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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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Interesting SEO tactics that can help your business grow

You don't have to fight for a top spot-the top three local entries will always rise above the other results for local queries. If this is the case, you need to collect and consolidate redundant information so that it will live on just one or a very small number pages …

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More focus is put on static pages

Currently, only seven percent of consumers focus entirely on price while discarding quality considerations. 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 for the long …

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Create unique, accurate page titles with splogs in mind

Some are higher up in the sales funnel - that's ok too. You should start seeing your site in search engine results shortly. Each step feels like you're taking a giant leap towards something exciting and opportunistic. Good content tends to get a significant amount of external and internal links.

Propagation …

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Your key to success: plugins

This Google update put huge emphasis on the importance of ensuring that your site is mobile-friendly in terms of SEO and actual web design. Whether across different media or modifications of ads within the same media, consistency constitutes the key to effectiveness. One way to do that is by including …

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Tightening up on inbound links

Google has for years been emphasizing on user experience to ensure that all users always get what they want. Your content should, therefore, provide answers to issues that affect the target audience. One of the great things about online marketing and its various techniques is that they work just fine …

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Clarification about metrics

How did traffic change over the course of the last year? Taking someone's email and spamming them mercilessly without the appropriate unsubscribe links or reselling private information to other sites is also black hat. Google Manual Action reports are filed when a human reviewer within the company has determined that …

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Adopt a monetisation first approach before putting efforts into SEO

Many years ago, Google put together its search quality team, which is responsible for ensuring users get the best possible user experience by making sure that key signals of quality websites align well with results on search engine pages. Their job description is straightforward "A few hundreds of millions of …

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My thoughts on link exchanges

That recognition can come in the form of links, mentions, shares, reviews, or any other type of citation. It's also possible that there is nothing in Google's algorithm that specifically produces the link echoing effect. The basic thing you need to remember when doing SEO is that you want to …

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How Google treats orphaned pages when indexing your site

What if I was to tell you Google has a powerful collection of tools that tell you exactly how often they crawl your site, what they think it's about, and even suggestions on things they have trouble with? And that you can have it? For free? You'd want it, wouldn't …

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Double Your Profit With These Tips on landing pages

Many website owners neglect to spend the time analyzing how their page structure actually looks and works for the visitor. Search engines have really smart algorithms. 90% of all clicks on the first page of Google go on organic results, with the remainder going on pay-per-click marketing. Even if your …

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How Google treats content delivery network when indexing your site

Healthy social traffic certainly doesn't hurt SEO efforts. High quality backlinks are extremely valuable, increasing your reputation, improving your domain authority, and ultimately increasing your visibility in Google. t's not necessarily bad to optimize for traffic, it depends on your goals; if you're in e-commerce or a service based business …

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Interesting facts I bet you never knew about webmaster tools

Just keep in mind that mobile optimization is about more than just meeting the minimum requirements of Google-it's about giving the best possible experience to your mobile users. That means B2B SEOs working for tech companies will need to educate themselves about the most sensible ways of interpreting the information …

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