What pain-points will your website or services solve?

It is important to remember though that organic link building does not happen overnight. You have to build a perceptive strategy to generate the highest quality of content and then promote it amongst the influencers of your market to gain organic links. One of my firm beliefs is that Google …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Asking your suppliers to provide a link to your site, using local chambers of commerce and guest posting on industry relevant blogs are all strategies that we’d recommend if you’re looking to gain more backlinks for your business.

Local sponsorships can be another course of action for building local links. You can sponsor or donate to any local club/organization or society. Also, you can choose to sponsor a meetup group. In a time when attention spans are shorter than ever, you’d expect that shorter and easier …

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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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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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Niche Directories are all the rage

Making your content easy to read and understand helps make it useful to your readers. Some experts also believe that Google takes readability into account when ranking webpages. If you need search engine optimisation help for your small business website, consider working with an SEO agency or hiring an SEO …

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Closed groups and group invites

Imagine for a moment, a yacht. The on-page elements represent the sails and the ropes above water. Now imagine the technical elements of SEO are everything below the water line: the hull and the cabin. So you could have your sails blowing, and your knots tied correctly, but if there …

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Follow a consistent content cadence

The sites that Google will rank highest for a particular search term are the ones that appear the most relevant and that have the best content and best design. At the same time though, they will also be the ones that have the most trust. This means that Google considers …

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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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An instant SEO diagnosis using Google Analytics

A headline is usually the first thing we notice when accessing a search engine, and this reminds us that a headline should be: valuable, relevant, simple and appealing. So let’s say you’ve nailed down the art of quality content that solves a problem. That’s still not enough …

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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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Content is King (for now)

The basic premise is that a page will show up in search engine results because the website had mentioned the terms that were being searched for on the website page. Of course, many websites use the same keywords on the same page. SEO results are only keenly felt long-term, and …

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Creating inspiring content for your business

When pursuing a link, which is more important, relevance or authority? Progressive SEO means technical, analytical and traditional marketing all rolled into one. The best ways to get do follow links is the honest way: creating awesome, original content that gets shared and linked to naturally. Other approaches include guest …

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Participate in blog discussions

Whether or not a specific page ranks for a particular keyword depends largely on the quality of that individual page (content, user experience, number and quality of the backlinks, page load speed etc), and not the quality of your website as a whole. On-page SEO best practices allow us to …

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Add Facebook “Like” and “Share” buttons

Make sure at least one image file name includes your target keyword and that your target keyword is part of your image Alt Text. Make the content flow easily to keep people intrigued and reading. Spend some time to get to know the people who consistently share your content. Pull …

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How do You Know Your Website Has Been Attacked?

The ultimate goal of any marketer is to create a diverse range of high quality backlinks from various credible sources. But not all marketers tend to achieve this pinnacle. It takes time and patience and a lot of strategizing and in the end it is never that straight forward and …

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Search Engine Marketing is hyped

The cleaner the code on your website, the faster your pages will load and the actual html text on the page will be given greater emphasis. In other words, if you say “vacation rentals” five times in 100 lines of code, those phrases will stand out much more than if …

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The importance of domain name selection for SEO

The reason social is such a natural extension of search is that it adds both relevancy and authority. Think about this: According to Nielsen research, 92% of consumers worldwide trust recommendations from friends and family more than any form of advertising. This is up from 74% in 2007. Having an …

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Use Quality Page Meta Title & Descriptions

One of the primary triggers in their algorithm is domain authority, which Google calculates based on a myriad of factors; in fact, the RankBrain system that Google uses employs more than 200 ranking signals. Just like you should interview others, seize opportunities to be interviewed, no matter how small the …

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So, does true white hat SEO really exist?

Have you ever wondered why Google.com delivers different results for a user in the US than for a user in Germany? Google, now more than ever, don't just want more content, they want content that they feel is quality. Standard engagement behaviours on SERP results, such as click-throughs and …

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Optimize your content around a topic, not around a single keyword

A natural link profile has variety. The links come from different domains and links will have different strengths. Audit links back to your website and make sure they’re primarily from trustworthy, reputable websites. If you’ve been producing content in a haphazard manner, hoping and praying that some of …

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Check your website’s main pages for outdated information

The goal of negative SEO is to lower the rankings of competitor websites. This, they believe, will subsequently elevates their own rankings once the competition is out of the way. When working on your content, you should take the next biggest thing into account: voice search. Yes, it’s been …

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Websites which are not yet indexed by Google

Web users want to see what the content (and therefore the title) is about without having to click on it. Allowing the readers to read the whole title in the search results will attract more qualified leads and customers to your site because they will know what they’re getting …

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Adopt a flat website architecture

You will never get enough traffic on your website. That’s the human nature. We always strive for more. According to research by Google, smartphone users have a higher buyer intent than desktop users. They’re focused and ready to buy. It’s your job to be there when they …

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Don’t guess your site speed problems; diagnose

Google has come out and said that HTTPS is a confirmed ranking factor. That said, they haven’t actually confirmed how much this impacts search rankings. There is no single place to focus when trying to optimize a website for search engines, so it is important to make updates and …

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Removing unnecessary plugins

When you run the same query on different search engines, you will probably get different results. This is because every search engine uses its own algorithm, based on various socalled “ranking factors.” These factors decide which results appear in the SERPs. The reality is that, for many businesses, 10-20 high-quality …

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A good website brings boatloads of money into your bank account

Posting regular content is key to building trust with search engines and your customers alike. A posting schedule is easier to stick to when you’re writing regular content. Segment your content - If you catch yourself writing a few monster paragraphs, cut them up into smaller, bite-sized pieces. Make sure …

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Google guidelines don't agree with your approach

Google’s robots, or “spiders,” crawl the Internet by “clicking” one link after another after another. They discover new pages and websites as part of that crawl, and store the content of each of those pages in a giant database. When you are creating text, keep in mind that web …

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SEO can be overwhelming for any number of reasons

SEO is a long-term commitment that offers long-term results. Know that good SEO isn’t going to take a few days and you won’t see huge results in weeks. SEO takes months, but the benefits last for years. You need to come up with blog post ideas, and there …

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Content marketing serves more than one very useful purpose

If you once had a thousand different links all coming from low quality websites, then this could now actually stand to hurt your SEO as it will just look like link spam. If you’ve been guilty of using these old practices, then you might consider using Google’s Link …

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Run search traffic reports on your main keywords

Thin content tells a search engine that your sitepage doesn’t have much to offer. As a result, those sitepages are ranked poorly in the search results. Sparse content is mostly characterized by a poor content (text) to code ratio. The common rule of thumb dictates that the amount of …

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