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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Need help for my keyword research

Rubbish.

Thats quite possibly the worst way of doing it.

If he had 100 variations of the same keyword (which is often the case in many industries) would you advocate creating 100 pages?

Of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 430
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Which one is better for SEO?

Transcribing the video is good for SEO.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Need Help to Rank Real Estate Keywords

1. Doesnt matter.
2. Reverse engineer your competitors.
3. Provide value

What Mike said, if you're focusing on local SEO then sort out your business listings (citations) This should be a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 363
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Short ulr or very long url for SEO?

Im guessing you sell earphones, yes?

This question falls under site structure, not just an individual URl

Think about your site as a WHOLE, and by that Im referring to allowing for expansion...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 433
Posted By John Romaine
Re: What is the impact of social bookmarking in SEO

I cant believe people are STILL asking these questions.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Does anyone knows good SEO strategy that works in 2018?

Here's the same thing that has worked every year.

1. Providing value
2. Common sense
3. Caring less about what Google wants and moreso about what your visitors want
4. Thinking long term
5....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,329
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th July 2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 234
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th July 2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,182
Posted By John Romaine
RE: Reached 1st Page on Google from 3rd page for HP keyword with one change in content

Page 3 here.

You're obviously looking at personalised search.

Those changes you made have absolutely nothing to do with anything.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 281
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How to reduce bounce rate for a website?

1. Untargeted traffic
2. Technical issues (slow site speed, non responsive etc)
3. Spam traffic
4. Your website sucks
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2017, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By John Romaine
Re: SEO for gaming site

Find the leader in the gaming space and reverse engineer what they're doing.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 410
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Backlinks for local business

Find Fort Worths most popular coffee shop and figure out/replicate what they are doing.

Seriously, I think you're overthinking this. Chances are, all you need to do is some good old fashioned...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Http:// ? Or Https://? the new ranking Signal

Forget about it.

You're wasting your time.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How you manage citations While you have 3 different business Location

In terms of Google my Business, you will need 3 physical locations.

Do you have 3 physical locations?

In terms of onpage you'll want to do this....

domain.com/location1
domain.com/location2...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,423
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,865
Posted By John Romaine
Re: 7 great tools for SEO

I've been doing SEO for 14 years and use the following tools -

- screaming frog
- google analytics
- ahrefs
- semrush
- webmaster tools
- serpbook

You'll want to focus on using fewer tools...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 381
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Meta Keywords Importance?

Stop using meta keywords.

You're wasting your time.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 819
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How to get natural traffic?

Create "natural" content.

If you're doing anything with Google in mind, you're doing it wrong.

Create 10x content that invokes an emotional response and as said above, resonates with your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 267
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Whats of Use of social bookmarking?

Social bookmarking done so simply for the purpose of SEO and creating a backlink is known as SPAM.

Stop doing that.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 410
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Backlinks for local business

Have to agree with Mike on this one.

Probably not necessary.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th January 2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,601
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd December 2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,245
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How To get High Quality Back links?

Create link worthy assets and perform outreach.

It's that simple. Really.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd December 2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Contact Form in a lightbox popup, bad SEO idea?

A few rules of thumb -

1. Dont try to be clever
2. Dont make users think
3. Users are lazy, make it easy for them

Put a contact form on the home page, sidebars across all inner pages and of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By John Romaine
RE: Contact Form in a lightbox popup, bad SEO idea?

Its probably more of an issue from a UX perspective.

I would ditch it and use traditional enquiry forms.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Dilemma with my membership site

Offer the regular ebook at $67, and another at $97 with 3 months free access to the membership site.

This will only work if your membership site is solid and offers a shit load of value.

If...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By John Romaine
RE: How to balance high quality blog posts with more frequent ones?

Frank, forget about satisfying meaningless schedules. Focus on QUALITY.

Many of the blog posts on my site take me anywhere between 3 days to a week to craft.

Focus on quality, long form, highly...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,245
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How To get High Quality Back links?

Apologies.

