Search Engine Optimization. Having a presence on the first page of Google, Yahoo and Bing will have a huge impact on your sales and lead generation because there are now over three billion searches a day and growing, and 90% of consumers use online search engines. So at this very moment, someone is searching online for the products you sell and the services you offer.
If a customer finds you, you’ve just found that most precious gift of all: a NEW customer. If that potential customer doesn’t find you – at least on the first page of Google, Yahoo and Bing – you’ll lose that potential customer. So, you might say what’s the big deal? Well, lets just say, for every potential customer you miss out on, that is a potential sale for your business. Lets face it, numbers lead to sales.
Search engines such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing are used by billions of people everyday. Their results rely on various aspects to determine where a website should be ranked when a person tries to find a specific service or product. The higher a website ranks, the more visible it becomes to existing or potential consumers. SEO is a process of marketing that enables your website to be more easily found through search engines by building links to your website and using strategic keywords that people are searching for.
Lets start by addressing the big question. Will an established business rank higher online than me?
Just because a business has been established longer in your area, does not mean that a specific company will automatically have a higher online ranking. In fact, a strong SEO campaign from a newly formed company or an established local business with a strong online presence can quickly outrank any of their competitors.
A few reasons how your competition can rank higher;