Building backlinks is one of the most popular topics for anyone building websites online because backlinks can have a very positive effect on your rankings. More rank means more traffic and more traffic means more money. Easy, right? The trouble is, building backlinks isn’t a straightforward process. Google doesn’t want website owners to be able […]
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WordPress is the most used website building tool or CMS (content management system) on the web today. The platform is extremely flexible. Almost any kind of website can be built using WordPress. Things like social media networks, job portals or boards, web directories and much more, can be developed using WordPress as a base. There […]
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Tags are one of those things that many in the SEO industry have mixed feelings about. Do WordPress tags affect SEO? Yes, they do. However, whether that’s positive or negative will depend on how you use them. Tags are one of the default features that come with WordPress. They are used to further classify content […]
How do I disavow backlinks? That’s a question often asked by people who have dabbled in shady link building schemes or have been a victim of a negative SEO attack. Sometimes it’s simply paranoia. Regardless, the goal of the disavow tool is to help clean up your backlink profile. Disavow increased in popularity after the […]
You’ve spent a lot of time developing your website and web pages. You’ve crafted specific Meta description texts, SEO titles and keywords for each page. Everything seemed great except for one problem. You checked the SERPs and realized that Google isn’t showing your specified meta description text. Why doesn’t meta description not appear in Google? […]
Internal linking is a critical aspect of SEO and one that can boost rankings whenever opportunities are maximized. However, it isn’t something that a lot of website owners think about in much detail. The standard answer is just kind of “link to relevant content”. But what if you want to link to a series of […]
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Should I remove stop words from my URL for better SEO? In general, search engines aren’t too picky when it comes to whether or not stop words are present. Though stop words are mildly valuable and should be included under certain conditions. Answer: Yes, you should usually remove stop words (but not always!) What Are […]