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PBN, GuestPost or Syndication for Backlink Building

Backlink BuildingWe 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 that in SEO onpage optimization is the easiest thing and it used to work in the 1990s ... heck back then you could keyword stuff and just repeat the same phrase enough in the background and you'd get some traction.  Yes, SEO is dead ... if thats the SEO you are using.Backlinks moved in and added some credence to the claims that our content should rank for this or that keyword.  It made sense, each site that links to you with the anchor text including your keyword was that site basically vouching for your content.  If thats all you think backlinks are then ... Yes, SEO is dead ... simply having a ton of links to your site isn't a sure fire way to demonstrate that your content is rank worthy anymore.Backlinks created a storm of opportunity in SEO for gaming the system and stacking the deck.  I love telling people about the Google Bomb Miserable Failure and how it defined George Bush in 2004.  Or the story of the downfall ...
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New Google Backlink Types And SEO Value Of NoFollow Links Changes

Two things are important for you to take away from this post about backlinks and they are listed right below.  We've then included Google content explaining these two changes in backlinks.  If the text is italic and navy blue, its quoted from Google. User Generated Content or Sponsored Backlinks Added Are two additional rel="" tag options introduced by Google.  UGC Sponsored can be used together or separately in an attempt to show a difference between the two backlinks.  Nofollow remains a link option but if the link isn't a paid advertisement or User Generated Content yet you want to ensure if is not seen as an endorsement you may still use No Follow as an attribute. Every Link Counts Now. Rel+"NoFollow" used to mean don't follow this link and give the target any credit for this backlink.  Thats changing, all links will now be rewarded potentially...some links have been described as "hints" with "signals" still in the rankings.  It's not clear if they are one in the same or separate. Evolving “nofollow” – new ways to identify the nature of links Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Nearly 15 years ago, the nofollow attribute was introduced as a means to help fight comment spam. It also ...
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Sex, Speed And The SEO Migration of Romantic Depot to WordPress

Romantic Depot operates six, soon to be seven adult stores offering sex toys and lingerie, in the New York City area.  Their flagship stores are in Manhattan and the Bronx.  They’ve been around for sometime and over the years their website aged along with other businesses seeking to help drive local foot traffic.They've been around for some time and over the years their website aged along with other businesses sites. The goal of their site was to help drive local foot traffic, but a growing mobile population made their desktop site seem antiquated.With the move to mobile devices in full demonstration the old RomanticDepot.com site was not responsive. It was an HTML static site that required manual editing and didn't display well on a mobile phone.This lead the owner of the chain to build a new site that was mobile friendly and it lead to my involvement overseeing the process of migrating to this new mobile site without hurting the site's strong local SEO presence.Keywords: Branded And UnbrandedRomantic Depot does have an impressive keyword positioning presence in the New York City area. Even nationally they are on page 2 of results for "sex shop".The goal was to ensure a smooth transition to the mobile site while ...
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PBN

Managing And Maintaining A PBN

PBNs in 2019 can be just as effective as they once were if properly maintained and staged.  Mimicing an organic site goes a long way in the stability of your PBN. Additional Private Blog Network Resources: SEO PBN - Collection of all our SEO Articles on PBNs PBN Videos For Finding Expired Domains Backlinks and Auto Posting Maintaining A PBN It started off simple enough every week I'd search through expiring domains and pick up a couple cheap .org domains and spent about $7 bucks on two. I'd build my sites out individually and define a purpose to them and make them fully functional sites and move on.  But no one does that who is running just one site.  You return to the site and you improve it, add content, run updates and make sure it hasn't been hacked. This continued for 2 or 3 months in 2018 and before I knew it I had a hundred domains.  But I didn't really...because the oldest sites were usually hacked or outdated plugins would shut off removing functionality.  SSL certs may have expired in any regard there are a lot of things out there ready to shut your site down. Basically the ...
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Adobe Flash Ends A Decade Late

Adobe Will No Longer Support Flash After 2020, 10 Years After Steve Jobs Argued Why It Should End In 2010. Google Announced in September 2019 that it was phasing out support for Flash from its Chrome browser following Adobe;s announcement that they would end support in 2020.  Apple users wont likely hear much about the end of Flash, in 2010,  Steve Jobs wrote a scathing review of Flash and in it explained why Apple products wouldn't support it. Google's Flash Announcement: For 20 years, Flash has helped shape the way that you play games, watch videos and run applications on the web. But over the last few years, Flash has become less common. Three years ago, 80 percent of desktop Chrome users visited a site with Flash each day. Today usage is only 17 percent and continues to decline. This trend reveals that sites are migrating to open web technologies, which are faster and more power-efficient than Flash. They’re also more secure, so you can be safer while shopping, banking, or reading sensitive documents. They also work on both mobile and desktop, so you can visit your favorite site anywhere. These open web technologies became the default experience for Chrome late last year when ...
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SEO Audit

