Layout, formatting and SERPs combine to make great SEO

Doubling the number of conversion (purchases) justifies the cost of the mobile-optimization design. It's statistically more likely that a user will visit websites that appear on the first page of their search. Anchor texts play an important role in the internal and external linking as well as for the usability …

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Don't give up too soon

Don't ask your customer for a review too early; they might not have enough experience to form an opinion about you. But don't wait so long that the great first impression fades. This timing is different for every business and industry; so it might be worth experimenting to get the …

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Repurpose old web crawlers

Aside from the search engine optimisation benefits, great content is only successful when it engages the reader; when it empowers, advises, educates and actually excites the viewer. A page that's no longer working can affect your site's rankings in search engines, but also user experience and the engagement. In order …

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Natural language processing using hits

Marketers identify consumer and business-to-business segments in many ways. The clickable text for a link is another place to use keywords, and to help guide the user to their destination. As a result, Google respects good anchor text. Check to see that your website doesn't have the following issues: If …

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Don't forget about user generated content

Ultimately you want backlinks to develop organically, as trying to manipulate or spam backlinks on other sites can actually penalize your website and lower its ranking. Including a Contact Us page on your website and putting the link in the navigation not only makes for good user experience (especially if …

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Search engine health checks should look at quality

Clicking on a link text redirects you to a destination address which is stored in the HTML code as an attribute. A well-thought-out keyword strategy is one of the most important in this regard. The right keywords will help you attract highly targeted traffic and leave out the tyre-kickers. If …

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Take care when dealing with link building

If you are a local business, register with trusted local directories. By submitting your company to business directories (especially the free directories) you cannot expect to be flooded with high quality traffic and transform your website into a high-converting lead generation machine. What you should be expecting though, is getting …

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Make URLs the focal point of your marketing efforts

As more content becomes available on every subject, searchers no longer have to query using pivotal root keywords, like running shoes, any more. Chances are good your site already has some evergreen articles, whether you intended to make them evergreen or not. Backlinks are the foundation of Google's algorithm for …

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One element of your strategy should look at social media

Search queries are an average of three words long, and more than 25 percent are only a single word. The structure of your URL can affect both your page's ranking, but also the user experience. Is the page load time excessive? Too long a load time may slow down crawling …

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Think about javascript from the start

If you're going to change a URL, but you don't want its link juice to disappear, you can use a 301 redirect. A 301 will pass a majority of the link juice. When you invest a few hours a month for the first few months you can acquire enough backlinks …

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Top trends in LSI to watch

A great way to incorporate all those valuable local keywords into your website is to create valuable content. Fresh, unique content has great SEO benefits, but it will also help to establish you as a reputable, reliable and knowledgeable business. Plus, you can use it for link-building efforts and share …

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Why Do SEOs Use Keyword Phrases?

Search engines typically assume that the more popular a site, page, or document, the more valuable the information it contains must be. If this has already been done to a large extent, rewriting the home page descriptive content is the easiest way to fix the preexisting issue. Search engines no …

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Let's talk about social media

Find potential websites to acquire links from. To do this, we want to go to our trusty Google search and conduct a few searches. These searches use a hidden feature of Google called “Search Operators.” The search operators can be used to drill down on concepts with Google and provide …

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Losing Focus on SEO

You may have read on SEO forums that keyword-rich domain names are a waste of time, that users see them as spammy, and that brand presence is more important. As usual, there is some truth in all these arguments, but recognize that if you choose to follow this advice, you …

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How to really understand quality

It’s an unhealthy practice to decide for yourself what the data should be telling you. Content marketing is now part of a successful SEO strategy. Google has refined what it considers good content in recent years. It it now almost impossible to get away with any gimmicky content-based tactics …

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Evergreen content is a no-brainer

One of the most common problems for webmasters who run both mobile and desktop versions of a site is that the mobile version of the site appears for users on a desktop computer, or that the desktop version of the site appears when someone accesses it on a mobile device …

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Remember that search engine spiders make the web go round

However, the difference is that SEO only affects the unpaid or "organic" results, and seeks to improve a website's ranking relative to the order of results displayed on the page. Coming up with great content is important to the longevity of any website, but finding the right “hot” keywords to …

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

Join the communities and start building relationships with the members. Share your thoughts, answer questions and keep the conversation going. Stock-photos are the worst. Avoid thin content pitfalls by checking for duplicates across all your web platforms and creating your own distinguishable and meaty material. It’s possible to use …

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Useful tips from experts in anchor text

aying heed upon Keyword Frequency, Keyword Weight, Keyword Proximity, Keyword Prominence, Keyword Placement, etc. is important for optimizing Keywords. Hreflang for example. A high-quality page (naturally written) will, by contrast, typically be full of words semantically related to the main search term used. Make sure that your web page URLs …

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More focus is put on citations

Although Web crawlers enabled the early search engines to have a larger list of sites than the manual method of collecting sites, they couldn’t perform the other manual tasks of figuring out what the pages were about and ranking them in order of which ones were best. SEO takes …

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Not all internet searches lead to sales

Duplicate content is an important issue to check for during your SEO audit. Google Analytics allows you to specifically analyze the user behavior on your website. The analysis options range from very simple to very complex functions. Using tools like Google Analytics is essential to evaluating the success of your …

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Adopt a customer centric view of landing pages

The biggest challenge with SEO is that it’s ambiguous territory—but you shouldn’t let the uncertainty get the best of you. Understand that almost every marketer is exactly where you are now. Everyone’s trying to figure out SEO’s ‘hidden secrets’ with little direction. If you're trying …

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Internal linking is a really effective SEO technique

With top-notch content, visitors get more meaning because their issues are resolved and value for money and time is guaranteed. Nothing is worse than arriving to a site and finding content with keywords strategically (and awkwardly) positioned throughout. Content gating is a popular strategy to boost conversions on your site …

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Advanced off-site SEO principles

Strive to incorporate a small handful of links to authoritative sources throughout your copy. This communicates to your readers (and to Google’s algorithms) that your content, while unique, gives credit where it’s due. To prove your value and make the most of your SEO knowledge, you need to …

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Have a Fast Load Time

Google turns the concept of backlink into a quantifiable signal using the link score. It does this by assessing the quality of every incoming link and the total links to your website. Use heading tags where it makes sense. Too many heading tags on a page can make it hard …

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Google's definition of high-quality content

Gone are the days of keyword stuffing. Sentences actually need to make sense now. Optimise your website by ensuring that any published content is easy to read and digest. Natural keyword inclusion is acceptable, but make the readers your first priority, not the keywords. An authority website is a site …

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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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