What your mum didn't tell you about analytics

A greater number of people will stick to voice search, so SEO specialists will have to adjust to this relatively new type of search. According to Google, no-follow provides a way for webmasters to tell search engines Don't follow links on this page or Don't follow this specific link. This …

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Find out more about organic links

Google constantly updates and reviews guidelines on link building. Some individuals tend to abuse the process by engaging in unfair practices like posting the same article to a site en masse. Once you get a link penalty from Google, you risk having your site ranked lower and getting back to …

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Wait. Are 301 redirects really that simple?

Maybe a little bit of content writing. SEO copywriting is quality writing. Period. The keyphrases shouldn’t make the writing hard-to-read, sound repetitive, or lose its conversion focus. Instead of searching for "running shoes," a user may search "what are the best running shoes for arched feet?" As queries have …

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Expand your forums as necessary

It turned out that featured snippets do drive traffic. For featured snippets, Google cites the source page in the spoken result and they provide a link to the page within the Google Home app, so people can click and learn more: The items could vary. Don’t use hidden text …

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The truth about onsite SEO

When you are creating text, keep in mind that web users want to get information quickly. So, express yourself in as much detail as necessary, but as succinctly as possible. For example, avoid long, nested phrases and break up your texts with short paragraphs, bullet points, headings, and images. Check …

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SEO is a lot more than keywords and rankings

Content Marketing involves creating and sharing content online such as blogs, videos, or social posts to create interest around your brand and business. While the way you craft your content and the copy of your website obviously have an affect on your SEO, it’s important not to forget about …

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Make non reciprocal links your centre of attention

Also, expect to be targeted by a lot more people trying to sell you their services. Variables make it possible to automate certain processes on your site. They also make it easy to change large batches of meta descriptions for instance, since you only have to change the structure of …

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What everyone ought to know about local search

To help answer those questions, here’s a look at what makes content evergreen and why that matters for your content strategy. If your current website isn’t using HTTPS then you should start scoping out a migration. Needless to say, the number of individual domains referring to your website …

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Why link bait matters

For maximum ranking potential in search engines, ensure that no affiliates or 3rd party vendors use the same descriptions that you are using. In turn, that can lead to a range of other problems relating to high clicks and a click-through-rate (CTR) but low conversions and sales. In practice, an …

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SEO specificity best practice

The search engine views your site as more trustworthy. There are a number of tools that let you check how many links are pointing to a site and what the authority of those pages are. Unfortunately none of them are perfect — the only way to know what links are pointing …

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Can a techie truly understand widgets

If you’re not blessed with excellent writing skills, outsource this job to somebody who is. With 75 percent of companies currently increasing their content marketing budget, it’s apparent that content can no longer be treated as a part-time job. Outsourcing content creation to dedicated writers allows for consistent …

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Increase Organic Traffic by the manipulation of rankings

Higher search rankings mean increased traffic as users search for terms that bring them to your site. A short click, on the other hand, is when a user clicks on a search result and almost immediately returns to Google’s search results page. From here, they might click on another …

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Make static pages the focal point of your marketing efforts

As devices have grown smaller, and keypads have given way to touch-screen models, users are finding it increasingly difficult to effectively search in traditional methods. Search is clearly becoming a more ubiquitous behavior among Internet users that drives navigation not only directly from search engines but also within sites and …

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The back story of cloaking

Each year more than 2.8 trillion search queries are made on Google alone. This means that Google answers more than 88,700 searches worldwide per second.i In other words: Every second that your website is not indexed on Google, you miss out on hundreds, if not thousands, of …

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Things your competitors know about LSI

From an SEO perspective, I never treat a piece of content as ‘complete’. There is always room for improvement with updates, additional information, and various other things that can make it more useful to visitors. Having a strong SEO campaign on your website is fundamental in making your business a …

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Create indications elsewhere back to your website

People are using voice search for local search especially when people are on the go. It is therefore important to optimise for local listings if you have shop/restaurant/bricks and mortar business. People like to seem smart and cool in front of others. Try to create content that makes …

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Building a Content Marketing Plan

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the work involved to improve a website and promote it to increase visibility on search engines, which usually translates into an increase in organic visitor traffic relevant to your website. Additionally, it’s the application of using each search engine’s best practices to optimize …

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Inbound links to your content help search engines

Writing for humans is just the first part of your SEO strategy and one that works with our next tactic, namely giving visitors what they want. As well as great quality content you need a website that is easy to use and provides a great user experience – in other words …

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One or more methods?

