Winning marketing tactics for canonical URLs

Selling domain names is a big business. It is imperative that website owners and site developers engage in user testing. Without actually measuring what users are doing when they visit a site, one can't possibly know how a website is performing. The Internet is made up of trillions of pages …

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The truth about comment spam

There has been news of an unconfirmed Google ranking update called Fred who shreds websites with low-value content and prioritizes earning revenue. With top-notch content, visitors get more meaning because their issues are resolved and value for money and time is guaranteed. Well this is where things get complicated. By …

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Establish your position regarding blogs

For humans this will not be possible, but for search engine, this is every day's work. Is your link structure in line with your SEO strategy, and do the most important pages have enough links from strong, related pages? Are internal links updated to point to new URLs instead of …

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What everyone ought to know about SERPs

This could be something as simple and generic as 'coffee'. If your compe- tition's sites are equivalent, this is not as much of a factor, but you're wasting an obvious opportunity to get an edge. I completely disagree. To go for it and go for everything in terms of search …

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Things that make you love and hate site submissions

Search Engine Optimization is all about making your website more visible to people who are using search engines to look for your product, brand, or services. In a small business, just one (or very few) individuals will be doing everything. In March 2016, Google confirmed that it would no longer …

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A few words on page impressions

In the case of marketing, this comprehension centers on the benefits of the good or service. 80% of traffic to a website begins with a search query and 60% of clicks (to a site) are generated by the top 3 search results (on the search engine result page). Companies sponsor …

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The back story of forums

Search engine results are in a constant state of flux as rankings for individual pages and sites go up and down, outdated content fades and new pages are published. That means you'll probably notice a normal ebb and flow in your site rankings, especially if you're lower down in the …

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Focus on performance, user experience, and forums

The standard rule of thumb is a minimum of 200-300 words per page. Any change you make to your site that will impact your search index has to carefully considered. Good, obedient spiders conform to Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP). How would you make that search engine understand your photograph of …

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Lessons I learned about analytics

It's no surprise that customers are tired of being sold to, particularly across the internet. When a search engine spider crawls your website it cannot rate its design nor measure the level of your customer support or the services you offer. It can only read and grade the content on …

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It's a win-win strategy with an emphasis on onsite SEO

This increasing demand for highly-specialised information is forcing professional search engine optimisers to up their game. Heightened levels of customer loyalty often lead to positive word-of-mouth endorsements. Sometimes, all that you need are five to 10 relevant links, from authoritative sites, to begin seeing results from Google and other search …

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Keyword Research

An integrated approach connects brands with each audience, simultaneously or sequentially. Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, and Yahoo! When eCommerce websites copy product descriptions, supplied by the product manufacturer, and place them on their own product pages, they are put at an immediate disadvantage. Focus on keywords that have higher search …

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The death of splogs

f someone is more actively seeking something then it's more likely they'll search longer strings of words, meaning that you will target people who will be more willing to engage with your content. If you're selling goods or services, then targeting long tail keyword can really make a big difference …

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Write about onsite SEO

While broad topics are still important, your content will be more hard pressed to rise above the competition since plenty of authors will be covering that topic. With specific ones, however, you can be assured to grab and sustain your readers’ attention. If you want to do good marketing, look …

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Lessons I've learned from backlinks

If you are going to use freelancers, beware of duplicate content. Always make sure to check the content that you get by searching for the content on Google, Yahoo, and MSN. People visit websites to find answers to their questions and you create content because you want to provide valuable …

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Reasons why you cannot learn hits well

A key step to starting a successful local lead generation business is finding a domain that already has some authority due to its age and link profile. If you’d like to learn how to find these manually, you can follow this guide. If you are lazy like me or …

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The worst advice I've heard about javascript

One of these developments is how search marketing has now become a term used to encompass both SEO and SEM. The overall goal is to increase the level of traffic to a website by using keywords and keyword topics to improve the user experience and meet search engine guidelines. SEOs …

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Content marketing is one of the biggest aspects of SEO

Studies have found that click-through rates, conversion rates, and revenue are all higher when both organic and paid listings appear for a search. The secret to building a blog that gets crazy backlinks, ranks for awesome keywords and makes you money on autopilot? If you are dabbling in SEO for …

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Losing Focus on 301 redirects

When you maintain a blog or a regularly updated website, is there an optimal amount of time you should wait before updating your articles, or should you post them all at once? A site’s age has an influence on that site’s ranking. A site that has been around …

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The worst advice I've heard about white hat SEO

These are completely identical content that is pasted across different pages or websites. There’s really no big secret here, but only the best SEO company can provide you the results you’re looking for. Go after more long tail and less competitive search terms if your website is too …

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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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