Having fun with search queries

Google is making a real push to get to grips with any tactic they see as manipulating the rankings in a way that’s against their guidelines – from keyword cramming to paying for sponsored posts. You can hire good writers, but that is often an expensive proposition. You may be …

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So lets talk about SEO and its importance to digital marketing

However, the modern Google algorithms feature a process known as semantic searchh. Original Content Is King, they say. The methods vary from technical practices you can achieve behind the scenes on your website (we tend to refer to this as ‘on-page SEO’) to all the promotional ’off-page’ approaches you can …

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Fundamentals of Earning and Attracting Links

Not every piece of content will be interesting for each and every user out there. Your website will get in front of a random audience from time to time. However, your job is not to please everyone, but to create content tailored to the needs of your customers. While building …

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Concentrate on actionable analytics

And, so the reason why SEO can be hard is because you have to test things out yourself. Social media can be a useful tool in search engine optimization. When you write something new, tweet the link, encourage your followers to share the link and post it on social media …

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Questions to ask about white hat SEO

Google is getting better every year at detecting spammer and low-quality links. Being proactive about taking a safe approach is the only way to avoid a penalty. If hackers break into your website with the goal of implementing negative SEO techniques, then it’s unlikely that you would even notice …

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Measure and monitor your online authority

The bounce rate is an important metric to measure the relevancy of content to users. After a year long campaign, we go through an evaluation process to benchmark progress of the campaign. Real SEO is all about helping Google understand the content of your website. It’s about steering, guiding …

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The truth about link research

In a time when attention spans are shorter than ever, you’d expect that shorter and easier to read posts would be winning points with search engines. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Google still privileges longer posts, and higher-ranking articles usually have more words than those …

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How To Check If A Site Is Worth Getting A Link From

For small businesses, the best approach to identifying target keywords requires diligent research and the proper mindset. A variety of studies support the idea that Google incorporate social signals when ranking a webpage. A search result with a high CTR can often be given a boost by Google because it …

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Making your site easy to navigate

If your website or webpage suddenly or gradually changes focus over time (say from a carpentry guide to a best practice SEO guide – sounds unlikely, but you never know), then anchor text pointing to you will likely change in line with the different topic. Google may then decide that your …

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How Can I Create Engaging, Trustworthy Content?

Search engines want to deliver the best results to searchers based on the search terms visitors enter. Content syndication is the term used for the tactical republishing of your original article on another third-party website. It’s particularly useful if you’re a smaller publisher or an up-and-coming writer who …

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Links make the web go round.

Most tools you use to build websites make it super easy to add important image tags, like alt tags. Both search engines and humans (those who look at a web page’s code) can read the information in image tags. It’s just one more way to include relevant info …

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Opting for Effective Search Engine Optimization

Domain Authority is a score (on a 100-point scale) developed by Moz that predicts how well a website will rank on search engines. We like to use Domain Authority when comparing one site to another or tracking the “strength” of your website over time. SEO is simply the process of …

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Use Tools To Scale Your Efforts

To increase your CTR, create a custom description that describes what your page is about and what the reader can expect to get out of visiting your page. You also want to include your target keyword. Think about the searcher’s intent when crafting this description. So how do you …

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Which SEO activities have previously been attempted?

Instead of looking for one-off guest blogging opportunities the entire time, look for opportunities that could win you regular contributions to a single blog or your own column. These links look very natural, you can get multiple high quality links a month, and if the blog has a decent audience …

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Relevance is the key issue for link building

Google scores ‘fresh content’ that’s updated regularly in a different way to a news article that doesn’t change. More and more, search engines have begun to incorporate social context into their search results. From its earliest days, Google's core search algorithm offered the most relevant and most organic …

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Add valuable insight to your repurposed content

With the increase in powers of content, the journey for internet marketing people has taken a knifelike turn. Not so long ago it might be comparatively easy for a marketer to secure his business in top search engine results. Paid links are links garnered in exchange for payment. They can …

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The value of Google authorship

While you want your sentences and paragraphs to be short, your overall content can be as long as you fancy – in-depth content is a big indicator of quality. The more pages you have give you more of a chance to rank well for a more diverse set of keyword phrases …

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50% of search queries are four words or longer

The old saying that “life is a journey, not a destination” can also be applied to SEO. Keyword research is the basis of all search marketing. It is the art of explaining what you do in the language that people use, and thus it should probably be the basis of …

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Google Algorithms Target Low-Quality Content

Provide high-quality content on your pages, especially your homepage. This is the single most important thing to do. If your pages contain useful information, their content will attract many visitors and entice webmasters to link to your site. Information Architecture allows people and search engines to better understand the content …

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Use each keyword carefully

Having a few 404 errors will not ruin your rankings completely, but they can lower your user experience, which ultimately can affect your SEO performance. Today, many sites use secondary menus to accommodate for additional content. Loads of site-owners can’t help but state that they “can’t squeeze all …

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Where are you seeing the fastest movement in the SERP’s?

Not so long ago, SEO and social media marketing were different things. The idea was that SEO attracted visitors and social media marketing kept them coming back. Just like they have for on-page SEO, technical aspects of SEO have changed as search engines have become more sophisticated. You can get …

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Draft content for each target keyword

Schema.org is a code protocol developed jointly by the world’s top search engines. It’s created to make it easier for companies to structure the data they present on their websites After choosing a domain name, optimizing the URLs for your pages is the next SEO step. SEO …

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Pay attention to your weekly click-through rate

Similar to your title tags, meta descriptions are a simple, but highly effective way to improve your SEO. Meta descriptions are used to generate the small paragraph of text that appears below a page’s title in the search results. With the vastly reduced price of international communication and shipping …

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Promote for links, not penalties

SEO takes some time. There’s no legitimate way around that. But SEO is also not a one-and-done activity. You can’t SEO a website and call it good. If you want to stay competitive, then SEO shouldn’t stop just because you’ve started seeing results. Every SERP is …

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Website Traffic

Top-ranking webpages in Google have shorter URLs. Writing good page titles is an essential skill for anyone doing SEO. The title tag is the first thing a user sees in the search results. It’s also one of the most important factors for Google to decide what the topic of …

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