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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stay Focused on the Long-Term

If your blog lists your individual posts in order of the date that they were published, like most blogs do, then the older your blog post gets, the lower down the website architecture it goes. Who wants to get a 404 page after clicking on a link? Broken links make …

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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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Good content + bad design = failure

If you execute your keyword research properly, you’ll end up with a long list of search terms you want to be found for. Make sure to search for those terms in Google yourself. What results are there already? Who will be your online competitors for these search terms? What …

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Never Stop Working

Ranking high on search engines relies on a variety of different factors, including the quality of the content you write. As you use content to deliver keywords and reach audiences, you’ll rank higher in search engines and increase authority with your site visitors. Think of outreach as a brand …

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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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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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