Robots, Oh My!
Search engine optimization (SEO) is based off of the knowledge that the internet is made up of “robots”. These robots need to read a website in order to ensure that they are sending people to a site in which the searcher will find what they are looking for. That is the robots only mission, putting people in front of the information in which they seek.
One way Google provides the most relevant search results is by matching search keywords to keywords within the content of a web page. When someone enters a search query, Google looks for web pages that use the term that was searched. The frequency in which that exact keyword phrase appears on a web page is a significant factor in calculating how that page ranks in a search.
Now, Google has extended its matching ability by not only looking at exact keywords, but by better understanding the essence of the topic being searched for. This allows Google to match a broader range of keywords to appropriate pages on the web.
Last week, we let our readers in on the secret of getting your website to the top of Google. Just in case you missed it, here it is again – there is no secret! Google displays web pages with quality content that people want to read and share at the top of its search results.
It may seem daunting at first, but the process of creating quality content with search engines in mind is fairly simple – just follow these 3 tips: