15 Frequently Asked Questsions About SEO


  1.    Why is my site not ranking well on Google ?
  2.    Why is it when I search for my site it come up #1, but when my friends and clients search they canít find me ?
  3.    How long will it take before we see results ?
  4.    Can we rank for a large list of keywords ?
  5.    How much of an investment does SEO require ?
  6.    Why is SEO so expensive ?
  7.    How long does it take to get indexed by Google ?
  8.    My nephew is a website designer, canít he do the SEO ?
  9.    Why should I outsource my SEO ?
  10.    Canít I just use WordPress plus plugins for SEO ?
  11.    How does Google feel about SEO ?
  12.    Does SEO mean optimization for search engines spiders not humans ?
  13.    Does the size of my website matter ?
  14.    Do domain extensions (top level domains like .com, co.uk) matter ?
  15.    I have a question that is not on this FAQ what can I do ?
FAQ's about reservation software

1) Why is my site not ranking well on Google ?

You probably havenít done any SEO to your site, or you have no content, or the content is not relevant to your keywords. You may have a site mainly consisting of Flash, AJAX or simply graphics. There are many reasons why you are not ranking high. That is why you need good SEO from professionals that have the experience and know how to get you as high a ranking as possible. Back to top


2) Why is it when I search for my site it comes up #1, but when my friends and clients search they canít find me ?

If you are doing your search with Google, you probably need to disable personalized search. Otherwise Google will serve you the results they think you most desire. Back to top


3) How long will it take before we see results ?

It takeís a while depending on the keywords for which you have optimized. Some competitive keywords can take as long as a year or more while others may work within a matter of days. Many take at least a month or so. By performing thorough keyword and market research first, you will be able to determine approximately how long it will take before you see results. But it is important to understand the most successful SEO is a continuous process that never stops. It requires continus monitoring of the market and your competitors to stay ahead. Back to top


4) Can we rank for a large number of keywords ?

If your site is Amazon and you carry a huge number of products with hundred of thousands of back-links to your site you probably can. But in most cases you should choose your most important and profitable keywords (a few of them) and set preferences. If you are an art gallery in Fort Lauderdale, you may chose art gallery fort lauderdale, or your most popular artist you represent and choose artist name art Back to top


5) How much of an investment does SEO require ?

How much does a car cost, or a house? First we need to know what kind of car or house you need, then we can assess the investment required. Otherwise we can just say somewhere in around $1,000 per month and up. Everything below 1k is low quality and/or automated. Back to top


6) Why is SEO so expensive ?

Why are cars and houses so expensive? Because good SEO requires a lot of knowledge and requires lots of time, resources and work. Good SEO will actually contribute to making your website money, while just creating a website does not. So, at the end of the day good SEO earns more money than it takes. Also remember that SEO is not actually like a house or car. Itís more like a shop or a hotel and a race car that requires ongoing upkeep and maintenance. SEO is not something you can do once and expect that you are going to stay at the top of the rankings. Remember your competition may be doing their own SEO. SEO requires ongoing tweaking and link building etc to keep your site at the top. Back to top


7) How long does it take to get indexed by Google ?

Google can take hours to weeks to index your site, or any new content appearing on it. Without SEO it may never get indexed. There are a lot of factors involved including the age of your site among many others. Back to top


8) My nephew is a website designer, canít he do the SEO ?

Designers in most cases underestimate the importance of SEO and do not fully understand it. They assume that the designer should decide how a website should be built and when the site is done, they, or rather their clients eventually realize that theyíre not even indexed by Google. SEO should always be part of the website design, not just an add on. A good designer, with input from an SEO expert, can create a beautiful, easily navigated, search engine friendly site that will rank well in search engines. S/he in most cases needs an SEO expert to accomplish that task. Back to top


9) Why should I outsource my SEO ?

SEO is a full time job for a person or requires a whole team with several skills ranging from web development, content creation to marketing. Unless you have at least one experienced full time SEO in-house it is strongly advised to seek assistance from a SEO company or consultant. Back to top


10) Canít I just use WordPress plus plugins for SEO ?

You can but itís not enough. Nowadays most modern CMS and blog software has built in technical SEO capabilities. To outrank others who use mostly SEO friendly software as well you have to stand out. Back to top


11) How does Google feel about SEO ?

Itís a myth that Google fights SEOs. In fact Google employees and SEO practitioners speak at the same conferences. Google even offers SEO advice and a plethora of SEO tools itself. Back to top


12) Does SEO mean optimization for search engines spiders not humans ?

Some people still assume that SEO is used to please search bots only. Most reputable SEO experts advocate search engine optimization for users. Back to top


13) Does the size of my website matter ?

At one time it did matter. Early on bigger sites by the sheer number of pages seemed to rank better. But now the pros and cons outweigh each other Ė so it does not make sense to inflate the size of a website artificially by adding low quality content. Back to top


14) Do domain extensions (top level domains like .com, co.uk) matter ?

Yes they do. Especially when it comes to country based domains like .fr, .de or .es Ė for local results in respective countries you should use preferably a country domain to get a small advantage. Also many in the SEO industry assume that .edu and .gov domains are trusted more by Google. Google itself has denied that explaining that .edu and .gov domains get more links and thus Google trusts them more. Back to top


15) I have a question that is not on this FAQ what can I do ?

Contact us. We would love to hear from you and answer all your questions. They might even be added to our FAQ page. Back to top

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