Most people have no idea what a good CTR really is. In this article, we dive deep into click-through rates and even analyze them by industry. When it comes to search engine marketing, a good CTR makes all the difference, so this is one post you are going to want to read.
Bottom Line: KWFinder.com is the go-to SEO tool for keyword research and investigation. While its narrow focus and lack of broader feature set preclude it from garnering an Editors’ Choice, KWfinder is a…
Would you like to rank highly in Google for the phrase ‘WordPress themes’ or ‘WordPress plugins’? A tool such as Google AdWords Keyword Planner can help you to determine the competitiveness of your terms as well as derive keyword alternatives to use in your content. You can also use Google Analytics to check the keywords people are using to find your website. Your WordPress site statistics is another a source of keyword ideas.
Another great tool I’ve been using the past few months is Copyleaks.com it’s a great way to be notified if someone has created duplicate content of anything you have written. Super easy to use and effective plans!
Some products are almost identical but exist in different colors or sizes. If not handled right, listing them can be considered duplicate content, which causes bad rankings and cannibalization between the different product variants. Products may rank for the wrong keywords (blue jeans rank for searches on red jeans). Adam Audette goes deeper into the nuances in this excellent report.
Replace example.com with your domain name. The above code will redirect all yoursite.com and www.yoursite.com requests to http://www.yoursite.com, meaning search engines won’t be confused. You can also use a technique known as URL canonicalization as explained by Matt Cutts.
Want to know if your 301 redirects are set up correctly? Or how about canonical URLs? Or maybe you’re not sure if your robots.txt files are blocking Google from indexing your pages. HeadMasterSEO lets you check these potential issues on huge lists of URLs with ease.
All the tips are great, although i have some doubts about tip 16. I believe that in Google algorithm, a group of links that are common in almost all the pages (menu links) must be treated in a different way. This group of links can be used to identify the site main areas, for instance.
Unlike many smaller, less established SEO firms, SEO Agency’s digital strategists have the capabilities and expertise to organise multi-faceted campaigns designed to achieve your desired outcome, whether it includes SEO, or a combination of online marketing strategies and services.
Hello Brian, really such an informative article and is more meaningful as you provided screen shots. I have noticed that articles with images bring more value to understand the things. I have just started my career in this industry and thus keep looking for some good articles/blogs that are meaningful and help me to implement tips in my work apart from my seniors instructions. I guess this was I can prove them about my caliber 🙂
The reports generated by the Google Analytics gives the detailed information about the visitors to the websites including their region, device type, age, browser used and many more. For this purpose, the owner has to add the tracking code of Google analytics to every page of the website.
I want build some gaming review site and want to target some major country like AU, UK, FR, US so i want to know before writing article on games that if this game is famous in this country. How many local searched per month.
6 of the best SEO tools to make sure your on-page SEO is optimized Implementing SEO Services for clients in a wide array of industries, I’ve learned to utilize some amazing tools for on-page SEO – and how much of …..
When a search engine user in the targeted area searches for the keywords or keyphrases that you chose, your ad enters an immediate online auction. Your ad is displayed when it matches bid and relevancy criteria, so you want to make sure that you have an appropriate budget size, and that you are bidding on keyphrases relevant to your products/services (such as those indicated on your website or landing page). You are not charged when your ad is displayed, but rather when someone clicks on your ad to take further action.
nTopic is a “content relevancy” tool. In other words, it scans your content and gives you suggestions to make your post more SEO-friendly. Comes with a WordPress plugin that’s helpful for quickly analyzing and updating your content to boost its on-page SEO.
The terms SEO experts often start with are page authority (PA) and domain authority (DA). DA, a concept in fact coined by Moz, is a 100-point scale that predicts how well a website will rank on search engines. PA is the modern umbrella term for what started as Google’s original PageRank algorithm, developed by co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google still uses PageRank internally but has gradually stopped supporting the increasingly irrelevant metric, which it now rarely updates. PA is the custom metric each SEO vendor now calculates independently to gauge and rate (again, on a scale of 100) the link structure and authoritative strength of an individual page on any given domain. There is SeO industry debate as to the validity of PA and DA, and how influence the PageRank algorithm still holds in Google results (more on that in a bit), but outside of Google’s own analytics, they’re the most widely accepted metrics out there.
What does it mean to have a holistic approach to content marketing and SEO? Since that’s precisely what Lee Odden calls for in his new book, that’s exactly what I asked him in this episode of Marketing Smarts. more
Google’s algorithm changes can take a toll on your rankings without you even know. It updates daily, and whenever significant updates are rolled out, various websites get hit. While sites show a significant improvement in their rankings, other websites get hit drastically. This is where Barracuda comes to your rescue. Released by a London based security company, it lets you know how your site is impacted by the algorithm changes if any.
Quality content is the number one driver of your search engine rankings and there is no substitute for great content. Quality content created specifically for your intended user increases site traffic, which improves your site’s authority and relevance.
122. Headline Analyzer – Writing good, luring titles is a key element to getting people to read your content. This tool from Coschedule analyzes your title in terms of word balance and grammar, gives you character and word count, shows you how the title will appear in SERPs or e-mail newsletters, and provides insightful pointers on how to improve.
Shoplet aimed to enhance their website design and structure to provide a better customer experience and drive increased conversions.To achieve this they utilized Google Analytics insights and Google Website Optimizer experiments.
One other strategy I discovered just yesterday is when you promote a product or server to make sure to mention the creator when you share your blog posts on social media. I’ll see how this will pan out.
One of the things we’ve found to be very important, and more bloggers seem to have found this, is that an RSS subscribe button is very important, as is offering a way to subscribe by e-mail. We offer a weekly e-mail subscribe options, using MailChimp, and have found that people tend to click through on those the most.
A mobile friendly web site is optimized for viewing on the mobile browser (i.e. Chrome on android or Safari on iPhone). A native android (iPhone or Windows Mobile app) is an application that can be downloaded from the mobile markets (Google Play or Apple Store). I will cover this with more details in another post but for SEO purposes you must provide a mobile friendly version for your users coming through mobile browsers.
It can be impossibly frustrating to put a ton of time and money into building your brand and its site, only to realize that you aren’t even ranking on the first page yet…or the first three pages, for that matter.
The Ahrefs backlink checker crawls four billion web pages every twenty-four hours and updates the index in fifteen-minute increments, ensuring the freshest data is available to you at all times. Use the Site Explorer to monitor the backlinks of any URL and gain valuable SEO metric information.
11. Use a unique and relevant title and meta description on every page. The page title is the single most important on-page SEO factor. It’s rare to rank highly for a primary term (2-3 words) without that term being part of the page title. The meta description tag won’t help you rank, but it will often appear as the text snippet below your listing, so it should include the relevant keyword(s) and be written so as to encourage searchers to click on your listing. Related bonus tip: You can ignore the Keywords meta tag, as no major search engine today supports it.
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Cool Feature: “Page Levels” reveals pages that are deep down in your site’s architecture (jn other words, several clicks away from your homepage). Pages that are lots of clicks from your homepage are sometimes hard to get indexed. So this helpful feature can help you find these pages…and bring these pages closer to your homepage.