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Canonical tag: how to avoid duplicate content

Canonical tag: what’s behind the canonical URL?

When certain website content is used multiple times, it’s not always due to inattentiveness, but could be intentional: international websites or online stores, for example, display lots of similar content. To ensure that search engines don’t classify this as duplicate content, there are certain methods, such as the canonical tag, which enable you to link to the original content.

Local SEO: the basics and tips

Local SEO: how local search engine optimization works

Small and medium-sized companies are often hesitant about taking their first steps into the world of online business: the competition is too big, they don’t have enough online experience, etc. Even if you’ve decided against selling online and have instead chosen to go for brick and mortar trade, you still can’t afford to neglect online marketing. An increasing number of people go online to look...

Voice search optimization for your website

Optimizing websites for voice search – future-oriented SEO

The process takes place rather quietly and unnoticed, but then again, voice search is becoming more and more important for search engines – and also for SEO. Changes in user behavior and the first adjustments in search algorithms that take this trend into account are already noticeable. Future-oriented SEO starts right now with voice search optimization. Get to know the most important voice...

Website ratings: why are they so important?

Website ratings: how important are ratings and comment boxes?

As the saying goes: 'The customer is king'. This principle is emphasized online: By providing ratings, reviews, and commenting possibilities on your website, customers and visitors are given the opportunity to be heard. This also increases trust in your website. Read our article about why ratings on websites are getting more and more important, what types of ratings there are, and how they can be...

The evolution of Google search results: 1998 to

Google search results: the evolution of the SERPs

Google has more or less shaped the way that we search for things online. The undisputed market leader among search engines has consistently found new features and functions to simplify and speed up the methods we use to find web pages and information on the internet. Since the foundation of the Google search back in 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s internet giant has consistently kept things...

Keyword Planner alternatives you should know

Keyword Planner: 5 alternatives to the Google tool

Google‘s Keyword Planner has already undergone numerous changes; new features have been added and existing features have been optimized. Since the end of 2016, the keyword-based tool has only had limited usability unless you have a larger AdWords campaign. Instead of obtaining exact values for the search volume of reviewed keywords, users of the free edition only get approximate range values that...

SEO Update: 2016 ranking factors according to Searchmetrics

SEO ranking factors 2016: the Searchmetrics study at a glance

With the annual correlation study on the topic of ranking factors, Searchmetrics has been taking care of the SEO sector since 2012. The prominent search and content performance platform also presents the most important findings each year in Google rankings – this comes in the form of general ranking factors and rank correlations. We have summarized the key learning points of the 2016 study for...

Index management with the robots.txt file

Index management with robots.txt files

With the file, robots.txt, website operators are able to greatly influence which portions of their web projects are able to be read by search bots. In addition to HTML meta tags, redirects, and canonical tags, this seemingly insignificant text file located in the domain’s root directory is an important tool for index management. We’ve laid out how robot.txt files are built and what website...

Free tools for a successful online keyword research

Keyword research – part 2: research tools

Putting together a useful keyword set isn’t as simple as thinking up a couple of search terms and jotting them down in a brainstorming session. Keyword research experts know to check the relevance of their terms and to try out different keyword variants and combinations to improve their positioning in Google’s search engine results pages. The following keyword research tools are great ways to...

SEO basics: internal links and website structure

SEO basics: correct website structure through internal linking

Have you ever thought of what kind of role internal linking plays in search engine optimization? Linking individual web pages can be very beneficial for SEO, so this practice shouldn’t be overlooked. Through a meaningful website structure and the correct positioning and number of internal links, websites can increase their search engine ranking.