10 07, 2017

How to Optimize for Voice Search

By |2017-07-10T18:36:38+00:00July 10th, 2017|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How to Optimize for Voice Search

The concept of speaking into a device and getting an answer back isn't new. What is new is the way the technology behind Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant has improved to make artificial intelligence a lot more practical and a lot less comical due to odd misinterpretations of the questions asked. Right now, about 20 percent of online queries are voice searches, according to Google. Some people predict that by the year 2020, roughly half of all searches will be done with either speech or images. It's safe to assume this voice search trend isn't going away. Read on to discover how you can effectively optimize your online content for voice search.   Get Conversational with Your Keywords   People often don't type the way they speak. Because voice search phrases are more conversational in nature, keywords used are often longer and related to each other. In fact, text searches are about one to three words while speech searches average about three to 10 words.   About 22 percent of voice searches are done to look for a local business. And a lot of [...]

23 06, 2017

Advanced On Page Optimization Using SEMrush

By |2017-06-23T00:19:17+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Tags: |Comments Off on Advanced On Page Optimization Using SEMrush

Advanced On Page Optimization Tactics I'm Going to Cover If you are reading this, you should already be familiar with basic on page SEO principals involving H1, H2, H3 tags, content optimization, title tags, meta descriptions, etc. This tutorial will be covering more advanced topics such as Latent Semantic Indexing, Schema Markup, Preventing Duplicate Content with Wordpress, Image File Compression, and more. Ultimately, an SEO should be thinking about developing their content for a mobile audience, while keeping conversational search in mind. Google's voice search isn't striving to simply answer your questions, but they are trying to get Google to eventually have conversations with its users. This way, you can ask a question, Google will respond, where you can follow up with another question while Google continues to reply within the context of the conversation. That said, before you can truly understand how to develop an on page strategy around these principles, you must first develop a deeper understanding of how Google makes conversational search possible. Optimizing Your Content Using SEMrush Ideas & LSI Latent Semantic Indexing is a method Google uses to index [...]

22 06, 2017

The Basic SEO Process in Three Easy Steps

By |2017-06-22T13:02:41+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Basic SEO Process in Three Easy Steps

The SEO Process - Planning for Success In 2017, most companies have adopted Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as an online marketing strategy to grow their business; however, most of them struggle when it comes to adopting a streamline SEO Process. Although getting web traffic is often an expensive task, search engine optimization can help you enhance your bottom line by generating free traffic. When you follow a proven SEO process and keep your desired outcome in mind, you can rank your content on the No. 1 page of Google and the other search engines. You will then get a steady flow of targeted visitors who will be eager to buy your offer or to sign up for your mailing list. Step 1: Keyword Research Keyword research is the first step that you will need to take when you want to use SEO to earn targeted traffic. As you move forward with the process, consider the terms and phrases that your prospects are likely to use when they are looking for things related to your business, and you will be off to a good start. Since [...]

7 05, 2017

Technical SEO Checklist for 2017

By |2017-05-07T18:05:50+00:00May 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Technical SEO Checklist for 2017

Why I Created a Technical SEO Checklist I wrote this technical seo checklist because it is becoming evermore important to pay attention to it. As Google’s algorithm becomes more focused on detecting User Experience behavioral patterns, technical SEO is becoming more important each day. Many people overlook technical SEO and focus solely on content. If that is you, then frankly, you need a better strategy. Without a solid technical SEO foundation to stand on, you are setting your campaign up for failure. Technical SEO is normally executed at the very beginning of an SEO campaign. If you are optimizing a website being redesigned, you should first start off with a SEO website redesign audit, which involves some additional steps in your SEO process prior to launching the website. That said, here are 8 technical SEO tactics you should be implementing on every website you optimize. 1. Technical SEO Requires Sites to Be Mobile Ready A website that is mobile ready means more than using a responsive framework. There are several additional technical factors that come into play. Be conscious of the fact that mobile devices [...]

29 04, 2017

What Is Link Building?

By |2017-05-07T18:06:57+00:00April 29th, 2017|Tags: , |Comments Off on What Is Link Building?

