You don't need to stop what you're doing and drop everything, but you should take a time out and do a web content audit soon. Here are 10 reasons why:
Ready to conduct an SEO audit on your website? If you read our previous article “5 Reasons an SEO Audit is a Bad Idea” and still think it’s a good idea, I’ve put together a short list of tools you will want to look at to get started. Since my background is mainly in design and markup, I’ve also consulted my good friend Kristine Schachinger, a seasoned SEO auditor who has who has 17 years experience in website design and implementation and over 10 years in the SEO industry. She is considered a subject matter expert and speaks internationally on SEO issues as well as writes for several well known publications such as Search Engine Land and State of DIgital.
Spoiler: Nope! You definitely don't need to use a search engine submission service for your site to be indexed by Google, Bing, or any other search engine out there. I thought this was something almost everyone knew, but as new clients here or there ask about when we are going to submit their site to Google (or wonder how much that costs!), I realized that this is something I needed to address. This is one of the more frustrating, yet rare SEO, myths that stick around.
Outsourcing stuff you don’t have the time or talent for is a brilliant idea, but just bringing on an agency or a freelancer or three to turn out your blog content won’t be enough. Even if they are the most capable, experienced folks you can find, if you aren’t helping them help you, the results will certainly suffer. So, in case you were wondering, here are a few pointers on how you can help a freelancer or agency help you with your blog content:
I can’t believe I need to say it, but a Facebook page is NOT an alternative to a website for your business! That Facebook page was sure easy to make, and maybe it even has some activity, but it’s not a replacement for a regular website. Why?
Paying by the word once made sense. When print was beyond popular, writers would receive a generous per word rate, so the compensation included the kind of thoughtful editing necessary to craft an article or other piece to be the perfect length. But this pay per word model doesn't work anymore!