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What Is a Sitemap and Why You Need It
13 Aug

What Is a Sitemap and Why You Need It
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You probably spend a lot of time and effort making sure all the important pages of your website are optimized for search engines. You do this to increase the chances that your website will rank high in search results.  Yet, there’s a chance that not all of your website’s important pages will show up in search results, no matter how well optimized they are. The reason for that is search engines use automated discovery programs called web crawlers to “crawl” through your site and all its web pages. Once a page...

How To Get Your Website Indexed By Google
6 Aug

How to Get Your Website Indexed by Google
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Did you know that your website will not show up on Google if it’s not indexed? That’s how important indexing is! It’s the key to getting traffic to your website and unlocking organic growth. It’s also the start of your website’s SEO journey and the beginning of an important relationship you’ll have with Google. Indexing happens when a search engine recognizes pages of your website by crawling them using an automated discovery program called a spider. It catalogs your website’s pages on Google, giving them an identity through the URLs that show...

Learn how t do Keyword Research to optimize your SEO strategy
29 Jul

How to Do Keyword Research for Your SEO Strategy
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Researching keywords is an extremely important part of SEO, because the keywords you choose will be your target. Keywords give direction to your SEO strategy.  To understand what this means, first, you have to understand what keywords are and how search engines utilize them. When you use a search engine like Google, you enter a word or group of words to search. Those are keywords. You can ask a question, type in the name of something or someone you want to know more about, or anything else. The search engine takes your keywords...

16 Jul

Making Use of Google Search Engine Results Page for Your Business
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Google's mission is "to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful."  The company has gotten very good at understanding what we're searching for and delivering information that accurately answers our queries. Plus, they present the information in increasingly helpful ways, adding Search Engine Results Page (SERP) features that improve access to the information we need. Google's SERPs are sophisticated, sorting and grouping information in the most effective way possible. If you're interested in getting your website to show up prominently in search results, it's beneficial to know about...

SEO For Beginners (The Complete Guide)
9 Jul

SEO for Beginners
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With Search Engine Optimization (SEO), you can significantly boost the amount of traffic that comes to your website. Many startups and established businesses have successfully used SEO to get more customers without spending a dime on paid advertising. For example, consider one software developer and a blogger who saw their web traffic skyrocket following effective SEO initiatives. As a beginner in the marketing world, you might not have any idea what SEO is. After reading this article, you’ll know everything necessary to get started on the right foot.  We’ll show you: What SEO...

28 Jun

Negative SEO: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery
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Negative SEO involves someone sabotaging your search engine rankings to damage your business. Perpetrators want to reduce traffic to your website and steal your sales. It doesn't happen to everyone, but it’s something that every small business owner should be aware of. You can take comfort in the fact that negative SEO techniques are fairly easy to spot, and like with so many harmful things, early detection can really help mitigate the damage. After a detailed look at what negative SEO is all about, this article will explore six of the most...