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Ways to Use Chrome DevTools for SEO Troubleshooting

For anyone who hasn’t ventured into Chrome’s DevTools, accessing it is as simple as right-clicking a webpage and clicking Inspect.

Approaching this from the lens of SEO professionals, I recommend using both the Element pane – allowing you to look at the DOM and CSS – as well as enabling a few different tools in the console drawer.

By default, this brings up the Elements panel, giving you a glimpse of the DOM and the style sheets used to compose the…

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Added by stanley78 on November 23, 2020 at 12:59pm — No Comments

How to Leverage Keyword Mapping for SEO Success

Keyword mapping is the process of assigning each page to a target keyword cluster. Learn what has changed recently and why keyword mapping remains relevant.

Keyword mapping is the process of assigning each page to a target keyword cluster.

Google ranks on the basis of specific URLs.

Each URL needs to be optimized and relevant for the target keywords in order to rank.

Today’s target keyword cluster normally consists of the main keyword (focus…

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Added by stanley78 on November 23, 2020 at 12:50pm — No Comments

How CRO Can Help Tie Your SEO Efforts to the Bottom Line

Too often, there’s a belief in the business world that SEO efforts can’t be measured or related directly to revenue.



In reality, SEO efforts can and should be connected to bottom line metrics.



CRO (conversion rate optimization) is one often-overlooked method that can easily tie your business’s SEO efforts to the bottom line.



While CRO has often been categorized and thought of as a totally separate digital strategy from SEO, when used in conjunction, they become… Continue

Added by stanley78 on November 20, 2020 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Are Your Clients' Sites Ready for Google's New Ranking Signal?

Learn why it may be beneficial to prioritize Core Web Vitals in your SEO roadmap, what other SEO pros think of this update, and how you can prepare for it.

While there are several excellent articles offering SEO recommendations on how to optimize for Core Web Vitals, there’s little published on the why – i.e., the anticipated impact that Core Web Vitals as a ranking signal will have on search visibility.

Being able to both understand and communicate the why…

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Added by stanley78 on November 20, 2020 at 1:39pm — No Comments

A -Point SEO Content Checklist for SMBs

Heading into 2021, small businesses need to rethink their SEO content writing habits across their business website(s). Here's a checklist you can use.



As small businesses head into 2021 with endless hope that this pandemic ends, marketing dollars are scarce.



And from the looks of things, this marketing spend will continue its scarcity throughout 2021, especially if additional statewide or citywide shutdowns occur.



One advantage of this… Continue

Added by stanley78 on November 19, 2020 at 9:57am — No Comments

Top Mistakes That Can Impact PPC Success

Make sure your PPC campaigns are set up for success. Learn the top factors that can hold back paid search performance and how to address them.

Are your PPC campaigns performing at the highest level possible?

Maybe. Or maybe not.

It doesn’t matter what type of company you work with, their industry, or their size.

There are many specific mistakes that impact your PPC success. This article will highlight nine such mistakes.

Some of these…

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Added by stanley78 on November 19, 2020 at 9:43am — No Comments

Why a Site with Less Backlinks Outranks a Site with More

To answer the question about why a site with fewer links will outrank a site with a ton, or how to get your website with a few links to outrank one with a few hundred thousand you need to look at what a link is.

Before we had smartphones, schema, and concepts like E-A-T, the search engines needed a way to determine the trust of a website and a specific page within that website.

Now that PageRank doesn’t exist (at least as we knew it back then), we have other ways to…

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Added by stanley78 on November 18, 2020 at 2:29pm — No Comments

How Important Are Backlinks for SEO?

  • Companies that link to their other brands in their own footers or in their main navigation to switch between stores.
  • If you’re an authority and a blogger has a list of resources and other reading in their sidebar.
  • When you’re producing a ton of photo content and the website uses your work across numerous posts.
  • As you do something newsworthy and media companies, bloggers, and publications mention, source or feature you for it.
  • Providing…
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Added by stanley78 on November 18, 2020 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Reasons Your Website Can Have a High Bounce Rate

Visitors leaving your website? Learn 13 things that could be causing this and five tips to help reduce your high bounce rate.



It’s a question asked on Reddit and Twitter every day.



It makes the shoulders of online marketers tense up and makes analysts frown with concern.







This can even happen when a user idles on a page for more than 30 minutes.



So what is a high bounce rate, and why is it bad?



Well “high bounce rate” is a… Continue

Added by stanley78 on November 17, 2020 at 8:41am — No Comments

How to Rank a Video on Both YouTube & Google Search

These key optimization tips will help you get the videos you have published to rank both on YouTube and in Google search.

There are a lot of factors that go into a video ranking well on YouTube, but one of the most important is quality.

Quality isn’t a direct ranking factor because there is no way to objectively measure that.

