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What is your best SEO tip? The one thing you make sure to do that always gets you results?
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  • Profile picture of the author lentz1
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  • Profile picture of the author webbie
    Backlinks are good, true. But the real key to SEO success now is highly focused, original long content. Do a search for "Brian Lam, Recode interview with Peter Kafka" on google. Brian Lam started TheWireCutter, a website that reviews technology gadgets and tech stuff.

    He states in the interview above that the key to his organic traffic was really long, well-written posts... and I mean long. They were like 2500 words on each post. The content strategy he used was also important. You should really listen to the interview.

    BTW_ Brian's website, TheWireCutter, was just sold to The New York Times for $30 million.

    If you have any follow-up questions let me know!

    Dave
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by webbie View Post

      Backlinks are good, true. But the real key to SEO success now is highly focused, original long content. Do a search for "Brian Lam, Recode interview with Peter Kafka" on google. Brian Lam started TheWireCutter, a website that reviews technology gadgets and tech stuff.

      He states in the interview above that the key to his organic traffic was really long, well-written posts... and I mean long. They were like 2500 words on each post. The content strategy he used was also important. You should really listen to the interview.

      BTW_ Brian's website, TheWireCutter, was just sold to The New York Times for $30 million.

      If you have any follow-up questions let me know!

      Dave
      Yeah, and The WireCutter has a few hundred thousand backlinks.

      Original long content does not rank webpages. Original short content works, as does unoriginal short content or unoriginal long content.
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      • Profile picture of the author webbie
        RE "Original long content does not rank webpages."

        Just to be clear: It's not me who said that. Brian Lam (the guy who sold his website for $30 M) said that in the interview above. I apologize for not being clearer. So you can debate the point but I can't respond to something someone else said.

        RE; your comment that they have "few hundred thousand backlinks" :

        ... according to Moz they only have about 14,697 inbound links, not "a few hundred thousand".

        And many of those links are from Gizmodo, the website Brian used to write for. The rest seem to have to do with his sale of the website.

        You may be right, maybe short original content works too. I did not comment about short or long content or whether it ranks well.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dr los3
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        Yeah, and The WireCutter has a few hundred thousand backlinks.

        Original long content does not rank webpages. Original short content works, as does unoriginal short content or unoriginal long content.
        My man mike laying down the law here.
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    • Profile picture of the author longrobnc
      Originally Posted by webbie View Post

      Backlinks are good, true. But the real key to SEO success now is highly focused, original long content. Do a search for "Brian Lam, Recode interview with Peter Kafka" on google. Brian Lam started TheWireCutter, a website that reviews technology gadgets and tech stuff.

      He states in the interview above that the key to his organic traffic was really long, well-written posts... and I mean long. They were like 2500 words on each post. The content strategy he used was also important. You should really listen to the interview.

      BTW_ Brian's website, TheWireCutter, was just sold to The New York Times for $30 million.

      If you have any follow-up questions let me know!

      Dave
      I have written a lot of original content for my blog over the course of 5 years. I have also paid to have articles researched and written. I then send these articles out of Onlywire. I often get my ass kicked by fairly crappy sites with very little content. I'm not an SEO, so I don't know, but I am assuming that they have a better backlink profile. I can just tell you that as a mater of fact that content alone does very little.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wordsmith11
    Some information which might help you,
    First make sure your website is focused on one thing, you can include other things in it but one essential message should be there in each of it.
    Secondly mention your keywords, where ever it is important. The key word should be included everywhere in the title of the website, domain name, description, page content. Practically every where you can
    This step is important, so you may want to do a little keyword research before choosing a topic.
    If you are on WordPress, you can change a lot of this in the General Settings or through a plugin like All in One SEO Package
    Also you should link to the internal pages on your website, you should intentionally link your most important pages to your homepage and cross link them with one another. You can also use a permalink structure that includes keywords. Use a URL structure that includes text, and make sure to include that in keyword of the website as well.
    Any large files or plug in which slow down your website need to be removed from there because that will annoy people and they wont visit your website often.
    As I've mentioned before use keywords in everything even in your images, retitle the images with the keywords as well
    You should also link other websites which have relevant content do it sparingly but do it that way people will click your links and trust your website on a particle topic
    Your website needs to be up to date, the more updated it is the more it'll. Show on the search engines. Look at why blogs run more mainly cause they are updated so much.
    You also need to index your website on the search engines, such as Google. Make sure it's crawling your website in order for people to find it.
    The same way you are linking to other websites, you should ask others to link to you as well

    Hope this helps ask for more questions if you have any
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Backlink, quality backlinks and quality backlnks.

