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Does URL Structure Even Matter? A Data Driven Answer

Does URL Structure Even Matter? A Data Driven Answer


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URL structure has been debated within the SEO industry for years. From the number of subdirectories to the placement of keywords in URLs, SEOs have tried ma

SEO Fallacies That Must Die: 2017 Edition

by Ian Lurie @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

SEO folks are trend victims. Someone presents a new acronym, an idea, or a tool and we all pile on. Then we chase those nibbles of knowledge, good and bad alike, without thinking. And we land in deep pits lined with sharp, nasty sticks. These ideas must go: 1: TFIDF Score Predicts Rankings A higher… Read More

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Funnel-Based PPC Account Strategy – An Overview

by Ryan Moothart @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

Channel Contribution 101: You want your paid search account to drive value and make money. You want to use your paid search account to help reach new customers and grow your business. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as whipping up a campaign, throwing in some keywords, and then watching the revenue come flooding in. You… Read More

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6 SEO Best Practices for Events

by Shannon Walsh @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

There are so many moving parts when running an event large or small that it’s easy to let online optimization be an afterthought. Sidelining SEO, however, means missing out on a lot of organic visitors and awareness. A solid organic presence makes a huge difference in attracting more attendees’ year after year. Here are five… Read More

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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 […]

8-Step Inbound Marketing Strategy That’ll Get You Non-Stop Sales

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

You may have heard of the phrase “inbound marketing” before. You may not be sure what it means. If that’s the case, you missed my blog last week that defines and outlines what inbound marketing is, and why it’s so valuable. Go check it out! Back? Awesome. So, Inbound Marketing encompasses SEO, Social Media, Content and Email Marketing. Whoosh. It’s a big umbrella that covers so many distinct topics. If you’re just getting into marketing, ...

How to optimize images for SEO

by Casey Barnett @ SeeMe Media

If content is king to a blog, images are the queen. Without images your page just doesn't pop, it looks unfinished and downright boring. Images bring your written content to life to your site's visitors and provide visual breaks for your readers. I think we all can agree that images matter on the Internet today. [...]

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SEO: Content Cruft Cleanup Case Study

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

If you’ve been paying attention to a lot of the case studies in various SEO blogs, you’ll see more and more articles about content pruning,

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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Agency Marketing Matters Podcast Season 2, Episode 10: SEO – What’s Changed and What’s the Same

Agency Marketing Matters Podcast Season 2, Episode 10: SEO – What’s Changed and What’s the Same

by @ Agency Marketing Matters

In this episode of the Agency Marketing Matters podcast, your hosts, Mark O'Brien, Chris Butler, and Lauren Siler discuss how SEO strategy has changed throughout the years and what you should be doing now for an effective SEO strategy.


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Agency Marketing Matters is a production of Newfangled. We empower agencies to generate ideal new business opportunities through creating and nurturing digital marketing systems and habits that have a measurable impact on their bottom line. In this bi-weekly podcast, we discuss a variety of topics surrounding digital marketing, including content and contact strategy, CRM, Marketing Automation, and user experience design.

Your hosts:


Mark O'Brien, CEO, Newfangled


Chris Butler, COO, Newfangled


Lauren Siler, Director of Marketing, Newfangled

Your SEO Services

Your SEO Services

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

Listen up, as I go into detail about how you should actually perform ethical SEO services for your SEO clients.

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The 7 Questions You Must Ask When Hiring an SEO Company

by linchpinseo @ Linchpin SEO ///

SEO is one of the most misunderstood, and most widely scammed business strategies. There are businesses all over the globe that will promise businesses the world, and guarantee top rankings, yet have little knowledge of what it actually takes or what SEO actually is. Being in the SEO world for close to 10 years now,  I have worked for, and […]

How an SEO Audit Tool Can Improve Your Sales Funnel

by Niko Vergis @

Charlie Rose is the owner of SEO Mechanic and one of our longest standing members since 2014. He’s an online marketing guru who has managed...

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Is Your Site Discouraging Links?

by Wil @ Internet Marketing Team

Backlinks are a crucial part of organic traffic. Not only does a site get traffic from people clicking on those backlinks, but more backlinks indicate to search engines that a site is an authority, helping it rise up the search engine rankings. There are several factors that can contribute towards a site being considered unlinkable. […]

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SEO: Making Recommendations on Mockups

by Jill Kocher @ Practical Ecommerce

Mockups are a key part of creating new marketing campaigns and redesigning entire websites. As partners in the process of producing those new experiences, search-engine-optimization professionals should offer feedback at ...

12 Proven Ways to Seriously Scale your SEO Agency

by Clayton Johnson @

Do you want to know how to scale your SEO Agency to handle tons of clients? In the last few years, we’ve been able to...

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Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update – Everything You Need to Know

by Marvin Russell @

Google announced they are rolling out a mobile-friendly algorithm update that will improve search results on mobile devices. Whether you perform SEO for clients or for your...

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Real World SEO, Part 8: 301 Redirects

by John Locke @ Lockedown Design

What are 301 redirects? A 301 redirect is a when you forward an old web address to a new one. For instance, let’s say you have a page on your site with a URL of http://example.com/contact-us, but you want to change it to a more SEO friendly URL http://example.com/contact. You would use a 301 redirect

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Could a WordPress Ping Really Get You Instant Traffic?

by Ana Hoffman @ TrafficGenerationCafe.com

I bet you’ve landed on this page searching for answers about WordPress pings, possibly (secretly?) hoping it just might be the golden ticket to your blog being discovered and loved by the world… Well, maybe not quite so dramatic, but nonetheless… Let me ask you this: have you noticed yet how hard it is to find any current information […]

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Meta Descriptions – Improving click through from SERP

by Casey Barnett @ SeeMe Media

Often an overlooked area of new website builds, Meta Description Tags, located in the <header> section of each of your webpages, are an easy way to control what searchers on search engines can expect on your page, right in the search results. The meta description tag attribute provides concise explanations of the contents of your page and [...]

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Twitter: Removing Share Counts to Increase Share Price?

by Patrick Hathaway @ URL Profiler

Twitter announced recently that they are going to close down the API that provides share counts for webpages. This means that share buttons (like the one above) will no longer display counts, and tools (like URL Profiler) will no longer be able to report on Twitter share counts. It’s fair to say that a lot […]

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Automatic SEO-oriented URLs, full customization

Automatic SEO-oriented URLs, full customization


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URLs produced automatically with sh404SEF are designed to help SEO. You can also customize any URL on your Joomla! site.

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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How to Create SEO Friendly URLs

How to Create SEO Friendly URLs


Neil Patel

URLs. They’re one of the most basic elements of SEO. Yet they’re vitally important. In fact, Backlinko reports that URLs are a significant ranking factor. More specifically: URL length is listed as #46 in Google’s top 200 ranking factors URL path is listed as #47 Keyword in the URL is #51 URL string is #52 …

Children's club Google My Business conundrum

by Durandl @ Local Search Forum

Hi there I have been contacted by a small business to help them with their SEO effort. The business is a children's club offering drama classes,...

8 SEO Experts Reveal Fascinating Predictions for 2016

by Brock Murray @

I want you to think about everything you know about search engine optimization (SEO). Every little tip and trick you’ve been taught, all that niche...

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SEO friendly URLs • Yoast

SEO friendly URLs • Yoast


Yoast

Ever wondered how to create SEO friendly URLs? This post explains how to create that URL for what type of website. Find out more!

5 Ways To Get More SEO Leads Using MySiteAuditor

by Marvin Russell @

Hey peeps. Here’s a quick post on how to maximize the amount of leads you get from MySiteAuditor. I’ve used an SEO audit tool for...

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MySiteAuditor Launches!

by Marvin Russell @

A long awaited update to SEOGROUP is finally here. We’ve rebranded and completely updated our white-label website audit tool. The tool is now called MySiteAuditor....

