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21 09, 2022

Why Would Someone Build Links For Me?

2022-09-21T22:45:46+10:00September 21st, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Ryan Jones - Today’s Ask An SEO question comes from Shannon in Vancouver, who asks: “I have a problem and need to know if it is a huge issue or can be ignored. Someone is putting my URL and those of other good sites onto a bunch of forums and other websites. This has increased the amount of [...]

18 03, 2022

Should You Submit Your Sitemap Every Month?

2022-03-18T00:45:53+11:00March 18th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Ryan Jones - This week’s Ask An SEO question comes from Renee in Iowa, who writes: “I read somewhere that you should submit your sitemap every month. When you provide an XML URL, isn’t it just that – a URL and therefore updates are always in place? I’m using RankMath which generates my XML file. It didn’t seem [...]

18 01, 2022

What Is A Google Broad Core Algorithm Update?

2022-01-18T01:45:17+11:00January 18th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

When Google announces a broad core algorithm update, many SEO professionals find themselves asking what exactly changed (besides their rankings).Google’s acknowledgment of core updates is always vague and doesn’t provide much detail other than to say the update occurred.The SEO community is typically notified about core updates via the same standard tweets from Google’s Search Liaison.There’s one announcement from Google [...]

15 12, 2021

How Do I Deal With Large-Scale Pagination Issues?

2021-12-15T01:45:12+11:00December 15th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Today’s Ask An SEO question is pretty specific, and yet the issue and advice could apply to a lot of situations.Annika in Stockholm asks:“We have four sites with many destination pages listing a lot of hotels. Our UX department decided to show a list of 10 hotels and then a button that, when clicked, adds 10 more hotels to the [...]

12 10, 2021

Does Members-Only or Gated Content Have SEO Value?

2021-10-12T23:45:06+11:00October 12th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Today’s Ask an SEO question comes from Kyriakos in North Carolina. Kyriakos asks:We have a B2B member only website. Some of the content on our site is available to guests/not logged in users, but most of our content is for members that are logged in to the site. Does the content that is member only (visible after log in) help [...]

23 04, 2021

That’s NOT a Google Search Ranking Factor

2021-04-23T22:17:09+10:00April 23rd, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

In the wake of a few recent Twitter and SEO forum arguments about ranking factors, I wanted to dispel some common misconceptions about what is and is not a ranking factor.There are plenty of things related to, correlated to, or associated with ranking factors that are not (or most likely are not) ranking factors themselves.Why do we assume some of [...]

13 04, 2021

How Important Are XML & Image Sitemaps To Google?

2021-04-14T08:52:10+10:00April 13th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

As Google’s search results have increasingly become more visual, the importance of image optimization has grown — particularly in ecommerce, travel, and other verticals where users expect multiple views of the product or service they’re considering.The most recent figures from the Moz SERP Feature History show that over the last 30 days, as of the date of publication, images have [...]

1 03, 2021

Why Search – and SEO – Is Important

2021-03-01T01:27:10+11:00March 1st, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Why People SearchThe Evolution of Search & the Consumer JourneyThe 3 Main Tenets of Any Marketing Strategy or CampaignWhy Is SEO Important?Good SEO TodaySo Why Is Search Important?In 2009, Bill Gates gave a speech at a private dinner where he famously said: “The future of search is verbs.”Gates wasn’t talking about the words people type into search boxes. He was [...]

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