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Adapt or Die : Why you changing your approach to SEO will be a necessity for the future.

First point of business is that even the best SEO practices will change regardless of our opinion. Getting into a set routine with your current strategy is an easy thing to do, but in this kind of industry set routines can mean ruin. New SEO techniques will have to be implemented in constant intervals to match the SEO approach of 2015 and the evolution of Google and other search engines in order to produce long-term success.

The good news is that understanding new SEO techniques isn’t exactly as hard as it sounds. So the sooner you get used to the SEO approach of 2015 the easier it will be to implement new strategies when needed.

Understanding the changes of SEO in 2015:

The first stage of evolving your strategy to match the advancements of search engines is by looking at how they change in the first place. By dissecting SEO into tasks and methods and then comparing the past requirements to requirements needed now, you can get a general look into what the SEO approach of 2015 is going to be.

Neil Patel from Quicksprout has created an info graphic on what SEO used to be compared to what it is now, click here to see (http://www.quicksprout.com/2014/11/07/what-seo-used-to-be-versus-what-seo-is-now/)

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The mind-set of SEO:

The mind-set of SEO in 2015 is quite different than the SEO content approach of the past. While we focus more on a brands reputation and the quality of the product or service now beforehand it was mainly to focus on keywords and getting rankings. Some thought that getting to the spot on page one isn’t as important as keeping it.

Make no mistake however, ranking is important in marketing but now we increase our ranking through content and organic methods such as sharing, natural linking throughout the web and social media. This means how your brand is viewed can be more focused upon than it’s ranking.

Keyword mentality:

Like the mind-set of SEO in 2015 the mentality of keywords have changed from the mentality held in the past. SEO in 2015 relies on what the searcher types into a search engine now instead of focusing on a single keyword like before. Keyword intent and long tail searches are heavily focused upon, letting semantic SEO come into play instead of just using single keywords to get higher rankings.

An approach to content:

Content and its focus has changed quite a lot over the years, however its current approach is pretty much the same as the original goal content was created for; the reader. Content was originally created to engage the reader and the SEO regarding content should have been based on relevance to the reader. SEO in the past could rank well using the right amount of appropriate keywords whereas new SEO techniques focus on the relevancy to the reader and its quality in general.

This allows readers to get sites and posts based on how engaging a post is rather than just how many keywords you can shove into your content.

The best practices for link building:

Link building was usually done using the same methods as the SEO content approach of the past. Creating links filled with keywords and posting it on as many websites as possible was how some links were continuously built. However this method was frowned upon, as it did not follow white hat procedures.

Comparing the SEO approach of the past regarding link building to the SEO approach of 2015 is that the links must be earned through being a high quality page. Building relationships and building links from relevant and authentic sources are extremely important

Attitude to social media?

In the past social media wasn’t really used to promote brands because it did not count as a factor towards ranking in search engines. Now social media has advanced to be in league with SEO, while not directly affecting the ranking factor on Google, it allows companies to increase the reach to their audience and their visibility, becoming a necessity for marketers today.

What does it mean to you?

Adapting your strategy along to match search engines evolution is definitely the SEO approach of 2015, constantly improving and adding to your strategy is essential. New SEO techniques should not stagnate in the face of evolution, but change with it.

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Benefits of Social Media Marketing in Small Businesses:

The presence of social media in businesses has expanded exponentially in the past few years. Most marketing experts and companies recommend social media marketing almost religiously as part of an overall strategy. Clients can become a little intimidated by this due to the pressure of having to produce content for their social media, all while not knowing the benefits that comes with a social media presence. So think of this post as a beginners guide to the benefits of social media marketing in small businesses.

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Firstly, using social media reduces overall marketing costs by tweeting or posting content on Facebook in comparison to a paid advert or using printed media (leaflets, posters and flyers). While this is a good start up method for marketing, there are also more advanced options that rely on advertising tools that allow a demographic and keyword specific marketing campaign. Using both the free and paid for methods allow you to create a marketing campaign that matches your budget.

Another benefit is the impact that social media marketing can have on a businesses organic search results. Organic search results are results from search engines that occur via natural means such as how many views your site has, use of keywords and other variables etc. Businesses are usually told to optimise their content to make it SEO friendly and to make it more compelling for users. By having compelling content readers will be more willing to share and subscribe to your posts or site. Search engines notice social activity and take it into consideration in terms of ranking.

Additionally, by monitoring reader interactivity small companies can offer better customer service by reviewing feedback given by their audience. Using media platforms like Twitter or Facebook allows customers to converse with the business and vice versa. Along with better customer service, social media is a great way to establish your businesses personality. Providing a look into the company through an employee’s point of a view (behind-the-scenes information regarding your workspace and employees) can humanise the brand. This helps customers to connect with the company easily and can help to develop a loyalty to your brand.

Communicating with clients is just one way a company can use social media to expand their business audience, another way would be using social media to associate with other businesses on possible collaborations. From new distributors to possible business partners, using social media as an outlet to communicate with businesses that you wouldn’t normally be able to converse with can be a big advantage for small businesses.

We here at E-foreknowledge are running a bit short on time so we’re going to have to cut it short here. If you liked this post then share it around and make sure to keep an eye out for part 2 soon!!!

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