SEO Tip: “Home” is not your Company Name

Search Engine Optimization - SEO

The Title of your opening web page should say your company’s name (or your name if it’s a personal site) not “Home”. And it should also say what you do. <title>ABC Company Specializing in XYZ</title> This is the first thing Google’s spider sees when it “spiders” or crawls your site. It only seeks text and links. If your business is local, then also add your city and state.

“Home”, “About Us”, “Contact US” – these are wasted SEO opportunities!

Think about it. Is someone going to enter your company’s name if they don’t know it? No, they are going to search for what they need. If they’re looking locally, they’ll add the city name or “near me”. Incidentally, you don’t have to have the words “near me” on your site. Google uses your Google Business Profile listing (formerly Google My Business) for location. Make sure that’s set up correctly. Related: 3 Free Local SEO Tools

Same thing with the “About Us” and “Contact Us” pages. It should read “About ABC Company” or “Contact ABC Company”.

The Google search engine picks up text and the <meta> description tag. But do not abuse it! Don’t write the name over and over again in invisible text. They may be invisible to our eyes, but not to the search engines and they will ignore obvious SPAM tactics. Follow Google’s rules and you’ll be OK.

Google is looking for fresh, relevant content written for the human reader in natural language.

Optimizing your website for Google is critical to being found when a potential customer is looking for what you have to offer. That’s Search Engine Optimization or SEO.

Are you on the first page of Google when someone searches for what you have to offer? Is your competition beating you down to the 3rd or 4th search results pages (SERPs)?

If you’re not getting the traffic you think you should be getting from the search engines…

I’ll be happy to review your website and test it for SEO in a free 15-minute phone consult. Click here to schedule!

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