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Index management with the robots.txt file

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

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

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.

SEO basics: link building tips for good page ranking

Despite the radical change Google Penguin brought to the function of search engines, a website’s link structure still remains an important component of search engine optimization. Gone are the days where websites were able to increase their ranking through the dubious practices of link farming and using expired domains. Nowadays, organic link building is the best method for improving a site’s...

10 tips for usability in your mobile web store

The world of mobile commerce revolves around the concept of usability. This means ensuring that mobile sites are simple and intuitive in order to give tablet and smartphone users the best possible user experience. As m-commerce revenue continues to grow, web store operators who fail to notice the trend and optimize their site accordingly can lose out on many potential customers, and therefore, a...

8 steps for a successful content strategy

There’s more to expanding your online business than just increasing sales. Using content marketing, a business can inform, entertain, and reach out to potential customers in order to win their trust. It’s therefore important to create strong content with valuable information, tailored specifically for your target group. But this kind of content doesn’t just appear overnight. If you want long-term...

Ad exchanges: what you need to know

The advertisements you see online aren’t just chosen at random. Many extensive processes and procedures have gone into even the simplest of banner advertisements. The user doesn’t notice any of this thanks to real-time advertising, which takes a few milliseconds to decide which company can have their advertisement on the website. Ad exchanges are the central contact for advertisers and website...

Chrome 56: changes to make the web safer

For two years now, Google has been actively promoting SSL encryption for websites. The search engine giant started acknowledging data transfer protection as a ranking factor in 2014, but now wants to go one step further. Users of Google’s browser, Chrome, will soon be actively warned about websites with unsafe data exchanges. This articles explains what the planned changes are and which...

What is the AdWords Quality Score?

Google is the most popular search engine in the world and a highly effective advertising platform. One reason is how well Google carries out quality evaluations for each ad in its network. In order to present users with the advertising that’s most relevant to them, the AdWords Quality Score was created on a keyword level. But what exactly is this Quality Score?

Keyword research—part three: keyword strategy

An exhaustive keyword list alone isn’t enough to deliver any results that you’ll be able to use for an SEO strategy. Insights for onpage optimization can only first be derived if the search terms have been both quantitatively and qualitatively evaluated and prioritized according to their relevance for the project you’re optimizing. In part three of our series, we show you how to develop such a...