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Here’s all you need to know for an ultimate winning Online marketing campaign in 2017!

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The only permanent aspect of life is “Change”. Well, this phrase also truly represents the change we see every day in our businesses and also in technology. There hasn’t been a point in history where we saw such rapid and dramatic evolution of technology in every field and we hope the trend continues. Talking about change, many optimistic gurus out there refer Change, being the mother of opportunity. If thus is true, then we need not to worry about rapid changing we see in digital marketing trends. Well, Digital marketing is one of the most evolving technology that has simply decimated the traditional marketing norms. If you want to succeed at global competitive markets today, you got to embrace the changing trends of digital marketing industry.

Before we look at some of the core values of digital marketing and the way they are evolving, it is important to remember that digital marketing in itself is a multidimensional technology that incorporate diversified specialized fields. For a successful and competent digital marketing campaign in 2017, you need to formulate a winning strategy by effectively bringing together many core competencies and making them work seamlessly towards a single target.

Among the various core competencies that together make a successful digital marketing campaigns, some of the more important ones include:

  • Content Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Social Media Marketing (Facebook Advertisement)
  • Paid Marketing (PPC)
  • CRM (Email marketing, B2B approach)

Let’s examine one at a time the changing face of each of these core competencies that together will shape-up your ultimate digital marketing campaign in 2017.

Content marketing (The King Maker):

importance of content marketing in 2017

It was stated by "Bill Gates in January, 1996 in his essay!  

 

Content has remained one of the most powerful ammo for all aspects of digital marketing since early days. The efficacy of content still remains valid and high to-date with search engines looking for rich, informative and engaging content on websites.

What though has changed is the writing practices of contents. Earlier contents were written around some specific keywords with little regard to relevant information. Today, a rich and effective content needs to incorporate long tail keywords tactically placed in between informative material with a sound call to action.

Here’s what the content lookalike in digital marketing campaigns of 2017:

  • Live streams have been on the rise in terms of popularity. Facebook live, snapchat, YouTube Live and many other social media platforms are offering live streaming modes to attract viewers. These live channels present easy to use and interactive platforms for hosting of many interesting events, infographics, briefings and much more content related services.
  • B2B business campaigns are on the rise as companies realize the efficacy and far reaching potential of newsletters and email marketing. 2017 is perhaps the best time to excel your email marketing campaigns through newsletters and customized email contents. Stats have shown the increased open rates for emails and a rich and targeted content strategy can manifold its efficacy for business growth and building relations.

So, if you are looking to take your site to the top of Search Engine ranking, it is highly advice to invest considerable in content development. Lookout for any rubbish content present at your site (this will take you deep down in case you don’t remove in the brink of time) and replace it with fresh, engaging and lively content now.

Search Engine Optimization (Settling the odds straight)

what seo changes you can expect in 2017

Search Engine Optimization or simply SEO is one of the most powerful resources available to online businesses to out-reach their potential customers globally. It is certainly one of the most sacred and long terms part of any digital marketing campaign that can’t be ignored. Search Engine Optimization is actually a combination of different techniques that together create a formidable foundation for organic ranking of websites over search engines (Google being the prime focus for all online businesses). It simply can be referred to as the marketing tool of modern world!

Traditionally, SEO practices have been revolving around the strategy to ensure high rankings of few keywords for a website. This was primarily achieved by locating few significant keywords and then rigorously marketing them through content marketing of link building. However, the role of SEO in digital marketing campaigns of 2017 has changed completely. Today, SEO is a multi-faceted technique that supports the overall digital marketing strategy using several tools and techniques.

Some important tools to formulate an efficient SEO strategy for digital marketing campaign in 2017 include:

  • Rich and targeted content development
  • Accelerated Mobile Pages
  • Mobile SEO – Read my previous on mobile friendly website and SEO
  • Machine Learning – (Say hello to automation)
  • Rich User Experience

There’s no shortcut to success, gone are the days when SEO companies would claim top ranking within no time. It is highly advised to avoid any such agency which claim to take your site at top ranking in a blink of an eye. Trust reputed and honest SEO consultants with ethical SEO techniques. Remember, there’s no replacement of organic ranking and only a truly mastered SEO Consultant can get you there. 