"Click your heels together"
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th December 2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,245
Posted By John Romaine
RE: How To get High Quality Back links?

Give people a reason to link to you.
Forum: Email Marketing 18th December 2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 786
Posted By John Romaine
RE: Is Email Marketing Dead?

I recently made $4,500 in 2 days by sending 3 emails.

Is email marketing dead?

No.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,370
Posted By John Romaine
RE: $30K/month sale on ebay but no sale on website

Are you slipping a flyer and business card in with your deliveries to promote your site?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th December 2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By John Romaine
RE: PBN SEO Questions

Have you considered traditional outreach using search query operators?

Lets say you're operating in the "home" space. (Homes and gardens etc)

Here's what I would do.

- Find a comprehensive...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By John Romaine
Re: hi seo expers, i have a problem with my website bounce rate

Im not talking about spam comments.

Im talking about your site getting slammed by bots.

Check Google Analytics.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Does Google have a preference with URLs? _ or -

Google may see a_page_name_like_this_as_one_long_string_of_characters

Best practice is to use hyphens.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By John Romaine
Re: hi seo expers, i have a problem with my website bounce rate

Check for spam referral traffic.

Most likely cause.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How much does SSL help with SEO?

It makes no difference.

Use it if you're processing financial transactions or handling sensitive information.

If I have a simple blog about Goldfish it would make absolutely no sense for me to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Content is king - right?

A lot of people preach this whole "content is king" nonsense without any real understanding of what it actually means.

Content on its own is meaningless. Especially if your content marketing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Accidently built a PBN, should I use this?

How do you "accidentally" build a PBN???
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2016, 01:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,616
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How do I get good backlinks

Agreed.

I'm grateful that the video wasn't pulled.

A great deal of the comments and replies in here are absolutely dreadful and it's killing what could be a really useful forum.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th March 2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Should I switch domain because of ahrefs rank?

Build a useful site and stop chasing silly SEO metrics.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th March 2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,616
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How do I get good backlinks

How to get the most powerful backlinks for your website - YouTube
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,199
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Is PBN still works for 2016?

Stop wasting your time with PBNs.

Learn how to do SEO properly.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,711
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How to find hidden links on a website?

What if the site has 50,000 pages?

Not a very practical suggestion.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Last PR update actually happened 3 days ago?

I think what Mike (Anthony) is saying is that now that PR has been abolished, you'll see an increase in the amount of muppets peddling PA/DA links.

This is why we cant have nice things.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By John Romaine
Re: the Best method of SEO

It does/can in terms of reputation management.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By John Romaine
Re: the Best method of SEO

Almost impossible to explain the details of an SEO campaign in a forum post.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By John Romaine
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 880
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Are forum Signatures helpful?

They're not going to help you in terms of SEO, but they can help drive traffic to your site. That is of course if you're using trackable links and GA.

Of course this only applies if you're...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By John Romaine
Re: I'm New In SEO ANyone Here Who Can Help Me ??

This is all nonsense and a complete waste of time.

I can't believe people are still promoting this rubbish after all these years.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How to Index links made by off page SEO Faster?

What's to say?

Focus on your site, rather than how long it takes for Google to index links you've built.

You're wasting an enormous amount of time with this.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By John Romaine
Re: thin content penalty on multiple sites

The solution is to stop building thin sites.

I would recommend building out ONE site, do it properly.

Are you able to consolidate all of the content to one property?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By John Romaine
Re: How to Index links made by off page SEO Faster?

That's most likely because 70% of it is junk.

Try producing higher quality links, rather than focusing on quantity.

You really shouldn't be concerning yourself with this to be honest.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 589
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Fresh Content

Consistency is important. Freshness means little, especially if you're publishing "fresh" rubbish.

Stop chasing silly schedules in an effort to satisfy Google and start thinking about satisfying...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th March 2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By John Romaine
Re: Tips to increase site's Trust Flow

No idea why people chase silly SEO metrics like TF.

Focus on producing useful/engaging content and building an audience.
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