Define your goals with regards to citations

Having a mobile friendly website is an absolute must the last couple of years. Google introduced mobile friendliness as a ranking signal in April 2015 and since then everything on the Web is about mobile. The main aim of your content should still be to provide value and relevance for …

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Take care when dealing with URLs

Good formatting can instantly improve your page’s readability. This, in turn, can improve your engagement rate. If you haven’t done it before, this is the year to get a professional SEO service on board. Local SEO can be particularly difficult to get right. If you are going to …

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Be mindful of link research

Another way to add to this is by making sure your business is on the 21st century equivalent of the yellow pages, by adding your information to sites such as Google Maps. It helps the search engines quickly determine what the page is about. Every SERP is unique, even for …

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This story about backlinks will haunt you forever

And all these considerations make SEO a great deal of work. There is no optimal number of words on a page for placement in Google. While there plenty of differences between SEO and content marketing, there are also many areas where they overlap. Taking advantage of this overlap and using …

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Adopt a customer centric view of duplication

Write everything in your brand’s unique tone of voice, approach a subject from your own point of view, or link a trending topic to the products/ services that you offer. It was a large part of his Pubcon keynote, as well as several Whiteboard Fridays on the MOZ Blog …

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Is this the end of metrics as we know it?

One of the most important optimisation measures for a slow-loading website is caching. In normal web browsing, once a web page is generated, elements of its data are stored or cached, so the next time the page is requested by the same user, the server fulfilling the request doesn’t …

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One important aspect is static pages

Make a list of the keywords for which you want to rank highly. Does the content you share on social media and your blog cover those keywords? Zero in on one or two of your most desirable keywords and find ways to make content under those keywords more shareable. But …

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What everyone ought to know about web 2.0

Trends come and go, but money makes traffic happen the fastest. What we mean when we refer to SEO, is the practice of updating content on your website so that it will organically display high in the results of a search engine (like Google or Bing). Again, Google is still …

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One element of your strategy should look at gateway sites

Don’t try and stuff keywords where they don’t belong. Yes, still focus on keywords, but your north star for everything you write should be the user. Sometimes I will block Google when using OTHER people’s content on pages. Include the right keywords and link to the target …

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Find a simple guide to site submissions and read up about it

Despite countless claims over the years that have proclaimed the death of link building it is still very much alive and kicking. Not only is it still alive but it remains one of the most important ranking factors and is in the top two factors in Google’s ranking algorithm …

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The hidden agenda behind analytics

User intent tells you (a business owner) what your audience is looking for. When you Google any keyword, there are set of suggestions which come while you are writing a search query. This acts as a hint that which keywords are most used and what is the intent of the …

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Make it sufficiently broad in terms of duplication

It’s important to keep in mind that if search engine traffic is your only goal, your results will probably suffer. Once you have your on-page SEO sorted out and optimized, you will need to build backlinks to your pages to rank. When it comes to SEO, oftentimes a website …

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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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The reason everyone loves bread crumbs

Whether you are a fresh-faced SEO newbie just starting to learn the ropes, or an SEO veteran who can recite the ins and outs of every Google update ever, SEO is a complex subject. Understanding the background, context and the continuing development of major digital marketing evolutions such as these …

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Assessing historical progress and how you've been helped by trust rank

Keyword selection is the starting point of the small business SEO process. You must choose keywords that are directly relevant to your business, which people are actually searching for, and which aren’t too competitive for your budget. Choose the right keywords – limit yourself to around 5 to start with …

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Types of site changes brought on by keyword density

For instance, most searchers don’t just simply search once, click on some websites, and be done with it. Search engines used to count the number of backlinks and relevancy to determine which position to rank a website in search engine results. Discover your LSI keywords and make sure you …

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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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Make keyword research a priority

For this reason, satisfying user interest should always be a priority throughout your SEO efforts. A simple seo rule – use keywords in the text of page links that refer to other pages on your site and to any external Internet resources. Keywords in such links can slightly enhance page rank …

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Concentrate on actionable conversion rates

However, you’ll be fighting to rank for a keyword which doesn’t offer any real rewards to your business. In addition to your user experience, there are also a number of other factors that affect the usability of your website such as website load speed, server uptime, broken links …

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Follow a consistent cadence towards user generated content

Conversion optimization is kind of a big deal. It can not only show you where traffic is coming from, but it can even provide a range of related keywords and terms. They then launched Google+, which started as another copy of Facebook. You will never get enough traffic on your …

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Learn from these mistakes before you learn about SERPs

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a key part of any digital marketing campaign and needs the right expertise to make it happen. Users don’t like to wait, and we are becoming more and more accustomed to the fast load times, which means your site will be left in the …

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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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Make gateway sites your centre of attention

Firstly, it’s worth checking out your website’s current page load time with Google’s handy PageSpeed Insights Tool. The idea behind PR is that a website with more links pointing to it must be of high quality and something that people want to read. To separate yourself from …

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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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How to diagnose RSS feeds related issues

If each blog post, article or press release is a brush stroke, then the overarching content marketing strategy is the masterpiece hanging in the Louvre; it can take a long time to get there, but it is definitely worth it. Away from on-page SEO, link-building is a huge factor in …

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Adjust your appearance in search

Google’s PageRank algorithm in 1998 was a big step forward in automatically cataloging and ranking websites. With the popularity of this service growing, local SEO will continue to become important as maps can now physically direct consumers to their results. The URL parameter tools supply Google bots with information …

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Things to avoid when dealing with nofollow links

Another key strategy is to supplement content with properly optimized HTML text. SEO isn’t something you learn overnight. If you want to perform your own SEO, you need to educate yourself. I’ve spent almost fifteen years learning about SEO and I’m thankful I did because I feel …

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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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