Is Cross linking bad?

Once you’ve started your local SEO effort, the next stage is more aligned with the rest of SEO – creating content for your audience. In this case, we’re looking to create content of interest to a local reader. As you create content for your website, link to other pages …

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Preserve Your Valuable Links

Many business owners create a website and find that they are receiving international inquiries about their services, or receiving orders from other countries. Although they expected their market would be local, or at best national. During the life of any website pages come and go. It’s perfectly normal to …

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Take all the data you get

Google is getting better every day at recognizing—and rewarding—high-quality content. As defined by Google and humans, valuable content is useful, informative, better than other content on the same topic, credible, original, and engaging. The search engine crawler analyzes the raw HTML form of a web page. If you …

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Planning is a crucial part of any SEO campaign

WordPress is one of the best-loved platforms out there because it’s really intuitive and can be integrated into a custom CMS. Plus, it has plenty of handy plugins to help with blog optimisation, such as Yoast, which assesses the SEO-friendliness of a blog post and gives you actionable advice …

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What exactly is keyword density?

Industry-relevant links are often the easiest links for small business owners to acquire. Many of them simply involve asking your existing contacts at companies or organizations with whom you do business. SEO results are only keenly felt long-term, and therefore it can be difficult for small business owners to see …

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The next step is often forgotten

You need to migrate your website from one host to another, or one platform to another, even to a fresh domain. Website migrations are one of the most complicated aspects of any SEO campaign. Use the rel=nofollow tag in the links to websites that you do not trust, you …

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Increase leads and ultimately sales

When writing your content, be realistic about the chances of that content to rank. If you are in a highly competitive market, content works very well as a marketing tool and/or as input for social media. But it will probably not get you that number one spot in Google …

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Your authorship byline will get you noticed

Whether it is writing the most useful article about a certain topic, or ensuring that your eCommerce system is easy to use, it is important to make sure site visitors have a positive experience, because only then will they stick around. Although the role of keywords in SEO has changed …

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Google My Business/Google Maps Listing and Bing Places

There is still a correlation between high rankings and the amount of backlinks, but this trend will continue to decrease moving forwards. Try to ensure the key phrase is an exact match to what the searcher will type into a search engine. This means phrasing your keywords in a conversational …

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Longer content ranks better

Other best practices that we have in SEO are things where we will take a keyword and will essentially just make our keyword research very limited to the ones that have produced high returns. Whether it's your friends, relatives, employees, colleagues, business partners, clients, or anyone else, ask them for …

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Strive to create 10x content

If the Google bot goes through your website and manages to access all sub-pages within just a few clicks, it can use its limited crawl budget to scan and index more pages. Optimizing the click path pays off for both usability and search engine crawling! Keyword cramming is old news …

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What is Keyword Research?

Even though it seems logical, initially, to strive for a ranking using high-traffic keywords and terms, this will most likely result in a lot of frustration and wasted resources. Moreover, the traffic that you will get from a highly competitive keyword, will probably be of poor quality. Aside from on-site …

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Limit your searches to a specific high level domain

Anchor text has been a huge talking point within SEO for many years now. When choosing keywords, be specific without being obscure. Never try to optimize for a single word: instead, think of a string of words that accurately describe what you do. You can use various free online tools …

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Understanding the rationale behind site structure

If you want to generate traffic through search, it’s best to do keyword research before you start writing. This way, you can focus on keywords for which a certain amount of search volume already exists – in other words, write toward topics that people are already searching for information about …

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How Google handles it

Opening paragraphs shouldn’t be longer than one or two sentences. Make sure the thing you’re writing about is mentioned in the first sentence (i.e. your focus keyword or phrase). I like to bold the first paragraph to make it distinct. Do the main pages of the site …

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More content equals better rankings and more links

Seek out industry-relevant and locally-relevant links from groups and websites with which you already have an offline relationship. By highlighting your website, you help Google better understand your site’s data. Data highlighter allows you to highlight parts of your website through Google Webmaster Tools, without having to make any …

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An interesting and useful copy is no longer enough

Without discounting the value of links and traffic, content is most likely the key element of a website's charisma. Good content will lead to links and traffic. A sitemap is a lot like what it sounds like: a ‘map’ of your website which lists every page on the site, which …

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What is that page’s PA (page authority)?

