The question facing businesses today is how to best build these kind of essential connections between a business and its brand advocates, influencers, current customers and prospective customers. How does a business build the kind of trusted connections that Facebook creates between friends? How can a business spark conversation, inspire sharing and nurture an engaging experiencing to drive business results?
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. - Jim Rohn.
With all the hype these days around social media or whether or not to build a mobile app, two recently published studies help reinforce the idea that websites need to focus on the basics first. Organizations need to ensure that they're discoverable on search engines and have processes in place for SEO.
The first comes from a Pew Internet survey conducted in May that 92% of adults use search engines to find information online, and 59% of those are daily users:
So what does mean? Make sure you have a structurally sound site that search engines can crawl and index (not all Flash). Use proper title tags, H1, alt tags, and meta descriptions that are unique to each page and optimized for relevant keywords. Build links to your site, and don't remain static. Search engines tend to like sites that update regularly, so try an integrated blog and valuable content (which can attract links).
The second positive reinforcement for SEO basics comes from the 8th annual MarketingSherpa 2012 Search Marketing ... Read more