12 Techniques to Maximize the Value from Your Backlinks

If you’re into SEO, you probably already know the value of a good ol’ backlink. After all, backlinks are an important ranking signal used by search engines to determine the authority of your website—and building more backlinks will most likely result in higher rankings.

So, it’s time to scale your outreach and build XXX backlinks, right?!

Well, not really. Links are no longer equal, especially because Google constantly innovating the PageRank algorithm with multiple ranking factors being added every single day.

You can longer ‘game’ the system ( Psst… PBN links) as Google can tell a fake backlink profile from a mile away —

PBN Website

What’s more, unethical backlinks can potentially harm your website—and most likely result in penalties that take months to overcome.

But what about ‘good’ links, aren’t all of them valuable?

Again, no. As mentioned, Google has multiple ranking factors, so they allocate different values to different types of ‘good’ links. In this post, I’ll walk you through techniques to maximize the value from your backlinks as reported by industry experts:

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What is Sentiment Analysis, and Why is it Important?

“The customer’s perception is your reality. What they think about your products, MATTER. If you don’t put your customer’s perception first, THE GAME IS OVER.” – Sharfaraz Ahmed 

Social listening is all the rage, and it is constantly expanding as we learn more about it. We need to start taking what our customers think into account. That includes what they are saying about us and our companies online. The only way to grow is to adapt and evolve. The only way to do that is to actually listen to the people you are trying to engage with. Sentiment analysis is probably the best form of social listening, and it is something I will always vouch for. But what is it, how does it work, and is it actually beneficial to you? 

What You Will Learn

Before I hop into all the details, please read through a brief rundown of the topics that I will be covering in this guide: 

  • What is sentiment analysis?
  • What the point in it is?
  • How it can boost your business?
  • The setbacks

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5 UI/UX Principles to Follow for Creating a Great Website in 2019

UI/UX Principles 2019

2019 brings new scope to flourish your business by adding creative ideas to your website. It’s difficult to bang on your website design within an hour or day, it takes longer. The days of traditional design are gone in which you design your sites with the company about us and a few images to engage as many customers. Today sites and apps are zestful and interactive.

As a user, we spend more than half of the time to read online financial investment strategy, news, navigating the website and using web apps. But our experience online is not the greatest that we could have. And the reason behind this is poor design or inappropriate layouts that didn’t understand the user’s interest. The business needs to add more valuable aspects to hold user on your site for longer.

As designers, it’s our first priority to design a site with the best user experience. And it’s a little difficult but not impossible to perform.

Here are some best UI/UX principles, we put together to follow for creating a great and effective website in 2019.

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Takeaways From Google Quality Rating Guidelines That Affect Your Website

Google Quality Rating

Google is king of the Internet search and that’s an undeniable fact. It channels a staggering 89% of all search engine traffic in the world. This means that if you want your website to be found on Google, you play by Google rules.

Building a website is much more than merely slapping together a few web pages and calling it a day’s work done. There are so many details you need to consider, from choosing the best web hosting available all the way to working on your SEO for search ranking.

The problem is that there are literally thousands of websites on the Internet claiming to be able to teach you how to do so. Some are legit, some might be halfway, and some might be outright scams. To work around this issue, let’s talk about Google’s Quality Rating Guideline.

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How to Perform SEO for Landing your Content on Google Discover

We live in a world where the word ’Google’ has become synonymous to ‘search’. Witnessing the intense changes that technology has gone through has been a delight, but having had the opportunity to see the world’s search engine giant grow at exponential speed has been an adventure.

People have long depended on Google to get answers, learn about the world, and seek in-depth knowledge on topics they’re passionate about. In 2017, the news feed experience in the Google app made it easier to discover, stay connected and explore only selective and only the most relevant information. 

In this ever-evolving technological world, Google has made it yet more accessible to find your tribe, and information, merely just a click away. The Tech Giant launched a major update to hone, and make user experience paramount; with it, they birthed a new identity, with brand new features for user exploration. 

Google claimed to have furthered the exploration of interesting content, tailored to befit its user by launching Discover. Without dwelling on what subject you want to further ‘discover’ about, now Google would give you abundant options to choose from.

Every topic that piques your interest can now be followed, only to provide you with similar fresh content- articles, and videos that are not new to the web, but are new to you.

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BREXIT & SEO – What You Need to Know to Survive?

BREXIT & SEO

It doesn’t matter if you’re a vocal supporter of the left campaign, or if you just wanted things to remain the way they’d been since the United Kingdom joined the European Union in 1969, I’m sure it’s become apparent to all of us over the last few years that the uncertainty surrounding Brexit isn’t ideal for business.

Any assessment of the numerous studies that have been published since the 23rd of June 2016, will reflect a broad consensus that Brexit is going to make the United Kingdom poorer by erecting barriers to trade, delaying foreign investment and stifling economic migration.

But should you be starting to worry if you’re running a small or medium-sized enterprise? Many people in this position are still wholly unaware of what Brexit means for them and their business.

In fact, regardless of a company’s size, Brexit, on the whole, has so far been synonymous with delay. This delay has inevitably caused economic uncertainty, and this uncertainty has prevented many enterprises from making pivotal decisions in their day to day operations; i.e. investing in new business opportunities, expanding their businesses’ premises or even just employing new staff. 

The Financial Times have recently reported on this phenomenon, asserting that their research indicates that the United Kingdom’s economy is in the region of 1 to 1.5 percent smaller than it would have been if voters had agreed to remain. The Centre for European Reform thinks the Financial Times’ figures are far too conservative, instead of calculating that the figure should, in fact, be closer to 2.5 percent. 

Scarily enough, for small and medium-sized enterprises, Forbes Magazine’s Bianca Cole made clear that it was likely them who were going to struggle most in the face of this economic slowdown.

According to the FSB, 99.9% of all private sector businesses were small or medium-sized enterprises; so, if Bianca Cole’s prediction comes to pass, the effects of Brexit could have a devastating impact of the livelihoods of much of the United Kingdom’s population.

With that being said, it’s not quite time to lose all hope and start building the Brexit bunker! There’s still plenty you can do right now to begin to safeguard your business from some of the potential impacts of Brexit.

Search Engine Optimisation often referred to simply as SEO, is now your most reliable ally and an essential tool in defending your company from the negative impacts of a Hard Brexit. 

If you can implement SEO into your business’ online strategy for the next few years, it’s entirely possible that this potentially terrible situation could transform into the ultimate opportunity. Make sure you read ahead to discover some top tips on how SEO can help you and your business whether the Brexit storm!

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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. (Source)

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?

HTML 5

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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