With content being king, SEO may as well be queen. They both play an integral role in getting your message out and building your following. Companies that repeatedly add links to directories are also more likely to be seen as spamming, which raises automatic red flags with the search engines …

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Be Mobile Friendly

Gaining backlinks is tough, as it involves convincing a website to share your website with their audience. It’s a hustle to pitch your proposition to these websites, which usually is a guest post, sponsored link or asking if they would link to a resource on your site. There was …

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Make sure your website is indexed in Yahoo

Every market, every vertical, even every product has a unique SEO landscape. Patience and persistence will play key roles in your success. Google guidelines are very strict and sites operating outside of current recommendations can receive a Google penalty. SEO needs to be done correctly and in competitive arenas it …

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How does web design and development affect marketing?

Don’t stuff content with keywords – it’s just awful to read. Yes, you’ll probably boost rankings for a short time, until Google blacklists you, and in the interim once you do get a potential customer on your site, they’ll click off within seconds. People buy from people …

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Proper HTML and CSS Validation

Use Fetch as Google to test whether Google can crawl and index important pages within your site. Always ensure that your keyword or phrase appears in the first 100 words of your page, if not the first sentence. This is more important than keyword frequency. Google estimates that around 56 …

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Effect of keyword density on my rankings

Titles display what your page is about to both visitors and search engine crawlers, while meta descriptions summarize the content of your page. Your title tags and meta descriptions must include the keywords you are trying to rank for. Links found within the main body text of a webpage is …

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Redirect Attachment URLs To Parent Post

9 out of 10 people users make use of Search Engines to find an answer to their query. When these users type in their keywords/query, the Search Engine’s bots and spiders run their complex algorithms, scan through the giant database that has been crawled and indexed by them …

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Mapping Your Products and Services

Quality is always important when producing new content, but it’s the SEO that can boost your efforts of reaching a target audience. There are many sites out there which promise you quick ways to get to the top of Google. Many of them are exploiting current loopholes in Google …

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Use both internal and external links to add further value

When you're wrting your fabulous website copy. remember that your keywords should be completely relevant to the subject you are writing about on the page. If you want to rank for ‘seo consultant’ and you stuff every webpage with these keywords even if they have nothing to do with these …

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Improve your visibility in organic search results

Local SEO is, inarguably, the best bet for local businesses to grow big. There’s always something written somewhere that you can quote and use. You could also link back to the original article for some sweet SEO gains and to form a relationship with the website or person that …

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Setup Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools

Link building is always a hot topic within the SEO industry but it is getting harder and harder to secure quality links that won’t get you penalised, if Google web spam team decide to perform a manual review on your website. Many beginner bloggers and webmasters think that they …

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It’s a win-win SEO strategy!

When selecting keywords, you should also keep the purpose of your website in mind. Opt for transactional keywords if the main intention is sales, or informational keywords if your website aims to provide readers with important information. What would you type into a search engine to find your business website …

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How do backlinks help SEO?

Search engines are powerful because they provide targeted traffic. Or in other words, search engines bring users that are seeking what you offer or sell. Targeted website traffic provides revenue and exposure like no other channel of marketing. Investing in SEO can have a much higher rate of return when …

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Use social media to find content creators in your niche

Always use no follow if you have linked your site with another site which is not of your niche. Google will be very careful and can take a step of getting you deindexed if he feels anything fishy. Google does not wants its search results to suffer and hence takes …

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Use Social Bookmarking To Boost Page Rank

The authority of the website or webpage linking to your site is also key. A few high authority links are far more valuable then many from low quality sites. Increasingly Google is moving away from giving keywords top priority when it comes to ranking signals and is instead giving preference …

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Page load is an important SEO factor

Always use no follow if you have linked your site with another site which is not of your niche. Google will be very careful and can take a step of getting you deindexed if he feels anything fishy. Google does not wants its search results to suffer and hence takes …

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