24 Jun Financial SEO: When and How Often?
One of the ironies is that even the most astute financial professionals are rarely well versed in terms of search engine optimisation and effective online exposure techniques. Otherwise simply known as SEO, knowing how to place the proper keywords in their proper places is one of the key metrics that will determine the ultimate success or failure of your site. However, one of the unfortunate facts is that many online publications speak to the reader as if he or she already boasts a significant amount of knowledge in this ever-evolving field. Secondly, each sector requires unique keywords. So, let’s take a quick (and admittedly cursory) look at some top SEO tips to bring your site to the next virtual level.
How Much? Always!
Let us quickly imagine that your website is centred on accounting services within the greater London metropolitan area. In this one sentence, we have already identified some of the key tenets of your operation. So, the primary keywords will tend to be “financial”, “accounting”, “London”, and “online”. These are the primary keywords that you will need to use throughout your text. However, use them sparingly; Google will penalise you for the practice of so-called “keyword stuffing”. They should nonetheless occur on each page and ideally, two to three times in a text that contains 500 words.
One of the issues that are often encountered with less experience individuals is that while they may no longer keyword “stuff”, they will still place these words in rather awkward locations. At best, this can turn the reader off in regards to what you are trying to say. At worst, the text can appear confusing and even supply the incorrect information. This is why it may be a good idea for you to employ a third-party writer that is familiar with keyword placement. For a one-off fee, you can rest assured that your text will be flowing, highly relevant to search engines and will still convey the proper information.
Is SEO REALLY That Important?
There are some who believe that a robust SEO policy is only necessary for startup businesses. On the contrary, SEO techniques are powerful tools for even those firms that have achieved high levels of exposure. This will only increase into the future. While you may offer the best financial services in the world, of what merit are they if no one is aware that your company even exists? Google understands this concept as well which is the primary reason why they have taken such a stringent stance of keyword placement and density. In the simplest terms, you can think of your keywords as virtual “calling cards” and “billboards” that are intended to grab (and hold) the intention of your target audience. Without these handy gadgets, the site will remain in financial and virtual obscurity.
So, it is clear to see that a robust SEO strategy is indeed critical in determining the success or failure of any website. This is one of the fundamental reasons why many owners will choose to employ professional third-party SEO consultancy firms.