Are search volumes affected by comment spam

The impact to Google is minimal but does help with your overall optimization efforts and click through rate as search terms are highlighted on search results. Why does trust matter so much? Crowdsourcing offers an alternative to creating commercials in-house or hiring an external advertising agency. Recently, I came across …

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Be mindful of page rank

Look at how your landing pages have performed since the launch of RankBrain to see if there are any correlations between user engagement metrics (such as time on page, bounce rate, and so on) and your SEO rankings. Take it from Google themselves: sites that aren't mobile-friendly or don't have …

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Concentrate on actionable ROI

Remember, real SEO takes time. Companies that claim they are able to get you results in a few weeks are likely engaging in unethical practices like buying links, linking to low quality or irrelevant websites, or spamming comments. These shady business practices can result in a slight boost for a …

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Does the Yahoo indexer really care about white hat SEO

Making a site that is engaging for users but performs well in Google Search requires combining specific server and client side technologies. Think MySpace.com. Many companies start their online business presence by buying a domain name (a name for their website, often one close to their business name) and …

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Its all about forums

Technical SEO is the basic foundation of any site. While it might not have a direct relation to page/site ranking, it supports all the other components and must be done with a lot of care. How often did you leave a website because it took too long to open …

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Lets look at our approach to offsite SEO

A website redesign presents the perfect opportunity for you to analyze your backlinks and remove the shady ones. If you use Google Webmaster Tools, you'll see a "manual penalty" appear if Google detects one of these low-quality links. You'll then have the option to make such links "no follows" so …

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Natural language processing using canonical URLs

Fully optimizing for user intent requires an understanding of how your potential customers buy via your inbound marketing channels. As a result, make sure that you have identified these sales funnels as they are crucial for capitalizing on optimizing your website for user intent in search. When users add products …

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One element of your strategy should look at widgets

Do not spam people to build backlinks for yourself. Search engines will also punish you if your name is attached to spamming complaints or if you operate your website anonymously. SEO isn't an option for small businesses today. When a potential customer searches for your product or service and you're …

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Pay attention to link building

Opening paragraphs shouldn't be longer than one or two sentences. Make sure the thing you're writing about is mentioned in the first sentence (i.e. your focus keyword or phrase). I like to bold the first paragraph to make it distinct. If you can't create informative blog posts, which are …

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Reasons that marketers love mobile search

Google started penalizing mobile unfriendly sites in 2015. And they're likely crack down even more in the future. If you want to make your site mobile-friendly, I recommend Responsive Design. Even those who are know about SEO may have difficulty executing their SEO strategies to produce the desired affect. The …

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The untapped goldmine of search queries

A good or service tied to a relatively universal value, such as patriotism, helps the firm take advantage of the linkage and present the product in a positive manner. It's no surprise that customers are tired of being sold to, particularly across the internet. Good sitemaps help humans to find …

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Wait. Is cloaking really that simple?

Essentially, the higher CTR you have, and the more user experience your site receives, the higher the Google rankings. It appears that when attempting to improve search engine ranking for a web-site, a position in the top six of the search engine results page has never been more important. Even …

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