Google Search Console – A Comprehensive Guide – Part 3

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In this post I am going to discuss the next section of Google Webmaster Tools, Search Traffic. Search Traffic This area of Google Webmaster Tools allows us to see how traffic is coming to our sites, Search Queries, the different Links to our sites as well as Internal links and manual actions. ***Update 9/16/2015 There […]

Google Search Console – A Comprehensive Guide – Part 1

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Hello and welcome to my Google Webmaster Tools 7 1/2 part tutorial. Here I will walk you through each and every area of Google Webmaster Tools and how you can utilize them to better understand what is “technically” going on with your website. Google released Webmaster Tools in 2006 in order to help webmasters “create […]

On-Page SEO Checklist

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Trying to diagnose what is wrong with a particular webpage can be incredibly difficult. There are a number of issues that could be causing a drop in rankings and traffic. Below is a checklist of what you should review to determine if there is an issue with your on-page SEO. 1) Review Your Title Tags […]

My Clients Site Isn’t Ranking, Now What?

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It happens hundreds of times a day. You head over to Google to manually search for your clients position and they are no longer on page 1. Sometimes they may even disappear from from the first 3 pages of Google. This can be very confusing because you may not have altered the techniques you were […]

The Return of Keyword Data

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Since mid-October 2011 Google has announced that they are moving to encrypt search so that it is more secure for everyone. This was done to protect all search queries since search is becoming more and more personalized (based on history, location, etc.). This has lead to webmasters receiving much less keyword data that drove traffic […]

Is It Possible To Spam Google Authorship?

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Shortly after Google+ was launched, we started to see images of authors appearing in the SERPs next to a website. Before this was officially recognized by Google, it was being called authorship. This authorship, or author authority, sent a signal that the person’s image you were seeing was a trusted source of information on this topic. […]

SOME Duplicate Content is OK

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We’re all guilty of it, using the same text on multiple pages of our websites. Sometimes it may be necessary to list legal jargon as a disclaimer, other times it may be used for pricing or product information. Regardless of the cause, we have been in fear of getting penalized by search engines for not […]

Guest Blogging Pitfalls

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Guest blogging is a great way to obtain links back to your site but you have to be careful how you go about implementing this. Since guest blogging has come under some scrutiny lately, Matt Cutts was kind enough to create a video clearing up what NOT to do in this convoluted strategy. After watching […]