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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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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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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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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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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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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Never underestimate the influence of web crawlers

The result was that all websites that previously were ranking #1 through this practice disappeared completely from search results. Thin content, however, will do the exact opposite and should be avoided at all costs. Write a description that would both inform and interest users if they saw your description meta …

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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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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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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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Socialize on Twitter as much as you can

The tactic of improving your pages to earn more traffic through being more relevant to search queries, on-page SEO is something everyone can do. Our goal is to craft a page that helps the searcher achieve their goal, answering the intent of their search. Your efforts should focus on being …

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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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Add a Pin-It Button to Your Site

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 see. Make sure your website is optimised for mobile. When someone is searching for something on a mobile device, Google will …

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The first choice should be reporting

Fundamentally, SEO is a marketing discipline, not a technical one meaning that an understanding of basic marketing principles is essential. Nothing is more important to a successful marketing strategy than a strong understanding of the audience you are looking to attract. Controlling most of the navigation from page to page …

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Write Good Title Tags

As you create content for your website, link to other pages on your site within your content. Use anchor text that uses the page’s target keywords or phrases that explain what the page is about. Keywords are at the heart of SEO, and selecting the right ones can make …

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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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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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Taxonomy and post type needs

I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that analyzing the link profiles of your competitors is one of the best ways to find backlink opportunities for your website. Google has placed an increased onus on trust in recent times. If Google trusts your site, it means …

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Make basic duplicate listing detection

How powerful a website is in the eyes of Google. You can use a metric called Domain Authority to gauge this. According to Google, no-follow provides a way for webmasters to tell search engines Don't follow links on this page or Don't follow this specific link. This helps websites prevent …

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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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Keep a Record of All SEO Expenses

Now, as you might expect from Google, the definition of what constitutes a good landing page experience is a little vague and can vary widely from one page to another. Another quick and easy strategy for hunting down long tail keywords again starts by searching one of your regular short …

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Remove unnecessary outbound links

Any link that you create on your own should be set at “no follow”. The reason for this is that you’re essentially telling Google that the link was created to generate traffic and not to artificially boost your search engine results. External, or outbound, links indicate that you are …

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Use GTMetrix & Pingdom To Optimize Website Speed

From the point of view of search engine optimization an entry in a business directory is important; it makes the website in question easier to find and creates an additional backlink. On a basic level, a website with good user experience has easy navigation, interesting, useful and valuable content, an …

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Building An Effective SEO Strategy

Google has stated that meta descriptions are NOT a ranking signal. But, the quality of the description will influence click-through rate, so it is very important to use this element wisely… Google hasn’t spilled all its secrets regarding how it gauges domain authority; but it’s reasonable to assume …

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A service that does what you're looking for

Search engine optimization is a strategy that is fairly easy to implement for most company websites - provided you have a current set of SEO ranking factors and efficiently implement changes. Search engines are answering machines. Whenever a user types in his/her query and presses the enter button, the Search …

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Auditing Existing Content

Find a niche directory you have never heard of before that you feel is honestly listing unique, useful Web sites. Promote that niche directory through links and comments on your own sites until you see improvement in its Compete, Quantcast, and Alexa metrics. But here’s the thing: it takes …

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Make sure your business categories are accurate in directories

You shouldn't feel comfortable using robots.txt to block sensitive or confidential material. One reason is that search engines could still reference the URLs you block (showing just the URL, no title or snippet) if there happen to be links to those URLs somewhere on the Internet (like referrer logs …

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SEO and SEM can work together beautifully

SEO requires so much content because it wants to grow. Google doesn’t want to see a stagnant, unchanging website. It wants to know you’re building up strong, useful and relevant content so it can deliver the best results for every search. Keyword research is an entire sub-discipline within …

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Be Mobile Friendly

One day it’s perfectly OK to work in a certain way, the next day a search engine algorithm change destroys your rankings. Luckily it’s usually possible to recover your visibility, or at least some of it, whether it’s a matter of asking for a reconsideration or changing …

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Assessing Historical Progress

People either go to Google to find something quickly, or they go there to find something they can trust. For speed, they’ll be happy with paid ads. For confidence in quality, they’ll opt for organic search results. Pretty simple, right? Well-written content is also far more likely to …

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To get fast rankings, you need a fast site

Markup logos, images, addresses, phone numbers, business name, type of business, reviews, prices, software, and anything else that’s relevant to the site. Clients will thank you and visitors will appreciate it. SEO offers incredible opportunity and access (it's an inherently free marketing channel) to inbound traffic, but it can …

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Stop changing your domain name

The bottom line is that if you’re focusing on a small group of generic keywords, you’re probably not being found by most of the people who are searching for you. Visitors who really like the look or feel of a website are more likely to recommend the website …

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Creating relevant, useful, valuable content

Different search queries with different intent will result in different results. Google has become so sophisticated that when a web user searches for a “How to find organic foods” he or she will get a different results page than if he or she typed in the search query “where is …

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