We stress all the time when discussing SEO and how it is important to realize that it is not all about jamming keywords into description areas or content of your website. Keeping your SEO clean and readable should be your first area of interest when conducting any sort of web marketing related efforts. Websites with great branding and user experience along with well written content respond much better than just web pages with keywords jammed into them.
Here is a great video from Matt Cutts from their Google Webmaster Channel where Matt discusses an important area for new SEO’s to focus a bit less on. Matt also stresses that your search engine optimization efforts should make sense and feel right. Keywords are important but their usage has to make sense within the walls of your website.
Yes! We love it when Google explores search engine optimization and makes videos because it is one of those areas they tend to tread lightly in so to speak. They don’t dislike all SEO’s because when done correctly we actually help catalog information and pages that in turn helps their search identify which pages make sense to showcase, does that make sense to you? Basically not all individuals in the SEO industry are spammers. Many like us like to wear a marketing and branding hat only helping to make our clients search results more robust and user friendly. Good quality SEO will help build a brand, provide various streams of inbound traffic and create overall authority to your site.
I’m just going to say it, Maile Ohye is quickly becoming our favorite Google face to listen and watch regarding search activity and tips (sorry Matt we still love you too). In this new Google Webmaster SEO video Maile Ohye discusses some of the biggest mistakes people attempting SEO make in today’s online business world.
Here are some key points Maile discusses: