How do you feel about social media now?

How do your competitors rank? Pick out a keyword for which you want to optimize your site. Check out the top 20 search results: Are your competitors somewhere in there? What is your ranking for this keyword? This information should help you to find a good niche for you and …

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Here's what industry insiders think about organic links

The focus on the right audience and the right content brings an understanding of the content that they’re more likely to consume. Contrary to popular belief, linking out to relevant external websites does not directly impact your search rankings. Make it as easy as possible for users to go …

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Lets look at our approach to link research

Once visitors are on your site, an important goal is to keep them on your site. You don’t want your visitors immediately bouncing back to Google once they have read something on your site. With content being king, SEO may as well be queen. They both play an integral …

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More importance is given to reporting

You should note that an inadvertent leak of sections of the Google algorithm onto the web revealed that Google tracks a variable called timedout-queries_total, suggesting that the number of timeouts is itself also a factor in ranking. aying heed upon Keyword Frequency, Keyword Weight, Keyword Proximity, Keyword Prominence, Keyword Placement …

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Education is the best legacy when it comes to web 2.0

When it comes to word count, you need to understand that it is quite tiresome to read long articles on mobile devices, especially on smartphones. Incorporating relevance and trustworthiness into your link building strategy is an essential part of your ranking efforts. Search engine optimization has significantly changed in recent …

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Random musings on sitemaps

After the emergence of major updates, like Panda and Penguin, search optimizers have thrown around the term “penalty” to scare SEO novices into thinking that one simple mistake could instantly tank their site’s rankings. Arguably, one of the most crucial aspects of on-page SEO is tags. Whether it’s …

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Random musings on link exchanges

Web crawlers crawl the Web. These crawlers follow links to discover the pages on the Web. Even after all of the changes with the search engine algorithms, inbound SEO links are still the biggest influence for search engines. Your customers are already looking for what you have to offer, but …

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Google and long keyphrases

To prepare for voice search, you need to take a good look at your current content. Ask yourself, does it answer any question a user might have? If not, change it. Links from trustworthy sites signal to search engines that your site is trustworthy too. Effective link building is now …

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This is all about building trust

Integrate keywords, not only into the content itself, but also into the title, the meta description and even the canonical URL. Human users are already intrigued by your title; all that’s left to do is entice them to clickthrough with your meta description. A meta description is information, more …

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Getting websites listed on search engines

The Google Webmaster Tool is a handy set of utilities that allows you to see your website or blog from Google’s perspective. If you use this tool, you can learn your average position on search engine results pages, which keywords your blog is ranked for, how many people are …

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Some websites use pages with endless scrolling

Try to ensure the key phrase is an exact match to what the searcher will type into a search engine. Natural language in search is becoming more prevalent, especially with the rise in voice search and Google’s understanding of natural language queries. Whether you should go after long tail …

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Creating and Establishing Quality

By providing clear, deep, easy to find content on your website, Google is more likely to index and show your content in search results. Websites that are thin on content, showing mostly ads or affiliate links, or that otherwise redirect visitors away to other sites quickly tend not to rank …

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Google Doesn’t Publish PageRank, So What can We Do?

Write interesting and creative content that you know people will share with others. Keeping track of your backlinks is just as important as building them. That’s because SEO relies on the quality of the backlinks your website gets. The more high-quality links you have, the higher you will rank …

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Don;t leave shady backlinks in place

If you are going to use freelancers, beware of duplicate content. Always make sure to check the content that you get by searching for the content on Google, Yahoo, and MSN. The meta description is what appears as the description of a blog post in search engine results. This is …

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www vs non-www for SEO

Everyone is familiar with the expression “content is king.” Without rich content, you will find it difficult to achieve good rankings with specific keywords and to direct traffic to your website. Another method to rank well in Google is to submit your websites to article directories. This was the fast …

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Use topic clusters for optimal SEO

Links are the key to ranking well in Google, but what marketers often forget is that links are built upon relationships with people. The best way to ‘build links’ is to forge connections and offer value to bloggers and other influencers in your niche. Your website must be easy for …

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Use Google’s Disavow Tool To Improve Ranking

There is no single place to focus when trying to optimize a website for search engines, so it is important to make updates and upgrades to various parts of a website at regular intervals, not spending too much time or effort on any particular aspect of the website while other …

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See what keywords your competitors are ranking for

