Punch Above Your Weight with Koves’s SEO
As long as there have been search engines, there have been people attempting to manipulate their own web pages so that they will be found more readily by searchers. In the beginning this often meant subtly placing the name of a certain female lifeguard impersonator somewhere in the copy in the hope that people searching for pictures of her would land on their site instead (and buy a car exhaust on impulse). People would also use such blunt tools as cramming search terms onto the page, perhaps in tiny text or matching the background color, so that human visitors would not notice it but search robots would. Thankfully for disappointed searchers and the internet itself, the engines eventually clamped down on and punished offenders. After all, who wants to visit a search engine that doesn’t give useful results?
SEO Comes of Age
If those sorry days represented SEO’s adolescence, we are pleased to say that they are long gone and the discipline is now a mature, responsible adult of a business that can really make a difference to any organization’s profile on the web. Modern search engine optimization is a blend of:
- complex mathematical analysis to find the best keywords and phrases to reflect what people search for and/or which products or services are the most profitable;
- well written copy that will sell your product or inform, albeit based around keywords. A site that attracts a lot of hits but no sales cannot be considered optimized;
- an ethical outlook to every aspect of optimization. Search companies can and do remove from their databases sites that attract visitors by underhand optimization methods.
“Organic” SEO can still be used alongside pay-per-click campaigns, but it can probably be considered a longer-term solution that will continue to bring in hits and sales years into the future – if it’s done well.
Koves Technologies Will Keep your Site Optimized
To keep a website visible to searchers through pure optimization requires everything listed above but also a keen eye on the way the engines are operating. They often change their algorithms so a site that used to rank well for a given search term might suddenly be relegated far down the results pages. At Koves, we make it our business to know what is going on in the world of search, and as new ranking methods, technologies and even search engines come along, we’ll be well placed to make sure your website is running at its absolute optimum.