What is RankBrain and Does It Change the Way We Do SEO?

RankBrain

To provide its users with relevant search results, Google is constantly getting smarter. Look closer at its algorithm change history and you will see that its search algorithm gets changed 500-600 times a year.

While some of them almost go unnoticed, some algorithms come with massive shake-ups of the SEO landscape.

One of them is Google’s RankBrain, a machine learning system, rolled out in 2015.

So, what is RankBrain and why should you care?

Let’s find out!

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How to Set an E-Commerce SEO Strategy to Explode Your Sales

E-Commerce SEO Strategy

According to Statista, global e-commerce sales reached $2.3 trillion in 2017 and they’re expected to jump to astounding $4.88 trillion by 2021. Given these facts, we can conclude that the e-commerce sphere is expanding impressively fast. And, with it, the number of your competitors also grows.

As most of your customers never scroll past the first page of Google’s search results, just having a nice e-commerce site is not enough for you to increase sales. To grab your target audience’s attention, you need to optimize it for search engines and boost your rankings.

Here is how to build an SEO strategy that will skyrocket your sales.

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10 Dangerous SEO Techniques to Avoid in 2018

SEO Techniques to Avoid in 2018

When running a business online, SEO is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways of generating quality traffic. While you work towards employing the best SEO tactics, there are those that will affect your ranking in Google search results.  You can begin with basic tactics such as good meta tag descriptions, quality content, and HTTPS.

However, you ought to be more careful with dangerous SEO techniques that can be easily detected by the Penguin, Panda, and other Google algorithm s. This article takes a closer look at some of the SEO techniques to avoid in 2018.

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How Analytics With NLP Can Help Unlock SEO Wins

 Analytics With NLP

What can you do to unlock hidden search engine optimization wins?  

Let’s assume that you’re already doing everything else right: You’ve made your site fast and secure, developed a strong architecture, done the expected keyword research, engaged in strategic link building, and stayed on top of the latest algorithm updates. You are also diligent about smaller optimizations and emerging trends: You’ve embraced local SEO best-practices, started thinking about the impact of voice search, and ensured your website content and experience is mobile-first. 

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How to Maximize Content Marketing ROI with the Triad Strategy

Content Marketing ROI

According to a study in 2014, over 2 million blog posts get published every single day. This figure is expected to have increased much more in the last couple of years.

The sheer volume of content available on the internet today has made the job of a content marketer that much harder. This challenge is amplified by an increase in focus on analytics that assesses the ROI of every article you publish. Quite frankly, very few businesses have cracked the code on content marketing.

I have been advising companies on content marketing for over six years now. During this time, we have seen a dramatic shift in the way content gets published and consumed. Five hundred worded articles were fairly adequate a few years back. They do not make the cut anymore.

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An Advanced Guide to Link Building – 7 Must-Have Strategies

Guide to Link Building

During a March Q&A Session with WebPromo Expert, Andrey Lipattsev—a Search Quality Senior Strategist at Google—revealed Google’s top three ranking factors: links, content, and RankBrain. Marketers have since begun to improve their link building efforts and backlink strategies.

Some websites, as expected, went the way of the black hat. They scored higher rankings by manipulating the number of links leading to their page. A later update—codenamed Google Penguin—managed to successfully weed out those employing link schemes and similar black-hat SEO tactics and de-rank them.

With those issues addressed, the focus shifted entirely to link quality, not quantity.

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