Closing the Loop

There’s no clear formula, or single answer for the minimum amount of content a page should have. Some sources suggest having at least 600-700 words of content on every page. A lot of SEO has been focused on technical matters and very highly specific ways to configure your website …

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What effect does backlink indexing have?

Browser caching is about how a browser remembers / stores your website for faster visiting the next time you come to that website. 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 …

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Ranking high in the search engines is tough.

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that keywords can really keep web pages focused, which is important in SEO. We look at buyer persona behavior, industry trends, competitors and more to build a list of targeted terms, and then we focus on one term per page. In …

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Include bios of different staff at different locations

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. Keywords are usually broken up and grouped based on the number of words within the query …

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Review page content

When you're ready to scale your strategy, consider hiring a professional SEO agency or a highly skilled independent contractor. SEO takes some time. There’s no legitimate way around that. But SEO is also not a one-and-done activity. You can’t SEO a website and call it good. If you …

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Canvas your competitors

If over time your site has acquired an average of 5 links per day, and then the links suddenly start to come in at a rate of 10 per day, that could be seen as a positive ranking signal. On the other hand, if the rate of new links drops …

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Are you using Shared web hosting?

Don't be tempted by the huge numbers for broad keywords. With enough time and effort you might be able to rank for them, but you'd be battling large, established brands for unfocused visitors that might not even be ready to buy. Although search engines can read text, they can’t …

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Unique content signifies quality

Since the advent of Panda and Hummingbird, LSI is becoming increasingly important in SEO as it’s used by Google to determine between ‘keyword stuffed’ articles and genuinely relevant content. A key lesson to apply to pretty much every aspect of SEO, is not to get carried away when you …

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Organic search leads have a high close rate

Website crawl-ability and making a website searchable goes beyond making sure Google can “crawl” the website. Understanding how a website’s users (including Google) are navigating a website is key to building an information architecture. Building the information architecture in a way that mirrors their thought processes will help both …

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How are you supposed to do this?

SEO and user experience (UX) go together. A solid SEO strategy based on careful analytics analysis will boost your website’s search results rankings which will result in more eyes seeing your website. A good user experience will lead to more users visiting, staying on and converting on your website …

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Make sure your website is indexed in Google

‘Content is the King’, it is rightly said as the ranking of the website is dependent on the content of the webpage. The content should be engaging enough that it attracts the users. In fact, Search Engines penalize the websites which are not updated regularly with the current information. The …

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Fix all Broken links

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. Monitor the …

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Space Management or Page Segmentation

If you have the money, you can speed up your Link Building process significantly by purchasing links. This is done in a similar fashion as advertising. There are websites that build up their content, do their SEO and get their site to become popular. Once that happens, they offer to …

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Keyword at the Beginning of URL

Having links from more popular websites carry more weight than less popular sites. Site speed is an essential element of any campaign and for good reasons. You’ve also got to prioritize index and site structure when reviewing your technical SEO – obvious choices but absolutely paramount. Links aren't everything in …

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Avoid multiple H1 tags, and assign a unique H1 tag to each webpage

There's nothing like marketing in the minute. In a Searchmetrics 2016 study into ranking factors, there was an “extremely high” correlation between social signals and Google rankings. However, this couldn’t be accredited to the algorithm, but rather to the “overlap between brand websites performing strongly in social networks and …

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Do Forum Posting To Increase Brand Awareness

Natural, relevant links to your site from reputable websites is what takes you to the top of Google. There are many ways to go about getting your site linked. SEO is the process of driving traffic from the ‘organic’, and ‘paid’ sources to win the rat race of ranking on …

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Poor Migration

If you’re going to change a URL, but you don’t want its link juice to disappear, you can use a 301 redirect. A 301 will pass a majority of the link juice. The addition of internal links – links from your own domain – to your content can be very …

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What to Do?

The navigation of a website is important in helping visitors quickly find the content they want. It can also help search engines understand what content the webmaster thinks is important. Check to see if the domain is indexed by putting “site:example.com” in the Google search bar. If it …

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Web search optimization techniques

SEO is connected to strong sales funnels and often shows a high return on investment (ROI). Many webmasters see Panda as a type of Google penalty—but it's not, really. Panda is a collection of measurements Google is taking of your web pages to try and give your pages a …

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High ROI

A Private Blog Network (PBN) is a network of authoritative websites used to build links to your money website(s) for the purpose of ranking higher in the Google search engine. On-page SEO is the practice of optimizing individual web pages in order to rank higher and earn more relevant …

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Cross-link relevant content

If you need search engine optimisation help for your small business website, consider working with an SEO agency or hiring an SEO freelancer. This can be a complex area, and it pays to get it right. It’s totally understandable that Google takes user behavior into account in their assessment …

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Page load time

Use your website to communicate your value proposition and your general marketing messages (known as “high-level messages”). If there is one page which should be optimized for generic keywords, it is your homepage. With the increase in powers of content, the journey for internet marketing people has taken a knifelike …

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Template footprint leaving a low ratio of original content

Search Engine Optimization requires the inclusion of popular (highly searched) or profitable (highly searched just before buying) words into headlines, copy, and other page elements. Links may very well become “democratized” as they become less representative of the overall sentiment of the online world. A very small percentage of internet …

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Is there a further shift towards user focussed factors?

Join popular online forums and post valuable comments and discussions with links back to your site. This can get others to do the same if they like what they see. Although SEO marketing tactics take a long time to show impact and ranking against high-power competitors isn’t an easy …

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Advanced content analysis SEO principles

When choosing anchor text, select phrases that make sense to the reader within the context of the content. These phrases may even contain exact match words. Google has access to all this incredible data about where people go on the Internet through Chrome and through Android. External links are links …

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Mobile Friendliness

The better people with relevant blogs know you (through social sites, forums, email, etc.) the more likely they’ll be to link to your site and to share your content. Influencer marketing is a great way to build a diversified traffic portfolio, because influencers have an effect on multiple traffic …

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Make sure you know exactly who you will target with your content

Search referrals are usually divided into organic (unpaid) and PPC (paid or pay-per-click) referrals. Search referrals are easy to filter by search engine but require a little extra effort to distinguish between unpaid and paid visits. Search referral data can be misidentified and faked. Search referral data may be reported …

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Why it’s important to use the right anchor text

Especially for local or small businesses, determining your niche is very important. When you know your niche, you can emphasize what makes your products or brand unique, therefore improving your odds to rank well for them. As a rule of thumb, the easier you acquire a link, the less value …

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“Niche down” approach

Since search engines focus more on the initial words of the titles, make sure you add your keywords at the start of your title tag – this will help you rank better. The higher your site ranks in the search engines the more visitors you will get from them. Search engines …

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Get high quality backlinks from trusted sources

Social media is another traffic acquisition avenue that can be pursued by website owners. Promoting to your social media following is great, but this type of traffic isn’t necessarily new traffic. Your content needs to come together in such a way that it shows a search engine that you …

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Monitor Google My Business

SEO is an ever changing and evolving industry with the search engines updating their algorithms on a weekly and sometimes even daily basis. And while some strategies may go out of fashion or no longer deliver results there are some strategies which have stood the test of time and we …

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