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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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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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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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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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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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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The hidden agenda of SERPs

It's important to quickly address reputation management because as part of the evaluation process Google will analyze what other people say about your website. Local keyword research comes into play when you get a spike in organic traffic from a foreign market.Which local keywords are driving the spike in …

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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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Use Semantic Markup To Improve Ranking

Title tags, meta descriptions, and image alt text can all be optimized to drive more traffic. Domain authority is used to refer to the power of a domain, it greatly affects ranking in search engines. A domain’s authority shows how credible or trustworthy a domain name is in the …

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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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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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Difficult things about link bait

To many users the personalization of search results is helpful and convenient, but an increasing number of users are disturbed by the extent to which the sites they encounter are being shaped by forces outside of their control. With content being king, some companies will do whatever they can to …

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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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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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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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Search for Twitter users with similar interests

The best directories are the ones that also provide useful information for your potential customers. Writing a headline to reach out to multiple audiences may seem like a smart move but only if it is not at the cost of optimisation. The issue is that we need the headline to …

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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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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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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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The reason everyone loves web crawlers

You can signal relevancy of your content to search engines by using keywords for your image file name, alt tag, title, description and caption. Only write for highly reputable websites in your niche. Don’t waste time writing for websites with a Domain Authority level lower than that of your …

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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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Types of site changes brought on by landing pages

Sometimes, your blog simply doesn’t get the attention and the traffic you want it to get. If neither your ranking nor your SEO has changed, you probably just need to put in a little bit of effort While there are a ton of great SEO companies out there providing …

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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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Determine which keywords people are using to find your web pages

SEO is all about getting more search visibility, yet there's no way I (or anyone else) can guarantee you a certain ranking or position for any specific keyword. There are too many variables at play, even with keyword and competitive research in hand. Join the communities and start building relationships …

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