Helping Large Companies Benefit From SEO: 4 Easy Tips

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Large companies have more employees and more money than smaller companies, so the SEO process should be much simpler, right?  Actually, that isn’t always the case.  In order for an SEO campaign to be effective, it needs to keep moving.  Having lots of ideas is great, but sometimes too many hands in the pot results in slowing down the process.  It may even lead to a standstill where nothing is getting accomplished.  If you are looking to hire an SEO firm on behalf of a large corporation, here are a few tips to ensure that the strategy is carried out effectively:

1.  Appoint One Liaison to the SEO Company

Designate one person to be in charge.  Typically, this is someone from the marketing department.  Don’t think that you can sign an SEO services contract and then disappear.  There needs to be an ongoing dialogue between the SEO company and the client.  For consistency purposes and to simplify things, that communication should be between two people.  Having a phone conversation with a different person every week or every month means that things often need to be repeated, essentially wasting time.  Internally, you can meet with whomever you want regarding SEO matters but when it comes time to actually talk strategy with your SEO provider, it’s best to limit the number of people involved.  The SEO provider doesn’t need to have a conference call with 10 people.

2.  Know Your USP

If you don’t know what the overall direction of all of your marketing is (not just SEO) and haven’t clearly defined your USP (unique selling proposition), you aren’t ready for SEO.  SEO is a strategy that works to build a brand in the search engines and online in general.  If that brand isn’t already defined and established, SEO won’t do it for you and won’t fix your problems.  SEO should only be one part of your marketing mix.  In order for it to be successful, you need to already have a strong marketing foundation.

3.  Provide Content

Without content, there is nothing to optimize, and it creates a severely limited SEO campaign.  Content such as blog posts, articles, whitepapers, E-books, press releases, videos, and social media posts are integral to the SEO process.  Obviously, this all takes time to create.  Many large corporations hire in house content writers to handle it.  Others outsource the work to trusted agencies.  Some let it all fall to the wayside.  You don’t want to fall into the last category.  All too often businesses don’t fully realize and appreciate the importance of content and an SEO campaign suffers because of it.

4.  Implement SEO Changes

The first phase of an SEO campaign is on-site optimization, in which your SEO provider will go through your site page by page and make content recommendations that will enhance your search engine visibility.  However, in order for these recommendations to mean anything they need to actually be carried out.  The sooner, the better.  Sometimes this process gets held up because there is confusion as to who will actually implement the changes.  Will it be your in house webmaster, a design firm, or do you want your SEO firm to handle it?  It doesn’t matter who does it, but it needs to be handled by one party and the changes need to be implemented carefully and efficiently.

About the Author

Nick Stamoulis is the President and Founder of http://www.Brick Marketing.com/. With over 12 years of experience, Nick has worked with hundreds of companies small, large and every size in between. Through his vast and diverse SEO, search engine marketing, and internet marketing experience, Nick has successfully increased the 
online visibility and sales of clients in all industries. He spends his time working with clients, writing in his blog, publishing the Brick Marketing SEO newsletter (read by over 130,000 opt-in subscribers!) and also finds time to write about SEO in some of the top other online publications,

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  1. Yeap, Before any business to hire SEO expert to enhance its visibility on search engines, the business has to have everything ready to go. This could include having all the content ready, clear marketing path where you want to go, key words to target.