Increase Your Search Engine Exposure – Optimize Your Press Releases
One of the exciting new developments in the field of search engine exposure is the optimization of your press releases. This offers you a great way to increase your presence on the web and be found for an expanded amount of keywords.
Press releases were traditionally aimed at media types such as journalists and editors. Today they have another audience – your target market. Online press releases are now coming up under searches. Potential customers can access your information directly from your press releases. Therefore if you optimize your press releases you can help people find your web site and product information.
The first step involves researching keywords that your prospects will use to find you. This is similar to deciding on keywords for your web site. Of course, you can target different keywords, thus increasing your overall chance of being found within the search engines.
To optimize your news releases your keywords should be placed in the title of the press release and near the beginning of the content of the document. Again this is similar to adding keywords to the written content of your web page. Remember that your keyword-rich title and content should read well and be interesting. This will attract the reader to your site content. To help the readers find your site you should include your full domain name within the text. This is a great way to improve your reciprocal linking and in turn your page ranking. You should also provide links from your written text directly to the relevant page of your website.
Publish your press releases on your own web site and also submit them to online media outlets. You should also submit your press releases to the major news search engines. News search engines are being used by both media searchers and the general public and so are a great way to expand your search engine presence. And the exciting part is that the news search engines will often pick up your story in minutes. You should also make use of XML and RSS news feeds.
Optimized press releases offer you many opportunities. And they are a great new way to increase your visibility on the web. It requires from you a combination of marketing copy writing skills and web page optimization techniques. But the results are worth the effort – by adding to your web presence and attracting increasing amounts of qualified visitors to your site.