Small Companies Can Compete with Large Companies in SEO

You are an entrepreneur or a corporate refugee looking to develop a web presence and be found online. Small companies can compete with large companies for organic traffic. Small businesses do not have the budgets and staff to outspend large companies and have to be clever. Small businesses have an edge in local targeting.

Google does favor big brands in SEO. Large companies have millions of inbound links as well as years of content. Big brands can easily spend tens of thousands on SEO. In addition, large companies can have millions of visitors online. Large businesses have a major advantage because of name recognition and reputation. Millions of back links, millions of visitors are the reasons large corporations rank in the top positions in search.

Here is how your small business can compete against the large companies in SEO:

1. Have a niche local product or service
2. Have your website designed to be responsive. Responsive design gives the user the same experience in mobile as desktop. Google states that more 60% of searches from mobile devices
3. Invest in Local SEO
4. Use a Schema
5. Use a reputation management platform to get reviews. Search engines love user-generated content. Reviews can help your ranking in Google Local. Reviews are also good for the consumers to read.
6. Do not pick general key terms. Pick long-tail keywords
7. Start a blog and write high quality content
8. Content is king. Personalize high quality content to the visitor
9. Develop link worthy content: useful, entertaining, unique, insightful or valuable. blog posts, articles, white papers, eBooks, videos, photographs, case studies. Google tends to give weight to links from major companies, trade groups, government organizations, and suites built on edu domains, which are reserved for educational institutions.
10. Create a social media presence for your business and be active on it.
11. Use Google Webmaster tool
12. Use Bing Webmaster Tool
13. Have your website site user friendly with fast load speeds
14. Use Google Analytics and review your stats

For help developing a SEO program,contact me for a quote.


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