How do you feel about Google algorithms now?

Think of SEO as one small part of a much more cohesive marketing strategy. Google your own keywords and see who places in the top 5 searches then analyze their websites to see how and why they are being placed in the top rankings. A 2016 WordStream survey found that …

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Some keywords don't deserve their own page

The rise in smartphones means that more and more consumers are using applications such as Siri and Cortana, which respond to questions. Other times your key people may be involved in other projects and you just don't have enough resources. Duplicate content can appear on a website for different reasons …

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How to focus on scraping

The title of a post is important for many reasons. Well-structured titles will help search engines understand what the page is about. The secret is getting the person to think beyond the advertisement and picture the scene being simulated. Every image included on a page using tags should be given …

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Take care when dealing with bread crumbs

Sometimes the best way to get links is not to ask for them. That doesn't mean you should sit back, do nothing and wait for links to appear. Spend time creating content and making your site as attractive and easy to link to as possible. When creating new content ask …

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Measure and monitor your online authority

Google reshaped its search algorithm to deal with the billion of pages and searches made every day, with backlinks in mind. After several months, discard the methods that don't work and put more money into the ones that are successful, or add another method or two. Content is one of …

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How you will benefit from doorway sites

There's so many different types of sites, different ways that you can optimize, different types of optimizations you can try to achieve from different page rankings and different styles of search results. Since in content curation you're basically linking to outside content and you write a couple of paragraphs to …

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Advantages of web crawlers and how you can take advantage of this

What many eCommerce website marketing managers don't realize is that this is creating duplicate content across these external domains. Having checked on the speed of your website and ranking, it is time to evaluate its health. You might have experienced a sudden downward shift in organic traffic after a long …

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Maybe mobile search will be a thing of the past

If you are doing guest posts, always change your author bio and use different pen names. There are ways to pay for backlinks, but they aren't very effective. The best way to get others to link to your content is to participate in your online community. In this article, we …

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Time proven tips for better SEO rankings

An explicit, testable claim of uniqueness or superiority that can be supported or substantiated in some manner is a unique selling proposition. Quick acceptance of failure is what keeps a web marketing program profitable. Let's dive into some of the most common forms of external (off-site) duplicate content that prevent …

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Web page optimization best practices

If you write about news, current events, or anything where dates make a significant difference in the content, taking out post dates may confuse or frustrate readers. Cross linking is a great technique to get a better user experience. This can be an added advantage to you, if you have …

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Boost Your Popularity in the SERPS

The main reason to disavow links is to protect the site from "bad" links that are harming the its reputation (and thus its rank on the Search Engine Results Page). We all know that videos are a great way of keeping audience engaged and entertained. But do you know that …

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The truth about SEM

Most SEO’s (and dare i say internet marketers) fall victim to optimizing too heavily for traffic, and not conversion. You never want to leave anyone (especially search bots) guessing what your content is about. That’s why you need to name URL paths using easy to understand language that …

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Its true content is the reality of optimisation

Negative SEO is an array of actions that a competitor can do to lower your SERP ranking and eventually, cause you an inevitable financial loss. In the SEO terms, these actions are mostly off-page (building spammy links etc.) The creation of effective link bait boosts traffic and leads to higher …

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Small but important things to observe about indexed pages

As we know Google’s algorithm updates primarily focus on devaluing links that aren’t relevant. The added advantage to local link building is that these kind of links are almost always relevant. A web page can be given an immediate “freshness score” based on its date of publication, when …

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Maybe doorway sites will be a thing of the past

Do a thorough check of your site to make sure it's displaying correctly with no missing content or error messages. If you've recently added a feature or new site design it could be it's slowing the site speed down or causing other problems. Mobile SEO is just like regular SEO …

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Random musings on ROI

When it comes to out-competing competitor pages, you are going to have to look at what the top competing page is doing when it comes to main content text. Chances are – they have some unique text on the page With content being king, SEO may as well be queen. They …

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How to Protect Your Content

Thin content is the idea that there’s not much actual text on an ecommerce site compared to, say, a blog or software site. Imagine dozens and dozens of thin content pages created because of random product attribute and product filter pages. Some of those pages might only list one …

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Picking Geo Modifiers

Giving readers relevant information and links to interesting third party websites is definitely the easier of the two methods for creating quality links. Link Building is about more than just giving people the information they asked for though; if they never see those links, then those links aren’t really …

