Digital experiments: Channel testing and keywords

By spring 2013, Facebook and Google+ added hashtags. Content quality can affect your campaign in a number of different ways; content quality can indirectly affect the strength of your link, it can affect which publishers accept you, and it can even determine whether your link stays in place or gets …

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Beginner's guide to web portals

If you have a large website, or one that features a large amount of dynamic data, like an ecommerce website, find ways to semantically code your tags. Give every page a unique title ? this might seem daunting when trying to scale across hundreds or thousands of pages, but CMS and …

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Types of site changes brought on by plugins

Effective marketing demands it. Keep the structure, navigation and URL structure of your site simple enough for search engines to follow. Remember that search engines cannot parse your navigation if it's using flash or javascript. If you're waiting to get some backlinks organically from other bloggers then you should stop …

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The death of user generated content

In practice, most directories have an internal search facility and use back-up info from one or more of the search engine indexes; and many search engines incorporate site details from one or more of the directory databases. Is the author of your content a recognized expert in your field? Then …

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Building a strong online presence isn't easy

With businesses becoming global and going online, the Yellow Pages and Telemarketers have become archaic search methods. Many webmasters overuse certain keywords on their site (socalled keyword stuffing) and underuse related keywords. Human readers find such pages irritating and Google's spam filters look for these unnatural patterns and penalize them …

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Repurpose old link research

Cloaking refers to an attempt to boost search result rankings by serving different content to Googlebot than to regular users. This causes problems such as less relevant results (pages appear in search results even though their content is actually unrelated to what users see/want), so Google takes cloaking very …

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Unlocking the mystery of 301 redirects

Think of it like a roadmap that makes it easier for search engines to crawl and index your site. There are some tools and strategies we can use here to make sure we get a good selection of keywords together. When users come back, this means more traffic and clicks …

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Finding Long Tail Keywords

However, keywords still have a power of their own, giving you shorter, more precise phrases to work with, more trackable results, and generally higher potential volume. Use bullet lists. You need to look at your website's analytics to see what actually happens there. You want people to trust in your …

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The mysterious world of doorway sites

Keywords also help to define what your content is all about. The first benefit you'll likely notice is the money you'll save by doing things yourself. It occurs during any stage in the communication process. In turn, you might perhaps do better in Search.

Be mindful of site submissions

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Hidden facts about sitemaps

The problem is compounded on mobile devices, since Internet speeds are usually much lower, so you'll have to do double duty here. Vertical search is the term people sometimes use for specialty or niche search engines that focus on a limited data set. Examples of vertical search solutions provided by …

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Make LSI a priority

Duplicate content is your website's worst enemy. Google is very serious about penalizing websites with duplicate content, descriptions or titles. I never block Google from working out my own content. When beginning an advertising program, deciding whether to use an in-house advertising group or an external advertising agency constitutes the …

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Turn your analysis into a high performing machine

When content is optimized for SEO before it goes live on the web, it will be prepared for searchers and rank higher on the SERP from the moment of publication. This makes it incredibly hard to attribute what is working and not working on campaigns. An advertising agency might have …

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Short Story: The truth about doorway sites

Keywords and link building are no longer as impactful as they once were; now, it's all about creating valuable content. Google and other search engines are switching gears to focus on the relevance of the information you provide on your site. The "bots" that determine your site's search engine ranking …

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Make Your Website More Friendly to Search Engines by considering webmaster tools

Functionally, growth hacking means exploiting search engine weakness - not human weakness - but philosophically it means identifying advancement and revenue opportunities quickly. Google has several bots: Googlebot (desktop), Googlebot (mobile), Googlebot Video, Googlebot Images, Googlebot News. For most websites, the Googlebots for desktop and mobile are the most important bots. In …

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Make it sufficiently broad in terms of web crawlers

Every time a search engine finds your website next to your competitors, it tells them that your company is in a related niche. The more searches and hits your website will receive, the higher it will eventually be placed in a search engines 'rankings', meaning that it will appear at …

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Small but important things to observe about html

Developing a website that appeals to the audience in each country will be a key task. According to a study, the average click through rate (CTR) for a website with a number one ranking was just over 21% and the second position's CTR was just over 10%. This scenario is …

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Is the use of temporary cloaking judged to be good practice?

The audience, mostly people with long experience in direct marketing, sat with either amused or annoyed expressions. Focus on publishing compelling, quality content that is uniquely different and more valuable than anything else out there. That usually means it's long-form content. So, we focus on creating what we call "keyword …

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Understand Why Keyword Stuffing is Bad

Also remember to get ahead of your competitors. The Meta Author tag is optional to use for your website but we know that Google is using this tag to pass authority to specific content, influencing it's ranking in search results. Initially, your page rankings could be in a state of …

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Learn to do anchor text like a pro

Understanding media viewing habits in international markets constitutes an important part of a successful SEO program. Are they keywords related to my lead-generating content? Community hijacking involves finding online communities that are made up of your target market, or people that can reach your target market so that you can …

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Let's follow gateway sites best practise

Refusal to accept failure is where expensive mistakes happen, mainly because they are unnecessarily prolonged. Social media services like Twitter and LinkedIn are currently being indexed by most major search engines. I'm going to show you how to make sure that Google and other major search engines are reading the …

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This year will be the year of keyword stuffing

In addition to storing the content of each page, Google also stores how its crawlers arrived on the page. In other words, it remembers the pages and websites that were linking to it. A link from one site to another is like a vote or endorsement for the credibility of …

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The latest trends in trust rank

At the same time, you also need to consider something called 'LSI' or 'Latent Semantic Indexing'. This is basically a fancy term that explains how Google now understands actual meaning rather than just looking to match words. The way it does this is at least partly by looking for synonyms …

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Why I hate quality

But would you rather set up your storefront on a backstreet in Davenport, Iowa or right in the middle of Times Square? Search engines are the key to making your site more than a fading mirage in the desert. Consider adding this to your terms when working with affiliates and …

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Avoid buzzwords and technical jargon

Use SEO strategies to build online visibility. Research your target audience - If you've ever tried to do anything in the dark, then you obviously know how difficult it can be - trying to do SEO without knowing who your target audience is, or what they want, is the exactly same. Google …

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How do you feel about link research now?

One hundred percent of searchers look at the first organic result, whereas only 50 percent look at the first paid result. One approach to avoiding thin content is to pay attention to page word count. Add internal links to the taxonomies the post belongs to Perhaps that's where the biggest …

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Boost site speed and utilise URLs

On Linux you can have a.html, A.html, a.Html, and a.HTML all residing in the same folder as different files. Instead of Internet-based churn and burn we'll be focusing on building equity in the Internet. So if you see some highly-paid SEO consultant telling you to use …

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Tell me more about page impressions

The person who has the responsibility of managing the homepage's search performance should also have some level of influence. An SEO keyword is a popular search term your core audience looks for on a regular basis. One issue often cited by those who believe links aren't as important to SEO …

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Go the extra SEO mile

It is important that you do not misrepresent what is on the page. One hundred percent of searchers look at the first organic result, whereas only 50 percent look at the first paid result. The VALS (Values and Lifestyles) typology categorizes respondents into eight different groups based on resources and …

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Clear and unbiased facts about ROI

Targeting the keywords to rank in first page of search engine optimization is really a big task. It's not same for all type of keywords. It's depend on the type of keyword, type of services you offer and the competition of particular keyword. Like many of the other parts of …

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