Social Media Marketing (Facebook advertisement)

social media marketing trends in 2017

Irrespective of the business model, social media platforms present an ideal platform for efficient, targeted and instant digital marketing campaigns. Social Media marketing have become one of the most powerful tools for digital marketing campaigns thanks to dedicated platforms available with all social media sites.

Facebook for itself is the biggest social media network and owns some other beasts in industry including Instagram and WhatsApp. With over 1 Billion active users, Facebook is certainly the ideal platform to reach out to global clientele for your product /services. Realizing the potential of advertisement, Facebook has introduced a highly effective and targeted advertisement solution for businesses. This is an ideal platform for companies to laser target their ads towards interested users globally and get instant response. That’s why any digital marketing campaign without an effective and rigorous Facebook advertisement can lose its potential customer-base big time.

A lot of unethical social media marketing agencies have been operating in Pakistan for quite a while. Here’s what you can lose to them. Any inorganic (unnatural) marketing trick will take your business deep down the well. Only an ethical, highly professional online marketing agency in Pakistan can help to generate targeted traffic to your site.

PPC – Pay-per Click Advertisment 

Paid Marketing or PPC is another direct and instant way to get higher traffic to your website. With the optimization level “Google” you can be sure of getting highly targeted marketing and immediate response through PPC marketing technique. Creating customized and targeted ads with relevant content for PPC marketing can significantly enhance your overall digital marketing campaign in 2017.

Looking to hire some PPC Specialist for paid marketing consultants in Pakistan? Make sure you hire the right company who has the experience and expertise required for a strong and efficient campaign. Your paid marketing campaign needs to be highly targeted with strong statistical backing and deep analysis of business competition.

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5 Recommendations to Improve Search Engine Rankings

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Summary of this Post

In the following post you will find tips and solutions to improve your rankings in google search engine. How to Interlink website with quality anchor text. Where to use Keywords forSearch engine optimization purpose and some tips for Advance SEO's.

There is a lot of ways to improve Search engine rankings of your website for more and qualified traffic. It depends how you plan to work. I will describe my own experience and tips to improve Search engine rankings. This Article is for beginner SEO's and Advanced SEO's i will appreciate all your comments and suggestion or Tips regarding the topic "Improving Google Rankings". 

1. Interlink your website with Quality Anchor Text:
Well its a very common step (among SEO Professionals) to start SEO on any project. Interlink your pages with best relevant keywords available for the links. Just remember user while linking your pages to each other, its better to provide good user experience instead of mapping your links for spiders.

2. Use keywords in HTML title tags:
Its a most effected factor to improve your Search Engine Rankings in Google or in major search engines. But you will need to be very gentle while creating title tags. Do NOT stuff all your keywords in your title tag as you may lose your search engine rankings.

3. Maintaining Link Popularity: 
Many SEO's ignore link popularity but believe me you may never get better search engine rankings or long lasting rankings without link popularity. I always check link popularity before starting any project as i believe that all my efforts may go waste without good link profile. Link Popularity is based on links count which are incoming to your site from another resources!

4. Domain Age ( Google Loves Same age Guys LOL):
Yes its true google does love same age website as you can see that we normally use old website to gather information or shopping because we trust on their information and business. Google takes this factor into its account while ranking your website in the SERP's. Unfortunately there is no way to speed up this process you have to hanging-in on the web to be old haha.

5. Keep old links alive:
Never ignore your old links keep them alive. I have experienced by deleting my old links it happens when we re-structure our website or when we re-write our old URL's.( you may ask further in comments regarding this issue).

You may contact me for SEO Services and Search Engine Marketing or Social Media Marketing, I have Successfully completed over 25 Freelance SEO projects for Local and International clients. Currently I am Ranked 5 on These Keywords, Best SEO in Pakistan – SEO Expert Pakistan – SEO Pakistan – SEO Expert in Karachi and SEO Consultant in Pakistan. 

Top 5 Image Optimization Tips For SEO by M.Rameez Ul Haq

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In this post I tried to provide you few image optimization tips and techniques that could help you to optimize your website’s images to increase your website traffic. And how Not optimizded images can lead you to less sales and traffic, Why Image optimization help you in Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
 

how to increase traffic by image optimization

Image Optimization & SEO

In the early days of Internet Image Optimization was a very important part for the webmasters. As you know we didn't have super fast internet connection or broadband in the past, So many webmaster used to avoid placing heavy or High resolution images on the websites. But even today many of us think the same thing and optimize our images by using free tools. Image Optimization Tools provide you ability to re-size images or make them small to load faster without loosing the image quality.

