Why Search Engine Optimization (Seo)?

If you’re not convinced of the value of search optimizing your Web site, you should know that:

  • 93% of technology purchase decisions begin on the Internet (KnowledgeStorm).

  • 80% of prospective Web customers begin by using search engines to locate products, services, or information (MarketingProfs).

  • 64% of business-to-business users make search their first stop over manufacturer sites, industry portals, consumer review sites, and e-commerce sites selling products (Google).

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More bang for your buck

For one client, a Search Warrant study discovered that sales leads generated through search engine optimization were 94% cheaper than those acquired through other outbound marketing programs. With potential savings like that, you can see how SEO is able to offer superior ROI for B2B organizations when compared to other marketing channels.

The good news for your SEO investment

A time commitment is part of the good news for your SEO investment. If you commit the energy to optimizing your site, you can secure a competitive advantage over those competitors who haven’t. And if you maintain your vigilance, this becomes a sustainable competitive advantage. Any firm that wants to compete with your search rankings has to invest the same time, energy, and resources in its own search optimization program. They play catch-up while you set the market agenda.

The good news for you

The SEO process is downright fun. The gratification associated with seeing your rankings climb, and your ROI improve, is what gets our professional search marketers out of bed in the morning.

Be there or be square

According to an Enquiro study, 60% of all “organic” search traffic goes to the top four search results. If your Web site isn’t popping up on your customer’s search engine, your Web site may not be working as hard as it could for your business.

Nothing is impossible

Optimizing your Web site for search engines isn’t impossible. Whether you’re thinking of completing your SEO in house, or working with an agency, you need to understand your actual audience and how this audience behaves online; how search engines work; and how your value proposition interacts with both your audience and the search engines. While effective search optimization isn’t out of reach, it is time consuming compared to blasting out another email or printing more postcards.

The good news for your SEO program

Like any “build or buy” decision, the advantage of outsourcing some or all of the work is faster ramp up, execution, and ROI by leveraging existing search expertise. And since any good consultancy is always working itself out of a job, ideally your SEO agency is transferring knowledge to your team throughout the project so you can eventually do it yourself.

Wait, there’s more

In addition to the lead generation and awareness benefits of good SEO strategies, and in addition to denying these same benefits to your competition, the SEO process helps you learn how your target market actually looks for you versus how you think they’re looking for you. If there’s a gap between the two, the SEO process has immediate value for all of your other marketing programs as well. The search optimization process can bring your business development, Web, and writing teams together like never before.

The SEO process is downright fun. The gratification associated with seeing your rankings climb, and your ROI improve, is what gets our professional search marketers out of bed in the morning.

Search Engine Optimization

SEO is never done because sitting still means losing ground to competitors who continue to improve. Instead, the question to ask yourself in a B2B enterprise environment is, “Which SEO techniques can I tackle and maintain on an ongoing basis?” The industry is full of ‘experts’ who will run an SEO report to tell you how to win the top Google rank on a term for which no one is looking. If that impresses your executive you need a new executive. Instead, take a look at the SEO services menu below and see which ones fit your situation.

Why SEO?

In enterprise environments, sometimes you need help convincing stakeholders to focus on SEO. We have decades of B2B experience with the Fortune 50 and SaaS upstarts too. Let us help you persuade the corner office.

Keywords Analysis

You can neither win every search term nor does every search term have real business value to make it worth winning. Knowing the right topics and clusters on which to focus your energies is key to SEO success.

Site Migrations

Launching a new site is challenging enough without learning you lost all your organic search results and traffic on day 1. Avoid that fate by working with us on a well-planned migration that measures before and after and ensures there are no surprises.

SEO Tune Up

Sometimes your budget, schedule, or priorities only let you optimize a few key pages at a time. Continue that practice on a regular basis and soon all your top pages are working harder for you. We can help.

Search Visibility Audit

You need to know where you are before you can plan how to get where you want to go. A search visibility audit shows you which ranks you have versus your competition and identifies gaps and opportunities too.

Complete SEO

You can't optimize everything at once so our Complete SEO service looks at your web presence through the lenses of ranks, content, links and technical attributes to identify and prioritize your biggest opportunities for improvement and a plan for tackling them.

SEO Scholarships

An opportunity to be a good corporate citizen while growing your talent pool and improving your organic search results too.