Take a customer focused approach to forums

To help your content attract as many social signals as possible, make sure you have sharing buttons for the major networks close to your content. People are lazy, and if they have to hunt for ways to share the content they may not bother. Keywords as the first word in …

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A few words on html

Google devalues pages and websites with very little content, and it’s obvious that links from these types of websites carry little SEO value. 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 …

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Focus on ROI Instead of search engine spiders

Creating infographics that give detailed information about your niche is another great way to build links. People using your infographics will be required to place a link to your site (where they obtained the infographic), thus giving you an easy backlink from a site relevant to your niche. Now, industries …

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Use a shallow depth navigation structure

Google wants to provide information-rich search results to its users so obviously it doesn’t like it when valueless content appears at the top of the search results. Forcing someone with a screen reader to listen to your keyword heavy ALT text sounds annoying - they don't end up any better …

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Fun with Google algorithms for now

Once you have a solid keyword phrase in mind, you need to make sure the keyword phrase can be easily used in video titles and descriptions. Sometimes you can pick a great phrase then realize it doesn’t work well in actual usage. Once you have identified keywords that people …

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Make a good use of search engine spiders

Building links is certainly an essential SEO practice, but Google is still dealing with the manipulation of SERPs via economically minded marketers. However, your link building strategy needs to encompass relevancy. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) • is the process of affecting the visibility of a website in a search engine’s …

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Keyword Intent Is Keyword Optimization

The best ways to get do follow links is the honest way: creating awesome, original content that gets shared and linked to naturally. Other approaches include guest blogging, especially on a site relevant to your own so that you can build referral traffic in addition to getting an SEO boost …

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Go only for Quality Distribution Channels

The driver of any heavy-duty link campaign is the quality and volume of your content. If your content is of average quality and covers the same information dozens of other sites have covered, it will not attract many links Always remember that the success of link building, along with advanced …

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Featured snippet opportunities

Including your target keyword within your page title positively correlated with higher search rankings. Submitting a sitemap to search engines reflecting any updates will certainly aid your cause. According to Google, a sitemap is “ a file where you can list the web pages of your site to tell Google and …

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Keyword Research — Avoid at Your Peril

Many specialized SEO tools can help you determine the popularity and the competitiveness of your possible keywords and can help improve your search engine ranking particularly in Google. Mobile has changed our lives. It has also changed SEO. Mobile SEO helps you to reach customers and satisfy their needs in …

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Help with geolocation and international SEO

It is not known how many users out there use the Google Toolbar, but the authors believe that they number in the millions. Google can track the entire web surfing behavior of these users. We’ve known for a while that Google isn’t the way people find content anymore …

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Make Mobile SEO A Priority

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. Every site-owner needs …

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How To Get Thousands of Visitors From Google

Having more pages that are optimized for different keywords gives you increased opportunity for traffic. It doesn't necessarily mean more traffic, though, since it depends on how popular and how competitive those new keywords are. Whenever a high authority blog links to your website, Google considers it as a positive …

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Lessons Learned from Crummy SEO

Visiting a website and sticking in your credit card details in return for thousands of links remains an option but presents a greater risk than ever before. Use heading tags where it makes sense. Too many heading tags on a page can make it hard for users to scan the …

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SEO and SEM can work together beautifully

By limiting your SEO efforts to Google, you might be missing out on some great opportunities for small business growth. User-generated content can increase the relevance and freshness of a website. Users can interact with your website in many different forms. The most common ways include blog comments, question and …

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When to Consolidate Content for Maximum Impact

If you are working out an SEO strategy, you should split it into two parts: on-page SEO and off-page SEO. On-page SEO refers to all the measures you can take effect on your own site. These measures make it easier for search engines to find your website, index it, and …

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Toxic links and their cure

Figure out how you want to be known, and how you'd like to be found online. Include related keywords but make sure the writing isn't just about keywords. Then, write with a voice that's recognizable and consistent. Search engines also assess, in great detail, the technical aspects of your website …

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Quick Wins

Keep your sentences and paragraphs short, and break them up with line breaks (white space makes much for a much nicer reading experience on mobile) and subheadings Sitelinks have the benefit of distributing organic search traffic that would normally be concentrated on your homepage across other areas of your site …

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Start Writing Better SEO Case Studies

How recently your webpage was published is also a ranking signal – but different types of searches have different freshness needs, such as searches for recent events, hot topics, and regularly recurring events.2 Variables make it possible to automate certain processes on your site. They also make it easy to …

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Minify CSS and JS

Simplicity is underrated. You don’t want to have visitors relying on the back button to get around your site, running in circles trying to find what they’re looking for. You also don’t want to have to reorganize and rearrange your site structure every time you add a …

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Get Keyword Suggestions

It's important to quickly address reputation management because as part of the evaluation process Google will analyze what other people say about your website. Focus on keywords that have higher search volume but don’t neglect long tail keywords. If optimized right, you can get more traffic from keywords with …

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Your content strategy could use a facelift

You can generally only use one H1 tag per page, but H2 and H3 tags can be used to break up your content further At its core, SEO is about user intent. Search engines, like Google, want to provide users with results that are relevant to their queries and offer …

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Don’t guess your site speed problems; diagnose

One of the main reasons a business professional might reject investing in SEO is because it seems to be highly dependent on the behavior of a search engine; they have no control over Diving straight into the internet without any clear game plan is time-wasting, dangerous and more often than …

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Voice Searching Matters

It makes sense to use the same keywords in titles and headlines, simply because a single page should always define it's topic as exactly as possible. This means there will always be only two or three main keywords any given page will need to be optimized for. Links pointing to …

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Distribute your content effectively

Consider dropping a link back to your main website in any other websites you may be running. Using one business platform to increase exposure for another is just a good idea, even if you don’t happen to be getting much traffic at those other websites. Performing regular audits on …

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Define your goal

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. Targeting highly sought-after keywords can …

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SEO still has a steep learning curve

Measure and monitor what is working and update your strategy on the fly. Find out which channels are driving traffic to your competition . Make sure to apply a sug­gested guideline of one to three keywords/phrases per content page and add more pages to complete the list. Fundamentally, SEO …

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The issue of full posts on archive pages

Contrary to popular belief, social media doesn't have a direct relationship with your search rankings. However, it can have an indirect bearing on the success of your SEO campaign. SEO is connected to strong sales funnels and often shows a high return on investment (ROI). Measuring how many visits your …

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How Often Should You Update Your Content?

Long tail keywords may offer more chances to show up higher in the search results, while you can also perform manual searches on your own to test the first pages of the keywords you want to target. Search engines have a limited ability to recognize images, animation, video and audio …

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Be persistent

The other point that has become increasingly important is that relevant anchor text should be used in links. This applies not just to external links pointing into your site, but internal linkages throughout your Web site. Paid results are auction priced advertisements & are produced for as long as the advertiser …

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Manually go through all linking websites

Although Google Plus might be one of the less popular social networks out there, it’s still part of the Google Suite of applications and does play a part in boosting your site’s search visibility. SEO is connected to strong sales funnels and often shows a high return on …

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www vs non-www for SEO

The secret to building a blog that gets crazy backlinks, ranks for awesome keywords and makes you money on autopilot? 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 …

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See how your site looks to Google

Learn to write good website copy and your Search Engine Optimization (SEO)—think of it as digital catnip for Google—will improve, as will your site ranking. Google is good at crawling all types of URL structures, even if they're quite complex, but spending the time to make your URLs …

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