Search engine optimization. It is the dream of every digital marketer to score a top placement in search results. Analysts estimate that Google now processes more than 2 trillion searches per year. Top spots can provide enormous traffic to websites resulting in customer engagement and revenue.
In desktop searches, only 2.8% of visitors click on paid results while 62.2% click on organic results (35% don’t click). In mobile, 2% click on paid, while 40.9 p% click on organic (57.1% don’t click)
But, how do you rank on page one of search?
The answer isn’t easy; rather it is an intricate process that falls somewhere between an art and a science. Google doesn’t tell us much about how its complicated algorithm works, rather SEO experts deduce what factors are important to help score high on search results.
I championed SEO strategies for ge.com/digital
Using only paid marketing tactics to drive traffic to some of our key focus areas would decimate our budgets; integrating smart search optimization strategies combined with other inbound tactics maximizes our marketing spend while pushing ROI.
The results speak for themselves
Organic traffic to our website grew by double digits in 2017 and continues to account for more than half of all website traffic. Keyword strategies I championed led to a 35% increase in keyword visibility and also helped page ranking. Web engagement metrics also grew substantially and were heavily skewed from organic traffic.
Goals completed by organic traffic
Organic traffic completes more than half of all website engagement goals.
Growth of organic traffic/all traffic
Organic traffic as a percent of all traffic has grown by double digitals since we implemented SEO strategies.
Increased visibility in search result pages
Over 12 months, GE Digital’s website has increased overall visibility on Google search results pages.
- 19.27% increase in keywords ranked on Page 1
- 16.09% increase in all ranked keywords