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Update 1.68 (and 1.67, 1.66, 1.65, 1.64, 1.63…)

by Patrick Hathaway @ URL Profiler

We’ve not done a big update in a while, and this isn’t a big update either. Instead we’ve been doing lots of small updates, so this is a quick announcement post to get everyone up to speed with the things that have changed over the last couple of months. Let’s face it, you don’t want […]

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How to Use Buying Keywords to Improve Conversion Rates

by Jennifer Johnson @ Alexa Blog

To attract audiences who are likely to turn into customers, you can target buying keywords that lead searchers with transactional intent into your sales funnel. Understanding Search Intent When a person uses a search engine, they know what they want to find and why they want to find it. They have a search intent that [...]

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How to Enable SEO URLs in OpenCart 2.x (Apache and NGINX Servers) - Blogs | iSenseLabs

How to Enable SEO URLs in OpenCart 2.x (Apache and NGINX Servers) - Blogs | iSenseLabs


iSenseLabs

This SEO URL tutorial will show you how to enable them and what needs to be done outside of the admin panel for them to work.

The Guide To Website Taxonomy For Users and SEO

by linchpinseo @ Linchpin SEO ///

What is a website taxonomy? Taxonomy creation is the process of creating a classification system for a website. One of the most notable examples of a taxonomy is the species classification system. There are many ways of implementing a taxonomic system on your website that will provide a better user experience and help your search engine […]

SEO: What to Base Content Decisions On

by Jill Kocher @ Practical Ecommerce

Content is the first thing that comes to mind with search engine optimization. There is a process, however, to creating and optimizing strong content. The process involves four separate tasks: data ...

How To Write Landing Page Copy That Converts? Here Are The 6 Useful Tips

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

If you’ve found this blog by searching online, chances are you were looking to find out more about how to write landing page copy! Well, you’ve come to the right place. Landing pages are your first impression. It’s the page that visitors to your site will arrive at. It may not be the homepage – it could be a landing page for a particular section of your site, concerning a specific product or service. When ...

Local SEO – 14 Actionable Tips To Rank Higher Locally In 2017

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Local Search Engine Optimization has been a big deal throughout 2016, and it’s about to get bigger still. Mobile search has been on the rise. Hitwise has reported that 60% of searchers are now on a mobile device. Mobile searches tend to be much more localized in nature, and I have discussed this at length in my previous posts. At the same time, new technology has been emerging that may change the way we search ...

The Ultimate Semantic SEO Guide: How To Do SEO Like An Expert

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Back in the early days of the Internet, SEO was relatively simple: pick a few relevant keywords and plug them in. However, SEO has become much more complex than just that. Even when it comes to finding relevant keywords, a lot more has to be taken into consideration, including semantic search. (Find out how to do SEO for beginners here.) The following is an in-depth guide on what is semantic search, how it can benefit ...

Local Search Ecosystem Infographic From Whitespark

by Tim Sweeney @ Local Search Forum

I love infographics for helping clients conceptualize concepts such as local search, etc... Found this infographic...

10 Proven Ways to Make Your Content Go Viral

by Marvin Russell @

There’s no doubt about it. Content marketing is the future of SEO and digital marketing. But what makes content go viral? More specifically, what do...

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9 Most Common SEO Mistakes To Avoid In 2017 (And How To Fix Them)

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

SEO Mistakes. I’ve made a few. We all have, really. For anyone who works on or around the Internet, the list of common SEO mistakes is massive. Sadly though, even as these mistakes are widely known, they are still made more often than most pros in the business would care to admit. But what are some of the SEO mistakes to avoid? How can good SEO practices make your future better than your present? In ...

Creating URLs for SEO, CTR, and Usability | Hallam Internet

Creating URLs for SEO, CTR, and Usability | Hallam Internet


Hallam Internet Ltd

The way URLs are structured on a website can impact search engine optimisation (SEO), usability and click through rates (CTR)...

8 Takeaways from “SEO for Startups”

by Marvin Russell @

Last night I attended “SEO for Startups: Best Practices”, an SEO event organized by Stella Fayman and Tim Jahn of Entrepreneurs Unplugged. I must say...

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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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Canonical URLs | SEO For Web Developers | Overit Blog

Canonical URLs | SEO For Web Developers | Overit Blog


Overit Blog

Whether or not you’re familiar with the phrase “Canonical URL”, it’s essential everyone on your team understands its importance.

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…

3 Practical Steps To Increase Your Page Authority

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Odds are, you’re implementing a number of different inbound marketing strategies in order to achieve your online marketing goals, from various content marketing strategies to social media strategies – and of course, the use of SEO. But knowing how these strategies are performing is essential to ensuring that you achieve your goals and to making sure you aren’t wasting resources on efforts that don’t work. You can get an overall idea of how your site ...

Why is your URL important for SEO? | SeeMe Media

Why is your URL important for SEO? | SeeMe Media


SeeMe Media

Understanding the structure URLs is a fundamental building block of SEO. Correct website URL structure helps searchers choose the sites they want to visit.

Backlinks like local BBB and local area chambers of commerce worth paying for?

by giannid @ Local Search Forum

Obviously backlinks are important to get and are a contributing factor for local search. I've found getting them from non spammy links isn't easy. ...

Understanding the Title Tag

by Casey Barnett @ SeeMe Media

The title tag is an element of your webpage's header that defines the title of a webpage that is used in your browser's tab, favorite links, social sharing previews and most importantly on search engine results pages (SERPs). Code Snipet <head> <title>Example Title</title> </head> The Title The title element of a web [...]

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The Powerful Impact of Local Search

by Heidi Arndt @ Vivid Image, Inc.

How do you normally find restaurants, retailers, service providers? Do you search online for options? Many people do. This is the powerful local search impact. A recent statistic indicates that 85% of people that search online for a restaurant make a purchase at a restaurant within an hour. There are similar statistics for online shopping

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Top 10 Title Tag SEO Tips #Infographic

by Marvin Russell @

Every second, 40,000 searches are performed by users in Google. Google’s main goal is to connect those users to the most relevant web page with the best information. As...

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Are You a REAL SEO Pro? – Take the Quiz!

by Marvin Russell @

Test your SEO skills right now with this pop SEO quiz. Find out if you’re a real SEO pro, or just some wanna be SEO...

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Using Proxies with URL Profiler

by Patrick Hathaway @ URL Profiler

If you’re thinking about using proxies with URL Profiler, it is most likely you are trying to check Google Indexation or Duplicate Content. And with good reason, too, since these tasks require the software to scrape Google’s results pages. Google’s Attitude Towards Scraping In short, Google hate people scraping their search results. This has been the […]

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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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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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Getting Started

Getting Started

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

Listen to how I got started as I give my personal experiences on how I launched my SEO company.

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Ahrefs' SEO metrics explained: What they mean and why they're so good

Ahrefs' SEO metrics explained: What they mean and why they're so good


SEO Blog by Ahrefs

If you look at the big picture, Ahrefs is a data company. We collect data, we process data, we store data and, finally, we build all sorts of tools that le

Google Updates 2017 (Part 1): What You Need To Know

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

We’re already halfway through 2017, which means that Google has undoubtedly implemented numerous changes to the Google algorithm in order to improve the user experience. As we all know, Google tinkers with their algorithm on a daily basis in order to ensure that they offer the best search experience on the web. As such, it should come as no surprise that there are a number of new features that have been introduced that don’t just ...

Top 10 Takeaways

Top 10 Takeaways

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

I discuss the top 10 things you should take away from How to Run a Successful SEO Company.

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Does URL Structure Affect SEO? See What Google Thinks About Them

Does URL Structure Affect SEO? See What Google Thinks About Them


SEOPressor - Best SEO Wordpress Plugin

One question that seldom gets asked or thought of is — "does URL structure have any effect on SEO?" Well, not today. Today we're going to ask this long(...)

Why is your URL important for SEO?

by Casey Barnett @ SeeMe Media

Understanding the structure of domain names and URLs is a fundamental building block of SEO. Over the years, Google and Bing have come a long way in handling the challenges of a growing number of pages available for indexing. The basic rule of SEO URLs is to make it easy for the searching human and [...]

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SEO Meta Descriptions: The What, Why, and How

by Jennifer Johnson @ Alexa Blog

When it comes to using content to improve the value of a webpage, it isn’t all about the copy on the page. There are also hidden HTML attributes and metadata blurbs you can add to the back end of a webpage to send useful signals to both search engines and users. An important part of [...]

