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SEO Explained in 90 Seconds

When it comes to your website, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is most likely a term you’ve heard thrown around. Many Omaha business owners know SEO is important, but are unsure of how it will benefit their bottom line and how to get started with an SEO campaign for their site.

Our team at JM is on a mission to help Omaha businesses understand SEO and how the value of a solid strategy can help with any company’s online marketing efforts. A good online presence starts with a beautiful and functional website design. Then, the next step is to hire an experienced SEO team with a comprehensive strategy to assist in marketing your product or services through the use of quality content and Google-friendly methods.

As part of our mission to educate Omaha on SEO, we’ve put together a short video explaining what SEO is, our methodology and how it can benefit any business. Please watch and share! We look forward to your feedback.

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Using Google Analytics to Track Website Success

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Our team at JM spends a significant amount of time consulting Google Analytics. This is a powerful tool we include in each website, which helps measure the success of a website’s design, content and layout.

Analytics provides a detailed account of users – where they live, how they found your website, what devices they are using and what pages they visited. Here are some ways you can use user trends to determine the current quality of your site:

–       What geographical location are your visitors primarily from? If you are a local, Omaha business it would be ideal for your visitors to be from Omaha or the surrounding area. If your users are coming from San Francisco and you’re a local Omaha business, maybe you need to reevaluate your website’s content, page titles and Google places account.

–       How did your visitors find you? If your users typed in your website URL directly into the browser, this indicates excellent brand recognition. This is particularly helpful when using a specific URL for an ad campaign. Using a specified URL for an ad campaign can help you measure its success.

–       What devices are your visitors using? As technology rapidly changes, tracking the devices which your visitors are using is valuable knowledge for getting to know your target audience and for making sure your website is user-friendly for those devices. If high traffic volume is coming from a mobile device, it’s best to evaluate how your website functions within that particular resolution. JM recently started offering responsive design services to ensure your website is user-friendly across all devices.

–       What pages are users visiting? Google analytics goes into extensive detail about where users are going on a website. It shows top pages, how long users stayed there and what they clicked while on a given page. This information will help you assess the quality of information on your site. Is it informative? Interesting? Are users appropriately following the call to action (meaning where you would like them to go and how you would like them to make contact)?

This is just the beginning of what Google analytics can offer. Our team can not only install analytics on your website but help review the data and analyze action items to ensure your website is reaching your target audience.