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Getting Started with SEO

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SEO Set-up Guide

Getting Started with SEO

SEO Set-up Guide

Welcome!  This guide shows you how to use the Network Solutions® Search Engine Optimization (SEO) service.  The following options are available for SEO services:

  • Local SEO
  • Regional SEO
  • National SEO

The services provided by these packages increase your website rankings on Internet search engines over time, making it easier for visitors to find your website when searching for goods and services using specific keywords.

Optimizing your website using keywords that accurately describe your business keeps you competitive online. Because of the increasing number of websites on the Internet, ranking as high as possible on search engine result pages is key to increasing Web traffic and sales.

Getting Started

Achieving high rankings on search engine result pages will not happen over night - it takes time. The search engines, as they index your site and assess your online presence, will increase your ranking gradually as the work we do adds to your site popularity.  Our Search Engine Optimization analysts will work with you to learn more about your business and the types of visitors you want to attract so they can create a list of relevant keywords that get results.

Step 1:  Schedule your SEO consultation via our Online Scheduler.  To access the Online Scheduler:

  1. Go to and log into your account manager
  2. Under the My Products and Services tab, click on the nsMarketingTM  link.
  3. If you have multiple nsMarketingTM products, select the one that contains the appointment you want to schedule.
  4. Once on the nsMarketingTM Service Details page, select your preferred appointment time and click Save.
  5. You may also use this page to reschedule your appointment if needed.   

Step 2:  SEO Analysis.  An SEO Analyst will reach out to you to discuss your business and determine which keywords you'd like to optimize.  After we've reviewed your website, we will create a list of technical enhancements that should be made on your site to ensure your site is following SEO best practices. 

Step 3:  Each month, depending on the level of your Keyword Package, our specialists will perform a set of tasks unique to your site, including: 

  • Submit your domain name to major and niche directories
  • Create an xml site map for your website
  • Post blog entries on third party sites
  • Write and syndicate articles about your business, products or services

Step 4:  You can review reports on demand!  These reports will show you where your website ranks for the keywords selected on various search engines. To view these reports, go to the Network Solutions® Account Manager. 

Step 5:  Login to the Account Manager at If you have forgotten your login information, please visit Under the My Products and Services tab, select nsMarketingTM option and locate your Keyword SEO Package.

Step 6:  Click on View Full Reports.  This launches the Network Solutions Reports.  Click on the Reports tab to view your information. 

Step 7:   The overview screen shows the number of visitors that have visited your site.  You can adjust this view by clicking on the Visitors drop down on the left near the navigation and selecting different criteria to view in the graph.  You may also adjust the timeline of the graph by clicking on the dates on the upper right hand corner of the graph. 

Step 8:  To see your rankings for your keywords, click on SEO (Organic) and then SEO Keyword Rankings

Step 9:  Traffic Sources shows which search engines and keywords visitors are using to find your site. Visitors gives more information about the people who go to your web site, including average time spent on the site.  Site details shows you your most popular pages and your top exit pages. 

For additional help, mouse over the question mark icons found throughout the report. For additional assistance, please contact your Network Solutions Account Manager.