Take a customer focused approach to analytics

There are literally hundreds of factors that contribute to your final rankings. On top of that, it can be hard to determine what kinds of trends Google may associate with your chosen keywords. We can see much of what the search engines have learned just by looking at what content …

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Go long-tail and forget link building

Limit each paragraph to 2-3 sentences at most. It's even okay to use one-sentence paragraphs if necessary, but use them sparingly or your post will look like a bullet-pointed blog without the bullets. There is also no doubt in our minds that it is an extremely good marketing tool for …

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Maybe splogs will be a thing of the past

Make sure to review the sites on desktop, mobile, tablet, TV, etc. Google expects pages to load faster so that clients can get the value for their time and resources. If your pages load slowly, the bounce rate will be very high and conversion low. As a practice I don …

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Top trends in web crawlers to watch

Always link back to vendors and brands you’ve worked with. Chances are that they will share your content if they are mentioned in it. Content, no matter how good it is, will always need some SEO love. An authority website is a site that is trusted. It’s trusted …

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Search engine health checks should look at meta tags

Because there has been quite some news about Google’s Penguin update and before that its Panda update, people are blaming those. The truth is that not everything you read will make your brain’s neurons luster like a pearl. Search engines do not look favorably upon websites that contain …

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Maybe long tail search will be a thing of the past

Thinking in terms of the search engine–who thinks in terms of the user–too many of these thin category pages (coupled with other forms of duplicate and thin content) can lead a site to be penalized. Broken links affect site experience, and, say it out loud, Google penalizes bad …

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We've reached a tipping point when it comes to page rank

In Google’s never-ending quest to find the most valuable websites for searchers, they will always work to make sure the pages that answer questions and provide unique information appear over those that do not. Don’t get hyper-focused on particular short-form keyword searches unless you’re convinced by overwhelming …

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Taboos about site submissions that you should know

You want to make sure the pages of your website provide great value and are optimized for the keywords you want to rank for. Of course, it is important to have a mobile-friendly website as well. People’s bullshit meters are well calibrated. If you conduct business online, you need …

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I bet you didn't know this about content

You wouldn’t want to put hours and hours of time into creating quality content for a keyword that doesn’t provide a good return on investment. More importantly, the people coming to your site are almost all qualified leads – they were searching for businesses like yours when they found …

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Can rankings make a huge difference to search engine optimisation?

A search term can be generic, broad, specific and long tail. The right content can attract the right users through your business funnel. Having more pages that are optimized for different keywords gives you increased opportunity for traffic. It doesn't necessarily mean more traffic, though, since it depends on how …

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Think like a human not a robot when it comes to nofollow links

Google’s Penguin 4.0 is now included in the core algorithm and is updated in real-time as of September 2016. Before this rollout, website owners waited years to recover rankings lost because of questionable SEO practices related to manipulating links. Article directories grant another space where a subscriber might …

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Create helpful and shareable content

Search Engine Optimization should start with creating and uploading content. This can include a lot of things but the most basic piece of content that you will use is articles. As a business owner, your ultimate SEO goal is to achieve high search rankings on the first page of Google …

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Carve out time for concentrating on landing pages

As Google continues its journey for the perfect user experience on their own site, you have to strive to keep up. The more your website gets passed around between users all over the country (or even the world), the more popular search engines will start to take notice of your …

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Target keywords

The easiest way to build high quality links are what SEOs call “web 2.0s.” That’s just a way to say “social sites” or sites that let you post stuff. Now tweeting a link into the abyss won’t do you anything, but profiles, status pages, etc. do carry …

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Review your content creation plans and make adjustments

Whether or not a website gets to top ranking positions depends on how unique its content is and how much added value it provides users. The algorithms of search engines are always changing, and many web owners have suffered from various changes that are introduced by many popular search engines …

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Write a great title for SEO friendly posts

Organic results are listings of web pages that appear as a result of the search engine’s algorithm and the content itself. You don't want to just attract people to your site, you want them to take the next steps towards becoming a customer. Your website needs to be compelling …

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Keyword Research — Avoid at Your Peril

Don’t get fooled by those agencies that offer 100% guarantee to get your website amongst the top results in a short time. The only one who can do this are Search Engines (which you can’t fool) themselves. Some users might link to your page using the URL of …

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Use Google’s Disavow Tool To Improve Ranking

