Search Engine Optimization

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SEO Tip #2: Link Management

One of the most often overlooked but extremely important seo elements is link management: internal links, external links, backlinks, all kinds of links. This may be the most boring topic to cover possible, but here’s the thing: 15 minutes of your time fixing a few links might save you thousands of dollars in revenue every year! Internal Links Management What’s even more powerful and important than a sitemap? Proper internal linking! That’s right, before you go on to managing external links and backlinks you should make sure your own links are in a good place, a few critical fixes will set you up for...

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Google Image Index Update

This has been a rocky year for Google algorithm updates for sure, especially for sites in the “money and health” niches. Today we discovered another update that has been brewing all year, this Google image index update has impacted 400+ sites that we directly monitor, all ranging in size from small business sites at <1k pageviews/month up to our most busy bloggers pulling >5MM pageviews/month, it’s affected sites across all hosting companies, with cdn from Sucuri/Cloudflare and without any cdn – it’s affecting everyone. How can I check my image index? Here’s how to check if your site has gone through the change, in...

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SEO Tip #1 The Yoast Bug

Robin asked me to write a “tip of the day” today, I can’t remember what the topic she mentioned but I liked the idea so I’m going to run with it and begin with my first SEO Tip #1 The Yoast Bug. Thinking about what the first tip should be, I immediately thought about the worst issue I’ve seen in about half of the last 10 sites I’ve performed an seo audit on recently – yes it’s the infamous Yoast Bug! Even 5 months after the bug appeared and warnings began flooding WordPress forums we’re still seeing affected sites going unfixed, so in this...

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Top Google Ranking Factors

Google ranks and search engine optimization go hand in hand, but what factor’s does Google really consider when figuring out where to plop a website in their index for keyword searches? The truth is Google uses thousands of metrics to decide – and it’s not even *just* Google with exhaustive lists of rules – many of these metrics are simply World Wide Web Best Practices that ALL website’s should be employing to add value to the online community at-large and provide the best user experience for website traffic across the world as possible… However, the catch here is that some elements are true, some...

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Importance Of Social Media In Your Businesses SEO Strategy

Getting traffic to your website requires a solid SEO strategy that helps you rank high in the various search engines, with social media as an integrated part of that strategy. However, with so many different social media platforms, it can be easy to spread your efforts too thin. For this reason, it is critical to choose the platforms that will work best for your business and your website. Most businesses will find that Google+ and Facebook are most vital to SEO strategy. Social media sharing has been shown to correlate with high search rankings. Though Google and the other search engines do not tell...

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What Is SEO? SEO Basics

Search engine optimization (SEO) aims to increase the amount of traffic to a website by ranking that website high on a search engine results page. It is extremely popular because it is cost-effective and it has been repeatedly proven that it successfully brings more visitors to a particular web page. SEO is known for its use of carefully selected keywords and phrases that manipulate a search engine’s algorithm. Some companies tackle SEO themselves, while others hire an SEO agency to professionally prepare a website or article for publishing. SEO utilizes several different techniques and strategies but listed below are it’s five most important components....

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