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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Make scraping your centre of attention

Over the past couple of years, SEO has significantly changed as search engines get smarter. There is a huge difference between what SEO was five or two years ago and what it is today. There are numerous methods you can use to build links some are better for local SEO …

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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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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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Relevance is the key issue

You’ve launched your new website, ready to welcome crowds of new customers. But, if no-one finds your new website, how will they see what you have to offer? To ensure the best web browsing experience possible, the software engineers at Google created a search ranking algorithm that thinks like …

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Help with geolocation and international SEO

Build trust and engagement. Build these through the aforementioned speed, plus content that speaks to their needs. The combination of those two things also makes your site mobile-friendly, so they get a good experience on any of their devices. Create social media accounts with the major sites and update them …

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Recover your dead backlinks

There’s a danger that duplicate content will cannibalize the keywords you want to target in search. Duplicate content can be a problem on your own site, but also with any guest posts that you submit to other websites for backlinks. Having a sitemap for your website plays a crucial …

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Page load time

Pick your permalink structure wisely. Don’t change your permalink structure for the sake of it. Incorrectly redirecting your old URLs to the new URLs might lead to problems and could get you dropped from the rankings. Your bounce rate is determined by the amount of people that click on …

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Adjust your appearance in search

In the past, Google has stated that the country within which a website is hosted is a very small factor in their international ranking algorithms. So try to have servers set up in your target countries. For example, if your company is based in the UK and you have a …

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Content is King (for now)

Optimization is the key to ensuring that search engines rank your website favorably in their results. But in order for optimization to work, the content on your site needs to be awesome! There’s no need to spend more time on the optimisation if your content is not appealing enough …

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Aim to be in the top 3 positions, not just in the first page

Optimizing performance, however, is a continuous process. Your site will never be fast enough because there’s always more to improve. The greatest selling point of SEO is something that it shares with most of the broader world of inbound marketing: it allows for the possibility of cumulative growth. Seriously …

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Increase leads and ultimately sales

Off page SEO is a long term and time consuming process.It includes acquiring backlinks to your webpage from the authority sites, Social media and Social bookmarking. Off page factors work in the background to improve the search rankings. Links found within the main body text of a webpage is …

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User-generated content + communities

It takes time for Google to recognize your website and assign it the authority it deserves. It takes time for it to see that changes have been made, compare the quality of your website and your content to everyone else in the same space. When we talk about visibility, we …

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What search engines cannot see

Choose your keywords carefully, and keep user intent as your primary goal. When a search engine crawls your site, it moves slowly from one page to another by following the links on the page. As it does, it collects data about the content of your page. The world is always …

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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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What’s the Take-Away?

If the wrong people are hitting your website, it's all for nothing Use an online tool to help you come up with more keyword and topic ideas, based on some of your preliminary ideas. As touched upon before - backlinks are simply links from other websites directing viewers to your site …

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Implement responsive design

If you have covered the technical issues of a new website, you’ll have properly prepared your site for all the great content you’ll be adding. Images, videos, slideshows and audio act as a signal of quality content to search engines… after all, you have put in the work …

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Work out an engagement strategy that is win-win for everyone

Search engine algorithms are designed to detect content that was written for the sole purpose of boosting search engine traffic. Even the intent of someone searching the web on a mobile device is different from someone using a computer. The content must not only be shorter and more concise but …

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Authorship may be the future of search

Links at the top of a page carry more weight than those further down. 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. Alt attributes are the text alternatives to your image which will …

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Geolocation

Colorful images, funny pictures and exciting visual statics are found extremely beneficial in developing tempting and captivating content. If you want the maximum number of people to behold your content, sum up a number of interesting images. However, don’t make it looks like a photography blog. Having keywords in …

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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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Why Relevancy Matters in Building Real Links

Many marketers are so focused on building out site hierarchy, wireframing and design of the site that they lose site of content development. SEO is a huge part of content development, but when content becomes an afterthought during web redesign, and the focus is on getting the new site live …

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Investing in your skills will definitely pay off

When Google scans your site for information, it no longer pulls out the keyword phrases it thinks are relevant and pairs them to user queries. Instead, there’s an intermediary step. Google interprets the data on your website, and begins to form its own conclusions about what your site and …

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On page optimization techniques for better rankings

Every time a search engine finds your website next to your competitors, it tells them that your company is in a related niche. In a modern SEO world where the word ‘content’ is banded about on a daily basis by SEOs, there has been a move to create as much …

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How Can I Create Engaging, Trustworthy Content?

Search engines have been tailored to predict the intent of customers, which explains why some searches have features such as local 3-packs, featured images or videos and Quick Answers. Understanding the intent behind searches allows marketers to create content messages and formats that will most likely appeal to customers. Content …

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Search engine health check

Gone are the days when you have to mention exact keyword phrases a specific number of times at a certain frequency. A breadcrumb is a row of internal links at the top or bottom of the page that allows visitors to quickly navigate back to a previous section or the …

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