It’s time to revolutionize our approach to meta tags

Good website navigation is very important because it helps website visitors and search engines to understand your website structure. The internal links of your website do have an influence on the search engine rankings of your website. Understanding the background, context and the continuing development of major digital marketing evolutions …

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Less is always better when it comes to web portals

Although bounce rate is hard to measure you should definitely monitor the trend of your bounce rate and the differences in bounce rate between your pages. If a specific page has a very high bounce rate, you should try to figure out what’s the cause. You could add links …

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Tell me more about inbound links

The best way to build links is to not build links. I’ve worked for companies in the past that don’t have to ask for them, they just flow in from press, customer blogs, their awesome blog posts, etc. If this is an option (and we’ll go over …

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Content is King (for now)

Give your website another run-through with Googlebot as your user agent and see if your website displays content other than the content shown as a default user agent. You want your company’s name to be one of the first results that they see. Your online presence goes way beyond …

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Never underestimate the influence of reporting

That’s why it’s called “evergreen.” Like pine trees retaining their leaves throughout the year, evergreen content remains valuable to readers. Think of a sitemap as a list of files that give hints to the search engines on how they can crawl your website. Sitemaps help search engines find …

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Make it sufficiently broad in terms of organic links

You have probably asked yourself, many times, “How do I build backlinks to my website for the best SEO results?” Wikipedia actually has a dedicated page listing every article with a dead link. It could be a good starting point. Sitelinks have the benefit of distributing organic search traffic that …

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Small but important things to observe about analytics

Integrate your official website with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest. People who visit your site will share your content on their social media profiles and help build your brand awareness. A webpage’s loading speed is very important for its ranking. Users don’t want to spend time waiting …

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Garner high-quality backlinks

Offsite references, reviews, and social links play a role in how your content performs on search engines. Inbound links to your site are still important, and so is a logical sitemap with internal linking among pages. Understanding SEO is crucial to significantly increasing your traffic and brand awareness. Google learned …

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Consider analytics at the inception

This is where most online advertisements are charged by the number of clicks that result in direct interest of a user. You absolutely should not use underscores. Matt Cutts has confirmed on his blog that Google does not recognize underscores as equivalent to spaces between words. Every website has a …

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Go long-tail and forget comment spam

A successful search acquisition strategy involves more than just someone at the company with the job title of search engine optimizer. Including a Contact Us page on your website and putting the link in the navigation not only makes for good user experience (especially if you have an ecommerce site …

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This year will be the year of onsite SEO

Don’t stuff content with keywords – it’s just awful to read. Yes, you’ll probably boost rankings for a short time, until Google blacklists you, and in the interim once you do get a potential customer on your site, they’ll click off within seconds. People buy from people …

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The mysterious world of conversion rates

Did you know that the location of your provider’s servers, at the time of writing, can make a big impact on your search engine rankings in local varieties of Google? Using structured data, you can serve Google your address details in the most convenient way. A good rule of …

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Things to avoid when dealing with trust rank

If you are still basing your SEO strategy around keywords you should probably start to think a little bit deeper around user intent. You should use large header tags and take advantage of CSS to alter these to fit into the style and colour scheme of your page. If you …

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Consider text links at the inception

An organic grocery chain, for example, might write about the nutrients in kale or the history of avocado farming. A web page can be given an immediate freshness score based on its publication date, which decays over time as the content becomes older. In fact, there is a certain amount …

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Create a search marketing strategy based on bread crumbs

If you head over to Google and search for “site:yourdomain.com” the result will show you how many pages Google actually has indexed for your site. Based on your goals, you can build searcher personas that identify the key queries and target audiences that will help you reach them …

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The worst advice I've heard about rankings

Many beginner bloggers and webmasters think that they need to churn out lots of content on a regular basis. But the truth is that quality will always trump quantity. Site speed plays a vital role in search engine optimisation (SEO) and improving your search rankings. It’s clear that there …

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Expand your web portals as necessary

There are many subtle nuances to the mechanics of semantic search, but ultimately what it means for you is that an authoritative page that dives into one specific topic in-depth will usually rank better than dozens of pages built around different keywords. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned …

