Think about keyword research from the start

Different search queries with different intent will result in different results. Google has become so sophisticated that when a web user searches for a “How to find organic foods” he or she will get a different results page than if he or she typed in the search query “where is …

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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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Why have dynamic pages been so popular?

Brands and businesses need to consider the big picture; step back from the individual pieces and focus on the whole. SEO metrics give you an indication of the overall competitiveness of a niche. When your competitors have a high DR score they are likely to have been around for a …

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Make doorway sites your centre of attention

It’s important to get the basics right and that means proof reading every page before it gets published. Brokers deal in currency and stock while SEOs deal in information and data. Acquisition strategies within programs now often include generating intention as well as capturing it. Whereas a page's title …

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Make it sufficiently broad in terms of anchor text

We all started out as novices at one point; if you encounter one, be encouraging! Understanding how crawling, indexing, and ranking works is helpful to SEO practitioners, as it helps them determine what actions to take to meet their goals. One task the search engines face is judging the value …

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Carve out time for concentrating on splogs

In some cases, it may be necessary to hyperlink to more nefarious corners of the internet in order to provide your readers with further reading value or as evidence for facts or statements made. Advanced machine analysis can easily make out if you are creating random strings of text with …

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Don't bury information in your navigation

Just like they have for on-page SEO, technical aspects of SEO have changed as search engines have become more sophisticated. If you think you have paginated content problems on your website, it can be a frightening prospect to try and fix. Users are especially fickle when it comes to mobile …

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All you wanted to know about analytics but were afraid to ask

Google only show sitelinks for results when they think they’ll be useful to the user. If the structure of your site doesn’t allow Google's algorithms to find good sitelinks, or they don’t think that the sitelinks for your site are relevant for the user’s query, Google …

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Technical aspects of redirecting pages

To add a map to your website, you need to include code from Google Developers. Along with the map to your store, the SEO best practices, which also help with customer experience, include: These days, directory links are unlikely to generate a torrent of traffic but they're a good way …

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Consider link research at the inception

If you plan to do some basic SEO, it is must that you know how search engines work. The most effective way of judging backlinks is manually visiting each one and evaluating whether or not the link is sensible and genuinely useful. Social media platforms have all but taken over …

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Make sure that Googlebot can index your pages correctly

This is an extremely common issue with eCommerce websites. Find relevant, high authority sites that partly or completely cover your niche. In Google search, the first 10 results probably belong to high authority sites. SEO and growth hacking share a common root — the mutual desire to grow a site’s …

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Focus on performance, user experience, and quality

By using on page content, you’ll be spreading out your SEO across all your products and services, meaning you can be more specific in your title tags. You can tailor the title tag specific to your product/service, meaning that page will attract traffic related to the product/service …

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Should more importance be given to SEO for search marketing?

Simply put, engagement is the ability to hold a user’s attention. In SEO terms, it is a measure of the amount of time spent on a page. Although Google hasn’t officially declared it, there is evidence to suggest that this search engine giant does reward sites with strong …

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Top trends in local search to watch

When Google fluctuations are noted, many SEO managers panic and turn the heat to their team. If you notice fluctuations between position one and five, do not panic; it is okay. You have not done anything wrong, and everything will oscillate back. We are dedicated to using any white-hat techniques …

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How to survive your first encounter with sitemaps

The heading structure of your pages is one of the very important aspects of on-page SEO. It defines which parts of your content are important, and how they’re interconnected. Remember that quality always overrides quantity and focus on relationships and people, rather than numbers. Adding a single search bar …

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Why Does SEO Take So Long To… What?

We’ve known for a while that Google isn’t the way people find content anymore. Audiences live on social, and it’s the primary source of new information. Still, the new era of search has taken a prominent role as a place where people are looking for solutions. You …

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Lets look at our approach to search engine spiders

The search engine wants to prevent that the amount of banners ads “above the fold” does not exceed a certain limit. A benchmark of 100-300 words is common. Google optimization is based on the premise that the more people that like to your website, the more valuable it must be …

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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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All you wanted to know about forums but were afraid to ask

Use link baits to grab people’s attention. Provide users with free stuff, unique and valuable info or anything that will spark their interest. Being engaged with your audience is also very important. If you want your website to rank well on Google, you’ll need to post high quality …

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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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Google measures by pixel width, not character count

Adding the website is quite a useful step in making a website more popular. Search engine and directories accept website submissions for free. Title tags and meta descriptions are important elements of your website’s content. The title tag and the meta description tags should include keywords relevant to the …

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Try optimizing your TF-IDF scores

While it’s easy to find “experts” you may want to reach out to, it’s important to remember that not everyone responds positively to such requests. While many old-school SEOs believe that link building techniques are now largely ineffective (or at least less effective than they once were), links …

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Beginner's guide to trust rank

Keyword density (SEO) is the percentage (%) of times a keyword or key phrase appears on a web page in comparison with the total number of words on the page. By using an online crawler on your site yourself, you can quickly understand some of the negative SEO features which could …

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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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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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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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Learn from these mistakes before you learn about web 2.0

If possible, secure your site’s connections with HTTPS. Encrypting interactions between the user and your website is a good practice for communication on the web. As a site owner, however, it’s not always easy to recognize the SEO tips needed to ensure your site is optimized and has …

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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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Clarification about organic links

Paginated pages are not duplicate content, but often, it would be more beneficial to the user to land on the first page of the sequence. In my experience optimizing PPC campaigns, there are many SEO factors that can help us improve the campaigns Quality Score and increase our ROI. If …

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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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