I couldn’t actually do my job without it. The fact that data is backed up as it is added in real time is incredible and something I can’t live without. I’m quite comfortable with the formula side of things and it’s easy to set up a semi-automated reporting system using it. I can take a CSV from Moz Pro or SearchMetrics and turn it in to an easily readable spreadsheet with real time graphs, updating as the data is entered.
Lastly, I would use SEMRush for competitive analysis. This tool reveals a wealth of information that provides actionable insights. I’ll have admit that I don’t use this tool enough. But when I do, I am beyond grateful for its robust capabilities.
Having a meta description won’t necessarily improve your ranking on the SERP, but it is something you should definitely use before publishing an article as it can help increase your chances of a searcher clicking on your result.
Yup, I’m a fan of those tools as well. I tried to keep the list focused on pure SEO tools. Xenu Link Sleuth helps with SEO, but it’s not designed for SEO. Plus, as you alluded to, there are better tools out there that do the same thing.
Density aside, keyword research remains at the heart of any sound SEO strategy. Many tactics within SEO will rely on the keywords you choose to target and try ranking for. Whether you’re creating content on site, optimizing on-page aspects (covered below), or using the keywords for anchor text in backlinking (also covered below), the keywords you select will be used greatly.
Now, you can never quite predict what Google is to do. But by looking here you can look at a bigger picture and make an educated guess – kind of like bidding on FOREX – based on what’s been happening.
In the example below, when you click on the link with anchor “increase the intensity” you will be redirected to a page with-in the website to find out more information on how to increase the intensity of an exercise.
Just go to Settings > Permalinks and select Post Name or Month and Name. Do this long before adding content to your blog to avoid broken links. If you had no idea, broken links are bad business for SEO, and if you’d like to learn more, Elegant Themes published a great post on why you should never use the default permalinks setting.
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This is great info. I know nothing about SEO and trying to learn. My site fell from #1 on google for over 2 years to non existent in a matter of months…. How or why does this happen? My business is soon to be out of business 🙁
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.
Title Tags: Title tags are the blue, clickable links found in search results. Use the keyword each webpage is built around in the title tag to show search engines and search users what the page topic is. However, avoid using too many keywords in your title tags, as this can result in a penalty. A good rule of thumb is to include a keyword, descriptive text about the page, and your business name. You should add your location as well if you’re a local business.
Once again, SEM works by putting your site in front of people who are searching for your services in search engines. If a potential customer reaches your website, pay per click ad services (such as through Google, Yahoo, and Bing) enable you to collect data on each click, such as
You’re living GOD of SEO. What you’re sharing is gold stuff. This is one of the best if not the best ever seo techniques that i read in a very long time. I follow a lot of authority seo bloggers but you provide a list these techniques that is new to me.
So I gave taking the decision to remove alltop from the process and use searching for x best ‘niche’ blogs. It’s not perfect but Google at the moment is doing a good job of ranking quality publishers near the top.
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