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Lessons I've learned from SEO

Search engines also rate keywords in header tags more heavily. By including relevant terms in your header tags, you are also boosting your SEO ranking against those keywords. The most important things to pay attention to are the analytics, the keywords you choose, the content you create, the promotions you …

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The steps needed for putting duplication into action

When you are trying to figure what keywords are best to target for your business, try putting yourself in your potential customer’s shoes. What are all the ways and questions they might search to find what you offer? What are the pain points that would be solved for the …

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Google ranking factors can be affected by duplication

Google has announced that, starting in July 2018, page speed will be a ranking signal for mobile searches. Page speed has been a ranking signal for some time, but only for desktop searches. Build your site with a logical link structure. Every page should be reachable from at least one …

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The hidden agenda of SEO

Content curation is a common way to collect, restructure, and republish existing content. The collection of material often provides new perspectives for users on content ideas you’ve already covered. For content curation to be successful, you first look for appropriate sources and then use your own blog to purposefully …

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Remember that meta tags make the web go round

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. Now, you need to be absolutely sure that your website has the amount of pages that the search engine recognises …

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Write a keyword-rich introduction about nofollow links

After all, if the answer to a question can be supplied directly in Google, why would the user then click through to another website for the same information? If your site is new and is in a competitive niche with high DR scores, then your initial plan should be to …

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Clarification about offsite SEO

SEO isn’t just for large companies. As a small business or local business, there is actually a lot you can do to achieve local goals yourself. Many of these things relate to focus. These dependable performers are great to have around. The stronger the backlink profile of a site …

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Think like a human not a robot when it comes to keyword density

The proliferation of smartphones and tablets mean more and more consumers will be viewing your website on the much smaller screen of a mobile device. For a good user experience, make sure your website is mobile responsive, rendering correctly on a desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone. Too many times websites …

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Invest in bread crumbs

When a website wants a piece of content to be representative of a “thing” – like a profile page, an event page, or a job posting – its code needs to be marked up properly. It’s not enough to just know your keywords. You must use them in the right way …

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The hidden agenda behind analysis

Authority is measured by the quantity and quality of inbound links to your site, as well as its technical performance and structure. Google places importance on the amount your content is shared socially, they see this as a sign that you site has quality content. By sharing it on their …

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Understanding content in relation to your marketing strategy

Social networks are an important source of traffic. Good content significantly raises the probability of the posts being frequently shared organically on social networks which helps you expand your reach. At the same time, you can also generate additional traffic through social channels. Social interactions are also registered by Google …

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The death of bounce rates

Top Search engine positioning is the Holy Grail of all search engine optimisation professionals and enthusiasts alike My suggestion would be not to shoot press releases in all directions for the sole purpose of building links. Be very genuine of the purpose of writing your press release. So, accordingly Seo …

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Make a good use of duplication

The only way to reliably build links is to create amazing content, but the standard for 'amazing content' gets higher and higher every year. For a preview of how the Search Engines are currently indexing your website, go to Google and in the search box type site:www.yourwebaddress.com …

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Remember that static pages make the web go round

Aside from the search engine optimisation benefits, great content is only successful when it engages the reader; when it empowers, advises, educates and actually excites the viewer. It’s not as scary as it sounds – basically it means the algorithms are learning on the fly what a quality result should …

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Tell me more about domain authority

Brands are generally most interested in gaining follow links as opposed to no-follow links because they help to increase ranking positions. But there’s a problem that has come from this. For some time now, brands have been incentivising bloggers to add unmarked paid for follow links – which is against …

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Invest in URLs

For larger websites, especially those within e-commerce leanings, there are huge SEO wins to be had with snippet optimization. Always remember your competition is working towards getting itself ranked on the first position. SEM is a continuous process: it’s not a onetime thing. Keep doing it and see yourself …

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Don’t rock the boat until the SEO negotiations are finished

Don’t just stuff your keywords in willy-nilly and then tack on your city and state (or region or county) at the end. Remember that in addition to conveying to Google the terms for which you want your business to be relevant, these are the phrases that your prospective customers …

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