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Outranked by Websites with a Weak Backlink Profile?

One thing is certain in SEO: outranking your competition can be difficult, especially for a relatively new site. It’s outright perplexing when competitors with spammy and weak backlink profiles comfortably sit above you in the search results. There’s no need to get agitated at your competitor’s seemingly easy success. In the context of SEO, there […]

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Google Announces Helpful Content Update

On August 18th, 2022, Google announced their Helpful Content Update on the Google Search Central Blog. This update will be rolling out over the next two weeks, and it appears to target low-quality content for possible demotion. Google’s announcement says they want to “better reward content where visitors feel they’ve had a satisfying experience, while […]

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What is Link Equity? How Does it Impact SEO?

In simplest terms, link equity is the measure of how much impact a hyperlink from one website has on the overall search ranking of the linked website. SEO experts almost universally agree that link equity is a search engine ranking factor, though determining the amount of “authority” and value a linking site transfers to another […]

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What is Anchor Text? How to Optimize It For SEO

What is anchor text? Anchor text is clickable text contained in a hyperlink. By default, web browsers will render anchor text in blue, with an underline, though web designers can customize how anchor text appears on a website. The best practice is to make anchor text a different color than the surrounding, unlinked text (at […]

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How to Use H1, H2, H3 Heading Tags for SEO and UX

Semantic HTML is the basis of a well structured website. With the proliferation of visual web page building tools, it can be easy to use headings for presentation insured of structure. There are pragmatic reasons to focus on creating websites and web pages that are both semantic and HTML valid according standards of the World […]

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Outbound Links and SEO: Does Linking Out Affect SEO?

You may have heard outbound links can weaken your SEO, but linking to authoritative pages can be a positive SEO signal. It’s important to understand that the topics of outbound links in SEO seems to generate some division of opinion. Some people discourage linking to other websites because it may take users away from your […]

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