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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Quality Content

Links and more commonly known as backlinks to all SEO marketers are the soul of the Internet when it comes to forming a successful digital campaign. If there is a way for websites to interact with each other and gain benefits out of these transactions it is through backlinks and …

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How do I rank in position zero?

Search engine do not give you links that are counted to your link popularity. You need to write content that others want to link to. And in my opinion, if you are not passionate about what you are writing, then it will be hard to get links pointing to your …

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How to search engine optimize your website

Familiarize your content creators with basic SEO practices and ensure they work closely with the SEO team to create material that will rank as highly as possible from the moment of publication. If your site is new and is in a competitive niche with high DR scores, then your initial …

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Determining the goal for the site

It’s a common misconception that the internet is the ultimate learning environment. Yes, you can find everything you need, for free, but the information you end up with is not always trustworthy. It’s scattered, often outdated and sometimes contradictory. If you perform an SEO audit now and then …

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Track Desktop and Mobile Analytics and Metrics Separately

There’s always something written somewhere that you can quote and use. You could also link back to the original article for some sweet SEO gains and to form a relationship with the website or person that is the source of the quote. The relevance of a website’s content …

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Finding Long Tail Keywords

As Google continues its journey for the perfect user experience on their own site, you have to strive to keep up. Join popular online forums and post valuable comments and discussions with links back to your site. This can get others to do the same if they like what they …

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Recurring Links

In short, Google is looking for signs of quality, relevance and great design. At the end of the day, Google does not care about you as a content creator. You are not Google’s customer! Google’s customer is the end user who searches for a keyphrase because they want …

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Snappy results and SEO

Remember that your success in SEO is directly proportional to the amount of effort you exert. Google prioritizes meta information and headers first, then body copy, and finally sidebars and footers SEO – an acronym that can strike fear into website owners! Why? Because having an attractive website is just a …

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Focus on the outcome.

There are thousands of millions of pages on the web, all ready to present the information on a variety of interesting and amusing topics. The Search Engines are the messengers of the same information at your disposal whenever you need them. A shallow, highly crawlable link structure is critical to …

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Invest in SEO

eyword Research is the first and foremost step that should come to your mind while beginning with your optimization mission. It is simply, researching and zeroing down on those words which, a user will probably search (in any given Search Engine), which directly (or sometimes, indirectly) relate to your business …

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Effect of keyword density on my rankings

One of the main ways to increase SEO traffic is to experiment with the meta title and meta description you have on your page. Flexing this can increase your clickthrough rate from the search engine results page, and can affect what keywords you rank for. In order to get the …

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How do you make a Google friendly site?

Your website is one of your most important pieces of digital equity, and one of the fundamental components of a successful local marketing stack. If a site, or specific page, has a lot of backlinks pointing to it, Google then sees this page or site as credible. This is only …

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Create the structure for your post

Google defines duplicate content as large blocks of text used across multiple pages, or even other websites, that are exactly the same or very similar. Simply put, you don’t want to use large blocks of the same text on more than one page of your website. It appears that …

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Analyzing search engine indexing reports

The correct order of keywords will generally rank better as compared to the same keyword phrase in a different order. Educational content can be described as content that teaches people something or helps answer one of their questions. Having a blog is a great way to consistently provide your readers …

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SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization

Having a mobile friendly website is an absolute must the last couple of years. Google introduced mobile friendliness as a ranking signal in April 2015 and since then everything on the Web is about mobile. If you website is new, however, or you have a low domain authority, just posting …

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Rate of new link growth may signal freshness

It’s OK to do promotion to tell people about your content, but if you can only get links by offering money to people or other big incentives, then you’re likely doing it wrong. One of the best ways to get links is to publish original research. That’s …

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Identify (and include) commonly searched keywords

It is important to have at least one keyword in your title. In addition, you should have your keywords in your meta descriptions, headers (h1 tags) and in the ALT descriptions and titles of images. There’s strong evidence that click-through rates will influence your website’s Google search ranking …

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Link Outreach

It is important to note that search and offline behavior have a heavy degree of interaction, with search playing a growing role in driving offline sales. The methods vary from technical practices you can achieve behind the scenes on your website (we tend to refer to this as ‘on-page SEO …

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Auditing Existing Content

Either a piece of content can help your website’s search engine rankings or it can hurt your rankings. Google, now more than ever, don't just want more content, they want content that they feel is quality. Expect increased conversions, particularly those from visitors who arrived via organic search. Dealing …

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Recurring Links

Once you know your goals, you should be able at least to decide on a balance between “head” keywords and “long-tail” keywords. Realize that meta keywords are only used by your competitor to see what you want to rank for. Google still doesn’t use them. You need to produce …

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Understanding the rationale behind indexing backlinks

At the end of the day, consumers want to feel like they’re always interacting with something natural and real. Google tends to prefer Featured Snippet content that begin logically as an answer would. In order to please both the search engines (who will reward you with high rankings over …

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The most important part of SEO is relationships

Researching your audience will give you an idea of their interests, wants, needs and how they respond to certain words and phrases. Doing A/B testing is a great way to see what title is most successful with your audience. Get reputable websites to link to you. You can achieve …

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Supplemental Content for SEO

Some of the first things you probably think of with regards to SEO are links. Links are good. We need lots of links to our site, and to our pages, to be successful. This is part of Authority, that sneaky third aspect of SEO. To add to your understanding of …

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