Facts about canonical URLs that will make you think twice

Although search engines can read text, they can’t read an image. That’s where “alt tags”, or “alternative text”, comes in. Once you are done with cleaning up all the toxic backlinks pointing to your site, you need to file a reconsideration request with Google. This has to be …

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Takeaway tips for keyword research

If you want more traffic, read on… In the last couple of years, web masters have been faced with a new foe – in the form of Google’s Panda update. Troubleshooting technical errors and ensuring that your website is always accessible is one of the biggest hurdles to manage when …

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Invest in white hat SEO

Analytic services and sites, such as the MozCast, have lit up and claimed that huge changes are occurring in a range of SERPs. Choosing the right keyword isn’t just about choosing a keyword that attracts lots of visitors to your website, it’s about attracting the right visitors to …

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Can link bait really make a difference?

You may have read on SEO forums that keyword-rich domain names are a waste of time, that users see them as spammy, and that brand presence is more important. As usual, there is some truth in all these arguments, but recognize that if you choose to follow this advice, you …

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Quality over quantity when it comes to dynamic pages

The pages have to create unique enough value that they can be distinguished from other similar pages by the search engines. Lacking that intrinsic value, they will have to be distinguished by inbound linkage. So, we focus on creating what we call “keyword clusters” – groups of keyword phrases focused around …

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The truth about sitemaps

But social didn’t bother with this model. It’s important to keep in mind that if search engine traffic is your only goal, your results will probably suffer. A sitemap is a lot like what it sounds like: a ‘map’ of your website which lists every page on the …

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What's the story about page rank

Google’s emphasis on links is the most significant area of overlap between its organic and local ranking algorithms. Google uses what’s called Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) when crawling a website, scanning your copy not just for the keyword but for keywords that are commonly related to it. The …

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