If you rely on Internet traffic to grow your business, then you know that there are two crucial elements: content quality and SEO (search engine optimization). Content quality is fairly easy to control on your end, whether you write your own content or bring in a professional who knows the ins and outs of your niche. SEO can be a little trickier; remember that the "optimization" element means that there is always something you can do to make your presence a little stronger. Even the best website content is invisible without the right optimization by reliable company. However, you can end up spending an inordinate amount of time tweaking your content. Put some of these tools to work for you to make your work more efficient.
Software and Browser Extensions WriteMonkey — This word processor comes with a completely bare user experience. If you're putting blog posts or longer documents for consultancy together, you're left with just you and your words — none of the distractions from some of the more popular processors.
Timer — Multitasking is a great thing, until you're doing so many things at once that you do none of them well. Timer is one application you can use to build your span of concentration. To start, set the timer for ten minutes and make yourself focus on one task for that entire time. As your endurance builds, add to that time. You'll see your productivity skyrocket!
Quick Login for Google Accounts — If you have more than one login for your professional and personal Google accounts, it can take forever to get yourself signed in for the day. This extension allows you to sign in once and toggle among your accounts. You don't have to remember all of those passwords, and having all of your accounts up at once will save you at least an hour a week.
Stayfocusd — Are there some websites that drain your productivity? Do you find yourself clicking back over to ESPN.com or other entertainment websites when you could be working? Stayfocusd is a browser extension that lets you make a blacklist of these tempting sites. You can either block them totally or set maximum periods of time that you can spend on them each working day. Time Management Techniques If you're looking for more time to spend on your SEO, the tools above will help. Now it's time to turn your attention to some online behaviors that also can eat up a lot of your time.
Limit Your Time in Your Inbox
If you're constantly hopping in and out of your inbox, you're distracting yourself from other tasks you could be doing. Limit yourself to checking your email between two and four times a day. After you're done, practice the discipline to stay out of it until your next scheduled visit.
The Pomodoro Technique
This strategy works wonders for people who have a difficult time with productivity, cutting out time they could spend on their SEO. The five steps include: choosing a task, setting the pomodoro (clock) to 25 minutes, working until the timer goes off, taking a three-minute break, and starting again. Every fourth cycle, take a 15-20 minute break. Staying on top of your SEO takes dedication and time. If you feel like you're working all the time but not getting anything done, these tools and behavior changes could give you a lot of that time back that you've been missing.