Season's Greetings: Holiday SEO Tips

The holiday season is one of the biggest revenue periods for many small businesses, and ramping up your search campaigns for holiday sales can help make your 4thquarter results even more impressive. There are multiple factors of consumer sentiment which change as you approach the end of the year: consumers become more oriented toward meeting their New Year financial and health goals, while also investing in gifts for their loved ones. As a result, nearly every industry can benefit by creating end of year specific Holiday campaigns designed to meet consumer needs.

To start, you'll want to evaluate the specific types of offers that you'll introduce at year end. If you're offering holiday gift packages or gift certificates, it's important to implement content pages targeting these specific offers. Building high quality content and design pages, however, is just a start: you'll want to make sure that you build links to these new pages. One way to generate inbound links for the holiday seasons is to co-create a promotion along with a local media site, magazine or blogger – this will ensure you get quality links and promotion at the same time. While targeting your local audience is important, it's also crucial that you offer is designed to retain consumers after the holiday season.

The nature of the content should be keyword-rich but also well balanced to appeal to consumers. Make sure that you have optimized meta titles, descriptions and URLs so that you can properly target your keywords. Getting your pages indexed quickly is important for time-sensitive campaigns, so make sure you submit an updated sitemap and generate links to the pages in a timely fashion.



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Posted under Web Marketing on December 20th, 2005 |

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Colin Receveur is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and dental web marketing expert who has pioneered the way dentists market themselves online for the past decade. Since incorporating in 2001, Colin has established a rock solid track record with his dentist clients and turned SmartBox into a stalwart of proven results for hundreds of dental practices.