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Google Indexation Tester - Free SEO Tool | Greenlane Garage

Google Indexation Tester - Free SEO Tool | Greenlane Garage


Greenlane

Understanding which pages on your site have been indexed (and which haven't) can be extremely useful in developing your SEO strategy. Our tool can help!

Searchmetrics Content Experience: The Writer’s View

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

One of the features of our new Searchmetrics Content Experience (SCE) we’re particularly proud of is the way it raises the efficiency of collaboration throughout an organization. This is obviously a huge benefit for the content owner, the person responsible for publication, but what about for the writers themselves? Here, we explore what it’s like […]

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Emotional SEO: Finding your online Cookie Monster

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In Apple’s latest iPhone 6s ad, Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster becomes the perfect pitchmonster for the Siri voice assistant. He uses it to set a timer for (you guessed it) baking cookies, and then agonizingly waits while also having Siri play Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle”. It’s emotional marketing at its best: For millions […]

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Google Brand-eCommerce “Update” causing fluctuations

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the recent days the rumors of a new Google update went viral. Many webmasters have seen ranking fluctuations, but so far Google has not provided any detailed information. We had a look at the changes on search engine results pages, which mainly affect brands e-commerce and apparently mobile rankings. Both developments seem to not […]

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Searchmetrics Releases the “Self Optimizer” to help you self optimize websites

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For many years our clients have asked for more automation in our platform. Today we are delivering on this request, giving our customer the most powerful tool in SEO. The realities of being an in-house SEO are demanding and we have an increasing need to streamline processes and capabilities for optimization. For this reason our […]

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YouTube SEO: How to Get Your Videos Ranking High

by The Wix Team @ Google & SEO – Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Get your rank on

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7 Vital SEO Trends for Google Rankings in 2017 | Digital Current

7 Vital SEO Trends for Google Rankings in 2017 | Digital Current


Digital Current

Discover the top 7 SEO trends you need to know for 2017 to ensure you achieve & maintain elevated Google rankings. Learn about AMP, AI, & other trends.

SEO the Movie: you should watch this!

by Francois Goube @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

I have been in the SEO industry for over 15 years now. One thing I love is the open-mindedness and kindness of the people in the SEOsphere. I have to admit I owe a lot to the pioneers of SEO. I’ve been spending so much time on Webmaster World and dropping tons of lines on seo-related mailing lists back in the 2000’s. The challenging discussions and the test-and-learn attitude that most of the pioneers have promoted have been crafting my skills for years.

That’s why when I saw that a movie was released about SEO, I felt I was 25 again! [...]

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JavaScript & SEO – What you should know

by Emma @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

The relation between Javascript and SEO is a highly debated subject in the SEO sphere. Whether your site is using that language or whether you are planning to audit a client’s website rendering Javascript, there are a few things you should take into account before crawling it.

What is Javascript?

JavaScript is a programming language used to make web pages interactive and dynamic. It can be used for comment or AJAX recommendation widgets for instance. Javascript is operating on visitor’s computer and doesn’t need constant downloads from your website.
On the other hand, as Javascript is an interpreted language, it does not need [...]

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Research Cloud + Content Performance: Search and Content in a New Dimension!

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With Research Cloud, we’ve completely reinvented our software’s research section to give you a convenient overview of all the important metrics on the performance of any domain. But we wouldn’t be Searchmetrics if we didn’t have more! Our brand-new, and revolutionary Content Performance solution, lets you now check your metrics, including holistic content KPIs, on a detailed page-level and who’s […]

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Mobilegeddon Has Arrived – Has It?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Mobilegeddon is here – is it? At least, Google has announced to begin globally rolling out the mobile-friendly update in the early morning today, April 21st. From now on, the mobile user-friendliness of websites is obviously a global ranking signal. We have analyzed our data, but can’t see any bigger movements or winners/losers yet. UPDATE […]

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Does the Google Interstitials Penalty Impact Your SEO Efforts?

by Andreea Sauciuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Since the mobile intrusive interstitial ad penalty from January 10h, 2017, there has been a lot of fuss on pop-up, banner and interstitial ads. Google itself announced it will devalue webpages  that use intrusive pop-up and interstitial ads in mobile search.   Is this the end of those types of ads? Is there a Penalty for […]

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AMP and Ranking 0 are Becoming More Important

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

This week: You can now edit local business info in search results, Instagram is testing canvas ads, and wait until you hear about how many of the top results don’t get clicks.   Here’s what happened this week in digital marketing. DemandJump Cloud Tool Shows Where Your Traffic Came From A new DemandJump tool, just...

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Online Reputation Management – Managing online brand experience through Search and Content Optimization

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Reputation matters. People buy brands they trust and read news they believe. When the BBC publishes a story about Antarctic penguins flying to South America, people believe it because of the broadcaster’s strong reputation for credibility. April Fool’s jokes are themselves a tool to add percentage points to a corporation’s reputation as likeable, friendly and […]

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SearchCap: Google EU appeal, goodbye fetch as Google for apps & award list

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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The Multi-Location Business Guide to Recent Google My Business Updates

by krystal taing @ Rio SEO

Changes are constantly happening across the Google My Business landscape–changes that affect your business and consumers’ ability to find it in their critical moments of need. Our Local Business Listings team has been tracking these recent changes across several categories like Google Local Q&A, Google Posts, and Local Business URLs. If you’ve heard of a […]

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What’s New in Universal Search: 2016 Edition

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Evolution over successive generations isn’t always noticeable. Not so in the world of Google. The search engine results page has made great leaps in the past year alone, but some of the adaptations might have gone unnoticed. Universal Search elements now dominate the majority of search queries. In fact, 80 percent now include at least one form […]

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Postcards from China: Search Results in China – Baidu’s Big Players

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Every country has its own national food – and every country has its own national SERPs, right? Well yes and no. Google is the leading search engine in many countries and Google’s search results show a lot of similarities in all countries. But not in China, where Google is largely absent and Baidu dominates with […]

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Is Your Content Optimized for Voice Search?

by SearchEngineOptimization @ Simply Design

When it comes to search engine optimization, it’s becoming more important than ever to utilize multiple forms of search. An emerging and increasingly key aspect of this area of SEO is voice search. Google Voice Search is when you tell Google what information to search for on the internet. Instead of typing the words in […]

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Your SEO Team is Not Oprah: 5 Realizations of an SEO Newbie

by Pearl Qiao Xu @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

As a fresh intern for Searchmetrics, I’ve spent the past week in meetings, doing online research, and reading Jessica Bowman’s The New SEO Management Handbook to familiarize myself with the rapidly growing and changing industry of online marketing. Enterprise-level SEO expert since 2002, Bowman is a trusted adviser to some of  the biggest brands online, […]

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Digital Sleuths: On the trail of better SEO hygiene

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Like most big companies, Google’s hunt for good talent produces a stream of help wanted signs on its website. Yet the search engine king had people scratching their heads last summer when the company began recruiting a technical SEO program manager. Google looking for help keeping its own digital house clean? Heresy, right? Wrong. Google […]

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How to Move a Property to Another Account in Google Analytics

by Carlos Escalera @ Ohow.co SEO, UX & Analytics

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Thanks to this new feature you can get full ownership of any property even if somebody else created the account/property.  When you will want to move a property to a new account. Transfer Google Analytics Property Ownership This solves 2 of the most annoying issues in Analytics: Some of the features in Google Analytics require […]

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10 Google Sheets Formulas Every SEO Should Know

10 Google Sheets Formulas Every SEO Should Know


SEO Blog by Ahrefs

I’m sure most of you are somewhat familiar with Sheets (if not, it’s basically just like Excel, but cloud-based and completely free) and know just how powe

Cozy Up or Break Up: Why Marketers Must Embrace Location-Aware Trends

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

What’s the three most important aspects of a property? Location, location and – you guessed it – location! Never has that been more true in the world of online search and content marketing. As mobile increasingly becomes the focus of Google and other search engines, the ability for consumers to find a meal, a supermarket […]

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Search Experience Optimization: Is It Time to Rebrand SEO?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

You can’t deny that SEO – both as a practice and as an industry – has gotten a bad rap over the past few years. In fact, some would say that SEO has never had a great reputation, even in its heyday. I think there has always been this idea that somehow SEO is just […]

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Why You Cannot Reverse Engineer Google’s Algorithm

Why You Cannot Reverse Engineer Google’s Algorithm


SEO Theory

To the Kind Souls at Warrior Forum Some people just cannot seem to learn what it means when Google says “We made 400+ algorithm changes last year!” There was a time, many years ago, whe…

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Exploring New Frontiers in Search

by Cliff Edwards @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the world of search engine optimization, one cardinal rule is to never rest on past successes. Tactics that score today could lead to fumbles tomorrow as Google, Apple and other global search engine providers constantly change the rules of the game. Good technical SEO gets you online. Great data-optimized content keeps you there, as search […]

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Failing to Scale Will Make Your SEO Pale

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The world of SEO can come in all shapes and sizes, and staffing often depends on how much time and energy your company has to do things on its own. If your business prefers to skip the agency or independent contractor route and keep SEO in-house, you’re not alone. Making such a decision is really […]

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How Voice Search is Changing the SEO Game

by Ruth Eschenheimer @ Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

"Ok Wix, what's voice search?"

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Google Core Update 2016: Analysis of Winners and Losers

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The new year has begun with a confirmed Google update. However, what was initially believed to be either a change to Panda or Penguin is in fact a core ranking algorithm update. Here, we take a look at the fresh data from the Searchmetrics Suite. Background to Google update We were expecting a Penguin update […]

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How B2B Brands Can Use Quora to Drive Traffic, Establish Authority, & Earn SEO Benefits

by Brian Honigman @ Digital Current

Quora is an effective avenue to boost your brand’s presence online. Learn how to best use the Q&A site to boost traffic, authority, and SEO. It’s difficult to find an answer to a very specific, nuanced question online at times. Google searches often return results that help answer a question broadly, while Yahoo Answers are […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Optimizing for the Smart Speaker Wars

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Are you ready for your oral exams? The new smart speaker voice assistant category could be the biggest test yet for companies relying on the world of online search to make money. But don’t count on simply tweaking your existing search engine optimization strategies to succeed. In our latest Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we detail some […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Using Google Search Console as a Powerful SEO Tool

The Ultimate Guide to Using Google Search Console as a Powerful SEO Tool


Quick Sprout

Every SEO, webmaster, and digital marketer has a powerful tool at their disposal. I would go so far as to say that this tool is a must-have. You can’t

Need a Mobile App? Pick One from a Google App Pack

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

    Mobile search surpassed desktop search last April and hasn’t looked back.  The mobile discovery mechanism has changed too. Where once you were lucky to get discovered by being an Editor’s Pick in an app store or on a Top 10 list at Lifehacker and elsewhere, Google is taking steps to put search in […]

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Migrating to HTTPs – A step by Step SEO guide

by Emma @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

HTTPs has become a major concern in the SEO sphere recently. The Google initiative aims at offering a more secure web by encouraging website owners to migrate to HTTPs. While switching to HTTPs can include several advantages, underestimating the process can be a total disaster for both rankings and traffic. Our infographic focuses on providing you a handy roadmap to migrate from HTTP to HTTPS serenely.