Note: Always keep in mind that we optimize images to make them small in size not the quality. 

Why do we optimize our images?

We optimize our images to maintain good user-experience and speed-up our websites or blogs. As you must read it before that 80% visitors bounce because of slow speed and the never visit that websites that don't load within 8 seconds. So be careful never ignore the speed and the user-experience.

1. Slower means less traffic and sales:

500 ms slower = 20% drop in traffic (Google)

400 ms slower = 5-9% in full-page traffic (Yahoo)

100 ms slower = 1% in sales (Amazon)

2. Web has a lot of images:

On average, 45,6% of page weight is images

(Based on the top 10 websites, e.g. Google, Yahoo, YouTube, etc.).

Find image optimization tools on Google these tools are easily available on the web, and you don't have to pay money 😉 

Top 5 Image Optimization Tips and Techniques for SEO Purpose

These are few tips and SEO Techniques for image optimization that i always apply and get results.

1. Use the HTML img-tag

  1. Always add height and width to the image
  2. Always add an Alt-attribute to the IMG-tag
  3. Always add a Title-attribute to the IMG-tag

The Alt text and the image title

We add Alt-tags to provide short descriptions about the images, thus Alt Text is to provide information when image cannot be displayed. We also provide information about the image in Image-Title, I Put my keywords in Image-Title so Search Engines can easily determine its value 😉

Additional information to make you understand: 

We add Alt-tags to provide accessibility and mobile usage. Some people switch off the Display images options in the browser, So even in this case your visitors easily understand that what the image is about.

Alt-text helps you in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), If you link your image to other website Alt-text will be your anchor-text of the image.

Put important information in your title text, Title-text helps you in SEO and it will be shown as tool-tip on the many browsers.

2. The height- and width-attributes of an image

Adding height and width is important for faster loading. When you define the height and width of an image, browser can continue loading the rest of the page, while "filling" the space defined with height and width with the actual image. This is essential for speed when you have images on a webpage.

Using all the attributes of the img-tag

The end result of a good img-tag, using all the attributes, would look something like this:

<img src="descriptive-image-name.jpg" width="200" height="150" alt="img-tag example" title="Good example of a proper img-tag usage" />

3. Avoid Image Re-Sizing By HTML 

Re-sizing image using HTML to keep it fit for your content is the easiest way but it effects your performance badly, you also loose Image Quality. Instead of using HTML Re-sizing create separate files for different sizes of your image.

4. Link the image

Visitors like to click on image.  Unless you specifically don't want people to click links on the page you post the image to, make the image a link.

If you have got a bigger or full version of the image uploaded yet, link to that from the smaller image.

If the aim of the page is to create peoples click a link, e.g. to shop for a product via review you posted, link the image to the target page.

As a bonus tip for sales letters or sales pages, attempt adding a screenshot-image of the searching cart below the "Add to cart" -button, showing what successive page (the shopping cart) can appear as if and link that image to the cart yet.

As mentioned within the initial tip, the Alt-text are equivalent for anchor-text during a traditional link for SEO Purpose (in addition to the Alt-attribute being vital for accessibility as well).

5. Make image optimization a habit

Optimize all the images you upload and use on the web, whether or not the image goes to your own blog or another web site. Use tools to automate the image optimization process.

When you make it a habit to optimize images for each SEO and speed, you'll use little or no time to optimize images, however reap the rewards as long because the image is on-line for the Years. Most impact, minimum effort – simply the approach I prefer it.

SEO mistakes to avoid

Top 10 SEO Mistakes And The Solutions and Tips By Rameez SEO

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The Following Points are consist on my own experience hopefully this post will help you out in rectifying your SEO Mistakes.

Following are the most common mistakes often done by Experienced SEO Experts and SEO Specialist.

SEO mistakes to avoid

No.1 SEO Mistake "Targeting Wrong or Irrelevant Keywords"

Keyword Research is the most important part of your SEO Campaign you may fail even after putting all your efforts if you haven't target good keywords for your website, this is the most common mistake SEO Expert faces usually. You have to research before finalizing your keywords – SEO TIP: Keyword should be relevant to your website and its nature !

