In the past month, Savannah SEO companies found themselves trying to “reverse-engineer” two major updates to Google’s vast ranking algorithms. We all know that, in the end, the online community will benefit from a search engine that is better at spotting spam, more logical in its ranking of web pages in order of usefulness to human users, and able to quickly adapt to new web development trends. But the morning after a big algorithm update takes effect, it can feel much more like a headache than a step forward. Web pages that were previously enjoying high rankings may suddenly drop or disappear, causing panic on the part of those clients. With the double update in September, both organic search and local search were affected in different ways, meaning that there were two separate issues for Savannah SEO consultants to deal with. Multiply that fact by a number of different clients, and it’s easy to see why September and October have been a rather busy few months for those in the SEO world!
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In the world of the Internet, links are everywhere. Just think about the number of times that you reach a website you want to visit by typing in its URL and hitting “enter.” Alternately, think about the number of times that you just click on a link to reach a website, whether that link is on a Google search results page, another website, a Facebook post, an emailed marketing message, a Tweet…and the list goes on. Links are very important for your website, and in today’s post, your local Anderson SEO expert provides some tips on how to make the most of them—and what mistakes you should avoid at all costs.
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It would be absolutely mind-boggling if someone were able to compile all the text that has been spilled across forums, blogs, and comment sections about Penguin 4.0. For well over a year now, SEO experts (and those who pretend to be) have been making predictions about the final Penguin update—what it will do, how it will be different from previous versions, when it will hit the Google search algorithm, and whether it has already hit and Google just didn’t tell us. As frenzied as the discussions get and as anxious as people are to find out when Penguin 4.0 will take effect, let’s remember something important:
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Facebook is only twelve years old. The social media website has certainly made its mark on the world in that short amount of time, to the point that it gets mentioned in news articles about nearly any major event that occurs around the world. Law enforcement agencies scrutinize terrorists’ activity following attacks; relief efforts rely on Facebook friend networks for quick fundraising; and concerned family members are almost as likely to send a Facebook message as they are to make a phone call to find out whether their loved ones are all right during a hurricane or earthquake.
Read More Facebook’s Continued Evolution…And Why It Matters for SEO
Link building is one of the most important Spartanburg SEO activities, from the standpoint of achieving high search page rankings for your website for the long term. Unfortunately for most business owners, it’s also perhaps the most complex and confusing! No blogpost could adequately explain all of the ins and outs of link building, but an overview in the form of an onion can help. Starting at the outside, go with us as your SEO expert in Spartanburg, SC peels back the layers of this important and constantly changing SEO technique.
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A human being is an extremely visual creature. We rely, of course, on our other four senses heavily, but our vision is the primary method that most of us use to get around, learn, and make sense of the world around us. If we understand what that means in a little more detail, we can use that understanding to improve our Myrtle Beach SEO efforts. If that sounds funny at first, let’s give it a little background and it will start to make more sense. Here goes:
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SEO is a continuous process that can really affect your business. This means that you need to stay on top of your SEO strategy at all times to ensure that your strategy is working in your favor no matter what changes Google makes. If you are not sure whether or not your SEO strategy is really working, here are some tips to help you sort it all out.
Measure Your Organic Traffic With an Analytics Tool
The ultimate goal of SEO is to get more organic traffic to your website. Therefore, if your SEO strategy is actually working, you should see an increase in organic traffic to your site over time. Analytics tools can offer valuable insight into your website by providing you with detailed information on your site visitors and their behaviors. Track your traffic on a monthly and annual basis. You should also optimize your SEO strategy to decrease bounce rates and increase the amount of time spent by visitors on your website. Read More Is Your SEO Strategy Really Working?
The word “algorithm” might be one that many people can’t spell, pronounce, or define, but it has become a commonplace term in the online business world. Nearly anyone in the tech industry knows that an algorithm is the complicated set of rules that a search engine uses to rank the thousands of web pages that match a user’s keyword phrase search. Over the years, engineers have added layers of detail, expanded the range of language capability, and honed the accuracy of these algorithms to an amazing degree. But a new approach to processing keyword searches just might spell the end for even the most complex of these mathematical rule systems. Read More Are Algorithms About to Be Replaced by Something Completely Different?
One of the most profitable changes that a Georgetown SEO consultant can make to a new client’s website is to add a few landing pages to it. This is a practice that doesn’t occur to most people outside the web design industry, but it is a very effective one—in fact, it’s one of the first things we do when we begin the process of helping a client’s website start climbing the search page rankings. Today, we’d like to give you a quick, basic education on what this great tool is and what benefits it can provide once you implement it into your online marketing strategy. Read More A Landing Page Primer from Your Georgetown SEO
Here at PalmettoSoft, we’ve been thinking a lot lately about YouTube. To the average guy or gal relaxing at home in the evening, YouTube might primarily be a fun way to catch up on the latest viral amateur videos, watch the hottest pop stars’ new music videos, or—for those who are more artistic and serious in nature—find out how beginning filmmakers are pushing the boundaries of art these days. But we’re always thinking in terms of Internet marketing, and it is our firm opinion that YouTube represents one of the most important potential tools for marketing available today. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most ignored, because of a few misconceptions. Here are a few of our thoughts, making the case for YouTube channels as a major part of your company’s Savannah SEO campaign. Read More Savannah SEO: The Case for YouTube Channels