Friday, April 15, 2011

Re-Incarnation - What your old website may wish.

Updating & re-designing of website is easy & rewarding too.

Once you have created the perfect website for your business and gathered a devoted group of visitors, its difficult to think about re-designing of website. A fear of losing the regular visitors & also the loss of hit count is what holds back you from going forward towards a new path.

Continuous evolution of web designing & SEO techniques turn, once a beautifully designed website in to an age old piece of information, in just few years. But, by focusing on positive aspects of redesigning your website, such as gaining rank in a search engine & attracting more visitors, will makes the process interesting & enjoyable.

The reason to change
As the business grow, overtimes, we re-evaluate our aim & strategy towards growth. We procure new equipment and even hire more hands to grow faster. But, we forget to update our website about these changes. Moreover, few  years back, a website was just an informational window for a company and now it works as a tool to attract customers, build relations and interact with prospective buyers.

Plan ahead
Its wise to invest some quality time and review your present website, page to page. Select the web page that require change. Its also possible that you may want to redesign your logo too, to display present aim of your company. Changing a static website to dynamic website is also a good decision to make as it enhances the beauty of your website. Collect the content & images for your new website at this stage and prepare your website for a new & better incarnation.

The Process
Your first site was, may be, a DIY project completed at the beginning of your business. You had plenty of time then and a long list of friend to help you out in building your site. But going on this path again will not only cost you your precious time, but you may also suffer from loss of new techniques and tricks now available in the market. The best practice is to select a web design agency, which can offer you all the service you may require. Its best to enjoy the fruit while a farmer plough the field. Make sure to select the right SEO plan suitable for you and also create a interaction channel with customers through Facebook, Twitter or Blog.

After redesigning, your new & powerful website will be ready to take over on your competitors and to serve your customers better.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Know thy neighbors and avoid their mistakes - Competitive analysis and its loop holes in while planning SEO

“Information is power” and information about competition is super power or you can say a lethal weapon. It may sound effective but sometimes, its a loss and it may be suicidal for your SEO campaign.

Competitive research before and during your SEO, PPC and SMO campaign gives you an insight about your competitors strategy and also provide you with a path to follow. Planning your SEO campaign becomes easy as you can target same keywords, your competitors maybe using and it will also help you target the similar customer base. Its a lucrative strategy to follow while marketing your product. After all you don't have to research too much and you can save a bit of cash while doing so. This is the most recommended plan of action by some armature SEO professionals. What they want to do is save their skin from hard work and mint some easy money from you.

There should be a lot of research and proper plan of action before following the footsteps of your competitors, as you may also fall for same mistakes they are making. It's quite possible that they may be missing some potential segment of customers. Therefore, workout on all the words , phrases and keywords your customers may be using while searching for your product.

It's good to be ranked for same keywords as your competitors but it's great to be in the list where they are not even present. Therefore plan ahead and reap the benefit. You know your product and your customer better. Study your competitors strategy, add your own moves and have benefit from your marketing campaign.

Blindly following a competitor sometimes, not only, ruin your campaign but can also result in loss in terms of time and money. It can also result in loss of business from an entire segment of consumers your competition may not be targeting. Also, following your competition will make you just a “me too” guy playing the catch-up game. Instead it's better to be an industry authority who is followed by other players in the field.

Plan your SEO campaign carefully and with a knowledgeable professional company, which can suggest you the right direction and effective course of action for your SEO campaign. It's good to mint gold from the same mine your neighbors are minting, but it's also better to work on a new road then to fall in the old path-hole.