Grooving to the Search Engine's tunes!

All your citations (an online reference to your business including your NAP) need to be consistent, so as you start building them (see below), make sure that firstly, your NAP is correct, and the same (so Google & Bing can see the connection). Make sure you pick a permalink structure that …

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On its own, content does nothing for your business

The goal of negative SEO is to lower the rankings of competitor websites. This, they believe, will subsequently elevates their own rankings once the competition is out of the way. Relevance is the key issue when choosing the right keywords. Keep in mind that the more specific and niche the …

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Keyword research helps you get into your customers’ heads

A lot of people think of link reclamation as just 301’ing pages they have moved that still have a lot of great backlinks. Making your content easy to read and understand helps make it useful to your readers. Some experts also believe that Google takes readability into account when …

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Study your competitors’ linking profile

To a larger degree, your backlink profile is made up of backlinks from external sites (also known as referring domains) that contribute to the overall strength, relevance and diversity of your domain’s backlink profile. Don’t overstuff your page with keywords and phrases, while shoe-horning in as many variations …

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Rank Content in Google's Featured Snippet

Appropriate use of headers are not only helpful to the reader in structuring and breaking up content, but they also let Google know what the key information on that page is and what is most important. The reason that most SEOs don’t know technical SEO is because they don …

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Entries with rich snippets have higher click-through rates

You need to understand where you are now in order to accurately assess your future rankings. Search Engine Optimisation is the process of designing web pages, writing content and building a network of links back to your website in order to rank at the top of a google search results …

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Create local search accounts

You can stop improving certain pages, but the site as a whole can always be improved. When you’re looking at a competitor’s web page source code, you’ll see the tag near the top of the page, along with a bunch of <meta> tags used to describe the page …</meta>

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SEO has a wide range of other benefits for your business

The backlinks you want pointing to your site are natural, authentic, industry-related and authoritative. As Google continues to prioritize the user experience in its algorithm, this data can become critical. It’s one thing to provide a list of items that generally lead to a better user experience (like we …

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Set a bare minimum expectation for backlink partners

Use your keywords in the meta-tags, web page title, sub-headers and web content. Make your web content unique. A keyword density of 1-3% and word count of more than 400 words is ideal for on-page optimization. Create a sitemap page to make search engines spiders love your web pages. This …

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Market Segmentation

Create and submit sitemaps for each country in Google Webmaster Tools. This is only necessary if you’re using subdirectories for each of your locale sites, but it is very important that Google indexes and understands all the pages on your site. The best way to do this is to …

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SEO page title best practice

An organic search strategy that involves a dedicated consumer focused approach is highly recommended. This entails total brand presence and not just keywords, understanding customer behavior, consumption preferences, needs and conversion paths. Term weighting refers to the importance of a particular search term to the query. The idea is to …

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Never Stop Working

Google is good at crawling all types of URL structures, even if they're quite complex, but spending the time to make your URLs as simple as possible for both users and search engines can help. Blogging is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to improve search rankings. Not …

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Planning is a crucial part of any SEO campaign

Although search engines can read text, they can’t read an image. That’s where “alt tags”, or “alternative text”, comes in. A key lesson to apply to pretty much every aspect of SEO, is not to get carried away when you find ideas that work. For example, just because …

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Review your goal keywords

As much as it's important to try out new things and experiment with SEO, one thing remains constant -- the importance of title and meta tags. Linking out to well-respected authority sites will not only increase the relevancy of your content and time readers spend on your site, but it is …

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Understanding the rationale behind site structure

When it comes to getting your content to the top of the search rankings there’s a number of methods you can employ. But if there’s one constant that runs through them all then that would be the importance of keywords. Search Engine Optimization requires the inclusion of popular …

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Help create content (that builds links)

Build a unique contact page for each location that you operate and mark up your location information in Schema.org. Use an online tool to help you come up with more keyword and topic ideas, based on some of your preliminary ideas. The activity generated by social media suggests that …

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Check what’s happening in your streams

So most people don’t have the time to get up to speed on all of the shifting trends, the technical aspects, and make sure their website is running perfectly for SEO like a finely tuned machine. We all know that search engines have been trying for years to decrease …

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Community Hijacking

As we spend more time on our mobile devices, it is becoming more integral that websites cater to the mobile-user. This is becoming known as mobile first. In fact, mobile friendliness has now been confirmed by Google as a ranking factor for searches, making it a vital component for your …

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Think about Long Tail Keywords

If you haven’t done it before, this is the year to get a professional SEO service on board. Local SEO can be particularly difficult to get right. When you allow search engines to crawl and index MASSIVE pages in your site, it consumes the crawl budget that you are …

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What does a good Backlink Profile look like?

