Jumat, 19 Desember 2008

+ 6 SEO Strategy for beginner

1. Strategic objectives
• Maximise visibility and awareness of the OU brand and offer relative to our competitors within key international search engines
• Maximise the OU’s share of search within the education category compared to competitors (institutions and other providers)
• Maximise quality of website visitors from search engines, attract those that convert to the outcomes the OU requires when they visit the website
• Maximise the lifetime value of visitors from search engines

2. Visibility and awareness
• Ensure that OU brand is visible and appropriately represented within search engine results pages (SERP’s)
– Search/IA mapping to create keyword hierarchy for OU site
– Identify and optimise keyword entry points/information pathways
– Gap analysis between OU website and potential search terms
– Balance of SEO vs PPC
– On/off page optimisation



3. On/off page optimisation
• Integration of SEO with IA
– Off-Page Factors: domain name, directory structure, filename, URL
• Integration of key SEO factors within style guides and standards and the production process via optimised layout mark-up (OLM)
– On-Page Factors: title tag, meta tags, page content, copy relevancy, text formatting, frequency/density/prominence of phrases
– Off-Page Factors: internal link structure, external link structure
• Link building strategy
– Directory Listings, JISC XCRI CAP project
– Anchor text of inbound links
– Page quality of inbound links

4. Share of search
• Ensure that OU brand is visible against key competitor institution/providers within search engine results pages (SERP’s)
– Identify and monitor search behaviour of competitor institutions/providers websites
– Search term gap analysis between OU and competitor websites
– On/off page optimisation
• Suggested target
– Appear within 2 rankings + same SERP as primary competitor
– Higher frequency of rankings than competitor institution/provider within 1-3 SERP’s

5. Quality & value of visitors
• Ensure that visitors from search engines are those who convert to the outcomes the OU requires when they visit the website and
subsequently engage in an ongoing relationship with The OU
– Identify and optimise best performing keyword conversion/information pathways
– Profiling of search engine visitors
– Profiling of enquirers/students driven by search engines
– On page optimisation, particularly copy relevancy
• Suggested targets
– Reduction in single visit visitors generated by search (Feb 06, 30% of SVV)
– Increase in VVR,PRR & RCR for search (May 07, 1.4, 1.2%,0.6%)

6. Work in progress
• SEO review of primary portals within “Open Portals” information architecture
• Target keyword mapping to “Open Portals” architecture
– Brand (OU Home/About)
– Core/Generic (About/New/Study/Research/Five)
– Specific (Study/Research/Five)
• Integration of SEO requirements within Style Guides and Standards

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