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If you want to be a successful SEO, it’s a great idea to imitate your peers who are ranking sites and making their clients happy. After all, the reason that many SEOs are successful is that they’ve cultivated professional habits that other SEOs haven’t. So what are those habits? Here are a few of them. 1. They study the news and strategy like crazy Few things change more than SEO.
SEO is a complicated discipline. There are many components to it, and best practices change from time to time. Add to that the fact that Google updates its algorithm frequently, causing ranking shifts that are known to make digital marketers lose sleep. Additionally, Google often releases new technologies that offer alternative ways to rank.
When it comes to URL structure and SEO, there can be a lot of confusion and debate. To help, Brian Dean, Founder of Backlinko and I, CEO of Ignite Visibility, compiled tips drawn from commonly shared wisdom and accepted advice. From URL length to keyword usage to canonical issues to folders to status codes, it’s all listed in this infographic. We hope you enjoy this resource.
You’re about to launch your new website. You have a fantastic idea/product and a great team. You understand the basics of SEO. But you think you cannot do SEO without a live site. It is impossible, right? Actually… no! It is more than possible. In fact, it is critical. Way too often, website owners fail to do pre-launch SEO. This results in a poor index of their site.
When you’re new to search engine optimization, you are going to make more mistakes than a seasoned pro. It is a complicated line of work, and you really cannot be good until you have significant experience. Often, you won’t even know that you are making a mistake when you make it. There is just so much to know in the field and so much history.
Every self-respecting search engine optimization (SEO) professional wants backlinks because they help improve a website’s search engine rankings. However, not all backlinks are good. Some can actually get you into trouble with Google. When that happens, you’ll need a recovery plan. In this article, we’ll look at bad backlinks and how you can recover from them so that your we ...
Are you struggling to rank some keywords that should be easy? Are you having trouble attracting an audience to your site, even though you think you’re offering some great information? If so, then maybe you should consider adding more long-form content. To put it succinctly, long-form content can make you look like more of an expert in your field, increase the likelihood of e ...
Bing has generally been great to SEOs and webmasters, and nowhere is this more apparent than with Bing Webmaster Tools. In many ways, Bing Webmaster Tools is actually more advanced — and caters more to SEO professionals — than its Google counterpart, Google Search Console. For this, I give them a round of applause.
Black hat social media is emerging quickly and spawning a new era of web spam. This affects the social media sites themselves, the users, and the businesses utilizing the site for marketing. While many people are starting to recognize this trend, there is a dearth of information on how black hat social media influences search engine optimization (SEO). So let's open up the topic.
In this post, we cover the basics of negative search engine optimization (SEO) and look at what you can do to fight negative SEO link spam. This being a hot topic in the industry, I encourage readers to comment at the end of the article. What Is Negative SEO? First, let's take a moment to define negative SEO.