The title tag is a visitor's first exposure to your site

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. To optimize your keyword research for local SEO, brainstorm keywords or phrases with a geo-modifier that customers might use when searching for a …

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Do you run A/B testing on a regular basis?

Google does not work only the way it used to work, and as a result, this impacts a lotof websites built a certain way to rank high in Google. Dig through your customer communications to find additional, actively used keywords. Talk to your customer service people to find out what …

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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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How do You Know Your Website Has Been Attacked?

As a rule of thumb, the easier you acquire a link, the less value it will likely have. You have to think outside of the box (link building is not just guest posting). A comprehensive keyword research enables you to discover which words work in your line of field and …

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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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Keyword Research for Page Titles

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. If you're a relatively new blog & would be willing to write a blog post for the sake of getting …

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Losing Focus on Information Content

Using keywords in your content allows you to reach better more diverse audiences, including niche audiences. The key to this is using keywords naturally within your content. A well-structured and easy to read site allows search engines to navigate successfully. Considering the user experience for your customers before you build …

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Optimization ensures the Website is easy to crawl

Buying backlinks can and does work, however, there’s a substantial risk involved if you buy low quality ones and/or from people who openly sell them. If their website gets penalised, you’re in trouble too. Alt attributes are the text alternatives to your image which will appear if …

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Make sure a byline with your name appears on every page of your content

Use the keywords your audience is searching for. Search engines understand synonyms and similar terminology, so using related keywords in multiple pieces of content helps the bots know what topics your site covers. That said, focusing on keywords for each piece of content you publish still matters. Add structured data …

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Start mapping out a plan for action

Ensure that you site is free of spam, malware among other problems for reputable and fast site. With algorithms getting savvier, focus on purchasing quality links and try to earn good inbound links. Ensure links to your website aren’t trying to manipulate rankings by using keyword-heavy phrases in anchor …

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Be very sure of what you are writing

It’s the number one thing you’ll be working on when you’re trying to improve mobile SEO: performance. In this case, performance almost entirely boils down to site speed. It’s a given: the faster your site is, the happier your users will be. Your website should be …

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Submit your website to legitimate award sites

If your meta description is a duplicate, the user experience in Google will be less. Although page titles might vary, all pages seem the same as all descriptions are equal. Mobile is becoming more popular every year. SEO and positioning your website to rank top spots in the search engines …

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Use Link Baiting To Get More Clicks from the SERPS

When SEO isn’t done right it can be the cause of wasted time, money and a lot of frustration for many businesses. They might be ranking well for some keywords, but those keywords aren’t actually bringing in qualified traffic, leads or buyers. A mobile strategy is not simply …

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Quality Content

Google has become tremendously more sophisticated about the signals that it does consider when it comes to applying relevance of keywords to a particular site. Although traditional advertising can still play an important role in marketing, for small businesses with limited budgets, local SEO can be a highly effective, low-cost …

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Create an Engaging Web Presence

A page consisting of just a few sentences is less likely to get to the top of a search engine list. Search engines favor sites that have a high information content. Generally, you should try to increase the text content of your site in the interest of seo. The optimum …

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Do Your Research

A good link profile is not just backlinks. Stated another way, backlinks are just one component of the link profile. There is a deeper complexity to the backlink discussion. Markup logos, images, addresses, phone numbers, business name, type of business, reviews, prices, software, and anything else that’s relevant to …

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Build a dashboard in Google Analytics

Webpages on HTTPS had positive correlation with higher rankings. Allow visitors to your site to social bookmark it for later, by providing your visitors this option, you are helping create links that will raise you in search engine ranks. Not only that, but you can find free widgets that can …

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Gathering your social profile linking domains

Writing blog content is one of the best ways to generate traffic and inbound links to your site. Marketers who blog consistently see up to 97% more organic links generated for their site. Guest blogging greatly contributes to that number if you’ve made that part of your content marketing …

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Actively seeking links can and should penalize your website

Google aims to ensure organic search engine marketing be a significant investment in time and budget for businesses. The days of hiring freelancers to create hundreds of small keyword-stuffed articles are over. Website owners all want their content to be placed at the top of page one of search results …

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We've reached a tipping point

When you start reading all about SEO, and all the different opinions out there about it, you might begin to sweat and feel little uncertain. It’s hard to tell exactly how much your company should invest in this line of marketing. You’d like to have a full-blow SEO …

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What Is Semantic Search?

