Local SEO Tactics: What 147 SEO’s Think

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Local SEO can be tricky, and there are a lot of blog posts and different articles out there with varying levels of expertise and experience behind some of the advice. There are also some great studies out there, based on data, such as the Moz local ranking factors studies (2018). In this article, I’ve asked …

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Google’s Page Experience Update

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TLDR Google has unveiled a fairly large update indicating that user experience metrics will become confirmed SEO ranking factors in 2021. Some of these metrics include: Mobile-friendliness Visual stability The interactivity of your page content Load time Safe-browsing Stability of content HTTPS Not using intrusive interstitials It’s also important to note that headless websites are …

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Riding The Core Broad Algorithm Update Rollercoaster, Part 2

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In January this year I wrote a post all about riding the Google core algorithm update rollercoaster, and the patterns and trends I observed when this website was impacted both negatively and positively by two separate confirmed updates (September 2019 and January 2020). Without needing to go back through that article, this is what the …

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Schema Mark-Up For Travel Websites (Tours & Holidays)

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In a short guide I published back in 2018, I looked at some of the Schema options available for hotels, and I’ve received a lot of emails since then asking for advice on other structured data mark-up options for travel websites. It is worth noting at this point that schema is not a ranking factor, …

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Video: What is Edge SEO?

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If you want to learn more about Edge SEO: How to use CDNs to improve SEO (on the edge) Why edge SEO should be your next step in technical Getting Things Done with Edge SEO Getting Started with Edge SEO: What You Need to Know What is Edge SEO?  

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How TF*IDF & LSI Optimisation Can Lead To Correlative Results

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Since the start of the year, and a turbulent Google algorithm, there has been increased fervor and need to reverse downward traffic trends brought on by the updates. Along with a large number of helpful and useful articles, there are also an equal number of poor articles and dated advice emerging in conversations across Twitter, …

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Riding The Core Algorithm Update Rollercoaster, Part 1

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On September 24th, 2019, Google released a broad core algorithm update (dubbed the September 2019 Core Update) – making it the third official algorithm update of 2019 and like all updates, brought forth a number of puzzles and challenges to solve. Whilst the greater core of the client sites I work on either saw the …

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Royal Link Seller Spam

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Link seller spam is nothing new, and will most likely exist and evolve for as long as the internet has a need for marketing. Unfortunately, it must work to a point – albeit to a low percentage, but I can imagine the volume and velocity that the emails are outreached in means that even at …

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37 Japanese Directory Websites For Domain Submission

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Directory Submission is a basic offsite SEO activity that helps to optimize your presence within a locale (whether it be reaffirming the business’s existence nationally, or for local SEO purposes). Traditionally, there are three types of Directory Submissions – two of which are worthwhile, and the other breaks Google’s guidelines. The worthwhile ones are where you …

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SEO Lies & False Promises To Land You On The Naughtly List

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In the wake of my Halloween SEO horror story blog posts, I reached out to the SEO community again but instead of the car crash stories, I wanted to hear some of the near misses they’ve had when being pitched to by SEOs, growth consultants, and business development salespeople. Of course, no one in the …

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