Deliver sustainable traffic to your website

This is typically done using web analytics tools such as Google AdWords Keyword Planner to determine the volume of searches for a given keyword or keyphrase, as well as the relative difficulty of ranking for those searches. According to Google, no-follow provides a way for webmasters to tell search engines …

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Types of site changes brought on by offsite SEO

I never block Google from working out my own content. Google counts thousands of PhDs as employees. And while its algorithm over the years has been incredibly vulnerable to abuse by spammers, increasingly it’s taking into account the context in which a link appears. Trustworthy sites tend to link …

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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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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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We've reached a tipping point when it comes to offsite SEO

When writing your articles, you need to keep in mind two things: first is your reader, next are the search engines. You need to make sure that both aspects are taken care of. Make it easy for your readers to understand and digest what you have to say. On page …

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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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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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One element of your strategy should look at CTR

An SEO keyword is a popular search term your core audience looks for on a regular basis. As far as promotional tactics examples go, creating content on other sites is a good long-term SEO strategy. But it’s also very important to prioritize creating content on your own site. Search …

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One element of your strategy should look at webmaster tools

Search engine traffic is the only time people are actively searching for exactly what it is you sell. There are a number of ways to get relative monthly search volume, but what remains the easiest is using Google keyword planner (the replacement for the now deprecated keyword tool). Never sell …

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How do you feel about widgets now?

By starting a blog — or taking an existing blog up a notch — you can increase your influence and establish stronger relationships with potential and current customers. This boils down to one thing; the way in which people are using search engines to find the information they desire is evolving. If …

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Pay attention to site submissions

Especially for a new website, it is important to get backlinks as they help in the faster discovery and indexing of your site. To make a website stand out in the depth of the internet is the hardest job for everyone who runs an online business. There’s no magic …

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The infamy behind rankings

When consumers search vocally, their queries are hugely different from how they write them out. The most noticeable aspect of this is that voice search produces many long-tail keyword queries. In theory, great sites will naturally attract many links, and content-poor sites will have difficulty attracting any links. You can …

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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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Make rankings a priority

Ignore the SEO aspects for now and focus on the business ideas contained in your competitors’ sites and how these are presented. We know that we need links because the value is there – direct and indirect – and every study or research piece published about SEO says that links are still …

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Create a search marketing strategy based on forums

Understanding the background, context and the continuing development of major digital marketing evolutions such as these can help you better prepare for the future of search engine optimisation, and you can pre-empt these changes with intelligent and dynamic adaptation of your online advertising strategies. Being amongst the first websites that …

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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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Taboos about landing pages that you should know

Always do your research and conduct your own experiments With very little money, you can create a website to test all types of backlinks and have your own case studies. Always research before you buy any SEO software because the search engine Algorithms are constantly changing thereby improving their search …

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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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Create a search marketing strategy based on keyword density

Think of outreach as a brand awareness campaign for your most authoritative audience. When you’re browsing the web, the content you come across can come in a number of different flavors. Often, the nature of the content can tell you a little about the owner of the blog/website …

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Writing to a Specific Reading Level

Used by companies to promote their products and services, SEO has become a vital component in 21st Century business practices. SEO has the potential to promote companies, without having to pay anything extra for advertising – costs which we’re sure, all businesses would like to save on. Auditing an existing …

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Learning about Google algorithms

For advanced users, the information an analytics package provides, combined with data from your server log files, can provide even more comprehensive information about how visitors are interacting with your documents (such as additional keywords that searchers might use to find your site). If you’re curious how dominant a …

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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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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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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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Expand your link bait as necessary

Keep in mind that you must write for your readers, and not for Google’s spiders. Don’t do keyword stuffing. Auditing an existing site is one of the most important tasks that SEO professionals encounter. SEO is still a relatively new field,and many of the limitations of search …

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Add the URL’s of all your social profiles

You may have heard or been told “just write great content”. In fact, it is worth noting that more and more customers are asking full and specific questions rather than searching for a generalised topic. Bookmarking is the lesser known form of consuming information, and a supportive friend to SEOs …

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Run an SEO brainstorming session

Great content is certainly a crucial element to building a website that converts but it is far from the only thing you need to do. Thought and care should be given to social when formulating a search-program strategy. Google has over 200 factors to determine which sites should rank higher …

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