Breaking Down SEO: What It Can Do For YOU
Written by: Ryan Flannagan

SEO blocks As a business owner, you realize that proper marketing is the key to success. Today, consumers rely on the internet and various search engines to provide them with the best business possible for their specific needs. It’s essential that your company is advertised on the first few pages of results, but how can you get your business there? Easy. With the help of SEO!


What is SEO?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. This phrase refers to a technique of increasing the relevancy (or the extent of public interest) of specific keywords found on a website to a search engine.  For example, if your business was a flower shop, you would want to use SEO so that when someone typed in “Flower Shop” to a search engine, your business would be one of the first links to appear.


Why use SEO?

The use of SEO will allow you to promote your business to anyone who has internet access. If you have a small business and you don’t promote it properly to the public, then prospective customers will not know of your existence. No customers = no word of mouth = no business.

However, imagine your small business made it to the top of page one on Google. Potential customers  would know of your shop and would be more likely to stop in and check it out both online and in person. After you’ve brought people into the shop, then the satisfied customers are now able to spread the word about your wonderful business, thus attracting an even larger clientele. It’s a win-win situation. You’re happy, and your clients are happy.

SEO are today’s “must have” for successful marketing. If you want your company to be on top, I highly suggest incorporating SEO into your continually developing company.

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