Audits

SEO Audits are essential and form the basis of any SEO Strategy.  If you don’t know where you are, how can you get somewhere better?

301 redirect seo

301 Redirects Of Expired Domains – What SEOs Don’t Tell Ya

Wouldn’t it be so much easier to just buy a site thats similar to yours and redirect all their backlinks to yourself … you might try pointing them to relevant […]
Ultimate SEO Youtube Channel

Google Search Console Intro Video – How To Add A Site

Google Search Console Intro: It isn’t Google Analytics but it is essential to your SEO efforts and you should use this powerful free tool.  In this video we briefly look […]
Page Speed Optimization Video

Page Speed Optimization On WordPress – SEO Technical Audit Part 1

Part 1 of a new series Completing A SEO Technical Audit begins with a popular topic Page Speed WordPress Optimization.  Its popular for good reason, in an article I note […]
Page Speed

Can Page Speed Alone Make A Difference In Google Ranking? Yes, it even beats Domain Authority.

A Case Study of SEO Metrics And Rank Here is a recently added FAQ to the Ultimate SEO FAQ section. Let me show you how important it is…. Why is realtor.com not higher than zumper.com in the mobile search on the left?  Consider these metrics Realtor.com = Domain Score: 55 Trust Score 58 Alexa Rank 763 Registered 1996 Ads 3,900 Backlinks 57,000,000 Traffic Rank 108 Zumper.com = Domain Score: 37 Trust Score 44 Alexa Rank 17,000 Registered 2004 Ads 0 Backlinks 1,700,000 Traffic Rank 2830 In every metric realtor.com wins, so why is
True Influence

Optimizing For Site Speed: Page Load To SEO Cloud Server Infrastructure

TrueInfluence.com has been an Ultimate SEO client for several months now. During that time a central project has been to deliver the company’s web pages in three seconds or less. […]
CCPA GDPR COOKIES

CCPA, GDPR, 2020 And What They Mean To Your Site

CCPA AND GDPR Shoulda Made It On Your Radar by now, but I bet it hasn’t.  At least based on the random 24 sites I visited today.  Nearly three in […]

Disavowing theglobe.net bad backlinks from Sweden

theglobe.net What’s worse?  The crappy website they have with no content and just super spammy links or the fact that you nor I ever asked for that bad backlink?  The […]
SEO Metrics

What’s Trust And Authority Using CF TF AS DR DP DA DS In SEO Metrics

Back in the early days of SEO (2000-2010) Google used “Page Rank” which was a number that was 1-10, the higher the rank the better the site would do when […]
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Technical SEO: Digital Ocean vs Google Cloud vs AWS

This may seem off topic but its on topic, technical SEO is imperative … you’re not going to rank number one on Google using Shopify or Wix.  It just isnt going to happen. Its also apparently difficult to get solid advice on SEO Hosting from “experts” Best Blog Hosting for SEO is junk … reciting features doesnt make a hosting plan the best…one quote notes that WordPress is already installed with InMotionHosting.com … so what!  Our web servers are preconfigured to install WordPress in every new account as well…it only saves maybe 5 minutes per user but for
Link Building

PBN, GuestPost or Syndication for Backlink Building

Backlink Building We can spend all day optimizing our pages for keywords that we researched for days and never rank content on Google Search.  Its just the cold hard fact […]
SEO Audit

Custom SEO Site Audit

Example Audit Considerations  This post includes a demo client audit recently completed with the client’s name largely removed.  Some reports are linked too from within the report and since those […]
Header Tags, H1, H2, H3

H1 Tag More Than One On A Page, Order Of Header Tags

Keywords In Headers – How Your H1 H2 Tags Are SEO Keywords Too often people mistake the real value of the H1 and H2 headers when designing a website.  Not […]

SEO Vs PPC: Backlink Project Increases Traffic 1200%

After placing backlinks 15/15 new domains I had linked to the site we’re registered and added to the site’s formula. Traffic responded better than I expected… Increasing Organic SEO Traffic […]

Hiring An SEO? Hear From Google What SEOs Do

This Google video “How to hire an SEO” isn’t new but it’s to the point and vital to setting expectations.  I encourage both SEOs and clients to watch this video and learn what Google says you should look for in an SEO. How to hire an SEO [embedded content] Transcript hi I’m Maile Ohye and I work with Google search I like to share advice to help you hire a useful SEO and prevent hiring a bad SEO one who you might pay a lot of money without positive results or even worse one who implements shady practices

PBNs 2019 – Domain Detailing – Picking Expired Domains And 301 Redirects

In PBNs 2019 Part 1 we discussed some logistics of organization on a high level concerning Cloudflare, Spreadsheets and above all randomness.  In this the second part of our private blog network series we’ll focus on expired domains and the assessing of their value. Domain Authority Is One Part First, we will look at Domain Authority but before we do lets note Domain Authority in and of itself is worthless.  It IS NOT used by Google.  It is made by a company called Moz and it is their best guest how Google interrupts the content on a site based on

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SEO Site Auditing With SEOprofiler Reports Part 1

What makes the difference between a paid subscription report or a free SEO audit from a website crawl?  Nothing ... they both need human interpretation which is where an audit includes critical thinking and problem solving.. Audits Are Essential First Steps To Any SEO Campaign Where are we going and why are we in this hand basket?  I like data, I've never been detail oriented but I think my years on a help desk taught me how to efficiently step back consider all the facts and determine what the simplest answer to a problem is ... ( turn it off and
SEO Updates DA And PHP

Updates That Matter AND Updates That Don’t :SEO Basics

This post was originally made 3/7/2019 but was lost during a restoration from backup while Ultimate SEO was dealing with a DOS attack. Updates That Matter AND Updates That Don’t […]
Backlinks And Ranking

