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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 274
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Duplicate content on the same page...

Kyle Roof recently did a controlled test and they found that only 1 out of every 13th words being unique was more than enough to avoid a duplicate content penalty, so there you go! :D

There's so...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 116
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Can we have a greater impact on SERPs with SMO than SEO?

Activity on social media does seem to have a slight SEO benefit, but it's not really something to focus on for SEO reasons.

For SEO focus on on-page, content, links.

SMO is more about building...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By Blakers1
Re: does making keywords bold have any effect?

Do you have data to back this up?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st February 2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 82
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Noindex for large blog — better to delete?

Agreed and I guess the way I wrote that it wasn't 100% clear. If they are bad articles with inbound links, just redirect to a better page that's as close to the same topic as possible.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 586
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Will my site lost backlinks after switch to https?

Fastreplies clearly does not have the technical know-how to properly switch a site to HTTPS using htaccess so that there are no mixed content issues.

So he wants everyone to take his advice and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By Blakers1
Re: does making keywords bold have any effect?

Bold text tags in HTML are a known ranking factor. The amount of these tags and which keyword ratios you need in them are niche and keyword specific. The same goes for italic tags as well by the way....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Do you need a street address for Local Citations?

You should really stress the importance of getting a business address to this client. If you list his home as a visible address, it's technically a violation of Google's TOS and may get your listing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Does it make sense to backlink from local citations....

Always build citations, but your client needs to grow to the point where they can get some commercial office space for a proper GMB setup ASAP.

Citations will boost your referring domains and on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 209
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Is this an example of negative SEO?

Sorry, but this first statement is highly unlikely.

I've never seen a single case where adding branded anchors actually hurts a site. If anything, these links might actually help correct some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 643
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Average backlink building monthly

We built 1,500 links to a multi-location franchise website last June with no negative effect whatsoever. Why in the world would a location-based franchise not want people to be able to find all their...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 151
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Ranking Fluctuations

As others have said, this is natural fluctuations in your SERP positioning.

It means you have more work to do still on that page. Compare known on-page ranking factors between your site and top...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,085
Posted By Blakers1
Re: SEO - Still Worth it?

Is it not bringing in work or is it just not bringing in clicks to the site? If it's an issue with not getting any leads, your site may not convert well for some reason. Check Analytics and see how...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,867
Posted By Blakers1
Re: How will SEO change in 2020?

We're almost a month into the year, so here's my thoughts on 2020 so far:

1 - Demand seems to be great this year when it comes to small/midsize businesses looking for SEO services.

2 -...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,867
Posted By Blakers1
Re: How will SEO change in 2020?

Here's what's going to change...all the posts on the Internet ranking for any keyword related to 'SEO in 2019' will have their meta titles updated to read 'in 2020' instead.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th November 2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By Blakers1
Re: SEO Done Locally

Here's some very specific stuff you can do based on competitor averages. I would test making these changes to your homepage for a full 30 days and I'm certain you will see a gain across the board for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th November 2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 564
Posted By Blakers1
Re: website ranking issues

Please learn SEO properly before taking on any clients. It's bad for the whole industry when this happens and a big part of the reason people trust marketers less than used car salespeople.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th November 2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Competitors outranking with spam backlinks

I have to disagree with this on a lot of levels because we have a local competitor doing the same thing with dozens of PBN links pointed to his agency website and he's been at the top of organic for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th November 2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 595
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Any New SEO tools that SEO Specialist should explore?

You can actually RE competitor metrics with a few tools available now...
CORA
Page Optimizer Pro
SEO Surfer

All of those can condense what would be hours of research down into a report you can...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 356
Posted By Blakers1
Re: I need help optimizing for a specific keyword please

I still have to agree with Mike here...there's next to no traffic around the 5 word phrase you suggested and it is a bad idea to try to rank one of the main pages as such. 'Boiler repair london'...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,052
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Will using Fiverr Backlinks and Traffic help my web site

LOL - so many responses saying 'never, no, absolutely not etc.' How many of these responses are just repeating something they read on a blog somewhere?

