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SEO: 9 On-Page Factors That Matter the Most

Much of modern SEO is focused on backlinks, authority, social media engagement, and other off-page factors. And while there's no argument over how important these are, they're not the end of the story.

On-page SEO is just as important as ever. Old-school tricks may no longer be enough to power a site up the rankings alone, but without a solid contribution from on-page optimization, a site won't rank for anything competitive.

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How to Quickly Understand What SEO Strategies Your Competitors Are Using

Competitive research is one of the most important factors in SEO, but it is often reduced to a minor role later on in the process. Analyzing the competition, though, is vital for success, allowing you to understand the road ahead. You can use your research to see how difficult ranking for search terms will be, where each site is getting their backlinks from, and discover easy opportunities to provide a better result for searchers. The following techniques can be used at the start of the SEO process, putting you in the best possible position to gain relevant rankings.


Will SEO Eventually Perish?

It seems like every time Google makes a small change to their SERPs, a group of technological Chicken Littles start reaching for their bullhorns to proclaim to the world, "SEO is dead!"

They were wrong when they said it about the Panda update. They were wrong when they said it about Hummingbird, too. The question remains: will the alarmists ever be right? Will Search Engine Optimization ever completely lose its viability? We sincerely doubt it, and we'll tell you why.


DMOZ 2017: How to Get Listed

In recent years, there has been plenty of debate across the SEO world on whether getting your website listed in a web directory confers any worthwhile ranking benefits. Let us just say that it's a question of relativity. There are web directories and then there is the open directory, better known as DMOZ. DMOZ is essentially the grand-daddy of all online directories. However, getting your website listed in the DMOZ directory is neither easy nor straightforward. In this guide, we will explore some of the tips, tricks and plain common sense approaches that have proven useful in getting a website listed on DMOZ in record time.

But let's cover the nitty-gritty first:


SEO vs PPC: The Difference Explained

With the new digital age upon us, search engine optimization is as vital as ever. From social media integration to mobile optimization, professional SEO services are designed to help ensure brand validity and higher visibility across Google and the Web. As part of any online search engine marketing or advertising campaign, clients need strong content that effectively attracts and engages new customers. Similarly, captivating and compelling website content must also be easy to scan and digest. This keeps visitors on pages longer – resulting in higher conversion rates and stronger leads and sales. As a form of SEO marketing, Pay per Click Management services can also secure recurring web traffic and business. There are, however, subtle differences between PPC and overall SEO services. 


What Does SEO Stand For?

Regardless of the the field you are in, what type of product or service you provide, or if you simply surf the web for personal use, it is tough not to notice the high instance of the three-letter acronym of SEO that perpetually pops up. Most curious minds want to learn more and wonder what does SEO stand for. 

So, What Does SEO Stand For?


SEO & Google’s Mobile Search Update

Is your website mobile friendly?  If not, now’s the time to give it some serious thought.  Up until recently, having a mobile-friendly website was simply an advantage over your competition.  However, this changed last week when Google announced that it’s going to start using mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor:

“Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.”


Rich Snippets: An Overview

As Google continues to enhance their search results for a better user experience, webmasters, business owners, and the like have been scrambling to keep up with the changes.  Back in 2009 Google introduced rich snippets on their Google Webmaster Blog, which to many was just a buzzword that made little sense and was not important enough to pursue. Today, rich snippets are an important part of the search engine result pages (SERPS) and something you do not want to ignore.


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