Use Google Keyword Planner To Find Untapped Keywords

All too often, when we’re brought in for SEO work on a redesign, it’s often late in the process, such as when the site is being coded or even totally complete. “Hey, we should probably have the SEO guy take a look at this before we launch,” but …

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Penguin deals solely with link quality and nothing else

The search engines now identify low quality content through user engagement, and by correlating website features. Networks of sites where you can place this kind of content are even easier for them to identify. As a marketer, the primary warning sign should be sites where you can post your content …

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Is the content on different pages original?

One of the problems international businesses continuously need to address is identifying themselves as “local” in the eyes of the search engines. Long tail keywords are essentially longer more specific keywords that tie in directly to your content. For example, if you are selling woman’s shoes on your eCommerce …

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Add Facebook “Like” and “Share” buttons

Domain Authority is a search engine ranking score developed by Moz that predicts how well a website will rank on search engine result pages (SERPs) based on its backlink profile. A Domain Authority score ranges from one to 100, with higher scores corresponding to a greater ability to rank. Authority …

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Use discretion with hashtags

As far as promotional tactics examples go, creating content on other sites is a good long-term SEO strategy. But it’s also very important to prioritize creating content on your own site. Search engines give higher rankings to sites that have a deep library of valuable, high-quality content. They also …

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High ROI

Anchor text to specific webpages on your site should be descriptive (but concise) as possible in order to benefit from the link. Keywords should never be used to try to trick or mislead human beings or Google spiders.. This means using keywords that do not exactly describe the contents of …

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You can rank new pages with SEO and content

The job of an SEO specialist doesn’t stop with a couple of website tweaks and a few links scattered around the internet. Instead, the specialist has to be on the ball, constantly looking for trends like those noted above and finding new ways to maximize website traffic. By starting …

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How long does SEO take?

A common tactic is creating dozens, if not hundreds of short backlink-containing articles, which are then placed in blogs and websites that have been created for the express purpose of SEO. Google has come out and said that HTTPS is a confirmed ranking factor. That said, they haven’t actually …

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Try out core ranking algorithms

Google has worked to smash black-hat and spam-based link-building practices, penalizing link wheels, exchanges and paid links. In 2012 the Penguin update ushered in the link building reality we experience today. With it only natural link accumulation will gain your website & webpages authority. The greatest selling point of SEO is …

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Relevance is the key issue

Community hijacking involves finding online communities that are made up of your target market, or people that can reach your target market so that you can build a relationship with them and get them to promote your content/brand/product(s). In document analysis, search engines look at whether they …

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The most important part of SEO is relationships

Use Fetch as Google to test whether Google can crawl and index important pages within your site. There’s been some debate in the SEO community about whether or not “social signals” can affect your search rankings, and what, exactly, “social signals” are in the first place. This is mostly …

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Recycle existing content

Go through all your pages and look at your titles. Are you making the most of your keywords? And are they as interesting as possible (and suitable)? Each page needs a unique title tag, and tags should be 65 characters or less in length. Google’s shifts and tweaks on …

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Keyword driven anchor text reigns supreme

Structured data, sometimes referred to as schema markup, are codes which are added to websites to provide search engines with in-depth information about your products, your business offering, prices of your products, location-based offerings and much more. Enter one of your keywords into the search box of the search engine …

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SEO is Seriously Effortful Optimization

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. With so many people using smartphones and tablet for their Internet search, it is imperative that you have a plan ready …

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Website Traffic

Google is good at crawling all types of URL structures, even if they're quite complex, but spending the time to make your URLs as simple as possible for both users and search engines can help. Creating content that consistently drives traffic to your site is a win; however, not all …

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Build a dashboard in Google Analytics for tracking

Engagement with a website began to emerge as a ranking factor with the release of the Panda update by Google on February 23, 2011 SEO is very simple, and unless you’re a very large company it’s probably not worth hiring somebody else to do. It is worth noting …

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The most time consuming aspect is checking statistics

Getting backlinks are important but if you get a ton of useless backlinks from irrelevant spammy sites or use “link software” then you’re doomed. In short, success in SEO marketing lies in adhering to good practice and avoiding silly mistakes. How do your competitors rank? Pick out a keyword …

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The title tag is a visitor's first exposure to your site