How to migrate to HTTPS?

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Franchise SEO: How to Apply Local SEO to Multiple Locations

by Avinash Nair @ Unamo Blog

From creating different landing pages to finding niche, relevant keywords, a lot of franchisors (and their SEO vendors) are neck deep in their search for the Holy Grail of franchise SEO. And that’s only the beginning. As a franchisor, you’re aware by now of the many pitfalls of attempting to unify information without duplicating it. […]

Postcards from China: Mysteries of the East – Busting 10 Myths About Baidu and SEO in China

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Confucius, kung-fu, yin and yang, capitalist communism: China is a land full of mysteries and contradictions. Often associated with cheap imitations, China now produces technology and internet startups that can rival anything in the West. The Chinese search engine, Baidu, is no exception. It bears many similarities to Google and Bing, but can also boast its […]

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Universal Search 2015: An Analysis of Google.com

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The annual average for 2014: Google has enriched 80% of all keyword queries with additional integrations of the Universal Search. Once again, we have  analyzed the precise developments according to absolute and relative growth for Videos, Images, News, Maps and Shopping this year, which we present  in a new white paper that is free to download. […]

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SEO Title Tags: Best Practices and Examples

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

Title tags in SEO are like the title of your book for the demographics of your two most important types of readers; people and robots. The people need to know what they can expect to find on your page when they click the link. The robots (crawlers) prioritize your page and its content through a […]

How to Make the Best-Seller List with Proof and Relevancy

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Google, what’s the best article that describes proof and relevant terms in search?” In this and every Google query, search results attempt to understand both the topic you’re researching and the underlying intent of the search. Digital marketers who rely on old-school keyword ranking strategies to boost their clients’ results are missing out. Google’s dual […]

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How to Hire an SEO – in Google's Words

How to Hire an SEO – in Google's Words


Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog

Here's unbiased advice from Google on “How to Hire an SEO.” We highly recommend Google’s new Webmaster Help video, a MUST-SEE to help businesses find the right consultant.

How to optimize your crawl budget?

by Sarah @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

In May, we held a webinar in French on Google’s crawl budget. For his second webinar with OnCrawl, Erlé Alberton, ex head of SEO for Orange & Sosh ( a French Internet provider) and now Customer Success Manager for OnCrawl introduces the crawl budget concept, best practices to optimize it, what to avoid, etc. Practical examples will illustrate this concept that was recently confirmed by Google’s team.

What Google says about crawl budget

Mid-January, Google posted an article on their blog stating: “we don’t have a single term that would describe everything that “crawl budget” stands for externally. ” In other words [...]

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NEW: Mobile SEO Visibility – Prepare yourself for the huge Google Mobile Update on April 21st

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

How my website performs in mobile searches on smartphones is increasingly different to my desktop performance. Particularly now that Google has announced it will release an update on April 21st, which will have a significant impact on websites that are NOT mobile friendly. According to Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Zineb Ait Bahajji the coming Mobile […]

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What is Google Looking for when it Crawls the Content of my Website?

by Diffusion Team @ Diffusion Digital

Each time you place a Google search you are essentially asking for a recommended list of websites relevant to the nature of your search. To be able to serve up […]

How to make sure your dealer locator tools are optimized for local SEO

by Rio SEO @ Rio SEO

Brands with many distributor locations across the country use dealer locator tools to provide consumers information on how to find their products at local stores. But more often than not, these dealer locator mappers are missing the necessary local SEO optimizations that make their distributor locations appear prominently on search results pages. These brands are missing out […]

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My next project: AutoSEO

by Matt Cutts @ Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO

This was an April Fool’s joke. I’ve been working really hard with some friends on a project to handle SEO automatically. Now we’re ready to take the wraps off it over at seo.ninja. One of the ideas that helped the World Wide Web succeed was that it separated presentation and content. You could write your […]

Google Phantom V Update: There and Back Again?!

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Here we go again! For those who’ve missed it, the last few weeks have been a bit rocky for online marketers’ visibility stats – peaking toward the end of last week (CW 6/2017). There’s been lots of speculation that the culprit is the rollout of Google’s “mobile-first” index. One theory making the rounds is that […]

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What ”Call Mom” Has to Do With Search Volume and Your Content Strategy

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Did you know, that on average the keyword ”Call Mom” is searched for 300K times per month in the US and 99% of that is from smartphones? Whether or not on purpose, in this case (the voice function sends its regards), the information on the device distribution of the keyword search volume is worth its weight […]

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Integrate Google Search Console With Unamo SEO

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

Now you can integrate your Google Search Console properties with your Unamo SEO Campaign with GSC data storage for up to 2 years! ​​ You’ll have all of your relevant SEO data on one platform to expedite your analytics and decision making processes. ​ The integration will pull all of your data from GSC into […]

How to Measure the Success of Your SEO Efforts

by Cornelia Cozmiuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

SEO, like business and life, is all about constant improvement – and improvement is only possible when something can be measured.   Measuring SEO, however, is often easier said than done.   There is a staggering number of components and variables in the SEO efforts and several metrics are needed to gauge success. The complexity […]

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Rank Higher on Google with Wix SEO Wiz

by Ruth Eschenheimer @ Google & SEO – Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Pretty wicked, ey?

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SearchCap: Google Search Console beta invites, Google attribution & question and answers in maps

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Clinton vs Trump 2016: SEO and Content Performance in the US Presidential Election Campaign

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The 2016 Race for the White House is nearing an end. From the first caucuses in Iowa in February, the Democratic and Republican parties each whittled down their lists of candidates, with each settling on their chosen nominee. On November 8, either Hillary Rodham Clinton or Donald John Trump will be elected 45th President of […]

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Google Discontinues “Instant Search”

by hothadmin @ The HOTH

Google recently announced it’s doing away with Google Instant, which was created in 2010. Only 7 years after its inception, the search feature is proving obsolete. But what exactly does this mean for Google users? And for the realm of search engines in general? Let’s take a look. What Is Google Instant? Google Instant was […]

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The Era of Agile Content Creation Backed by Deep Learning

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Creating new content, developing a new idea or pouring resources into a new product is always fraught with risk, for businesses both large and small. Even when you’re reasonably sure you’re on the right track (in our case, focusing on agile content creation backed by deep learning), you must wait patiently for that “Aha! moment. ” It’s […]

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Top 20 in US Paid and Organic Search

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With college spring break and the summer vacation travel season just around the corner, we at Searchmetrics thought now would be a good time to compare just who’s ranking for visibility in both paid and organic desktop search. According to Searchmetrics data for the first 13 weeks of this year, travel, search and entertainment not […]

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How Voice Search is Changing the SEO Game

by Ruth Eschenheimer @ Google & SEO – Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

"Ok Wix, what's voice search?"

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Should Your Brand Focus Primarily on SEO or Social Media? Learn the Pros and Cons of Each

by Brian Honigman @ Digital Current

Considering SEO or social media for your business? Discover the pros and cons of each to determine what will work best for you. It’s clear SEO and social media are beneficial for similar and distinct reasons, but most brand teams don’t have the capabilities to be active on every medium in a significant way. With […]

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How to Optimize the Product Pages of Your Ecommerce Website

by Joydeep Bhattacharya @ Unamo Blog

Someone may perform a Google search for an item in your store, but unless that product’s page is optimized correctly, they may not be able to find it easily in the search results. So, unless you wish to miss out on potential visitors, you should make sure your product pages are optimized. The recommendations below […]

Competitive Keywords: Own Yours, Discover Others with New Tool

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  In the world of search, knowledge is power. Good keywords leave you fighting for a seat at the table, and then battling for scraps with potentially thousands of competitors. Great keywords mean you get served the best cuts of meat in your own private dining room. Trouble is, it’s been painfully tedious to figure […]

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Google Mobile Update: Everything You Need To Know

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Google Mobile Update, announced at the end of February – Release: April 21, 2015 – makes mobile friendliness a Ranking Factor and means significant effects on rankings in mobile search results. This update is expected to be larger than Panda and Penguin. Websites that are not mobile-friendly are highly vulnerable to losing rankings and […]

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Google SEO Best Practices – How to keep Google happy

Google SEO Best Practices – How to keep Google happy


reliablesoft.net

10 Google SEO practices that will keep both your users and Google happy. Find out how what you need to do to gain the respect and love of the World’s biggest search engine. 1 million visits from Google I think you also agree that the best way to get the attention of readers and convince them that good Google SEO practices can get you a lot of visits from Google, is to show them case studies with traffic details. As you can see from the image below, between January 1, 2013 and August 31, 2013, one of our websites (caloriesecrets.net)

How to Use Google Analytics: A Guide For Absolute Beginners

by Manu Cohen @ Google & SEO – Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Numbers never lie.

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SEO Benefits of .com Versus Everything Else

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Should you go with a .com, .info, .org or dot-something else? Except in very rare instances, it’s almost always best to go with a .com domain name. Sure, you might need to do a .gov or a .edu, but for the vast majority of businesses a .com in your URL is best—for the reasons you […]

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Postcards from China: What the Baidu SERPs Look Like

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In my last blog post, I looked at the top players in the Baidu SERPs. Today, I would like to take a closer look at the search results page itself. In what ways is it similar to the Google search results page we know and love? There are some obvious similarities. Just like on Google, […]

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Custom Content Groups in Google Data Studio

by George Watson @ Branded3

Customising Content Groupings or Channel Groupings within your Google Analytics account can be a great way of better attributing marketing efforts, or even just...

