The acronym SEO (search engine optimization) has become familiar to many of us. But the term “SEO Junk” may not be as familiar. While others may have seen it used, or even used it themselves, I myself have never seen it in print… until now, that is. So, what is SEO Junk?
I like to think of SEO Junk as a sort of virtual, digital version of the term Space Junk, which gained popularity during the Apollo space missions and generally refers to “the collection of objects in orbit around Earth that were created by humans but no longer serve any useful purpose (wikipedia).” Dead spacecraft and satellites, lost equipment and spent rocket booster sections, for example, can all be referred to as Space Junk.
Now back on Earth, have you ever searched for something online, found a great looking link and clicked on it, only to land on a web page that was not at all what you expected? As a result of their SEO efforts (or lack thereof), the strange website that you landed on got an increase in their traffic statistics. But what did you get? Nothing, nada, waste of time.
If you have experienced the above, you have encountered SEO Junk - tactics aimed at getting you to click on a search result with little or no regard to your true specific needs. Numerous examples of SEO Junk litter the internet like so many dead satellites and spent rocket boosters.
Now suppose you are a business owner and you have a website for your business. Should you care about anything besides the number of people who visit your website on a weekly or monthly basis? Of course! You want as many of those visitors as possible to be directed to exactly what they were searching for, and you want it to be as easy as possible for them to get it from you, to download an article, to request a service or buy a product.
All of this cannot be accomplished with SEO alone. SEO, by itself, is only one part of the puzzle. You ultimately need an integrated plan that includes conversion tactics, communication strategies and is specifically designed to target your ideal customers and to achieve your specific business goals.
Don’t settle for SEO Junk!
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