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Start your salon off on the right foot, invest in SEO

When you start a new salon business or you relocate your salon business to a new place, you have to tell your new community that you are there and that your purpose is to serve its beauty needs. Without carving out a space within your marketplace, you will never gain any credibility or find new clients. Word of mouth can only go so far but a quality online presence can give your new business the boost it needs to gain some momentum in the marketplace. In order to establish a good online presence, your business needs to design an effective salon SEO strategy.

Good search engine optimization can help your website rank higher in the search engine results. Ranking higher than your competitors in search engine results will help you develop that credibility within the marketplace. Since most potential customers do not advance past the first page of the search engine results, your website may not be found if it appears on any subsequent pages from the first. If your salon website cannot be found then your business and your bottom line will suffer.

If you do not already have a website for your new business, then that is the first thing that you need to set up before you can establish an online presence. Make sure that when you design your new website that you set it up on a platform that is SEO ready, meaning that there are fields where you can add search engine optimized information like keywords. Using tested techniques, an SEO professional can help you determine what keywords you should use to out rank the competition. They will be able to use those keywords and develop a strategy of how they will be used on your website. Over time, you will begin to see your website ranking higher in the search terms for those particular keywords.

Once you have your new website in place and you start to see your website rank high in the search engine results page, you should also begin to see more foot traffic to your salon. If you see a boost in your business, you can be sure that it is a result of your salon SEO strategy. Now that you can see new business coming in, you are ready to take your salon marketing to the next level with Pay Per Click advertising, or PPC. A good PPC campaign can also help increase traffic to your website as well as your brick and mortar salon. An effective PPC campaign consists of targeted ads to relevant niches within your target market.

In order for your new salon SEO to be most effective, you must efficiently track the results of your marketing efforts. Without proper tracking of your campaigns, you will have no idea if they are working or are not being effective. A good SEO professional will set your business up with an analytics tracking system that will track your online as well as your offline campaigns. From there, they can send you weekly reports on the results of your campaigns in order to help you make marketing decisions in the future.