What happens if your site gets hit by Penguin or a manual penalty, you lose rankings for your main keywords, and you can't get traffic back? Whether you endure is entirely dependent on your willingness to do more with less and evolve your business.
Stop trying to salt your content and meta data with keywords, thinking that's all you need to get to the top of search engines. And that doesn't mean just concentrating on synonyms, either. Instead, focus on conveying the concept of your pages.
Cheap, easy, automated link spamming is no longer an option for those in it for the long haul. Editorial link building is alive and well and more powerful than ever before. Links still matter a lot and they will continue to matter for many years.
Professional home stagers transform homes into showrooms. To get more links to your real estate website and attract more traffic, you also need to stage it. Here are tips on how to optimize your site so it's more appealing to prospective linkers.
Google has added to the Fetch as Google tool in Webmaster Tools, allowing webmasters to render their webpage as Googlebot sees it and address any issues. You can Fetch and Render for Desktop, Mobile: Smartphone, Mobile: XHTML/WML or Mobile: cHTML.
In his latest Webmaster Help video, Google's Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts discusses what happens to the flow of PageRank when Google crawls a page and finds two links on a page pointing to the same target, but each uses unique anchor text.
The authors of the Innovation Report were ruthlessly introspective about their search visibility, ranking, and optimization. Here are some highlights, including a number of obstacles the team has faced in terms of search marketing over the years.
How do you explain to your boss or client how SEO works and when to expect results? Use this doctors and medication analogy to help them realize the time and effort it takes to run a successful SEO campaign and avoid being inundated with questions.
Majestic SEO's Clique Hunter should be one of your go-to tools for link building due to its focus on sites that are (mostly) relevant and sites that are willing to link to others in your industry. Here's how to use it to find hubs and secure links.
Did you know that all Google manual penalties have an expiration date? In some cases, they can expire after just a few months. In other cases it can take years. So is there a discernible pattern to help us know when a penalty is going to expire?
It's official. Panda 4.0 has officially hit the Google search results. Google and Matt Cutts have confirmed Panda 4.0 began rolling out yesterday, and it has caused some waves in the search results along with an update targeting spammy queries.
Over the weekend Google released an update to their algorithm most commonly referred to as the "payday loans update." Google said it is "the next generation of an algorithm that originally rolled out last summer for very spammy queries."
These activities will all give you alternative ways to build your reputation, visibility, and traffic. They also give you the best chance that your site will be sending out the types of signals that search engines want to discover and value anyway.
How can entrepreneurs survive and swim with the SEO sharks? Here's some advice and top tips for business leaders looking for the ultimate entrepreneur SEO checklist for 2014, plus how to screen for social media fakes, phonies, and posers.
Internet marketing company Portent recently tested 500 e-commerce sites using YSlow to gather basic performance data and found 50 percent of the websites audited had an average load time of more than five seconds with a standard deviation of eight...
Google Webmaster Tools is the primary mechanism for Google to communicate with webmasters and helps alert you about issues with your site. This guide will walk you through the various GWT features, and what actionable data can be found within.
Robots.txt. Google DNS. Penguin, Panda, and penalties. Duplicate content filter. PageRank. You've heard all these terms, but these words have very specific meanings and are among the most commonly misunderstood terms when it comes to Google and SEO.
Are for ready for the tough questions about your organic search plans? Be well prepared with data points and projections that speak to the goals that matter to different decision-makers, using this five-point data-driven decision plan.
Hot on the heels of Google's Matt Cutts discussing what he feels are the biggest SEO myths, Bing's Duane Forrester has written about what he feels are 10 of the biggest myths in SEO. While some are true SEO myths, a few fall under best practices.
With Google stepping up its efforts to penalize link networks and those who buy and sell links, and algorithms like Panda meant to reward sites with high-quality content, how important will backlinks be to Google's search algorithm in the future?