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 Advantages of Using HTTPS

HTTPS

You use the internet for everything, right? It is common knowledge. We all do that. Finding out potential competition? Do a Google search. Feeling the need to remodel your home? Google it. Want to buy a book you can’t get in real stores? Internet. Like I said, everything!

In the midst of your internet experience, you might have noticed something but chose to ignore it. If you have ever waited for your site to load, you might have looked at the URL bar and noticed that the sites you visit generally fall into two categories: one has an “HTTP” written on it, while some other site might have had an “HTTPS”.

At face value, these things would not matter. In fact, why would they even matter? You are browsing the internet for information, or for making a purchase, the HTTP and HTTPS are the least of your concerns, right? Well, kind of. These “protocols” are irrelevant, but they are important.

The HTTP and HTTPS protocols are important. They are related to website security. For regular folk, it can determine the authenticity of the site, and for site owners and digital marketers, having a correct (Spoiler Alert, it’s HTTPS) protocol can boost your traffic and sales considerably.

Today, I will be writing about the SEO advantages of using HTTPS. But before that, we have to begin at the basics.

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[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

What to do when your Search Rankings are Stuck?

There are so many times when we just don’t know what more to do next for a page/term. We could be ranking well, but not well enough, and we are stuck for ideas on what to do next.

SEO is as much about creativity as it is about it’s various technicalities. So, out here, Sameer Panjwani shares some of his thoughts on how you could approach this very common problem – getting stuck with search rankings. It’s sometimes more about thinking outside the box. Watch the video and share with us any of your such experiences that you may have had in your experience with SEO.

If you have any follow up questions or requests for future video topics, do post them in the comments section below.

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