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How Lucrative is a Career in SEO?

The importance of search engines and influence of Google implies that there are only few online business ventures that can actually do with being ranked well on search engine. Thus, the inevitable high demand for search engine optimization work is the crucial driving force behind the growth of SEO as a career opportunity. Also the flexibility and convenience offered is unmatched in any other profession. The increasing competition amongst various ecommerce giants has increased the need of high quality SEO services. This has resulted in an all-time high demand of SEO specialists. What was earlier thought to be a simple task, done by people in their free time has now evolved into a full-fledged profession. The credit must go to SEO training institutes that have proliferated in all major cities. Are you one of those who are contemplating about taking a career in SEO? Then here are few points that might convince you to take up the lucrative SEO career: Advent of internet: The number of internet users has grown in leaps and bounds in the last two decades. Along with it, the internet users have become a lot smarter than before and know what exactly they are looking for....
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Can I Do Search Engine Optimization Myself?

Search Engine Optimization has become a necessity for many small online business owners. The techniques used by SEO professionals really do make a difference in rankings, visibility and even conversions. Many small business owners have hired outside professionals to get their SEO program underway. Once the plan is implemented, some of these business owners are turning to SEO training for business to learn how to manage their SEO campaign themselves. SEO is a skill and a talent. It requires knowledge of search engines and how they work. Training classes are designed to teach online business owners the basics of Search Engine Optimization. Anyone who is considering handling their ongoing SEO needs should first speak with their SEO Consultant about available training. Many qualified SEO companies offer brief one-on-one training courses that will allow business owners to get a handle on the intricacies of SEO. A well developed training course should be thorough and ongoing. Remember that the search engines are evolving so the skills and know-how need to evolve with time. However, any SEO Training must include the following key areas: Google Analytics: Your website should have analytical software installed. This is a 'must do' for SEO professionals. The software...
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Social Media - Marketing It's All About the Conversation

It seems unbelievable that it was only five years ago that Twitter was just three months old. Equally as surprising is that Facebook had only just become available to non-students, and that it was Digg that was considered the leading social news service. I don't need to tell you what happened next! Twitter and Facebook are social media Goliaths. It has turned traditional marketing on its head; messages are no longer simply sent to consumers, consumers are now in the driving seat. Web users want to find you, not the other way around. We entered the era of marketing as conversation rather than monologue. What Twitter, Facebook, Google and Yahoo have in common is that people visit these destinations in order to discover and share new content. On the other hand we have millions of blogs, forums, community and service sites where people who are passionate about a certain area or niche "hang out" with like-minded people. Very often this is where new trends and content is often created. At Silicon Beach Training we believe in working and playing hard in both arenas in order to effectively use social media to build our brand. It's no longer enough to produce one...
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