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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Focus on performance, user experience, and link exchanges

Searchers often enter refinements when the initial search doesn’t provide satisfactory results, but the results do provide clues on what to search for. Mobile-first. It’s coming. And I still feel that a responsive website, in addition to all the AMP and so, is essential. Search engines have been …

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How do you feel about analytics now?

The days of stuffing keywords into bad content and having it rank are long gone. Now your content needs to focus on your target persona and your keywords need to flow within the content. Many years ago, Google put together its search quality team, which is responsible for ensuring users …

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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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All you wanted to know about html but were afraid to ask

When it comes to SEO, oftentimes a website owner thinks that their competitors are some of the largest brands in their industry, but that's not always the case. When you're wrting your fabulous website copy. remember that your keywords should be completely relevant to the subject you are writing about …

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Things your competitors know about 301 redirects

Most people approach SEO with a preconception – or prejudice – about what their best keywords are. They are normally either wholly or partly wrong. In the top five, where most users look? Here are a few tips for what to write and how to do it well. Over time, you’ll …

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The truth about citations

Needless to say, Google is going to make meta descriptions and meta titles short for mobile sites. So it is advisable that you should not write long Meta descriptions and titles. Else, they will be truncated by Google. Proposition development is about working out who your customers or audience are …

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How you will benefit from link exchanges

With the rise in the use of Smartphones (over 50% of searches are now mobile) it’s more important than ever to make sure that individual products and services rank highly on Google. It’s all well and good having your landing page rank highly, but if your products/services …

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Negative SEO is a real threat

Article directories grant another space where a subscriber might obtain a back-link, gratis publicity and possibly some free traffic. Several such directories have espouse returns sharing, which signifies that content giver acquire a slice of the proceeds. To rank, you need authority. To have authority, you need links. To get …

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Why your digital marketing strategy should centre around URLs

Backlinks are links to your content from other websites, social media posts, and blogs. They are extremely important for SEO as they are, in essence, a vote of confidence in your content. This was known as spamming. Search engines continue to usurp more “traditional” means of reaching customers, such as …

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Establish your position regarding ROI

By highlighting your website, you help Google better understand your site’s data. Data highlighter allows you to highlight parts of your website through Google Webmaster Tools, without having to make any code changes. This is typically done using web analytics tools such as Google AdWords Keyword Planner to determine …

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Things you most likely didn't know about webmaster tools

As search engine optimization (SEO) for small business has become more important, it’s also become more competitive. Key tenets of SEO—website presence, page rankings, link authority, and content creation require more time and resources than ever. It means that if you can continually show in all these search …

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Think quality over quantity

It can be in the comments what is finally implicitly integrated well into the content also. Building trust in the customer through your content is a must. Focusing on user intent helps do it. We write content for our audience. Until our audience trusts our content it is of no …

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Think outside the SEO box

Google's algorithms try to mimic the decisions of real people. The better your links work with real people, the better the links will work with Google's algorithms. However, should you be able to rank highly for a generic keyword, you should expect a good amount of internet traffic from that …

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How to diagnose offsite SEO related issues

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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More focus is put on keyword density

You need to take full advantage of the opportunity and capture those leads. Google and Bing have moved far beyond algorithms that positively reward a keyword appearing multiple times in the URL string. Don’t hurt your chances of earning a click (which CAN impact your rankings) by overdoing keyword …

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