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How To Rank On Google Search

SEO Agency: How to rank on Google Search
by Absolute Digital

If you're reading this article, chances are you have a business or are about to start a business, and you recognize the importance of a strong digital presence. In 2021, ranking on the most popular online search engine, Google is a key important factor for any business seeking growth. As the leading SEO Digital Marketing Agency in Singapore, Absolute Digital is committed to helping businesses connect with their customers online.

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What Is SEO?


Google SEO: The abbreviation SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. In short, SEO ranks websites based on the relevancy of the keywords searched on Google. If you're searching for something online, you're probably going to use Google. Google has the supermajority market share of the search engines in the world and is currently ahead with well over 75% of the market share.

When you type a keyword in Google, based on a unique and proprietary algorithm, the search engine giant will determine which resources (websites or other listings) to bring up according to the relevancy of that keyword. This is the keyword a user will key in when he or she is searching for something. Google will match the results based on the relevancy of this keyword. In essence, the more specific a keyword is, or what we call a long-tail keyword, the fewer results will appear but the higher the relevancy it will be to what you are searching for. The shorter the keywords are, or in other words a short-tail keyword, the more generic results will appear which also tends to be more competitive.

What is Paid Advertising?

Paid Advertising

Google SEM/Ads: The best digital marketing agencies in Singapore will know the quickest and most effective way to market your business online is using Google Search Engine Marketing (SEM) otherwise known as Pay-Per-Click (PPC) marketing.

This refers to the top 3 or 4 listings on any search results pages and the bottom 3 listings. SEM ads will always have a green icon telling you "Ad" whereas organic listings like Google Search Engine Optimization (SEO) will not have this icon. SEO usually falls in the middle 10 listings of any keyword search and that is how you differentiate the difference between SEO and SEM listings on Google.

Google SEM works through keyword advertising. This means that they will show listings from the most relevant websites when a user searches for a keyword. Google Search Engine Results Page (SERP) caters to an average of 7 listings (on page 1) for every keyword. Therefore, it is important for you to select the keywords that are not only relevant to your business but also have enough search volume on Google before you being strategizing your SEM campaign.

What Are Brand Awareness Campaigns?

Brand Awareness Campaigns

Google Display Network: GDN can help you reach people while they’re browsing their favorite websites, showing a friend a YouTube video, checking their Gmail account, or using mobile devices and apps.

You can use GDN to find new customers or engage your existing customers using audiences. Similar audiences and in-market audiences allow you to target people who are most likely to be interested in your products, helping you find new prospective customers.

You can also use data, like remarketing lists, to help you re-engage people who previously visited your site. One way to drive higher conversions using automation. Automated targeting helps you get more conversions by finding high-performing audiences based on your existing audiences and landing page. By automatically optimizing over time, Google Ads can learn which audiences work for you.

E-Commerce Campaigns

E-Commerce Campaigns

Google Smart Shopping: Google is constantly evolving its Smart Shopping feature and now with smart learning technology, you can easily set your campaign goal and Google will show your products to the right customers online. Smart Shopping Campaigns will automatically optimize to find customers who are more likely to convert by up to 20% compared to search results.

How to convert online clients?

How to convert online clients

Landing Pages: A Landing Page is a single-page website, also known as a web page, created specifically for an online advertising campaign. This is where the visitor “lands” after they click on a link in an email, or ads from Google, YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram.

Unlike websites, which typically have several pages to describe the services, about us, and other goals to encourage exploration, landing pages are designed with a single focus or goal, known as a Call-To-Action (CTA).

This focus makes landing pages the best option for increasing the conversion rates of your marketing campaigns and lowering your cost of acquiring a lead/sale. A landing page typically fits into an online sales funnel where the visitor is being directed to take specific actions, depending on the objectives of that campaign. For instance, if the goal is lead generation, visitors will be prompted on various occasions to fill in their particulars to get a special deal or something similar to incentivize them to take that desired action.

An Alternative, Content Marketing Strategy

Content Marketing Strategy

Social Media Marketing: Social Media Marketing is the use of social media mediums to connect with your target audience so that your business can build your brand, increase sales, and engage with your potential clients.

Social media platforms allow businesses to target potential customers 9X more efficiently by using the user's detailed demographic data such as; Age, Gender, Occupation, Marital status, Interests, Friend's Interests, Past Education, Most Frequently Visited Locations, and many more...

By understanding who your audience is, we can better strategize our campaign efforts to connect with your target audience. Using relevant, persuasive ad designs and curated content, Online Marketing has proven to be a lot more effective than any other medium!

Summary: How to rank on Google Search

Now that you have a better understanding of the platforms you can market your business online with, let's discuss which one(s) should you be investing your time and resources in, and how you can effectively advertise online with them.

Here are the most suitable platforms for digital marketing...

  1. For Start-ups: Focus on conversion campaigns such as Google Ads to bring immediate results. Increase conversion rates by creating specific landing pages.

  2. For Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): Focus on increasing your reach while maintaining your conversion campaigns. It is recommended to run an SEM/Google Ads campaign alongside an SEO campaign for your brand. Depending on your business model, social media marketing may aid your goals to increase reach.

  3. For Corporations: Focus on brand awareness and increase channels of digital marketing with GDN, remarketing, and retargeting campaigns to engage with current and past clients. Also, keep social media accounts active and use them as a tool to receive feedback from clients.

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