Monday, December 8, 2014
Google has recently admitted that if your website is optimized for the mobile, it will boast its chances of ranking high. Coming as a respite to all SEO Agencies, this is one of those rare occasions in recent times when there has been a clear guideline. While Google, in its attempts to maintain a high quality in search results, cannot be too revealing in the way the algorithms work, the world of Professional SEO Services is often left in uncertain waters.
Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst, Gary Illyes, however, said that sites which are mobile friendly will get a “Mobile Friendly” tag while they are listed in the mobile SERP. This will attract more visitors, as users, who are skeptical about zooming or scrolling on their mobiles, will selectively click only on those sites. We already know that high click-through rates, through organic searches, positively affect the ranking of the site. Thus, a mobile friendly site will earn it a tag from Google, which will increase its traffic, and which in turn, will improve its ranking. Mobile optimization is also important as we are looking at a very strong probability that mobiles will soon become the primary way of being online.
As a beginning step, you can Test whether your site is mobile optimized or not. If the result is negative, it is highly advisable to call an SEO Company to learn about the fastest way of optimizing your site for the mobile. SEO requires a dedicated approach and unless you have a good knowledge on the subject and time to stay adrift of the latest updates, hiring a provider of Affordable SEO Services is always the safer bet.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the traditional way to ensure that your business is found by your core audience when they are making relevant searches. The entire procedure runs on the theory of keywords and key terms which are used by the users to make the searches. However, though the keywords play an important role in the search engine’s search for the most relevant website, there are other criteria too which are taken into consideration.
The path of modern SEO Services is one fraught with danger. A certain band of SEO's, infamous as Black Hats, have ensured that certain ways of increasing the visibility before the relevant audiences are now highly scrutinized. Let us take for example, the process of Link Building. Link Analysis has always been one of the most trusted methods for search engines to determine the quality of a website. However, Link Building has withstood so much abuse by the black hats with link buying and other unethical means of earning links, that although still important, it has become a highly dangerous endeavor. You should make it a point to beware of SEO Agencies which guarantee top spots within a week or some short duration like that.
All the major services of SEO like Link Building, Content Posting, Page Redirects, etc., are now highly specialized services, meant to be handled by experts with adequate knowledge on the subject. Look for an agency which aims for a sustained visibility rather than instant high ranks. Practicing unfair means often leads to permanent and irreparable damages and thus is a temptation that should essentially be avoided.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
SEO's spent a restless last week of the month of May, 2014. Even as Google was preparing to launch Panda 4.0, a few of the prominent sites had already begun witnessing huge decline in visibility and traffic. Although this may have been due to the release of spam algorithm version 2.0, the launch of Panda 4.0 continued the loss of visibility for prominent sites.
As Google’s Matt Cuts had previously mentioned about the upcoming changes, this update maybe specific to certain keywords. Google had received complaints regarding a few keywords that particularly attracted spam. Thus, this update was in the pipeline for some time now. Though the exact manner in which the updates resulted in the lowering of visibility is still unclear, Google had declared that about 7.5% of English queries will be impacted by this update. Going by the percentage, Panda 4.0 will have the highest impact among all the Panda updates. Thus, it is time, once again, for SEO Agencies and SEO Professionals to put themselves on hot seats.
Let us start with what we know. It is seen that the Press Release sites have taken the first hits in the largest volumes. Not many are complaining about this as such sites have become infamous for becoming hubs for spam links. What it means, for the SEO's, is they have to now take extra care while posting content to the Press Release sites. It can no longer be “post it anywhere you can”. SEO Professionals will now have to put Press Release sites through careful scrutiny before hitting the post button.
The SEO Agencies should also be ready for more changes as and when more effects emerge. What they should also remember, is that a quality website with quality content is the only characteristic that will remain untouched by these changes. For all the other factors, the game of cat and mouse will continue.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
With the newest upgrades of the Google Map Business Listings to the new Google Places Dashboard, removal of any duplicate listings has become the latest urgent work for the SEO Agencies. Every time Google updates something in their systems, SEO's pull up their socks and prepare to leave everything else that they are doing and make the necessary modifications. The updating of the Google Map Listings has brought on such times for those that have multiple login ids verifying for the same business location on Google Map.
The latest updates cannot complete in the cases where they find more than one account linking with the same business listing. When this happens, Google sends an automated mail to the ids asking them to remove the duplicate accounts. The mail instructs them to remove all but one account from the Business Listing. This problem is very likely to happen in partnerships where multiple parties claim to the same business listing. In that case, Google advises restoring the rights to only one account, before which, the updates cannot be completed.
This development has necessitated an action that may have been kept pending by a few service providers. Google continues to ensure that its guidelines are maintained through later updates and changes in its system. For any SEO Agency looking for unhampered and sustained quality in their services, it is a good idea to follow the guidelines before they become mandatory.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Stagnancy is death in the world of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). This is one battle field where you just cannot rest on your past laurels. A few days of inaction in a website are enough to kick it out of the Search Engine Result Pages. Due to the updated Search Engine Crawlers and Spiders and the huge volumes of SEO Content fed to them every day, it is very easy for them to forget the taste of the links to your website. The higher the days of inactive content, higher are the chances that your website is pushed into the dark alleys of the web world, out of reach of all Search Engine Bots.
A constant flow of content is an absolute must for any website. It is the energy which is required by a website in its race for the top spots in the Search Engine Results Page (SERP). The type of content required for SEO depends on the ways in which the Search Engines’ technologies search and rank. A competitive SEO Agency knows such processes inside out and effectively optimizes the visual and written content of website. SEO Content is also posted in other websites allowing blogs and articles posting and with back links to the website of the business. Even without the back links, SEO Experts build up the Online Reputation of the brand through such postings.
Creation of regular and unique content is a challenge that has to be faced by all SEO Agencies in the present competitive times. The regularity of the content varies on the popularity of the relevant keywords. Some keywords can be optimized with weekly postings while others require a daily dosage. The accurate calculation of the regularity with which the postings are to be done with respect to the keywords is an important attribute of a successful SEO Agency. A close watch on the behavior of the popular Search Engines is the first step required for such a calculation.