The worst advice I've heard about sitemaps

A canonical URL, sometimes referred to as a canonical tag, is an HTML attribute that tells search engines where to assign the search value, or link juice, for pages with duplicate or very similar content. URLs are great real estate for keywords. Add keywords to them so Google has an …

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Tell me more about webmaster tools

To speed up the process, they browse common areas, such as page headlines and image tags, for keywords that fit the context of a search query. To help Google find your site, you have to tell them where your site is. Geo-targeting represents a unique and attractive feature of mobile …

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Aligning your goals in relation to blogs

Saying your prayer before going to bed, in the hopes that Forbes or the Washington Post will link to you, won't get you anywhere. What are your brand's strengths? Thanks to plug-ins and add-ons like Yoast SEO, finding keywords is easier than ever. If you have large sections of duplicate …

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Self-publishing Parasite SEO based purely on white hat SEO

Yes, I said six months. Optimization involves making pages readable to search engines and emphasizing key topics related to your content. Basic optimization may involve nothing more than ensuring that a site does not unnecessarily become part of the invisible Web (the portion of the Web not accessible through Web …

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When auditing your site, take time to think about web 2.0

Add structured data markup in your website's code to include vital business information for Google to find and showcase. Advertisers will bid for ad placement, which means a business will show amongst a search engines sponsored links. Some advertisers emphasize the principles present in variability theory, which suggests that variable …

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Winning marketing strategies for canonical URLs

Studies have found that click-through rates, conversion rates, and revenue are all higher when both organic and paid listings appear for a search. Customers now use mobile devices to research potential business partners before converting on a product or service. They check out the business's website, read blog content, and …

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Difficult things about user generated content

Here's a fun fact about humans: we enjoy thinking about problems even more than solving them. It's why informative content doesn't encourage much engagement from users. We really only need time, experience, and research to help identify thin and duplicate content and make them better. Repeat customers who trust you …

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Wait. Is ROI really that simple?

95% of the U.S. Internet browsing population accesses search engines each month. Furthermore, the U.S. online population makes an average of 37 search engine visits per person per month. Search engines use links to crawl the web. Crawlers will flow from links between the internal individual pages on …

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Give visitors what they want

But by 2010, people used five million hashtags daily so Twitter began to index them. If time is not a factor, that's all the more reason to use SEO. Sitelinks can be a little bit of a double-edged sword: even if you can get Google to display them, they might …

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What everyone ought to know about comment spam

Americans conduct more than 20 billion online searches a month, and worldwide, we type into a search box 131 billion times monthly. That's 29 million searches per minute. (Google alone receives more than 1 billion unique visitors per month.) Search engines track searcher behavior, and by looking at what searchers …

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Answered - your burning questions about duplication

Most modern SEO agencies will continue to proclaim that content is king (and in my opinion, it truly is). But being king is nothing without a kingdom. Like a tree falling with nobody around to hear it, good content with nobody around to read it is useless. At first, you …

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