Category — Web Site Optimization
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May 31, 2010 No Comments
The times when online businesses only required a simple website and an email address are long gone. Too many countries have joined the World Wide Web and merchants all around the globe have put up shop in the world’s virtual shopping mall which emerged on the Internet.It goes without saying that, nowadays, every business needs a website. This may not be an easy task for small-business owners, who are trying to juggle their company’s start-up process, financial turmoil and everything else related to their new enterprise. For them, there is only one obvious solution; if they want to make virtual history they will have to hire a professional website designer.
As part of their consultation, website developers should feel obligated to mention SEO, or search engine optimisation, to their clients. Many of them do, others don’t. The reason why some website service providers ignore mentioning SEO services is because:
- They presume the clients know about SEO, when in fact they do not. - They assume the clients are not interested because they feel it is not a requirement to be successful on the Internet. - They want to bill the SEO applications as a separate service later on. Even if small-business owners, who are having their first website designed, knew about SEO, it is very unlikely they would ask for it. They may even assume it would automatically be included in their website order. This raises the question: should web designers discuss SEO up front, during initial consultations?
Many newcomers to e-commerce know little about search engines and how they operate. They believe that all they need is a website, and that in no time, their URL will spread like a wildfire by simple offline advertising and word-of-mouth. How little do they know, until months later when they abruptly wake up to realize their online business is in shambles!
Web crawlers are attracted to search engine friendly websites. Web designers know that quite well, and if they want to offer their clients impeccable services they should reveal that information up front. For convenience, they could even include SEO in their basic web design packages, or offer it as an affordable add-on option. By explaining the importance of SEO tools, they would not only help their customers, but also enhance their own reputation. Believe it or not, most people still respect honesty and appreciate all-around services.
Clients, who do not feel the immediate need for SEO, should be informed that the longer they wait, the longer they will be invisible to search engines. These clients should also be told that their costs may be substantially more if they want their website optimized later on. One of the reasons the fee could increase is because some of the original page lay-outs may be unsuitable for a user and search engine friendly design. For example: unattractive content may have to be rewritten, pages may need rearranging and slow-loading flash videos removed.
There is no doubt about it! Marketing strategies have changed and today, no business will reach top search engine rankings without SEO. Be it Google, Yahoo, Bing, MSN or Ask, they are all hungry for keywords, link building, proper page structures, HTML, or anything else that will feed their everlasting appetite for information. So, why not give it to them?!
August 17, 2009 No Comments
Singapore Web Hosting
When choosing a business web host there are a few more factors to consider than when just buying a family or personal web space, if your site is to do anything other than purely market your business or if you are setting up an E-Business your hosting plan will need to have some specific features. HostSG Singapore Web Hosting plan provides highest reliability and value for money for all businesses, whether you are a start-up or large enterprises.
Statistics, tell you who is visiting your site, when they are doing it and which pages they are looking at, it will also tell you which page they land on first, all of which help you to market you site more efficiently most even record which browser visitors to your site are using which can be invaluable information for targeting software for example.
Email, is a basic requirement of every web hosting package, but a business site will need more accounts and the ability to manage mailing lists, for communicating with your subscribers an incredibly valuable marketing tool. Another Email utility is that of an auto responder, which sends out acknowledgments to Email enquiry and also, cleverly saves the contact information automatically to your contact database. For highest reliability and redundancy, you can consider HostSG clusterred server technology email hosting services.
SSL, or Secure Socket Layer security is a must have for anyone intending to take payments over the internet; it is a way of encrypting transfers that makes paying on line safer and more attractive for your customers.
SEO, or Search Engine Optimization is the process of getting your website indexed and then ranked by the top search engines, such as Google, Yahoo! and MSN, for the uninitiated this can be a very daunting and time consuming process and many good web hosts provide a Free rudimentary SEO service, in any event nearly all will submit your site to all of the top search engines for indexing. An additional incentive being offered although not really SEO is the inclusion of Free Google Ad words or similar coupons which help to get you started with one of the many pay per click ad campaign providers. HostSG is a leading Singapore SEO company that assist businesses to rank well on the search engine through proper and extensive search engine optimization techniques.
As you are no doubt aware it can take months of careful marketing for your website to start to rank in the search engines, this is all time when your site it not making you any money, so you may be loath to shell out for a top of the range business plan for this period. Fear not help is at hand in the form of upgradeable packages or packages that enable you to bolt on extras, these plans enable your site to grow as required, and allow you to had more space, e commerce options and addition domains as necessary.
In summary choose well, and don’t be afraid to pay for what you get, check out our great business web hosting solutions. For Singapore Web Design services, HostSG expert in creating a unique professional web site that scores well in search engine using latest SEO technology that boost your web site ranking attracting more leads and sales conversion.
June 19, 2009 No Comments
An Internet marketing strategy is not only a good idea, it is vital to business marketing - particularly small business marketing. Having, maintaining, updating, and promoting a website is now a major factor in the success of any business, regardless of size.Creating a website, and then sitting back and waiting for people to find it is not enough. Because of the billions of web pages, you must promote your website every chance you have. This is a critical part of not only your Internet marketing strategy, but also your overall marketing strategy. Customers are very willing to visit websites and learn about new products and services, but they need a little help getting there.
Most online articles, ebooks, webinars, and online courses about promoting a website rely on the web itself. While this is necessary, it isn’t enough, because your business may have many people who are not enthusiastic web surfers, but who would, nonetheless be interested in either shopping online, or learning more about your business there.
