Look for scraped content on your site

DA/PA and CT/TF are all third party metrics meant to somehow replace the void left by the famous Google PR (Page Rank). Obviously none of them could replicate PR real values of nowadays (as those values are being kept secret for quite a while now). Whenever a high …

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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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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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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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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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The need to quantify quality

Build trust and engagement. Build these through the aforementioned speed, plus content that speaks to their needs. The combination of those two things also makes your site mobile-friendly, so they get a good experience on any of their devices. If you want to achieve a higher ranking on Google and …

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Google recommends customer focused content

To keep it simple you can use a link shortener that 301s such as bit.ly, or if you want to spend a little more time you can set up your own site and 301 the traffic from a certain page to your money site. There are an awful lot …

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Boost Dwell Time

The searches that people make online are related to certain words or phrases. Because you want your webpage to be the answer or solution to their search query, your page needs to be built with this phrase or word in mind. At the end of the day, Google makes decisions …

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A backlink is a link to your site from another site

The methods vary from technical practices you can achieve behind the scenes on your website (we tend to refer to this as ‘on-page SEO’) to all the promotional ’off-page’ approaches you can use to raise your site’s visibility (link-building, social media marketing). Make sure you optimize your content with …

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SEO can be a frustrating activity

95% of the U.S. Internet browsing population accesses search engines each month. Furthermore, the U.S. online population makes an average of 37 search engine visits per person per month. Over time, you’ll gather data that helps you determine which of your keywords are most successful, and which …

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Supplemental Content for SEO

Just like they have for on-page SEO, technical aspects of SEO have changed as search engines have become more sophisticated. Never sell yourself short and never assume anyone knows your business better than you. One of the problems international businesses continuously need to address is identifying themselves as “local” in …

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You are a secret waiting to be discovered

Setting up Google My Business is a must for your SEO gameplan. It is this that dictates whether your business will claim the space on the right hand side of the SERPs (the Knowledge Panel) when someone searches for your business by name. With SERP space at a premium, owning …

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Tailor to shoppers, not search engines

Unlike some aspects of the mysterious Quality Score “secret sauce,” we know that Google takes landing page relevance into account when calculating Quality Score Google has been focused on semantic search and now uses something called Latent-Semantic Indexing (LSI) in its core Hummingbird engine. Domain authority is a score (on …

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The first indication should be structure

How do you find people who value SEO enough to pay your prices? Google is good at crawling all types of URL structures, even if they're quite complex, but spending the time to make your URLs as simple as possible for both users and search engines can help. Did you …

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Monitor the evolution of your Google search results

Why are links so important? Firstly, links are the connecting paths of the internet, the primary way to move from one site to another. Secondly, a link from one site to another acts as a citation – evidence that the target site is useful or interesting in some way. Search engines …

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