Log File and Traffic Analysis Your site’s log files contain a wealth of information about the effectiveness of your web site marketing programs. With your log files, you can learn how your visitors are finding your site, what search terms they are using to find it, and which are the best sources of traffic for your site.
Just to clarify how that particular list is done – we basically have an anonymous group of industry professionals (in-house folks, agencies, bloggers, the lot) who will watch for particular excellent work/companies. When they find one, they submit it to a list and every few months, a survey is taken by the anonymous members.
Statistics on consumer mobile usage and adoption to inform your mobile marketing strategy mobile site design and app development “Mobile to overtake fixed Internet access by 2014” was the huge headline summarising the bold prediction from 2008 by Mary Meeker, an …..
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Likewise, there are a lot of sections in the dashboard which provides information about your site and the related issues. The tool also guides you to fix the errors so that all of your required pages are indexed thus appearing on the result pages.
39. Hubspot Academy – This may not be about SEO directly, but it does cover the broader topic: online marketing. If you want to excel at SEO, you should strive to be the best marketer you can be. Hubspot has a real academy with real teachers, and if you’re lucky enough to live in Massachusetts, you can actually attend a class. If not, check out their Customer Projects, which help you practice techniques of blog post optimization, or content offer – these basically tell you what to do in order to, well… do marketing and consumer outreach. For more targeted information, you can register and download their free ebook, Learning SEO From the Experts, or browse to your heart’s content through their vast Marketing Library.
But since our objective is to rank higher and higher in Google (and Bing and Yahoo!), how do we create unique and valuable content that’s not meant to attract or “trick” the now-smarter search engine spiders? The simple answer is you should never look into creating content for search engines. Instead, create content for your human readers, and search engines will follow. Trhrefy your best to provide valuable content because…
Another substantial consideration is whether or not you’d like your firm to be local so you can have face-to-face conversations and meetings. Lehmann-Haupt says, “I would start the search by Googling ‘New York SEO firms’ and looking for online reviews.”
A VERY in-depth site audit tool. If there’s a potential SEO issue with your site (like a broken link or a title tag that’s too long), Site Condor will identify it. Even I was a bit overwhelmed with the issues it found at first. Fortunately, the tool comes packed with a “View Recommendations” button that tells you how to fix any problems that it finds.
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The second last paragraph for Richard Conway just ends mid sentence. I also noticed other minor errors with copy further up. Please fix this because it’s been a good read up until this point and if I was someone who wasn’t already aware of your reputation, I’d be questioning your credibility, because as a reader, if I see a business who doesn’t make the effort to ensure their copy is in order, I automatically assume their level of effort with regard to their service/product is going to be the same.
1. Screaming Frog – Not surprising I am sure but this is such a flexible tool. From checking that sites have correctly implemented tags sitewide to getting a good high level overview of all SEO elements a Screaming Frog crawl is usually the very first thing I will look at.
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Matt Cutts, Google’s most visible search engine optimization guru, has said there are more than 200 variables in the Google algorithm. Don’t expect to find an explanation of all 200 here — because I don’t know them. (That’s why Google is full of Ph.Ds.) But I have helped a number of Websites get to the No. 1 search result. How? By following simple rules. What I have learned about Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other search engines over the last 15 years could fill my Starbucks Venti cup. Lots of so-called SEO experts will swear they know enough to fill a swimming pool. Don’t buy it — they’re overselling their expertise and even if they aren’t, you don’t need to know enough to fill a swimming pool. Search engine optimization is something every small business can do on its own with the help of a few simple rules.
I read your post on my mobile phone while on a bus travel and it stirred me due to the fact that I’ve been doing SEO lately the poor man’s way like blog commenting, Social bookmarking, forum signature, directory submission, etc. I don’t know if any of these things still work today since I’ve been practicing them since 2008. These 25 SEO tactics that you have shared got my interest. Actually I planning to make a new site right now after reading this one. I found out that maybe I’ve been doing a lot of spamming lately that my site is still not ranking on my desired keywords. And also, you have pointed out that it is not just by means of Keyword planner that we will be able to get keywords since there are others like, as what you have said, the wikipedia and the like. I am planning to make use of this article as my guide in starting a new one. I bookmarked it… honestly.. 🙂 And since I have read a lot of articles regarding SEO tips from other sites, I can compare them to your tactics and this is more interesting and exciting. I want to build a quality site that can make me generate income for long years. THANK YOU FOR BEING GENEROUS WITH YOUR KNOWLEDGE. I will try to communicate with you through email and I hope you can coach me Brian. .. please.. 🙂
It’s anonymous, so no one can actively pitch the group members. While it’s certainly not as scalable as other methodologies, we’ve found it keeps quality high. However, it does mean that we list a lot of folks who are overwhelmed with existing work and often may not reply to inquiries (which I know is a frustration, as mentioned in the comment above). That said, we think it’s the right bias to have.