The reality is that there absolutely are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th September 2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 386
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Best places for a backlink in an article

Best answer I have seen so far. This is a complicated subject that requires a lot of background knowledge on how the original PageRank algorithm works. Anyone saying placement doesn't matter is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th September 2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 481
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Change Website Change SEO Ranking?

Depends mostly on your existing link profile. If you don't have any inbound links, still fix the redirects for sure though as others have suggested.

It's a good housekeeping step for sure, but...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th September 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Linkbuilding with a PDF e-book

I think before you consider a strategy for this you need to first verify that you have a diverse link profile with many types of links from a decent number of referring domains.

If that's the case...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd September 2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 178
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Up & Down

Everything you are describing is normal and something you have to overcome with time and work.

Someone previously pointed to your on-page possibly having some 'gimmicky' SEO tactics in place....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd September 2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 643
Posted By Blakers1
Re: SEO Agencies - do they all do the same thing? i.e. not much?

Just curious here, but has any of the agencies you worked with done any on-page SEO work at all? Backlinks are definitely important and to be honest, I don't see site-wide relevancy as being too much...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th August 2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Backlinks Count More Than Word Count in 2019

There's so many things wrong with this statement as Mike, Sparrow and Dave already pointed out. For one thing, content length really depends on the niche and may be 500 words for one and 5,000 for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th August 2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Keyword Golden Ration

I'd agree if we were talking about high competition keywords that require a lot of SEO work, but the original question was about KGR and the whole point of KGR is to NOT go after high competition...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th August 2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 82
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Noindex for large blog — better to delete?

It sounds like your site has a lot of posts and pages, which means this 'dead weight' everyone is referring to is specifically hurting your crawl budget. Google only has so much server resources in a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,014
Posted By Blakers1
Re: What Is The Best Backlink Service?

Best thing you can do is to really understand link-building and the metrics you're looking for in a quality backlink profile. Then just pick out a few services to test with small orders. Add the ones...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 119
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Is SEO harder for lesser-known TLDs?

I ranked a .technology domain for competitive local search terms before I realized that it was a terrible TLD for branding...

It doesn't matter one bit for SEO, but I would suggest you consider an...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 268
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Difficulty in getting clicks on google despite high impressions

Where do you actually rank for terms that get traffic? Impressions simply mean someone saw you in the SERPS. If you want a higher CTR, you'll need to make sure your ranking in the top 3 or at least...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th July 2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Report a competitor for PBN?

They've been really silent on the whole subject lately, which makes me think the biggest issue was the spammy, low quality sites people were using years ago. There's honestly risk in any...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th July 2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Point Of Confusion: Disparity Between Search Volume and

I agree with Mike on this one. I do suspect they might be ranking for other keywords though just based on your research methodology. Just because it's optimized a certain way on-page doesn't...
Forum: Social Media 28th July 2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 308
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Will Social Media Marketing be effective for my local Dental Clinic?

First check your web traffic in Google Analytics...

You said you already rank well in the local pack, so I would assume you are getting some traffic to the site that is looking for a local dentist...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th July 2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Links From Different Domain: Same IP

This is a terrible idea honestly and very risky. You're probably not going to see any issues at all doing it 2-3 times, but you're basically sending signals to Google that your server hosts a PBN...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By Blakers1
Re: How to be find in SERP with detach information like that Printscreen?

really well crafted content with a table of contents and jump links is a good start. Optimizing for 'position zero' is sort of an advanced process that takes a lot of time and effort to achieve. I'd...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 871
Posted By Blakers1
Re: web 2.0 seo

We build branded Medium pages and take advantage of the platform automatically adding a canonical tag to the post when you copy/paste a URL from your blog as a new post.

It takes all of 5 minutes...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 271
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Question about Profile Links

Look at your niche...find several competitors and examine their backlink profile carefully. What's the average ratio of links going to home versus inner pages across the niche?

