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

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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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See the Scale of 47 Largest Internet Companies [Interactive Infographic]

The internet is growing faster than ever as more and more people gain access to devices such as mobile phones and laptops. Companies such as Google and Facebook control large portions of social media markets, and the figures that match this are amazing. For example, users on Facebook like more than 240m posts every hour, with this content being self-generated by the users themselves – the perfect business model?

Betipy has created an infographic which documents the huge scale at which companies like this operate, giving you an understanding of which areas of the internet are really taking off. This can be used to effectively decide where to put your digital marketing efforts – platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat are both growing when it comes to users and revenue, an indication that your time would be well spent learning how to market your business or product there.

Click on the infographic to view the stats in real time.

[Infographic] 8 Common SEO Myths Debunked

Having SEO in your skill set is something that’s beneficial now and even in the long run. SEO is an investment which pays you frequent dividends and bonuses. It’s an ever-changing industry where Google likes to keep you on your toes.

It’s all about experimenting and finding out what works for you and what doesn’t. You don’t need to join a college to learn SEO as there are numerous sites online which can teach you the basics as well as the advanced stuff.

Although the right information is available online, there’s a lot of misinformation and myths spread by many bloggers and “expert SEOs” which they themselves aren’t sure about.

We already have Google playing with our blogs by sending all kinds of animals from its zoo. We certainly can’t afford to follow any bad information or myths and end up messing with our rankings.

Keeping that in mind, I have designed this infographic to make an attempt to debunk eight SEO myths (the most common ones and the ones that can cause significant damage to your sites)

You’ll get to know why I have branded them as myths along with evidence supporting my claims.

Please feel free to share this infographic with fellow bloggers and your friends. You are most welcome to leave a comment below if you have some other SEO myths to share or have a counterargument.

I’d love to hear what you have to say.

Common SEO Myths

21 Top Local SEO Tactics You Should Avoid

Local SEO Tactics

There are several local SEO tactics that need to be avoided for optimizing your business in the best way possible. However, with Google regularly changing SEO conventions, it’s important to stay up with the latest trends. You might already know what to do with your local SEO campaigns. So, here’s the list of the top local SEO tactics that you need to avoid while optimizing your business for the best results

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Colour Psychology 101 – How to Design Your Website

Colours are used everywhere, and there’s a good reason for it. Colour, believe it or not, can affect the way we perceive things, the way we feel, and even our mood. Whilst colours are subjective to personal preference, research shows that consumers make a decision whether or not to buy a product in just 90 seconds, of which up to 90% of their decision is based on a particular colour.

How to Design Your Website

Understandably, the content on your website is important, but have you ever thought about how the colour of your pages, text, CTA buttons etc. could affect your users? The way in which you design your website could be far more effective than you might think; designing it to your own personal preferences may seem like the logical option and undoubtedly is hard to avoid, however, this may not be the right way.

We’re going to dig right down to the core of what colours mean to your website users, how to design your website to include the right elements, and investigate how colours can affect your website conversions.

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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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[Infographic] 9 Major Google Algorithm Updates Every SEO Webmaster Must Know

Every day, thousands and millions of websites are created globally. And almost every other day, Google changes its search algorithms. Some of these algo updates are minor tweaks while some are really major updates that shake up the SERPs.

This infographic below will help you understand the 9 major Google algorithm updates rolled out in the last few years with a brief on what each update focuses on. Read on and spread the word.

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