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Insurance search engine optimization does not happen overnight

July 15, 2013

Even though you want to get your insurance agency right up there in the Google rankings, it does not happen overnight.

There is a famous myth in the search engine optimization (SEO) industry, or rather, people have the following impression about search engine optimization results —- that the minute they get their website optimized, it will shoot to number one spot on the first page of Google’s search engine results. Nothing could be further from the truth, unless you hire a company that uses black hat methods that only return short spurt rankings, which typically only last about a week, if that. Not to mention the fact that with the latest tweaking in algorithms, such sites would be dead in the water.

It is true that an active and tailored SEO plan for your insurance marketing does return great benefits for your company. It can drive traffic to your site, make social networks sit up and notice you, get your insurance agency’s name in the news and likely pull you on to the first page of Google. This does not happen in 24 or even 48 hours. SEO plans are well built, consistent, persistent and return results over time. You need patience to see those results and to watch them grow steadily. Bonus? The bonus is that building a slow and steady increase in page ranking with a quality SEO plan keeps your agency in a good spot for a long time.

It’s all about steady, refined, relevant websites and content that appeals to your about-to-be-customers. You want to build your results over time and make sure they stay right up where you want them. This is important for new insurance websites. For older sites with a history on the web, the process is a bit different, but nonetheless, still dramatic if you have lost ranking. For instance, if your website has been around for about five or more years, and is now in the back pages of Google, your site content can be properly optimized according to the newer web requirements. Add in a number of credible links and you will see almost immediate results.

Remember, Google’s algorithm, even with all the recent tweaking, is focused on quality. That makes sense when you consider that in order to stay profitable, Google needs a large audience searching the Internet. People do not appreciate spammy sites, or garbage content. Google knows this and strives to weed out the “rest” of the herd that needs culling, leaving in the “best” results for users. Google rules will get even stricter over time. It’s important to have a company that knows what it’s doing to not only design your insurance website, but keep a sharp eye on content and build you a better SEO plan to grow your online business.

You’ve maybe tried other companies and discovered you did not get what you wanted and needed to boost your site ranking. Try the company who has over a quarter of a century of insurance business under their belt. They’ll get you results.