Try to ensure the key phrase is an exact match to what the searcher will type into a search engine. This means phrasing your keywords in a conversational fashion if you want to optimize for natural language search queries Make the content flow easily to keep people intrigued and reading …

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If you think it’s the end, its not

The age of backlinks matter. Links that have existed for a long time weigh more heavily in your website’s link graph. Having links from more popular websites carry more weight than less popular sites. As we know that Google optimizes its results for user intent, hence, this is a …

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Obtain Quality Links

Paid links are another no-no, whether another site linking to yours, or on your site linking to another site (except for banner ads and ad networks like AdSense). Quality and visibility. This is truly the great secret to SEO and content. Links back to your site from elsewhere online are …

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SEO Makes Dollars & Sense

Structured data, sometimes referred to as schema markup, are codes which are added to websites to provide search engines with in-depth information about your products, your business offering, prices of your products, location-based offerings and much more. Unlike some aspects of the mysterious Quality Score “secret sauce,” we know that …

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Take a quick look over old articles

If nobody has heard of your brand or company name (and it’s not part of the important keyword phrases) put it at the end of the title tag. Billions of searches are performed each month. Knowing how users search and choose results will help you create a strategy that …

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Understanding Your Audience and Finding Your Niche

There is no minimum amount of words or text to rank in Google. Make it clear on your own Web site that you want links - ask for them directly and make it easy for people to link by writing the linking code for them (using keyword phrases in linking text …

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Track Desktop and Mobile Analytics and Metrics Separately

If you’re goal for a guest post is to receive a backlink in return, then you would want to make sure their website has a number of good quality backlinks. The number of quality backlinks a website has will determine how powerful a link you will get. Though search …

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What effect does SEO have?

A picture can be worth a thousand words, they say. Well, when it comes to online marketing, a single image can be worth a thousand links! You’re ultimately looking to rank for keywords that will bring value to your business (i.e., those bringing traffic that will convert into …

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Do not use dashes in the domain name itself

Most people can make a short (or long) list of keywords that might be used to find their own site. But ask other people these questions and write down their keyword suggestions, too. Doing so will help you go beyond the jargon words that only you and insiders know. On …

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The importance of domain name selection for SEO

If you want to get loads of quality traffic to your website you have to work a lot or invest a lot. Properly optimizing your images can help you take advantage of using photos to generate empathy, increase trust, and improve a visitor’s experience without hampering load time which …

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Ranking high in the search engines is tough.

Link to page relevance is if the link is relevant on the page; that is to say if the link makes contextual sense on the page itself. As you know, back in the day we could build 10,000 forum profile links with exact match anchor text and rank in …

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Authorship may be the future of search

Bing has a partnership with Facebook that allows it to access data on user behavior on Facebook and use that to influence rankings and the presentation of its search results. Web users are busy and they expect to find the answers to their wants, needs and questions immediately. If your …

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Increase the likelihood of visitors to your site returning again

Always research before you buy any SEO software because the search engine Algorithms are constantly changing thereby improving their search technologies to provide the most relevant results for their users. SEO tools for Google, MSN and Yahoo are numerous. Use an online tool to help you come up with more …

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Longer content ranks better

To understand the challenge you face to rank well in your niche, or to steal ideas on how to get started, turn to your competitors. By taking a deep look at the links they’ve earned, and how they got them, you’ll uncover tactics you can replicate, plus get …

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Understanding the rationale behind SERPs

It does not matter if you are running an e-commerce store or a business blog, content marketing remains an important part of modern-day SEO processes. The Internet is all about trends — what works phenomenally well to improve SEO one year, might fall flat the next. SEO isn’t a one-and-done …

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Start searching the targeted keyword

Backlinks are a vote of confidence that someone outside of your own web property trusts your content and believes it has value. Google weighs up each of these links and assigns the linked-to webpage its own value. Local businesses can’t be fully evaluated on the basis of links. Things …

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Track Desktop and Mobile Analytics and Metrics Separately

Metadata is what appears on search engine result pages (SERPs) when a website comes up for certain queries. It includes the title of the page and its meta description. By using internal linking strategically, you can boost the ranking of other pages on your website. Say you have a popular …

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Target Specific, Longtail Keywords

The key is to use SEO and content marketing together. Yes, SEO requires a lot of content, but that doesn’t mean you should pin all your hopes on that single aspect of online marketing. We want to come at this from all angles. SEO’s need to have the …

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