The splogs mystery revealed

A rational appeal follows the hierarchy of effects stages of awareness, knowledge, liking, preference, conviction, and purchase. Search engine optimization has become less about getting a single site ranked in the number one position and more about acquiring multiple listings on a search results page. The other point that has …

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Online marketing is not a monarchy

In the international arena, effective positioning remains vitally important. Infographics are everywhere. Some good - some bad. But most creators don't stop to think how to make sure search engines can understand their infographic - or how people who can't see pictures can consume them (maybe because they rely on screen readers …

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This story about white hat SEO will haunt you forever

JavaScript files should be free from syntax errors. Most database programs take advantage of digital tracking to register and store website visits and browsing patterns regardless of the type of digital device (computer, tablet, or mobile phone). Bad. This means it is even more competitive to get seen on search …

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Measure and Improve by paying attention to trust rank

People either go to Google to find something quickly, or they go there to find something they can trust. For speed, they'll be happy with paid ads. For confidence in quality, they'll opt for organic search results. Pretty simple, right? Users conduct an estimated 62,000 Google searches per second …

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This year will be the year of metrics

it has become one of the best ways for startups and small businesses to get their business on the map (figuratively and literally!) as well as drive quality traffic and sales straight to their door. When someone searches for specific keywords and you implemented them into your content search engines …

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Consistent doesn't mean identical. when you're discussing bounce rates

It’s entirely possible that the website’s editor or administrative staff didn’t realize the content was stolen, especially if it works with several contributors and guest editors. Bringing the stolen content to their attention could actually prevent that website from getting penalized for duplicate content in the future …

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Start searching the targeted keyword

Timely topics are seasonal (like holiday recipes) or more focused on current events or news coverage. Timely topics have a much shorter lifespan, but can drive large bursts of traffic if done well. If you’re hesitant about the effectiveness of SEO, it’s safe to assume you don’t …

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One element of your strategy should look at page impressions

Many marketers will have seen a technical SEO checklist in their time. Any time a site migration is approaching or a technical audit is scheduled, a checklist tends to appear. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is another important strategy that helps grow your website traffic. The number of backlinks you have …

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Longer content ranks better

Measuring the number of search engines that have indexed your site is an easy way to check the website growth resulting from your SEO efforts. The more pages indexed, the easier it is to get a ranking for more keywords. Increase visibility to new content you create by sharing it …

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A few words on site submissions

Assuming your page is properly structured with the correct tags, you need to decide if the actual content on this page is worth reading and is valuable enough to have on its own page. Link building, on-page optimizations, and social media marketing will slowly help a domain build authority.Domain …

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Start with seed keywords

Write a good, high-quality blog post and reach out to other blogs in your company’s industry, asking to have your blog post published on their blog. When asking, it is important that you mention the value that your blog post will bring. No high quality blog would accept your …

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This story about conversion rates will haunt you forever

Online search is a murky world for those looking to be found at the top of Google's Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs). When consumers search vocally, their queries are hugely different from how they write them out. The most noticeable aspect of this is that voice search produces many long-tail …

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Let's follow doorway sites best practise

The items could vary. Googlebot uses sitemaps and databases of links discovered during previous crawls to determine where to go next. Whenever the crawler finds new links on a site, it adds them to the list of pages to visit next. It’s all very well to know what problems …

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A few words on conversion rates

A strong linking structure and other internal SEO best practices can provide that. It’s not just about having a Facebook page, a Twitter account or a Google Plus page, but also how active you are and in what manner your social media associates refer to you, your company and …

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Take a customer focused approach to backlinks

Prevent duplicate content. Don’t confuse Google with almost similar pages. Those serve no one. Essentially, you rewrite it. The less “filler” content on your site, the more legitimate it will be in the eyes of the search engines. The more relationships you have and the more people trust you …

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Go long-tail and forget sitemaps

If you aren’t seeing a positive ROI after a month or two, try changing tactics and/or improve your methods until you start seeing positive momentum. Keeping track of your backlinks is just as important as building them. That’s because SEO relies on the quality of the backlinks …

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Make rankings your centre of attention

When you have submitted your website to all the major search engines, you may be thinking, what is the difference between the website that appears at the top of the page and the ones that appear 20 pages down the list? Of course, you’ll be also thinking how you …

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What is your organic search strategy?

If you are using some paid services to get links to your site, you are likely going to be penalized by Google Penguin’s algo. When you work as an SEO executive in a company, what is the method used to gauge the level of success? Investors want to see …

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Find a simple guide to link exchanges and read up about it

Quality will win over quantity every time and your results will not be nearly as fruitful if you’re putting out mediocre content. When we take this approach, we are rewarded by Google since this meets their quality guidelines. Google recommends creating valuable content for website users and not to …

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What search terms are your customers using?

To make it easy for readers to share your content, place share buttons in convenient spots, or use widgets. Also be aware of which social media platforms your audience is using the most. Creating content that makes an impact on a campaign can be extremely difficult. A ‘three clicks’ rule …

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Low Hanging Fruits (LHF)

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a marketing strategy where you provide Google with the content representing your services or products on a consistent, regular basis. If you want to get loads of quality traffic to your website you have to work a lot or invest a lot. A 301 redirect …

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Don’t forget about link exchanges

But the thing is, SEO copywriting is much more than just inserting keyphrases into content: Google also wants to see authoritative content that fully answers your readers’ questions and stands out from competing content. It’s really a simple concept, just give them what they want and you’ll see …

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Take care when dealing with forums

Essentially, conversion improves the quantity and quality of organic traffic to a given website. Google continues to show regular listings in response to searches along with featured snippets because featured snippets aren't meant as a sole source of information. Great content is also important from an SEO perspective, which is …

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The worst advice I've heard about link exchanges

The seminal idea behind Google’s ranking technology makes it clear that inbound links are the primary vehicle by which Google discovers new pages and websites on the Internet, and they’re the primary way Google assesses the credibility of a given website. SEO is Search Engine Optimization. This will …

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Establish your position regarding RSS feeds

Search engines reward sites that are user friendly, which means they have high usability. Google favors sites that are not only rich in keywords, but also demonstrate user engagement. Creating Local resources offers a plethora of link building opportunities. It is also an easy option for those businesses that don …

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How to really understand widgets

Use simple and obvious terms that are easy to understand. Use descriptive captions and avoid generic captions such as 'Products' or 'Services'. You can and should use keywords that are related to your business in the captions as long as they make sense. When your website has evergreen content that …

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Focus on performance, user experience, and rankings

There’s an art to properly optimizing a website with keywords. The incorrect use of Meta Tags could lead to the web page being banned from any or all search engines- ‘Keyword-stuffing’ is frowned down upon in the SEO community, along with irrelevant data being stored in Meta Tags. It …

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Follow a consistent cadence towards domain authority

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the process of improving your site's ranking in search results. Unfortunately the factors search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo use to rank sites are kept secret and change frequently. In the earlier days of SEO, the organic search engine optimization discipline was more …

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Having fun with keyword density

Go out of your way to consistently create detailed content that brings enormous value to the end user, and you'll be on your way to dominating search. Any time Google opens up the vault and gives a peek inside the mountains of data it has at its disposal, marketers would …

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