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How to Grow Your SEO Company – A Video Chat w/ Rand Fishkin

by Marvin Russell @

Last week I jumped on Skype to have a video chat with the Wizard of Moz, Rand Fishkin. But we didn’t talk typical SEO strategies,...

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How to Perform Agile SEO

by Marvin Russell @

This post discusses how and why your agency should perform agile SEO. I wrote this post because I don’t see enough SEO professionals performing agile...

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SEO Friendly URLs

by John Locke @ Lockedown Design

The URL, or web address of the page is an often overlooked component of SEO. Today, we’ll look at how to create SEO friendly URLs. Once you get past great content and a quality back link profile, SEO comes down to a lot of little things. The URL structure of your website and your web

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Real World SEO, Part 9: Back Links

by John Locke @ Lockedown Design

No discussion of SEO would be complete without it talking about back links to your site. Google has gone on record saying that on-page content, back links, and machine learning are the three most important factors in search rank as early as March 2016. For those who don’t know, let’s talk about what back links

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How are these 2 sites with low stats and unoptimised title tags ranking so well ?

by leves @ Local Search Forum

Im doing some keyword research and Ive found 2 anomalies for competitive search terms where sites with unoptimised title tags, poor backlinks and...

Local Search Ecosystem Infographic From Whitespark

by Tim Sweeney @ Local Search Forum

I love infographics for helping clients conceptualize concepts such as local search, etc... Found this infographic...

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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Does Google Count Keywords in Search Engine Friendly URLs?

Does Google Count Keywords in Search Engine Friendly URLs?


Hobo

SEO Friendly URLs (or search engine friendly URLs) are clean, relevant and easy to understand addresses of pages on your website – and the destination you see in the browser address bar on most modern browsers. Do you need them? No. You do not need clean URLs in site architecture for Google to spider a site successfully (23/9/08 – …

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 […]

Building A Problem-Based Website Navigation For A Solution Driven Mindset

by linchpinseo @ Linchpin SEO ///

A few months back we had a hypothesis that moving away from a “service-based navigation” and creating a “problem-based website navigation”, would increase conversions, engagement, and provide a better user experience. After gathering both qualitative data through user research, quantitative data through Google analytics, and doing user testing, we transitioned our navigation (and a few […]

How to Nail the Top 10 Questions Prospects Ask SEO Agencies

by Jessica Kandler @

What’s the best way to close your next deal with a promising potential client? It’s simple: know the most common questions you’ll be asked, and...

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Update 1.58 – Keyword Search Volume & Free Daily Link Metrics

by Patrick Hathaway @ URL Profiler

Before I tell you what’s new, I have a bit of bad news to share – we’ve had to change the way we give you ‘free’ Majestic metrics. A year ago, Majestic gave us access to a throttled version of their API for use within our tool; unfortunately this API has now been decommissioned. As […]

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Creating a Content Optimization Plan for Organic Search

by Jill Kocher @ Practical Ecommerce

Last week I addressed the data involved in the content optimization process, and what to base content decisions on. In this post, I’ll get to the meat of creating a ...

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…

Hotel SEO tips: Is your site following these URL best practices? | Travel Tripper

Hotel SEO tips: Is your site following these URL best practices? | Travel Tripper


Travel Tripper

Have you thought about your hotel’s URL structure lately? Probably not, but you should. Aside from the domain name, your URLs are the most important element to the overall structure of your website. Let’s get back to basics and take a look at some URL best practices for your hotel website. This will provide your visitors with a better overall user experience that can translate into increased bookings. Getting back to...

How To Choose A SEO-Friendly URL For Your Business

How To Choose A SEO-Friendly URL For Your Business


Tangible Words

How URL structure, main keyword placement and navigational paths work together to create an SEO-friendly URL allowing your audience to find your site.

Explained in 60 Seconds: Hash Symbols in URLs and SEO

Explained in 60 Seconds: Hash Symbols in URLs and SEO


OHO Interactive

When helping clients optimize their websites, we’re often asked about hash symbols in URLs and how they affect SEO. Are they ignored by Google? How should they be used? The answer is…well, it depends. Here’s a quick explanation: A hash sign (#) in a URL is referred to as a fragment. Historically, URL fragments have been used to automatically set the browser’s scroll position to a predefined location in the web page. In that sense, if a URL refers to a document, then the fragment refers to a specific subsection of that document.

What You Don’t Know About Bounce Rate

by Marvin Russell @

I have a confession to make.  As an SEO team lead, who’s been practicing for 3 years, it’s difficult to admit that I’ve been misinterpreting...

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Top 10 Most Important SEO Tips for URL Optimization

by Marvin Russell @

For some, a URL is just a unique finger print that holds the unique location of a web page on the internet. To an SEO...

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5 Local SEO Strategies To Capitalize On Voice Search

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

We’re living in a time of exciting developments in artificial intelligence. Machine learning algorithms are becoming more and more advanced, and can now interpret our intentions which a much greater understanding of context. Businesses are starting to practice voice search SEO too. This makes a smart, conversational user interface, like those seen in science fiction, come ever closer to being a reality. Already, automated speech recognition has made huge leaps. The accuracy of these programs ...

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 […]

SEO 101 – Mobilizing the Public 2017

by Shannon Walsh @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

Slide Deck and Resources Slides from my presentation at Feeding America’s Mobilizing the Public Conference plus helpful tools, additional resources and free ebooks! SEO 101: Finding Yourself – Mobilizing the Public 2017 from Portent Tools Portent SEO Page Review Plugin A helpful tool for reviewing title tags, meta descriptions and other on page HTML elements.… Read More

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5 Easy SEO Tactics Nobody Does

by Marvin Russell @

Below are five of the easiest and most commonly missed SEO tactics that anyone can do. They are so easy and so effective that I...

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Voice Search Optimization: A Step-By-Step Guide For You

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

As Azfar pointed out last week, voice search is more popular than ever. Almost every major technology brand is using voice search in one form or another, with Apple’s Siri, Google’s Voice Search, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana all aiming to different extents to act as a virtual assistant. Voice search has some useful applications, and it’s used differently to normal searches. What we do know however that it is used a lot. 55% of ...

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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The Meta Description and its Role in SEO

by John Locke @ Lockedown Design

The meta description is the 160 characters of text below the title tag and URL in search engine results. The meta description is there to tell the story of the page, and should be written to convert searchers into people to click on your results. The most interesting search results are the ones that get

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15 SEO Best Practices for URL Structures | Amplifi

15 SEO Best Practices for URL Structures | Amplifi


Amplifi

Visit Amplifi Commerce to read 15 SEO best practices for URL structures and how to implement them for your business.

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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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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20 SEO questions to get you started

by Casey Barnett @ SeeMe Media

It is time to get started with SEO on your site. You realize that you don't even really know where to start. Well with the help of Rebecca Gill and SEObits.fm here is a list of questions you should answer before starting your SEO Journey. Now, at first glance, these questions might seem easy [...]

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Will URL Shorteners Help or Hurt your SEO?

Will URL Shorteners Help or Hurt your SEO?


OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

The SEO sphere is constantly changing and you have to adapt your strategy once in a while if you don’t want your rankings to be badly impacted. As content represents a big part of your SEO strategy...

How are these 2 sites with low stats and unoptimised title tags ranking so well ?

by leves @ Local Search Forum

Im doing some keyword research and Ive found 2 anomalies for competitive search terms where sites with unoptimised title tags, poor backlinks and...

15 SEO Best Practices for Structuring URLs

15 SEO Best Practices for Structuring URLs


Moz

It's been a long time since we covered one of the most fundamental building blocks of SEO--the structure of domain names and URLs--and I think it's high time to revisit.

The Elite 8 SEO Leaders of 2014

by Marvin Russell @

I’d like to share with you who I think the most influential SEO people are in 2014. These are the people I follow and look...

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Getting Acquired

Getting Acquired

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

I discuss how my SEO company got acquired, along with all the issues and hurdles along the way.

