Google has said publicly that two of the most important SEO ranking factors are the content of your website and the link profile of your website. Links from other websites to yours have been as a proxy for site authority and relevance by search engines for many years. In order for incoming links to have […]
Recently, I had a chance to do a presentation for the Nevada County Online Meetup. This was a deep dive on SEO, which included a presentation, and answering questions from the audience, during a lunch and learn. Fortunately, this presentation was videotaped for posterity, and is available on the NCO YouTube channel. What I wanted […]
What is searcher intent? Searcher intent is the task that a user wants to accomplish at the end of a Google search. By pattern matching what’s already ranking, we increase the probability a given page will rank higher.
If your website is built on WordPress, you have probably used the Yoast SEO plugin. Yoast SEO is the number one SEO helper plugin for WordPress, (and they also have a module for Drupal). Here’s how it works. For each page or article you edit, you set a focus keyword phrase. Yoast SEO gives you […]
We want to show you how we do our SEO audits, because there is power in sharing information, and because most of our competitors won’t be anywhere near this thorough in their own “SEO audits”. Step by step breakdown of what we look for when auditing a website.
Optimizing images for SEO often gets overlooked. We look at three things you should do for every image that you use on your website, and how each of these things can improve your SEO and user experience.
Reviews, and the reputation of your business, play a huge role in your SEO. For local SEO in particular, Google reviews, Yelp reviews, and industry specific reviews affect your rankings in your city. Some of you that I’ve talked to were surprised to hear that your Yelp reviews have a direct influence on your Google […]
WordPress is currently the world’s most popular content management system (CMS), a fancy say of saying it’s a platform for building websites. If you have a blog on your WordPress site, you can label the posts with different categories and tags. These are ways to sort the articles into taxonomies, so people can find more […]
Google is rolling out mobile-first indexing to all websites in July of 2018. This means that Googlebot will crawl and index the mobile versions of your web pages, and list those in search results. Here are all the things you need to know about mobile-first indexing, and how it will affect your SEO going forward.
Today’s question: if you buy extra domain names and point them at your main website, does that improve your SEO? In most cases, pointing extra domain names at your website won’t do anything. However, there are some reasons you might want to do this anyway. We’ll look at why and when buying extra domain names […]