If you are an aspiring SEO professional, you probably know what link building is in concept. On the other hand, if you are a business owner, you may have heard the term a few times before. Not everyone understands SEO jargon, and very few business owners care to understand it. However, if you are in the process of hiring an SEO consultant or agency, reading this article will make you dangerous. What Is Link Building? First, let's define what a "Link" is. This is a link. Therefore, in its most basic form, link building is the process of building or creating links. Now, there are a few important factors that make link building valuable for your website's search engine rankings. When building links, you will want to have the link pointed at the webpage you are trying to rank. The anchor text (word you choose to create the link with) is a ranking factor that is important to pay attention to. Not all links are good links. Only build links from quality sites with content relevant to the page you are linking to. Link [...]

4 11, 2016

SEO Consulting and the History of SEO

By |2016-11-04T03:48:43+00:00November 4th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on SEO Consulting and the History of SEO

Understanding the Search Engine Landscape The world of search engine algorithms is a secretive affair that requires a certain professional approach. Search engine optimization (SEO) is unique in the sense that seo consulting providers and its professionals are confronted with lots of secrecy and obfuscation practiced by the major commercial search engines, particularly by Google. The Emergence of Search Engines The early days of SEO consulting looked radically different from today. When Architext, the first practical internet search engine, was developed by students from Stanford University in 1993, the algorithm and mechanism were available to anyone who wished to research them. Architext would later become Excite, a major commercial online portal. By late 1993, three search engine bots were crawling the World Wide Web. It only took a year for commercial search engines such as Alta Vista, Lycos and Yahoo to begin using crawler technology for indexing and cataloging. It would take nearly three more years before Google operated as a commercial search engine. That is when the PageRank algorithm was born; its first iteration was explained in a paper that also indicated the [...]

27 10, 2016

Starting Point for Link Builders in 2016

By |2016-10-28T02:11:00+00:00October 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Starting Point for Link Builders in 2016

Link Building Defined Link building is an SEO tactic used to increase Google PageRank to a page on a website in order to gain better keyword position on Google. What is a Hyperlink? A hyperlink or "link" is a highlighted word or picture in a document or Web page that you can click on with a computer mouse to go to another place in the same or a different document or Web page. Therefore, link building, as it relates to Link Building Strategies, is the process of distributing these links to websites other than your own, but directing the links to the page you want to improve the Google keyword position for. The Importance of Link Building In an oversimplification of the process, link building is critical for search engines to rank your website's popularity. Search engines look to the number of legitimate links which exist to your website to determine how and where your website is listed among other websites which the search engine returns to its users. A key component of how search engines determine which sites are linked first uses a tally of the number [...]

17 09, 2016

The Only Local SEO Checklist You Will Ever Need (In 2016)

By |2017-06-28T06:38:33+00:00September 17th, 2016|0 Comments

What is Local SEO? Local SEO is simply the process of getting a local Google places listing within the top three positions of the results. We refer to it as the local pack 3. Who benefits from Local SEO? If you are a local business that either go to the customer's location or has the customer come to you, then you can benefit from Local SEO. The trick is to be a real business and become established. What are the benefits of Local SEO? The user already has the intent to buy. A Majority of local traffic is drawn to the local pack so you experience higher click through rates. Long term strategy that is sustainable and will continue to drive leads. What local ranking factors does Google consider? [wpsm_comparison_table id="1" class=""]   The Only Local SEO Checklist You Will Need in 2016 1. Citation Audit 2. Meta Tag Audit 3. Website Content Audit 4. URL Audit 5. Google+ page Audit 6. Online Reputation Audit 7. Backlink Audit 8. Site Speed Audit 9. Local Schema Audit 10. Google Analytics Implementation Audit Citation Building Citations are local directory listings with your [...]

27 05, 2016

Why Search Engine Marketing is Necessary

By |2017-07-14T03:43:43+00:00May 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If you haven’t already put a search engine marketing strategy into action, you’re already behind every tech-savvy competitor in your market. It doesn’t matter whether you intend to sell primarily to a local audience from a brick-and-mortar location, operate almost exclusively by phone, or only have a barebones website developed as a slightest nod to modernity. Your business needs search engine marketing, for four simple reasons:  SEM Drives Traffic Let’s jump straight to the most obvious outcome of a well-managed search engine marketing campaign, traffic. Not necessarily enormous amounts of traffic, unless you aim for that with no other goals in mind. No, good SEM instead results in good traffic. Visitors more likely to take the actions you need prospects taking, rather than browsers who will pop onto your site for a moment, realize they don’t need what you’re offering, and leave. If you’re currently unconvinced that your site has any potential to generate profit, because you get plenty of traffic and nil in sales, then you need to first experiment with search engine marketing to generate actionable leads before you write it off. [...]

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