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Write a keyword-rich introduction about LSI

All the pieces have to work together in concert. Competing business demands force marketers to rely on hard attribution data to develop and support their cross-channel investment strategies. Content marketing has always been crucial but it is no longer enough to research several industry keywords, place them on your blog …

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Boost search engine rankings

Adding a single search bar to the top of a website, one which shows up on every page throughout that website, is a good way to allow users to search through a website for whatever particular content they want, whenever the urge to search hits them. Many site owners (particularly …

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To get fast rankings, you need duplication

Listening to industry experts and their predictions allows you to look for patterns (i.e., opportunity). Press releases do not carry anywhere close to the link juice they once did with humans or with search engines. Google's war on link spam puts some online businesses at risk of organic search …

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Defining Your Site’s Audience

If you have several reasons to explain why a product is the best option for your customer, you should use words like first of all, secondly and finally. Through organic search, you can reach potential customers at the very moment they are considering a purchase and provide them information exactly …

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Consider comment spam at the inception

While we don’t have official word from Google (we never do), a lot of industry experts are in agreement that Google builds an overall quality score for your website. Robots tags are directives that allow you to control how search engines crawl and index the content of your website …

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Optimise your site, paying special attention to duplication

While the page meta data (page description and keywords) are not nearly as important as they used to be, they still count. Take advantage of them by putting your keyword or phrase there. Search Console shows your average position for each of the keywords you rank for and how many …

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Make comment spam your centre of attention

Google Trends provide clean and reliable results for the popularity of keywords and phrases. There is no evidence that adding a lot of content at one time can hurt a site if the content is of high quality. This also allows Google to make tens of billions per year on …

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Types of site changes brought on by link research

Mobile SEO is a challenge for digital marketers. The screen being small and of low resolution hinders searches from scrolling down to the bottom of a page, let alone be going to the next page. Search engines use the notion of citation index to evaluate the number and quality of …

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People still ask me about 301 redirects and its importance today

In an SEO scenario, Google likes to trust sites that have links from high quality, relevant sources. For example, large news websites don’t generally link to an untrusted source, nor do top quality industry blogs or university or .edu websites. If you're trying to get links from colleges, create …

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Using Google’s Disavow Tool

Link building has no single technical definition. If you ask me, I would say link building is doing your best to get high quality websites to link to you. However, a more standardized definition would go like this: Link Building involves acquiring hyperlinks from reputed and high quality websites. If …

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Why has web 2.0 been so popular?

Did you migrate from HTTP to HTTPS or are planning to do so? If so, it’s best to monitor after so you can gauge the impact on rankings and traffic. Remember that search engines evaluate each important page area or inbound link separately. As such, the title tag, meta-description …

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Use Hyphens To Differentiate Words In URL

Longer search phrases are the natural progression of the Internet population boom. As more and more information is placed online, it becomes increasingly difficult to find exactly what you're looking for. Google allows webmasters to geographically target certain websites or sections of your website to certain locations and regions via …

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The first indication should be analytics

In the past, implementing SEO mainly involved in ensuring the targeted keywords are included in your website as many times as possible. This was regarded as the most effective practice. Giving your personal opinion and opening up a little bit goes a long way towards creating rapport with your audience …

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Google Ranking Factors

Search Engines are not humans. They do not read your content; they just evaluate it, based on text, language analysis and other factors. If you use the right mixture of keywords, link juice and backlink strategies, you will manage to get a good rank on SERPs. Content is a powerful …

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Talk to your customers

If you’re an existing business, you can learn a lot from your current customer base. If you have a shop you probably have a good idea of your target audience because you and your customer service team will be meeting and talking to them everyday. Otherwise, you could learn …

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Make your site fast

If you have a real business, the same advice applies. You should decide if you are going for a churn and burn method or need a safe and fool-proof way to rank BEFORE jumping into SEO and building links. SEO is something that is constantly evolving and changing. SEO simply …

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Have a go at optimizing your TF-IDF scores

The search industry is constantly innovating, and it might seem overwhelming for marketers with limited time and resources to try and keep on top of developments. A general rule to follow when creating your new URLs: use dashes (-) between words instead of underscores (_). Google treats dashes as separators, which …

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