Don’t worry if you don’t have any formal training or education in your chosen area, Google will take into account the “amount of life experience” that makes them an expert on the topic and will value this as “everyday expertise.” Site owners must focus on the quality of …

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Carve out time for updating and improving older SEO content

Think of yourself as an asset portfolio manager, because that’s what you are. In the same way fund managers need to analyze company financial data and operational performance before making investment decisions, you need to analyze your SEO competitors to inform your investment decisions. Increasing your search visibility is …

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Meaty meta descriptions

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. When consumers search vocally, their queries are hugely different from how they write them …

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Optimization ensures the Website is easy to crawl

Search Engine Optimization should start with creating and uploading content. This can include a lot of things but the most basic piece of content that you will use is articles. Like it or not, your business’s Google rankings can have a huge effect on its success, growth, and meeting …

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Make that list bigger!

You need a clear strategy on your most profitable keywords. You also need to determine whether you need a strong focus on your local market or if you should be targeting keywords nationally. Your headline is among the first things that users will come across when carrying out a search …

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Understanding searcher intent

Google now supports using the rel=“canonical” link element across different domains. This means that you can have similar content on both the .com and .co.uk extensions of your site, and use the canonical link element to indicate the exact URL of the domain preferred for indexing. This will …

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Find Sites Linking To More Than One Competitor

How SEO works for a big brand with an established reputation and a massive marketing team, PR agency and all of that stuff is very different to how SEO works for some local tradesmen with a low-end budget that has to catch up with the big boys. Earning a link …

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SEO great content best practice

Review your h1 tags across your site, using a crawler to find them all if required. Do they all describe the page accurately? Do they use the keyword target? And do they match the title tag in what they say the page is about? In the coming times, content from …

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The Broken Link-Building Method

White Hat SEO – These are SEO techniques that conform to Google search engine guidelines and will not result in your website being de-ranked during a future Google update or if they perform a manual review of your website. The more popular and important a site is, the more links from …

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Backlink Ranking Factors

For me internal linking is one of the most undervalued aspects of SEO, with many sites having inefficient menus and/or poor site structures. SEO will never die! As long as the web is around, people will need to search to find what they want, and some algorithm will control …

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What online marketing tools do you use?

What SEO practitioners are missing is the fact that a highly-ranking search result that does not engage offers no value. Your users need the structure to navigate through your site, to click from one page to the other. And Google uses the structure of your site in order to determine …

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Wrap Subheadings in H2 Tags

The mobile version of your website is equally important, if not more important than the desktop version. Mobile-first, they say. Fact is, that your website probably has as many mobile visitors as it has desktop visitors, of course depending on the type of site you have Webpages with their target …

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Dynamic vs Static- Which is preferred?

Higher rankings lead to more clicks and visits from interested searchers, and that search traffic is uniquely valuable because of its high relevancy and timeliness -- people search when they’re interested or ready to perform an action. You can use your blog as an informal platform for giving insights into …

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Get Your NAP Accurate & Consistent

Make your descriptive tag engaging. Google and other search platforms will use it to create that little blurb about your site. Users often read these before deciding whether or not to visit a site. Concise, descriptive blurbs draw visitors to your site, sometimes even before sites that rank higher than …

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Use Engaging Language for Effective SEO

One thing you want to pay attention to is the speed of your future website. You can easily check that on websites like Google PageSpeed Insights, or Pingdom. The words that make up a query are commonly referred to as “keywords,” a foundational element of SEO. Since the ultimate goal …

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Use breadcrumb navigation

A Google research recently revealed that four out of five users trust search engines for local searches Google has worked to smash black-hat and spam-based link-building practices, penalizing link wheels, exchanges and paid links. In 2012 the Penguin update ushered in the link building reality we experience today. With it …

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Community Hijacking

The number of external links you receive is important. Some of the top SEOs say external links are simply invaluable to your ranking power. Many blogging software packages automatically nofollow user comments, but those that don't can most likely be manually edited to do this. You need to be placing …

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Choose a host with an excellent uptime track record

How the pages on your site are organized and structured affects your search engine rankings. It also affects your it’s user experience (UX). Basically, you want to make it easy for actual visitors and search engines to find stuff in your store. Google will bring people to your website …

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