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Breadcrumbs and SEO: A mandatory ingredient in any SEO strategy

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Breadcrumbs can be traced back for decades as a staple in web designs on websites large and small. Over the years, their importance have grown

What Your Business Needs for Hyperlocal Marketing

by Wil @ Internet Marketing Team

What’s the best way to kill your business? In 2017, the answer to that question is to ignore the growing connection between mobile users and the searches they conduct prior to purchase. Need some numbers? As much as 82 percent of consumers research a product or service immediately prior to purchase, often while en route […]

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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 […]

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…

We Overhauled our Audit Engine – Website Audits are Lightning Fast!

by Marvin Russell @

Since 2013, MySiteAuditor has been on a mission to help small digital marketing, web design and SEO agencies grow and become more successful by providing...

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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 […]

Backlinks like local BBB and local area chambers of commerce worth paying for?

by giannid @ Local Search Forum

Obviously backlinks are important to get and are a contributing factor for local search. I've found getting them from non spammy links isn't easy. ...

A Quick and Handy Guide On Ideal WordPress SEO URL Structure | Grace Themes

A Quick and Handy Guide On Ideal WordPress SEO URL Structure | Grace Themes


Grace Themes

Have you ever thought what is the most search engine optimization friendly permalink structure for your WordPress blog? Most of us sometimes asked a question by our new users, and that is because in the past, the default WordPress URL structure and that were not at all SEO friendly. Though, that is transformed now. In

How To Choose A Web Design Company: 10 Questions You Must Ask

by linchpinseo @ Linchpin SEO ///

Choosing the best website design company for your small businesses can be difficult. Just going to Google and typing in “web design company” can bring back thousands of options, that at face value, all look the same. You’ll probably try to narrow your search (maybe by taking the top 10 listed in Google), and start looking at each portfolio. This […]

How to Find Google Indexation Gaps in Your Sitemap

by Patrick Hathaway @ URL Profiler

URL Profiler has a Google Index Checker feature, which allows you to check if any URL is indexed by Google. This means that you can literally take your sitemap, dump it into URL Profiler, and confirm if all your pages are properly indexed. Pretty sweet, right? Not always. If you have a site with a […]

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Top 19 Local SEO Tools To Improve Your Ranking

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

SEO is incredibly important to the success of your online marketing efforts. Because of this, a lot of marketers implement various SEO tools including local SEO tools, some of which can be found for free, in order to track, measure and analyze their SEO efforts. You may already even be using some of the more common SEO tools, such as Google Analytics. However, it’s important that you don’t forget about your local SEO efforts as ...

How to Clearly Explain SEO to Your Clients in 30 Seconds

by Marvin Russell @

Fact: The better you explain SEO, the more likely your prospective clients will sign with you. Humans don’t like overly complicated things. We love everything to...

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20 Crazy Questions from 20 Crazy Clients

by Marvin Russell @

I love my web design and SEO clients, even the crazy ones. You know who you are. I’m not trying to bite the hand that feeds...

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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. […]

Do You Have These 5 Mental Requirements of being an SEO Professional?

by Marvin Russell @

In my 10th year of performing SEO I’ve noticed that the hardest part of SEO is not actually knowing, learning, or understanding SEO. The hardest...

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Unique tips and tricks for improving your website performance

by Steven Miller @ Grace Themes

Great website performance is as important as posting useful content to your website. This post will help you get some useful, unique ways for boosting your site performance. After starting a website, many sites owners do not care about its health. This, however, later comes up as one of the reason behind lousy website speed.

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Why is Keyword Research So Important?

by Casey Barnett @ SeeMe Media

You've just received a bid for getting help with your SEO, and on the bid, you see something like "Keyword Research" or "Keyword Analysis". In your mind, you are thinking, "I know what my keywords are. Why do we need to more keyword research, and why do we need to do it every month?" [...]

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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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The Magic SEO Bullet

by Casey Barnett @ SeeMe Media

Everyone is looking for the one thing they can do to make their website come up first on organic search in their target market. When I say everyone, I mean everyone. The Truth is there is one Magic bullet, but it is not the one you think. Stick with me here and it will all [...]

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7 Super Secrets of Selling SEO

by Marvin Russell @

This is my 11th year selling SEO, and my skills have evolved and gotten so much better each year. But, I’m only as good as my experience....

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SEO Tip: To Slash Or Not To Slash At The End of a URL

SEO Tip: To Slash Or Not To Slash At The End of a URL


Fossbytes

What's the difference between URLs ending and not ending with a slash '/'. How does existence of both type of URLs effect SEO. How to make it better.

Chemicals America 2017 Show Wrap-up

by Jennifer Herriford @ Chemical Info

The 2017 Specialty Chemical and Agro Chemicals America show was a great success! Once again our company provided exhibitors and attendees with free access to SourceFinder to provide visitors with an efficient way to research and plan their trip. Registrants can search by product, CAS #, or company name and view company information including full... Read More

What exactly is a manual SEO audit?

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

We get asked quite often: what tools do you do to perform an SEO audit? The short answer: we don’t use any tools. The long

Is SEO Dying

Is SEO Dying

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

I put you at ease by tackling the question, Is SEO Dying? Don't worry, I have really good news!

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Location Specific QSR figures

by tudogz @ Local Search Forum

Does anyone know of a keyword research tool that can show me location-specific QSR figures? (What my competition will be for a particular keyword) My...

Joomla SEO | Search engine friendly (SEF) URL's

Joomla SEO | Search engine friendly (SEF) URL's


Joomla-SEO

You should activate the SEF URL's option in Joomla for SEO friendly URL's. Also activate URL-rewriting in the .htaccess file. This removes the index.php part.

SEO is 20% Technical and 80% Content Strategy

by Marvin Russell @

First of all, don’t get thrown off by this title. Just because I’m saying SEO is only 20% technical does NOT mean that technical SEO...

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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…

Thinking Differently: One Agency’s Unique Path to Growing their SEO Agency

by Niko Vergis @

Jeff Hall is the co-founder of Overflow Cafe SEO and a long-time user of MySiteAuditor. In this post, we’ve invited Jeff to talk about how...

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How to Incrementally Move an Ecommerce Site to HTTPS

by Hamlet Batista @ Practical Ecommerce

In October, Google Chrome will release version 62, which will warn website visitors with a “Not Secure” message when they type in data — such as site searches and newsletter ...

Voice Search Won’t Change SEO Much. Here’s Why.

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Speaking to computers was first popularised in Star Trek, and as with so much science fiction, became science fact within a matter of decades. It started to go mainstream with Siri, and Microsoft soon entered the fray with Cortana. Now Amazon’s Alexa is entering the fray, people are starting to see how voice can help them during their searches. Google has responded to the trend by creating Google Voice Search, while iPhone now has the ...

9 SEO Certifications that Will Boost Your Salary

by Marvin Russell @

Many SEO certification options exist to learn more about the skill and to become certified to perform SEO. Although most SEOs are self-taught, a few...

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The Dawn Of Voice Search: 23 Types Of Website Benefits The Most

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve had a lot to say about voice search. That’s hardly surprising: Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri, Google’s Voice Search – every major tech brand is looking to make voice search a big deal. We’ve already covered why voice search isn’t going to cripple SEO methodologies, and in that article I pointed out that some websites would be more affected than others by this new approach, but usually ...

3 SEO Problems You’re Probably Not Monitoring

by Jennifer Johnson @ Alexa Blog

There are three lesser-known SEO problems that can hinder the success of your site: negative SEO, Google penalties, and keyword cannibalization. An Alexa survey of 17 SEO specialists reveals the impact these issues can have on a site’s search rankings and how to overcome them. Before looking into the SEO problems, it is crucial you [...]

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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 […]

How to Start an SEO Business – The Ultimate Guide

by Marvin Russell @

The last day of September in 2003 was almost like any other day. I woke up at 5:30 a.m., showered, got dressed, and began my...

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H1 and H2 – Understanding Proper use of Headers

by Casey Barnett @ SeeMe Media

Content creators are always looking for better ways to provide content to their readers, but have you ever thought of search engines as one of your readers? If you are now doing so, that is great! Search engines are your most important readers, so making content that is easy for them to read is paramount. [...]