According to an August 2015 study on the future of SEO by Moz Inc., a Seattle-based SEO consulting company, the most important factors for SEO impact next year will be mobile-friendliness, which will increase in impact by 88%; analysis of a page’s perceived value (up 81%); usage data such as dwell time (up 67%); and readability and design (up 67%). SEO factors that the study reported will decrease in impact are the effectiveness of paid links (down 55%) and the influence of anchor text (down 49%).
Any good search engine marketing firm will keep their eye on penalties. This is one you need to be aware of. In this article we discuss the new interstitial penalty that is now live in Google. However, there is also another penalty coming out soon. That is called the mobile first penalty. Our SEO firm has specific strategies for dealing with this issue. For example, we recommend using responsive design if possible, fast pages, utilizing AMP and having a navigation that links to all your pages. These are recommendations that come straight from Google and our knowledge. While mobile subdomains and vary http header will still be options, their technical configurations may change.
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When I read good article I like to make sure I thank the writer, so thank you. Your article is well-written (of course) and just what I like to read. Thanks for sharing such a nice list of free tools.
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HARO works based on a simple system. Once you log into the service and provide the necessary information, you will receive three messages daily with media opportunity. As you find a suitable partner for yourself on the other side, you can provide them with a quote, answers to their question and other information, which leads to a mutual relationship that is beneficial for both the parties. This can help you get a lot of cheap but effective publicity and marketing.
43. Market Motive SEO and Digital Courses – Market Motive offers a complete set of online courses that can be taken individually, or at team level. What’s more, you can choose between a (cheaper) self-paced learning approach, or a more comprehensive coached online classroom with the advantage of direct feedback from your teachers. Although these course can cost a pretty penny, they’re well worth considering if you’re looking for a serious career in SEO, and a thorough, practical knowledge base on the subject.
17. Start a blog and participate with other related blogs. Search engines, Google especially, love blogs for the fresh content and highly-structured data. Beyond that, there’s no better way to join the conversations that are already taking place about your industry and/or company. Reading and commenting on other blogs can also increase your exposure and help you acquire new links. Related bonus tip: Put your blog at yourdomain.com/blog so your main domain gets the benefit of any links to your blog posts. If that’s not possible, use blog.yourdomain.com.
The most common form of organic SEM is search engine optimization (SEO). SEO refers to a variety of techniques designed to help your website rank higher in search engine results. Optimizing your website involves doing a little bit of research on what keywords or phrases your customers or potential customers are searching for when they are looking for your products or services online. It then involves writing web content using those keywords in a way that is both easy for search engines to pick up but still readable and pleasant for your website visitors.
72. The Noob Guide to Link Building – Michael King (or MyCool King, as he likes to dub himself) is a well-known SEO and blogger, and here he comes with a definitive piece on link building, in an article written for the Moz Blog. The piece is very actionable, offering step by step methods for link building, and ideas for content creation that attracts links or at least gives you a good chance at successfully asking for them.
3. #journorequest or Gorkana – the majority of the work we do is on the digital PR and content strategy and creation side and we would be lost without access to both of these tools as they make it much easier to find the right influencers to pitch ideas into.
Ad campaigns can, and should in many cases, focus on similar products or services. For example, if you run a hardware store, one ad campaign could focus exclusively on autumnal products such as leaf blowers, rakes, and leaf bags, whereas another might focus on power tools and so on.
156. Search Engine Optimization Bible (second edition) – In this book by Jerry L. Ledford, you will learn about search engine basics, SEO strategies and optimizing search strategies, maintaining SEO at a successful level, and much more. It doesn’t get any more in depth than this. While the book was written in 2009, most of the information found here is still relevant, since it focuses on introducing you into the world of search engine optimization and offers a stable structure to evolve off of.