SEO: Link Building, Keyword Research Becoming Most Challenging Tactics
While 72% of marketers from enterprises rate search engine optimization (SEO) as successful in achieving marketing objectives like lead generation and increased Web traffic, 57% say the greatest barriers to achieving SEO success are challenges like a lack of dedicated in-house SEO resources, and 43% say limited budgets. About 28% find that SEO is not successful, per a recent study.
Released Tuesday, Conductor’s report — Inside Enterprise SEO: SEO Survey Benchmarks for Large Companies — conducted in partnership with research firm Ascend2, analyzes survey responses from 442 marketers, sales and business professionals to determine the most effective SEO tactic for marketers in the creation of quality content.
Although many marketers believe that SEO offers benefits, not all agree, and some SEO tactics are challenging to implement. About 41% find link building one of the more difficult strategies, and 39% call out keyword research management as a close second. Some 33% admit that quality content creation proves challenging, followed by 30% for social media integration; 28%, frequent blogging; 26%, frequent Web site updates; 22%, mobile search optimization; and 13%, local search optimization.