Every business needs SEO. If you’re a consultant or marketing agency, every single one of your clients is looking for you to get them results. They want to show up in search engine rankings—and not just anywhere, but ranked competitively so they get noticed by new audiences.
As we all know, there are certain steps regarding SEO like creating a website with the proper structure and implementing a content plan. Once you’ve covered the basics, you’ll then take your efforts to the next level so that you can really deliver for your clients.
The five techniques below outline a plan based on what your clients’ already have implemented and what you can do to create more valuable SEO.
- Optimize Old Content
Many business owners have produced a great deal of content over the years. If your client has been blogging for 15 years, there’s a ton of valuable content to tap into! The key is to go back and re-optimize older content. Check all links, eliminate outdated resources, and update the content so it’s current and relevant for today’s audience.
- Embrace New Formats
Today, content is about so much more than blog posts. And fortunately, a format such as video can help you create exponentially more content in the same amount of time.
- Add Video to Your Pages
Speaking of video, if your client doesn’t already have videos on their website, now is the time to include content in this popular format. Not only are people more eager than ever to consume content in video format, video also helps increase your ranking with the search engines.
One of the ranking factors for Google and other search engines is “Dwell Time” which is essentially, how long a visitor stays on a given web page). Longer Dwell Times guide search engines to infer that the content on the given page is relevant to the viewer, which they reward by giving you a boost in SERPs (Search Engine Results Page).
- Get on Featured on Podcasts
We’ve talked before about the SEO benefits of guest podcasting. Lately, there has been a shift away from guest blogging and towards guest podcasting. Many businesses have launched podcasts, and they’re hungry for relevant guests to fill each episodes. Why not find your client a slot on relevant podcasts?
Guest podcasting is great for several reasons. The time commitment is minimal; in 20 minutes of talking, you can create an entire episode. Plus, since you’re a guest, it’s up to the podcast host to edit the episode and do all of the behind-the-scenes work.
Podcasters are happy to link to your client’s website, ebooks, and other resources. This creates backlinks for their site, which are an important external element in building reputation and SEO. Plus, the podcaster will promote the episode through their networks and channels, bringing additional exposure to your client.
- Collaborate with Clients to Produce Content
The final step to boosting your client’s SEO is a bit more involved, but it’s a worthwhile investment. Each month, work with your clients to produce content. This could be a video or podcast interview on your own site, a case study, a co-created survey, or just about anything else you can dream up.
Put together a package of content featuring and partnering with your clients. Through this process, you’ll generate backlinks and great content for both of you. Collaborating with your clients strengthens your relationship with them, plus it can help you close more deals for yourself!
As a marketer, you understand how to nail down the basics of SEO. When you’re ready to take things to the next level, these five steps are a great place to start. For any help, reach out to your trusted team at Dynamic Marketing Consultants today!