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think


TechCrunch

By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest..

How to use Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) to Rank Better on Mobile

by Adrian Cojocariu @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Optimizing a page for mobile speed? Not easy. Mobile search has come a very long way, especially since the Google Mobile Friendly Update, back in 2014.   Mobile optimization keeps evolving, and it happens fast.  At first, we had separate mobile versions, then responsive designs, now we have Google AMP pushing strong. What AMP (accelerated mobile […]

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Google SEO Pressor for Rich snippets

Google SEO Pressor for Rich snippets


WordPress.org

Enrich your WordPress website content with Google Structured Data and make it more SEO friendly.

SearchCap: AdWords AMP landing pages, Google & Apple tracking & SEO mistakes

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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HTTPS Encryption – What is the impact of TLS/SSL on Rankings?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have made a new analysis of HTTP vs. HTTPS and it seems as using a secure connection could be an advantage for webmasters in different perspectives – both from the point of SEO and to user-trust-signal it conveys. In August 2014, Google announced the secure connection to be an official ranking signal. Our recent […]

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Why Heaving Bosoms Help You Win Online

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  “Oh Lucas, you’re such a tease,” Lady Colebrook replied. Helena had a vision of her thrusting out her well-endowed cleavage by way of offering an inducement. “Do you like to see me beg, is that it?”. -Excerpt from To Save a Sinner by Adele Clee It’s not very often that romance novels and artificial […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: “What Should I Write About?”

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“What should I write about?”   Anyone asking this question might often have two answers. There are two opposing forces one must consider: “What’s happening in our business?” and “What truly matters to our customers?” We’re Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO this week to discuss this conundrum: What should you write about? If you Google “what […]

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Site Structure Optimization with Searchmetrics Suite – Part 1: the Optimum Setup

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With Site Structure Optimization (SSO) we provide users of the Searchmetrics Suite with an overview of the technical performance of their web projects. Whether it’s a question of titles & descriptions, crawling errors, loading times or link distributions: we analyze your websites, list all the information that is relevant for you – and give you […]

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The Myth of the Google Update

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

People have been chasing search engine algorithms since the 1990s.  They won’t stop even though the algorithms are more elusive now than ever before.  Nonetheless, Web marketers should approach all unofficial announcements and analyses of search algorithm updates and effects…

Video SEO: Factors for Ranking in the Top 10 on Google

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

What does it take to rank your video in the top 10 results on Google? And on YouTube? Well, these are two very different enterprises entirely. A recent study found that 64% of all YouTube videos appearing in Google search results had a different rank hierarchy when searched on YouTube. In other words, videos ranking […]

Easy Search Engine Optimization Anyone Can Do

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

It’s hard to write an article like this without talking about the need for SEO industry standards or pointing out the immense competition among SEO consultants, agencies, tool providers, and (e)book authors for your business dollars.  So I will begin…

How Content, SEO and Social Media Make Your Life Easier

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Looking to reduce costs when marketing online? Blam! A lot of conversations these days go something like this: “Let’s focus on content marketing. Amazingly high-value and high-quality content is clearly what’s Google’s looking for (all those online articles I read say so), so why sweat traditional SEO and social media as much as we used […]

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How we hijacked Google's SEO guide search rankings

How we hijacked Google's SEO guide search rankings


Search Engine Land

Contributor Dan Sharp shares an experiment in which his company was able to hijack rankings -- from Google itself. See what they learned in the process.

Return of the Phantom: Part 4

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

This post was updated on July 11, 2016. All aboard! The Google quality train is making its way through the internet once again. This time, the engineer driving this metaphorical train is driven by quality and improved user experience. Even though this is an unconfirmed update from Google, we at Searchmetrics are seeing changes in […]

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SearchCap: SEO content audits, a search marketer’s view of Facebook & a link study

by Amy Gesenhues @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Google’s HTTPS Warning in Chrome — How to Upgrade Website to SSL

by David @ Dallas SEO Geek

Many website owners got a message in their Google Webmaster Tools (AKA Google Search Console) regarding a new “feature” that the Chrome web browser will contain. Chrome will now notify its users if a website is not https (ssl) and the website has any input forms on it. A simple contact form counts, so this […]

Give Google Contributor a try

by Matt Cutts @ Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO

Recently I’ve seen several interesting conversations about ad blocking, and I wanted to remind people about a great offering called Google Contributor. With Google Contributor, you contribute a certain amount of money each month. That subscription means that you see fewer ads on the web, and you support the sites that you visit with your […]

Phantom Update III: What Google’s updated Quality Guidelines could mean for page rankings

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Everyday countless webpages are evaluated by Google quality raters (with the goal of improving the overall quality of search results). On 12 November 2015 Google updated its comprehensive guidelines (Quality Rater Guidelines), according to which webpage and content quality is evaluated. Not long after this we began to notice significant movement in our ranking and […]

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RankBrain, AI, and the Evolving Anatomy of Google

by Tom Wells @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google has created a buzz in the online community by revealing that part of its search algorithm now operates on a machine learning basis, namely RankBrain. Not only this, but the previously unknown RankBrain has been confirmed as the third most important ranking signal for generating search results. This is a significant development as the […]

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SearchCap: Yelp hits Google again, link building & SMX East preview

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Recapping Digital Summit: With Content, It’s the Heart that Matters

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With last week’s Digital Summit Los Angeles now in the rear-view mirror, it should be clear why the theme, “transforming the future of the digital commerce ecosystem,” only hinted at the sweeping changes digital marketers are facing. New rules are challenging them to get more creative in reaching customers. The April 5th – 6th summit, […]

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I’m a published author on SEO!

by David @ Dallas SEO Geek

SEO Myths and Half Truths was a long time coming. There have been many myths and misunderstandings propagating through the world of SEO (mis)information for years. It is amazing to me that some of them have lasted so long.  That was part of what I studied to bring to the people — why do certain […]

Google Analytics and SEO for Nonprofit Organizations Nationwide

Google Analytics and SEO for Nonprofit Organizations Nationwide


Fionta

Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and search engine optimization for nonprofit organizations.

Google News-Wave Update: Media Websites Surfing the Winner Tide

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Within a few weeks, Google has tweaked its core algorithm and rolled out an update for the second time without officially anouncing it. According to our quick analysis, this update seems to be primarily concerned with trending keywords as well as temporary search intentions related to informational (shorthead) keywords. First-glance-winners are first and foremost media […]

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10 Reasons Why China Excites and Scares Online Marketers

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Ni hao China! For years now, Searchmetrics has helped power the engines of commerce with Research Cloud. Marketers depend on our massive data and knowledge repository to find online content gaps and create strategies to outperform competitors. Today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve closed the one glaring gap in our global coverage. We’ve added Chinese […]

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How To Get Started With Affiliate Marketing

by hothadmin @ The HOTH

This article was contributed to our SEO community blog by Doug Cunnington from Niche Site Project. He’s also been featured or mentioned on Social Triggers, NeilPatel.com, and Ahrefs. Did you know you can make money online… Without ever creating any products? The affiliate business model works like this: The affiliate refers someone to seller of […]

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Strengthening Search and the Future of the Spoken Word

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Tyson Stockton and Sebastien Edgar    When Google evolves, search quakes. As the search giant, Bing and others tinker (sometimes publicly, sometimes not) with their respective algorithms, marketers must always remain on war footing to respond quickly to the seismic ripples that such actions could bring to their businesses, according to presentations at the […]

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Multiregional Tracking in Unamo SEO

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

With Multiregional Keyword Tracking you’ll be able to track keywords in multiple regions in your Unamo SEO campaign. ​ Multiregional tracking only applies to Google; however, with a variety of local search engines in various countries, you can check the success of your keywords in one region against their success in another. By doing this, […]

What is the Google Page Importance in SEO?

by Erlé @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

Page Importance is an algorithm that determines a score used by Google to classify urls during crawl sessions. Page Importance ranges urls to be explored in order to optimize the crawl budget affected to each site.
To better distribute its crawl expenses, Google needs to prioritize pages it needs to fetch. In that logic of cost optimization, the Mountain View firm has published many patents about crawls scheduling. These patents let us know better understand how your pages are categorized and give perspective to the crawl budget concept – a concept that is differently observed regarding each site, typologies of pages [...]

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SEO World Rankings – Leading International Domains and Big Winners

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

To provide a fresh, global analysis of Google rankings, we have compiled data from 10 national Google indexes, from Austria to USA. These results combine to form the Searchmetrics SEO World Rankings. The infographic reveals the top 10 most visible domains in each of the 10 countries, based on their performance during the last 12 […]

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Social Media Marketing for SEO

by David @ Dallas SEO Geek

Are you or your team members spending time or resources on Social Media Marketing? I guarantee you could be utilizing that time more effectively from an SEO standpoint.  I have yet to see a company that naturally uses their Social Media Marketing (SMM) to its maximum SEO potential. Submit a discovery form for a free […]

4 Tips to Survive Google Panda Update 2016

by admin @ BoostSuite

Without a doubt Google is the most used search engine worldwide. Most of the traffic that flows to websites also comes from this extraordinarily popular search engine. Needless to say, getting a high-ranking on Google is the aim of every website owner and in order to do this they optimize their websites according to Google''s wishes.

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Planes, Trains and Search Optimization

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The summer is in full swing, Searchmetrics is releasing its new Travel Industry Ranking Factors report, and planes, trains and automobiles are on many consumers’ minds. So it seems that now would be as good a time as any to take a crack at Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO for travel aggregator websites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp […]

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Google Phantom V Update: There and Back Again?! -

Google Phantom V Update: There and Back Again?! -


Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Marketers make way for the Google Phantom 5 update. Recent weeks have seen ranking winners and losers. A look at the affected pages shows a clear pattern.

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Getting Ranked Into An Answer Box

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google increasingly responds to search queries with enhanced organic listings in the form of so-called answer boxes. The trick for modern marketers is understanding which of your keywords are most likely to find the sweet spot for this coveted Direct Answer box. In the battle to increase online visibility, marketers must identify the keywords they […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Augmented Reality and its Impact on SEO

by Cornelia Cozmiuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

The SEO industry will always vary according to trends, and the rise of AR will definitely be course-changing for the SEO specialists and their content strategies.   An emerging field of technology, augmented reality or AR  seems to be somehow of a buzzword nowadays. Rumor has it that augmented reality is limitless and has enormous […]

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What is the Google Page Importance in SEO?

