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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User-friendly Content — Because it Matters

Monitor the keywords, the site’s stats, the levels of engagement on each topic and find what users really expect from your page. Content marketing is about creating content that will help Google to find your site and posts and to ensure you rank highly in the search engine results …

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Content is for humans

In the early days of SEO, you could get a site to rank fairly easily by buying a bunch of low-quality backlinks, keyword stuffing (including the same keyword on a page a bunch of times), or by buying a domain address (website name) that exactly matched the keyword you wanted …

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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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Make sure your titles are concise and compelling

Before the Google Penguin and Google Panda were let loose, SEO’s could manipulate a webpage’s rank more easily by adding lots of keywords to show Google that the page was relevant. This practice is what we now call keyword stuffing and is not just frowned upon by reputable …

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Use unique testimonials from customers

Google’s algorithm takes into account users’ interactions and experience with a website based on how long they stay on a page and what webpage in the search results a user clicks on. Google will be looking to see if you have put any time into the content or just …

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SEO Killers - Duplicate Content, Spam and Filler

The longer and more specific the keywords are, the higher your chances of ranking for this keyword. Of course, this also means that the search volume for this keyword decreases, but you can compensate for this by optimizing a lot of pages on your site for different long tail keywords …

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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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Longer content ranks better

Google will show less information in the search results on mobile than on a desktop. Your meta descriptions and your titles will be truncated if you made them too long. Thinks about that when you optimize your posts and pages. Based on some online surveys, SEO is one of the …

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Use your location in metatags

Don’t use hidden text or links on your website to optimize your site for search engines. Some webmasters will try to make text or links invisible to visitors but visible to search engine spiders. One way they do this is to use white text on a white background. Search …

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Web 2.0’s and Google Stacks

Build a great series of appropriate backlinks on your site. Have your keyword phrases be in the titles of said links. Make sure that these network links are related to your content, otherwise they could possibly work against you. Using backlinks is a great way to bring in traffic from …

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Authorship may be the future of search

Google has become tremendously more sophisticated about the signals that it does consider when it comes to applying relevance of keywords to a particular site. The thing is, in addition to Link Building and creating pathways to popular, informative parts of the Internet, you also need to build Back Links …

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Checking for Links for SEO

Optimise your website content for the best organic reach possible. A big part of Search Engine Optimization is optimizing your website to make it easier for visitors to navigate and use. Organic traffic refers to visits that come to your site when a user clicks on an unpaid search engine …

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Define your goal

In Search Console, there’s a report called Links to your site which can show you the domains linking to you. Take a look at them – if you are happy with what you see, all is good. If you’re shocked by what you find, you will need to take …

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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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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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Increase the level of security on the site

Instead of looking for one-off guest blogging opportunities the entire time, look for opportunities that could win you regular contributions to a single blog or your own column. These links look very natural, you can get multiple high quality links a month, and if the blog has a decent audience …

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Use your outreach skills

Do you sponsor any events? Ensure you get a link from their website to yours as part of the deal. Figure out how you want to be known, and how you'd like to be found online. Include related keywords but make sure the writing isn't just about keywords. Then, write …

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Aligning Questions to Keywords

SEO helps businesses by allowing them to attract more customers to their website and if it's done right – attract them in a way that they also become customers. This is why I pair SEO with 'Conversion Rate Optimization' so that any site I'm doing SEO on also gets improvements in …

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Optimise your 404 error page

Another tip is to make sure you do your research and examine which terms to target before you set out. Text without headings is terrible to read. Headings and subheadings are the most important anchor points a reader has in the text. People tend to read those more carefully and …

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Mobile Search Implications

Diving straight into the internet without any clear game plan is time-wasting, dangerous and more often than not, a futile attempt to rank any website for maximum targeted traffic. Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the process of improving your site's ranking in search results. Unfortunately the factors search engines …

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Get Your NAP Accurate & Consistent

Follow links are links that Google bots and humans can follow. The bot reaches the links and then continues onto the next page, bringing some value from the source site. One of two things can happen when you begin an SEO campaign, you can jump in blind and guess your …

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Making Changes Early and Often

Keyword selection requires its due consideration. You do not want to select a common, albeit popular, keyword featured in various other contents as it dilutes your visibility. Conversely, you do not want to choose a keyword that is so vague that your content becomes almost non-existent for the users. Ask …

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Optimize images with your key term

Search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo use complex, evolving algorithms to call forth relevant results for search queries. And with trillions of web pages online, there’s a lot of competition. That said, there are a number of fundamental things you can do to make each page of your …

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Take the keywords out and find another place to use it

Effective content curation, better accessibility practices and proper information architecture are all key components for strong SEO. With content being king, SEO may as well be queen. They both play an integral role in getting your message out and building your following. If a site, or specific page, has a …

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Identify keyword opportunities

SEO, that is ethical and organic, takes serious time. Anyone that claims otherwise is just looking to take your money and run. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is another important strategy that helps grow your website traffic. The number of backlinks you have on your website plays a crucial role when …

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Removing unnecessary plugins for SEO benefits

Including your target keyword within your page title positively correlated with higher search rankings. Using social media for your business has numerous benefits, but it’s never been more important for SEO than today. Search engines are measuring social signals such as likes, favorites, shares, retweets and +1s to determine …

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What is with this hue & cry about backlinks?

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 while and acquired a solid backlink profile. Keywords are usually broken up and grouped based on the number of words …

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The first indication should be structure

If you’re in an industry where most companies are including keywords in domain names, then it’s probably in your best interest to follow suit. The search engines will act rapidly to penalize sites that contain viruses or trojans. Brands that rank high on search engines have great content …

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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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Think of ways to stand out from the crowd

A great way to put people off your page is to tell them one thing with the title tag, and then not match their expectation with your main heading. Don’t keep repeating keywords through your sub-headings – use variations and natural language to describe your content. If everyone’s mobile …

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Evaluate the credibility of a website using a simple approach

Good SEO involves creating valuable content, but they are not synonyms. Many companies that have an amazing content strategy don't have always have the technical and linking aspects of SEO taken care of as well. Bad content truly can do long-lasting damage to your website, brand and business. Developers who …

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Dominate your own little niche first

If you read something interesting on a blog, you should comment. Especially when a post is about something you may have written about yourself as well. In your comment, you can share your view on the matter. You could also place a link to one of your own blogs. One …

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