For the most effective pet website SEO, focus on this tactic

For the most effective pet website SEO, focus on this tactic

This just in… quality content matters when it comes to attracting visitors to your pet or veterinary website! Actually, it always mattered, but a recent blog post from Marketing Profs brought it to our attention with statistics from a new marketing survey.

The blog post stated, “Marketing and sales professionals say creating quality content is THE MOST EFFECTIVE search engine optimization (SEO) tactic, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by Ascend2. More than half (57%) of the global professionals polled say quality content creation is one of the most effective SEO strategies employed by their company.”*

What else matters when it comes to bringing in business through Google and other search engines? The Marketing Profs article noted these survey findings from Ascend2: “Other SEO efforts seen as effective include:

Simple Blog Guidelines for Pet Business or Veterinary Practice Marketing

If you’re using a blog to market your pet business or veterinary practice, you’ll be happy to know there’s an easy formula for great results, which means better search engine rankings, more traffic and more sales.

Using the following formula last fall, I started blogging tips for a pet-business services company, and just after 6 blog posts — voila! The blog appeared on page one, second spot in Google results. Not bad for only 6 posts.

Would you like to generate results like this for your pet business or veterinary practice marketing?

Try these “best practices” guidelines and see what happens.

The Golden Retriever Blogging Approach for Pet Business Marketing

Golden Retrievers are big, lovable creatures. They greet you with utter joy and share their warmth, plus they’re eager to please. They’ll fiercely loyal, no matter what. And they’ll fetch just about anything for you. What’s not to love, right?

But what do Golden Retrievers have to do with successful blogging for your pet business? Everything.

The unwritten credo of Golden Retrievers is this: I love everybody and I live to please.

The best business blogs have a similar credo: I care about my customers, and I’m focused on pleasing them by solving their needs.

If your pet business or veterinary practice blog follows that credo, you’ll improve your search engine results, attract more prospects and build a loyal following. Ultimately, this will help you grow your business.

Here’s how to think of this in a Golden Retriever way: Your blog posts will work very well if you…

Quality Content Defined for Pet Internet Marketing

With the mission of helping you keep up with the challenging world of search engine optimization (SEO) and how pet web content works best today, I try to follow the latest guidelines, trends and events that make a big difference in search results.

Finding quality websites for searchers has always been the goal of Google and other search engines. But just what does “quality” mean?

Last year, several strides were taken to clamp down on “thin” pages that offered very little information, keyword-stuffed articles that offered nothing of value, and duplicate content you can find on dozens if not hundreds of websites. So one definition of quality has been “original, useful and highly relevant content,” which I talk about a lot.

Today I read this new definition of quality, and it helps clarify things for us further, to a point.

According to Google, “High quality content is content you can send to your child to learn something.”

Hmmm.

Here’s how I interpret that for pet-industry marketers, whether you’re marketing pet products, pet services, veterinary care, pet business consulting or anything else related to this industry.

Celebrate your pet business milestones with your customers

Woo hoo! Today I celebrate my 1-year anniversary as a pet-industry copywriter focused on businesses that serve consumers and B2B customers.

Since embarking on this path last June, I’ve enjoyed writing web content, mobile apps and other marketing materials for a wide range of exciting pet businesses including MyPetED.com, Ben’s Bark Avenue Bistro, Pawsitive Perks, EPO-Equine, and several others.

What a blast it’s been! My entire copywriting business has changed for the better thanks to this direction. And while I still enjoy providing web-SEO content and consulting to all kinds of companies, being immersed in the pet industry is a bonus because I LOVE pets and pet-related companies.

Now to the main point of this post. I’m celebrating my 1-year anniversary with you and giving you a reason to consider doing business with me (see below). You can do the same thing for your business.

Marketing your pet business with content in 2011

Today I’m featuring an important article from eMarketer Digital Intelligence. It’s only “open” to non-subscribers for a short time at this link: http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1008070. That’s why I’m passing it along in my blog. I especially like the questions because they reflect my content-writing focus: how can your pet business use content to solve your prospect’s needs in a unique and engaging way? 🙂