What results can you expect from international positioning campaigns in search engines?
At Human Level we have positioned multilingual and multinational websites in up to 10 different languages (including Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, German, French, English or Romanian, amongst others), in 38 different countries and several search engines, namely Google, Yahoo!, Yandex, Baidu, Seznam…
If your target market belongs to a different country, Human Level can help you identify how your prospective international customers would look for your products or services, which keywords and search engines they would use to find a business like yours on the Internet.
We will improve the indexability of your website, correctly configure your website’s international versions so that they rank better in the corresponding countries, and we will tackle programming, content, and popularity issues, so your website becomes qualified to reach top rankings for the country, search engine or language used by your target audience.
With an international search engine optimization campaign you will be able to:
Rank in the top results in each different country
Improve the popularity of your website in each target country
Survey and open up to new markets in a low risk and low cost way
Meet the expectations and interests of international users with your content
Would you like to know more about international positioning?
What is organic multilingual positioning in international search engines?
Natural or organic positioning in international search engines is a content, product, and service promotion strategy aimed at increasing visibility of a website in the so called “organic or natural search results”, that search engines from around the world return to users when they carry out a search query.
With an international SEO campaign search engines will include pages of your website among the top results, if they consider your content to be of interest to the person who entered the search query. For this to happen, we need to identify the language, search expressions or keywords your prospective customers in a specific country will use, and achieve a certain level of popularity –ability to get external links– for this version of your website from other sites of the same country.
There are other additional aspects like server geolocation or certain adjustments that can be made through the search engines’ webmasters’ tools, which will also have an impact on the rankings of your website in a specific country. All these and many other factors related to the internationalisation of a website are optimised during our international SEO campaigns.
What is the goal of SEO campaigns at an international level?
When a user enters a search query into their local search engine –namely Google.co.uk, Yahoo.fr or Bing– it returns a page of results, ordered from most to least relevant. Most users stay on the first page. Some of them check out the second one and perhaps the third one, and even less users bother going beyond the third page. For that reason, it’s important to rank within the first 10 results for search terms your users or prospective customers would enter in their own language, from their country of origin and in search engines that are commonly used where they live. And this is the main goal of any international SEO campaign.
The World Wide Web is ever-growing, with new markets opening every day. The Internet enables us to reach each and every one of them, and our international SEO campaigns are oriented to obtaining the maximum profit out of these new markets. There is something users from any country have in common: most of them start browsing the Internet using a search engine, and entering a search query in their own language.
How will Human Level help you to achieve this?
At Human Level we work with SEO campaigns for clients in Spain, Venezuela, United States and France, amongst other countries, and many of the projects we manage are involved in the international trade in several markets and languages. We rely on more than 10 years of experience developing international positioning strategies in search engines, and our native-born staff has been specially trained in international SEO.
Our international SEO services will help your website to appear in the top results in the appropriate languages and most-used search engines, so that when your potential customers look for a business like yours, your company will rank among the first.
Besides the usual methodology of natural positioning in search engines, Human Level applies the necessary strategies to help your website get positioned in international search engines:
- Markets: we identify who your are customers and what they’re like, what language they speak, and which terms and expressions they use to search companies, services or products such as yours.
- Search engine selection: we identify what are the most popular search engines in each country, in order to make sure your SEO strategy in global search engines (Google, Yahoo! or Bing) is complemented with local ones, namely Yandex, Baidu, Sapo or Voilá.
- Indexability analysis: we analyse your website’s structure and code to favour accurate identification of each version and language by search engines.
- Relevance analysis: we improve your content vocabulary, so that it responds better to your customers’ search habits. Even though many countries may share a language, very frequently users living in different places employ different terms to refer to the same concept, for example: “pants” is used in the USA, whilst Britons say “trousers”.
- Recommendation implementation monitoring: we coordinate the implementation of our recommendations to your website’s code with your systems department or an external provider. If it’s necessary, our own computer engineers will be able to carry out the appropriate changes.
- Online popularity growth in the country you’re reaching out to: our native-born staff will participate in specialised websites, social media, etc. to improve your content’s popularity and promotion.
- Traffic statistics configuration: we help you to configure your online traffic monitoring tool to monitor the results, as well as to detect improvement opportunities.
- Monthly reporting of the campaign results: throughout the campaign we will deliver full reports with the primary key performance indicators for your website.
- Improvement opportunities: taking into account your website’s traffic results, we will identify the aspects in which the campaign is progressing correctly, and where there’s room for improvement, in order to make the necessary changes.