What is the Google Page Importance in SEO?


OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

Page Importance is an algorithm that determines a score used by Google to classify urls during crawl sessions. Page Importance ranges urls to be explored in order to optimize the crawl budget affec...

How To Add Local Schema Markup To Your Website

by hothadmin @ The HOTH

Schema markup is code that you can use to markup certain elements of your website to help search engines understand them better. By adding local schema markup to your website, you can tell search engines exactly what your business name is, your image, your address, phone number, hours of operation and more. In today’s article, […]

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5 Powerful Google Tools Your Business Needs

by Nathaly Schneider @ Google & SEO – Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Bet you didn't know your email can do all this

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Alexa, How Do I Beat Amazon? Online and The Big Brand Conundrum

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

As the world of online search increasingly gets more technical, with sophisticated algorithms and voice commands becoming an essential part of  everyone’s marketing toolkit, we in the industry must continue to remind ourselves that our core mission is to address the needs of humans who are looking for online moments that matter. Wil Reynolds, founder of Seer […]

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Traffic Improves SEO and Affects Google Rankings, new research says

Traffic Improves SEO and Affects Google Rankings, new research says


SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Does Improved Traffic Impact SEO and Affect Google Rankings? New research says this is possible.

Link spam, migration disasters and Penguin is nowhere to be seen – Organic growth in 2017

by Tim Grice @ Branded3

SEO is very much seen as a growth channel, businesses struggle to invest in it to stand still, they need to see better rankings...

Data Meets Creativity: Welcome to a New Era of Online Content!

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

What’s one of the biggest challenges facing online companies today? Many struggle to create content that is relevant for both the user and for search engine results! Because content production is one area where a data-driven approach remains rare, much depends on guesswork and intuition. For years, we’ve been stuck with the status quo: Microsoft […]

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Google Mobile Update/ Mobilegeddon: Winners and Losers US

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Mobilegeddon is here. We have fresh data in the software and now there are some significant changes visible in the data. Although Google communicated that the rollout would probably last a week or more, we can see some winners and losers already. These first results may be (yet) considered as preliminary when it comes to some examples, but […]

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10 easy ecommerce SEO tips to rank higher in Google in 2017 | Blog - Printful

10 easy ecommerce SEO tips to rank higher in Google in 2017 | Blog - Printful


Blog - Printful

35% of online purchases start with a Google search. If that isn’t enough to convince you that your store’s performance in search engines is important, then your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries. Jokes aside, the world of SEO (search engine optimization) can be intimidating for those who aren’t buddy buddy …

The Top 5 Ranking Factors for 2015: How Strong is Your Hand?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Searchmetrics Ranking Factors study 2015 for Google.com is finally here! Once again we made the annual epic journey to the center of our data pool, analyzed, averaged and correlated for our lives, and more than once burned the midnight oil. Our mission as always: To figure out just what it is the top-ranking sites […]

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In Search of the Perfect Landscape Picture with Albert Dros

by Jonathan Sitbon @ Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Volcano + Milky Way = BOOM!

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Wix SEO at Work: How This User Got to Page One on Google

by Ruth Eschenheimer @ Google & SEO – Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Wix SEO for the win!

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Does Spelling and Grammar Affect SEO and Rankings in Google?

Does Spelling and Grammar Affect SEO and Rankings in Google?


Ohow.co SEO, UX & Analytics

There is no doubt that a correct spelling and a good grammar have a big influence on the experience of your readers, but, are they considered for rankings?

Quality Signals that May have Affected the March 2017 Google Fred Update

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

Googler Gary Illyes declared that unless otherwise given a name by Google ALL of their search “updates” will be referred to as “Fred”.  He was joking but, honestly, I like that.  Some years ago I wrote a brief article titled…

John Lincoln of Ignite Visibility Nominated for Search Marketer of The Year (Press Release)

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

Ignite Visibility Press Release The following is a press release. JOHN LINCOLN OF IGNITE VISIBILITY NOMINATED FOR SEARCH MARKETER OF THE YEAR BY SEARCH ENGINE LAND The internationally recognized Landy Awards honor the best in digital marketing San Diego, CA, September 19, 2017 – Search Engine Land, the leading search marketing industry publication, recently included...

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Anchor Text Ratios & Best Practices For Faster Rankings

by Adam White @ The HOTH

This article was contributed to our SEO community blog by Adam White of SEO Jet For the last 5 years there has been a common practice among SEOs both established and new, it’s what I call the shotgun approach to link building (more on that in a minute). Once Google made all of their anchor […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Ranking and Optimizing Existing Content

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

No doubt, many a marketer is taking vacation time to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors. For those of you feeling the heat at work from bosses who want you to come up with ideas for new content, remember everything old can be new again. In the latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I’ll walk you through some […]

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Google’s Phantom Menace: Publishers clean up your act

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google’s Phantom algorithm updates have been both a surprise and  menace to sites trying to maintain high SEO visibility. Now the search giant is sending a foreboding message to publishing empires: clean up your act. Earlier this month, we pointed to Searchmetrics tracking data that highlighted massive declines in SEO visibility among top publishers, including […]

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Mobile analysis: Optimization of the top 100 SEO visibility domains

by Carolin Mallmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Are the top domains ready for the Google mobile update? We have taken a look at the 100 domains with the highest SEO visibility and analyzed them for mobile friendliness with the help of the Google ‘mobile-friendly’ test. Google has recently announced that the optimization for mobile devices will be evaluated as a ranking signal […]

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The best tools to check for new links

by Kerry McGreene @ Branded3

Jason wrote an interesting post about Google Trends being gamed for political gain and I thought it was interesting to see think about whether it could be done.

Battle of the Ad Bulge: How Google Is Slimming Down Search Results

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

To the average person, Google’s search engine results page (SERP) looks no different today than it did a month ago. But for SEO experts, the SERP change is like noticing Google lost weight: all of a sudden, the results page really trimmed down. Google recently (in its usual quiet way) removed the right-rail ads running […]

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Long Tail Keywords, Simple Steps To Drive Notable Revenue

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

If you’re looking for a new way to generate web traffic but you haven’t yet tried to optimize your content for long-tail keywords, then now’s the time. In fact, you can do your brand (and your bottom line) a lot of good by writing articles centered around detailed search terms that your competitors don’t know...

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Using Data to Help Save the World

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

At Searchmetrics, big data is not only the heart and soul of our Enterprise Suite, it’s a the passion that drives our team. That’s why we celebrate when one of our own directs such enthusiasm toward helping make the world work and play better. Data scientist Abhishek Thakur recently took home awards in the U.S. […]

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Flowers, Chocolate and Data: Valentine’s Day Takes Many Forms

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Will you be my Valentine?” The heart may want what it wants, but how we choose to demonstrate love (or lust) for a significant other isn’t universal on Valentine’s Day. As people load up Cupid’s arrow, I decided to take a gander through our massive search database to see if I could suss out any differences in approach […]

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The Winning SEO Formula

by David @ Dallas SEO Geek

Ranking your website well in the search engines requires different critical pieces of a formula to work.  Without 1 of these pieces you are not likely to rank no matter how good the other pieces are. If you’re making bread and leave out the yeast, then what comes out is edible yet disgusting. I’ve delved […]

Think Links Don't Matter for SEO? Google Says They Matter More Than Ever (Part 1 of 2)

Think Links Don't Matter for SEO? Google Says They Matter More Than Ever (Part 1 of 2)


Randall-Reilly

Google values links more than ever, as long as they are the kind of links that indicate a person valued the content they were linking to.

Hone your internal link structure with Link Optimization

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Crawling websites, analyzing them technically and optimizing them based of these findings is standard procedure when it comes to improving online performance. Today, I would like to introduce a new, data-driven solution for optimizing internal link structure: Searchmetrics Link Optimization. On-page optimization is multi-layered: one layer is analyzing individual subpages in order to identify errors […]

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SearchCap: Bing fact checking, Google mobile tips & Bing agency awards

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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How to Win the Ring in the App Dating Game

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Choosing a mobile app can be like going on an amazingly bad first date. At the outset you’re not sure you’re compatible, but you can’t help digging the look. Then you meet up. Within seconds, you realize it’s a Venus-Mars kind of thing. You’re bored, wonder about ongoing performance issues, and often end up stuck […]

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Top 5 Business Benefits of using Google Analytics

by Diffusion Team @ Diffusion Digital

Google Analytics (GA) is something that most of people have heard of, some have integrated with their website, but few know exactly what it does and just how it can […]

Mobile-First: How You Can Prepare for Google’s New Index

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google has announced nothing less than the end of an era: Until now, a URL’s desktop version has been used as Google’s main index for evaluating websites and determining rankings. In the future, a site’s mobile version will be used. We look here at the most important questions and answers surrounding the mobile-first index – […]

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SEO Analysis Tools — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by David @ Dallas SEO Geek

Many of the SEO Tools you will see in the following video can help understand how Google and the other Search Engines think of your site. The tools can also trick you into believing inaccurate things about your website. In the video, I give an example of a BIG mistake that a client made that […]

3 Reasons Your AdWords Traffic Is Not Qualified

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

AdWords is one of the most predictable paid media channels. By using it, you’re focusing on people who show their intent in advertising platforms. Search traffic is growing by a lot. In 2014, marketers spent $23.44 billion in the search channel. That same figure for this year is already $32.32 billion, and it’s expected to […]

Extension of the research database & time-saving thanks to Growth Reporting

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

On 6 March 2015, we published an update for the Searchmetrics Suite, which includes fantastic new features. Growth Reporting is new to the Suite, giving you all the relevant data on the organic performance of a domain at a glance. This allows you to create reports in around 50% of the time. We have also […]

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Finance Ranking Factors: How Bankrate Uses Relevant Content To Perform on Google

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The latest Searchmetrics ranking factors study shows how relevant content is vital for finance industry websites looking to perform on Google search. Finance is the subject of a Searchmetrics series of ranking factor studies that focus on a specific industry. Amongst the findings, the analysis shows that relevant, structured content is even more vital for […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Hacking Your Way to Greater Online Visibility

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Apple recently completed its World Wide Developers Conference, announcing a slew of new tech toys for consumers and businesses. Yet, when I searched Google for a new MacBook Pro notebook, Apple took only the second spot in my results. What gives? In this week’s Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I wanted to have a bit of […]

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New Horizons: Online Experts Weigh in On Google Home and Voice Search

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google Home, the voice-powered smart speaker that lets users ask the Google Assistant questions, has been on the US market since November 2016. With the device now becoming available internationally, we took the opportunity to ask a number of experts about their experience with Google Home so far, and what it could mean for the […]

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How to Rank in Google, According to an SEO Guru

How to Rank in Google, According to an SEO Guru


Inc.com

Standing out from the crowd is as easy as S-E-O.

