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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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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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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It’s when you don’t have enough leads that when the troubles start

Artificial intelligence will become more ubiquitous, so SEO specialists must grasp firsthand knowledge on machine learning and automation. Does having keywords in your domain URL benefit your search ranking? This topic has often been debated up and down the years. The consensus is that they are a ranking factor, albeit …

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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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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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Link Building

There are some legitimate concerns about SEO for newcomers; it isn’t a strategy you can master quickly, nor is it guaranteed to pay off. A clear, direct URL is the best route to take in order to ensure that users know what they’re getting from your website and …

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Bring your customers back to your site in the form of traffic and sales

The problem with directories: A good directory’s intent is to categorize the internet into different categories/subcategories, while providing links to good websites in those categories. Although there are legitimate directory websites, many were built solely for the purpose of building links back to webpages without consideration of link …

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Using Google’s Disavow Tool

Don’t let ego fuel your obsession with keyword rankings. And remember that your personal search experience is not necessarily what your prospective customers see. The main heading of your page tells visitors, including search engines, what the page is about. Heading tags let us mark up what is a …

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Backlinks that go deeper

Make a list of the keywords for which you want to rank highly. Does the content you share on social media and your blog cover those keywords? Zero in on one or two of your most desirable keywords and find ways to make content under those keywords more shareable. Most …

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Toxic links and their cure

An HTML sitemap (as opposed to an XML sitemap) is often mentioned as being useful for SEO. They certainly are if you use them wisely (and especially Bing seems to like them at times), but I like them even more for the fact that users like them a lot. In …

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