SEO vs SMO
This blog will discuss whether search engine optimisation and social media optimisation work well together by delving into both areas on a general level and explaining how to use them to your advantage, concluding with our final opinions on the matter.
Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO for short, is a way of improving a website or web page’s visibility within the search engines through natural/organic search results. SEO is constantly evolving, and now many people target different parts of search, including image, local, video, and industry-specific.
Most SEO companies tend to operate within the London region – choosing the right one for your business can therefore be difficult. However, we’ve spent some time researching some of the best within the capital – predominantly Vanilla Circus.
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Social Media Optimisation, or SMO for short, is a way of marketing your business through several different online portals. In the last few years, social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have rocketed into our lives and are now a huge part of our online experience. In the SEO industry, it is often thought that SMO and SEO are very different, one affects your rankings, and the other is used for brand awareness and reputation.
However, we tend to look at the two aspects as co-habiting. One couldn’t exist without the other (to a certain extent). It is now six years since Facebook started up, and compared to other forms of media, you can see how quickly it “took off”. The Internet itself took four years to gain 50 million users, whereas Facebook added 100 million users in less than nine months. Facebook is an active online platform, and Twitter isn’t far behind. So why not utilise these sites that can offer us so much exposure?
The amount of exposure you can gain is unbelievable through the likes of Twitter and YouTube. Other forms of SMO platforms to use are Flickr, Linked In, Tumblr, Weebly, WordPress, Digg, Squidoo and Blogger.
Here are some SMO companies to consider:
How SEO and SMO can work together?
When you have a site with thousands of users visiting regularly, you should provide valuable fresh content regularly because if you don’t, they’ll soon stop visiting. Aim for one quality blog post or article a week on your blog or website and then link to this new content through social media platforms to help promote it and generate new interest and visitors.
With social media, it’s even easier to build relationships online. Still, it’s important to focus on building quality relationships instead of adding hundreds of ‘friends’ on Facebook or following everyone on Twitter, hoping that they’ll follow you back. It would be more beneficial to select a few key relationships, build on them, and strengthen them.
With your customers/visitors being the most important part of the online mix, getting their feedback through your site and social media platforms can prove to be invaluable in understanding them and their needs. This will, in turn, provide you with a great source of information on how to adjust your content to better suit your consumer’s needs and progress to a more relevant, resourceful website.