Getting Over the Stack: The Future of Local is Open

by Karisa Macias @ Rio SEO

  Bridging the gap between online or mobile search and in-store sales is mission critical but clearly, our approach as brand marketers and agencies needs rethinking. As consumer technology has evolved, we’ve identified new challenges and opportunities in connecting with them via marketing, then sought out tools designed specifically to solve them. Sure, those tools […]

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Digital Weekly: The Post-Update World, Hot Tips on Which Headlines Earn the Share, & More

by Kyle Johnson @ Digital Current

This week, learn the top reasons clients fire their SEO agencies, what content marketing KPIs you should track, how to boost a startup with influencers, and more. How do you succeed as a digital marketer when Google is keeping mum about its algorithm updates? Digital Weekly is here to help you navigate this brave new […]

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Why the Trump White House Is Having Trouble Performing

by Kirby Burke Jr. @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

President Trump’s first 100 days in office is an important benchmark. The American electorate wants to see what any president has (or hasn’t) done, and whether that person has held true to the promises made on the campaign trail. In this spirit, I’m revisiting a look at the WhiteHouse.gov site’s performance to see how it […]

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How to Recover your Google Analytics Account in 3 Steps

by Carlos Escalera @ Ohow.co SEO, UX & Analytics

Ohow.co SEO, UX & AnalyticsOhow.co SEO, UX & Analytics - Only quality guides and tips: SEO, UX, Analytics

As a website owner/administrator, it's a best practice to always have the possibility of adding/removing users from your Google Analytics account and editing any setting on the property to make it work as you want. Despite this, I often hear things like: Why I can't create filters on my Analytics? Why I can't add new […]

How to Recover your Google Analytics Account in 3 StepsCarlos Escalera

Duplicate Listings & Ownership Conflicts: Expert GMB Tips for Enterprises

by krystal taing @ Rio SEO

“Near Me” searches have become so common, it’s a force of habit now that we turn to our mobile devices and search for things nearby to solve our immediate needs. It’s both a great opportunity and a massive challenge for brands, whose job it is to ensure that local listings are complete and accurate across […]

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SEO Basics: How to Make Your Website Google-Friendly

SEO Basics: How to Make Your Website Google-Friendly


The Balance

SEO Basics you need to know to make your website Google friendly. Follow these tips to get a lot of free traffic to your website from Google.

Custom Dashboards are Coming to Google AdWords

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

Google Adwords is going through some changes. A new dashboard is on its way – and the new design will allow users to create customized views of their data. Read below for everything you need to know. Google announced yesterday that it will be rolling out new dashboards, a “single place in AdWords where you...

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SearchCap: Google local business edits, AMP powered featured snippets & Bing Ads bid adjustments

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Sun Tzu’s Art of Online Warfare: The Great Keyword Battles

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” – Sun Tzu Or to put it in a more modern context: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. The same principle applies in the online world. You’re battling for eyeballs and dollars by using unique sets of keywords […]

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Visual Tech Offers a New Lens on Local Search

by Natasha Anderson-Moncrieffe @ Rio SEO

The local search industry is buzzing, and visual search technology is at the core of it all. What’s the latest news, you ask? Google “Focuses” on Visual Search with ‘Lens’ Google’s recent unveiling of Google Lens at their I/O developer conference leverages AI technology and Google’s software to supercharge your phone’s camera. Imagine you’re sharpening […]

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Ultimate Guide to Amazon SEO

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

Want to sell on Amazon, but not sure how to stand out? Our Director of Amazon, Shawn Green, will tell you everything you need to know about Amazon SEO, and how to make sure your product is optimized for as many sales as possible.   Amazon has taken the internet by storm, managing to dethrone...

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How to Secure a WordPress Site Against Hackers

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

WordPress gets a bad rap from people who complain that it’s not secure.  In more than 40 years of working with computers I have never met an application or operating system that could not be hacked.  I used to be an…

A Guide to International SEO: Strategies and Guidelines

by Natalie Severt @ Unamo Blog

You have a business. Your business has a website. You use localized keyword research and traditional SEO tactics to help your business rank well online. You have a diversified backlink profile and high domain authority. Congratulations! But now you want to expand. And this is where it gets complicated. How do you create an international […]

Industry Ranking Factors: The Road to Organic Search Success for Travel Websites

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

It’s that time of year when the search volume for the term “last minute” peaks, known to travelers in many time zones as “summer.” But for travel industry webmasters, now isn’t the time to head to the sandy shores. It’s never too late to optimize your website and improve your Google rankings. Our latest industry-specific whitepaper is your […]

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Engineering Content Serendipity and Loyalty at Collision

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

collision | kəˈliZHən/ | noun an instance of one moving object or person striking violently against another. Synonyms: crash, accident, impact, smash, bump, hit, fender bender, wreck, pileup An  event of two or more records being assigned the same identifier or location in memory. From the definition above, Collision sounds like something that should be avoided all […]

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The Top 4 Most Important SEO Factors will Shock You!

by David @ Dallas SEO Geek

What is often repeated online as the most important to rank your website is not based on reality, but on what people want to or wish to be true. I deal with the realities of how Google rank’s a website.   When push comes to shove, there are 4 things that matter far more than everything […]

Online Marketing Glossary: Terms You Need to Know

by Jillian Altit @ Google & SEO – Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

RSS and SMM improve the SEO of my URL.

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What’s New in Local SEO for 2017

by Chad Klingensmith @ Rio SEO

As Google’s Juan Felipe Rincon emphasized again for us at Rio SEO’s third-annual Local Search Summit 2017, updates to the search giant’s constantly evolving algorithms are typically designed with one core mission in mind: to improve the experience of search for users and offer the best answers. It makes sense then that traditional SEO signals are […]

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10 Specific Google SEO Quality Guidelines

10 Specific Google SEO Quality Guidelines


Brick Marketing - SEO Marketing Solutions Company

Here are ten Google SEO guidelines that site owners should follow if they want to stay white hat with their SEO.

How Greenlane Agency Boosted Their Rankings in Just a Couple of Days

by Andreea Sauciuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

This is a TRUE & SUCCESSFUL story from Bill Sebald – founder at Greenlane, with 15 years of eCommerce & SEO experience in the background, written and documented by himself.   Within 24 hours, we saw our rank improve from #5,  for one of the term we were optimizing for, to #2 in the search […]

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Truths about Off Page SEO and Link Building

by David @ Dallas SEO Geek

I get a lot of questions about my Off Page SEO and Link Building and there are some important reasons why I can’t reasonably share everything I do. First and foremost, link building is a deep rabbit hole where each answered question reveals several more questions. Explaining some details usually leads to more details needing […]

Killer Tips for a Powerful Social Media Strategy

by Cornelia Cozmiuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Large and active following on social media should be viewed as an essential asset to your online marketing strategy. We are witnessing social networks flourish in terms of both users and user generated content. Followers are a great asset, and the more they are, the more likely they will be to help lead generation. In […]

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Inside the Making of Searchmetrics Visibility Guard

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Here at Searchmetrics, we spend a lot of time listening to customers – gathering feedback to improve features of the service. We’re big fans of agile development, using our beta program to test and drive customer-requested improvements into our software before rolling out to a broader set of customers. Thanks to the support of […]

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Serving Rich Local Results with Mary Bowling at #LSS2017

by Karisa Macias @ Rio SEO

As search results get more and more crowded, it’s more important than ever to stand out. How can you break through the noise and prove to Google that your location’s result should feature prominently on a local query? Search expert Mary Bowling shared her five steps to standing out in the SERPs via richer, more […]

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Mobile SEO Missteps That Will Come Back to Haunt You

by SearchEngineOptimization @ Simply Design

Mobile users have become just as important, if not more so, than desktop users when it comes to your search engine optimization practices. If you’re not reaching or keeping your mobile users, you’re missing out on a huge possible customer base. Mobile SEO isn’t quite the same as desktop SEO, and it comes with its […]

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Making WhiteHouse.Gov Great Again: How Trump Webmasters Failed

by Kirby Burke Jr. @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Website relaunches and migrations are complex and risky SEO operations. If not done correctly, companies can significantly impact their site’s performance and rankings. In extreme cases, it’s possible to take an entire site offline and forfeit all previous brand equity in the search results. For a good illustration of the peril, look no further than […]

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Why Is Google Punishing Media for Old Content?

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

It hasn’t been a good week for the publishing industry. More than two dozen of some of the biggest brands in media, including Apple, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Time Inc., experienced steep plunges in online visibility, caused by what we suspect are sweeping changes Google is making to branded search results. […]

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Penguin Update 4.0 – Our Impact Analysis

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google is loosening its chains: Thanks to Penguin 4.0, numerous websites, which had previously been targeted by the filter for web spam or their backlink structure, have now seen a considerable increase in their SEO visibility. Backlink auditing, negative SEO and link reviews – these are the areas where we can expect Penguin, now integrated […]

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12 Inspiring Workspaces from Awesome Digital Marketers

by Cornelia Cozmiuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

As many of you know, cognitiveSEO likes tackling in-depth, extensive digital marketing topics. We like going all analytical with our blog posts and case studies. There are two reasons behind it. One – to find as many solutions as possible to questions we marketers have. Two – we enjoy to dive deep into research and […]

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Google SEO: 4 New Things You Need to Know About

Google SEO: 4 New Things You Need to Know About


Elegant Themes

The SEO landscape is ever-changing, and for those vying for the top spots in search engine rankings it represents a constantly moving target. Therefore, it’s hugely important to stay abreast of any relevant Search Engine Optimization (SEO) news. What’s more, with organic search being such a huge...

