A phrase you’ll hear a lot: Create great content, and you’ll get links naturally. You may have found it’s much harder than that. Even when you create “skyscraper content” it can be difficult to acquire links. So how do you get back links in the real world?
You may have noticed recently that Google added favicons to search results. Favicons are those little square images that sometimes appear in the address bar of a web page or bookmarked URLs. But there is a reason why Google added favicons to the search engine results pages (SERPs). This was not a feature that was […]
On June 3rd, 2019, Google started rolling out a broad update to the ranking algorithm, named the June 2019 Core Update. They announced this over the weekend, and on June 2nd, 2019, there were temporary outages of Google services (Gmail, YouTube, Google Search, Google Cloud) across the world in various locations. Maybe they needed to […]
This is a question I see every week in SEO forums. Should you pay to have someone create a Wikipedia page for your company? Many online marketers believe that having a Wikipedia article will help boost your SEO. My advice is, unless you are a national or international company, hold off on that. Wikipedia has […]
Today I’m answering a great question that I saw in an SEO forum, “Can you do SEO without paid SEO tools?” When we say, “paid SEO software”, it refers to tools like Ahrefs, SEMrush, Moz Pro, Majestic, Mangools, and many others. I believe that you can do SEO without any tools except for Google itself. […]
What are the Google Quality Search Rater Guidelines? They are a checklist given to Google independent contractors, who are tasked with scoring the search results that Google returns for certain search phrases. If you want to see the Search Quality Rater Guidelines, there’s a link here. They were last updated publicly on July 20, 2018. […]
I saw an interesting question recently: a mattress company with over 100 Google reviews wants to know why they don’t come up in the 3 pack map. When they search for mattress company related keywords close to their location, the Google 3 pack map shows businesses farther away. These other companies have far less Google […]
Today’s question is, “What criteria does Google look at when they are trying to figure out the last time a blog post or article was updated?” “I have some blog posts that need updating. Some need a few tweaks. Others need major overhauls.” “But I need to know what they are looking for when reconsidering […]
In certain cases, Google will rewrite your title tags and meta descriptions in search results. We look at some reasons the Google algorithm will choose to do this.
I want to talk about a thread I saw in one of the Reddit SEO channels, a question about the ROI of a mobile-friendly website. This is a paraphrase of what the original poster asked, but it went something like this. “Our website is not mobile-friendly right now. If we make our website mobile-friendly, how […]