Where does your website reside in Google, Yahoo and Bing’s vast databases? When people search for your services or products, are you one of the lucky few that show up on the first few pages of the search engines?
When people go to the web to find services or products, more so than not – they will only look at the first few pages and contact one or two of the companies they find in those first few pages. So…if you are not on the first few pages in a search, you are considered lost – you may never be found.
Your website competition is at an all time high. There are always those top companies that play king of the hill with the search engines always showing up in the top 10 positions.
We decided to do a quick study – to show you what you are up against. We have compiled a list of keywords people use when searching locally. You may be surprised with the numbers of websites using the same keywords. Do a generic search on your industry? How many other websites are you competing against? I know we were shocked to see that “website design Tampa” has 34,100 results and just “website design” has 119,000,000 results.
|“Plumbing Repair Tampa”||27,400 Websites|
|“AC Repair Tampa”||59,900 Websites|
|“Accountants Tampa”||52,400 Websites|
|“Attorney Tampa”||1,020,000 Websites|
|“Auto Repair Tampa”||993,000 Websites|
|“Property Management Tampa”||437,000 Websites|
|“Architect Tampa”||19,000 Websites|
|“Cleaning Service Tampa”||715,000 Websites|
|“Funeral Homes Tampa”||157,000 Websites|
|“Hair Salon Tampa”||68,400 Websites|
|“Jewelers Tampa”||16,800 Websites|
|“Roof Repair Tampa”||3,230 Websites|
|“Landscaping Tampa”||26,300 Websites|
|“Electrician Tampa”||10,900 Websites|
|“Massage Therapy Tampa”||135,000 Websites|
Above is just a small sampling that shows how many website pages there are using a particular keyword. As internet marketing continues to grow it is going to take a lot of leverage on your part to be found. The future is upon us – not only are you being looked for on a computer, but people are searching for products and services from their smart phones and ipads .
Remember this very important search engine marketing tip: People ARE looking for you and the products and/or services you offer. If you show up on the first few pages of a search AND the content on your website is compelling enough to get them to read it — you just might have earned a new costumer/client.