But it plays a significant role in user engagement – which is a direct ranking…

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Added by stanley78 on November 17, 2020 at 8:36am — No Comments

Reasons Your Website Can Have a High Bounce Rate

Visitors leaving your website? Learn 13 things that could be causing this and five tips to help reduce your high bounce rate. 

It’s a question asked on Reddit and Twitter every day.

It makes the shoulders of online marketers tense up and makes analysts frown with concern.

This can even happen when a user idles on a page for more than 30 minutes.

So what is a high bounce rate, and why is it bad?

Well “high bounce rate” is a relative…

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Added by stanley78 on November 16, 2020 at 12:28pm — No Comments

How to Predict Content Success with Python

Learn how to use Python to fetch and analyze search query data from Google Search Console and estimate its potential for high traffic content production.

They have learned to return results even when they can’t anticipate what people would search for.

Now, picture the significance of this opportunity.

  • Fetch one year’s worth of search query data from Google Search Console.
  • Isolate the queries in the last day of data and filter…
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Added by stanley78 on November 16, 2020 at 12:02pm — No Comments

How the Universal SERPs Are Changing & How to Stay on Top

The demand for SEO is at an all-time high.



The global pandemic accelerated all industry’s digital transformation, including some of the most established sectors, such as:



Finance.

Healthcare.

Communication.

Conferences.

SEO is central to all marketing activities.







For SEO, that means staying on top of the SERPs by taking a multimedia format approach to content for Universal SERP rankings.



In this article, you’ll learn… Continue

Added by stanley78 on November 13, 2020 at 9:03am — No Comments

Core Web Vitals Becoming Ranking Signals in May 2021

Google confirms Core Web Vitals are becoming ranking signals for search results in May 2021.

The ‘page experience’ signal combines Core Web Vitals with the following signals:

  • Mobile-friendliness
  • Safe-browsing
  • HTTPS-security
  • Intrusive interstitial guidelines

Core Web Vitals were introduced earlier this and are designed to measure how users experience the speed, responsiveness, and visual stability of a…

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Added by stanley78 on November 13, 2020 at 8:47am — No Comments

Core Web Vitals Becoming Ranking Signals in May 2021

Google confirms Core Web Vitals are becoming ranking signals for search results in May 2021.

The ‘page experience’ signal combines Core Web Vitals with the following signals:

  • Mobile-friendliness
  • Safe-browsing
  • HTTPS-security
  • Intrusive interstitial guidelines

Core Web Vitals were introduced earlier this and are designed to measure how users experience the speed, responsiveness, and visual stability of a…

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Added by stanley78 on November 13, 2020 at 8:46am — No Comments

How to Use Google Ads Keyword Forecast Tool for Predictive Keyword Research

Learn how the Google Ads Keyword Forecast Tool can help you narrowing down future potential for any keywords in SEO and paid media.

It’s one thing to know what’s trending now.

That’s a valuable asset for any digital marketer.

But what about what’s going to be trending tomorrow, or farther into the future?

How do you even predict that?

The Google Ads Keyword Forecast tool does…

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Added by stanley78 on November 12, 2020 at 10:37am — No Comments

Important PPC Trends to Watch in 2021

What will be the big trends in PPC marketing and paid social in 2021? Here are 10 trends you need to know, according to 32 top experts.

In a normal year, PPC marketing is fairly unpredictable.

But 2020 was anything but a normal year.

Last year, nobody could have or would have predicted we’d be dealing with the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic throughout 2020.

Instead, our PPC experts were busy talking about trends like automation,…

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Added by stanley78 on November 12, 2020 at 10:33am — No Comments

Pinterest SEO Tips for High-Traffic Success

As a refreshing alternative to Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Pinterest provides ample room for creativity and storytelling while priding itself on being a unique platform where Pinners can discover new ideas, businesses, and blogs.

While it differs from Google or Bing, many time-honored SEO tactics still hold true.

In this guide, you’ll discover some tried-and-true Pinterest SEO tips, as well as some future-forward strategies to help you make the most of this dynamic…

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Added by stanley78 on November 11, 2020 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Pinterest SEO Tips for High-Traffic Success

As a refreshing alternative to Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Pinterest provides ample room for creativity and storytelling while priding itself on being a unique platform where Pinners can discover new ideas, businesses, and blogs.

While it differs from Google or Bing, many time-honored SEO tactics still hold true.

In this guide, you’ll discover some tried-and-true Pinterest SEO tips, as well as some future-forward strategies to help you make the most of this dynamic…

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Added by stanley78 on November 11, 2020 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Google on BERT and Exact Match Keywords

Google’s John Mueller answered whether BERT is making exact match keywords of less importance. Mueller explained the purpose of BERT and how that might affect keyword use in the long run.

An example is the case of misspellings. In the past it was useful to salt a page with common keyword misspellings. This made it possible for a low quality affiliate site to rank over authoritative sites, sites that would never consciously add a misspelling to their pages.

This is…

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