These people, the ones who are only lukewarm in their enthusiasm for the Internet, need to be reached in other ways. They may well “convert” to online shopping, or at least comparison shopping online, but they need a little push to try new things online. This is particularly true for very localized businesses, such as farmers’ markets or day care services. There are inexpensive and effective ways for you to reach these people online.
Ways in which you can use offline strategies to market your business and build enthusiasm for your website include: television and print advertising; business cards and business stationery; billboards, fliers, and catalogs; direct mail; telemarketing with website info included in the scripts; and news releases to all forms of local media.
Internet marketing strategy cannot depend solely on the Internet. Your Internet marketing strategy should include every means of promoting your website and building traffic from targeted customers. Television, radio, and classified advertising can be expensive, but if you do invest in these forms of media, make sure that your website is mentioned everywhere, and ask if those media can link to your site from theirs.
Direct mail postcards should feature your website prominently. That way interested people can easily visit your website when they see your web address prominently displayed on the postcard.
While every little bit does help, some advertising media are more cost effective and efficient than others. While your billboard ads should feature the address of your website, a person would most likely have to see the billboard many times before finally deciding to look up the website.
The problem with newspapers, aside from rapidly declining circulation levels, is that newspapers are large, and not neat, and if your ad is buried on an inside page, it may not get much notice. Radio ads must spell out the address of your website, and that is not a very accurate way of promoting it. On the other hand, direct mail postcards are small, convenient, and portable.
Trade journals are another good way to get the name of your website known while at the same time making it easier for interested parties to copy your URL and visit your site. If a trade journal offers to put a link to your website on theirs, this would help even more. Other methods do work and should be at least considered, but in many cases, people will have to see your newspaper or billboard ad multiple times before remembering your address.
Direct mail postcards are small enough to hang onto and perhaps place in a shirt pocket, making it easier to have your website address handy. It is more likely that potential customers will still have a direct mail postcard handy when he or she is on a computer. While many forms of offline advertising can help promote your website, direct mail postcards are an often overlooked advertising medium that is very easy for customers to use to find out about and visit your website.
Whether you are a new start-up or large enterprise corporation, HostSG has the expertise to launch a professional web site that focus on generating sales lead through effective internet marketing and search engine optimization. Contact us to see what we can do for your business today.
June 7, 2009 No Comments
Professional Web Design
Having a professional web design agency to develop your business web site is not good enough. You need to have your web site properly Search Engine Optimized in order to generate greater web awareness and user traffic. With these, the chance to convert your visitors to client increase tremendously as these visitors usually are looking for service related to your business. With the right SEO techniques applied, your ROI will improve along with more prospective customers.
Whether your site has been around a while or doesn’t even exist yet, the same techniques apply for getting your site highly ranked in the search engines. One of the most important steps is the first one - determining what words and phrases searchers use to find your products and services. There’s no point in being highly ranked for “best coffee beans” when you own a technology consulting firm. It’s important to research what terms apply to your business and determine variations of those terms. Once this is done, factor in the competition (number of results for the term) to narrow the field and help determine what terms you should go after.
Your keywords and phrases influence the way the copy should be written on each page of your site. They also need to appear in the page’s code in certain ways to make sure the search engines index your page for the correct keywords. If your site already exists, placing the page elements and making slight copy modifications will mean all the difference the next time your site is spidered by the search engines. If your site is being built from the ground up, the content and page elements can be developed as the site is being built so your site is search engine friendly when it launches.
With more than 11 years of experience in producing highly sales converted web site design, HostSG have assisted hundred of businesses owner prospers with sales queries and generating large-scale online awareness. Contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can help your business.
April 14, 2009 No Comments
There are millions of web sites on the Internet today with thousands more being added each day. The competition is fierce and in order to be successful, you must stay one step ahead of the game.Although designing a professional web site is an important part of your strategic plan, it is only the first step. Before you begin the actual design process, you must first determine your overall strategy and design your web site accordingly.
Internet marketers have basically two choices:
-> Design a mini web site that focuses on just one product or service, with no other content of any kind.
-> Design a content web site that includes not only your products and services, but also information and resources that will be of interest to your target market. [Read more →]
December 16, 2008 2 Comments
With the current economic climate looking somewhat bleak for 2009, companies are starting to shift their investment from traditional mediums to the web, where the cost per acquisition is lower and the results of the effort are measurable. By carefully planning their online marketing strategy, companies can realize large ROIs.If your marketing budget is shrinking, the Internet may hold the answer in doing more with less. But don’t be fooled into thinking this process is as simple as creating a website. To be successful, your web strategy must be customised for your target market and constantly reworked based on the results of past efforts. The web truly is an investment and those who invest wisely can reap significant rewards.
There’s a good chance that you are already following some basic best practices. You probably have a well designed site complete with professional graphics. You may already be in the practice of reviewing competitors’ sites to keep abreast of emerging trends in your specific market. What other areas can you consider to expand your online presence and capture a larger market share? [Read more →]
November 27, 2008 No Comments
May 19, 2008 1 Comment
If you run any Google AdWords campaign, particularly for competitive keywords, you are probably somewhat familiar with the quality score ranking algorithm for all web sites running AdWords campaigns. It is yet to take place, but it is believed that Google will soon factor page load time into its quality score for AdWords campaigns.
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May 12, 2008 No Comments
When it comes to keyword optimization there are a number of opportunities out there especially in niche areas. We’ll show you how to optimize for keywords successfully.
Search for the right keyword to optimize for
Thousands of people optimize the keywords in what THEY THINK people are searching on, which in most cases are simply useless. You can score #1 for keywords that nobody is searching on. To know what are the actual keyword that work for your industries, you can use Wordtracker. [Read more →]
May 3, 2008 No Comments