Search engine optimisation (SEO) isn’t a widely held skill set among the majority of business owners. That is fair enough. There are dozens of businesses in every city set up to offer SEO services and consulting to businesses of all shapes and sizes.
But that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth knowing about. Take this example. If you were going to buy a new car, it would help to know more about it than if you only knew that you needed four wheels, a steering wheel and an engine. Doing some research about fuel efficiency, the cost of servicing and the resale value of different makes and models would make it much more likely you got a good deal when you went to purchase.
It’s the same with SEO. You might choose to do it yourself ‘in house’ after learning the ropes. Or you might choose to ‘buy’ the services you need from a provider. But either way, knowing the basics of the field will help get a better end result.
We’ve collated some of those basics right here to get you started.
You might have seen in recent years an increase in the ‘non-standard’ domain names. These are the ones that end in ‘.io’ or ‘.ly’ or ‘.biz’. The more standard domain names end in the well known ‘.au’, ‘.com’ or ‘.org’ extensions. It turns out that for SEO purposes, the newer ‘funkier’ domain names aren’t as good as the tried and true ones. Read here how to boost your domain authority