4 Highly Effective Link Building Trends to Lookout for in 2019

Link Building

Back in 2013, getting featured in the Top 10 search results on Google was a pretty straightforward task – do some killer keyword research, use the right meta tags and have a ton of backlinks to high-authority websites.

Just like the world around us has been changing and evolving, so has Google! Their engine has become more efficient; the crawler has become more intelligent, and the involvement of Google’s machine-learning AI system means that the criteria for ranking are constantly being re-evaluated for improvements. 

Now, in 2019, it’s just not enough to have a well-structured site with all the right keywords and necessary backlinks! Thanks to Google’s ever-evolving algorithm, we have to stay up-to-date with all the latest improvements and apply those changes to our website frequently. 

However, if there’s one thing that has remained constant all this while and has been proven to improve your ranking, it’s the process of building relationships with other relevant, high-ranking websites. 

Yes, that’s right – I’m talking about link-building! 

Though it is one of the oldest SEO techniques and has been proven to increase your website rankings substantially, many website owners underestimate link-building or think that it is dead – that’s why, today I will tell you why it is not, and how you can start doing it too.

Note: Link-building is a time-consuming process and takes time to show results. You can post a lot of unrelated links on your website to see a spike in traffic, but keep in mind, Google is intelligent and WILL penalize if you for promoting irrelevant backlinks on your website. 

Also, nothing tells Google you are ‘relevant’ better than other authorized websites linking to your page through related articles! 

Are you curious to know how this can be done? Then let’s take a look at some of the top link-building trends to look out for in 2019.

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The Ultimate Guide to Tracking SEO Success: Why Tracking SEO Success is Important

Many people understand how important SEO can be to their website, but not many people understand the importance of tracking the success of their SEO campaign. If you do not know whether your SEO campaign is successful, how will you know what to do moving forward?

You need to know what is working and what is not so that you know how to make the most of your time. You are going to want to replicate what is working and ditch what isn’t.

SEO Campaign

The first thing that you need to understand when you are in the beginning stages of your digital marketing strategy/implementation, is that you are not going to see results overnight. It is going to take a lot of work and time put in if you want to see the desired results.

In order to track your SEO success there are a few important things you need to do:

  • Do research ahead of time so that you know what to expect
  • Track what keywords you are ranking for
  • Check the organic traffic you are receiving from those rankings
  • Check the value of those keywords
  • Check the quality of that traffic coming to your site

This is much more than simply tracking the traffic that is coming to your site. I am going to go in depth about each one of these aspects and exactly how you can track your SEO success.

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Lost your Google Search Rankings? Tactics to Recovery using the “Rank Drop Quadrant”

Google Search Ranking Drop Quadrant

“Sean, I can’t find my site ranking anymore in the Top 10 in Google for ‘florida luxury homes’. What happened to my search rankings suddenly? Why have my Google rankings fallen so dramatically!”

“Why has traffic to my site suddenly dropped? I can’t find my site anywhere on Google?! What’s happening?”

Ask anyone who’s worked in the field of SEO for more than a couple of years and it’s more likely than not that he/she would’ve got an email like this from a client. You could find yourself in the same boat at any time and you want to be best prepared for it!

The world of SEO is complex and always subject to change. Nowadays, it’s become a fine art and requires a balance of both technical and creative strategies.

Google updates its search algorithm multiple times in a year with possible incremental changes happening every day. As an example, way back in February 2012, they made 40 updates to their algorithm within a single month.

Here’s an infographic on the 9 Major Google Algorithm Updates Every SEO Webmaster Must Know.

So, you see, there’s a lot of scope for change, and as such, it stands to reason that there are always random fluctuations in the SERPs. It happens all the time: one day your rankings are sky-high, and a few days later, you drop a dozen or so positions and your revenue starts to plummet.

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The SEO Proposal Template that Wins 80% of Clients

a winning seo proposal

Some of you might be in a hurry and hence may not want to read through this entire post. If you want direct access to the “SEO Proposal Template That Wins You 80% of Your Clients”get the free download from here. However, I suggest that you go through the article as it’s loaded with important insights, suggestions, and tips to maximize the impact of your SEO Proposal.

How often has it happened that you’ve spent hours working on an SEO proposal for a new prospective client, only for it to result in a no deal?

