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Review your link building and development strategy...

Review your link building and development strategy

Article Written by : Deka Design Link building is a tough and time-consuming process that does not show results for weeks or months. That is why a link building campaign is a long-term affair that you should plan out. Just as with any campaign, it is important to have a strategy in place and review it at the end of each cycle. The ideal time to conduct a review and plan out a strategy for the year ahead is at the end of the year when companies shut down for the holidays. The first step is to conduct an SEO audit of the site. The audit might explain why additional...

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Using Xenu to Scan and Fix Link Issues...

Whether they realize it or not, most websites have a lot of broken links. These links are both internal and external. It is important for both user experience and seo reasons that these broken links need to be identified and fixed. In addition there has to be a mechanism in place to regularly find and fix these broken links. This is where the Xenu link sleuth app comes in. A handy windows app that will scan your entire website and check for both internal and external links. It will then flag any broken links in its report. The scan itself can take sometime, with larger sites taking much longer,...

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What it takes to get a top position in Google: Three top ranking signals...

The Google ranking algorithm has around 200 individual signals with different weights for each. Fortunately, most of those signals affect the ranking of pages in very subtle ways. SEO is not about getting everything right; it is about producing the content and promotion that tells Google that your content is useful to the searcher. Several industry studies show that significant changes to rankings are possible with just a few signals. Links It should not come as a surprise that links are still the top indicator of a page’s popularity and relevance. Patents show that Google calculates a link score which is a combination of the quality score of every...

Using Xenu to Scan and Fix Link Issues...

Whether they realize it or not, most websites have a lot of broken links. These links are both internal and external. It is important for both user experience and seo reasons that these broken links need to be identified and fixed. In addition there has to be a mechanism in place to regularly find and fix these broken links. This is where the Xenu link sleuth app comes in. A handy windows app that will scan your entire website and check for both internal and external links. It will then flag any broken links in its report. The scan itself can take sometime, with larger sites taking much longer, but the report will highlight any link related issues...

posted on: Jun 19, 2018 | author: admin

Two daily growth tactics that every business should do...

Article Written by : Social Media Power There are hundreds of growth tactics, used by businesses every day. The problem is that most of without trying out any of them, there is no way of knowing if it will work. It is possible that none of those “guaranteed” growth tactics will work for you. However, a few tactics work repeatedly that many new businesses ignore. These are two of the easiest to implement: Automated drip emails Everyone who signs up for a new service knows the introductory email. Then the follow-up mail and so on. This is an automated email drip. Thousands of users will get the same mail, asking the same questions as they sign up. With...

Two daily growth tactics that every business should do
posted on: May 2, 2018 | author: admin

What it takes to get a top position in Google: Three top ranking signals...

The Google ranking algorithm has around 200 individual signals with different weights for each. Fortunately, most of those signals affect the ranking of pages in very subtle ways. SEO is not about getting everything right; it is about producing the content and promotion that tells Google that your content is useful to the searcher. Several industry studies show that significant changes to rankings are possible with just a few signals. Links It should not come as a surprise that links are still the top indicator of a page’s popularity and relevance. Patents show that Google calculates a link score which is a combination of the quality score of every incoming link and the number of links. From what...

posted on: Apr 5, 2018 | author: admin

Important voice search ranking factors...

Google Home and the Google Assistant are making inroads in the home smart speaker market. As a result, it is also a big part of SEO and marketers are working to understand how to get information to the Assistant. Here are some of the key findings from a recent study that looks at 10,000 Google Home responses and compared the data to desktop search results. Page speed looks to be one of the most important factors. Voice search results almost always came from faster loading pages. It is not surprising considering how much Google pushes webmasters to focus on page load speeds. When it comes to authority, Google looks more at domain authority than page authority for voice...

Important voice search ranking factors
posted on: Feb 16, 2018 | author: admin

Google dedicates team to improving WordPress performance...

posted on: Jan 10, 2018 | author: admin

Google is on a mission to improve the size, performance, and speeds of anything on the web. Google built AMP for mobile pages and is pushing page speed as a key ranking factor to encourage webmasters to treat loading times as a critical benchmark. Still, progress is slow, and the majority of the web still takes more than a few seconds to load. How do you get more websites to speed up? By focusing on the platforms that power most of them. WordPress has at least 59% of the CMS market, which means that almost a third of all websites. If you can improve WordPress performance at the core level, you will speed up a third of the web. There is a lot of cruft and bloat that WordPress has added over the years. Keeping an open-source project of that scale and size lean is difficult. Benchmarks show that...

Google My Business FAQ

Google My Business FAQ

posted on: Dec 9, 2017 | author: admin

Although the Google My Business offering is fairly simple, there are still nuances that the official documents do not address. Using Google My Business for your company should be one of the first actions you take. It is the easiest and fastest way to get your business in the search results for your locale. Here are some of the most common questions you see on GMB: When claiming a listing for a client, should I create a separate address? Whenever possible use the official email address and phones numbers of the client when claiming the business. Ask the client to make you a manager of the page. Before you do anything, make sure you get permission from the business owners to claim the business on their behalf. How do we update a menu for a restaurant if the online version is not up to date? When there is an...

2017 SEO Ranking Factors

2017 SEO Ranking Factors

posted on: Nov 13, 2017 | author: admin

Google made massive strides in the last year using machine learning to improve ranking and identification of spam. Google refines its ranking factors and is getting better and better at surfacing quality search results. Because of this rapid pace of improvement, what was once an important part of SEO just last year are no longer factors, with new signals like HTTPS getting prominence. A recent large-scale study made some interesting discoveries that affect the ranking factors this year: Security The study found that 65% of sites that occupied the top three positions for Google results are secure. Considering that HTTPS was only found on 18% of websites two years ago, it is a massive change. Google’s insistence on HTTPS has radically improved the security of most websites. Content The study also found that the length of the article correlated with how it ranked. Content that ranked in the same...

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