Make it sufficiently broad in terms of link bait

Meta descriptions should use keywords wisely, but more importantly they should include a compelling description on which a user would want to click on. Every "vote" or link to your site helps determine the value of your site. However, it's not just the sheer number of links your website gets …

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Lessons I've learned from ROI

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 SEO agencies …

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A few words on webmaster tools

But, you can easily manage your pages' anchor texts in just four steps using Monitor Backlinks. When it comes to search engine optimization, there is one very big contender for whom nearly all websites must be optimized. The most aged of marketing methods is word of mouth, such as referrals …

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When auditing your site, take time to think about long tail search

To protect this ranking factor, Google has developed extensive algorithms to punish spammy websites, penalize sites that violate their rules and give more credence to brands that searchers love and respect. Search engines are more likely to give your website a good rating if you are popular amongst users because …

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Make a good use of metrics

If you write content that people want to read, you'll naturally earn more shares and generate more discussion. Some people will purchase SEO purely by price, in which case you can't really compete, nor should you. Sometimes you might find broken links to your website. This may be the case …

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Be aware of rel=nofollow for links when working on quality

Work with the owner of each participating personal brand within your company and have them build individual social followings of their own. Though not as objectively measurable, you should also consider each publisher's overall reputation-especially if your client is getting a brand name mention. Engagement metrics, such as bounce rate …

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Follow a consistent cadence towards non reciprocal links

Nevertheless, it is possible to calculate approximately how valuable each click to your site is with a few simple steps: For as long as SEO has been around, search optimizers have debated how much "user experience" factors into a search rank. There are hundreds of niche industry-specific sites available for …

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How we improved our blogs in two days

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. However, if you can't find your way onto a publisher's site …

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Pay attention to onsite SEO

A consumer with a minimal amount of product knowledge and a low level of education will be less likely to undertake an external search, because the consumer lacks the ability to identify the right information. Remember, as long as you're posting on highly authoritative and industry-relevant sources with a diverse …

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Remember that white hat SEO make the web go round

There are lots of different types of keywords. Instead of having "click here" links, try writing out the name of the destination. Domain age is a sneaky search engine ranking factor. Posting pictures on Facebook froma laptop and then texting friends to go check them out is an example.

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Top trends in duplication to watch

Few SEO areas are as hotly debated or as dynamically evolving as keyword research, targeting, and optimization. A sitemap gives the spider a rapid guide to the structure of your site and what has changed since last time. Search strategy is an iterative process. One of the most powerful aspects …

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A measure of quality based on sandbox

A website may derive its authority through the social shares or inbound links (the off-page SEO signals). Today, responsive design is a much more popular means of optimizing for mobile, thanks to its easy implementation and flexible parameters. If you have the exact match domain name, search engines will give …

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Start mapping out a plan for action

Content is King and video content has enjoyed increasing popularity for years alongside blogs, podcasts or AI content: products get tested, new employees are found via personnel marketing videos, or a new employer is sought via a self-marketing video. In this instance, if your main messaging on page (the first …

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How to survive your first encounter with comment spam

To understand the difference between the two, you have to understand, at a basic level, how search engine algorithms work. 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 …

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Cycling in Rome

Cycling around Rome, especially after the tranquility of your cycling vacation in the UK, can be tricky, but if you know which routes to take, it can be a fantastic way to discover some of Rome’s lesser-known areas. Rome’s infamously aggressive drivers, traffic jams, unpredictably gestural pedestrians and …

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Work and Video Games

The relationship between work and games is very different in the twenty-first century from the one that existed even in the last decade of the twen- tieth century. Then, a new Windows computer came with a small number of entertaining games: Solitaire (PC, 1990), Minesweeper (PC, originally c.1960), or …

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Quality over quantity when it comes to static pages

Although images have the most impact, there are other elements that can affect your site's loading speed. Doing a yearly review of the big changes in SEO and implementing them on your site is a good way to avoid spending resources on insignificant changes while still maintaining a high-quality website …

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Prioritise key messaging through white hat SEO

A negative SEO strategy involves crawling a website. This "forceful" crawling of the website puts strain on the web server, causing the website to slow down or even crash. Instead, they search, click on some websites, edit their search terms, search again, click on some websites, further hone their search …

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Are search volumes affected by local search

Search engines simply want to deliver the most relevant results to their users based on search queries. The click through rate (CTR) of a page is determined by the number of people that click on your result in the SERPs. If your snippet is very appealing to a user, or …

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Be mindful of javascript

There are a number of methodologies ranging from complex formulas including many different heuristics to more simplified models designed just to give you a sense of the opportunity. So if a consumer hears a message somewhere and then decides to search on Bing to get more information, many times the …

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The best advice I've listened to about citations

Using the thesaurus will give you a decent start. On page SEO techniques are not only necessary, but the content is essential as well. If you have neglected quality writing, it's time for you to pay attention to it now. Let's dispel a common SEO myth. Well-known authoritative sites, like …

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Questions to ask about page rank

It can be in the comments what is finally implicitly integrated well into the content also. Anyone who links to your site with an incorrect version of the URL can cause canonicalization trouble for you. Marketers identify the motives leading to purchases and factors affecting those decisions. Part of that …

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What's the story about site submissions

Then you create smaller, narrower web pages that focus on long-tail keywords and sub-topics around that pillar content. Each robots.txt file only applies to URLs with the same protocol, subdomain, domain and port as the robots.txt URL. Competitor Analysis can help you to identify links, ads and other …

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Google ranking factors

One of the biggest components of your site that could be affecting speed are your images. Usually they are implemented as HTML H1, H2 and H6 tags, but in fact nowadays search engines are getting better and better at interpreting CSS and Javascript, so headings can really be implemented as …

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Don't forget about non reciprocal links

forgetting certain image optimizations can do more harm than good. It turns out the phrase 'digital marketing is constantly evolving' is about as unique to the B2B industry as an efficient rail service to the UK. Search engine algorithms are continually updated to produce better results. Use this simple test …

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The back story of content

Some of the most historic cases of explosive growth hacking success involved input into product development as well. A LinkedIn Company Page is a place for companies to provide more information about themselves, their products and services, job opportunities, and where they can share expert insights. That's quality traffic, especially …

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Tactics around SEO campaigns

Going back to the coffee example for a moment To earn the real SEO rewards, it needs to be an ongoing campaign that really makes a difference to your website as a whole. Many small and large organizations employ virtual private servers (VPSs). The priority score, which is also listed …

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Takeaway tips for link building

Another strength to this element is the fact that Google are collecting sharing data and this impacts ranking. Unlike rich snippets, which are simply search results with extra context, featured snippets appear at the top of the results page above the number one organic search result. Make sure that your …

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Which Search Engines use clickbait to determine indexing?

Essentially, the higher CTR you have, and the more user experience your site receives, the higher the Google rankings. I don't mind multiple copies of articles on the same site - as you find with WordPress categories or tags, but I wouldn't have tags and categories, for instance, and expect them …

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A few words on blogs

For most goals, the more variety you have the better. It also helps you compete with other sites that are not as well optimized using these on-page factors. There needs to be a consistent purpose in order to enjoy sustainable results. Since the advent of Panda and Hummingbird, LSI is …

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How I improved my user generated content in one day

Therefore, optimizing your pages to load faster helps your site rank higher in the search results. Don't let ego fuel your obsession with keyword rankings. And remember that your personal search experience is not necessarily what your prospective customers see. Headings can help Google to grasp the main topics within …

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