Website owners all want their content to be placed at the top of page one of search results. This is because very few website searches ever go beyond page one of results. In 2012, Google began to penalise any site found with bad backlinks and alongside this, it can ban …

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Low Word Count

Vertical search is the term people sometimes use for specialty or niche search engines that focus on a limited data set. Examples of vertical search solutions provided by the major search engines are image, video, news, and blog searches Don’t use hidden text or links on your website to …

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Tailor to shoppers, not search engines

Search engines don’t like familiar or generic content. Google counts links from other websites as votes. So, when they’re presented with two (or more) pages on the same topic, the page with the most links (i.e. votes) will usually rank higher than the page(s) with fewer …

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SEO Remains Keyword Driven & LSI Keywords Are Important

Choosing a keyword-friendly domain name is crucial to the success of your SEO campaign. Search engines will index a domain name that is also part of the page title and website description faster than a domain name that bears no relation to the title of the site or content on …

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Monitor Google My Business

If you are getting links from a site that has high PageRank with many other links pointing to it then those links will boost your site's popularity. When you architect a website and you place SEO at the forefront of a web project, you’re doing two things simultaneously. You …

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Page load speed

If over time your site has acquired an average of 5 links per day, and then the links suddenly start to come in at a rate of 10 per day, that could be seen as a positive ranking signal. On the other hand, if the rate of new link Learning …

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The outreach process for SEO

SEO marketing can be a very powerful tool for generating massive passive traffic. But if you use it incorrectly, you’ll end up doing more harm than benefit. The thing is, in addition to Link Building and creating pathways to popular, informative parts of the Internet, you also need to …

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Important aspects of seo that are essential for a website

Content strategy and execution is a discipline in its own right. If you are looking to build a genuinely compelling brand experience shortcuts cannot be taken. Chances are, there are a number of sites that cover topic areas similar to yours. Opening up communication with these sites is usually beneficial …

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Too Many On-page Links

One thing’s for sure though, Google is getting smarter. It’s now much harder to take shortcuts or to pull the wool over its eyes and cheat your way to the top – you have to earn your place. With so many options, many brands and marketers are left to …

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Videos and images are page content too

The key is creating content ready to serve customers across various devices and platforms. Brands need to meet customers where they are in order to provide them information; but without data, this is impossible. Data can let brands know what their customers search for and what they want to see …

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We're searching in different ways already

Simply put, engagement is the ability to hold a user’s attention. In SEO terms, it is a measure of the amount of time spent on a page. Although Google hasn’t officially declared it, there is evidence to suggest that this search engine giant does reward sites with strong …

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How the Google Hummingbird Update Changed Search

If you're a relatively new blog & would be willing to write a blog post for the sake of getting one solid, contextual link, then blog carnivals are a no brainer. Basically, blog carnivals are a blog community that writes about certain topics as a group. These posts then get linked …

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Start searching the targeted keyword

Be careful not to include links within content that lead directly to the desktop or mobile version of a page. Even if the user will be switched to the correct URL based on their device, Google sees these types of links as a bad user experience. Besides studying your web …

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Exposure is the name of the game when creating a blog

In an SEO scenario, Google likes to trust sites that have links from high quality, relevant sources. For example, large news websites don’t generally link to an untrusted source, nor do top quality industry blogs or university or .edu websites. Search engines audiences are “in demand” mode and already …

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SEO is a clean, lean, marketing machine

A page’s title tag is the clickable text that appears in search results. Though easily overlooked, it’s one of the most important factors in on-page SEO and capturing your visitors’ attention — describing in just a few words what a page or document is about. Fundamental search engine optimization …

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