When determining whether their online marketing is successful, most MSPs only focus on their page position for some golden keyword like “Managed IT” or “Computer Support.” While page positioning is a valid consideration, it shouldn’t be the only or even primary method of measuring your online success. Here’s why.
Are you doing everything right to market your MSP, but still ranking below competitors who seem to be doing everything wrong... at least according to what Google says? Learn why an out-of-touch competitor is doing well and what you can do to exceed them.
While content is king, there are other factors that can affect your SEO, primarily of which are featured snippets. The value of featured snippets isn’t in doubt, but in order to take full advantage of them, you need to understand how they work.
Are your top-performing keywords at the top of page one on Google but receiving no click-through? Did you know that this is part of Google's plan...to give searchers the information they want as quickly as possible, without needing to visit your website? Take a moment to learn why featured snippets and zero-click searches can generate qualified leads for your MSP.
Long gone are the days when you could receive a backlink just by asking. Google values high-quality backlinks, and a “dot edu” is one of the most valuable backlinks you can have linking back to your website. Here are some tips to help you acquire these highly-sought-after lead generators.
Looking to rank your MSP Website higher, but not sure where to start? Here are fourteen frequently asked questions that should better help you understand what SEO is and how it can help your business attract traffic to your website, increase your rank, and ultimately generate leads.
Many MSPs believe that, as long as they have some keywords, they have an SEO plan in place. Moreover, they feel that once they have an SEO plan in place, they are done and if they don’t rise in placement then SEO doesn’t work. The reality is SEO isn’t a strategy, it’s a tactic, and SEO requires the support of other tactics in order to be successful. Here are three reasons why SEO might not be working for your MSP.
The goal of SEO and marketing is to drive traffic to your MSP website for you to introduce them to your services and convince them to take a chance with you. However, while SEO can drive traffic to your site, it can’t make visitors stay if your website is out of touch with user intent.
When it comes to search results, all search is local. The more connected you are to your community, the better your chances are to rank higher in local search results. While there are a variety of steps to increase your local search marketing, the most basic, but critically important, is to ensure that Google knows where your business is. If your NAP (Name, Address, Phone Number) isn’t consistent throughout your presence on the internet, there is a chance that you may not appear in your localized search results.
While page one, #1 position on Google might be a goal for your business, did you know there is a level above #1? Even above the paid ads? Let’s talk about Google’s Rank Zero and how becoming a featured snippet will drive traffic to your website.
It won’t matter that your MSP’s website is a top-of-the-line, high-end, fully-featured masterpiece if you do not market it. All the time and resources you’ve spent making that masterpiece will have been wasted because no one will be able to find and see it. However, this is easily fixed with some marketing.
“How long will it take for an SEO strategy to start showing results?” This is a question that will get you many different answers depending on who you ask. The optimization of your business’ website happens on so many levels and has so many different variables, and coupled with the fact that your competitors aren’t just resting on their heels and have likely also optimized their website, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) can take as long as six months to show results.
Most business owners realize that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the primary marketing tools to get your MSP noticed. Yet, very few understand that SEO (like most marketing) can often be a slow process. However when done correctly, SEO marketing can provide your business the boost needed to be heads above the competition and on page one of Google.
You might think all of your blog posts should feature content relevant to your business and services. After all, you want those sweet, sweet SEO rankings and conversions. However, consider using your blog for off-brand topics too, as you might find some of these posts bring a whole lot of traffic to your site. The question then becomes how to leverage this type of content to actually drive quality traffic.