books- Downloadable e-books and free 1-week courses via email are effective. They help in customer retention and user response monitoring.
  3. Free Consultations – Filter out non-serious buyers and offer a free consultation to establish a stable social reputation.
  4. Open Source Toolkits – Free templates and user interface widgets are ideal gifts through mobile or smartphone
  5. Sharing Expertise – Useful lead magnets include customized audits and PDF reports.

Above written tips will help you turn your mobile app into a lead magnet. Now, generate more business leads through your mobile app and expand your business reach. Let us know your thoughts, opinions, and feedback to help us serve you in a better way.

 

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Google Cache 404 Error will not drop search rankings

John Mueller from Google said on Reddit that if your cache link in Google displays a 404 error that it doesn’t mean your rankings will be harmed in Google. John said “that can happen, it doesn’t mean anything.”

So, if you are worried about that it will harm your ranking or your pages can get de-indexed, Google says, no need to be worry about this. The Google Cache 404ing is an inside issue with the Google Cache server and doesn’t think about indexing or positioning of the website page.

Forum Discussion on Reddit.

Source: SERoundtable

 

Written by: – Anish Tiwari is an SEO/SMO expert and Blogger loves to write and explore newness relates to IT, Search Engines, Web Development, and Gadgets etc. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for the glimpses. You can also find me on Twitter and LinkedIn for better communication.

Google Mobile Search Results Update April 2018

Google ends the pagination and switched to infinite scrolling in mobile search results

Google has acquainted the infinite scrolling into mobile search results pages.

Where there used to be page numbers at the base of SERPs there is currently a “more results” button appears. Tapping on the button will produce more search results to load up on the same page.

Google has confirmed this is only a “test.” However, it’s not a kind of test that shows up every so often. The “more results” button appeared for each search I performed today in the Google application and different mobile browsers.

Google Mobile Search Results Update April 2018
Google Mobile Search Results Update April 2018

Maybe it’s a “test” to assume that it’s generally accessible, yet Google will choose whether or not to keep this feature according to the user’s feedback. Until Google confirms whether it’s permanent, we can assume it the temporary one just for now.

Google Mobile Search Update April 2018 - ShouTech
Google Mobile Search Update April 2018 – ShouTech

Don’t you think that Google has changed the definition of ranking on the first page? We’ll need to sit back and see if this test turns into the new standard.

Source: Search Engine Journal

 

Written by:Anish Tiwari is an SEO/SMO expert and Blogger loves to write and explore newness relates to IT, Search Engines, Web Development, and Gadgets etc. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for the glimpses. You can also find me on Twitter and LinkedIn for better communication.

Digital Marketing

How can digital marketing help in business growth? (Guest Blog)

Digital marketing has become one of the lucrative forms of marketing for brands who wish to grow their business drastically and efficiently. Digital marketing definition refers to marketing with the help of digital channels or mediums such as websites, social media platforms, blogs, email, apps, etc. It helps in connecting with the audience at large, generate effective leads and therefore generate revenue.

Let’s find out how digital marketing can help in the growth of your business:

1. Expanding the customer base

Always remember, that it is the customers who help a business prosper. Creating and expanding the customer outreach in digital marketing is extremely crucial to maintaining a friendly relationship with the customer. When customers’ find out that the brand’s digital marketing presence is interactive and open to complaints, queries, etc., automatically, they develop a sense of trust and compliance. So in brief, customer acquisition is quite significant for a business.

2. Targeting the potential audience

Digital marketing is a boon to the brands as they can target their audience while marketing online. It is a waste to reach out to a wider audience who is not interested in the brand, which usually occurs in print and television advertising. Digital marketing allows a business or a brand to target their audience in terms of age, interest, geographical barriers, etc. There are various types of digital marketing techniques such as SEO, PPC, SMM, etc., but the base point here is the targeted potential audience.