Custom SEO Site Audit

Example Audit Considerations This post includes a client audit recently completed with the client's name largely removed.  Some reports are linked too from within the report and since those reports are still of use to the client they remain largely intact. This has prevented redaction of these external reports. Graphics may include the client's site address.  This audit is only posted and made available to provide an illustration of what might be expected from an Ultimate SEO Custom Audit. Its not uncommon to generate an audit of a site using a computer's AI or a set of rules ... "if this is that then write that."  Automated audits are useful but only in showing very generalized often cookie cutter responses.  These responses would include statements such as "build more backlinks" but in these custom reports an SEO reviews the entirety of multiple automated reports and then provides insight and an action plan for addressing the most pressing issues affecting a site's goals. Ultimate SEO Custom Site Audits are a unique in-depth tool that is essential to many organization’s competitive edge.  In this post I’m including a recent audit completed for a client to provide an example of the audits we ...
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SEO SECURITY

WordPress SEO Security Settings For WP Cerber

One might think cybersecurity is not an SEO topic, but it is a very important SEO topic.  SEO as I keep noting here is more than keywords today. Technical SEO is about speed optimization, files such as robots.txt and sitemap.xml and security of your site IS an SEO matter. If you neglect your security Google can take action including deindexing your site if malware is found.  You'd be notified likely in Google Search Console of manual action and be removed from searches until you've cleaned up the site. Consider images like these in Search Engine Console or read about a real life deindexing from an SEO's perspective. Wordfence Alternative - WP-Cerber Wordfence is a highly popular WordPress security plugin that offers multiple layers of protection and is known to protect the most WordPress sites of any other security plugin. Is it fool profit?  Has anyone ever beaten it?  Yes, and often. Because of that last sentence I never use Wordfence because being number one makes you the target most hackers train to overcome. Think of the Microsoft vs Apple security myth ... Apple is thought to be more secure, and its not  that it is more secure it is more ...
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2020 ULTIMATE SEO PBN GUIDE

SEO PBN

Private Blog Networks or PBNs have a vilified reputation of being "black hat SEO" but this is a poor way of looking at an SEO tool still used by many just by other names ...
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Link Building: Redirecting Expired Domains Backlinks

Link building is one of the harder  aspects of SEO and because of this one of the least done. Unfortunately it is many times more powerful than anything you do to your page and content.  No level of optimization of content will trump the power of well placed relevant backlinks.Its so hard few ever do it, and those same people probably say that "SEO is dead."  It is if all you're doing is keyword optimization.  75% of what decides the results for a search have nothing to do with what is on the page. Expired Domain Backlinks Every day thousands of domains expire.  The owner just didnt renew it, maybe they forgot it.  Whatever the reason the domain is now available to anyone for registering again.  But what happens to all those pages on the internet that linked to that expired domain?  Nothing usually....each site would have to go through and update their own conten.As a site owner you can probably understand that means the bcklinks of an expired domain usually remain active.  This link building strategy involves you purchsing that domain, then redirecting the existing backlinks to your relevant content.  This video series walks you through three steps.  First, ...
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Duplicate Content Kills Your SEO

Duplicate content is a threat to your SEO rankings but not in the way you think.  It is distracting you from stuff that actually matters.  Google has no penalty and notes much of the web is duplicate content, the question is whether your use of the content ads value. Google noted over ten years ago that its not an issue. Let's put this to bed once and for all, folks: There's no such thing as a "duplicate content penalty." At least, not in the way most people mean when they say that. Google Webmaster Central Blog 2008 Duplicate content doesn't cause your site to be penalized. If duplicate pages are detected, one version will be returned in the search results to ensure variety for searchers. Google Webmaster Central Blog 2007 "Lots of duplicate content exists on websites, and often it's not a pressing problem." In the video provided by Google on "How to hire an SEO" they gain note duplicate content isn't a big deal. SearchEngineLand.com has an article that addresses the myth of duplicate content penalties from 2016. Duplicate Content Penalty Duplicate Content is killing your SEO because you're not doing something of value. Rather than worry about duplicate content ...
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