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What’s in a URL and How it Affects SEO

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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Is Your Site Discouraging Links?

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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Why You Need to Target High CTR Keywords

Traffic generation for a website is easier when you’re targeting the right keywords. Finding the right keywords is always a balancing act of cost versus effectiveness. Clients always want to know how to select the right keywords to maximize traffic while limiting their cost. Optimizing for click-through rate (CTR) varies depending on whether you’re focusing […]

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6 Google Tools You Need for SEO

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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SEO Trends for 2017

People live in an era where it is possible to use several options to access information and make critical buying decisions online. Most of these options are constantly changing day in day out. Therefore, it is important for businesses to keep up with these changes. In 2016, we saw a lot of changes in SEO […]

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How to SEO for Digital Assistants

With digital personal assistants, including offerings such as Google Home and the Amazon Echo, becoming more common, a new challenge is beginning to emerge for people in the SEO industry. These assistants conduct web searches like any other device, but unlike computers or mobile systems, there isn’t a brutal competition to make it to the […]

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SEO on a Budget Works Over Time

Search Engine Optimization and Budget Limitations Search engine optimization (SEO) is a necessary component of success in the digital age. If you want to market your business on the Internet, SEO practices should be a priority for you. Budgeting for SEO can often be highly intimidating to business owners. Efficient and effective SEO strategies can […]

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How to Rank for Local Search Today

Having the right SEO strategy is important for any business, but it is especially crucial for small businesses. Local businesses must appeal to people in their service area, emphasizing the importance of local search marketing. However, to ensure your business ranks for local search, you will need to create a specific SEO strategy. How is a local […]

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The New Penguin Focuses On Links

Penguin 4.0 has recently been introduced by Google to further combat web spam. If you’ve seen a drop in your rankings, then that’s a sign that your backlinks have lost their value. That’s also a sign that you need some better links. Here are some factors that determine what’s exactly a good backlink with the […]

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Tackling Duplicate Content for Your SEO

Duplicate content is an issue that can inadvertently affect your website. This can happen even if you aren’t trying to manipulate the search engine results pages by using sneaky blackhat techniques. Let’s discuss some actionable ways you can tackle duplicate content to improve your SEO. What Is Duplicate Content? Google is the ultimate authority on what […]

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Picking the Perfect Domain Name

When you were young, picking the perfect IM name was as simple as slapping your birth year and several “x’s” together and calling it a day. A domain name is little more sophisticated than that. To provide some guidance on the decision, Moz’s Rand Fishkin provides expert advice to avoid choosing poorly. Think About Your Brand One […]

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Easy SEO Hacks for Everyone

Search engine optimization (SEO) is practically a foreign language. If you do not know the first thing about SEO, we compiled a list of a few basic SEO hacks to get you started. Even if you know a few things, you may need some inexpensive tips to help you jumpstart your SEO campaign. How do […]