SEO

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a fancy word for helping you get higher up in the search engine rankings. The higher up you are, the more people visit your site (assuming there’s people searching for the keywords you’re ranking for). More technically, SEO optimizes a website’s content and structure so it can be more effectively indexed (found) by search engines. SEO is typically used as an umbrella term to also include SEM (Search Engine Marketing), or promotion of your content once your site is SEO optimized. Collectively a search marketing campaign includes keyword analysis, competitive analysis, link building, social sharing, content marketing, conversion optimization, and other buzz words that can work together to help you get more traffic to your site. But don’t feel overwhelmed! Our SEO Series will take you through all this one concept at a time. And we also have expert articles for those already in the know. If you’re new to the game, begin with our What is SEO? article below.

Best SEO Tools: SpyFu vs Semrush vs Moz vs Raven vs Majestic vs Ahrefs & More!

Best SEO Tools

This comparison looks at the leading SEO software options and distinguishes what sets them apart from one another. You’ll notice that most of these solutions have free trials, but after that, there is a monthly fee involved. While there are free SEO tools out there, any experienced online marketer will know that to find a quality solution, you are going to have to pay for it…

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SEMrush Review: The Best All-Encompassing SEO Tool?

SEMrush on laptop screen

If you’re looking for the best way to manage your SEO strategy, stop what you’re doing and read our SEMrush review right now. SEMrush is one of the most popular SEO tools on the market, largely because it does a lot — and does it all well. We highly recommend this tool if you want to take your site’s competitive edge to the highest level…

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Interview with Oleg Shchegolev, CEO and Co-Founder of SEMrush

Oleg Shchegolev

When it comes to having a business, you need a website. And when it comes to having a website, you need to develop strong SEO strategies to ensure you can be being found on the internet by your current and future customers. This is especially crucial on the ever-growing and changing world wide web. That’s where SEMrush comes into play. Founded by Oleg Shchegolev and Dmitri Melnikov, SEMrush aims to help businesses of all sizes to better understand their analytics and tactical ways to improve their search performance. Learn about the creation of SEMrush and some personal anecdotes from one of the founders and current CEO, Oleg Shchegolev, in our latest People Who Rock the Web interview…

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Why SEO?

Google Organic Search Results Example

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) encompasses all strategies that involve promoting a Web site in the search engine rankings. The higher your website is in the rankings, the more visitors you will receive, and the more sales you’ll make. SEM includes search engine optimization (SEO), which involves optimizing the code and layout of your website to cater to search engines. In other words, if search engines understand your website, they will be more likely to index its pages. Your pages must be “indexed” by search engines before they can appear in search engine results pages (SERPs)…

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Keyword Search Trends: Why Are They So Important?

Computer with graphs: Keyword Trends

When it comes to online marketing and making the most out of your brand’s presence, it is important to understand keyword trends. Before starting any endeavor, there is data readily available that can show you the popularity history of a product, industry or specific term. The term keyword trends refers to the process of analyzing keyword searches to find which keywords are trending at the present time. Determining which keywords are currently trending for your product or service is important in being able to target marketing campaigns for the best results. Researching keyword trends is an important first step to determine if interest in your industry is going up or down…

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How To Transfer Your Website and Maintain Search Ranking

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There are many reasons to decide to move a website. These range from moving to a new server because you’ve decided to switch hosting providers, to simply redirecting your existing files to a new domain name. Either way, when you move your website, your search engine rankings may be affected. Here’s some common website moving …

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Are Website Traffic Boosting Services Legit?

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There are many services out there using so-called “publisher networks” that offer to send you x number of visitors for your dollar. They do this by displaying ads that link to your site. These could be on-page ads, pop-ups, or the currently more popular “pop-under” (a page that opens as a new tab or window).

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Redirect Folder to Subdomain

Folders

The straightforward method of using .htaccess to redirect a folder to a subdomain is as follows: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?example\.com$ RewriteRule ^folder/(.*) //subdomain.example.com/$1 [R=301,L] This works fine if you’re redirecting a folder that is not associated with a subdomain (ie. the subdomain example.com/subdomain is stored, from the server’s point of view, at example.com/subdomain). However, …

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