07 Apr '12, 11am

SEOmoz | Small Business SEO: Starting with the Right Success Metrics

SEOmoz | Small Business SEO: Starting with the Right Success Metrics

The first thing clients say to me when requesting SEO is invariably centered around rankings. “I want to be position so and so, for such and such a keyword.” And I am certain that this is a situation familiar to many of you providing SEO services. However, search isn’t always about ranking. And rankings aren’t an overnight success story – they take time to achieve. In the meantime there need to be other indicators of success. There are a range of metrics possible to use to act as such indicators, many of which are key to gauging small business SEM success. Ranking high for “xyz ” may deliver huge volume of visitors, but not sales. On the other hand, capturing niche rankings for “uvwxyz ” and “abcdefg ” may deliver less traffic, but actually better sales, not to mention may be easier to achieve in a shorter lead time.

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