Make sure your SEO checklist includes LSI for best results

Write unique descriptions for every page of your website. In case you don't know, each single page of your site stands on its own merits. Your website as a whole does not get ranked on Google. Still, as long as you focus on long-term relevance and value, you will manage …

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Education is the best legacy when it comes to metrics

Merely creating a Facebook page or posting videos to YouTube does not suffice. The view that the brand represents a good value also creates this advantage. It is good to optimize a web page with one keyword phrase rather than several ones at a time. By focusing on one keyword …

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Make sure you know exactly what you're doing with link research

Standard results, however, are certainly not all that the search engines have to offer. For many types of queries, search engines show vertical results, or instant answers, and include more than just links to other sites to help answer a user's questions However, I think it's important to understand that …

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Make Your Website More Friendly to Search Engines by considering blogs

Getting a higher search engine ranking translates to more clicks on your page, and through that, more paying customers. Whether you are a previously established business, or you're only just starting out on your exciting journey, this social media platform can play and extremely crucial role in your marketing strategy …

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Update your search queries on a regular basis

The data and metrics are valuable because they give you insight into your customers: You should also monitor trends to see what popular long tail keywords people are searching for and make sure you monitor social media as well. There are numerous ways to monitor trends you can use Google's …

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Boost site speed and utilise nofollow links

This is why when Google considers your content as "thin content", it penalizes your website and consequently, this harms your SEO. You never want to leave anyone (especially search bots) guessing what your content is about. That's why you need to name URL paths using easy to understand language that …

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Crawling and Indexing

If you are dabbling in SEO for your small business chances are you’ve probably heard the term “long tail” at this point. It basically means bundling all of the searches that no one is ranking in. You can also check Google Webmaster Tool to see if there are any …

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What effect does backlink indexing have?

A crawler is a Search Engine bot or a Search Engine spider that travels all around the web looking out for new pages ready to be indexed. In this scenario, the web can be considered as an entire country and the spiders/bots of Google stop at every destination to …

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Understanding the rationale behind site structure

Many small business owners balk at video marketing because they think that their business isn’t “video worthy”. But if lawyers and instant coffee brands can have a YouTube channel there’s no reason you can’t either. Even better than the traffic you get from video websites are the …

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Can a techie truly understand backlinks

. Try putting into Google search terms related to your business, its products and services. There are days when I feel like search engine optimization is moving faster than I can digest and I’ll never be able to stay up with modern SEO techniques and the constant changes brought forth …

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Adopt a customer centric view of googlebot crawlers

Google doesn’t like using the word ‘penalty’ but if your entire site is made of entirely of republished content – Google does not want to rank it above others who provide more of a ‘value add’ – and that can be in many areas. More and more, the use of SEO …

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It Doesn't Mean Anything Without Data

If nofollow links do not influence the position of a web page in the search results, why should use use these links? Of course, a link without the nofollow attribute is much better. However, nofollow links can still have a very positive influence on your website, even if the effects …

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Is this the end of citations as we know it?

People make use of search engines for a wide variety of purposes, with some of the most popular being to research, locate, and buy products. Gone are the days of keyword stuffing. Sentences actually need to make sense now. Optimise your website by ensuring that any published content is easy …

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Set goals for desirable links to obtain

If nobody has heard of your brand or company name (and it’s not part of the important keyword phrases) put it at the end of the title tag. Most people look at SEO the wrong way. They look at ways to do the least amount of work for the …

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Personalization counts: how do splogs fit into this?

Quality and visibility. This is truly the great secret to SEO and content. Overall, the goal of onsite optimization is to increase the relevancy of a web page (link is external) in response to a specific query. Unfortunately, SEOs often get caught up trying to please search engine algorithms and …

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The best advice I've listened to about doorway sites

One of the basic tools of the trade for an SEO practitioner is the search engines themselves. They provide a rich array of commands that can be used to perform advanced research, diagnosis, and competitive analysis. Test your site’s link and fix the broken links to minimise the error …

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You’ve got to keep the flow going all the way through just like a river

To achieve and maintain good placements on result pages (SERPs) over the long term, you should follow the search engine’s guidelines and focus on your target visitors (this approach is called “White Hat SEO”). Google and other search engines very quickly identify non-permitted, manipulative techniques and your website could …

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Optimise your 404 error page

From a quality page point of view, duplicate content is a low-quality indicator. Boilerplate text is another low-quality indicator. If a given site targets users in a particular location, webmasters can provide Google with information that will help determine how that site appears in its country-specific search results, and also …

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Get People Talking About Your Brand

