Why Is R&D Important for Effective SEO?

Jessica Kent

When it comes to Search Engine Optimisation, one of the biggest challenges is the fact that the landscape changes on such a regular basis. As people carry out more unscrupulous tactics, Google is forced to develop the algorithms. This, more often than not, also changes things for those of us who carry out SEO properly.

As such, you can never rest on your laurels when working on the optimisation of a website, be that internally or through an agency.

Research and Development is a vital part of any Search Engine Optimisation strategy, and we are going to explain just why it is so important.


New Algorithms

We already touched upon the fact that Google has to constantly update its algorithms to combat the underhanded tactics that certain people attempt to carry out on their websites. However, that’s not all.

Google is also on an ongoing crusade to create new algorithms to improve the quality of the search results that they return. Of course, what they don’t do is tell people what these new algorithms actually do.

Therefore, any good and competent SEO will also be constantly researching and testing out different methods to gain and profit from these algorithms. If not, then you will just end up falling behind or falling afoul of any punishments that the newly released algorithms give out. With that in mind, it is imperative that you continually attempt to find new and safe ways to optimise your website.


Changing Landscapes

Another aspect of SEO that is ever-changing is the landscape of your digital marketplace. If you just keep on doing the same old tactics, there is a very good chance that you will be left behind. This is because your competitors are likely implementing their own strategies and testing out new tactics.

Therefore, you need to keep on top of it, ever pushing forward with new strategies and ideas whilst also focusing on the protection of your current performance levels.

That way, you can help to make sure you are always growing and helping to gain further traction in Google’s search results. In turn, that would also mean you can achieve a higher number of conversions through your website.


Advanced Techniques

Lastly, it is worth mentioning that there are always more advanced techniques that can be discovered and utilised. By finding ways to consistently improve your website in a safe and secure manner, you can help to surpass your competitors. Therefore, through research and development of new techniques, you can discover tactics that your competitors are unaware of and cannot combat easily.


If you are in need of help with your Search Engine Optimisation, or with Research and Development, then we would be happy to assist you. Feel free to get in touch with us today through our contact form and we can discuss the best ways that we can help you improve your optimisation and digital marketing strategy.

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