It can be frustrating and hard to take the time to come up with a customized SEO proposal for each client and then for it to not get the desired response. You ideally would want your SEO proposal to have a high close rate!

Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to ensure your SEO proposal gets the treatment it deserves.

In this blog, I’m going to show you how to pitch your SEO services better so that you get a higher conversion rate

Additionally, I’ll be including a sample SEO proposal template you may use as an inspiration while preparing your own winning SEO proposal.

Step 1: Pitch Better

If you do a Google Search for the perfect “SEO agency pitch” or “SEO proposal templates for clients“, you get over 3 million search results all claiming to have the magic formula for the ‘perfect pitch’. Being an ex-agency man myself, I can tell you that there’s no such thing. Successful pitches are done by agencies that don’t do one thing extraordinarily well, they do 10 things better than the competition. Here’s what I recommend.

To start with, here’s what a pitch typically looks like from both parties p.o.v.

SEO Agency Pitch

Even a fresh-faced intern can see the difference. I’ve seen agencies put in tremendous effort in developing the pitch. Collecting every scrap of information possible and spending agonizing hours on revision after revision only to lose the pitch in the end. So what’s going wrong? Is data not important?

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6 Result-Driven Ways to Increase Your Local SEO Visibility in 2018

Increase Your Local SEO Visibility

Being a digital marketer, you are always looking for innovative and result-driven ways to increase your business visibility online. Local SEO is one of the most effective online search strategies for local businesses to receive a stable and growing stream of highly-targeted traffic, without having to invest a fortune in traditional advertising methods.

It is important to know that more than 92% users prefer to deal with companies that appear on the first page of local search results. Therefore, you can’t ignore the importance of local SEO. Another study suggests that 18% of consumers who conduct a local search on their smartphones, visit a store/restaurant on the same day. And if your business is not ranking higher in your area, your business location could be losing out to competitors.

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How to Write Content That’s Equally Loved by Google and Your Website Visitors?

How to Write Content

How to write content that’s loved by Google and your website visitors both? This is one issue bloggers and content writers have been grappling with for years. The balancing act (I think) is the most difficult job to do.

On one hand, you have Google which tells you “Write content for end audience and do not over stuff your content with keywords?” and on the other, you have websites visitors who will just bounce from your website without finding anything of relevance on your website.

When Google says, “Write for the website visitors – it is lying”.

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How to Optimize Your Website for Voice Searches

You know when you start to hear your parents calling for Siri, Alexa or Cortana, that voice searches must be on the rise. In fact, 20% of all searches from a mobile device are by voice.

Is your business prepared to capitalize on this trend?

Optimize Your Website for Voice Searches

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Is Asking Questions a Better Way to Search the Web? [Find Out in Under 4 Minutes]

Search the Web

Many SEO experts devote a tremendous amount of attention to keyword research. They are constantly trying to figure out what keywords would be most effective for their clients in general, and their individual projects more specifically. But how important are keywords these days? Moreover, is asking questions a better way to search the web?

Keywords are still critical to search engine results pages (SERP) in that they form the foundation of how Google and its competitors rank sites for searchers. There has to be some baseline measuring tool, and keywords are it. Yet a paradigm shift is now underway. Google, Microsoft, and a handful of other technology companies are implementing machine learning, artificial intelligence, and voice recognition technologies in ways that are changing how people search the internet.

As those technologies are advanced, more emphasis is being put on long-tail keywords. This could inevitably lead to a point in time where it is more productive to focus on questions users might ask rather than single keywords. In short, internet searches are becoming more conversational.

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Competitor Analysis – The Best Way to Get More Traffic to Your Blog

Get More Traffic to Your Blog

In a modern commercial race, every business owner wants to outrun his or her competitors. I’m sure, you are not an exception. You’ll be surprised, but your competitors are the first people who would help you to become better and get more traffic to your blog.

Here I’ll try to explain how to improve your business strategy and increase visitors through competitor analysis.

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How to Get More Targeted Traffic from Uncontested Keywords

Do you know that there’s actually a way to get more targeted traffic and target keywords with less competition, that can still produce the right results for your blog or website? Actually, some of these keywords will be easier to rank for and provide you with better quality traffic that’s easier to convert? We’re going to look at how to get more targeted and motivated traffic from keywords that are far more easy to rank for.

Why Aren’t Broad Search Terms Always the Answer?

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