If you run a business online, the number one most important aspect of developing a successful business is attracting customers. You can have the best product in the world, but if no one knows about it your business will never reach its full potential.
Running a business online requires the obvious:
- Dedication to developing a great product or service
- Researching what your customers need (and even more importantly what they want)
- Finding ways to differentiate yourself from your competitors
As a business owner what you might not realize is that you need equal dedication to ensuring your website can be found when potential customers are searching for what you sell.
The days of “build it and they will come” are over. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a continuous process that is a requirement for online success.
In an ideal situation, hiring a professional SEO consultant is your best bet. If you don’t have the budget for professional SEO services (or even if you do but want to gain a better understanding of what SEO is all about), here is our list of 10 SEO sites you need to follow:
If you are serious about your online success, then SEO is something you’ll need to become familiar with. If you’re going to be doing your own SEO, then you’ll need to become intimately familiar with the information contained on these sites.
The 10 sites listed above represent some of the greatest talent in the SEO industry and allow you to quickly learn from their combined experience.
If you’re going to be hiring an SEO consultant or firm (or even hiring a full-time employee to do your site’s SEO work), having a working knowledge of SEO will help you ensure your SEO is doing a good job and not pulling the digital “wool over your eyes”.