Kitchen Table SEO. What is it?

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Well, I am here, sitting at my kitchen table, I’m Rob Anspach and I have been teaching SEO for a number of years. I even wrote a book called “Optimize This” and I just got an interesting chat from an attorney that I help out and he shared this with me. He received this from another attorney who is looking to increase their SEO using Google+ and it goes like this:

“I am working on trying to get my Google Page to rank a little higher. Could you do me a big favor and give me a five star rating on my two Google local pages? If I could ask you, would you write just a few lines in the description and mention my town and that I’m an attorney, or I’m a criminal defense”, blah, blah, blah, “in the description so it will help with my rankings? If it is possible to work one or both of the phrases into the three or four lines of text and my name, that will help a lot.”

There is a flaw to that. It doesn’t work. That is not SEO. That is trying to scam a system into thinking that you are better than you are. If you’re an attorney, you’re a doctor, you’re a professional, you’re an entrepreneur who is looking to get higher rankings, those types of testimonials don’t work. Yes, a testimonial does work but when you are telling a customer or client or patient what to write, uh-uh. When you’re telling them that they have to incorporate certain key words in those phrases, uh-uh, doesn’t work. Google+ is great for leaving testimonials, for reviews, but they have to be natural reviews and they have to not seem like you are stuffing keywords. If you are coaching someone on what to say, then your testimonial is shot. Google is going to look at that and say, “Look at all these same keywords over and over and over again.” Uh-uh, that is not how it works.

If you want more traffic to your website then you need to go in to your meta-tags, which are your meta-titles, meta-descriptions, meta-keywords, on your website and change them to reflect what is on the page, to what you do, to your city, your town. There is a whole process but you can’t game the system to tell Google how things are supposed to be. That is not how it works. In my book, “Optimize This“, I tell people, when you are searching for keywords to use for your website, for your SEO, then you need to think like an APE. What that means is … APE is an acronym for A means Analytical, P means Psychological, E means Emotional so the analytical, psychological, and emotional, those are the keywords that you need to look up to reflect your service. This is what we do every single day.

We help people just like you rank their websites higher. Not by trickery, not by scamming, not by keyword stuffing. We do it with natural, progressive, keywords that Google is going to look at and say, “Yes, let’s rank him better because he is doing it the right way, he is not using trickery, he is not stuffing keywords, he is not telling his patients, clients, friends, whatever, what keywords to use.” This is Rob Anspach here at my kitchen table bringing you an SEO tip. Catch you later.

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Rob is affectionately known as “Mr. Sarcasm” to his friends - to everyone else he’s a Certified Digital Marketing Strategist, a Foremost Expert On Specialized SEO, a Best Selling Author, Podcaster, Speaker and Authority Broadcaster who can help amplify YOU to your audience.

Rob has authored, coauthored or produced over 40 books covering social media, search engine optimization, podcasting, copywriting, personal injury law, weight loss, military law, life lessons, scams, sarcasm, customer service and more. His book clients include lawyers, speakers, doctors, real estate professionals and more.

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