It used to be that buying backlinks as you could was a successful means of boosting your organic search results. But today, it’s definitely not good to buy them in big packages. Google has declared that if you buy bulk backlinks to improve your rankings, you're breaching their guidelines …

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Determining Relevance in Link Building

Keyword Research and Implementation is important for making any piece of copy shine, especially in the eyes of search engines. Search engines are invested in providing users a great mobile experience. There’s a difference between desktop SEO and mobile SEO, but the goals are often comparable. You want to …

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More about the pros and cons of curated content

The reason social is such a natural extension of search is that it adds both relevancy and authority. Think about this: According to Nielsen research, 92% of consumers worldwide trust recommendations from friends and family more than any form of advertising. This is up from 74% in 2007. Keyword Research …

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Re-think your blog’s headers

Organic traffic refers to visits that come to your site when a user clicks on an unpaid search engine result. The key is that these visits are free. Search engine optimisation (SEO) is your means to maximising your access to and returns from this free traffic source. A few years …

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Competitor Link Analysis for SEO

It’s no coincidence that the highest-volume keywords also tend to have the highest amount of competition, and of course, the higher the competition, the harder it’s going to be to rank for that keyword. Find out who your customers are and what words they use to describe your …

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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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On-page factors

Your page title should be naturally descriptive and contain the right keywords. Most SEOs place this near the top in terms of ranking power. It's also important to ensure the title is catchy because this tag is what Google often shows in the search results. This means make it click-worthy …

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SEO is a fast-changing marketing activity

CTR gives some insight into how likely potential visitors are to actually click on your site in the SERPs. The higher quality your content, the more beneficial your shared information, and the better your reputation increases the chances that you will be mentioned throughout a variety of platforms. Title tags …

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Create an e-book or guide every two months

The click through rate (CTR) of a page is determined by the number of people that click on your result in the SERPs. If your snippet is very appealing to a user, or appears in a higher position, people are more inclined to click on it. SEOs constantly work to …

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Navigation affects traffic

As we all know, Google change their algorithm 500+ times a year, and these are the small tweaks to make user experience and results better, and these are largely unconfirmed. Then come the larger, more drastic algorithmic changes that sometimes cause a stir in the SEO industry, mainly due client …

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Determining Your SEO Objectives

How relevant is your product page or category page to the search term? This is a huge ranking factor that’s often neglected. Stick to keywords that your products would genuinely satisfy. You’re not foolin’ Google. Excessive repetition of keywords, and using keywords that are irrelevant to the rest …

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Interlink your web pages

Adding a single search bar to the top of a website, one which shows up on every page throughout that website, is a good way to allow users to search through a website for whatever particular content they want, whenever the urge to search hits them. To “optimize” for a …

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Optimize from tail to head

Don’t just stuff your keywords in willy-nilly and then tack on your city and state (or region or county) at the end. Remember that in addition to conveying to Google the terms for which you want your business to be relevant, these are the phrases that your prospective customers …

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Press Releases and Backlinks

Some sites have the same URL for both desktop and mobile content, but change their format according to User-agent. In other words, both mobile users and desktop users access the same URL (i.e. no redirects), but the content/format changes slightly according to the User-agent. Getting the technical details …

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Think hard about sharing

Website crawl-ability and making a website searchable goes beyond making sure Google can “crawl” the website. Understanding how a website’s users (including Google) are navigating a website is key to building an information architecture. Building the information architecture in a way that mirrors their thought processes will help both …

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Advanced content analysis SEO principles

A silly issue that causes huge problems -- and happens more often than you would think -- is that sometimes people forget to unblock robots from crawling and indexing the website after the website goes live. Search engines no longer require you to spell things in order to rank, so your focus …

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