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Four-actions Formula for SEO Efforts in Startup Context

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SEO hardly has a standard approach for all kinds of business organizations. In a startup context, SEO can be radically different from the optimization practices for an established business in terms of approach and implementation. I have posted before about different ways to attract traffic immediately after the launch of a website, which mostly exploit content marketing techniques. However, SEO is too big to ignore and having an SEO strategy for a startup pays good in the long run.

The strategic emphasis of SEO can be on a number of different aspects depending on the context and organizational goals. However, since the context for modern start ups are more or less comparable, a set of four actions can be identified as the strategic pillars of SEO process for startups, which are: Test, Measure, Connect, and Socialize.

Test:

Testing SEO initiatives is particularly important for start ups. However, it is sometimes a little bit difficult to test an SEO campaign in quantitative terms. In that case, at least some qualitative criteria have to be set. Optimizely is a good tool for testing. Also, Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics provide some utility to run different tests.

Measure:

The main use of Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools is the measurement of SEO efforts. Piwik is a good alternative of Google Analytics which provides deeper data about the traffic of your website and runs from your own server. Followerwonk is a great tool to measure the impact of your SEO campaigns on Twitter.

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