How is Bing SEO Different than Google SEO? (Updated 2017)

How is Bing SEO Different than Google SEO? (Updated 2017)


Ignite Visibility

Google often dominates the SEO conversation, but it turns out, to have a solid SEO strategy you need to take Bing into account as well.

Correlation vs. causality and the Ranking Factors infographic

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

This year we introduced a brave new type of infographic in our annual Ranking Factors Study. We are really pleased about all the positive feedback we received for the deck of cards design. Nevertheless, many friends of Searchmetrics have expressed difficulty in correctly interpreting it. Hence this post. Let us briefly delve into the curious, […]

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Read My Lips: Voice Now Posed For Big Mobile Search Wins

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Holly Miller and Sebastien Edgar   If you haven’t heard of Siri, Alexa and Cortana, these three sexy minxes have been turning our heads (and standing SEO strategy on its head) by adding glamorous voices to the world of search. But before you decide which voice assistant should get your final rose, consider this […]

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SearchCap: Google iOS app trends, difficult clients & content SEO

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Why We’re Killing Searchmetrics Ranking Factors (Hint: Google Made Us)

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We are gathered here to formally acknowledge that Universal Ranking Factors are dead. The new kings of search will be online marketers who master the fact that signals for relevance have been replaced by specific ranking factors based on search intent and industry relevance, according to the Searchmetrics Ranking Factors study, “Rebooting Ranking Factors.” Content […]

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Mobile Ranking Factors 2015: The Rise of Mobile Search

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Seldom has the hype surrounding a Google update been so feverish as was the case with the infamous mobile-friendly update. Let me set the scene. Once upon time, back in early April, the mighty Google decreed that sites that do not pass its new mobile-friendly test shall be banished from its mobile kingdom, ahem, rankings, […]

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Excluding Internal Traffic in Google Analytics

by Carlos Escalera @ Ohow.co SEO, UX & Analytics

Ohow.co SEO, UX & AnalyticsOhow.co SEO, UX & Analytics - Only quality guides and tips: SEO, UX, Analytics

Internal traffic is the number 1 reason for inaccurate data in Google Analytics. You may say, hey! What about the spam? Well, that's the second because despite being really annoying, spam can be easily identified, whereas the internal traffic is really hard and in some cases almost impossible to detect, so it will be indefinitely […]

Excluding Internal Traffic in Google AnalyticsCarlos Escalera

The Conversion Rate Conundrum: Common Mistakes and What to Do Instead

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

In real estate, the axiom is location, location, location. It’s first and foremost. The number one consideration. For your digital efforts – email, web pages, eCommerce platforms – an argument could be made for a few different ones: search engine optimization (SEO), the user experience (UX), conversion rate optimization (CRO), or perhaps something else entirely. […]

Advanced SEO Techniques for 2017

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

What makes an SEO technique “advanced”?  That’s a question I ask myself every year.  A lot of the “advanced” methods I first shared ten years ago, while still relevant today (because good SEO doesn’t change), are so widely used now…

Google, SEO & search rank - ProPhoto Support

Google, SEO & search rank - ProPhoto Support


ProPhoto Support

It’s important to have a great website for your business, but what if no one can find it? Search engines like Google help potential clients find your site, so it’s important to have some basic knowledge about search engine optimization (SEO) so your site can rank well in search. Google PageSpeed Insights Setup Google Search Console …

Google SEO Tutorial for Beginners | How To SEO A Website Step By Step (2017)

Google SEO Tutorial for Beginners | How To SEO A Website Step By Step (2017)


Hobo

Updated: SEO for Beginners 2016. A guide to search engine optimisation for Google in the UK and aimed at beginners.

Google Analytics Best Practices for Views (Master, Unfiltered, Test)

by Carlos Escalera @ Ohow.co SEO, UX & Analytics

Ohow.co SEO, UX & AnalyticsOhow.co SEO, UX & Analytics - Only quality guides and tips: SEO, UX, Analytics

In Google Analytics it is not possible to recover data lost by a misconfiguration, that why it is important to follow a few best practices in your views and protect your data. Types of Views Every Google Analytics property should have the following views: Master Views  (for analysis, you may have more than one) - […]

Google Analytics Best Practices for Views (Master, Unfiltered, Test)Carlos Escalera

Visibility Guard (beta): preemptive loss prevention via automatic monitoring

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With the brand new Visibility Guard, Searchmetrics has developed an innovative solution for monitoring the on-page performance of your web projects. By regularly crawling your most important pages, Visibility Guard automatically shields you against any losses in traffic and conversions; critical on-page areas are detected and an automatic alert system means you can react before […]

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Ten Things eCommerce Sites Need to Know to Rank on Google in 2017

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

No, they’re not just resting. Universal ranking factors are dead. Google’s algorithm now operates highly individually – depending on time, place, device and industry. For this reason, we are using our first industry-specific study to present the ten most important ranking factors for eCommerce. Where should webmasters in eCommerce focus their energy? Which content can […]

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BREAKING: Google Releases New Layout “Gorilla” Wreaking Havoc on SEO Industry

BREAKING: Google Releases New Layout “Gorilla” Wreaking Havoc on SEO Industry


The HOTH

Share On FB Share On Twitter Share On Google+ Google Reduces Organic Listings To Zero Last night, Google, in another attempt to increase profits and keep shareholders happy, has added 7 new Ad slots to the first page of the search results, further reducing the number of organic listing to zero. News Breaks, Riots Ensue …

Easy and Effective Google Analytics Alerts for SEO Monitoring

Easy and Effective Google Analytics Alerts for SEO Monitoring


SEMrush Blog

In the fast-paced and challenging world of SEO, anything that can make you better prepared and more efficient can only be a good thing. In this article, we will look at how Google Analytics alerts can keep on top of a wide variety of issues with the ...

Basic Crawl Management for SEO

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

Crawl management is integral to search engine optimization. And yet crawl management is so poorly explained by the Web marketing community that many sites mismanage crawl.  What should be one of the fundamental areas of search engine optimization has been…

10 Free Yet Overlooked Google Tools For SEO Professionals

10 Free Yet Overlooked Google Tools For SEO Professionals


Neil Patel

Do you consider yourself an SEO professional? Are you an online business owner who’s interested in this form of search results marketing? If you have any interest in search engine optimization, there’s no time to sit back and wait for the competition to pass you by. Instead, you need to be proactive, implementing the best …

In or Out? Year in Review of Top Google Winners and Losers in 2016

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the words of fashion icon Heidi Klum, “One day you’re in, the next day you’re out.” These words were never truer for online marketers in 2016. Faced with another year of Google updates and marked changes in strategies for succeeding online, our third-annual Searchmetrics Winners and Losers report reveals that publishers with specific editorial direction […]

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Excel Add-Ins for Searchmetrics Data: Number Crunching and Dynamic Excel Reports with e4SEO

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have great news for all Excel fans and users: there is now a dedicated Excel add-in for our data, which lets you export data from the Suite straight into Excel. “e4seo” enables you to process large amounts of data from our software and create individual reports without having to use a complicated workaround. And […]

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Google Strikes Again: Big Changes to Direct Answers, Online Dictionaries

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

So far this year, we’ve seen the Phantom V update from Google and “Fred,” an algorithmic update that still remains difficult to parse for its true meaning. Now there’s another update, unconfirmed by Google that is rocking the search engine results page. Beginning in the last week of June, there’s been sharp fluctuations in mid-tier results, […]

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Shopify SEO 9 Essentials to Boost Google Rank

Shopify SEO 9 Essentials to Boost Google Rank


Bitcatcha - Online Presence DIY

Your Shopify store is set up, it looks great, and the first orders are coming in. Perfect!   The next big step is generating some serious traffic through Google.   Just imagine. If your online store was on Google’s first page of results, you could generate sales without having to spend a penny on advertising. …

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Optimizing Topics

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In our last installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, my colleague Holly Miller outlined the steps to employ in choosing good online topics at the right time, and in good SEO shape. Now it’s time to make sure that those topics you’re writing on will be optimized equally well for users and search engines. It’s time […]

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HUGE SEO Ask-Me-Anything Live Stream Event Wed Aug 30!

by hothadmin @ The HOTH

COME HANG OUT WITH US LIVE TOMORROW! We’re having a HUGE live stream event tomorrow (Wed Aug 31st @ 1PM EST) on YouTube! We’ll be answering questions, doing live SEO training and much more. BUT…. We need your help with what you want training on! You can ask us ANYTHING: SEO strategy Agency building Local […]

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Bad SEO Advice You Should Still Avoid

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

I should create a “Bad SEO Advice” category and collect all the articles I have written about it through the years in one place.  There are days when I am tempted to go back and “update” old articles about bad…

Google Panda Update 4.2: Are there any results yet?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

After ten long months since the last Panda update, it seems that Google has begun its roll-out of Panda 4.2. We have completed a rapid analysis to present the first winners and losers after this update in this week’s SEO Visibility. The roll-out of this Panda update is expected to take several months to be […]

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How to Use Organic SEO to Rank in Google’s Local 3-Pack

by Rio SEO @ Rio SEO

by Cynthia Sener, VP of Operations and Product at Rio SEO Recently, my colleague Chad Klingensmith and I had the opportunity to participate in the Local Search Association’s information and takeaway-packed webinar, How to Use Organic SEO to Rank in Google’s Local 3-Pack. Joined by co-host Joy Hawkins, the incredibly sharp and talented founder of […]

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Let it Snow! Create an Amazing Snow Effect in Any Part of Your Site with CSS

by Carlos Escalera @ Ohow.co SEO, UX & Analytics

Ohow.co SEO, UX & AnalyticsOhow.co SEO, UX & Analytics - Only quality guides and tips: SEO, UX, Analytics

A couple of days ago I added a snow effect to the cover section of my posts, and people started asking me what kind of magic I used to achieve this. The truth is that it is pretty simple, in less than 5 minutes you can add this amazing effect to any part of your […]

Let it Snow! Create an Amazing Snow Effect in Any Part of Your Site with CSSCarlos Escalera

Tips to Make Your SEO Campaign a Success

by SearchEngineOptimization @ Simply Design

It’s no secret – whether you’re a large company or a small business, you want to grow your business online.  The lack of knowledge involving how to get started is not common among small business owners only, in fact, many executives running medium-sized companies do not understand how SEO can impact their business. Whether you […]

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Why the Webmaster Won’t Wink at Wicked Widgets

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Sun-soaked beaches, cheap hotels and panoramic city views are a staple of online travel sites worldwide. So too are those wicked widgets, clickable badges with multiple links back to anchor text – the visible and clickable text in a hyperlink. While some are useful, rental and travel sites quickly learned they also could be profitable. […]

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SearchCap: Amp links at large, Google AdWords demographic targeting & more

by Amy Gesenhues @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

The post SearchCap: Amp links at large, Google AdWords demographic targeting & more appeared first on Search Engine Land.

