The Essential SEO Tips and Strategies for 2019

SEO remains one of the most pressing digital marketing strategies for any business. 

Google receives over 68,000 searches per second on any given day.

Search engine optimization is no child’s play, and most SEO practitioners know it for a fact. Gone are the days when stuffing a bunch of keywords was equal to hitting the jackpot.

Search algorithms continue to evolve, and it’s vital to keep pace with the latest. Before understanding how to apply what’s new, let’s first delve into the core objectives of SEO.

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Understand Google’s Page Speed Insights or Suffer in SEO

Google Page Speed

Most webmasters understand the importance of website load speed for users. Countless studies have shown the correlation between how fast a page loads and online conversion rates.

This significance has increased dramatically with the rise of mobile internet browsing. Today, 64% of smartphone users expect a page to load in less than four seconds.

Because of this growing expectation of fast page loading, Google has recognized its importance in providing a satisfying user experience.

This has prompted them to use mobile page load speed as a ranking factor within their search algorithm. And with Google rolling out mobile-first indexing last year, put simply, your website will suffer in SEO if your core pages load slowly.

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Should You Be Using Multiple H1 Headers on a Single Page?

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With the advent of HTML5 platforms, there’s been a lot of confusion regarding the old H1 Header rule in SEO world: ONLY USE ONE PER PAGE. 

Is this “SEO rule” still relevant with HTML5 platforms? Or has this advancement changed the game slightly? Logically speaking, Google has always prescribed a single H1 Header per page for the purpose of highlighting the main purpose of the article. This rule forced SEO specialists to plan and

implement semantic core based on one main message/keyword per page. 

But as with many aspects of the online world, answers aren’t always as simple as they seem to be and things change continually. What are the intricacies of this niche you need to know? 

Let’s start at the beginning to assist newbies and pros alike.  

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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 Create Engaging Content in the “Boring” Industries

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One of the strategies that you can implement when preparing a marketing strategy is content marketing. Many marketers are stuck on the phase of developing an editorial plan because they cannot come up with any topic that wouldn’t bore the readers to death.

This article gives you a way out of this situation.

What are the Boring Industries?

First things first, let’s define what boring industries are. Accounting, insurance, banking, and law almost certainly fall under this category. Plumbing, roofing, real estate and many others do as well. 

In fact, most industries can be called boring because the content they can produce is not newsworthy. What are the interesting industries then? Eco-friendly shopping bags or hipster shoes? They’re not interesting, they’re trendy. 

If you continue to describe industries as interesting and boring, think of crab fishing. It is an industry, where lots of bearded men sail the sea in gloomy weather and perform a series of boring and repetitive tasks to get some crabs out the water and sell them. Yet it has its own Discovery Channel documentary that millions of people enjoyed. 

It is not about the industry itself. Rather, it is about your ability to show the most interesting things in the industry. If the oil industry could do it, as a case study in Forbes suggests, you can do it too. 

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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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How to Optimize Your Website for Featured Snippets

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Featured snippets can increase organic traffic to a page by up to 516%, as found in a study by Search Engine Land. While many webmasters focus solely on ranking in the regular search results, featured snippets create a new opportunity to surpass the competition. 

Ahead, you are going to learn how to optimize your content and SEO to achieve featured snippets in Google, and ultimately generate more organic traffic.

What are Featured Snippets?

Every marketer aspires to achieve the #1 rank in Google, but how about position #0? This is what many are starting to call featured snippets, as they appear higher than other search results.  

Featured snippets are specially selected answers that are placed in a block below any ads but above the other organic results. You’ve most likely seen them before, and they look like this:

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SEO Trends and Techniques in 2019: What Challenges are Coming?

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The future of SEO is right behind the corner whether you like it or not. That is why you have to accept this fact and move on along with upgrading our SEO and digital marketing strategies to make them even more appealing to the future realities.

In the article below, I would discuss 8 the most outstanding SEO trends and techniques that are waiting for us in 2019. Also, I would touch on the challenges and pitfalls in the way of obtaining a top rank in your search engine in the new upcoming year.

Many of you are pretty familiar with what search engine is and what it was back in the days, however, it is really intriguing to observe how it is evolving right now. Stick and stones might break my bones, but things like domain authority, backlink profile and for instance, authorship is the SEO of the past. Now, it is all about your reputation.

Nevertheless, despite the fact that reputation is undoubtedly essential, you got to continuously amplify it with new technologies keeping pace with your fastidious client; which means you have to improve your user experience all the time – no excuses.

Let’s see how user experience might show itself off in 2019.

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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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The Latest Google Rebranding Initiative Discussed

New Face of Google

Change at some point in life is essential. Google, on their verge to embrace change for the better, are aiming to introduce major changes. They are intending to do away with AdWords and DoubleClick, which are among their brands where they will rebrand them to make them easy and simple. Despite them being made simple, they will have some added features to make your experience the best.

AdWords has been a good brand for the last 18 years while DoubleClick is 22 years old. Google flagship in charge of advertising is aiming at reorganizing these brands. The main aim is to make sure that brands reflect what they are meant to be and what their purpose is.

For you to rise to this level using Google, you must first understand about the new brands. The Google AdWords shall now acquire the name Google Ads while DoubleClick and other brands will fall under the Google Marketing Platform. Google Ad Manager will as well be a new brand.

These changes are aiming at catering to consumer expectation, which is growing day by day. They will also increase opportunities for advertisers. Google has developed over the years adopting new ad products and formats, which over time have become more complex for advertisers to use.

Due to these changes, advertisers, as well as publishers, have been on crossroads wondering on the best Google product to choose. The new branding characterized by three buckets aims at making things easier giving publishers and advertisers guidelines on the product they need. This will depend on their goals and aims. Below are new Google brands and their solutions.

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