SEO Roundup: October 2, 2013

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailActionable advice is one of our favorite things to find and share, so you can imagine how much we love this nearly exhaustive list of SEO tips from some of the top marketers. There are 47 tips in all covering a range of topics. There’s a lot to digest at the link, so be ready to put some time in. You’ll find it well worth it.

Another one of our favorite things is a website with great call to action. Unfortunately, a lot of sites miss this crucial component, which is why Nathan wrote this fantastic call to action guide on our blog.… Continue Reading

Friday Trivia: Understanding Bounce Rates

Welcome to SEO Advantage’s Friday Trivia feature, where we discuss, dissect and comment on the internet and marketing, and how the two intertwine.

Ah, the dreaded bounce rate. It’s that unpleasant little number that lets you know that no matter how many visitors you get to your page, some just aren’t going to stick around to see the rest of your site. This can happen for a number of reasons, though, and not all of them are bad. Do you know the average bounce rate for web pages?

  1. 20%
  2. 40%
  3. 60%
  4. 80%

Answer: 40%

According to Google, Kissmetrics and just about every other source on the internet, the average bounce rate for a web page is about 40%.… Continue Reading

10 Important Points to Consider when Redesigning your Website

Every so often, your website should undergo a face lift. It’s important to consider a site redesign every couple of years or so to maintain a fresh appearance for your company.

If you just put a site online and don’t touch its design for many years, it will appear that your company is behind the times. Since online marketing channels and SEO is constantly evolving, you have to stay current or risk losing your position to a competitor who’s on top of their game and has an updated site.

Other reasons like migrating to a new content management system or rebranding your company can also serve as motivation for re-designing your website.… Continue Reading

6 Basic Landing Page Optimization Techniques

In a broad sense, a landing page can be pretty much any webpage on your site. Taken literally, it’s a page a person ‘lands’ on from another website or from a search engine results page.

For example, if someone uses a very specific term on Google, they may land on an article in your knowledge center discussing the topic they’re looking for.

For our purposes here though, a landing page is also a web page that “…allows you to capture a visitor’s information through a lead form.” This is a definition provided by a recent e-book from HubSpot on landing page optimization and conversion.… Continue Reading

34 Things You Must Do When Redesigning your Website

Every so often, it’s a good idea to give your organization’s website a fresh new design. Doing so makes your company look active and dedicated to giving your customers the most advanced products and services.

But considering the fact many websites contain hundreds, maybe even thousands of pages, it can be a daunting task regardless of how careful you are. Proper planning helps ensure it all goes smoothly…no or very little planning can turn it all into a big nightmare.

Pages can get mixed up, deleted or otherwise not be available on the new site, which can end up costing your company thousands of dollars.… Continue Reading