SEO Principles to Focus on in 2013, from Ottawa: Don’t Get Lost in the Noise!

In my Ottawa SEO & SEM company, providing services for clients and connecting with colleagues, I often hear some version of the following question: What are the best practices for effective Search Engine Optimization in today’s rapidly changing world of search that will help me grow my business online, and not be completely wiped out by the next Google algorithm update?

What are the Principles of Search for 2013 and Why are They Important?
As the special mix of elements for successful search engine optimization, or SEO, and search engine marketing, or SEM, continue to evolve in 2013, it can sometimes be difficult to know what techniques should be used for both short-term gain and long-term sustainability. It’s easy to get confused […]

Search Engine Optimization Basics that will make your site shine in 2013… & beyond!

Does your site have what it takes to shine in Cyberspace?
What is Search Engine Optimization?

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is important whether you’re a small business owner in Ottawa, or in charge of a large corporate website in Toronto. SEO is the process of optimizing your webpages, and your website as whole, to be highly searchable by your target market in order to attract web traffic that is relevant to your offering, ultimately resulting in more customers for your business. SEO is what makes your site stand out in the ever-expanding universe of cyberspace.

If you have a solid SEO program in place for your site, potential customers will proactively find your webpages, using keywords of their choice, on the search […]

SEO Basics: What makes a good Keyword List for SEM & SEO Copywriting?

Keywords (a.k.a. search terms) are the words and phrases that people use to proactively find what they are looking for in search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Bing. The choice of keywords that prospects use to find what they are seeking on the web is a critical factor in determining what sites are going to be served up in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs).

Definition of a Keyword:

A word that serves as a key to a code or cipher.
A significant or descriptive word.
A word used as a reference point for finding other words or information.
Any significant word or phrase, esp. a word used to describe the contents of a document.

Many of the top-ranking webpages, for any search query, rank […]