As you might imagine, the discussions on this forum are primarily focused on organic rankings, or the lack thereof. Reality = Backlinks = Rankings, Rankings = Traffic – Deal With It! When someone is organically linking to useful content…neither the...
I have noticed a trend lately of site owners actually causing damage to their rankings by being too aggressive with their disavow of directory links. Please know that there are some directory listings that are not only acceptable, but are vital to...
Although there are varying ways to destabilize the organic visibility of a website on Google, this article will focus on the most common attack: when a competitor buys and points low-quality links to website to diminish the rankings of the said...
Google has done a pretty good job of getting around those hurdles, as I had written about in my 2009 series on American Express and "credit cards" rankings on Google. Check out the rankings for "credit cards" on Google, now.
By focusing on improving the "SEO value" of that URL/page, you can typically increase the rankings of all keywords tied to that URL (i.e.a rising tide lifts all ships"). Step 5: Focus on Improving Rankings for Those Keywords
According to the May comScore rankings, Bing is second to Google in market share with 17.4 percent. Managing your location on Yelp and soliciting reviews (positive or negative) will help increase your maps rankings for non-brand terms.
In this post, I'll go deeper with each algorithm update, explain how to identify the drop in rankings and traffic from each, and then provide some guidance on what you can do now to start the recovery process.
You’re almost guaranteed to see results in either a boost in rankings (extra text helps it rank for a broader basket of keywords and there’s the QDF factor), longer time on page, more unique visits to the page, or all of the above.
Google has long been towing the line that there is very little a competitor can do to affect the rankings of others in the search results, although we have known that the “very little” was alive and causing major issues for some webmasters.
Microsite Masters examined historical data for thousands of websites to investigate whether sites that saw their rankings drop after Penguin were also guilty of having an unbalanced percentage of anchor text for “optimization” or “money” keywords...
This website has great authority in its sector, a .co.uk exact-match-domain with high traffic and page impressions, a whack-load of data, and huge number of Page 1 rankings, including a few No.s for its core terms.
Cutts said this “improvement” better identifies websites using “aggressive web spam tactics” (that have been against Google’s quality guidelines for years) for the purposes of gaming their way to top spots in Google’s rankings.
But they want rankings now and SEO is the hot topic for the CEO/owner/whoever. Websites, especially recently, are being hit for being aggressive with their anchor text use for their backlinks. Avoid Aggressive Link Building
When the CEO of a startup web hosting company was searching for SEO help and discovered a company who charges only after his site achieved rankings, he said, “you know the decision was honestly fairly simple.
Those days for "credit card" rankings changed around July 1, if you refer to Aaron Wall's post on this topic. I won't argue that the top 10 rankings for "credit cards" may be best if they show the top (by revenue?
The client actually said that we've done "nothing" to move them up in the rankings or to generate links to their Web site. Web sites that buy a huge amount of links dominate the rankings for these phrases.
Data still shows that we see incremental lift in associated rankings and traffic when we accomplish these tasks. Keeping natural while enhancing the growth of your inbound links will be like using fertilizer -- just make sure you spend the time...
It's Unofficial: Google's a Monopoly (Googolopoly)The best original linkbait we've seen in a while can be found on the Box.net blog: a free downloadable pdf of the Monopoly board game with a Google twist.comScore Releases March 2008 Search Engine...
Newsknife finds dramatic changes in Google News ratingsGoogle's recent decision to host material produced by The Associated Press (AP) and three other wire services on Google News is having an impact on rankings of news sites.
This filter would then be applied to any keyword where more than 100 sites compete for organic search rankings. The results would be recorded and tested against the same focus group after applying an aggressivelinking filter.