Why I Made The Switch To Digital Ocean And You Should Too After a year of ballooning costs I stumbled across Digital Ocean an figured I’d try their $5 VPS server and compare it to my Amazon Web Services experience. Astonishing… Digital Ocean quickly grabbed my attention with the straight forward ease of use. I had a working cPanel server in less than 20 minutes. They make the entry into Cloud Computing easy with a 1 CPU 1 GB Ram server that has 25GB SSD and 1000GB Transfer …. also included was 2 external IP Addresses and the Ability to create a firewall protecting my servers. That cost $5 a month. Jaw dropping I exclaim the AWS price is $5 just for the two IP addresses! I should have made an apples to apples comparison but at that moment I was off. My AWS Configuration And Cost: 2 t2.medium 2[Find Out More]
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
Cloudflare And Plugins
In a previous post we noted the difference speed can make in search engine ranking. The same content delivered in different ways was listed on the same domains but in different positions between desktop and mobile indexes. Site Speed Affects Ranking
In this post we’re going to review two less popular ways to speed up your site and we’ll mention the popular ways. There’s a reason why Ultimate SEO uses slightly different processes for page load.
Often people download plugin optimizers and add page cache plugins to speed up their sites. Caching is important
I hate missing out just as much as anyone else. Its why Ultimate SEO has accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest, Flickr, Youtube, Blogger, Instagram, SnapChat and more. But the only thing worse than not being on a platform is to not appear active on that platform. If someone’s first impression of you or your company is your activity on a forgotten profile it is more damaging than not having been there to begin with.
IFTTT And Buffer
Thats where IFTTT has stepped in and been able to save time while helping to get a message out
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
First off, lets note that PBNs are not viewed well in traditional SEO and are hunted like witches in Massachusetts in the 1600s. They must be large to matter, having anywhere between 20 to several thousand sites. They are the equivalent of building dozens of WordPress sites taking hours and hours from other SEO opportunities. They work.
What Are Private Blog Networks?
Private or Personal Blog Networks, PBNs are sites built with the purpose of providing backlinks to another site. This other site is often called “the money site.” Google is known to be hostile to these sites and prone
How To Rank Your Site On Google…Forget the Keywords
Well don’t totally forget the keywords but I think if you spend more than 5 minutes on keywords you’re going to be pretty surprised by some purported data I stumbled across. As you likely know Google uses about 200 factors in determining your sites ranking. I personally have place a lot of emphasis on speed and backlinks and while I have thought it was important I must admit I didn’t give the social media factor as much attention as I should.
The first big thing to not is that 10.3% of
Well don’t totally forget the keywords but I think if you spend more than 5 minutes on keywords you’re going to be pretty surprised by some purported data I stumbled across. As you likely know Google uses about 200 factors in determining your sites ranking. I personally have place a lot of emphasis on speed and backlinks and while I have thought it was important I must admit I didn’t give the social media factor as much attention as I should. The first big thing to not is that 10.3% of ranking is CTR so if you have ever seen your content just jump up on the rankings and then slowly (or quickly) taper off as time goes its likely that people are clicking on you less and less as you slide below the pages. Its the single biggest impact. I feel Google gives you the benefit of doubt at[Find Out More]
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
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
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
Gutenberg sounds like the place that a hard fought battle took place in Europe maybe during the “Great Wars” or during the Middle Ages but Gutenberg is not connected to history its the name given to the new WordPress editor that WordPress 5 brings to the blogosphere.
I fully expected and was prepared to backup before upgrading, I have multiple sites so I had tested the upgrade on other sites. I figure though the best way to fix something is to break it first so I went ahead with it and upgraded https://matthewleffler.com to the newest and greatest and
Determining When You Have A Chance At A Keyword
So as I was reading for fun I stunbled across an often cited and well referenced Neil Patel article. So this isn’t my work but I wanted to share the excerpt from his much bigger article on how long it takes to rank.
6. Decide which keywords you should win before building out content based on those keywords.
Some content marketers set out to win ranking for a given keyword, without doing their due diligence on that keyword.
This can be a mistake.
Why? According to our data, websites that sought