Frequently Asked Questions about SEO in Malaysia
Tip #1: Do not primarily select on price
Don’t fall for the “10 keywords on Page 1 at This cost per month” scams.
When you shop for price, you only get one thing: the cheapest price.
What you don’t get is Value. Because getting real value comes with a price tag.
The SEO companies that provide Value and Return on Investment, rather than “Cheapest SEO Packages” will look very closely at the specific needs of your business.
Their work will be focused on growing your business and it will take a lot of analysis and research.
Tip #2: Truly Professional SEO companies give you a Free SEO Analysis
- With feedback on the quality of your website’s content: does it entice visitors to read it, and browse more pages.
- The User Experience (UX) factors of your website on Desktops and Smartphones.
- The current state of your SEO, and points of improvement.
- A competitor and keyword analysis and a snapshot of your current visibility on Google.
Tip #3: Ask in your social network for references and look at Client Reviews of SEO companies
Word-of-mouth references and positive client reviews (not just ‘stars’) but actual reviews, are the best indicator of an SEO Company’s quality.
(In the same way you check TripAdvisor before making a Hotel- or Restaurant booking)
Yes. You definitely should. For 3 important reasons:
- Your visitors on smartphones and tablets (70% + of all Internet traffic in Malaysia and growing) will click away if they can’t view your website properly.
- Google gives non Mobile-Friendly Websites a lower ranking on Mobile devices since 2015. And this trend will only get stronger.
- Google has recently rolled out their Mobile First Indexing, and bases its search results on the Mobile version of your website. This has a huge impact on your Google rankings if your website is not mobile-friendly.
So the benefits of a mobile friendly website in Malaysia are higher rankings on Google, being found on Google on smartphones and more visitors that stay on your site.
If you are wondering if your website is Mobile Friendly in the “eyes” of Google, just click this link and enter your website’s URL.
If your score is bad, don’t hesitate to contact us.
The answer is: YES, it is very important and getting more important by the day.
Google is using Page Loading Speed as a ranking factor since a few years, and this ranking signal has become more and more important, because the majority of people worldwide are searching on Google with their Smartphone.
And you know what? After 3 seconds of waiting for your website to load, they click away. Without you ever knowing they found your site.
It’s called the Silent Sales Killer for a good reason. If you’re curious about your website speed you can request a Free Page Loading Speed Analysis
In order for your website to appear in Google’s search results, it has to be “indexed” by Google first.
Normally this will happen automatically, unless your robots.txt file prevents Google from doing so, or if you have used the “noindex” operative in your website.
If you are using Google Search Console (a.k.a. Google Webmaster Tools) you’ll be able to see how many pages Google has indexed.
Another very simple method to find out the status of your website in Google’s index is to open a Google Search window and type in the search box “site:www.yoursite.com” (without the quotes)
See example below. You can see that 14 pages are indexed, which is correct.
A high bounce rate on Google, – as per the definition above -, means that people visit only one page of your website and then abandon it.
In our experience, this can have a number of causes:
- You have a “single-page” website, so your bounce rate will always be 100%. Nothing to be done about that.
- You are advertising on Facebook, with a link to a certain page of your website. This generally causes the highest bounce rate, in particular on smartphones. FB users on mobile devices in Malaysia do not have a tendency to click through, once they have reached the page that you linked them too. It’s a sad truth, but paying money for “Website Clicks” on FB Malaysia is generally a waste of money.
- The content of your website is not interesting enough to entice your visitors to look at other pages. Alternately, your website does not answer the query that visitors asked in Google.
- Your website is not “Responsive” (mobile friendly) so people can’t see it properly on mobile devices.
- Your website loads too slow, so people will just abandon it without having had a proper look at what you have to offer.
If you are not sure what is the main cause of the high bounce rate for your website, you can ask our expert opinion Free of Charge.
A robots.txt file, which sits in the “root directory” of your website’s server is used to instruct search engines (spiders or bots) where to look and where not to look when crawling your wesbite.
This prevents the “indexing” of items that you wouldn’t want to see in Google Search Results.
For WordPress Websites, a very common content of a robots.txt file is this:
Which instructs search-bots to NOT crawl the contents of the /wordpress/wp-admin/ directory.
Having a robots.txt file is generally considered to be a good SEO practice.
You Should Not..
Don’t go there…
Or maybe Yes. But “Yes” only if your business has a Brand-Name that is widely recognized and remembered. So people will Google you on your Brand-Name, rather than on the services you offer.
In all other cases, a Single Page Website will hardly ever get you on Page 1 of Google.
The trouble with “One Pagers” is that they do not give you enough opportunities for “On-Page SEO“:
Too little room for relevant and captivating text, only 1 Page-Title, only 1 Meta-Description, and only one H1 heading tag.
One Pagers may look nice, but Google is not in the beauty business. Google aims to provide its users with the best possible content.
Good content generally needs more than one page. Nicely split up in a “Silo” design, in a format that lets Google understand what your business is about.
Unless your company is called Google.