SEO – Search Engine Optimization

What’s next for technical SEO?

It seems as though technical SEO is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. In 2016, Mike King believed that we were on the cusp of a technical SEO renaissance due to the rapid advancement of web technologies. And in 2017, interest continued to boom. Needless to say, spirits are high going into 2018 with a renewed passion for learning and the importance of technical SEO. I love the new energy and focus, but I also realize...

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How to retain and improve your SEO

A new website should be an opportunity to improve SEO, conversion rates and digital marketing as a whole. Unfortunately, it can also be an invitation for disaster — if the right steps aren’t taken to ensure a smooth transition from old website to new, you can damage the SEO equity your site has worked hard to build over the years. In this article, I take a look at everything you need...

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The unique selling proposition: A key element for SEO success

Columnist Fili Wiese explains what a unique selling proposition (USP) is and why every indexable page on your site needs one. The post The unique selling proposition: A key element for SEO success appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Read Full Article ...

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4 reports you can pull from Ahrefs that you didn’t know existed

Author’s note: Besides being a customer of Ahrefs, I have no affiliation with the tool, and this is not a paid article. Ahrefs is a robust SEO toolset that is popular among search professionals — yet many are not using it to its fullest potential. There are so many nooks and crannies in Ahrefs that it can take a while to learn everything it has to offer. The following lesser-known Ahrefs reports...

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SEO trends and Google changes to expect in 2018

We’re already over a week into 2018, and the start of a new year is a great time to check in and see where we stand as an industry — and how things might change this year. Prepare for fake news algorithm updates Back in 2010, Google was getting beaten up in the media for the increasing amount of “content farm” clutter in the search results. That negative press was so overwhelming...

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YouTube SEO 101

Based on Alexa traffic rankings, YouTube is the second most visited site on the web, right after Google. Unfortunately, a lot of digital marketers still treat it like any other social media site. But success on YouTube isn’t about posting content, it’s about optimizing your content — just like your website. It’s easy to find videos with millions of views and videos with almost none that are basically the same. The...

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Best practices for qualifying your link opportunities

Links are an essential part of the internet. In the early days of the web, links were not seen as “ranking signals” but as relevant connections and partnerships between sites. As links have become a dominant part of the search ranking algorithms, many have turned their focus to acquiring as many links as possible. But link building is more than a game of seeing who can acquire the most. It’s about...

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Do you have a shot at ranking for that phrase?

One of the first items you should consider in putting together an SEO plan is what keywords you should try to rank for. That’s very basic, right? But the world of SEO has become more complex. It’s not like you can simply decide you want to rank for a keyword, optimize some content on a page, get some links, and — presto! — you rank. That’s because how relevance to a...

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Negative reviews from ex-employees are finally against Google’s guidelines

I hear complaints from business owners and marketers all the time that the Google My Business guidelines are often ambiguous, and I tend to agree. It can be easy to read a guideline and interpret it incorrectly. I have learned that the key to understanding the guidelines is through time and experience. Seeing what Google will and will not act on can provide insight into what things they really care about,...

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Going organic: Our top SEO columns of 2017

Search engine optimization saw another exciting year as readers consumed content on everything from video optimization tips to research on the latest ranking factors. The post Going organic: Our top SEO columns of 2017 appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Read Full Article ...

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