30-second summary: The PageRank still exists and here’s a deeper look at how Google’s Reasonable Surfer Model plays a key role A well thought linking strategy both internally and externally for your ecommerce site can amplify search visibility Google expert, Susan Dolan and Founder of leading agency NOVOS, Samuel Hurley share an ecommerce SEO guide ahead of the holiday season PageRank is a patent Google introduced, which used links to help determine websites rankings in the SERPs. The algorithm was named after Google founder Larry Page. The original patent has not been renewed and has since been updated by other algorithms, which work to achieve the same goal
30-second summary: In early November, Google made a UI update to its Disavow Links tool. The core functionality hasn’t changed, meaning that some SEO practitioners will continue to use it incorrectly. Disavow continues to have no impact on fixing negative SEO and often won’t make your website do better in search
30-second summary: Google advanced search helps you get granular with your searches and deliver hyper-focused searches with the help of search operators (or a combination of them). For example, you can search for articles published in the last week by your competitors or discover internal linking opportunities you might’ve missed. In this how-to guide, Venngage’s Aditya Sheth outlines six Google advanced search hacks you need to know to master Google search and become a better SEO.
Spying on your competitors’ marketing efforts is one of the most efficient ways to come up with your our marketing campaigns, learn new tactics as well as predict the future of your niche. The powerful driving source of any business is its competition. Competitors force us to move forward, implement changes and evolve
A healthy and quality backlink profile can help you stay ahead of the competition. After Google rolled out the Penguin algorithm in 2012, it became clear that the quality of backlinks matters , not just their quantity. The more is not the merrier anymore. Luckily, over the years, it has become easier to analyze and monitor backlinks thanks to a number of specialized tools available on the market
A new study by Kaizen has revealed that content that performs well for backlinks does not necessarily perform well for social shares and vice versa. Analyzing over 2300 pieces of finance content, Kaizen has found the best performing pieces of content for URL rating, the number of referring domains, and the number of social shares
A great link building strategy works wonders for the SEO performance of a website. Helping websites gain traffic, these backlinks are expected to be high-quality because search engines weigh them when it comes to the ranking of a website
For SEO agencies and independent consultants looking for new business, a two-step strategy might be all you need to demonstrate your efficacy and separate from competitors. First, identify prospective clients that are well-suited to your offering. Second, send them a pitch that unequivocally communicates the potential results they can achieve from your services.
This might come as an utter shock, but not everyone on the web plays by the rules. The dark side of SEO can be particularly crippling to a business if they aren’t aware of how to fight back. All those algorithms Google and other search engines use to identify sites that demonstrate genuine value to its audience – and to reward accordingly with higher search rankings – also include mechanisms to suppress sites that do a poor job at offering relevant, useful information