SEO

Search Engine Optimisation is important and if your website is built on a platform where you have no control of it, you should probably think of moving over to WordPress!  Google needs to be able to find you and you’re competing with websites that put themselves in front of Google very well – so step up! (Most up to date info is at the top)

 


Wix vs. WordPress

Fix is tempting…it’s simple…it’s less of a learning curve…but is it worth it?? Heres a great list of tests:

https://ahrefs.com/blog/wix-seo/


The Ultimate Mega Guide to Speeding Up WordPressSpeeding up WordPress – The Ultimate Mega Guide

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/speeding-up-wordpress/

 

 


7 SEO Techniques That Will Help You Win In 2019

A great guide to keep it simple in 2018:

7 SEO Techniques That Will Help You Win In 2018


If you’re serious about SEO, you NEED to optimize for RankBrain

What is RankBrain??? It is now the 3rd most important ranking signal according to Google.  It’s artificial intelligence (AI)…

“Depending on the keyword, RankBrain will increase or decrease the importance of backlinks, content freshness, content length, domain authority etc.

Then, it looks at how Google searchers interact with the new search results. If users like the new algorithm better, it stays. If not, RankBrain rolls back the old algorithm.”

Easy to read and great graphics…click for more info:

https://backlinko.com/google-rankbrain-seo

 


How To Do Keyword Research In 2018

The Google Keyword Planner used to be it…and it was good….but slowly but surely it had become not even ineffective but totally unavailable unless you have google ads running…so what how?????

The Best Keyword Research Tools for 2018

 


Local Business SEO Tips

Here are 3 great articles for the guys in the know at Yoast.

Local ranking factors that help your local business’ SEO

Improve local SEO with Google My Business

Improve your small business SEO today


Keyword Difficulty And Finding The Easiest Keywords To Rank For

January 2017

Basically, the entire SEO industry is nothing but hundreds of thousands of people using trial and error to figure out how Google ranks pages. In fact almost 75% of the pages that rank in Google’s Top 10 don’t have a single mention of an exact-match keyword in their content!

Read it here: https://ahrefs.com/blog/keyword-difficulty/


Image SEO

Its important! REALLY important!

Image SEO: Optimizing images for search engines

Image SEO: alt tag and title tag optimization


A Beginners Guide to Product Page SEO

Product page SEO


The Importance of Backlinking

Not just a link to a great article here…it’s the WHOLE BLOG!  Subscribe, read it..do it.

http://backlinko.com/blog


Keyword research, competitor research, link building, content marketing

Another one…just subscribe to the whole lot!

https://ahrefs.com/blog/


2017 Ping List

Go to Settings>writing, and copy and past this in Update Services box:

http://rpc.twingly.com
http://api.feedster.com/ping
http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
http://api.moreover.com/ping
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
http://ping.blo.gs/
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://www.feedsubmitter.com
http://blo.gs/ping.php
http://www.pingerati.net
http://www.pingmyblog.com
http://geourl.org/ping
http://ipings.com
http://www.weblogalot.com/ping
http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://ping.fc2.com/
http://blogs.yandex.ru/
http://rpc.bloggerei.de/
http://blogsearch.google.ae/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.at/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.be/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.bg/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ca/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ch/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.cl/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.cr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.hu/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.id/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.il/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.jp/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.ma/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.nz/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.th/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.uk/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.ve/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.za/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.ar/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.au/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.br/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.co/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.do/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.mx/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.my/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.pe/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.sa/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.sg/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.tr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.ua/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.uy/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.vn/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.de/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.es/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.fi/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.fr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.gr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.hr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ie/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.it/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.jp/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.lt/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.nl/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.pl/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.pt/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ro/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ru/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.se/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.sk/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.us/ping/RPC2
http://ping.rss.drecom.jp/
http://rpc.bloggerei.de/ping/
http://rpc.odiogo.com/ping/
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
http://ping.exblog.jp/xmlrpc
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2

Backlink Ideas

Great resource of ideas if you know you need to create backlinks but don’t know where to start…

http://backlinko.com/17-untapped-backlink-sources


All About Image Compression

Images are important and can be the issue with slow site load times – which we all know will hinder your search.

This is a great article!  The holy grail of image optimization OR balancing visual quality and file size:

http://cloudinary.com/blog


Optimize your (WordPress) gallery • Yoast

Ever wondered how to optimize your (WordPress) photo gallery? Here are the things I’d recommend taking into account when using galleries!

Source: Optimize your (WordPress) gallery • Yoast


 How to Rank For Any Keyword

This is The Exact 1-2 Punch Backlinko Used to Rank #4 for “Backlinks”

Click here to go to their blog:

Source: How to Rank For Any Keyword (This is The Exact 1-2 Punch I Used to Rank #4 for “Backlinks”)


A Huge amount of info on this site!

Marketing, blogging…..all you need is here:

Jeffbullass Blog – Internet Marketing.


G+ Backlink Tricks

This level of SEO may be a bit advanced for some but backlinks are important to SEO – this vid show a few tips on tweaking your backlinks from G+ to avoid the useless ‘nofollow’ link status. A bit old but seems to be still relevant.