Starting out with search engine optimization can be a daunting task, even if you have good guidance. One of the best ways to help your search engine marketing company create the best plan for you is to spend a bit of time preparing before you have your first web design discussion. Upton Technology Group encourages everyone that we work with to take these steps before our first meeting to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness of our planning.

Questions To Think About

The first thing to consider is what you want out of the search engine optimization strategy. Generally, we see two main goals: either general company awareness, or pushing of a specific product. While the general strategy for search engine marketing remains similar between the two, there are important differences, which make determining which one you want to focus on a rather crucial decision.

In addition, you’ll need to decide how much you want to invest in your web design, and then how much you want to invest in search engine marketing. There are many different types of plans which can be created and tweaked depending on your budget. Although determining the exact cost of each ahead of time can be infeasible, deciding whether you want to work on a shoestring, a moderate budget, or a maximum campaign is an important choice.

Deciding What Questions To Ask

It’s just as important to know what you want to ask the search engine marketing experts. We always want you to ask questions – it helps ensure that the solutions we create are achieving your goals. Depending on your own knowledge of search engine optimization, your questions may be very basic or very complex. Don’t hesitate to ask anything; there is a lot of misinformation on the internet about search engine marketing, and we’re happy to set the record straight.

Come Prepared With Your Current Marketing Materials

Deciding what type of web design and marketing will serve you best is much easier if we have a thorough understanding of what you’re currently doing. Bring any samples that you have from current initiatives, including clips of video spots. Everything you bring will help provide a better sense of what you’re looking for out of search engine optimization. In addition, it will help determine what (if anything) you want to keep from the themes of your previous campaigns. If you’ve developed a particularly recognizable logo, that may be worth keeping. Of course, you may also want a complete change – it depends on your situation.

Make Notes Of Any Major Search Engine Marketing Initiatives From The Past

The final step to prepare you for your first strategy session is to bring information about any kind of search engine optimization or search engine marketing that you’ve done in the past. Whether it was minor and ineffective or had a great impact doesn’t matter. Knowing what’s been done recently will help with planning for the future. Having this history be as complete as possible is helpful, but not required. Just collect what information you can.

Having all of these facts gathered together will help your first search engine marketing strategy session proceed much more smoothly. You’ll have to answer these questions and gather the data eventually; collecting it before your first web design meeting will simply speed up the timeline and speed up the results.