How to deal with yet another Google algorithm change

Google is continually changing the algorithms that they use to rank web pages. Things that worked great in the past can trigger a ranking penalty today. 

Search engine optimization and technology are always undergoing change and you have to make sure that you do the right things if you do not want to become obsolete tomorrow.

Google change ahead

Here are some things that you can do to make sure that your business gets the best results from search engine optimization:

1. You cannot avoid change

Change is the only constant in life. Six years ago, tablet computers did not exist. Today, you can buy tablet computers in different sizes, with different operating systems, from different manufacturers.

For a company that sells computer related goods, it wasn’t necessary to have high rankings for the keyword ‘tablet’. Today, there are many different ‘tablet’ key phrases that can deliver a high return-on-investment.

To get lasting results, you have to watch trends. The words that are used by customers and prospects can change. Your business has to change when markets change. Ride the wave. Stopping it won’t work.

2. Learn from your competitors

Innovation and evolution is necessary if you want to succeed. Several years ago, Apple just built computers. Nowadays, they compete with companies such as Spotify. Netflix competes with traditional TV. The companies who are your competitors can change.

SEO tools can help you to monitor the activities of your competitors. For example, the AdWords Profiler in SEOprofiler helps you to keep track of the Google AdWords campaigns of your competitors. The Ranking Profiler shows you the keywords and the pages with which your competitors are ranked on Google. The Link Profiler shows the links that point to the websites of your competitors.

Competitive intelligence can give you an edge over your competition. The tools in SEOprofiler help you with that.

3. Continually optimize your web pages

Markets change and search engine algorithms change. Search engine optimization is an ongoing process. If you do not keep up with the changes, you might waste your time with methods that do not work anymore. Even worse, you might use spammy techniques that trigger a penalty.

Set realistic expectations if you want to get lasting results. It usually takes some months until you see the results of your SEO campaigns. If you conduct your SEO activities regularly, you will get high ranking pages that consistently remain at the top of the search results.

Just as Greek philosopher Heraclitus said: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” If your website rankings have been damaged because of shady SEO techniques, try it again with a serious SEO tool that plays by the rules.

The tools in SEOprofiler help you to get solid rankings at the top of the search result pages. If you haven’t done it yet, try SEOprofiler now:

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Johannes Selbach

Johannes Selbach is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at “http://blog.seoprofiler.com”.

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