Things that make you love and hate content

If you decide to do SEO on your own rather than bring on a small-business SEO service, the first thing to do is to select the keywords you want to rank for. If over time your site has acquired an average of 5 links per day, and then the links …

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Understanding backlinks

For a search program to be successful, it must also be specific and clear. If you don’t understand how to link internally, that can always be learned. If you think there is a website that can help your user, you can just add “click here for more” or “read …

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Use the right tools to find potential link partners

Then in 2004, for getting web traffic, anchor text associated link bombing, link buying from automated blog comment spam injectors, and creation of inter-linking websites took place. Most webmasters believe Google crawls their website in one go and will continue until everything’s crawled. Google wants to ensure that the …

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A few words on keywords

While many old-school SEOs believe that link building techniques are now largely ineffective (or at least less effective than they once were), links are still critical to getting high rankings. Google Analytics will help you in your investigations on these factors. It may seem quite fascinating for your website to …

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What everyone ought to know about comment spam

If “essentially, they’re the same, and just variations of keywords” that should be ok, but if you have ‘millions‘ of them- Googlebot might think you are building doorway pages, and that IS risky. The SEO updates depend upon Google’s algorithm updates. We all know that Google is the …

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A focus on webmaster tools to benefit search engine placement

Google also takes extra focus on the anchor texts. Just like the page content, the backlink anchors help to tell Google what the pages are all about. When it comes to getting your website ranked highly then keywords are still an essential part of Google’s ranking algorithm, they are …

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The death of analysis

It’s imperative to first examine which search engine optimization areas will need oversight for an SEO program. Each listing on the SERP has three core components, which include the page title, page description, and page URL. Not particularly pioneering, but 10 years ago, it was a tried and tested …

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Don’t forget about page impressions

The first is a complete copy. Like SEO, this form of online marketing which aims to improve a websites search engine visibility. Keywords are single words, or more commonly strings of words, that represent the content of a web page and how people ask for web content. Keywords are strategically …

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Succeeding in SEO means paying attention to page rank

Technical search engine optimization consists of making various internal changes to a website to make it more visible in search engines. More visibility means more credibility and better positioning in search engine results pages. Done properly, SEO brings more targeted traffic to your website. This means that users are relying …

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How to survive your first encounter with social media

It’s entirely possible that the website’s editor or administrative staff didn’t realize the content was stolen, especially if it works with several contributors and guest editors. Bringing the stolen content to their attention could actually prevent that website from getting penalized for duplicate content in the future …

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Make search queries the main focus of your marketing tactics

How relevant is your product page or category page to the search term? This is a huge ranking factor that’s often neglected. Stick to keywords that your products would genuinely satisfy. You’re not foolin’ Google. Do not spam people to build backlinks for yourself. Search engines will also …

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Hidden facts about long tail search

Add internal links to the taxonomies the post belongs to Nofollow links do not allow search engine bots to follow the link. That means if the website owner is linking back to you with Nofollow attributes, it does not pass on value from the source site. Only humans will be …

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Unexpected ways LSI can help with getting your website noticed

It’s a little reassuring, too, that some things we make online have a chance to endure. Too many internal links can result in the user getting frustrated by getting bombarded with links and ultimately not interested in your content. Selective internal linking and relevant content can augment keyword stemming …

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Personalization counts: how do conversion rates fit into this?

Another quick and easy strategy for hunting down long tail keywords again starts by searching one of your regular short, generic keywords. At the end of the search results page should be a list of related searches. These again can be used as long tail keywords themselves or used as …

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Be mindful of page rank

The best keywords are ones that don’t have much competition. Try long-tail keywords — these are three- to six-word keywords that are extremely specific and tend to have less competition for them. You want your company’s name to be one of the first results that they see. When you …

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Design + conversion rates = Greatness

They figure out what your website is all about by crawling the content. 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. Browse your own site for a while and try to click on …

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How to really understand keywords

It is always fresh and up-to-date. 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 …

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Define your goals with regards to SEO

But you can get a sensational return through intelligent-ideas, hard work and an honest approach. China has Renren, Weibo, WeChat, and other social sites, each with several hundred million users. Your target keywords should be in the H1 tag. Your H1 however can be different from the title tag. It …

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Trust and Relationships

Optimizing your website will invariably lead to more organic traffic later on in the life of that website, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t do it. If the wrong people are hitting your website, it's all for nothing The job of an SEO specialist doesn’t stop with …

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Find posts that aren’t linked to

If you are a webmaster and do not have a BWT (Bing Webmaster Tools), it is prudent to sign up. Bing, the Microsoft-owned search engine has been adding new features to its tools to become more competitive. Remember: quality is always more important than quantity when it comes to links …

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The title tag gets a lot of weight in Google

Sitelinks can be a little bit of a double-edged sword: even if you can get Google to display them, they might not necessarily be the links you would have chosen to display. Modern commercial search engines rely on the science of information retrieval (IR). This science has existed since the …

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What are your most popular pages/items about?

Google is trying to better understand the semantic meanings of words by looking at how they appear in knowledge bases on the web, and understanding the properties associated with them from those knowledge bases, and also looking at the words that tend to co-occur on pages that rank highly for …

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The person with the best content will win

An effective link building strategy that simply makes a lot of sense is fixing broken links on your site and on sites that you’d like a link from. Your first step is to look for broken links on pages that interest you. After finding the links that go to …

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SEO has truly come into its own as a marketing channel

On average, the higher up page 1 the result is, the greater the number of linking domains that the webpage has. Stuff every blank space in the digital world with tons of unsaturated- keywords-loaded-irrelevant or relevant content and you get a backdoor entry straight to the destination, this was the …

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Recover your dead backlinks

Google is acutely concerned about the user's experience. It has been for a long time and this is nothing new. The digital environment is rapidly shifting. There are over a billion websites online, and customers have countless brands to choose from when seeking solutions to their needs. Search Engine Optimisation …

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Content repurposing does what content alone fails to do

Anchor text to specific webpages on your site should be descriptive (but concise) as possible in order to benefit from the link. A Google study showed that more than 80% of users search stores and local service providers online before visiting them. This fact makes it important to optimize your …

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Google is more forgiving than it has been in the past

Website owners used to litter their content with tons of keywords in order to rank higher on Google. Now, the search engine penalizes for those practices. Keyword research is absolutely critical to help you understand where your content can earn both short- and long-term wins while making your content more …

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Interlink your web pages

Longer URLs may decrease search visibility. Use the main keyword in the URL and keep It short and simple SEO is simply the process of getting website traffic from “free” or “organic” search results in search engines like Google, Bing, or Yahoo. All major search engines have primary search results …

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Limit your searches to a specific high level domain

Images, videos, slideshows and audio act as a signal of quality content to search engines… after all, you have put in the work to make your content look good and interactive! So what type of website would get the highest quality ranking? According to Google, the highest quality websites have …

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Go great or go home

In the end, the users, the marketplace, content and links will determine the popularity and ranking numbers. There are literally hundreds of factors that contribute to your final rankings. On top of that, it can be hard to determine what kinds of trends Google may associate with your chosen keywords …

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Mapping Your Products and Services

To optimize your search engine results it is important to make your URL easily identifiable. Include words that are relevant to the site as opposed to numbers and symbols. People will recognize those keywords in the URL, and are more likely to click on your link if they think it …

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It’s time to revolutionize our approach to duplicate content

Spend some time looking at other websites within your niche, sites that perhaps are not performing well enough to claim the top spots in Google, and ask yourself - what are they missing? Why are these sites not ranking in search engines? Organizations should take many factors into account when pursuing …

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