Category Archives: SEO For Beginners

Content Writing SEO Tips That Are Actually Useful

This is one of the most complete posts about content writing for SEO that I have seen. Great work Search Engine Land! The full post can be found here: Highlights include: SEO Strucure of content in the article Stickiness Titles & H1 Content Length Audience   When writing content, my general advice is to make sure you are writing something that is useful to your audience and really go in depth into the topic and provide expert opinion and information.        

Does a Redirect From to .com Affect Search Rankings?

Vicky, an SEO student asks: If there is a website with a .com domain and a domain is bought ending which is redirected directly to the .com website, does it affect the searches through Will the .com site get better positions in google when searching through compared to if it receives the redirect? These are very good questions because people often wonder if they should purchase the country versions of domains and redirect them or simply build new websites on each Read More +

7 modern SEO Myths from forbes

One of those rare SEO articles from mainstream media news where I actually agree with everything they say. In my opinion these modern myths are very dangerous and if people were to follow all 7 of them they would be left asking why their website isn’t getting any traffic. So here you go 7 SEO Myths in 2014

Is it better for SEO to choose a CCTLD?

Subdomains, subdirectories, ccTLDs or parameters? Which should you use? While there are pros and cons to any method my personal favourite is to use the correct ccTLD. It is more work but it helps search engines identify easily what country the website is targeting.   What does seem to be quite apparent is that Google likes the parameter option the least. Bing uses this option for their country versions. Bing UK for example is   Google’s guidelines for international websites can be found here:   Read More +

How to Inter-Link Multiple Domains

Linking your domains when they are related in some way is perfectly fine according to Google as long as this isn’t being done solely to artificially increase PageRank. This makes sense when: Your business has different websites for different countries (example this country selector page: Your business is part of a group (Amazon’s footer links to all their properties:   If you are building thousands of domains and linking them together with the sole purpose of improving keyword rankings then this classifies as spam. In Read More +

Links – Ranking Factor #3 – Beginner’s SEO Guide

Links from other websites to your website are the third critical ranking factor without which your website will not rank in the search engines. Search engines look at links like votes from one site to another. Unlike real votes though, not all links are equal. A link from a higher authority website, or a more relevant website can be worth a lot. When you are starting out with a website it is of vital importance that you also get links from other websites. Search engines Read More +

Content – Ranking Factor #2 – Beginners SEO Guide

Content is the second most important ranking factor and one of the three critical factors without which your pages will not rank. What is content? Content is simply the text, images, videos, and other elements on the page. On this page content could be the text you´re reading. You´ll often hear the saying “content is king” in the world of SEO. A lot of people believe that good content is all you need. In truth there are three critical ranking factors of which content is Read More +

Page Title – Ranking Factor #1 – Beginners SEO Guide

Why should I read your information on Page Title? Google´s SEO guide might be a bit confusing for beginners. It also does not tell you what is of vital importance and what you can do without when you are getting started. The page title is one of three things that is required for a webpage to do well in the search engines. Keep in mind Google uses over 200 factors to determine the order in which pages show up in the results and I´m putting Read More +