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Release Notes: 2017-04-06

by Charles King @ Chemical Info

Here are the notes related to the portal update released on April 6th, 2017:   Email Verification Process Updates We just updated our process for validating contact emails associated to companies in the system so that we can validate large numbers of emails with more frequency. This will help save our research team some time... Read More

7 Authentic Ways to Get Free Backlinks for SEO (+ Free Cheat Sheet)

by Dzeigler @ Danielle Zeigler

First up, let’s jump right into making sure you know what they are. Backlinks are simply links from other…

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Update 1.74 – Removing Facebook Shares

by Patrick Hathaway @ URL Profiler

With this update, we had to take the regrettable step of removing Facebook share count from our social share feature. The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that it has been returning zeros for the last couple of weeks, and this is due to Facebook depreciating the API we used to gather this data. Whilst […]

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Access and Update Google My Business Listing Direct from Search Results - Online Owne

by Local Search News Curator @ Local Search Forum

*This post brought to you by Online Ownership (http://onlineownership.com/access-update-google-business-listing-direct-search-results/)* The...

SEO 101: Hyphens vs. Underscores in URLs - SEO Mechanic -

SEO 101: Hyphens vs. Underscores in URLs - SEO Mechanic -


SEO Mechanic

As you build your website from the ground up, you’re faced with a variety of decisions. For this reason, it’s only natural to overlook a few important details that can have a major impact on your search engine rankings. For example, a site’s URL structure is extremely important. With the right approach, you have a …

On-Page SEO Basics: URLs

On-Page SEO Basics: URLs


SEMrush Blog

This article will talk about the SEO best practices for URLs. You will learn what a URL is, the best practices for category structure, and how to improve click through rate from search results.

The TriModal Local Ranking Algo in One Screenshot - Local SEO Guide

by Local Search News Curator @ Local Search Forum

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 7 tips for encouraging online hotel reviews

[INFOGRAPHIC] 7 tips for encouraging online hotel reviews

by Nancy Huang @ Travel Tripper

Online reviews serve an important role in helping hotels get more visibility across distribution and marketing channels. The more reviews you have, the more you can boost your search or list ranking across various sites. Here we outline 7 ways you can encourage your guests to leave you reviews across TripAdvisor, Yelp, Google, Facebook, and more. Click to download a PDF or read our original article on how to encourage...

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Understanding SEO Friendly URL Syntax Practices

Understanding SEO Friendly URL Syntax Practices


Search Engine Land

URL syntax and structure can both hurt or help your SEO efforts. Learn the best practices for SEO and how to protect yourself.

Contracts

Contracts

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

Learn how to create the perfect SEO contract. In fact, I even giveaway my killer SEO contract, that I used and tweaked for years to generate millions in revenue from SEO. It's 100% free to download.

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10 On Page Local SEO Factors That Will Improve Your Local Business Ranking

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Recently, I outlined some local SEO strategy and actionable insights on making your local business ideal for ranking high on Google’s Local Results. Now, successfully ranking here still boils down to your on page Local SEO efforts. This basic setup is what provides Google with the exact information they need to rank your website in local results, and without that, you’re likely to be misidentified by search engines. Similarly, you can’t rely on just your ...

Staying Lean

Staying Lean

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

I talk about how important it is to stay lean, with regard to your SEO agency's overhead and other expenses.

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Children's club Google My Business conundrum

by Durandl @ Local Search Forum

Hi there I have been contacted by a small business to help them with their SEO effort. The business is a children's club offering drama classes,...

What’s the Right Amount of SEO?

by george @ Internet Marketing Team

It is the amount of SEO required to grow your business’ internet presence so that an increasing number of visitors come to your website and purchase more products on a continual basis. There are several facets to this ongoing SEO work. Let’s look at a few here: A New Review of Your Business Can Appear […]

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3 Free SEO Checklists – Download Now!

by Marvin Russell @

If you’re like me then checklists are an essential part of life. They make me more productive, more efficient, and more likely to get things done. I...

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Update 1.60 – Keyword Extraction & Improved Social Profile Scraping

by Patrick Hathaway @ URL Profiler

Do you want the good news or the bad news? Good news is we have a new update (woohoo!), bad news is that not a lot has changed (boo!). We’ve had a recent issue with Majestic data not coming back correctly, so this is a release driven by necessity (to fix the problem), although we […]

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URL Search Engine Optimization Do's and Don'ts - Vivid Image, Inc.

URL Search Engine Optimization Do's and Don'ts - Vivid Image, Inc.


Vivid Image, Inc.

In the past we have talked about the importance of your URL when it comes to your SEO efforts. In

URL Rewriting for SEO? How important for SEO? (Yakaferci)

URL Rewriting for SEO? How important for SEO? (Yakaferci)


Yakaferci

URL Rewrite for a SEO Friendly URLS. Learn all about URL Rewriting in terms of SEO: rules, best practices…

Search Engine Optimization Success and The Google Game

by linchpinseo @ Linchpin SEO ///

If you’re playing the Google Game – that is, trying to get your site ranked higher in Google – you’ll need to employ the most modern SEO practices and pull out all of the stops. That means using all of the SEO campaign tactics that allow some websites to outrank much larger organizations, many that […]

SEO Friendly URL’s for ASP.NET Core

SEO Friendly URL’s for ASP.NET Core


Muhammad Rehan Saeed

For some reason there are not a lot of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) blog posts or projects out there. Taking a few simple steps can make your site rank higher in Google or Bing search results s…

1,000,000 SEO Audits Done! – This is What We learned

by Marvin Russell @

Over the past couple of years we’ve been auditing web pages. Lots and lots of web pages. A few weeks ago we exceeded 1 million total SEO...

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How To Do SEO For Existing Website And Increase Your ROI

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Many people create a website with their own set of preferences, which generally tend to include the visual design and the information they want to get across. These two things have a fraction of the impact of SEO, but because they’re considered ‘artistic’ as opposed to ‘technical’, it’s easier to get creative with them, so people are more motivated to do them. That’s a mistake. But don’t worry! It’s one that you can easily start ...

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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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…

Voice Search: What Marketers Really Need To Know

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Have you talked to your computer today? If not, you may actually be in the minority. A surprisingly quiet (given the subject matter) revolution in the nature of web-searching and SEO has been going on for the last few years, one which has gone surprisingly under-reported in the world of marketing. That revolution is, of course, voice search and other voice-driven computer interfaces. Exact numbers are hard to come by and tend to vary significantly ...

Tumblr SEO: An Internet Marketers Guide to Owning Tumblr

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

An Intro to Tumblr SEO Hello there to our loyal followers and new fans alike.  Today we will be talking about the wonderful world of

How Does Quality Content Affect SEO?

by John Locke @ Lockedown Design

When it comes to SEO, we’ve all heard the adage, content is king. But how important is quality content to your SEO rankings? Google went on record in March 2016 that saying the most important search ranking factors are quality content, back link profile, and machine learning. But what determines quality content? What Google says

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How to Retain an SEO Client in 5 Easy Steps

by Marvin Russell @

Did you know that it will cost your company 5 times more to gain a new client, than to retain an existing client (Five Customer...

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Sales

Sales

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

Learn how to successfully sell SEO and how to stand out against all the SEO competition in the world. I also share some of my early SEO sales experiences.

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Breaking Down the Anatomy of a Company Profile

by Jennifer Herriford @ Chemical Info

The question our team receives the most often is, “How does your company ensure that your data is always accurate?”. The simple answer is that we have an incredible in-house research department that checks for data accuracy within listed company profiles and products every day. But what about the specifics? Let’s breakdown the Anatomy of... Read More

The Sh#t SEO People Say…

by Marvin Russell @

The below video is a tribute to the shit SEO people say all over the world. We love our clients and we love our jobs,...

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10 Super IMPORTANT Image Optimization SEO Tips

by Marvin Russell @

Search engines can’t see images, so it’s up to you to help them better understand your images. This will help them better connect you with...

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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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Top 10 WordPress Themes for SEO Agencies

by Marvin Russell @

This post was actually tougher than you think. Finding 10 WordPress themes that would be perfect for SEO companies and agencies was fairly difficult to...

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Stay a Student

Stay a Student

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

Listen to why it's important to always stay a student in an evolving industry like SEO.

