SEO: An Effective And Inexpensive Marketing Strategy

Individuals are online today.  They’re online at home and in the office where they can easily access the internet using personal computers or laptops.  Tablets and cell phones have taken our ability to be plugged in a step further.  While away from personal computers or laptops, individuals can still connect to the internet, check email, and remain in synch with the outside world as they use tablets and cell phones.  In fact, people are so online today that many experience feelings of anxiety and frustration when they are away from their computers or mobile devices for prolonged periods of time. While on the go, a person may occasionally find himself in area where he is outside of cell phone range and that may mean he can’t access the internet on his phone.  Being cut off from the internet addiction that humankind craves can be challenging.  With so many people online at home, at work, and on the go, wouldn’t it make sense to use SEO marketing to reach potential customers? Search engine optimization is an effective and inexpensive marketing strategy employed by thousands of businesses and organizations.   It’s a powerful tool that can be used to promote a business even while the company’s marketing executives sleep.  Here are a few reasons organizations today use SEO to influence their businesses: Appropriate SEO use can reduce competition. It can increase traffic to a website, and consequently, can increase sales. Makes a website more visible. It is inexpensive marketing. Competition buster Let’s be honest.  Many internet users want to get the best search results while putting forth the least effort possible.  This...

Sency, a New Way to Search

I was contacted by the founder of Sency, Evan Britton, and he asked if we would take a look at his search engine. I did and found something interesting – real time search results for what is being said about the search term you type in. What is interesting is the fact it pulls in tweets about your subject matter as well as websites. It also gives you the time the search term was last mentioned. I saw times ranging from 1 minute ago to 2 days ago show up on the first page of results. Time will only tell how useful this will be for search marketing and for the general populace. Here is Evan’s “elevator speech” about Sency. What do you think, is it viable? The real time web is hot because users want to know what is happening right now.  Many startups are making an impact in this space,  today, we will discuss what Sency is up to… Sency offers a real time web search engine which is fast and easy to use.  It breaks out results into both what people are saying and what today’s most popular links are.  Sency also shows the source, so that you can see whom is writing the respective message that you are reading. The main differentiator that Sency is bringing to the table is the two widgets it has created.  The content feed for websites (http://sency.com/feed.php) will bring real time results for any keyword that a website or blog wants to stream.  The popular links feed (http://sency.com/linksfeed.php) will allow any website to display today’s most popular links for any...

Link Building & Comics

I am reposting this content. I originally wrote it as commentary for our SEO comic, Link Building 500, at RankedHard.com. Please visit and get your funny bone tickled. As any quality SEO company will tell you, link building is crucial to any successful SEO campaign. Of course your on-site optimization needs to be done right – keyword density, the right titles and so forth, but without links you are left with a site no one will ever find via the search engines. At Big Oak SEO link building is part of the monthly work we do for our client and it is mandatory. Often I will talk with unhappy clients coming to us from other SEO companies, and they will complain, rightly so, the fact that they spent thousands of dollars with little to show for it. My first question is what type of link building did they do? A moment of silence usually follows and then the response, “I’m not sure.” or “None.” Well, besides the fact that every client should know exactly what their SEO company is doing, I am shocked that any true company who claims to be providing SEO services is not heavily involved in link building. And a few minutes of sleuthing it is easy to see that little to no link building was done and the client was basically paying for a ranking report to be run every month. Too many suspect “SEO companies” rely on an initial optimization and then cross their fingers and hope for the best. Or more likely they just don’t care and look for the next desperate site...

Youtube surpasses Yahoo Search Engine

Youtube.com has more searches than Yahoo! Video search on YouTube accounts for a quarter of all Google search queries in the U.S., according to the latest search engine numbers from comScore. Its monthly qSearch report, which was released on Thursday night, breaks out the number of searches conducted on YouTube. If it were a standalone site, YouTube would be the second largest search engine after Google. More searches are done through YouTube than through Yahoo, which has been the case for the past few months. – From TechCrunch Wow, Yahoo! has certainly fallen from those halcyon days when they ruled the Internet. But this news is really more important because it tells the SEO community that you should not be overlooking the video world of YouTube.com. Big Oak SEO has been stepping up its efforts into the video marketing world and this is a sure sign that it was a good move on our behalf. Are you using the power of video for your product or service? It would be a mistake not to and it is a lot more affordable than you think. And lest you think your videos would only show up if someone is searching on Youtube.com, take a look at the screen shot below. I did a search for cheap wine (don’t ask) and the screen shot shows the last results on page 1 of Google’s search results. Yes, you see two videos from Youtube.com. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your video there if you are a wine seller. I have also seen video results in the #4 position on Google’s search results and...