Backlinks 101 – SEO’s Off-page Often Ignored Power Ranker

Backlinks 101 First off a little disclosure this article over laps the Backlinks category of the FAQ. What Are Backlinks? Backlinks are links from other sites.  Think of them as votes of affirmation.  Only one vote can come from a domain so for SEO purposes it doesn’t matter if there are 100 or 1 link from the same domain one link is the count you gain.  Subdomains are viewed separately...thats why yourblog.tumblr.com isn't a tumblr backlink.  Now those other links may increase traffic to your site but in regards to SEO value its one vote.  Some call this metric
Google Search Console

MAJOR GOOGLE SEO CHANGE FOR SOME: Website Traffic CREDITED To Where Google Chooses

Consolidating your website traffic on canonical URLs Wednesday, February 06, 2019 In Search Console, the Performance report currently credits all page metrics to the exact URL that the user is referred to by Google Search. Although this provides very specific data, it makes property management more difficult; for example: if your site has mobile and desktop versions on different properties, you must open multiple properties to see all your Search data for the same piece of content. To help unify your data, Search Console will soon begin assigning search metrics to the (Google-selected) canonical URL, rather than the URL
Google Data Studio

Adwords Template With Search Console, Google Analytics In Data Studio

SEO & PPC Data Studio Report Using Adwords, Google Analytics and Google Search Console All-In-One Template Google Data Studio Reports are some fun things.  Here at Ultimate SEO you love visualizations and thats partially why we like Data Studio. Beyond the looks its also integrated easily with Google Sheets, Google Analytics and Search Console to name a few. These few though create a powerful free SEO PPC tool. You can check out the report directly by clicking the link above, here is an embedded look at the nine pages of live data thats basically always right.  It's nice to be

Adwords Template With Search Console, Google Analytics In Data Studio

SEO & PPC Data Studio Report Using Adwords, Google Analytics and Google Search Console All-In-One Template Google Data Studio Reports are some fun things.  Here at Ultimate SEO you love visualizations […]
theglobe.net

Bad Backlinks: 100 Sites You Don’t Want A Backlink From.

Bad Backlinks UltimateSEO.org has backlinks from about a thousand domains.  In a recent review of these I found an odd reoccurring link from multiple domains but all with the same content and titles.  I was introduced with "The Globe" which charges sites to NOT list them or makes money from SEOs paying them to not backlink to them.  At $36 a link they're likely insane and I bet its bringing in some money.  But before we go all crazy and start paying Ransomlinks (if its not a word I claim it ... Ransomlinks are backlinks from bad sites meant to
SEO Tools You Need

52 Mostly Free SEO Tools I Actually Use

Free SEO Tools I Actually Use This is a list of resources available through external sites and YES I actually use 98% of them.  I have not received anything from […]
tracert in SEO

Trace Route Network Tool, Only On A Map

Tracert in SEO: Can Help Ya Track Your 301 Redirects Tracert is a command thats elementary to networking and computers.  Trace Route or Tracert does exactly what it sounds like, and its useful cause it tells ya every ip address it passes through between the server and the catcher (not technical terms there).  It explains where speed issues are in a global perspective or in your home. Its usually just text but https://www.monitis.com/traceroute/ made it more fun...and from this map I can see why my fiber connection isnt seemingly very fast tonight, I'm being routed through London, England
UltimateSEO.net Doamin

UltimateSEO.net Launches As Sister Site Focused On Free SEO Tools

UltimateSEO.net Is Live Hosting Free SEO Tools Ultimate SEO has gotten a little more ultimate.  We continuing to offer our SEO information and topical articles and plan to expand into indepth discussions of stuff at the most minute details.  Great for those of us who love metrics and but our metrics are only as good as the tools we can access.  SEO tools are plentiful and almost all are expensive.  The best tools focus on one aspect of SEO and do that well but effective SEO campaigns are holistic and can't neglect other foundational tool categories.  Having the best
multiple domains

Multi-Domain Strategy In SEO … Risky But Lets Have Some Risk

Multi-Domain Strategy In SEO So I feel like its everyone's dream to be a media conglomerate, why buy one newspaper when you can buy 100s?  Well, SEO and the internet are one big community...so in the analogy ... why build multiple newspapers in the same city?  No one would do that and it's about the same with the internet or at least it should be...but everyone wants to have multiple top ranking domains. Real Life Examples Of Multiple Domains There is only two ways this could work out... Your brand is merging with another equally powerful and recognized brand
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Citation Factor, Trust Factor And How They Relate To Domain Authority

Citation Factor, Trust Factor And How They Relate To Domain Authority They actually don't relate to Domain Authority.  Domain Authority is a metric designed by Moz to help replace Google's Page Rank which used to be made available to the public but has since been discontinued or at least the public portion is no longer available.  Now Moz isn't the only company offering a replacement to Page Rank, Majestic came up with Citation Factor and Trust Factor.  You'd expect these two still somewhat relate to each other as they in theory are meant to portray the same thing but they

What Is Domain Authority Why Should I Care?

  Domain Authority is in my opinion the single greatest indicator of a sites ability to compete organically for search traffic.  It is a great question and its simply complex.  Keep in mind Domain Authority or DA as we shall refer to it pretty much here on is the single best number to predict ranking ability and we know that the top 3 positions consume over half of all searches so it can be directly attached to traffic. A few disclaimers: Domain Authority is not a Google creation it is from Moz.com and it is their educated guess at how

Web Site SEO Visualizations

Web Site SEO Visualizations I'm a visual person as I believe most of us are which is why I am fascinated by these images of sites that I have visualized.  Green dots are working pages, blue dots are redirects and orange dots are pages that don't exist or are forbidden.  The connecting lines represent link structure of a site.  The larger a dot the more traffic it receives. SEO Visualization Gallery