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7 Things That Will Improve Your SEO More Than SSL

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The fact of the matter is there is no one thing that will get you more organic traffic. Good SEO is a healthy combination of things, but it doesn’t have to be the exact same combination of things. Here are my top seven. There is no one thing that will get you more organic traffic - good SEO is a healthy combination of things. 0 Comments

SEO Basics: 8 Essentials When Optimizing Your Site

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You should always keep search engine optimization in the forefront of your mind, and always follow best practices. Skipping the basics of SEO will leave your site's foundation a mess and prevent you from fully maximizing revenue opportunities. You should always keep search engine optimization in the forefront of your mind, and always follow best practices. Skipping the basics of SEO will leave your site's foundation a mess and prevent you from fully maximizing revenue opportunities. 0 Comments

Halloween Inspired SEO Tricks to Keep Spiders at Bay

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This Halloween, learn how to keep those pesky spiders from crawling around your website with a variety of spooky (and scary) tricks and treats. (Everything in this particular column should be taken with a serious dose of tongue-in-cheek.) This Halloween, learn how to keep those pesky spiders from crawling around your website with a variety of spooky (and scary) tricks and treats. (Everything in this particular column should be taken with a serious dose of tongue-in-cheek.) 0 Comments

Sitemaps & SEO: An Introductory Guide

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Sitemaps help ensure your site is fully indexed by feeding your content to search engines – be it a standard XML, or for images, video, news, or mobile. Here's a walk-through of the initial first steps of how to create and submit your sitemaps. Sitemaps help ensure your site is fully indexed by feeding your content to search engines – be it a standard XML, or for images, video, news, or mobile. Here's a walk-through of the initial first steps of how to create and submit your sitemaps. 0 Comments

7 Critical Web Redesign Considerations You Can't Overlook

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Planning a website redesign can be an extremely exciting process. While having a great looking website is awesome, technical SEO, content, and functionality can't be an afterthought. Here are some key considerations to avoid a redesign disaster. Planning a website redesign can be an extremely exciting process. While having a great looking website is awesome, technical SEO, content, and functionality can't be an afterthought. Here are some key considerations to avoid a redesign disaster. 0 Comments

How to Conduct a Technical SEO Site Audit

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After you’ve completed your on-page SEO audit, it’s time to go deeper by conducting a technical site audit. Here’s how you can identify whether some common technical issues are preventing your site from playing nicely with search engines. After you’ve completed your on-page SEO audit, it’s time to go deeper by conducting a technical site audit. Here’s how you can identify whether some common technical issues are preventing your site from playing nicely with search engines. 0 Comments

How to Identify & Fix 5 Common Redirect Issues

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Are you suffering from incorrect use of the canonical tag? Infinite or multiple redirects? Using 302 instead of 301? Are you linking to a non-canonical form of a URL? Here's what to look for, and a couple tools to help you diagnose these issues. Are you suffering from incorrect use of the canonical tag? Infinite or multiple redirects? Using 302 instead of 301? Are you linking to a non-canonical form of a URL? Here's what to look for, and a couple tools to help you diagnose these issues. 0 Comments

The Daily Con Job: Rogue Spiders in the Wild

If you thought that only humans were capable of pulling a fast one on you, think again: quite a few crawlers out there are not at all what they make out to be. If you thought that only humans were capable of pulling a fast one on you, think again: quite a few crawlers out there are not at all what they make out to be. 0 Comments

Should You Worry About Site Speed?

Think concerns about page load times are a thing of the past? Think again. Here's how optimizing your site and addressing site speed can make a big difference in your search rankings. Think concerns about page load times are a thing of the past? Think again. Here's how optimizing your site and addressing site speed can make a big difference in your search rankings. 0 Comments

Craigslist Not Blocking Major Crawlers

Craigslist isn't blocking general purpose spiders. A look at how the robots.txt file could give this impression plus how the service is banning more specialized classified ad search engines. Craigslist isn't blocking general purpose spiders. A look at how the robots.txt file could give this impression plus how the service is banning more specialized classified ad search engines. 0 Comments

Search Engines and King Content

Thousands of articles, books and forum entries detail how to make your site search engine friendly, but ultimately, one rule stands above the rest: Content is king. Thousands of articles, books and forum entries detail how to make your site search engine friendly, but ultimately, one rule stands above the rest: Content is king. 0 Comments

Searching for High Speed Hotels

Don't leave home without it -- a new global hotel directory spotlights only those that offer broadband Internet access in guest rooms. Don't leave home without it -- a new global hotel directory spotlights only those that offer broadband Internet access in guest rooms. 0 Comments

Going Beyond HTML Raises Security Concerns With Google

Now that Google is indexing a wide range of document types beyond HTML and plain text formats, potential security concerns are cropping up, both for searchers and webmasters. Now that Google is indexing a wide range of document types beyond HTML and plain text formats, potential security concerns are cropping up, both for searchers and webmasters. 0 Comments

Web Spiders List Planned

Search engine spiders and crawlers with other purposes pose significant problems to site owners. In particular, they can skew pageview statistics, which means that advertisers might pay for impressions that human beings never see. Search engine spiders and crawlers with other purposes pose significant problems to site owners. In particular, they can skew pageview statistics, which means that advertisers might pay for impressions that human beings never see. 0 Comments

To Cloak or Not to Cloak?

Love it or hate it, cloaking is the most controversial topic in the world of search engine marketing today. Love it or hate it, cloaking is the most controversial topic in the world of search engine marketing today. 0 Comments