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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Generating Quality Free Backlinks for Your Ecommerce Website: Important Aspects to Consider

Ecommerce Backlinks

Search engine algorithms continuously get better by dictating the best SEO practices and punishing the wrong ones. But there are few practices that are never outmoded. Quality backlinks are one of them. If you are running an eCommerce website with the ambition of getting on top of the search ranks, backlinks will be irreplaceable. E-commerce sites that need to target Google search rank for more traffic and sales, find backlinks even more crucial for their SEO strategy.

But only backlinks cannot make a substantial effect on your search rank. It is the quality and relevance of those links that matter most. So the real concern will be about finding quality backlinks for your e-commerce site. Before explaining this let us see what backlinks are and how to differentiate good links from the bad ones.

What Precisely are Backlinks?

External Backlinks

Backlinks are nothing but the websites that allow your website link to get published and remain accessible so that anyone by clicking on them can navigate to your website. Such links are published by the websites to enhance relevancy and make the user experience better. This also shows that other quality websites consider your website to be relevant and important for a certain context.

Let us explain how backlinks work really. For example, when a reader reading on Turkish lamps on a website can come across your website link and by clicking on that he can come to your store selling Turkish lamps. If your e-commerce store is found to be relevant and useful for certain products and related contexts, other websites can give you backlinks from their web pages.

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A Complete Guide to Multi-Location SEO for Franchises

Multi-Location SEO

From managing multiple landing pages to building relevant local links, optimizing a franchise business for search engines is not easy. Your goal is to build a local SEO strategy for each business location and, at the same time, maintain brand consistency. Most importantly, you need to use your business data across multiple landing pages without duplicating it.

Here are some basics of franchise SEO you need to know when starting off.

Organizing Website Architecture

There are numerous practices franchisors use when building multi-location websites. For example, some decide to create individual domains for each location. Even though this strategy may help you rank higher for local searches, managing multiple assets simultaneously can be tedious. Moreover, searchers may be confused about seeing a bunch of domains for one brand.

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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 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 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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How You Can Optimize a Web Page in 30 Minutes Even if You Know Nothing About SEO

We all want our website to appear on Page 1 of Google search results, and ideally in the top 3 positions. Right?

Optimize a Web Page

There are two ways to go about substantially improving your page ranking. You can either go the costly route, by using AdWords and paying to appear on Page 1 of search engine results, but if you are a new business and budgets are tight, you can easily and effectively optimize every page on your website yourself to increase your Google page ranking, whether or not you know anything about SEO.

It is all too easy when you think you dont know about something, like SEO, to turn to a costly professional, as it seems the logical option. But do you really want to pay for something you are perfectly capable of doing yourself? Of course not, especially when you could spend that money on another area of your business, or even yourself!

Of course, it does take time and expertise, so its a question of deciding whats right for your business.

So, whats involved?

Well, there are four areas where a little tweaking to any web page can go a long way towards maximizing its SEO strength. This article will help you understand as well as implement search engine optimization techniques to optimize a web page and to make your website more visible and rank higher.

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How to Create Link-Worthy Content Without Spending a Dime

Create Link-Worthy Content

We know that SEO is one of the most effective ways to drive high-quality traffic to our website. However, good quality backlinks continue to be the foundation of every successful SEO strategy. They help improve the rankings of your website as well as your content such as blog posts & infographics. One great backlink to your home page has the potential to boost the rankings of every page on your website.

So what is the simplest way to get backlinks?

Sure, you can slip into the shady corners of the internet looking for high-authority websites that will give you an easy backlink, or dive into the numerous black hat forums that let you buy hundreds of links for a pittance. However, as we’ve seen from the numerous horror stories of websites being penalized, you can’t game link building – you need to earn backlinks.

The simplest way to earn quality backlinks is to create link-worthy content. It may sound boring but trust me, it’s a lot easier and faster to earn backlinks this way than spam thousands of bloggers with your commenting or broken link outreach strategy.

Let’s go deeper and see how content earns links, and how you can engineer your content to do all the link building on its own.

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7 False Expectations that Clients Have When They Hire an SEO Agency

Most often digital business owners don’t really know how SEO works, and so they underestimate its importance. While at the same time, SEO experts don’t take the time to explain all the details related to optimization, and thus don’t show its power and what it can do for a business. That leads to miscommunication and unmet expectations.

So, I wanted to make things clear and help both specialists do their work better, and business owners feel more comfortable giving SEO a chance so that they can all use it to their advantage.

That’s why I conducted a research and interviewed SEO experts, and saw some tendencies in the answers they gave. Let me now share with you the 7 most common false expectations that clients have when they hire an SEO agency.

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