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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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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AMP designs will have a ton of leverage in the mobile SERPs

Search engines are invested in providing users a great mobile experience. Generally speaking, backlinks are considered to be a “vote” of confidence for the content that’s being linked to on your domain from outside sources. It is worth noting that when it comes to link building, it is very …

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Make your content much more linkable and much more likable

Keywords must be used at least three to four times in the page text. The upper limit depends on the overall page size – the larger the page, the more keyword repetitions can be made. Keyword phrases (word combinations consisting of several keywords) are worth a separate mention. The best seo …

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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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Be sure you've considered every possible angle

Title tags and meta descriptions are important elements of your website’s content. The title tag and the meta description tags should include keywords relevant to the content of the web page they describe. This helps Search Engines understand what the page is about and index your web pages accordingly …

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Link building – the definitive guide

If you optimize your meta descriptions with clear and attractive extracts on what potential visitors can find on your site, it becomes easier for them to see if the information they’re looking for is on that page. Writing is hard enough when you have to write 500 word blog …

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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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Make it scannable

Google doesn ’t want a website owner to be able to artificially climb its SERPs. Rather, Google wants websites to climb the ranks only when they are genuinely valuable and popular with the audience. It wants to see natural, organic links that you haven’t paid for and it wants …

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Make sure your titles are concise and compelling

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which SEO activities have previously been attempted?

Focus on your customers, and take the right logistical steps to make sure that search engines can find your content. Focus on the ‘road less traveled’ with long-tail opportunities, and you’ll be set. Keywords are usually broken up and grouped based on the number of words within the query …

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Optimising your site for featured snippets

Pay close attention to how your results develop over time, and don’t be afraid to make changes when you need to. Where appropriate, you should add localization. This is extremely important to businesses who offer products and services to a specific geographic region. How do your competitors rank? Pick …

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Understanding searcher intent

It shouldn’t be surprising that the first step is identifying those high-value search terms that your potential customers might be using. You can do that through keyword research, which can be conducted a number of different ways. There’s always something written somewhere that you can quote and use …

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Words and phrases that keep people engaged

Try to vary the lengths of your posts a little. This again looks more natural and suggests to Google that you’re not following a strict ‘formula’ of any kind! 95% of the U.S. Internet browsing population accesses search engines each month. Furthermore, the U.S. online population makes …

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Help potential customers make purchasing decisions

To achieve long-term SEO results, you must have a strong web foundation built on targeting terms related to your business, industry, and offerings. If you don’t target and rank for the right terms, your audience won’t be able to find you. So one of the most important SEO …

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What Defines Effective Local Affiliate Marketing Content?

Google’s featured snippet is a tool through which Google interacts with searchers. The more inputs Google receives from searchers, the better becomes its understanding of what they want. It should be clearly understood that the purpose for Press release is to share some newsworthy content about your product, brand …

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Auditing an Existing Site to Identify SEO Problems

As a rule, the best thing you can do to create a successful blog and show up high in search results is put quality at number one. Provide value, solve readers’ problems, and make your content and SEO practices natural and relevant. As recommendations from peers become more prominent online …

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SEO for Mindshare/Branding

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is one of the techniques to use in order to achieve a greater volume of traffic to your site. Without a good number of people visiting your web page, you won’t be able to expose your site to potential customers. A great way to …

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Missing title tags are problematic

Duplicate content is content that appears in more than one place online. When there are multiple pieces of identical content, it's difficult for search engines to decide which version is more relevant to a given search query. The intro of the article should be short, focused, and to the point …

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SEO page duplicates best practice

Understanding and recognizing how PageRank flows can make a difference in your SEO campaigns. The difference in many cases will be small, but in a competitive environment, every advantage counts. Even with more and more consumers using their mobile devices to search and browse the web, there are some companies …

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It’s time to revolutionize our approach to SEO

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’s content. If the site includes it, the meta name= ”keywords” tag should be a few …</meta>

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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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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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Be mindful of structure

Does the content add an enormous amount of value or is it thin and veiled in an attempt to merely rank for a keyword? Is the content unique? You can't skimp on quality. Not today. Ever wonder how to pick the perfect keyword topic for your blog or website, or …

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