Category: Channel: SEO

Parsing pages: Is it better to update or remove thin content?

Some people look at the changes Google makes to its algorithm as adding new rules and penalties, but most of the time, the company is just reshaping the existing order. The Panda algorithm of 2011 introduced a new structure to...

/ June 29, 2018

Content optimization vs SEO- What’s the difference?

Keyword optimization is a framework for SEO. Similarly, you could say that topic modeling (how words and phrases are interrelated) is a framework for content optimization. With the rise of semantic search, the goal is to cover a topic rather...

/ June 25, 2018

Should you keep your best content on your site or send it away?

Recently, I’ve had some very enjoyable discussions with other search engine optimization specialists (SEOs) about where to place promotional content. Opinions vary and are dependent on the goals of the webmaster. Some webmasters openly ask for guest bloggers since they...

/ June 20, 2018

5 things to check if your traffic suddenly drops

No one’s immune to traffic drops, and the causes may be easy to overlook. Still, to avoid barking up the wrong tree, gather the evidence first: look closely at the overall stats for a long enough period in your Google...

/ June 19, 2018

Supercharging your SEO with AI: Insights, automation and personalization

Recently, I had the pleasure of presenting at SMX London on Supercharging your SEO with AI and thought I would share some of the insights with Search Engine Land readers. Google made global headlines with the demonstration of its new...

/ June 15, 2018

How to determine if you’ve been hit by negative SEO

Have you ever experienced a rankings decline and suspected it was due to something a competitor was doing? For this second article, we are going to focus on the process of diagnosing whether or not you’ve been hit by negative...

/ June 15, 2018

Building links in boring industries

It’s safe to say that most search engine optimization (SEO) practitioners today understand the role that relevant, high-quality links play in achieving organic ranking and traffic. What is less understood, however, is how to earn those links in sufficient volume...

/ June 15, 2018

Reducing the time it takes to write meta descriptions for large websites

Sometimes improving a website’s presence via search engine optimization (SEO) is very straightforward, and sometimes it’s not. In the case of large websites, basic SEO improvements can be a massive headache. If you’ve ever optimized a large website, you know...

/ June 14, 2018

How to understand searcher intent and use it to boost SEO rankings

Search engines exist to provide users with results that are relevant to the search query. Smart SEO campaigns are built on an understanding of how your audience searches around your industry, products and services. A key point here is understanding...

/ June 12, 2018

Priorities for diagnosing JavaScript-powered websites

In the last 20 years, Google’s search engine has changed a lot. If we take a look at technology and web development as a whole, we can see the pace of change is pretty spectacular. This website from 1998 was...

/ June 12, 2018