Try to maintain...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Keyword Golden Ration

It does seem to give you a good indication of how easily you could rank for a particular term. If you're in the local SEO space though, I wouldn't even bother.

Instead, we just find local...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 27th July 2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 273
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Does Google eat ALL ad spend money?

Average PPC is just that...it's an average. If any of my campaigns ever get close to the average in the first few days, I am going to be taking a look to see what optimization steps I missed because...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th July 2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Blakers1
Re: There is any way to Rank Without a Single Backlink?

There's two ways that it's possible as far as I'm concerned. One's fairly white hat and the other's definitely not. Technically though the 2nd method is not really ranking without links, but it would...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th July 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Any SEO specialist in the house? I am looking for a link spying tool...

If you're looking for a tool to compare links with multiple competitors so that you know what links to build in order to close the gap, I would suggest the SEMrush Backlink Gap analysis. It actually...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th July 2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Report a competitor for PBN?

PBNs may be bad, but you can't deny the fact that they work (at least for a short time). I'd focus on beating the competitor by building quality links on real sites. Reporting someone is generally...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 187
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Marketing and promotion for Storage Business?

SEO and Google Ads is going to be a better play than Facebook I think. I'd start there, and for social just retarget your website traffic once the website traffic starts to pick up.
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 24th March 2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Blakers1
Re: NEEDED High level writer with real world exp in contractor, waterproofing, roofing..etc

Wally,


Are you still looking for roofing content by chance? I know this is an older thread, but here's an example of some content we can write in this niche: https://5starroofer.com/blog/
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th September 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,091
Posted By Blakers1
Re: SEO tools for whitehat

Google LightHouse audits are free, and I think it's a good baseline to make sure your code is clean and that your site is loading as fast as possible.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 749
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Forum submission is now valuable in SEO?

These are the stats I just pulled from the bottom of the Warrior Forum homepage:

Threads: 762,402, Posts: 8,875,574, Members: 1,358,481

Assuming only half of those posts include a signature...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Blakers1
Re: How to get around forum signature links?

Honestly, if you want to test this and do your own case study, just remove the links under your forum settings, do a Fetch as Google, and wait a few weeks to see what happens.

As others have...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 512
Posted By Blakers1
Re: What is a link wheel in SEO?

It's just so unnatural that it is easy to spot. You don't see sites linking like this in the "wild", so there's a good chance using a link wheel will land you a penalty.

Google looks for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th June 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 116
Posted By Blakers1
Re: How do you personally add value to webpages (besides content)

I like to format my content in a way that both makes it easier to read while also increasing time on page. In other words, if my content writer sends me giant paragraphs, then I am going to break...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th June 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Immediate duplicate content - Who gets to keep the SEO value?

I don't think he's saying ignore the problem so much as you should look at it from a time management perspective.

Would it be a better use of your time to try to build up the authority of your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th June 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Blakers1
Re: If you own multiple sites, should you link between them?

Definitely be 100% transparent about it and only place links where they make sense from an editorial standpoint. As long as you don't use any hidden links to try to manipulate rank, I don't see why...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Keyword Dilemma - Single or Plural for Organic Search

Totally agree! Semantic search is a thing and it's been used in the AdWords algorithm for quite a while now:
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 520
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Back links from irrelevant websites

From Google:

"Additionally, creating links that weren’t editorially placed or vouched for by the site’s owner on a page, otherwise known as unnatural links, can be considered a violation of our...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 143
Posted By Blakers1
Re: Question for SEO experts

"unless it is a brand new business and the only of its type" That's exactly what I was referring to. In a past life, I worked for the power company going all over the state to little towns like that....
Forum: Website Design 13th June 2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By Blakers1
Re: A question about upgrading to HTTPS

You need to add a rule to your htaccess folder to redirect all http to https. It's fairly simple and the cleanest way to make sure you don't have any mixed content issues

Check out this write-up I...
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