I was curious as to how much more traffic a site could get if it was #1 vs. #2 and ran across this post from Jim Boykin’s blog. Evidently the data is from AOL from around 2006, which is a old but still relevant. This is why the SEO industry is getting larger every year compared to other marketing outlets given the current economic conditions we’re in.
The canonical tag is simply a way to silence webmasters.
Yesterday at SMX West it was announced that Google, Yahoo! and Live have agreed upon a method to help webmasters define original content within a site. The canonical tag is a meta tag used to tell search engines which page to list in SERPs when multiple listings of the same, or very similar content exist in their databases.
There’s a long standing debate about ranking reports as an KPI (key performance indicator) for the success of an organic SEO campaign. Obviosly, we like ranking reports
This post will go into a few reasons why they are necessary, and valuable data to have. Lots of people have weighed in on the topic …
There are literally hundreds of factors that go into search engine optimization, and it’s difficult for most people to think about all of them. That’s why companies are hired to perform SEO services, because they have the know-how and experience to get people ranked. Small businesses usually don’t have the resources to hire someone who’s going to do a great job for them. Like most things in life, you pay for what you get with SEO service providers. These days a lot of small business are trying to be smarter about search on their own. It’s not impossible to teach yourself SEO, if you have the time and desire anyone can learn enough to get by.
The best way for small businesses to increase their visibility online is through frequent and quality search friendly content generation.