Maybe a mobile website addition to your standard website is just what your business needs?

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The advantages of attaching mobile website to your existing website can be highly advantageous in today’s mobile-equipped world population. When people are out and about, and certainly at times when someone’s home internet service is interrupted, people look up information through their Android smartphones or iPhones. When our friends, family, and neighbors are commuting in their cars or on a train or just walking around downtown – they after often web searching for local, national, or even global businesses.

Every day, the number of mobile devices (especially smartphones, android tablets, i-pads) grow rapidly. Literally hundreds of thousands more worldwide are upgrading from old-style cell phones to larger screen smartphones. Most everyone eventually will choose to have the internet in their pocket. And already today every other person doesn’t leave home without his/her cell phone, especially teenagers; as everyone knows.

Mobile websites are really new marketplaces, like desktop/laptop websites have created; and are always winning new customers to a greater degree each new day.

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Google: Backlinks Still Crucial for Rankings

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With Google’s recent algorithm updates, webmasters have started believing that links no longer work and it does not matter to Google anymore. But the truth is, links are the most crucial element in Google’s ranking algorithm and it is really important to have the right links if you want your website to rank high and attract more visitors. Google’s Matt Cutts has also stated that links are very essential if you want to rank high.


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“Backlinks are a really, really big win in terms of quality for search results [… ] backlink relevance still really helps in making sure we return the best, most relevant, most topical set of search results.” This was confirmed by Matt Cutts in another video:

 

Last month, Matt Cutts confirmed this in another video:

Bad Panda! Google has changed ranking again: Panda 4.0 and PDL 2.0.

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Millions of websites have began lost their rankings after the update. Has your website affected? Perhaps your ranking went up as others float down?

What can you do to avoid new ranking problems?

According to several recent reports, major sites such as ask.com (competition to google), ebay.com, biography.com and aceshowbiz.com have lost as much as 70% of their rankings on Google. It seems that the content (often automatically server generated) of these web pages is not appetizing for Google’s new ranking algorithms.

How does this affect your web pages?

If your website mainly consists of quite similar pages, it’s likely that your site will be affected by Google’s new ranking manipulations and similarly if the content/structure of your pages has been created automatically or ‘dynamically’.

These algorithms now additionally target webpage spam. If you do not get too spammy with your pages, you shouldn’t have to worry much.

If you want to get long-term results, do not use spammy methods to promote your website. Use ‘white-hat’ methods and play by the rules. Your website’s Google rankings will be much more stable then.

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Google claims not to change the search results to make more money

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Google claims not to change the search results to make more money

According to Matt Cutts, buying or not buying Google AdWords ads has no positive or negative impact on the rankings of your website. He also says that Google does not make changes to the organic algorithms to encourage people to buy ads.

Given the fact that Google’s result often only show paid ads in the visible area of the search results (i.e. you have to scroll to see the regular results), it seems that this statement of Matt Cutts is not entirely true.

There is no secret way to get in the search results

Matt Cutts says that there is a pattern that he often sees in SEO forums: Someone suggests a specific tactic will lead to high rankings on Google and then everyone follows.

For example, someone says that it is easy to get high rankings through article directories. Half a year later, people will move on from article directories to guest blogging, then to link wheels, and so on.

Matt Cutts says that someone who found a loophole wouldn’t post it in a forum. Instead, he would exploit it to make as much money of it as possible.

You can view the full video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ9Xt5PohgU

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How to get your website in Google’s search results

Getting in Google’s search results isn’t rocket science. You don’t need special tricks or secrets to get your website ranked. You also don’t have to hire ‘experts’ who will charge you thousands of dollar per month.

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Why SEO is often better than paid search marketing

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Paid search marketing is a quick and easy way to get listed on Google and other search engines for keywords that are related to your business. Unfortunately, paid search marketing is also very expensive. Search engine optimization (SEO) can help you to save money while getting more targeted visitors at the same time.


What is the difference between SEO and paid search marketing?

SEO (search engine optimization) concentrates on the regular “organic” results on Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other search engines. If your website is listed in the regular results, you don’t have to pay for each click.

If you use paid search marketing to advertise your website on search engines, you pay for every click. Your website will appear in the “sponsored results” section of the search results page.

First SEO advantage: it provides lasting results

Paid search marketing is great because it provides quick results. You will get the first visitors minutes after the launch of your paid search campaign. Unfortunately, you won’t get any more visitors as soon as you stop paying.

To achieve high rankings in the organic search results, you have to develop good web pages and good links that point to your site. It takes much longer to get high rankings with SEO. Fortunately, most websites keep their rankings for a long time.

In the long run, SEO is a much better value than paid search marketing. If you have a business that is meant to stay, SEO is the way to go.

Second SEO advantage: you’re forced to improve your website

If you use paid search marketing, your website will get visitors because you pay for them. With SEO, you get website visitors because your website is good.

If you use SEO to promote your website, you are forced to optimize your web pages: the content, the usability, etc. Although this requires more work, your website and your revenue will benefit greatly from these changes.