      Simply posting long content without links will rank nothing competetive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam JTB
    I apologize if this has already been asked, but I've head of the long original content idea before.

    Is it that you can fit more keywords when there's more text?
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  • Profile picture of the author BlossMart
    Engage the experts.

    I don't know enough about SEO and it's best to ensure you use someone that is a professional and is up to date with the latest trends.
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  • Profile picture of the author 11moments
    Proper on-page optimization, internal link structure, schema and earning quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Honey Bunny SEO
    Once ever 3 or 4 months, I analyze which of my pages get ranking for long tails on the Googles second page. I then poor more link juice on them and watch them flourish on the top of organic search for these keywords.

    Arrange your list of keywords by their Average Position in Webmaster Tools, scroll down to positions 11 and lower. Run these keywords with Keyword Planner and select those with higher volume.

    The quicker solution would be to buy a tool like Serpstat which shows the breakdown of your domain by pages and subdomains with keywords and their positions for each page. And apply filters to show which pages you have that got ranking keywords on the 11th to 20th positions.

    After you identified your keywords you can use them as anchors to give them a push to the top.
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  • Profile picture of the author BeckettR
    One of the best ways to move your site to the top of Google is to build high quality backlinks (and lots of them).
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  • Profile picture of the author ollieblair
    SEO is infinity. if you follow the proper way than you can easily get all tips about SEO. Also the Tread of SEO is different now days.

    1st Important: "Content" It should be the best careful part of your site. You always need quality content for your site and it's important.

    2nd Important: "Keyword" So google update there algorithm day by day. so you need to concert about keyword. it;s very important to chose good keyword for your site.

    when you get all setup than than you need to go with your backlinks. if you do your all seo work properly than you can get very good result. but you need to research with all. If you do good practices daily than you can get very good result.
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  • Profile picture of the author wenhulla
    Great Content + Quality backlinks + Social Signals = Best SEO Done
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  • Profile picture of the author umakant13
    A quality content takes you up in the search engine ranking because 'content is king and all are gravy'
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  • Profile picture of the author varsharthi
    The first thing that you should know and do it first is:
    On Page Optimization: Before creating backlinks do On Page of your site or pages. like title, meta keywords, descriptions, alt tag, use proper h1 tag tag targeted to your keyword etc.
    after that do off page activity that is creating backlinks.
    Content is a king so try to right your own blogs, do "Guest Posting" and link to you website by using anchor text linking.
    Read the Google guideline about content's keywords density, proximity etc
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  • Profile picture of the author sggl
    Create your own content (i mean written by your hands) - don't hire anyone and don't look at what others write. Be original. Have your own style.

    P.S.
    This is the only thing that helped me rank very high in weight loss niche which is extremely competitive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lillie232013
    I think best SEO for your website you can crate Related back links and high PA,DA and High PR back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author fesco
    One should make sure that his website is Google-Friendly. Website should have meta-title, keywords, description of page, good internal linking of pages, balanced use of images with tags, proper content and easy to use for visitors. If your website meets all such requirements then nobody can stop you for getting the sales you are expecting.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrislopez
    According to my SEO opinion Paid directory submissions is one of the way to get the best possible outcome or result.
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  • Profile picture of the author arjupraja7
    If you are getting organic backlinks then it's a green signal for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author akashvajpayee
    Learn crucial off-page google optimization best SEO tips to explode traffic to your site. Establish a high Google listing to generate high quality prospects to your website. SEO isn't hard if you know a few basic rules.
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  • Profile picture of the author Intuz
    Effective titles and description to all website pages and articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author ankurchabda
    The growth of SEO content writing in recent years has opened vast avenues for writers. Powerful content with precise information is what online readers demand. Now, for creating SEO content, a writer has to abide by certain rules and steps, only then can he create powerful matter that will get higher rankings on search engines and would be able to drive maximum traffic to the concerned website.
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  • Profile picture of the author zimbizee
    Long content, short content is does't matter.

    What matters is great content and then PROMOTE the hell out of it

    Promote promote promote - like gangbusters
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