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A good search engine marketer has a good understanding of the short term and long term risks involved in optimising rankings in search engines, and an understanding of the type of content and sites Google (especially) WANTS to return in its natural SERPs.
The aim of any campaign is more visibility in search engines and this would be a simple process if it were not for the many pitfalls.
There are rules to be followed or ignored, risks to take, gains to make, and battles to be won or lost.
Ranking high in Google is VERY VALUABLE – it’s effectively ‘free advertising’ on the best advertising space in the world.
Traffic from Google natural listings is STILL the most valuable organic traffic to a website in the world, and it can make or break an online business.
The state of play, in 2016, is that you can STILL generate highly targeted leads, for FREE, just by improving your website and optimising your content to be as relevant as possible for a buyer looking for your company, product or service.
As you can imagine, there’s a LOT of competition now for that free traffic – even from Google (!) in some niches.
You shouldn’t compete with Google. You should focus on competing with your competitors.
The process can be practised, successfully, in a bedroom or a workplace, but it has traditionally always involved mastering many skills as they arose including diverse marketing technologies including but not limited to:
- Website design
- User experience
- Website development
- PHP, HTML, CSS, etc.
- Server management
- Domain management
- Backlink analysis
- Keyword research
- Social media promotion
- Software development
- Analytics and data analysis
- Information architecture
- Log Analysis
- Looking at Google for hours on end
It takes a lot, in 2016, to rank on merit a page in Google in competitive niches.