SEO, or search engine optimization, may not be at the forefront of your business mindset, but it can absolutely be a tool that can transform the way you generate leads and how visible you are online.

Today on the podcast, Elyse is sitting down with Erica Glessing. Erica is a #1 bestselling author 33X over, and built her company, SEO for Lead Gen, out of the desire to help entrepreneurs and small businesses be seen for their work in the world. She grew her podcasts to more than 100,000 downloads in 2020 alone and continues to build search engine optimization strategies for companies and influencers globally. Erica is here today to share some tactical advice you can use to optimize your website to get more leads. 

In a nutshell, Search Engine Optimization is aligning your messages with what words people use most frequently to find you. There is a sweet spot between what you’re already saying and what is being searched for that can boost your visibility and help you be found more efficiently. A part of SEO is something called metadata. Metadata can be described as the behind the scenes aspect of SEO. On a website, every photograph has a name (think ‘200 x 200 man-lifting-weights’). By simply giving Google a taste of your brand and location in the name of your website’s images (‘san-jose-gym-fitness-man-lifting-weights’), you boost your chances of being found via a search engine. Similarly, page names and URLs are SEO opportunities. 

Erica shares with us some of her favorite tools we can use to help us get an idea of what language people are using when they’re searching on Google for a service you provide. The first tool is one that may take you by surprise–simply putting in your question into the Google search bar and letting it autofill can tell you the top 5 things people are typing in. Another tool is AskThePublic.com. It’s a list of popular questions in a particular genre. 

The first thing someone should do if they’re looking to increase their search engine visibility is checking the free website Ubersuggest.com. It will give you a brief self-assessment that will let you know where you’re at. Erica discusses becoming more visible for people with commercial intent, how to find them, and more!

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Erica Glessing on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericaglessing

Erica Glessing on Twitter https://twitter.com/ericaglessing?lang=en

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SEO, or search engine optimization, may not be at the forefront of your business mindset, but it can absolutely be a tool that can transform the way you generate leads and how visible you are online. Today on the podcast, Elyse is sitting down with Erica Glessing. Erica is a #1 bestselling author 33X over, and built her company, SEO for Lead Gen, out of the desire to help entrepreneurs and small businesses be seen for their work in the world. Erica is here today to share some tactical advice you can use to optimize your website to get more leads.