HOTH SEO Labor Day Weekend Sale (Limited Time!)

by hothadmin @ The HOTH

HOTH Nation: In honor of Labor Day Weekend we’re having a limited time sale! You can get 20% off select HOTH products through Monday Sept 4 2017. Click here to activate the coupon Have a fun and safe weekend! -The HOTH Crew Disclaimers: Discount will be applied at order confirmation. Cannot combine promotion with existing […]

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Step-by-Step Guide to Performing a Content Audit

by Andreea Sauciuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Content audits can be very powerful and restorative, yet many content marketers and SEOs underestimate it, be it for its complexity, or its rather lengthy process. But if you want your content to perform, you should run a content audit from time to time.      It’s like those annual physical exams you take at […]

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How to Filter Dynamic IP Addresses in Google Analytics

by Carlos Escalera @ Ohow.co SEO, UX & Analytics

Ohow.co SEO, UX & AnalyticsOhow.co SEO, UX & Analytics - Only quality guides and tips: SEO, UX, Analytics

Excluding internal traffic, is crucial for the accuracy of your Google Analytics. In this post, I'll show you how to accomplish that when the traditional method is not possible or efficient. When is this solution useful? Your team works from different locations, You are constantly on the move or work from different places, When using […]

How to Filter Dynamic IP Addresses in Google AnalyticsCarlos Escalera

Is Google Working on a Solution for the Spam in Analytics?

by Carlos Escalera @ Ohow.co SEO, UX & Analytics

Ohow.co SEO, UX & AnalyticsOhow.co SEO, UX & Analytics - Only quality guides and tips: SEO, UX, Analytics

The spam isn't something new for most of the Google Analytics users, it's been there since I started using the tool. But what keeps changing though is the way spammers operate. The latest proof is the recent wave of spam sent by one of the most annoying and active spammers using the language as spam and […]

Is Google Working on a Solution for the Spam in Analytics?Carlos Escalera

Google AdWords & Shopping: These Companies Advertise The Most

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have analyzed the two most important advertising forms in the U.S. search results of google.com – Google AdWords and Google Shopping (Product Listing Ads, PLA). The results of the study can be downloaded as a whitepaper below. It contains findings about the 10 biggest advertisers in AdWords & Shopping as well as information about the […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: An Industry Analysis of HTTPS Security

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Our analysis of the prevalence of HTTPS across different industries in US search results reveals a number of interesting findings: Whilst 46 percent of finance websites communicate with web browsers over HTTPS, only 23% of travel pages and only 12% of publishers use encrypted data transfer. In our latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we’ll […]

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Postcards from China: Branding and Creating Chinese Names for International Companies

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

A company’s name is the most ubiquitous part of its brand. It’s what people type into Google, it’s on business cards, stationery and coffee cups. Even when a logo is universally-recognized, people see the swoosh and instantly think the name, “Nike.” That’s why a name is so important. That’s why Anderson Consulting spent a reported […]

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Google AMP Reviewed: How Has It Changed SEO?

Google AMP Reviewed: How Has It Changed SEO?


Search Engine Journal

Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages were much hyped at launch. We review how much of an impact AMP has actually made on SEO and the search industry.

Staying with the US Digital Service

by Matt Cutts @ Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO

A few months ago, I took a leave of absence from Google to do a stint with the US Digital Service. A lot of people know about the US Digital Service because they helped rescue the healthcare.gov website. But you might not realize that the US Digital Service has helped veterans get their health benefits, […]

Domain Authority Consolidation: An Observation of dictionary.com

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Holly Miller and Sebastien Edgar   A few weeks ago, we noticed five dictionary related domains on the Searchmetrics list of Top 100 SEO Visibility (although technically thesaurus.com is part of the dictionary.com domain), a curious trend since these domains technically all provide the same experience: define the word. However, we noticed recently one […]

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Search Engine Optimization Albuquerque | SEO Firm - Google Help

Search Engine Optimization Albuquerque | SEO Firm - Google Help


Simply Design

We see SEO differently. We optimize for more than just Search Engine Optimization, we make your website a tool that will grow your business and out-perform your competitors.

How to Identify and Prioritize Conversion Optimization Opportunities

by Brian Honigman @ Digital Current

Use this guide to help you determine how best to optimize your site in order to boost visitor conversion. Conversion optimization is an ongoing marketing practice that’s never fully completed. No website is perfect as every brand will have areas of their online properties worth optimizing to boost conversions. As an enterprise brand, you likely […]

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#SummerSEO Contest: win OnCrawl gifts all summer long!

by Sarah @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

Summertime equals playtime! That’s why we are launching our #SummerSEO Twitter contest to entertain you during July and August months! Try to win our top prize: 2 months OnCrawl Advanced (crawl+logs) & a personalized call with one of our OnCrawl SEO expert to walk you through all our functionalities! We also have weekly prizes: 1 month Pro Plan (value of 24,9 euros). Of course, all our prizes include our famous OnCrawl goodies → tshirt, stickers, sunglasses, etc.

How it works and how to participate?

Every week (for the following 8 weeks), a GIF and a hangman will illustrate an SEO term that you’ll [...]

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Using Local SEO for Store Locators

by Karisa Macias @ Rio SEO

Brands with many brick-and-mortar locations across the country, or even within the same city, use store locator tools to provide consumers information about those specific locations (i.e Name, Address, Phone Numbers, Promotions, and more). Too often though, these store locator mappers are missing the local SEO optimizations that make their locations appear prominently on search […]

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What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization?

What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization?


Search Engine Land

Get started learning all about SEO from the industry's most trusted source, Search Engine Land. Review basics of search engine optimization, ranking factors & more.

7 SEO Tips to Raise Your Ranking in Google | QuickBooks

7 SEO Tips to Raise Your Ranking in Google | QuickBooks


QuickBooks

So you just put the final touches on your new company website — but it isn’t showing up in Google. Why not? What’s going on? The first step, according to Samuel Pura, an Intuit web advisor, is to simply make sure you have submitted your URL to Google. Once you’ve done this, it can take …

UPDATE — How Long Does it Take to Rank a Website in Google?

by David @ Dallas SEO Geek

The speed that websites rank in Google’s search results has changed since I last talked about it. Many of the factors are the same, but the way in which those factors affect the expected timeline has changed. Almost every person I talk to asks me how long it will take, so chances are very good […]

Will Pay Per Lead Overtake Traditional SEO?

by Keith Hodges @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

Search engine optimisation is now an industry with a history, we can plot timelines on changes in approach, algorithms and perception and use this knowledge of the industry to determine what comes next. The SEO industry is now old enough to have ‘traditions’ – the set markers, standards and principles that an SEO agency or in-house SEO team will work towards. However, in the last year changing trends suggests traditions might be set to change, with SEO moving heavily towards Pay Per Lead (PPL).

What is Traditional SEO?

The idea of traditional SEO has at its core some key elements:

Improve rankings
Increase traffic
Drive [...]

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12 SEO issues and practices that Google will penalize you for (and 13 that they won't)

12 SEO issues and practices that Google will penalize you for (and 13 that they won't)


DeepCrawl

The word ‘penalty’ gets banded about so much in the SEO community that it’s sometimes hard to keep up with which practices actually cause a penalty and even which ones will damage performance.

Mobilegeddon 2: Are You Facing Godzilla or a Gazelle?

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In Hollywood, a box office smash inevitably leads to a sequel or two to keep sales humming. The view from the Googleplex is no different: Coming to screens this May, “Mobilegeddon 2” promises another potentially perilous journey into the world of mobile search. In the past few weeks leading up to the rollout of its […]

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Mobile Research Release: Your “mobile-friendly” Solution – Searchmetrics Suite

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Is Mobile user-friendliness a problem? Not with Searchmetrics. From now on users of the Suite can separately analyze mobile performance with new and extended features – ad hoc for more than 100 million domains – and actively implement mobile market strategies. Here’s an overview of the new features. Your website is viewed on various devices, including tablets and smartphones. […]

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Interesting Facts About Google’s Algorithm You Have to Know About

by The Wix Team @ Google & SEO – Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Google revealed!

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18 Drupal SEO modules - and tools for better findability in Google

18 Drupal SEO modules - and tools for better findability in Google


Blog OpenLucius

Search engine optimization (SEO) has always been important, but in recent years its importance seems to have increased significantly. We were more often dealing with Drupal SEO implementations than in previous years. Many of the implementations contained overlapping components. Below we will discuss the most important ones:

How an SEO Pro Increased His Organic Traffic by 157.80% – Case Study

by Andreea Sauciuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

This is a TRUE & SUCCESSFUL story from the SEO strategist Jason Acidre – Co-founder at Xight Interactive, written and documented by himself.   From position #12 to position #5 in under 30 days. It’s definitely a huge thing, especially for consultants and site owners who are looking to get even more productive in the […]

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What is SEO and how can it help my website's Google visibility?

What is SEO and how can it help my website's Google visibility?


the Guardian

Learning how to improve your site's SEO can significantly improve your business' prominence in online search results

Will Google Showcase Shopping ads impact on SEO?

Will Google Showcase Shopping ads impact on SEO?


Branded3

Our Senior Search Strategist discusses Google's new Showcase Shopping ads and whether they will have an impact on SEO.

