With SEO one of the most important things is that people need to find you and they won’t be interested if they don’t know who you are, what your company stands for and whether you’re worth the time, effort, and money.
It’s called ‘Branding’ and it doesn’t come easy nor cheap. Getting your brand name out there, recognized, acknowledged, and marketable, is the primary goal. People recognize and communicate via your brand. You get a great brand name reputation with SEO and the internet is your oyster. Get a bad name and you might as well call it quits.
People are always looking for a way to get a brand name and it’s based on a few fundamental tasks and lots of time and patience and perhaps advertisement money. It’s not easy unless you have a unique and/or viral product that does the job for you. That’s the goal right there and there is only one way to do it, produce such high quality content, products, and services that the overwhelming data about you online and offline is of admiration to the highest degree.
Honesty is the best policy here. When people like your site and products then they’ll boast about them especially via social media and that’s like having free advertisement that not only boosts your brand prominence but exists as real data for search engines to find that point to your site as one of excellence and authority.
You’ll find however, that many companies just can’t cut muster when it comes to quality and use unscrupulous means to hype up their brand name, all the while conning the public into thinking their products and services are top notch when they’re not. These tactics are becoming destroyed thanks to the web. Nowadays if a new product or service hits the scene, almost immediately there will be reviews and critiques coming in from all four corners of the world in real time. You can’t run a scam nowadays and get away with it if the public takes notice. Do a great job and your brand name will rise with little effort, do a bad job and you are doomed.
You need to make sure your websites to reflect your brand and company purpose so that the public knows what you’re about and that your brand equals service and excellence.
You need to have a logo that stands out. Nothing too complicated but can be seen from a good distance if on a billboard or t-shirt. Hiring a professional graphics designer might be too expensive but it pays off in the end. Hiring someone cheap means they’ve not done the research regarding design, copyright, and trademark and sometime down the line you’ll be tied up in legals. Be original and pro at this as it can cost you dearly if done wrong.
Get that brand name out there via merchandise and by posting to other sites and social media where you can use your logo in your postings. Display it prominently at your office or on your vehicles. Get the best looking people you know to wear your t-shirts and take pics and videos of them. Post them on your YouTube and other video sites where you do your marketing. Slap that logo everywhere and soon people will associate your brand image as well as any catchy slogan or music you have to accompany it.
Bottom line here is that your brand is your lifeblood of your business. Build it with deeds not just keywords.