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Experts agree: Social media is ineffective in local link building

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As anyone who’s tried to develop links to a local business will know, the link building game for local SEO is a very different beast to standard link building. For a start, Domain Authority isn’t as critical as local relevance. Then there’s the realization that nofollow links are actually fine …

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How to plan and create evergreen content for SEO

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Understanding evergreen content is important for search engine marketers and jobbing professional writers alike. In a previous piece for Search Engine Watch, my colleague Graham Charlton covered the power of evergreen content for SEO with some comprehensive Google Analytics stats to back up his claims. This post, however, seeks to …

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How to master copywriting for SEO

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In 2018, you need to understand copywriting and SEO – and a whole lot more – to write content that will rank well and return a great ROI. If you have a head for marketing, UX and research, too, you’ll be in a commanding position. As our discipline evolves in …

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IWD 2018: Eight SEO ladies give their advice on being a woman in search

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Like many tech and tech-adjacent industries, SEO is a largely male-dominated field. Relatively few statistics exist on the exact gender split within the search industry, but a Moz 2015 Online Marketing Industry Survey put the percentage of men working in SEO at close to 70%. SEM was a little more …

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Google’s updated SERP snippet length: What should be your SEO strategy now?

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On December 1st, 2017, Barry Schwartz reported on Search Engine Land that Google had officially confirmed a change to how it displays text snippets in Google’s Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs). Barry wrote, “A Google spokesperson told us: ‘We recently made a change to provide more descriptive and useful snippets, to …

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ClickZ Buyers Guide | Bid management platform review: Kenshoo

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Search Engine Watch sister publication ClickZ recently launched an innovative new series of buyers guides, created with the aim of cutting through the complexity of the martech landscape to help our readers make better decisions about vendors. The first in the series is dedicated to bid management platforms. With more than $90 billion spent …

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A forward-looking history of link building

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Link building is still one of the most important aspects of SEO. When other websites link back to your website, Google interprets this positively. Just how positively, nobody is sure. The fact remains, you need high-quality links if you want to see success in your SEO efforts. But what are …

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Ranker: How to make a Google algorithm-proof website

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Any SEO or webmaster who has ever had a website affected by a Google algorithm change – or feared being affected by one – has probably wished that they could find a way to make their website “algorithm-proof”. Still, surely there’s no such thing as a website that’s never impacted …

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30 ways to market your online business for free

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For many people and businesses, the word ‘marketing’ conjures up visions of pricey marketing strategies and excessive expenditure. With a high number of businesses all vying for exposure among the vast digital landscape, it can sometimes feel like fighting a losing battle, especially for those just starting out. However, it …

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The 5 SEO mistakes holding your ecommerce site back right now

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Ecommerce sites are so different from other web platforms that SEO for them can almost be considered a separate branch of the industry. While many fundamentals are the same, ecommerce, especially of the marketplace variety, introduces complications that could almost be ignored if they occurred on a smaller scale on …

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