Thanks, Amit

by Matt Cutts @ Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO

Amit Singhal just announced that he’s retiring toward the end of the month. Amit has been a formative part of Google’s search team, but he’s also a good friend. Last year, after he marked 15 years with Google, I wrote this about Amit’s contributions: Amit Singhal, one of the unsung heroes of Google, just celebrated […]

Scaling Engagement: 5 Strategies to Connect With More Customers

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

There’s 24 hours in a day. With customer engagement as your priority, it can seem like an impossible feat to connect with your audience on a daily basis. Tara Walpert Levy, managing director at Google, writes: “In the accelerating swirl of chaos, excitement, and yes, sometimes fear, the brands that win will prioritize engagement over […]

Return of the Phantom: Google’s Phantom II Update

by Kevin Indig @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the beginning of May 2015, webmasters far and wide witnessed severe traffic fluctuations, with some sites losing over 50% of their traffic! Clearly, Google had changed something, but what? Because of the initial uncertainty, it was called the “Phantom Update” (II). In this post, I’ll provide you with Searchmetrics data to shed more light […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: A Closer Look at Google for Jobs

by Cliff Edwards @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

When Google introduced Google for Jobs in late June, market watchers wondered whether yet another one of the company’s initiatives would have a major impact on the organic jobs-listing market and the likes of monster.com and glassdoor.com. In this week’s Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I’ll take a deeper look at Google for Jobs and […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Why Mobile First Matters (and Doesn’t)

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Much has been said – and will be – about Google’s mobile-first initiative. In today’s world, modern marketers surely will have to come to grips with the snack-sized love mobile users give to content versus desktop brethren who want to dine on a full meal. Another way to look at it is to compare the […]

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Searchmetrics Ranking Factors: Rebooting for Relevance

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The end of the year is a time for reflection, planning and preparation for the coming new year. But it also gives us a chance to become more mindful of our approach and seize the opportunity to do things differently.  That’s why we’re rebooting our annual Searchmetrics Ranking Factors whitepaper, available for download beginning December […]

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How to Add, Remove, and Correctly Assign Permissions for Users in Google Analytics

by Carlos Escalera @ Ohow.co SEO, UX & Analytics

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Often when I'm reviewing analytics accounts for new clients I find that every user has either full permissions or not enough to be able to do some tasks, for example, create filters. Assigning the correct permissions in Google Analytics will ensure that: People can work without interruptions. Your data is protected from possible misconfigurations. Your […]

How to Add, Remove, and Correctly Assign Permissions for Users in Google AnalyticsCarlos Escalera

5 time saving tips using OnCrawl

by Erlé @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

How to take advantage of advanced OnCrawl features to improve your efficiency during daily SEO monitoring.
OnCrawl is a powerful SEO tool that helps you monitor and optimize search engine’s visibility of e-commerce websites, online publishers or applications. The tool has been built around one simple principle: help traffic managers save time in their analysis process and in their daily SEO project management.

Besides being an onsite audit tool, based on a SaaS platform supported by an API combining all websites data, it is also a log analyzer that simplifies data extraction and analysis from log server files.

OnCrawl’s possibilities are quite wide but need to be [...]

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Google Doesn’t Want You to Read This

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For many businesses, the process of divvying up paid and organic search marketing dollars often relies more on gut feeling than science. Since paid appears to offer an easier path to understanding whether you’re getting bang for the buck (you paid this for click, and saw this resulting rise in sales over this period in […]

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The Difference between Knee-jerk SEO and What You Need from Your SEO

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

Every day across the world and the Web thousands of search engine optimization professionals give employees, employers, co-workers, clients, and other SEOs their opinions on a variety of topics.  The constant flow of opinion is healthy for the industry.  If…

App indexing can increase traffic, conversions, and app installations

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

App indexing can increase traffic, conversions and app installations—so why isn’t everyone doing it? Way back in 2013, Google announced app indexing: “Wouldn’t it be cool if you could give your users the choice of viewing your content either on the website or via your app, both straight from Google’s search results…Just like it crawls […]

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Google to Restrict Access to Autocomplete API – What This Means for Keyword Research Tools

by Tom Wells @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Access to the autocomplete API is set to be restricted as of today, 10 August 2015, according to an official post on the Google Webmaster Central Blog. From now on users who wish to continue to have autocomplete functionality on their site are being guided towards Google Custom Search Engine. Meanwhile, for keyword research tools, […]

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How to improve your SEO working with influencers?

by Emma @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

Influencer marketing can provide great opportunities when it comes to SEO. Actually, working with influencers’ fan base is valuable for any brands and for their SEO as it can bring you brand awareness, traffic and sales.
This is where influencers can make the difference by increasing your reach and positively impact your SEO. While the key benefit of working with influencers remains the increase of leads and sales, the smaller part of it does matter too: social shares, native mentions, visibility, backlinks and more!
This article aims to show how working with influencers can help you improve your SEO. 

Impact of influencer marketing [...]

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Are Speed Ranking Factors a Magic 8-Ball for Google?

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For a while now, the stock answer to the question of whether speed matters much as a Google search ranking factor has been a source of frustration. Even the Magic 8-Ball won’t sidestep the question by answering “Maybe.” Google first broached the subject in 2010 by announcing site speed would be included in rankings, though […]

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How to survive in the real time Google Penguin era?

by Hardik Oza @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

Google has always vouched for positive search engine optimization, and has brought in new algorithms to reward genuine sites. The search engine giant has always introduced updates to make individual pages more accessible and faster to find.
On April 24, 2012 Google activated the new ranking algorithm called Penguin to punish sites that relied on excessive link building, deceptive doorway pages, keyword-stuffed pages, and low quality content for driving traffic.
This ushered in a good change for businesses and entrepreneurs who were legitimately trying to get good rankings without looking for ugly games. It took time before Google could implement the algorithm [...]

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Undying SEO Principles REVIEWED

by David @ Dallas SEO Geek

In December of 2014, I shot a video about the Undying Principles of SEO.  The main idea was that, despite many statements to the contrary, the fundamentals of SEO have not really changed that much over the years and will continue to be the same for years to come. Were my predictions correct? Watch the […]

Digital Weekly: Creating Amazing Content Experiences, Social Media Automation, & More

by Kyle Johnson @ Digital Current

Learn how AMP has become integral for organic search, how to draw in millennials with content marketing, & so much more! After a couple weeks off, we return to look at how automation and big data are becoming a part of digital marketing. We also explore ways to deepen human connections through content marketing. Let’s […]

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7 Deadly Sins of SEO that Can Ruin Your Website

by Ruth Eschenheimer @ Google & SEO – Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Repent now!

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How to Rank on Google: SEO for Events

How to Rank on Google: SEO for Events


Eventbrite US Blog

You don’t have to be an SEO expert for your event to rank on Google. Here’s three steps to improve your search rankings.

What are and How to Combine m/lm/l.instagram.com Referrals in Analytics

by Carlos Escalera @ Ohow.co SEO, UX & Analytics

Ohow.co SEO, UX & AnalyticsOhow.co SEO, UX & Analytics - Only quality guides and tips: SEO, UX, Analytics

If you use Instagram to drive traffic to your site you probably have seen the referral l.instagram.com instagram.com / referral m.instagram.com / referral l.instagram.com / referral lm.instagram.com / referral This extra information is not useful for your Analytics. This post will help you understand the differences between them and most importantly how to combine them for […]

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Smart Reporting: Create Role Specific Reports in Seconds

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Good, insightful reports are essential to online business. Depending on the user the KPIs that need to be integrated are different: A CMO needs a high level overview, whereas a SEO needs a detailed report. What sounds easy is often very difficult in practice – and time consuming.   If you have experience creating reports […]

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Google Year in Review: Top US Winners & Losers in 2015

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Google year 2015 brought with it numerous updates and turbulent visibility changes for many US domains. The following concise analysis takes a look at the year’s biggest winners and losers of 2015. We also discuss the effect of Google updates, current search trends and offer key take-aways for your site in 2016. Read on. […]

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SearchCap: Google AdWords ad suggestions, ad performance & Doodles

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Chatbot Marketing: Is It the Strategy of the Future ?

by Adrian Cojocariu @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

There’s a big hype going on about chatbots. If you’ve heard of them but aren’t quite sure what exactly they are or how they work, you’re in the right place.   This article will explain what chatbots are and how they can help you take your digital marketing to the next level. I’m not using “to […]

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“Mobilegeddon 2” Gets Hype, but Mobile Friendliness is Here to Stay

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the weeks leading up to May and what was supposed to be the second wave of mobile-friendly algorithm updates – essentially a boost in rankings for mobile optimized sites – we at Searchmetrics wonder if in fact “Mobilegeddon 2” is really kicking up any dust at all. Let’s get a few things straight: Google […]

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Reach for the Stars with Review Management

by John Toth @ Rio SEO

Consumers are talking and they have much to say about their user experience and engagement with enterprise brands via online reviews. With over 26,380 number of reviews posted every minute on Yelp alone, staying on top of customer opinions and perceptions of each location can prove challenging for multi-location brands. Review management is a two-fold […]

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How to Add an Annotation in Google Analytics to Keep Track of Changes

by Carlos Escalera @ Ohow.co SEO, UX & Analytics

Ohow.co SEO, UX & AnalyticsOhow.co SEO, UX & Analytics - Only quality guides and tips: SEO, UX, Analytics

Google Analytics Annotations are a simple yet powerful and often forgotten feature that will save you lots of time when you try to remember why there was an abrupt change in your reports. What are Annotations in Google Analytics? Annotations are small notes that will help you to keep track of important events like marketing campaigns, […]

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8 major Google ranking signals in 2017

8 major Google ranking signals in 2017


Search Engine Land

  It’s no secret that Google’s ranking algorithm is made up of over 200 components, or "signals." And while the list is impressive, it can get dauntin

Local SEO for Small Businesses

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

Local SEO for Small Businesses The organic search results are already a tough place to fight for top rankings. Local search results? Even harder. Besides traditional SEO, there are a variety of local SEO ranking factors that small businesses and even larger franchises have to worry about when jockeying for the top positions for localized […]

7 Biggest PPC Nightmares Sinking Your ROI

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

PPC advertising should be straightforward. You buy an ad. Your ad appears on Google. That ad gets clicked. You spend a little dough per click, and voila – you’re a marketing genius. Traffic is booming and you’re appearing in all the right places. Except that’s not always how it works. And for some strange reason, […]

August SEO Deal: Boost The Power Of Your Links

by hothadmin @ The HOTH

Hey, Do you want to know how to double the value of your backlinks – for FREE? This month we’re unleashing our huge Boost Your Links special where you can get a free HOTH Boost with any HOTH Platinum or HOTH Guest Post purchase! By boosting your links you can double the value of them […]

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