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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

PBNs: Private Blog Network – The Crack Habit Of SEO

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
Top SEO Ranking Signals

How To Rank Your Site On Google…Forget the Keywords

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
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 […]
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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
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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

Keyword Tools: List of SEO/PPC Tools

Keywords And Finding Topics That Your Client's Is Interested In Wordtracker is a tool offered by a company that provides 12 free searches.  I'm not super sold on its grand ability, it took the phrase IT Managed Services and tied into it "movie star planet", "management definition" and "managed service provider", among others.  My concern is that management definition as a keyword is of no use or value to an IT Managed Services company.  The next two terms are so broad all the industries out there will be searching similar words and your chances of paying for a false positive

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
seo plugins

20+ Of My Favorite Must Use Plugins for 2019

If its in this list I've used it at least 25 times.  Some seem to do the same thing but not really all the membership plugins have special ways of being perfect in their own way.  You can download them all zipped up from this site. 20 Great Plugins Add To Any Social Media with ease All 404 Redirect No 404s redirects as folks seek out a dead url All In One Migration Back it up on demand into one file All In One Migration Extended Restore it all on demand from that one file bbpress

SEO: How long does it take to rank #1 on Google?

It Takes About 3 Months To 6 Months To Rank #1 On Google In the world of politics everything seems to be able the last week of an election, after that its over.  In the business world you have to keep going after a certain defined date to remain in business.  Political SEO requires keeping in mind the business world because in Google ranking they are your biggest competitors and the other candidate is likely just as I was talking with a politico kind of friend in the last two days about the need in getting in contact with any
keyword ranking

Should You Go After That Keyword

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
Political SEO

What To Do With Your Political Site After The Election

Its something farthest from your mind, I’m sure.  If you’re working for a political campaign you’re pushing forward and the next 5 weeks are all out war ahead.  What to do with your campaign site after the election?  Heck I suspect some of you are just now getting around to your website, or many feel it hasn’t helped in the past so no need to worry.  You’d be wrong if you fall into either of those mindsets, if you’re the diligent one you’ll find the rewards are like a garden. I started renting a house in my hometown after returning

SEO: How long does it take to rank #1 on Google?

SEO: How long does it take to rank #1 on Google? It Takes About 3 Months To 6 Months To Rank #1 On Google In the world of politics everything […]

Campaign, Candidate And Political SEO: Optimize Or Be Trumped

I say be “Trumped” because for all that he did wrong in traditional campaigning, he did Political SEO better than anyone had before. I’ve always been a political guy.  I love using technology to those political ends.  Earlier this year I was able to leverage my experience in SEO, Adwords, cloud computing, data analysis and web design for a political candidate. It’s why these unique products are bundled into what I offer through Upwork.  Today there is no excuse for a candidate to neglect digital media needs.  Local candidates can easily benefit from a solid online presence for much less

SEO Backlinks: Guest Blogging Sites

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Political SEO: SEO Tips For Political Campaign Websites

SEO Tips for Political Campaign Websites What’s worse than a candidate not having a campaign website? It’s having a campaign website that no one can find. Search engine optimization (SEO) is a way of building your website pages to make them more attractive to search engines and have them rank higher for related searches. Here are some basic SEO tips when building out your website: Optimize your site’s web pages The page title
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Site Speed Becomes Ranking Factor Announcement 2010

This is a repost from https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/site-speed/ and its also from 2010.  We’re reposting it here for our visitors to see how speed has long been a ranking factor.  Its importance […]
Big Data

When Keyword Ranking Requires A Pass

  When Keyword Ranking Requires A Pass Keyword Ranking is ultimately the goal of every SEO and Adword campaign.  I was invited to an Upwork project this past week, I always like being invited and generally I try to make the project work. Someone out there noticed my efforts and wants to hear from me.  It is unfortunate though when I feel I have no other choice but to decline the invite and not submit a winning contract. A new site was seeking proposals for ranking at the top of search results using only organic search. I love a challenge
On Page Ranking Factors in SEO

Importance of On-Page Ranking Factors

source: moz.com The way your page is optimized can have a huge impact on its ability to rank. What are On-Page Ranking Factors? On-page ranking factors can have a big impact on your page’s ability to rank if optimized properly. The biggest on-page factors that affect search engine rankings are: Content of Page The content of a page is what makes it worthy of a search result position. It is what the user came to see and is thus extremely important to the search engines. As such, it is important to create good content. So what is good content? From