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Local SEO: How To Harness The Power Of Yelp To Boost Rankings

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Yelp is a social sharing and recommendation app that helps people find the best events, restaurants, bars, clubs and pop-ups. If you run a business that relies on local search traffic for the majority of your custom, then Yelp is an essential asset to your business’ online strategy. Launched in 2004, Yelp is the go-to resource for millions of visitors to look for information about local businesses. It allows users to check-in at businesses, rate ...

Tips for Creating SEO Friendly URLs | Lockedown Design

Tips for Creating SEO Friendly URLs | Lockedown Design


Lockedown Design

This article looks at best practices for creating SEO friendly URLs and optimizing URLs for search. What URL characteristics help or harm your SEO?

The Best Way to Discuss Your SEO Prices with a New Client #Infographic

by Marvin Russell @

We’ve all been there. We sitting across the table from a prospective client, talking for an hour or so about SEO strategy, past clients, past...

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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.

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The New, SEO-Friendly URLs in Joomla 3.8 - Joomlashack

The New, SEO-Friendly URLs in Joomla 3.8 - Joomlashack


Joomlashack

Joomla 3.8 will bring major changes to the URL structure of new Joomla sites. Joomla 3.8 is not due until September, but you can already start to test the changes. Existing sites won't be impacted, but new sites may want to use these improvements....

How to Set Your Preferred Domain and Double the Power of Your Backlinks

by Marvin Russell @

Setting your preferred domain is a simple SEO tip that every website owner should know, and every SEO should know how to do. Following this...

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How to Scrape Data From Twitter Profile Pages

by Patrick Hathaway @ URL Profiler

I have been meaning to write this blog post for a while. Mainly because it is a frequent support query, and it would be easier to have a proper article to point people to than constantly re-write the same answers (and I am lazy). If my support tickets are anything to go by, a lot […]

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Real World SEO, Part 7: Website Content Audits

by John Locke @ Lockedown Design

Website content audits are a critical part of web governance. Larger sites can benefit the most from a content audit, as they are the most likely to have thin or outdated content. During a content audit, we take a full inventory of the pages on a site and evaluate whether they will be improved or

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ORM and SERP Sculpting: A Reputation Management Tactic for 2017

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Without question, one of the most anxiety provoking tasks we do as SEO’s is online reputation management. In addition to the normal deadlines and tasks

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 […]

Top 40 SEO Blogs to Read in 2014

by Marvin Russell @

These are the top 40 SEO blogs you should read in 2014. I spent over 10 hours researching, reading, and interviewing people in the SEO...

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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…

How do Pretty URLs Help Search Engine Optimization?

How do Pretty URLs Help Search Engine Optimization?


SEO Theory

I thought this was a pretty interesting question: “how does pretty links help seo?” I didn’t want to choose it as a title for the article but it addresses a point that has both gl…

Magento. How to change products search results page layout (grid/list)

by Eva Fox @ Template Monster Help

This tutorial will show you how to change the layout (from grid to list) on Search results pages in your Magento store.

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HUGE SEO NEWS: MySiteAuditor Now Pulling Link Data from Moz!!!

by Marvin Russell @

MySiteAuditor is now pulling key SEO data from Moz, the most reputable SEO software on the planet. This means two things: more SEO data, and...

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The Killer SEO Contract – Free Download Now!

by Marvin Russell @

I’ve sold millions of dollars in SEO services over the last 10 years using this SEO contract. Of course it’s been revised a dozen times...

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SEO advice: url canonicalization

SEO advice: url canonicalization


Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO

(I got my power back!) Before I start collecting feedback on the Bigdaddy data center, I want to talk a little bit about canonicalization, www vs. non-www, redirects, duplicate urls, 302 “hij…

What 10 Agencies Said about Hiring Freelance Copywriters: #SEOprochat Recap

by Jessica Kandler @

Every other week, MySiteAuditor brings together experts from SEO, web design, and digital marketing agencies across the U.S. and around the world for a Twitter...

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How To Find A Great AND Available Domain Name For Your Website

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

So far in these series we’ve covered all elements of starting a blog for your business website. We started this series with the assumption that our readers would already have a website, but as we discovered in the comments, an increasing number of people are doing all their research up front, and want some advice on the domain name itself. First off – that’s a smart way to do it. By doing your research in ...

How to Optimize for Three Types of Buyer Keywords

by Kim Cooper @ Alexa Blog

To sell products and services, you need to get in the mind of your customers. You need to outline the process, or buyer’s journey, from research through making a purchase. And when your customers are online, you need to know the buyer keywords they use during that process. What Are Buyer Keywords? Buyer keywords are [...]

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100 SEO Tips and Tweetable Quotes from Rand Fishkin

by Marvin Russell @

I’ve compiled a list of the best SEO quotes and tips from Rand Fishkin. If you’re an SEO professional and don’t know Rand, you should:...

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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…

Shopify SEO Best Practices in Six Simple Steps

Shopify SEO Best Practices in Six Simple Steps


Portent

Worried that your Shopify store might be invisible to customers who would love your products? Take a spin through these simple best practices to make the most of your online storefront.

Access and Update Google My Business Listing Direct from Search Results - Online Owne

by Local Search News Curator @ Local Search Forum

*This post brought to you by Online Ownership (http://onlineownership.com/access-update-google-business-listing-direct-search-results/)* The...

Content-First SEO

by Augustin Kendall @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

I’ve been finding myself saying, “You don’t rank for keywords, you rank for content,” a lot lately. Imagine this. You’re trying to turn a quaint town on the shore (East or West—pick your coast of choice) into a vacation destination. You’ve developed a brand for the location that you’re promoting in all the right travel… Read More

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WordPress Features That Make It The Most Compatible and Highly Effective for SEO

by Steven Miller @ Grace Themes

The level and quality of SEO performance depend not only on the adoption of the right strategies but also on the platform upon which your website is built. The site quality and characteristics are critical for supporting the optimization techniques both for on page as well as off page SEO. Therefore, regardless of the strategies

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SEO: Adobe Dreamweaver as a Google Ranking Signal

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Within the past few months, we’ve discovered what we believe is one of the most shocking discoveries the SEO community has seen in the last

Data on Data on Data

by Jennifer Herriford @ Chemical Info

At ChemicalInfo we know data. In fact our Data & Research team has made more than 40,000 updates this year alone to the DWCP! Check out the other updates and additions we have made to each of our products in the first half of the year. Remember, if you have a question concerning the data... Read More

How to benefit from hotel metasearch on a limited budget

How to benefit from hotel metasearch on a limited budget

by Tris Heaword @ Travel Tripper

There’s a common perception among hoteliers that metasearch campaigns are highly complicated and tough to do on a budget. In the following post, we’ll bust open that myth by revealing some of the strategies that can make metasearch work and deliver your hotel a strong return on investment. Sure, metasearch management can be tricky to understand, and OTAs do tend to dominate the major metasearch channels. But no matter what...

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Fix Keyword Cannibalization To Prevent Hidden SEO Issues

by Jennifer Johnson @ Alexa Blog

All of your SEO efforts are executed with the goal of making your site easier for Google to crawl and understand. In theory, the clearer your layout, linking, and schema data are, the more likely you are to reap the benefits of search through higher organic traffic and links. However, even the best SEO professionals [...]

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Selecting an URL for SEO Optimization | Chemical Info

Selecting an URL for SEO Optimization | Chemical Info


Chemical Info

Like choosing a name for a business, the selection of the URL for the website is critically important. A business will most likely keep this URL for the entire time the business is in operation. This means that every e-mail sent will have the URL in the e-mail address and every time a patient or potential customer who visits the website will notice the URL. The result is that this simple string of characters will be viewed thousands, if not millions of times, over the life of the business. What's at stake for a company when selecting a URL? A business can achieve two main benefits from their selection of a URL. The first is name recognition. Ideally, the URL should reinforce the brand message of the business. For example, if a business' name is Alex Bagden Ortho, an obvious selection of an URL would be alexbagdenortho.com. Another example might be if a business' name is Chemical Factory, then chemicalfactory.com would be a good candidate for a URL. The second benefit is that a

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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How to Stop a Staging Site From Being Listed in Google

by Marvin Russell @

Ever have this problem? Your staging site accidentally gets listed in Google’s search results. This is very bad for many reasons. The first reason is the...

