Most days I receive an email, or two,  informing me that I can be guaranteed a Google # 1 spot if I hire that particular search firm. These marketing campaigns are pretty disingenuous because it depends on the keyword difficulty of your target keyword  in combination with the relevance of your web site to that particular keyword and the popularity (how many web sites link to your web site with content about your target keyword) of your web site .

The following video, from SEOMOZ nicely explains the importance of keyword difficulty.

The next time that you receive an email guaranteeing you a number 1 spot on Google  think about the keyword difficulty for your target keywords.  There are many strategies to push a company high on the Google rankings but there are NO guarantees…unless the search term is esoteric. Unfortunately, esoteric search terms generate little traffic.

Many of my prospective clients will inform me  with pride that they are ” Google # 1″ and I often have to burst their bubble  when point out that there is little value in being # 1 for a keyword that has zero search traffic.

 

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After a long career in sales, marketing and engineering design, within the manufacturing sector, George launched Web Strategic Marketing in 2009 to enable businesses to be able to effectively compete in the new world of Internet and Social Media Marketing. With the ability to develop marketing plans and marketing strategies, web site development (HTML and WordPress), search engine optimization, social media marketing, write copy and shoot product/commercial photography Web Strategic Marketing is your one-stop-shop for your Internet marketing needs.