LSI helps search engines provide more relevant results

Many people don't pursue backlinks from Wikipedia because they're all "nofollow" links, which means search engines like Google don't count them as positive trust signals for your website. You need images not only to improve a user's experience on your website but also because they have a positive impact on …

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Here's what industry insiders think about keyword density

The obvious engagement related thing is social media. Check some social platforms, starting with Facebook and Twitter and Instagram to see if your desired audience is present on these platforms. If your meta description is a duplicate, the user experience in Google will be less. Although page titles might vary …

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When your use of site submissions becomes obsessive

Then, the IMC program can be designed to influence consumer thinking. Once Googlebot is on your site, it crawls each page in turn. When it finds an internal link, it will remember it and crawl it, either later that visit or on a subsequent trip to your site. Eventually, Google …

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Find a simple guide to keywords and read up about it

Rewriting the description for a product, which is going to be removed from the website in the near future, typically provides less return on investment than ensuring new products have unique descriptions for their full lifespan on the website. That's also information to keep under your hat. Paid links are …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Make Sure Your Site Kicks Butt On Mobile

Always link back to vendors and brands you’ve worked with. Chances are that they will share your content if they are mentioned in it. 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 …

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The title tag gets a lot of weight in Google

Sitelinks can be a little bit of a double-edged sword: even if you can get Google to display them, they might not necessarily be the links you would have chosen to display. Modern commercial search engines rely on the science of information retrieval (IR). This science has existed since the …

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Template footprint leaving a low ratio of original content

To increase the site speed, consider carrying a comprehensive Technical SEO, use the right image sizes, and reduce distance your content travels by utilizing CDN (content data networks). Search-engine crawlers, which regularly check your website for its content and menu structure, can crawl faster through a fast-loading website. When this …

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Content repurposing does what content alone fails to do

Anchor text to specific webpages on your site should be descriptive (but concise) as possible in order to benefit from the link. A Google study showed that more than 80% of users search stores and local service providers online before visiting them. This fact makes it important to optimize your …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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User Experience and SEO

One of the main ways to increase SEO traffic is to experiment with the meta title and meta description you have on your page. Flexing this can increase your clickthrough rate from the search engine results page, and can affect what keywords you rank for. The greatest selling point of …

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Make Sure Your Website Content is Mobile Friendly

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 competitive in search engines. As it may seem obvious by now, there is more to writing SEO-friendly content than ensuring you get a healthy ratio of …

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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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Conversions are Truly the Only Thing that Matters

I am passionate about SEO, and digital marketing more generally, but I also understand it has its pitfalls, the main one being the complex, crowded and confusing market for SEO services. If you are focused on a local market, it is also important to get connected with local businesses and …

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How are you supposed to audit your content?

Understanding and recognizing how PageRank flows can make a difference in your SEO campaigns. The difference in many cases will be small, but in a competitive environment, every advantage counts. Ensure the number of new site visitors arriving via organic search is growing, month to month and year over year …

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Build a unique set of citations

Whereas a page's title may be a few words or a phrase, a page's description meta tag might be a sentence or two or a short paragraph. The three main pillars of Search Engine Optimization; content, links and site architecture will remain for years to come. This methodology has been …

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More traffic is a positive sign to Google too

Search engine optimization should be a part of a website for its lifetime, continuously improving its ability to make a brand (and its content) be more visible and to create a better experience for users. If you are currently producing five articles a week that get less than 100 visits …

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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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SEO does not happen in a bubble

The obvious engagement related thing is social media. Check some social platforms, starting with Facebook and Twitter and Instagram to see if your desired audience is present on these platforms. f you are familiar with Google’s algorithm, you are aware that it is predicated based off of backlinks. This …

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Make Sure Your Website Content is Mobile Friendly

Use Fetch as Google to test whether Google can crawl and index important pages within your site. When it comes to long-term SEO strategies, there are so many tactics to consider. The best part about SEO is that when you start ranking higher on SERPs, you get more exposure, i …

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Links coming from sites which have link networks

Onpage optimization (AKA on-page SEO) refers to all measures that can be taken directly within the website in order to improve its position in the search rankings. Don’t stuff content with keywords – it’s just awful to read. Yes, you’ll probably boost rankings for a short time, until …

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Make that list bigger!

Keyword research is something that needs focus and attention. It’s something you should take seriously. Without proper keyword research, you could well be optimizing your texts for the wrong search terms. Keywords are a critical component of the SEO strategy; optimizing your site for specific ones gives you the …

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

Go through all your pages and look at your titles. Are you making the most of your keywords? And are they as interesting as possible (and suitable)? Each page needs a unique title tag, and tags should be 65 characters or less in length. Ensure the number of new site …

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Encourage customers to leave positive reviews

As a general rule of thumb the more words in the query the easier it is to rank for that phrase. This is certainly not an absolute but has been the case for a majority of the terms I have worked with. *If you know of examples where this theory …

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