In my opinion, SEO is about balance. Too much and the search engines may see your site as unnatural. Too little and they may see your site as poorly optimized. This is my opinion based on my own experience with rankings rela … [Read more...]
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Do Genesis theme framework users need to install a SEO plugin? You may want to check out the built in SEO settings included with the default Genesis settings before installing a SEO plugin. You may also want to consider what … [Read more...]
There's 2 parts to using Yoasts WordPress SEO plugin. If you've already installed the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin, you no doubt have configured the plugin settings already. Once you've configured those settings, you'll … [Read more...]
Google has finally copied Bing and developed thier own disavow links tool. You can use this tool to remove bad incoming links you think are harming your rankings. If you believe your site's ranking is being harmed by … [Read more...]
If you're a bit like me, you probably follow some of the popular SEO blogs like SEOMOz and Search Engine Land. And you probably read some of their posts offering all these great insights and SEO data they get from custom a … [Read more...]
I subscribe to some of best SEO blogs and scan the email subject lines every day. One of my favorite sections to look in for SEO news updates & tips is the SEO & SEM section in Search Engine Lands day in search. A r … [Read more...]
A great website alone won't get you traffic. Spreading your idea's around to social media networks increases exposure. Getting your posts in front of people that are interested in your topic is important. Like the old … [Read more...]
Blog posts tend to become very old very quickly. The reason for this is most bloggers only share and promote their new content on the day they publish it. Your subscribers and social media followers may read your posts … [Read more...]
Looking for a search engine with less spam/clutter and real privacy? Lorelle on WordPress has written a very extensive post about this fantastic open source search engine. Check out your rankings on DuckDuckGo. I also … [Read more...]
If you've ever wanted to know whether Google crawls the content within your PDF files the answer is yes. Google has discovered that many PDF's contain high qaulity content. At the moment they seem to be indexing more PDF's … [Read more...]
Some of the best SEO's in the world like Yoast recommend you index your category pages. There's a few things you can do to rank these pages higher in the search results. Simply add introductory content to the top of these … [Read more...]
Google webmaster tools allows you to set a specific geographic target. This way you can target users in a specific country. If you're a local business and only source your customers/clients from one country, this will help … [Read more...]
You should know that every individual post and page needs to contain a unique title, but what about descriptions? The description of these pages should also be unique and accurately describe the content of that post or … [Read more...]
Google blog search allows you to add your blog to their special blog search index. This offers many benefits especially for searchers who want to setup an alert to be notified when new posts have been published. All you need … [Read more...]
Just read a post about how Google's Matt Cutts is ranking blank pages top 10 in their index. Even bad content attracts bad comments but at least there's some engagement. I've lost count of the number of times i have searched … [Read more...]
I've already written about Google Webmaster Tools but how about Bing. Google is focused on trying to display better quality results to searchers. But how does this help you? What bloggers need is more better quality traffic … [Read more...]
There always seems to be questions popping up on many of the popular WordPress forums about indexing categories and tags. No doubt the reason for this is that many bloggers aren't sure which way to go which is why they keep … [Read more...]
I've already written about verifying author ownership of your sites pages using Google's rich snippet tool but what if you get errors? I've searched far and wide for a tutorial on getting this done properly so there's NO errors … [Read more...]
Lost traffic caused by the latest Penguin update? Regardless of whether your traffic from Google got hammered after the Algorithm update on the 24th April or not, these SEO tips should be factored in to your online marketing, … [Read more...]
Rich snippets and markup can be a bit confusing but well worth learning more about especially when it relates to your search results in Google. The reason for this is that search results which display these type of markup often … [Read more...]