Third SEO advantage: it integrates with social media

Social media plays an integral role in off page SEO services, serving as a pivotal channel for enhancing the website’s visibility and authority. Creating a new page on your website and promoting it on platforms like Facebook or Twitter can significantly increase the number of backlinks from other sites, leading to higher rankings in Google’s regular results.

On page SEO service, on the other hand, is crucial for optimizing individual pages on your website, ensuring that each element, from content to HTML source code, is meticulously refined to enhance its relevance and performance in search engine rankings. A balanced synergy between on-page and off-page SEO amplifies the efficacy of your overall SEO strategy.

When your new page is mentioned on social media, it doesn’t just boost your off-page SEO but also draws in new visitors through these platforms. Some of these visitors will, in turn, link to your website, casting a positive influence on your SEO campaigns. This blend of on-page and off-page strategies ensures that your website is optimized both internally and externally, striking a harmonious balance that search engines favor.

Paid search marketing is another avenue, particularly beneficial if immediate traffic influx is a priority and budget constraints are not a pressing issue. It’s an immediate solution to drive visitors, although it’s essential to also focus on organic strategies for sustainable online growth.

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Four reasons why SEO seems hard (although it isn’t)

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All website owners need more traffic and more sales. Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the best ways to reach these goals. Many people lose a lot of money because they don’t invest as much in SEO as they should.

They are afraid that SEO is too difficult or not suitable for their company. Here are four reasons why SEO seems hard to some people although it isn’t.

Reason 1: ” I don’t know how to optimize my website “

Search engine optimization seems complex when you start. It’s normal that beginners are confused and uncertain.

Fortunately, SEO isn’t rocket science. Reading a step-by-step SEO tutorial will familiarize you with the basic concepts of search engine optimization.

Even if you plan to hire an SEO agency you should read such a tutorial. If you have a better knowledge, you can judge the level of expertise of the agency that you hire.

comScore’s February 2014 Statistics on U.S. Search Engine Market Score

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search-engine-market-sharecomScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) published a monthly analysis of the US search market for February 2014. Following are the key points and the figures correspond to the number of explicit core searches.

• Google’s sites topped the list with 67.5% (11.9 billion).
• Microsoft scored 18.4 % (3.3 billion)
• Yahoo sites’ scored 10.3 % (1.8 billion).
• Ask Network scored 2.4 % (431 million).
• AOL, Inc. earned 1.3 % (235 million).

In terms of change in points (when compared to January 2014), only Microsoft’s sites showed a positive change (up 0.1 %). Google and Yahoo! had a negative change – 0.1 % each.
Ask Network and AOL, Inc. showed no change.

In terms of percentage change (when compared to January 2014), following were the scores – all had negative scores.
• Google’s sites: -10 %
• Microsoft’s sites: -9 %
• Yahoo Sites: -10 %
• Ask Network: -10 %
• AOL, Inc.: -7 %

According to comScore, an explicit search involves “user engagement with a search service with the intent to retrieve search results.”

And “Explicit Core Search” does not take into consideration ‘contextually driven searches’. Contextually driven searches do not reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.

As for organic search results, Google’s score was 69.0 % of the total number of searches and Bing had 27.0 %.

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Google’s “Disavow links” Tool: Points to consider

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Google’s “disavow links” is a useful tool. It helps you improve the ranking of your website in Google search results. However, there are exceptions: this tool can affect your search results adversely if you do not use it with proper caution. We have listed here a few things that you should know about Google’s “disavow tools”.

“Nofollow links” need not be disavowed
Google’s rankings of a website and other linked pages is not affected by nofollow links. Hence, there is no need for you to add these links in the disavow links file you send to Google.

Four old-school SEO methods that still work if you do it right

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With Google’s recent updates, there has been constant doubts, uncertainty and fear among webmasters. They are not sure which tactics to use to build backlinks to your site and which tactics should be avoided? But, there are some old-school SEO tactics that still work if done in the right way.

1. Forum backlinks

How not to do it: Backlinks that are created automatically from forum will get you penalized by Google. To get automatic forum accounts that have keyword rich links, there are many tools and services that point to the sites of the visitors. But these links are of no use because they no longer work.
How to do it right: If a good quality forum is related to the topic of your site, then a link from that forum can be of a positive influence for your web pages on the search engine positions.

IPv4 Addresses to be Depleted by December 2014: Infographic

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Singapore has the highest number of IPv6 certified engineers as well as the highest percentage of IPv6 capable networks (38.57 percent) compared to other countries around the world, according to an infographic released on Monday.

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Network Utility Force, an organization that provides IPv6 training and IPv6 network design and implementation, released the infographic to provide a look at the IPv6 migration landscape and some challenges in IPv4 exhaustion this year.

“Based on our IPv6 work to date, including work for our current customers, 2014 appears to be the year ARIN will have no more IPv4 addresses to allocate,” Brandon Ross, co-founder, CEO and Chief Network Architect of Network Utility Force said. “To that end, we expect 2014 to be a growth year for IPv6 migrations and deployments, and thus, forecasting and budgeting at the beginning of the year will be important, as engineering resources are limited.”

While Network Utility Force has an obvious motive for releasing the infographic, it does provide an interesting look at international adoption of IPv6.

According to the infographic, IPv4 addresses will be depleted by December 2014.