Lessons I learned about page rank

Consistent positioning avoids ambiguity; the message stays clear and understandable. Where appropriate, you should add localization. This is extremely important to businesses who offer products and services to a specific geographic region. Information may make the purchasing process appear to be simple and convenient, which can entice customers to travel …

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The analysis mystery revealed

What would you type into a search engine to find your business website or page? These "review pages" should either be canonicalized to the main product page or set to "noindex,follow" via a meta robots or X-robots tag. Consumer-oriented research assists marketers in identifying the context of a product's …

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Adjust your appearance in search by utilising stickiness

Brands and businesses need to consider the big picture; step back from the individual pieces and focus on the whole. I'll be showing you the best way to find the right keywords and determine whether or not you can rank well for them. Search engines provide the modern information scientist …

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Adopt a customer centric view of Google algorithms

Building backlinks is not enough. You also have to monitor every link your website is earning. Not knowing who links to you or when links are being removed can cost you a lot of traffic. Time is money! The hierarchy of effects model helps to clarify the objectives of an …

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What does that entail? Link diversity!

Creating infographics that give detailed information about your niche is another great way to build links. People using your infographics will be required to place a link to your site (where they obtained the infographic), thus giving you an easy backlink from a site relevant to your niche. If you …

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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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The steps needed for putting keyword stuffing into action

When it comes to search engine optimisation the information available can be a minefield. Online shops in particular often face the risk of generating duplicate content. For example, a product might be listed in several categories. If the URL is structured hierarchically, a product can be accessible under multiple URLs …

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Education is the best legacy when it comes to onsite SEO

The potential drawback to meet-the-competition budgeting is that marketing dollars might not be spent efficiently. Ideally page titles should include the search term for which the website has been optimized. If we build links, if we make changes to our site, it typically is going to take weeks, months, even …

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Produce quality, SEO-friendly content

Google follows links. Links are important. So get the word out. Reach out to other site owners - preferably of topically related websites. To build a brand's reputation and brand loyalty, online advertising should be integrated with offline branding tactics that reinforce each other to speak with one voice. 200-300 words …

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Tactics around social media

Page resources that don’t load can cause content to not be shown, displayed incorrectly and break interactive content. It’s all very well to know what problems you can look for and fix to improve the stability of your rankings. However, as with everything, prevention is better than cure …

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Take care when dealing with SEO

By choosing a search engine optimisation specialist to optimise your web pages during website construction for best results for specific key words and key phrases relating to your website, you can be assured that your website and it's web pages will enjoy all the benefits of high search engine ranking …

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Its all about scraping

If your content offers relatively little value – and it’s generally easy to tell when it does – there’s a possibility that you could be penalised or receive a thin content warning from Google, indicating that your site is at risk of losing its rankings. it cannot crawl image, Flash …

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This story about web crawlers will haunt you forever

Now a quirk of WordPress means that it tries to match partial URLs and will redirect accordingly. What this means is that if you tried to access the old -autosuggest URL you would get automatically redirected to the new -autosuggests one. One of the problems international businesses continuously need to …

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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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Reach out to influencers known for your topic

You cannot get away with keyword “stuffing” anymore but that’s not even the point here. Right now, your focus should be solely on one keyword or one idea and the pages must be optimized according to it. Evergreen content continues to be relevant to its readers and gives them …

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How to survive your first encounter with indexed pages

Social media also brings traffic to a website. Many beginner bloggers and webmasters think that they need to churn out lots of content on a regular basis. But the truth is that quality will always trump quantity. Violating your first implied agreement with someone does not build trust; it builds …

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Exposure is the name of the game when creating a blog

As a general rule of thumb the more words in the query the easier it is to rank for that phrase. This is certainly not an absolute but has been the case for a majority of the terms I have worked with. *If you know of examples where this theory …

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Be clear, truthful and accurate when it comes to citations

Blogging can be an extremely effective way to get your pages to rank. Their algorithmic Panda filter is designed specifically to target pages and sites with thin content and therefore reward those with more comprehensive, helpful and exclusive content. Having a different description meta tag for each page helps both …

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The death of local search

To attract online attention for your business, you can’t just set up a website and social media profile and expect the traffic to roll in. You need to position your brand to show up in online search by utilizing search engine optimization (SEO). The well-publicised Panda and Penguin updates …

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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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How to Get More Social Shares From Everything That You Publish

Good SEO practice is telling Google about this wonderful content as soon as possible so your website can be listed in the search results, preferably on the first page. With more businesses than ever taking advantage of the online marketplace as an effective way to present their products or services …

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Personalization counts: how do plugins fit into this?

Your title tag needs to be written for humans – as in it needs to make logical sense, rather than a keyword stuffed mess. The title tag will appear in a variety of places, from SERPs, to a social share, to the browser tab, so make sure it’s relevant and …

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Create content about reporting

User experience factors that improve mobile sites are related to better SEO rankings; external links continue to decline in importance The greatest selling point of SEO is something that it shares with most of the broader world of inbound marketing: it allows for the possibility of cumulative growth. It's a …

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Follow a consistent cadence towards webmaster tools

A smart keyword strategy tackles only enough keywords to be supported with a robust, multifaceted on-site and off-site campaign. Trying to be jack of all keyword phrases will make you master of none. Links to page resources such as images, CSS and JavaScript should all be working. Search engines want …

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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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How to learn about white hat SEO in a few hours

This can be auto generated content. The following are the two most important things you need to ensure: that (1) your page loads quickly (under 2 seconds) and (2) your page is as small as possible with the least number of requests. While there are a ton of great SEO …

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The ultimate revelation of dynamic pages

SEO doesn’t have to be especially difficult, but it does need to be well-planned and given plenty of attention if you want to achieve stable website rankings. Instead of writing stellar content, we are going to steal links (that’s what it’s called) from our competition. The proliferation …

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Unlocking the mystery of webmaster tools

The most important things to pay attention to are the analytics, the keywords you choose, the content you create, the promotions you accomplish, and the updates and consistency of your attentiveness. As long as you don't do reciprocal linking excessively and these reciprocal links are on topic and "make sense …

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Things to avoid when dealing with link building

You want people to subscribe to your blog by providing you an email address. You can then market to them with your newer blog posts, content offers or sales. Just make sure not to spam them; no one wants to receive an email every day pushing a purchase. Compelling and …

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Understanding inbound links

And don’t let SEO take over your life – you still have to be out there doing business. By including the location of the business as part of the keywords used, it increases relevance in the searches. Search engines scour the Internet to find keywords and clues to match search …

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The death of gateway sites

Dominating the top rankings for general keywords related to your brand may be out of your reach, but even a slight investment in SEO can help your business earn more traffic and visibility. Set mobile page scaling properties on each page so your pages are mobile-friendly. When you write guest …

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The hidden agenda of bread crumbs

However, it is much better to have 100 active followers, who are regularly interacting with you, than it is to have 100,000 followers who don’t recognise and aren’t interested in your brand. Search engines often reward you for updating old content. But remember, you only get a …

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