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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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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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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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?

seo-trends-2019

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

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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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.

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