Target Potential Customers
Target Potential Customers

3. Stronger form than traditional marketing

As a matter of fact, digital marketing is way more affordable and effective than traditional marketing. The amount of money that offline or traditional marketing spends through print or television marketing is way more than the paid advertisements that are run online. The return on investment is much higher which leads to effective result generation. Advertisements run online can is analyzed and tracked for better performance. This is the reason why brands nowadays, prefer to market their products and services with the help of digital marketing instead of traditional marketing.

4. Creating reliable branding

No matter whether the size of the business is small or large, with digital marketing, every organization can create steady and reliable branding. A unique logo with the name of the organization, a tagline or a slogan along with professional looking graphics is all a company needs to portray them as a strong and consistent brand. This kind of branding in the digital marketing sphere helps in bridging the gap between the small and large enterprises. Also, excellent branding helps in attracting people to take interest in the brand and connect with it further.

5. Search rankings can improve results

Even though a business has made assumptions about who are the potential customers, it is always advised to review the search rankings first. Search engines like Google, etc. are considered as a platform where customers search for their ideal product or services of choice. Digital marketing helps in boosting businesses’ sales by getting hold of such potential leads who are already interested in buying the same category of products/services.

6. Maintaining a strong social media presence

It is proven that millions of people spend the maximum of their time on the social media than any other form of media. It would be a fool’s act for a business to not have a social media account to connect with the audience. Staying updated and upgraded with the social media is a vital aspect of a business to grow. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc, are considered as mandatory platforms to attract new customers and at the same time maintain a healthy relationship with the existing ones.

Social Media
Social Media

7. The power of SEO is unimaginable

Search engine optimization is undoubtedly one of the best ways of digital marketing. It helps in driving in more traffic to the brand’s website and therefore, increases sales. An important part of the digital marketing strategy is the use of strong SEO friendly keywords that are relevant to the business. Good SEO helps a brand to be found on the first page of the search engines. The brand’s landing page should be stronger than any other page as the customers would be redirected there. It should contain effective content and information to ensure the customers face no problem in engaging with the brand easily.

8. Email marketing for repeat visitors

If the customers are opting for a brand by filling in their email details, then they are mainly likely to take interest and stay updated with what the brand is doing. Email marketing is a form of digital marketing that allows the brand to take advantage of the email list by sending them request about upcoming offers and deals. Periodic emails can help in driving back shoppers for another repeat purchase. Remember, annoying the customers with too many emails can make you lose out on customers.

9. Mobile friendly approach

Last but not the least, a brand that has a responsive design and layout has more plus points than a brand that doesn’t have one. Maximum portion of the traffic gained through digital media is from mobile phones. Whether you are on the go or sitting back at one place, you would definitely opt for your mobile phone rather than your personal computer. Every business should have a mobile-optimized website so that the viewers do not face problem in viewing the page and changing their mind from making a purchase. This ensures proper navigation and alignment to help in increasing the conversion rates.

Mobile Friendly SEO
Mobile Friendly SEO

Digital marketing is evolving every single day. It is never staying the same and is constantly changing to come up with trends that are out of the box. Custom fit solutions for a brand ensures in optimizing maximum profits for the business. Agencies such as Digital Marketing Agency India take such key target points into consideration and outreach their audience to derive maximum engagement, conversions and revenue generation. Therefore, it can be said is that in this era of digitization, digital marketing is definitely the best marketing form that will help you grow your business.

 

Published By: Anish Tiwari on behalf of Bharat Rawat a digital marketing expert working in Addictive Media as an SEO Manager. He has 5 years of experience in the digital marketing arena. He has done search engine optimization for many big brands like AIMA, Big Boy Toyz, McDonald’s, Lal Path Labs, Wagga Wagga, Toshiba AC, Hardware Homes, Medela, Merino Laminates, Alpha Corp, Dr. Morepen Now and many more. Catch him if you need any help regarding guest blogging or digital marketing.

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