What is your unique selling point (USP)?

Pick your permalink structure wisely. Don’t change your permalink structure for the sake of it. Incorrectly redirecting your old URLs to the new URLs might lead to problems and could get you dropped from the rankings. Make sure your website is optimised for mobile. When someone is searching for …

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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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Frequently Update Content/Blogs

When you're ready to scale your strategy, consider hiring a professional SEO agency or a highly skilled independent contractor. To understand your website, Google must be able to read it. In order for this to be possible, you must make sure that your website is text based behind the scenes …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Don't Forget: Content and Links Are Key

Once the Search Engines crawls the web and comes across the new pages, it then indexes or stores the information in its giant database categorically, to be retrieved later when any search query related to it comes up. These giant database storage facilities is capable of processing large amount of …

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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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Optimize Your Contact Us Page

Doorway pages are typically large sets of poor-quality pages where each page is optimized for a specific keyword or phrase. In many cases, doorway pages are written to rank for a particular phrase and then funnel users to a single destination. Instead of creating content, a lot of websites should …

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Intent

Google has placed an increased onus on trust in recent times. If Google trusts your site, it means your site is more resilient and also tends to ranks better. It’s not enough these days to create a website then sit back and wait for your customers to find it …

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Google My Business/Google Maps Listing and Bing Places

Search engines (and users) look to the site architecture for clues as to what pages are most important. A key factor is how many clicks from the home page it takes to reach a page Make sure every page of your site contains at least several hundred words of helpful …

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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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Exhibit altruistic behaviour to build trust

Google is constantly evolving to better understand the context and intent of user behaviour. Make sure you spend time optimizing the content on your website. Good website content is easy to read by visitors and consistent when compared against both the title and tags listed with the story. Otherwise, search …

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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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SEO and SEM can work together beautifully

There are various ranking factors that influence whether a website appears higher on the SERP based on the content relevance to the search term, or the quality of backlinks pointing to the page. See what keywords are most popular in each country you’re targeting, and optimise the pages on …

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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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Powerful Link Building Strategies For Small Businesses

What if I was to tell you Google has a powerful collection of tools that tell you exactly how often they crawl your site, what they think it’s about, and even suggestions on things they have trouble with? And that you can have it? For free? You’d want …

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Expand as necessary.

If a search engine recognizes cloaking it will penalize the website by permanently removing it from the search engine index. The website will no longer appear in search results. You’ve launched your new website, ready to welcome crowds of new customers. But, if no-one finds your new website, how …

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Establish intuitive information architecture principles

The heading structure of your pages is one of the very important aspects of on-page SEO. It defines which parts of your content are important, and how they’re interconnected. Spend some time looking at other websites within your niche, sites that perhaps are not performing well enough to claim …

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Google and long keyphrases

Certain words present an ongoing challenge for the search engines. One of the greatest challenges comes in the form of disambiguation. Writing is hard enough when you have to write 500 word blog posts. Now imagine writing in-depth articles and guides that stretch to 5,000+ words on a consistent …

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Collaborate and filter

SEO and content marketing are two different processes. You could describe the main difference like this: SEO is narrow and technical, while content marketing is broad and holistic. It will be hard to redirect your resources to mobile if your company has been completely entrenched in optimizing its desktop SEO …

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SEO is not about stuffing a paragraph full of links and keywords

Unfortunately, there is only so much Search Engine Optimization you can do on your own website. After you’ve come up with compelling copy, studied keywords, looked around to see what competitors are doing and gone through all the other steps, one of the only remaining ways to boost your …

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Search engine health check

Using hot keywords and search phrases is crucial to catching people using search engines, but crafted content shouldn’t look mechanical or read like a lecture. Search engines often reward you for updating old content. But remember, you only get a reward for actually making the content more relevant! Use …

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Title Tag Issues

After conducting some keyword research around those phrases, settle on the ones that have a good search volume and are as specific as possible. The more specific a key phrase, the more likely a customer is to convert as they are able to find exactly what they have been searching …

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Optimize for Yahoo, Bing, and Others

The reason you want natural, helpful, informative links is that you don’t want to have to constantly replace links ignored by the search engines and you don’t want to suffer from penalties and downgrades. Link acquisition should happen without anxiety. Understanding the current health of your website from …

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An interesting and useful copy is no longer enough

A breadcrumb is a row of internal links at the top or bottom of the page that allows visitors to quickly navigate back to a previous section or the root page. Many breadcrumbs have the most general page (usually the root page) as the first, left-most link and list the …

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Are you using Shared web hosting?

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a key part of any digital marketing campaign and needs the right expertise to make it happen. Did you know Google uses around 200 ranking factors to rank websites? This may be a lot for SEOs to take in all at once. However, focusing on …

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Optimize all content through SEO best practices

Whenever doing a website redesign, I think it’s so important to reassess the purpose of each page. If you don’t learn anything from the page, neither will your viewers! Building out a navigation map that takes SEO into consideration will save you a lot of heartache throughout your …

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Backlinks that go deeper

Some users might link to your page using the URL of that page as the anchor text. If your URL contains relevant words, this provides users and search engines with more information about the page than an ID or oddly named parameter would. Including your target keyword within your page …

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