If you use images, videos, infographics, interactive content and other alternatives to solely text-based content, you increase the chance that people will read and share your posts. Try to get backlinks to various pages on your site, not just your Homepage, but also Galleries, Blog Articles, etc. Your Homepage already …

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Not all Google searches lead to sales

Make it clear on your own Web site that you want links - ask for them directly and make it easy for people to link by writing the linking code for them (using keyword phrases in linking text of course). The featured snippets that SEOs have been striving to get are …

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Why Smart Social-Media Marketing Is Brilliant SEO Strategy

It is important to use links and get the reader to better understand the matter by linking relevant data to your content. However, some SEO experts feel proud about using excessive linking strategies to gain positive outcomes in the form of a good ranking. How can you test your hypothesis …

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Keyword Research: What Comes Next

If you want to generate traffic through search, it’s best to do keyword research before you start writing. This way, you can focus on keywords for which a certain amount of search volume already exists – in other words, write toward topics that people are already searching for information about …

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Keep the length of your post in mind

Link building isn’t dead. Not by a long shot. The higher your site ranks in the search engines the more visitors you will get from them. Search engines focus on keywords: the words that people type into a seach engine when looking for something. Your aim is to make …

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Why Your Content Is Your Most Important Asset

When writing your articles, you need to keep in mind two things: first is your reader, next are the search engines. You need to make sure that both aspects are taken care of. Make it easy for your readers to understand and digest what you have to say. By highlighting …

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Move inline scripts and styles into separate files

Paid results are auction priced advertisements & are produced for as long as the advertiser’s budget lasts relative to the cost per click they have paid for their targeted search terms. If you want to dominate the search results for certain keywords in paid search, you need to be willing …

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Determine which keywords people are using to find your articles

Linking to highly popular or trusted websites, news pages, blogs and message boards is an excellent way to add credibility to your own website. If you’re pulling proof for the claims you make from sources which a majority of other people already trust, it can only help you to …

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Thin content issues might negatively impact SERP visibility

There’s been some debate in the SEO community about whether or not “social signals” can affect your search rankings, and what, exactly, “social signals” are in the first place. This is mostly because Google has both explicitly confirmed and explicitly denied the presence of social signals in its search …

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Identify What’s Working and What Isn’t

Link building, as a strategy, began in the late 1990s, coinciding with the advent of Google. In the early years of SEO, link building was at the forefront, and generally considered the most important tactic to get one’s website picked up by the search engine. The practice of link …

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Measuring Content Quality and User Engagement

Provide high quality photographs of products, and include an easy to use magnification system so customers can get a good idea of the details. Be sure that colors are accurate and that no parts are obscured by reflections. Try photographing the items from several angles and either choose the most …

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Consistent doesn't mean identical.

A headline is usually the first thing we notice when accessing a search engine, and this reminds us that a headline should be: valuable, relevant, simple and appealing. The most effective way to boost your website’s indexation is through linking. The paths that the spiders take through the Internet …

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What effect does SEO have?

Sometimes you might spot a particularly juicy keyword when conducting your research. But just because a keyword has high volume, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be a good one to rank for. Content marketing is now part of a successful SEO strategy. Google has refined what it …

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8 principles of modern on-page SEO

Ensure your website is crawlable with the site:yourdomain.com search. Note the number of results. Links may very well become “democratized” as they become less representative of the overall sentiment of the online world. A very small percentage of internet users has ever published a link on a website …

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Why Does SEO Take So Long To… What?

Gone are the days when you have to mention exact keyword phrases a specific number of times at a certain frequency. Successful SEO requires a thorough understanding of the business itself. If you optimize your meta descriptions with clear and attractive extracts on what potential visitors can find on your …

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