Your website should be designed with your visitor in mind. Nobody wants to wait a long time for a page to load, and slow site speeds will tempt visitors to visit a competitor’s page. While changing the URL and metadata for your content isn’t exactly using social to …

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Search engines don't just look for images

"The more, the better" saying doesn’t go for links. At least not as long as "more" means links you buy without checking if they are risky for your backlink profile or not. You’d better aim for fewer high-quality links, then for thousands of links that bring no value …

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Be Active on Pinterest

When it comes to SEO, less is not necessarily more. The main body of your piece shouldn’t be under 300 words and if you manage 1,000 words or more on the subject then your page is in a healthy shape. The search engines analyze the reading level of …

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Try to get involved in the human element of web data.

A small dip in search traffic is no immediate cause for concern (it may just be a temporary drop in consumer interest); but if that dip lasts for more than a few weeks or turns into a more significant drop, you’ll need to troubleshoot the problem to see what …

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The Major Elements of Planning

A 301 redirect means that the move is permanent. If you need to change the URL of a page as it is shown in search engine results, then you should use a server-side 301 redirect. The length of your posts is also an important consideration. Back in the days of …

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Avoidance of unnecessary subdomains

When you allow search engines to crawl and index MASSIVE pages in your site, it consumes the crawl budget that you are given. Google cannot infinitely crawl all pages of your site everyday, you know? A good trick is to dig into your Google Analytics to see the top visited …

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Making Websites More Visible

A lot of marketers focus on social in their online marketing strategy. But, it’s important to use both online search and social. Search is more powerful than social and more effective when supported by social. Faked and manipulated website content (even backlinks) can actually harm a website’s SEO …

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Google is aware that paid linking goes on

You need to understand where you are now in order to accurately assess your future rankings. Errors record page requests that failed. Server errors are identified by status codes. HTML markup errors are identified passively by crawlers. Major search engines report errors in their dashboards Search engine optimization works best …

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The need to quantify quality

Build trust and engagement. Build these through the aforementioned speed, plus content that speaks to their needs. The combination of those two things also makes your site mobile-friendly, so they get a good experience on any of their devices. If you want to achieve a higher ranking on Google and …

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Understanding the rationale behind search marketing

Google/Bing Webmaster Tools allows you to submit multiple pages at once by submitting your sitemap(s). Sitemaps also have the added benefit of supplying a few other useful pieces of information about your web pages to the search engines, Ranking potential is an assessment of where you can realistically …

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Simply put, people don’t know what they don’t know

The anchor text you use for a link should provide at least a basic idea of what the page linked to is about. Google uses what’s called Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) when crawling a website, scanning your copy not just for the keyword but for keywords that are commonly …

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Keep a Record of All SEO Expenses

Every market, every vertical, even every product has a unique SEO landscape. Patience and persistence will play key roles in your success. Make a list of the top 10 business directories and build an engaging, content-rich business profiles on each of them. On regular pages and posts, Google will most …

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Anatomy of a Keyword

Think of Amazon. They probably have a few best-selling products, but the majority of their retail revenue comes from a wide variety of things that aren’t bought anywhere nearly as often as their best-selling products. Similarly, if we were to rank the popularity of the songs played in the …

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Competitive keywords

With for instance the rise of voice search, longer keyphrases become more and more common. Using a long keyphrase five times in your 300-word-article will look so unnatural, that it’s not a good practice at all, where using a certain keyword five times might fit there. Essentially, try to …

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SEO is a fast-changing marketing activity

When we talk about trust through age, we're talking about the indexed age (i.e. the time since Google originally found you). But, more importantly, what happened over the time since Google discovered your site or page. Without on page optimization of your content which talks about your website, there …

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Don;t leave shady backlinks in place

In social search, content that has a social connection to you in some way is prioritized. A social connection could mean someone you are linked to via Facebook, Twitter, or any other major social network. If your site is regularly updated it shows Google the site is still active, kept …

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Consumers trust authority

Using structured data, you can serve Google your address details in the most convenient way. If your motive was only to cross link your website and that is why you have created websites, do not forget that search engines are smart. They will get to know that and will penalize …

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Make Sure Redirects Persist

Find out which channels are driving traffic to your competition . Generally speaking, backlinks are considered to be a “vote” of confidence for the content that’s being linked to on your domain from outside sources. Make it easier for search engines to index your website. Google is better at working …

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Time proven tips for better SEO rankings

A lot of marketers focus on social in their online marketing strategy. But, it’s important to use both online search and social. Search is more powerful than social and more effective when supported by social. The search engines tend to give pages with longer, more in-depth content a higher …

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