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If You Haven’t Considered Nginx Yet, You Should

nginx

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been learning quite a bit about nginx. Most of AuthorityLabs has been running on nginx, with the most notable exception being the part of our site running on WordPress. I’ve been a long time fan of having a LAMP stack and when we migrated the site to AWS earlier… Read more »

Can Bad SEO Hurt Your Brand?

Angry bride

A friend of mine is engaged, and I am to be one of her bridesmaids. As a four-time bridesmaid, I’ve unfortunately been to more wedding blogs and bridal shop websites than a sane human should. Some are fantastic, doing everything SEOs recommend: engaging and well-written content, a solid back link profile, good information architecture, attractive… Read more »

Alternatives to rel="canonical"

Don't use rel="canonical" as a bandaid solution

There has been some recent discussion in the SEO community about whether Google and Bing have different rules for the use of the rel=”canonical” tag. Google has said it is fine to have self-referential canonical tags (ie. the rel=”canonical” tag specifies the same URL as the page you are on), whereas Bing indicates they’d prefer… Read more »

Solving Canonical Problems with WWW

Directions

One of the most common problems I see in websites is the same content being available at both the WWW and non-WWW versions of a domain. I’ve encountered this in nearly every website I’ve done an SEO audit for, and I see it every day when browsing the web. Despite it being so prevalent, it… Read more »

Citation Labs Tools Make Link Prospecting Fun

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Let’s be honest: there is a lot in the day-to-day job of an internet marketer that is downright tedious. But every once in a while you come across a tool that helps make those tiresome tasks enjoyable. Citation Labs new Outbound Link Scraper and Contact Finder are two such tools, that make the task of… Read more »