What everyone ought to know about forums

Unlike other ranking factors, branded search is impossible to emulate (no, search bots DON'T work). With content being king, some companies will do whatever they can to beef up the content on their website, including stealing it from another website and claiming it as their own. Google updates. Some of …

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Run search traffic reports on your main keywords

To maintain positive attitudes, consumers should be given rewards along the way, not just at the beginning. The voice can be one of an authority or expert in the brand's industry or it can be in a friendly, lovable, and empathetic tone. Interactive blogs permit visitors to make comments or …

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The professional approach to citations

When building backlinks to your website, you have to make everything look as natural as possible. It's normal that a website has most of its links to the homepage. In essence, you get what you pay for. In fact, three out of four local results included websites who had "seo …

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High advertisement ratio can be mitigated by using ROI

Without good rankings, you will not get any traffic. 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. after coming up with all possible variations of …

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Clear and unbiased facts about widgets

This can be a result of excessive navigation, repeated images, repetitive widgets and large amounts of footer text. Google has spent millions of dollars to create faster load times for search results. If they have taken load times so seriously, shouldn't you? Because of this change users are discovering that …

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Beginner's guide to SEO campaigns

Although Panda was first rolled out several years ago (and followed by Penguin, an update aimed at knocking out black-hat SEO techniques) it's been updated several times since its initial launch, most recently in September of 2014. The easiest way to find out what search engines have learned about searcher …

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Can sitemaps really make a difference?

Here is the thing, while guest blogging accounts for 46% of most webmaster's link building efforts, creating quality backlinks from high-value blogs is not easy. Understanding at all times what is happening with your site from both a webmaster and statistician's viewpoint will only reap benefits. SEO is all about …

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Be mindful of rankings

The other benefit is that web users need to visit only one meta search engine instead of multiple spider-based search engines. A great way to get your site more visible is to begin posting blogs on your site. Blogs increase the size of your site and give you a way …

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We've reached a tipping point when it comes to forums

If you identify gaps between your product offering and what you find your audience is interested in based on search data, you may want to spend a bit more time asking your customers, setting up focus groups, or analyzing spending patterns. You shouldn't only target 1 keyword, even if you …

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Having fun with static pages

So how do you determine your competition? What should you be looking for? The more accurate their results, the more often their search engine is used by the public, and the happier they are. Less-competitive terms afford more opportunity for high ranking. The fundamental principle for structuring URLs is to …

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Search marketing implications related to sitemaps

Different types of browsers and screen resolutions have to be taken into account, since the "above the fold" area can be different for each user. If you have large sections of duplicate text page-to-page - that is a problem that should be targeted and removed. Therefore taking the time and effort …

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The secret behind sitemaps

Noise takes many forms in marketing, most notably the clutter of an abundance of messages in every available channel. Having more pages that are optimized for different keywords gives you increased opportunity for traffic. It doesn't necessarily mean more traffic, though, since it depends on how popular and how competitive …

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Create a search marketing strategy based on RSS feeds

One of the things that can cause a lot of panic to SEO consultant is ranking fluctuations. Many questions such as what did I do wrong come crossing the mind. Content that empathizes with prospective customers’ emotions can guide them through their journey as a buyer. Does your website feature …

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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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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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Let's follow canonical URLs best practise

Check out my Complete Guide to Link Building to find the best methods currently in use. SEO isn’t an inherently spammy or unethical form of marketing. In fact, SEO strategies are more effective if you follow the guidelines set out by search engines. For this reason, satisfying user interest …

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Never underestimate the influence of inbound links

When approaching other webmasters to link to your site; it's really important to “suggest” suitable text for them to use; i.e link code that will have the most suitable link text for your site. While, for the most part, social media doesn’t have an instant ROI, you are …

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Consider scraping at the inception

If you’re a small business owner with aspirations of getting your website to the first page of Google search results, there’s a hard truth you should know: The deck is stacked against you. It may surprise you that where your site is hosted has any impact at all …

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I bet you didn't know this about RSS feeds

Google is getting smarter – to the point of becoming an AI with a LOT of personal information about its uses. Google is increasingly understanding what content actually means, rather than just what it says You should not try to‘trick’ Google. Now, the key to a successful website is less …

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Write about doorway sites

The number of backlinks is an indication of the popularity or importance of that website. Backlinks are important for SEO because some search engines, especially Google, will give more credit to websites that have a good number of quality backlinks, and consider those websites more relevant than others in their …

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Links from other website increase your total ranking potential

Search engines have been tailored to predict the intent of customers, which explains why some searches have features such as local 3-packs, featured images or videos and Quick Answers. Understanding the intent behind searches allows marketers to create content messages and formats that will most likely appeal to customers. Editorial …

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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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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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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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Check Other SEO Factors

Thin content tells a search engine that your sitepage doesn’t have much to offer. As a result, those sitepages are ranked poorly in the search results. Sparse content is mostly characterized by a poor content (text) to code ratio. The common rule of thumb dictates that the amount of …

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Quick Tips for SEO

Link Exchange is another good way for building links. However, you need to be careful with this one. I am not asking to go around ‘asking people for links’. Just move subtly with it. Content marketers can harness the power of hybrid content. Alongside posting blogs on a company website …

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Where are people coming from to get to your site

Links from low-quality sites will do very little for your visibility. If the site practices Black Hat SEO (link-schemes, spamming, doorway pages) then can potentially harm your ranking. ‘Content is the King’, it is rightly said as the ranking of the website is dependent on the content of the webpage …

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How the Changes in HTML 5 Will Affect SEO?

Keyword stuffing occurs when too many variations of the same phrase are shoehorned to fit into important ranking factors, such as URLs, meta titles and descriptions, image alt text and body copy. This practice can significantly impair the user experience as the website is sculpted solely for search engines and …

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Mobile Search Continues to Rise

Search engines were nothing new; the first one was Archie created back in 1990, and there had been more than a few created between then & when Google launched (most notably Yahoo!) The proliferation of smartphones and tablets mean more and more consumers will be viewing your website on the much …

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Don't do it one-off

A page’s speed is crucial, so don’t forget testing it from time to time. From heavy images to unnecessary scripts, there is always a reason that your site gets slow.. Whether or not a specific page ranks for a particular keyword depends largely on the quality of that …

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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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