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Why You Should Conduct a Competitor Backlink Analysis

by Kim Cooper @ Alexa Blog

When you perform a competitor backlink analysis, you review websites that are in your industry and/or share an audience similar to yours. During this research, you assess your competitor’s website performance, number of backlinks, and overall online authority. A competitor backlink analysis helps build a digital strategy for your website and allows you to: Assess [...]

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Keyword Research: The Ultimate Guide – 10 Free Tools Included

by Marvin Russell @

I’ve got great news. If you read and follow this guide, I’ll show you how to do professional keyword research for little or no money....

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How to Grow Your SEO Agency on Autopilot: 4 Ways to use MySiteAuditor

by Niko Vergis @

Chris Finnegan is the owner of SEO Copilot and a long-time user of MySiteAuditor. In this post, we’ve invited Chris to talk about how he...

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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 […]

Simple Tricks to Optimize Your Local SEO for Voice Search

by Wil @ Internet Marketing Team

I used to be someone who dutifully entered everything into Google’s search box when I needed information. However, I’m using my smartphone more and more to execute voice searches. It turns out I’m not alone. According to Comsource, 50% of all searches will be by voice by the year 2020. More voice searches means that more […]

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[Announcement] SEOPressor’s New Website SEO Checker Is Now Live!

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

For the last 4 weeks, the SEOPressor Team have been working on a super-secret project and now, it’s ready to be unveiled! We are proud to present the latest addition to our online SEO tools – Website SEO Checker by SEOPressor. The Website SEO Checker represents the next step of evolution for the future of SEOPressor’s SEO solutions so allow me to explain it. What Is Website SEO Checker? The Website SEO Checker is a ...

How Voice Search Is Changing Digital Marketing?

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

A couple of weeks ago, Azfar rightly pointed out that voice search isn’t going to radically alter search engine optimization. Voice search and SEO consultants can stay friends, for now. He’s right of course, but we’ve both explored the changes voice search will bring about. Make no mistake, digital marketing is going to change as a result of voice search. Why? Because it’s already here. Some of you may be wondering, what is voice search? ...

The Ultimate Guide for an SEO-Friendly URL Structure

The Ultimate Guide for an SEO-Friendly URL Structure


Search Engine Journal

Getting your URL structure right for customers and Google is essential. Follow these guidelines to set your website URLs up for future SEO success.

Use of the H1 Tag and URL in SEO

Use of the H1 Tag and URL in SEO


Newfangled

After adopting the perspective of someone who is searching for your content and creating your <title> tag (covered in my previous post), the next step in optimizing your page is to craft its URL and H1 tag.

Communication

Communication

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

Understand the importance of how to communicate your yourself, your business, and you SEO services.

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Make Content Local to Rank in Google Local

by Wil @ Internet Marketing Team

There are always going to be those who try to look for the easy way out. The ones who try to find every shortcut and get it to work in their favor. We’ve seen this a lot in the business world when it comes to SEO: People want to find that magic element that will […]

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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, […]

SEO Friendly URLs | Do URLs Matter for SEO | Basics

SEO Friendly URLs | Do URLs Matter for SEO | Basics


Danielle Zeigler

Learn the basics of creating a SEO friendly URLs based on today's best practices & find out how the searcher can indirectly affect your ranks.

Website URL Rules to Follow To Create SEO and User-Friendly

Website URL Rules to Follow To Create SEO and User-Friendly


Linchpin SEO ///

LinchpinSEO ///: get asked weekly about URLs and the value they have from an SEO standpoint, or if a business should pick an exact match domain.

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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What’s in a URL and How it Affects SEO

by Wil @ Internet Marketing Team

What is a URL? When creating a new website we often forget the important role our URL plays. URL is the abbreviation for “Uniform Resource Locator”. It directs people and software to your website specifically. It’s what identifies your page and is the first thing most people and search engines see when looking at your […]

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How to Write an SEO Friendly URL Using the Best Keywords

How to Write an SEO Friendly URL Using the Best Keywords


Alexa Blog

A well-structured SEO friendly URL looks concise and clean, provides a better user experience, is easier to share, and is optimized for search engines.

#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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How to Make Evergreen Content That Boosts Your SEO Success

by Kim Cooper @ Alexa Blog

While you may hear a lot of talk about the importance of fresh content for SEO, there is another valuable type of content that can boost a website’s visibility in search results – evergreen content. What Is Evergreen Content? Evergreen content is content that has long-term value. Like an evergreen tree that always has leaves, [...]

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Why Do Companies Underfund SEO?

by Jill Kocher @ Practical Ecommerce

Search engine optimization is often underfunded and misunderstood. When resourced appropriately, however, it can produce a cycle of positive performance that keeps building. The most common reason that organizations tend to ...

How Linux Academy Increased Organic Traffic 84% with Incremental SEO Improvements

by Kim Cooper @ Alexa Blog

Like most startups, Linux Academy is in a competitive industry. They offer hands-on online cloud training courses on topics like AWS, DevOps, Linux, OpenStack, and more. However, they compete against popular sites that have greater brand awareness because of the broad mix of course topics those sites offer. While the larger brands might have the benefit [...]

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SEO For New Website: Jumpstart Your Site Ranking Instantly

by Azfar Hisham @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the most important strategic tools at your disposal when you’re creating a website. It’s important when you do launch a website that you integrate SEO strategies as soon as possible. This will benefit you not only in the short term, but also affect how your website matures. Like a fine wine or a delicious cheese, the right ingredients have to be present from the outset in order to ...

How to Boost Your SEO With the Perfect URL

How to Boost Your SEO With the Perfect URL


Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

If you're looking to give your website a major SEO boost, discover how simple it is to clean your URL and get the exposure you deserve.

Best WordPress SEO Plugins and Tools for Higher Search Engine Ranking

by Steven Miller @ Grace Themes

There are thousands of websites being built daily on the most popular and established CMS platform that is WordPress. The major advantage of using this content management system is that it offers a much flexible and user-friendly mode of website creation when compared to the conventional page by page coding. However, great web design is

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The Ultimate WordPress Site Speed Guide for SEO

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

If you’ve been in the SEO game long enough, you’ll know that site speed is a huge factor when it comes to ranking and overall

The 1 Thing that REALLY impresses Potential SEO Clients

by Marvin Russell @

I guarantee that you will close more SEO deals if you follow this super simple SEO sales meeting tip. Keep in mind, I have done...

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Slugging It out: Why URL Is Important On-Site SEO Factor

Slugging It out: Why URL Is Important On-Site SEO Factor


TrafficGenerationCafe.com

This is a guest post by Sean Si. When I say slugs, I do not mean the distant, unshelled cousins of snails. In the internet, slugs are the URL-friendly version of your permalink. See the URL of this webpage? That’s easily called a slug. (Note from Ana: the URL of this post is 'http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/url-slugs-important-seo-factor/', where 'url-slugs-important-seo-factor/' part is the slug) Slugs Affect your Rank Slugs are the first thing read by search engines. That should already give you an idea of how important they are. Notice how Ana does it. She’s mindful of her slugs in a way that is

12 Signs Your “SEO Guru” Sucks

by Marvin Russell @

I have to admit that I’m a bit behind on blogging so I thought I’d release what I call a “fun post” even though I...

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How to Run a Successful SEO Company – Podcast!

by Marvin Russell @

In this podcast I share everything. All of my secrets, all of my advice, and all of my experiences from owning an SEO agency in...

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The 7 Best Content Types for Lead Generation

by Jessica Kandler @

Today, consumers spend an average of 79 days conducting online research before buying. This means SEO, web design, and digital marketing agencies need a content...

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Title Tag SEO

by John Locke @ Lockedown Design

What is the title tag and why does it matter for SEO? The title tag is the headline that appears in a search result. Also, the title tag appears in your browser tab when you are viewing that page. The title tag is meant to be a concise representation of what a web page is

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Agile SEO

Agile SEO

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

I discuss how and why to be agile, because how the only constant thing about SEO is "change", according to Google.

