[UPHPU] SEO matters....?
Wade Preston Shearer
groups at anavidesign.com
Tue Apr 6 14:37:15 MDT 2004
> Hmmm..... I've been in the web development business for a number of
> years and I'd have to say SEO has been almost top priority for all the
> businesses I've worked with (Hosting Companies, 3D Companies,
> Photography Companies)... They have all had marketers who realized
> that more people coming to the site = possibility for more sales.
> Free marketing is still marketing, and with Google, because of their
> pagerank system - most of the eyes that see your site through their
> search engine are people who are interested in what you're selling....
> All of this means....
> If you know how to cater to Google's search engine, you will
> ultimately have higher site usage by people who are interested in what
> you're doing. It's a fantastic way to get free marketing.
> I tried this out myself on a personal project I'm working on (if
> you're interested, it's www.ldscompanion.com ) and right now I'm
> getting around 1000+ unique visitors, ~20,000 page views and ~50,000
> hits per month. ~60% of this traffic is coming directly from google
> because I took the time to cater to what google likes. Right now,
> LDSCompanion isn't selling anything, but if it were - I couldn't
> complain about 600 more people coming to my site (and possibly giving
> me income) per month because of SEO.
> Man... I'm rambling here, and I might be a bit off base or forgetting
> something, but my point is - virtually any company (especially if
> they're selling something) can profit from SEO. If they aren't
> concerned with it - they might need to consider a new marketing team.
Excellent points. I a lot of my stuff has been corporate intranets and
similar for-a-specifc-audience-only projects.
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