When you've selected your focus keyword, ensure it is found in your title tag, h1 tag, meta description, article text and make sure that relevant keywords are also be found throughout the content as well as h2 tags. You will never get enough traffic on your website. That’s the …

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Compare duplicate content to being on a crossroad

Optimizing for local SEO means more than just making sure your location is clear. You can also use it to show opening hours, reviews and phone numbers (which smartphone users can click to instantly call). Backlinks are links from other websites to yours, and are incredibly important in the SEO …

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You’re not an SEO, unless you’re also a content marketer

Much of the time, it makes sense for the search engines to deliver results from older sources that have stood the test of time. However, sometimes the response should be from newer sources of information. The more webpages use the same keyword to point to a subpage, the more signals …

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Integrate your Most Popular Phrases into All Page Titles

A good page titles is probably one of the most important SEO strategies for one page SEO. You should include your niche keyword in each of your page titles and if possible your H1. All the content you produce should be tailored to your target customer / audience. If you submit …

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On page optimization a basic pillar for successful SEO

Putting your individuality and personality across throughout the off-site SEO process (outreach emails, guest posts, social shares, etc.) makes others more likely to engage with you. Craft your unique selling proposition (USP) based on your own personality and the way you can best solve your customers’ problems. It’s vital …

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Let the world know you are creating exceedingly good content

Copywriters with search-engine optimization (SEO) expertise can craft reader-friendly content that still follows a formula proven to increase website traffic. By now, you should be convinced that you want to be on the top of the SERPs. It never hurts to be #1 in the natural search results To a …

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Auditing an Existing Site to Identify SEO Problems

CRO is a process that utilizes user feedback, market research, and analytics to improve the conversion rate on your website. If the goal of your website is to get visitors to fill out a contact form, the conversion rate would be the number of people who filled out the form …

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The first choice should be navigation

Google will follow your links, the post and pages that have the most internal links will be most likely to rank high in the search engines. It’s easy to assume that Google already understands the content and relevance of each and every page on your website, but the fact …

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How to approach content from an SEO perspective

Don't forget that search/internet marketing is multi-faceted. Traditional Marketing 101 teachers would say to build a comprehensive plan for marketing. Don't just work the online factors, but create a sound strategy around offline marketing, using ideas like postcards, trade magazines ads, phone/sales work, word of mouth and additional …

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Domain to Domain Relevance

Think of yourself as an asset portfolio manager, because that’s what you are. In the same way fund managers need to analyze company financial data and operational performance before making investment decisions, you need to analyze your SEO competitors to inform your investment decisions. The page title is one …

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Finding Questions Being Asked to Target

You should not only use social networks to acquire potential new customers, generate leads and build brand awareness, but also keep in mind the SEO benefits of having a brand presence on social networks. At a bare minimum, include social sharing buttons on your content. On-page SEO best practices allow …

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Create your site navigation in HTML or CSS

Every week, you should study an analysis of all the traffic from organic search queries to your website. This enables you to determine whether changes from previous weeks or months are having an effect. As we know Google’s algorithm updates primarily focus on devaluing links that aren’t relevant …

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Group your target keywords into 3 different buckets

Optimizing performance, however, is a continuous process. Your site will never be fast enough because there’s always more to improve. While you want your sentences and paragraphs to be short, your overall content can be as long as you fancy – in-depth content is a big indicator of quality. Search …

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Leads are the lifeblood of a business

Sometimes, all that you need are five to 10 relevant links, from authoritative sites, to begin seeing results from Google and other search engines. Remember, Google doesn’t like content written for SEO purposes. Use the keywords your audience is searching for. Search engines understand synonyms and similar terminology, so …

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Experience-based competitive audits

There is no minimum amount of words or text to rank in Google. SEO should be considered one of the tools in your digital marketing strategy because its still alive and well and has the power to substantially increase business growth. While SEOs aren’t generally user experience experts, we …

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The first choice should be backlinks

There is significant traffic to be gained by optimizing for video search engines and participating in them. Once again, these are binary files and the search engine cannot easily tell what is inside them When you architect a website and you place SEO at the forefront of a web project …

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SEO has a wide range of other benefits for your business

At the end of the day, Google makes decisions based on the number of links pointing to your pages and the circumstances surrounding such links. Search engine algorithms will continue to become more sophisticated. Community hijacking involves finding online communities that are made up of your target market, or people …

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