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SEO: Dwelling on Dwell Time (The Hidden Analytics Metric)

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Dwell Time or “dwellz” as the young SEO’s in our office like to call it (ok , no one really calls it that) is a

10 Question Quiz – Will Your SEO Agency Pass or Fail?

by Marvin Russell @

In my final year or two with my SEO agency, we got so good our retention rates went through the roof. Just before we were acquired, most of...

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The TriModal Local Ranking Algo in One Screenshot - Local SEO Guide

by Local Search News Curator @ Local Search Forum

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Step-by-Step Guide to Resource Link Building

by Patrick Hathaway @ URL Profiler

This is the first ever guest post published on the URL Profiler blog, and we are delighted to welcome Benjamin Beck to share his thoughts with us. You will almost definitely be aware of Benjamin’s work, as he’s one of those guys that just seems to be everywhere. He’s published on all the big industry […]

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Link Earning vs. Link Building Infographic

by Marvin Russell @

Understanding the difference between “link earning and link building” is critical for SEO companies and for those thinking of hiring an SEO company. We need...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Mobile SEO

by Jessica Kandler @

It’s pretty clear that every year mobile devices become more and more critical to people’s lives. But, many websites still aren’t optimized for mobile, and...

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SEO URL Tips for 2017: A Simple Guide to User and SEO Friendly URL Structure. - One Base Media

SEO URL Tips for 2017: A Simple Guide to User and SEO Friendly URL Structure. - One Base Media


One Base Media

Firstly URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, it is a subset of the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that specifies where an identified resource is available and the mechanism for retrieving...

Location Specific QSR figures

by tudogz @ Local Search Forum

Does anyone know of a keyword research tool that can show me location-specific QSR figures? (What my competition will be for a particular keyword) My...

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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FREE DOWNLOAD: The Ultimate SEO Questionnaire

by Marvin Russell @

NEVER walk into a new SEO client’s kickoff meeting without The Ultimate SEO Questionnaire. This two page document includes every question you’ll need to ask your...

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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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Employee Incentive

Employee Incentive

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

Learn how to incentivize your team to make them feel like partners with a vested interest in your SEO company.

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5 things to consider when deciding to make a website

by Steven Miller @ Grace Themes

Starting-up a website is one of the many things you do when you want to scale your business in lesser time. However, a bit of pre-planning is necessary especially when it comes to website designing. It includes WordPress theme, content, SEO tools and so forth. Once you have worked on these things, you are all

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How To Be An Effective SEO Account Manager: #SEOprochat Twitter Chat Recap

by Jessica Kandler @

This week’s #SEOprochat Twitter chat, hosted by @MySiteAuditor, focused on SEO account management – and we had a great conversation! Here’s a recap of the...

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Finding Leverage

Finding Leverage

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

I discuss how the CEO of SEO company can't afford to spend time doing admin tasks that can be done by an entry-level assistant.

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16 Funny SEO Jokes…lol

by Marvin Russell @

These are 16 of the funniest SEO jokes I could think of. Yes, they are all original. But some of them are so lame and...

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The Graph Every SEO MUST Show Their Clients

by Marvin Russell @

Every SEO professional dreads this seemingly unpreventable conversation. It’s about 3-4 months into your client’s SEO campaign, and deep down inside you can sense it coming. Then,...

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Inheriting an SEO Penalty from Another SEO Company

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

In the past few years, we’ve encountered a number of scenarios where we start working with a new client, and 2-3 months later the client

How to Convert 30 Percent of Visitors into SEO Leads: Landing Page Science

by Marvin Russell @

Our goal at MySiteAuditor is to help SEO companies, web design firms, and digital marketing agencies generate more sales leads than ever before using our...

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How to Help Clients Understand SEO Audits

by Jessica Kandler @

For many marketers, search engine optimization is a key strategy to helping clients meet their online goals, but it can be a huge challenge to...

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What is an SEO Friendly URL and Best Permalink Structure for WordPress?

What is an SEO Friendly URL and Best Permalink Structure for WordPress?


reliablesoft.net

What is an SEO friendly URL and how do you create one? What is a permalink in WordPress and how do you configure it? URL optimization is one of the easiest SEO tasks to configure but at the same time it’s a necessary step you should take to make sure that your website is SEO friendly. If you are using WordPress or any other CMS that is SEO friendly, optimizing your URL structure is something you will setup at the beginning and probably never have to deal with it again. In this post, you will learn what is an optimized

PrestaShop 1.7.x. How to enable and manage SEO&URLs

by Eva Fox @ Template Monster Help

This tutorial will guide you on how to enable and manage SEO-friendly URLs in Prestashop 1.7.x.

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OpenCart 1.5.x. How to enable and use SEO URL's - Template Monster Help

OpenCart 1.5.x. How to enable and use SEO URL's - Template Monster Help


Template Monster Help

This tutorial is going to show you how to enable and use SEO URL's with OpenCart.

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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Prestashop SEO Friendly (Pretty) URL

Prestashop SEO Friendly (Pretty) URL


CodeCanyon

SEO Friendly URLs for Prestashop removes ‘ID’ (numeric) from Products, Category, Manufacturer, Supplier and CMS pages. This is a must have module to improve your Prestashop’s shop SEO. Its recom...

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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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…

Update 1.55 – Search Analytics API Integration

by Patrick Hathaway @ URL Profiler

The data you can pull together in URL Profiler is almost everything you could ever need to make decisions on content – link metrics, social shares, visitor counts, indexation, duplicate content, mobile-friendly, readability scores, even PageRank! (for those that still insist on using it…) But there has always been one thing missing – ranking data. […]

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URL Structure In SEO - Static Vs Dynamic - TechWyse 'Rise to the Top' Blog

URL Structure In SEO - Static Vs Dynamic - TechWyse 'Rise to the Top' Blog


The TechWyse ‘Rise to the Top’ Internet Marketing Blog

URL means Uniform Resource Locator which refers to the web address that we enter into a browser to access any web page. Just like we have a...

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.

The post SearchCap: AdWords AMP landing pages, Google & Apple tracking & SEO mistakes appeared first on Search Engine Land.

How To Present SEO Report To Your Boss (or Clients)

by Joanne Chong @ SEOPressor – WordPress SEO Plugin

One of the most difficult things for those who work in SEO is explaining the SEO report to your clients just what it is that you are doing for them. SEO professionals are kind of like the bass player in a rock and roll group. You know they’re there, you know things sound right, but you’re never really sure if they are hitting the right notes or if they are just standing around collecting dew ...

Pricing

Pricing

by Marvin Russell @ How to Run a Successful SEO Company

I discuss what your hourly and monthly rates should be compared to other bigger and smaller SEO companies.

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Infographic: The ultimate guide to SEO-friendly URLs

Infographic: The ultimate guide to SEO-friendly URLs


Search Engine Land

Having an SEO-friendly URL structure can help search engines and users alike navigate your website more easily, potentially giving you an edge over the competition. To explain the basics, contributors John Lincoln and Brian Dean have put together this helpful infographic.

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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6 Google Tools You Need for SEO

by Wil @ Internet Marketing Team

Whether yourself a content marketer, an SEO, or an online marketer, our industry has a love/hate relationship with Google. Regardless of how you perceive it, Google always has a selection of free selection of tools at our disposal that provide useful data. Using them can pump up our digital marketing efforts. Unfortunately, Google has a […]

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“If I Link to Competitors, Will it Hurt My SEO?”

by John Locke @ Lockedown Design

Recently, I had a client ask me an intriguing question. I’m putting together an article explaining the difference between [two different things in their industry]. If I were to link to my competitors, will that help or hurt my search ranking? I suspect it will boost the competition, but no big deal. This is an

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A History of Famous Google Penalties

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Over the past 2 decades there have been a number of high profile Google search penalties. These penalties range from innocent mistakes, to blatant disregard

Keywords In URL's - SEO Tips & Expert Advice | seoWorks™

Keywords In URL's - SEO Tips & Expert Advice | seoWorks™


seoWorks

Finding a balance between targeting the keywords you need to appear on Page 1 for and not looking like you are trying too hard to users is a constant challenge.

URLs - SEO Best Practices

URLs - SEO Best Practices


Moz

Overuse of hyphens in URLs can be seen as spammy, so it’s best to use caution and limit hyphen use in URLs when possible.

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