It took a long time before Google officially told Webmasters how they handled duplicate content. They have set some pretty basic rules, saying that duplicate content will not hurt your SEO rankings as long as its not done in a malicious or spammy way. They can pretty much figure out what the original stuff was, […]
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In some cases, I’ve always found the following question peculiar. Is it ok to use stock photos for content images? In general, you should always use visuals when marketing with content. Images can bring your articles to life, especially, on mobile devices where sites may not seem as grand compared to desktops. However, some people […]
A common question I get when having conversations with new bloggers or website owners is, how do I know if I’m ranked in Google? Many would-be entrepreneurs are starting a website because it’s cheap and easy. The low barrier to entry for online entrepreneurship often means that a new business owner may barely be able to […]
A website is an ever-changing entity, and you as a business owner will change over time as well. What you wrote two years ago may no longer be relevant, or may not even be correct! I find that when I go back over some my content from previous years I cringe. Sometimes it’s not about […]
One of the most important ways to improve your rank on the SERPs (search engine results pages) is by selecting and optimizing for the right keywords. Ranking is difficult though! There’s a lot of competition, and much of SEO is what I call SEO Voodoo, meaning there are rituals people perform that don’t always produce […]
Sometimes the simplest questions are the biggest hurdles for newbies to get over. It’s impossible to get to “How Do I Make Money Online”, if you can’t get past the question Is it better to have your links open in a new tab? So let’s look at how should hyperlinks behave on a website. The default browser […]
Prior to Domain Authority, Page Rank was the primary method SEOs used to determine the authority of a domain. As you might have guessed, any metric which Google uses to rank a site is going to be manipulated once discovered. Once SEO’s began to artificially jack up their PR to rank websites, Google announced that […]
Search engines have become the #1 source of website traffic on the web. Every online business owner wants to optimize for and appease them, but SEO is a mystery box many haven’t opened yet (actually, it’s pretty easy). That’s why I often recommend beginners to get a plugin when they ask me about SEO. But […]
When I built my first website, I browsed WordPress themes for days before deciding on one. It seemed very important to me to get the perfect “look” that would represent my website. Within six months I had changed it several times to something else. Over the next 4 years I changed themes on my main […]
It’s quite common to worry about making any changes to your content, especially when you’re ranking well. So naturally, a common question I get is, will editing my article affect its current rankings? Of course, the answer is never black and white when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO). This article takes a deep […]