How do you make a Google friendly link?

No follow links are defined as the links which will not pass any link juice. Here, the link is set as no follow, meaning that the Google bot will not crawl the link and will not pass any link juice. The link does not count as a ‘vote’ in the …

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Evaluate the credibility of a website using a simple approach

Local SEO refers to making a company's website more visible on maps and in local-oriented searches, often for people seeking a brick and mortar store or a services based business that serves their area. There’s no need to spend more time on the optimisation if your content is not …

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Decide if you're dealing with a search engine penalty

If you want to achieve a higher ranking on Google and other search engines, you’ll need to get serious about search engine optimization. Use an online tool to help you come up with more keyword and topic ideas, based on some of your preliminary ideas. Link-building can also come …

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Benchmarking Current Traffic Sources and Volume

Anchor text to specific webpages on your site should be descriptive (but concise) as possible in order to benefit from the link. The reason social is such a natural extension of search is that it adds both relevancy and authority. Think about this: According to Nielsen research, 92% of consumers …

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SEO Writing is Not Just About Using Words to Get Rankings

Change is the only constant you can count on in search engine optimization. Although we often say that the fundamental principles of search engine optimization don’t change, pretty much everything else does. If you want to be really, really good at this, you cannot be inflexible. You cannot afford …

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Think less about optimizing for specific keywords

Content is king when it comes to SEO. You can’t have an SEO campaign without content; it’s the fuel that makes SEO work. A key step to starting a successful local lead generation business is finding a domain that already has some authority due to its age and …

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Google Algorithms Target Low-Quality Content

Do you have enough pages around a specific topic area that it would make sense to create a page describing these related pages (e.g. root page -> related topic listing -> specific topic)? Do you have hundreds of different products that need to be classified under multiple category and subcategory pages …

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Add a blog to your website and start writing

Alt attributes are the text alternatives to your image which will appear if your image fails to load, or if the user is accessing your site with an assistive device such as a screenreader. Because web crawlers don’t have eyes, they’re also what search engines “see” instead of …

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What the Keyword Data Tells You

Stop buying links in an attempt to fool Google and get more low-quality traffic. Write quality content instead, trust humans to find it and have them link to your pages because you are worth it. It’s a new era for SEO, an era where you can no longer keyword-stuff …

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Identify and remove duplicate content

Check to see if the domain is indexed by putting “site:example.com” in the Google search bar. If it is, that’s a good sign, but if it isn’t, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the domain was de-indexed due to a penalty. It might just have been …

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Internal linking is a really effective SEO technique

If a given site targets users in a particular location, webmasters can provide Google with information that will help determine how that site appears in its country-specific search results, and also improve Google search results for geographic queries. To be a part of the party, make sure your business website …

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Excellent customer support is a must

When people conduct research, they want up-to-date, accurate information. That’s why it’s important to keep content updated. Recency is becoming an increasingly important ranking factor in Google’s search algorithm and for good reason—your audiences don’t want to waste time reading dated content. Search engine optimization …

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What are the core ranking algorithms?

Your website is one of your most important pieces of digital equity, and one of the fundamental components of a successful local marketing stack. Which relevant search terms are most popular? Many companies err by assuming a particular term is popular. They put all of their efforts into being number …

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The myth of free and fast traffic

In business, regardless of the particular field, it has always been a good idea to look around and see what competitors are doing, then try to apply what’s working for them to one’s own website. Understanding which ranking factors are relevant to your industry is key to becoming …

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We want to come at this from all angles

RankBrain is Google's machine learning artificial intelligence system that's used to help provide the best search results for users. It auto updates itself and "learn's" from people's searches. Generally speaking where a user is asking a question as part of their search query the results will return a featured snippet …

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Be mindful of structure

I have seen my share of websites where the owner told me that conversion was low or that nobody filled out their contact form. But the owner had no idea how many people got to his/her website. No idea what the main landing pages or exit pages were. Over …

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Take some action to bolster your SEO efforts

Change the titles on your least successful pages twice a year. Why? Because obviously those titles weren’t helping your least successful pages. Keyword research is still useful for example but we now know that Google doesn ’t want us to overly stuff our website with those search terms. Instead …

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Use heading tags to break up large passages of text

Backlinks are commonly referred to as one of the top factors Google uses in deciding what sites to show in a search result. Every website page, including your blog, should have at least one call-to-action above the page’s fold -- in other words, don’t make your website visitor scroll …

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Are you using Shared web hosting?

If everybody is linking people from their sites to yours, your site must thus offer top quality information worthy of a link. Therefore, Google and search engines alike bump these backlink-wealthy sites nearer the top of their pages in order to ensure people are finding the best sites for the …

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Don’t Forget to Check Plurals

If you provide valuable information on your website for visitors, design a good user experience, and implement all the known algorithm factors, your website has a good chance to move up on the search results list for your company’s targeted keywords. This type of SEO is sometimes called white …

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Add valuable insight to your content

If your site doesn't load properly on mobile platforms, then you're wasting your time with SEO. You need a site that's responsive. It needs to work properly on desktop and mobile, and it needs to load quickly. Content is king when it comes to SEO. You can’t have an …

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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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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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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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Each piece of copy has an individual purpose

If you are focused on a local market, it is also important to get connected with local businesses and organizations. A major consideration when creating internal backlinks is how you link different assets together. Wouldn’t it be great to give Google & Bing a list of all the pages we …

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Avoid any grey / black hat link building tactics

As a rule, the best thing you can do to create a successful blog and show up high in search results is put quality at number one. Provide value, solve readers’ problems, and make your content and SEO practices natural and relevant. Off page SEO refers to the strategies performed …

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Gather Referring Domains for your website

According to research by Google, smartphone users have a higher buyer intent than desktop users. They’re focused and ready to buy. It’s your job to be there when they are looking for your products. The shift to mobile devices has caused Google to change the methodology behind how …

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Validate The Big Opportunities

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 …

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High advertisement ratio

Each listing on the SERP has three core components, which include the page title, page description, and page URL. Mobile traffic is important. People are searching and reading on their mobile devices more than ever. What does that mean for your copy? Do you need to write differently if you …

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The main aim of your content

If you were to build a house and the foundation was in terrible condition, you’d have a lot of issues, regardless of how nice you decorated the interior. The same is true for SEO. You need to have a great foundation on your website. Domain to page relevancy means …

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