The age of voice search is upon us, with voice assistants in our mobile phones and smart devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home at our homes. “Hands-free” searching is the new way to find information. But a new method of search means new requirements for your web site. This is leading marketers to ask the all-important question, “How do I optimize my site for voice search?”
SEO has become a multi-faceted online marketing strategy that entails optimizing web sites and pages, link building, social media, content marketing and even online reputation management. All can play a role in an effective SEO strategy. Foundational to this is on-page SEO. The term “on-page SEO” refers to those SEO best practices that can be applied to web pages and/or a web site as a whole. .
It is a question I get again and again and again, from those with new sites as well as though with old sites that are less than SEO-friendly. A typical answer would be, “Well it all depends…” which is not far from the truth. With so many variables to consider including the site’s domain authority, on-page SEO best practices, off-page SEO factors as well as competing sites, one site can rank on the first page of Google faster than another.
For those who desire to have a Wordpress driven web site but do not fully understand how to move from desire to implementation, GoDaddy’s Managed Wordpress Hosting can seem like a no-brainer. With instant Wordpress installation, there is literally nothing that a customer has to do to set up Wordpress. However, GoDaddy’s Wordpress hosting has some serious limitations that you want to be aware of before you make the move.
That’s right, GoDaddy offers SEO services and for pretty cheap from what I understand. They call the product “SEO Services – Hire An Expert.” This lead me on a discovery to see exactly what they are offering and how “expert” they actually are. Caution… some ranting ahead. So brace yourself – you’ve been warned.
“On-Page SEO” refers to the code and words within your website that affect how well your pages rank in search results. The following infographic from Raven Tools takes a look at the five most common on-page SEO issues when implementing SEO best practices.
One of the most horrifying experiences a SEO has to worry about is waking up one morning to discover that a client has launched a new web site and the SEO is the last to know about it. This is followed up a few weeks later with the same client upset that their traffic and organic search visibility have tanked but are clueless as to why. This post features a checklist that can be used for SEO best practices when designing and launching a new web site.
Does the speed that your web pages load really matter for SEO purposes? How about for conversions? In a nutshell – yes! The following infographic looks at Google PageSpeed Insights for beginners.
Google’s Panda updates can wreak havoc on web sites that suffer from low quality content and usability issues. Are you one of them? Or maybe you want to avoid being on the victim side of the next Panda update? Then check out the following infographic which takes you through a step-by-step process on how to recover from a Panda penalty.
Every savvy Internet marketer worth their salt wants to know – what do web pages that are well positioned in Google have in common and what distinguishes them from lower ranking pages? To answer this question, SearchMetrics examined 300,000 URLs appearing in the top search result positions for the presence and extent of certain properties.