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    Posted by Shane McQuillan 8 Jul
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    The Importance of SEO for Startups

    No matter what kind of company you look at, or which entrepreneur you speak to, they will certainly discuss the importance that comes with a brand and its consistency. Specifically where it relates to its core values, goals and objectives over time.

    So, as a new entrepreneur at the helm of a disruptive startup company, there is every reason for you and your brand to work in such a way to stand out from the collective crowd of other businesses. It's here that we dig into some of the proverbial bones of content creation and marketing for your business.

    That's right, we'll be delving into the world of SEO for startup companies and why it is not only important but downright essential for the longer-term growth of your business!

    For Starters

    When we use the term 'SEO', it's an acronym standing for 'Search Engine Optimization' and refers to just how effective your content and, by extension, your brand is being featured on search engine solutions such as Google.

    The more effectively you follow SEO principles, the more likely that your company will be able to cut through the noise of other companies via Google. If your content doesn't manage to follow SEO well, however, and your website will likely be buried under a vast mound of other companies battling for user attention.

    So while this gives you a more cursory understanding of why SEO is important, let's dig into the more specific importance of it.

    SEO - The Silent Marketer

    One of the understated advantages to SEO is this - it is the most economical way to market your company without ACTUALLY marketing your business.

    Considering the fact that companies of various sizes dedicate a lot of time and money to finding the best marketing/advertising strategies, if it's a toss-up between spending thousands of pounds, or dedicating some extra time to follow SEO practices: the money is on the latter, don't you think?

    Making Your Website a User's Best Friend

    While we went over the basic concept of SEO, the reality is that it has as much to do with improving your company's searchability, but it's also to do with improving user experience.

    Specifically in making it easier for them to navigate your website, making you or your content creator/s pay special attention to making sure that the website remains uncluttered. In following SEO guidelines for web design too, you can help to significantly improve both the search rate of your website, but also how long users spend on your website.

    Boost Conversion Rates and Increase the Number of Customers

    Streamlined websites and content that follow effective SEO guidelines mean a far greater amount of ease on both the servers in loading your website and especially for customers reading through the pages of your platform.

    What this translates to are consumers that are more likely to identify with your business' goals, and even become longer-term loyal customers of your business, giving you a steadily growing base of loyal supporters from which you can build up even more.

    Be sure to check back for the latest guides and news for your business or startup by checking out TrustedIn Trading! Even better, register, its free and lots of tools to help you build your community

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