Google displays websites it believes are authoritative and relevant. They measure relevance by analysing page content, the words you and I read, and they measure authority (mostly) based on the number and quality of other pages linking to the pages they show, links are like votes.
So how do you make your site the kind of site the search engines will show in search results? Simple: Great Content + Quality Links = Search Engine Success! Check our SEO Explained in Pictures page for a quick, simple overview. If you do nothing else today click that link it’s guaranteed to help you understand SEO.
How Does Google Decide Where to Rank Website Pages?
Google promotes pages it thinks are authority pages to the top of its rankings. It’s your job – or ours if you hire us to do your SEO – to create authority pages. In simple terms this involves writing content and building links.
So in simple terms SEO involves writing pages that use keywords, words people use in searches, and securing links from other pages to show how important your page is compared to others. Links are votes and votes get you elected to page 1…..
A Simple 1-2-3 Guide to Getting Better Search Results
- Write content that uses words and phrases used by people who search for your product
- Build links to your pages to show they are important
- Keep doing it!
Search Engine Optimisation or SEO is the simple activity of ensuring a website can be found in search engines for words and phrases relevant to what the site is offering. In many respects it’s simply quality control for websites. Having said that if there was ever an industry that was little understood by ‘outsiders’ it’s SEO.
Ask some SEO companies about SEO and they’ll try and blind you with science and confuse you into thinking it’s a black art. Say to some companies what is SEO and two hours later you’ll be none the wiser. Not so here at Red Evolution. We love seeing the light bulb go on when our clients get it. We prefer our clients to not only know what we are doing for them.