Search engine health checks should look at URLs

SEO works by modifying elements on a website like the meta title and meta description of a page to ‘optimize’ it to get the most possible traffic. ‘Keyword targeting’ can determine which words you should be aiming for, and getting links from other high authority sites and creating relevant content …

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More importance is given to CTR

Website with streamlined URL structures often tends to rank higher than those with a messy structure and confusing organization of content. All sites require inbound links to get recognized by search engines. It’s rare these days that you’ll rank well without at least a few inbound links (although …

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Takeaway tips for cloaking

Basically, Googlebot and other web crawlers follow the links that they find on web pages. If Googlebot finds new links on a page, they will be added to the list of pages that will be visited next. If a link does not work anymore, or if there is new content …

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Follow a consistent cadence towards long tail search

Oftentimes, separate “review pages” are created to host all reviews for particular products, yet some (if not all) of the reviews are placed on the product pages, themselves. How important is it to take advantage of enhancing your results with descriptive titles, rich snippets, breadcrumbs, and other details? Why would …

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More importance is given to text links

Over the years, I’ve gotten very far with my on-page SEO strategy. You’d be surprised: Smart on-page SEO and especially internal link structure can get you amazing results in search engines. And for that, you need to correctly optimize the page. Query refinements are the queries searchers type …

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Wait. Are widgets really that simple?

The more unique content you can offer, the more you will be able to satisfy search engines, and the higher they will likely rank your website for keyword mentions. Search engines are now able to “read” website copy the same way humans do, and can recognize synonyms (like mouth, teeth …

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Education is the best legacy when it comes to ROI

The majority of time spent online now comes from mobile devices, at 51% compared to 42% on a desktop. If you have any experience with local SEO you probably already know this, but If you are just starting out, here is something you should know. A good way to do …

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The hidden agenda behind gateway sites

In short, Google is looking for signs of quality, relevance and great design. At the end of the day, Google does not care about you as a content creator. You are not Google’s customer! Google’s customer is the end user who searches for a keyphrase because they want …

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How you will benefit from keywords

Traditional marketing / advertising is outbound, meaning you have to disrupt people’s attention in order to communicate your message (i.e. ocial Bookmarking is another great way of promoting your website. Submit your latest blog posts and pages to the most popular bookmarking sites, like StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious, Reddit, etc …

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