No.2 SEO Mistake "Ignoring the Value of your Titles"

I often see that many SEO's ignore the value of Titles, Title is the first aspect the search engine crawlers snap when they visit your web-page, Leaving Title tags empty is the foolish mistake SEO's do often. And i noticed many SEO's just use the same Title's for various pages of their website – SEO TIP: Put your keyword in your titles !

No.3 SEO Mistake " Pages without Textual Content"

What happened when you publish your pages without Textual Contents ? answer is "Nothing" But what if you put good textual information / textual content in your webpage ? answer is, Google will love your Pages and you will have good ranking as compared to pages without textual content.

No.4 SEO Mistake " Irrelevant Content "

It is recommended leave your pages empty ( with no Text ) instead of Irrelevant Content or wrong Information, Search engines ignore pages containing wrong information.

No.5 SEO Mistake "Using flash Files with HTML alternative"

I and many Internet users love Flash website but Unfortunately Mr. Google and Miss Bing Doesn't lol, Search engine hates flash website simply because they cannot read Flash Files or Images. By using of HTML alternatives you can easily handle the worst situations 😉

No.6 SEO Mistake "JavaScript Menus and Navigations"

Like the Above Mistake, Search Engines do not read the JavaScripts, There is two easy ways to solve the problem build a Proper Sitemap.html file or put your links inNo-script tags.

No.7 SEO Mistake "Submitting Links on Irrelevant Websites"

Many SEO Experts do this deadly mistake, Submitting your links on poor websites /Directories just to gain backlinks is very big mistake and it leads you to backlink spamming, Search engines consider these links as "Backlink Spamming" and you could lose your current rankings and PageRank as well. Avoid these foolish Tricks or your site may be black listed by search engines if you attempt these type of Backlink spamming Methods.

No.8 SEO Mistake "Keyword Spamming or Keyword Stuffing"

It is not recommended to use too many keywords on your website, Few years agoSEO Experts use these Practice to cheat with Search engines but now Google will kick you out, if you try to dis-guide Search engines with Keyword stuffing. – SEO Tip Write Rich content and put your good relevant keywords into your text.

No.9 SEO Mistake "URL / Link Structure"

Many Peoples ignore URL's importance but you have to realize its importance. You may get good ranking if you have dynamic URL structure. But if you have keywords in your URL's this practice gives you additional advantage over your Competitors. It is Highly Recommended that you put your keywords in your URL's.

No. 10 SEO Mistake "Avoid Blogging"

Not Blogging will not affect your current rankings nor you may lose your PageRank but Avoid Blogging is a Big SEO mistake let me define: Start spying on your competitors, many of your competitors write blogs and gain targeted traffic and Sales on various keywords.

4 SEO Recommendations For Long Tail Keywords

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Search Engine Optimization became an Industry in Today's World! 
Many Small business struggling to maintain their online presence. Everyone wants to get high Search engine rankings to get more traffic and Sales. 

we have Noticed that Trends of E-commerce are drastically changed in past few years, while Getting High Search engine Rankings for Most Competitive Terms is Primary goal of every website now. We Evaluate SEO Performance by Overall Search Traffic on our Primary Keywords and the secondary Keywords. Few People argue Performance or success is determined by ROI, conversions and the revenue, but there is many factors that play their role in low Conversions Graph you usually see in your Google Analytics, major factors are ( Website Performance, Price Competition, Website/page design, and user-experience etc.). 

I wanna share an interesting Fact with you, I have Worked on many Clients and Companies. I have Seen that More than 60% Search Traffic comes from Long Tail Keywords Instead of your desired keywords (Primary Keywords). I am not telling you to remove your Primary Keywords neither Avoid Struggle, but i will recommend you to Focus on Long tail terms for your website.
 


1. Analyze Your Keywords

Using Google analytics and Other Free Web tools will help you to find mutual Keywords, and long tail patterns your visitors use to reach you! 

 

For example, if you sell Clothing,

and you find that there is some search traffic around "Men Clothing", So its good opportunity to optimize your website for this keyword and all the other mutual like "Women clothing" and "youth Clothing" you would also optimize around all of the other related stuff that you sell. It may warrant creating a page about “Men's and Women's Clothing” if you have the inventory to support that kind of a page.

