Category: Ranking Strategies

9 Reasons Your Keyword Rankings Dropped, and How to Fix It

Have you noticed a shakeup in your keyword rankings recently? Were you hoping it was temporary and you would get back to #1 quickly? Did you look for a Google algorithm update and came up empty? As you may know, a lot of factors contribute to keyword rankings, so it can be difficult to pinpoint just one reason why your ranking may have dropped. Here are some of the biggest reasons why we tend to see ongoing fluctuation, and some of the things we can do to fix it so you can get back on top. These reasons are also …

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What is Organic Search?

The main way we navigate the internet around the world today is by searching — with the vast majority of searches coming from the Google search engine, and a very small market share going to other search engines like Yahoo or Bing. In marketing terms, all of this searching is referred to as organic search, and it is the most “natural” way you might navigate to a new place, or find the answer to a burning question you find yourself suddenly needing to know the answer to. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about organic search engine …

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How to Unlock Google Analytics Keyword ‘Not Provided’

A show of hands for all the marketers constantly frustrated with Google Analytics reports saying ‘not provided?’ Don’t worry, that’s completely normal. And yes, there’s a way around it. As annoying as it is, there was a lot of intention behind Google launching ‘not provided’ reporting, starting in 2011. It doesn’t mean you’re shit out of luck, it just calls for a little extra effort to “unlock” and access this data.  As a marketing professional, having access to the organic search keyword ‘not provided’ will give you a huge leg up on the competition.  By unlocking ‘not provided’ keywords  you’ll …

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2020’s Best CMS: SEO-Friendly Website Platforms

As the digital marketplace becomes more and more search-engine centric in 2020, having an SEO-friendly CMS (content management system) is a massively important asset. If you’re a professional marketer responsible for your company’s website, you know the pitfalls that come from trying to improve a hardcoded site or a site with a terrible CMS. We’ve particularly seen major issues with the best CMS selection during redesigns and website overhauls. Marketers are caught between picking a seamless and simple CMS and a robust and customizable CMS. Often times, marketers will have to live with this decision for the next 3-5 years …

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Key Steps to Creating Strategic SEO Campaigns

How to Run a Strategic SEO Campaign There’s a science and an art to SEO… and most of us marketers have a hard time nailing down the concepts, let alone, building and running an SEO campaign. But what if you did know how to run an SEO campaign – from keyword research to link building? In this content, we’re going to give you an inside look into strategizing and building your very own SEO campaign that is determined by data and delivered for results. Buckle up and take some notes. 🙂 When beginning an SEO campaign, you’ll need to tackle …

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SEO Trends – 7 Tips to Keep up With SEO in 2020

Top SEO Trends of 2020 Remember when we all thought the world was going to end in 2012? Well, we’re still here today, and the earth is still ever-evolving just like SEO. Change in SEO strategies can occur for a handful of reasons.  It is important that your website’s strategy takes into account what works here in 2020. Whether it’s Google updating their algorithm, optimization strategies becoming overused and outdated, or simply users adopting new habits over time, you need to make sure you are up to date with the latest SEO news.  It’s crucial to keep track of the …

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SEO Metrics – 9 Ways to Track SEO Performance

9 SEO Metrics That Matter & Drive Results Defining SEO success is not always a straightforward process. Sure, improvement in the search engine results pages, otherwise known as SERP rankings, is a good starting point, but that’s just one of the numerous aspects of a successful SEO campaign.  In order to know if what you’re doing is working, you’ll need to gather much more data. So, which SEO metrics should you be focused on? In this article, we’ll explore the most important ways of measuring SEO performance and discover which SEO tracking metrics you need to pay the most attention …

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An Essential Guide On Becoming An SEO Expert

How to Become an SEO Expert Mastering SEO is on the to-do list of most entrepreneurs and small business owners, and yet, few of them ever take the leap to become true SEO experts. And, to be honest, it’s hard to blame them – when trying to figure out how to become an expert on SEO, one soon realizes that there is a massive amount of information and work that goes into putting together a successful SEO campaign. The focus of this article is to help you learn and become an SEO expert. It goes without saying that through trial, …

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What Is Index Bloat & How Does It Affect My Website?

Defining Index Bloat Index bloat occurs when there are too many pages on a website indexed in search engines. In other words, when your site “bloats” search engines indices, there is an excess of low-quality pages that Google is indexing, wasting valuable and limited resources on pages that you probably don’t care about. Index bloat can lead to the following SEO issues: Exhausts crawl budget * Decreases the organic quality of the domain Lowers the ranking potential of your other pages Additionally, there are a few scenarios that apply to some websites in specific situations that make them prone to …

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What is the Google Algorithm? The 9 Essential Updates + Our Predictions

What is the Google Algorithm and SEO? In its most simple form, SEO can be defined as a data-driven approach to optimizing a website in order for it to generate more traffic organically from Google and other search engines. On average, there are about 10 results on the first page of Google. The pages that fill these positions are ordered by rank. The higher your page is on the search engine results page, the better your click-through rate is. Brief History of SEO Nowadays, Google and other search engines are smarter than ever- they use artificial intelligence to help process …

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