Analyzing SEO to Outrank Competitors

Posted on October 8th, 2021 by nms

In our world today, competition is fierce —especially when it comes to insurance industries. Over thousands of insurance companies all vie for the same consumers and clients, so marketers have to do everything to be heard above the noise.

Your website is an indispensable tool in your marketing arsenal. It’s where people go to find out more about what you sell and who you are as a business. However, without an insurance SEO strategy in place, your website may not be able to stand out against the crowd.

Analyzing SEO to Effectively Outrank Competitors

SEO is an acronym that stands for “search engine optimization.” For insurance, SEO aims to make your website rank on search engines like Google and Bing to reach more people searching for insurance products or services. Insurance companies have turned to SEO to boost their business. However, it takes a lot of time and effort to create the perfect SEO strategy.

To effectively outrank your competitors, you need to analyze their websites. The more you know about how your competitors are using SEO, the better chance you have of surpassing them.

With that being said, here’s how you can do your own competitor analysis to push your insurance website to the top:

Reaching Your Target Consumers

For your website to actually reach your target consumers, you need to understand who they are and how they will find you. After all, different types of people search for insurance services in different ways. One way you can do so is by using keyword research tools to see which keywords your customers are searching for.

Your keywords are the words and phrases that can trigger your website to appear on search engine results pages (SERPs). These are the terms people use when searching for insurance companies like you. You can find out which keywords your competitors rank for by using a tool like Google AdWords Keyword Planner. It will even give you an estimated monthly number of impressions for each keyword.

Knowing what blog topics your audience wants to read about will also increase your chances of reaching. You can use tools like Google Trends to find out what topics people are searching in your area. This will help you figure out what content topics perform well for your business, which ones should be written about more, and which should be avoided if they don’t attract much interest.

Identify Your Competitors

To be one step ahead of your competitors in search results, you have to take a look at who your competitors are. Knowing who is in the same niche as you are will help you stay ahead of them since you will better understand what they are doing. You can easily find your competitors by searching the keyword or phrase you’re trying to rank in. Check out the results and identify those who are already ranking on Google.

Never make the mistake of assuming just because you’ve ranked third on page one doesn’t mean you’ll always be there. Your position on Google search results can change quickly if your rivals are working to outrank you. Hence, you need to always have a good SEO strategy in place.

Check Out What the Competition Looks Like

Once you’ve Identified your competitors, it’s time to see and analyze their websites. Check out how they are using SEO to boost their visibility in search results, look for what they’re doing that works, and identify areas where you can improve your own website.

Analyzing the competition will also help you figure out which keywords they are targeting so you can use them on your pages too. See the topics they’re writing about, the services they’re offering, and the ways they’re connecting with potential customers.

Doing all of these things will help you create a plan that boosts your website’s rankings and help you gain more visibility than your competitors.

Compete But Never Copy

Besides knowing what consumers are looking for, keyword research, and analysis of other websites’ SEO strategies, you need creativity to make your insurance website rank higher than the competition.

Stealing their ideas is not the best way to outrank them because it’s just a shortcut that won’t last long-term. Instead, you need to find your own way to push your website up the search results. Learn from what they’re doing and do something better.

Differentiating your website is the best way to beat your competitors and rise up on the search results. Duplicating other websites will just make you “the same,” and people don’t want that. Give them a good reason to choose you and make sure it’s one they can’t resist.

Whether it’s improving your website’s design, offering unique services, or providing excellent customer service, do something that will make your brand stand out.

Stay Updated With Changes

While your website’s design and customer service should be improved over time, you must stay consistent with your SEO campaigns. Keep in mind that Google is constantly changing its algorithm and focusing on different aspects of ranking websites.

This means that if you stop focusing on what’s working for you now, your rankings might drop when it changes. So be sure you’re regularly updated about the latest trends and how they affect the way Google ranks sites.

If you do, you’ll always be one step ahead of your competitors, and it will be easier for you to outrank them.

About Agency Tsunami

Agency Tsunami is the digital marketing division of Neilson Marketing Services, who has provided the insurance distribution sector with innovative marketing and communication solutions for over twenty-five years. With our Agency Tsunami program, we have implemented an integrated marketing strategy that includes optimized, professional websites supported by high-quality SEO and Social Media for hundreds of insurance retailers and wholesalers. Our goal is to help your insurance business perform and generate new opportunities. Give us a call at (800) 736-9741 to learn more about how we can do that for you.