Sometime we find that we are receiving good traffic from unwanted terms like you have an online shopping website and you are targeting for fashion apparel but you are receiving good Traffic and Conversion on Online Watches for men or Online Beauty Store and Buy Wallets onlineSo be clever and optimize your next pages with keeping these terms in mind or add This Collection to your site if possible! 

 

2. Create User-Friendly, Descriptive Page Titles

Yes its true that only first 65 characters will be visible in Search engines, But what to do when you just left your secondary keywords because of these limitations ? 

let me define! Be White Hate, Simply create new pages and maintain them according to relevant content and stuff! Just Extend more and more but never choose black hat techniques.  

As long as the page titles read well and provide appropriate and relevant information, they are useful for both users and Search engines. Play safely with long tail! Use gently e.g use your long tail keywords only once in page titles, Ensure that your users are able to read your titles easily. I use the same method and I have never been flagged as Black hat or in Google Webmaster Tools for having too long page title. 

Here are some more tips on how to deal with Titles and other SEO Problems
 

3. Internal Link Your Pages using Keyword Variations!

Long tail keyword needs to be exist in the page that you want to be ranked well for the targeted keyword. Additional, Interlink your pages to each other on mutual terms! But never Point your visitors to irrelevant pages by using wrong ( irrelevant anchor texts).

Interlinking is very good practice if you don't apply black hat techniques. Linking your pages to each other with relevant information is good way to provide Good User-Experience
Use your desired long tail keyword variations in Anchor Texts ! 
  

4.  Let Your User Write 


There is many ways to provide your users to ability to write something and getting user-generated content like Comments and Reviews. Users Usually include Long Tail variations on your pages as they make relevant comments and reviews.

User-generated content can be an amazing source of long tail keywords includingcolor variations, model numbers, Style Code, Software Specifications, or problem issues. And it helps to distinguish your content and makes it more valuable to users and Search engines.

Conclusion

These are some tactics i use to increase my traffic using long tail keywords. Hopefully you will apply these White Hat SEO Techniques and get more Search Engine traffic and sales.

These are some of the tactics that can help you successfully target long tail traffic. Hopefully they provide you with some actionable recommendations that will help you increase the amount of total targeted, organic search traffic to your projects.

Always Monitor Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools 😉  

Muhammad Rameez ul Haq ( SEO Specialist )
Freelance SEO – Hire Rameez for SEO Services

15 Core SEO Tips and Techniques by M.Rameez

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Do you want your website to get ahead of the search engine rankings??

You answer YES OF-COURSE but how to get best Ranking Positions in Search Engine Result Pages ( SERP’s).

 seo tips

Here i Compiled the Basic Rules of Search engine Optimization and Core SEO Techniques that can help you in getting Better Rankings in SERP’s and ROI (Return on Investment) as well.

 

1- You may aware of this phrase “Content is King in SEO“. Yes this is right! Create Quality Contents instead of Copying Contents. Search Engines specially google hates Duplicate Contents even if you have duplicate content on your own site.

2- Focus on Quality instead of Quantity believe me you will get your desired rankings if you follow Search engine optimization rules, avoid getting Back links from bad guys or Irrelevant sources.

-3: Design your website to give a good user experience not just for Search engine bolts.
-4: It’s good to Focus Google First while Creating Your Website But don’t ignore other Search Engines like Bing!

-5: Don’t Stop your work after getting good rankings, As Your Competitors don’t want to see you on on top 😉

-6: Unfortunately we missed that time when we were able to cheat search engines to get top rankings haha 😀 – Search engines became much efficient, now avoid attempting to Cheat with them!

-7: Don’t Ignore Social Media Website’s value, Include Social Media Optimization and Social Media Marketing in your online Marketing Campaigns.

-8: Get Links from Good authoritative websites or blogs. – Getting links from good websites will help you in getting good pagerank!

-9: Build Internal links and use Most Descriptive anchor texts.

-10: Submit Your Website in Google Places to drive local web traffic to your website.

-11: Optimize Your website for Mobile phones so user can easily navigate your website using mobile devices.

-12: As I already wrote above use/write your own content, or If  you are copying content from some other sources so must provide the source details!

-13: Don’t Forget to use Header tags when providing Headings, – don’t use more than 4 header tags !

-14: Use Google’s Webmaster Tools to monitor your efforts and Rankings.
-15: Use Webmaster tools to check and fix broken links and other errors on daily basis if possible.