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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd June 2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By squadron
Re: Chaning permalinks on a 1 month old website. How detrimental?

If it was an older site I'd recommend 301 redirects.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th April 2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,058
Posted By squadron
Re: Quality Content that people want to link to naturally - How?

It's a myth that good content will get links naturally as much as Google says it will. It's hard enough to find someone who has the technical expertise to create a link
Forum: Website Design 5th January 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 31
Posted By squadron
How to embed a video from Dropbox in your Wordpress Posts and Pages

Rather than hosting videos using your own hosting or Youtube, you can embed mp4 videos in your Wordpress posts or pages using Dropbox.

Here is how:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By squadron
Re: Technical help on blog

I love Wordpress, only issue is that it is an easy target for hackers.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th December 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,377
Posted By squadron
Re: SEO Trends and Techniques in 2019: What Challenges are Coming?

I have noticed featured snippets a lot more recently. Is Google experimenting again?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 194
Posted By squadron
Re: Any SEO options for shoestring budget?

Buy a book or do an online course then spend $100 per month on quality Fiverr gigs. By quality, I mean few links but high Domain Authority. Better to get one link form a PA 20 page then 1000 links...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By squadron
Re: 2 websites, 1 business

Add a prefix to your address (Suite 2 A, 15 Smith Street), and get a burner phone for the contact number. Put the new site on different hosting and have a totally different look and feel.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By squadron
Re: I'm being killed

Sometimes it is easier to just put a bullet in it's head and migrate the content to a new domain name and start from scratch. But first, try a new host. Your IP address may have been blacklisted for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 405
Posted By squadron
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By squadron
Re: If you were going to make a niche website....

Having keywords in your domain used to help a little bit, but no longer (except in Bing). Better to build a brand. The best brands in the world do not describe their product.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 116
Posted By squadron
Re: Can I do the any of following without hurting my ranking?

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Don't do it. You may have to revalidate your listing via postcard.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 638
Posted By squadron
Re: How important is SSL now?

I have not noticed a drop in rankings yet, but that may change. Interestingly hosting companies like Bluehost and Hostgator now give SSL away. If you are running Wordpress install the Really Simple...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 93
Posted By squadron
Re: Automated links attack on our website

Don't panic. Wait a week or so and see what happens. Often if you get a bunch of links quickly Google will drop you down for a while and then put you back up, often higher than before.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 499
Posted By squadron
Re: "No-follow" backlinks - are they any good?

Yes. The trick is to have a natural looking backlink profile and that means nofollow links.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By squadron
Re: How to Recover Removed Url's From Google Index?

Set up a new webmaster tools account and start again. Should only take 1-2 weeks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 245
Posted By squadron
Re: Need help with content theft

Buy $100 worth of different GSA or Scrapebox Fiverr gigs and throw links at his site's homepage and sitemap with the anchor text "content thief".
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 112
Posted By squadron
Re: Will Publishing Blogs Unrelated to My Domain Topic Hurt SEO?

No. I have to write at least 10 characters but the answer is still no.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,670
Posted By squadron
Re: Can an unoptimized website be at a #1 position in SERPs?

You sure? Try again from another computer after clearing browser cache or use incognito browsing.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 274
Posted By squadron
Re: Google is preparing to roll out a new feature that will allow users to leave comments in SERPs

They did this several years ago (about 9 I think), with a thing called Google sidebar. It all ended in tears.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 199
Posted By squadron
Re: How can I remove my confusion?

Write at the same level as your city newspaper. This tool may help you: https://www.webpagefx.com/tools/read-able/

Tips:
1. Active voice
2. Pick strong verbs - forget about adjectives and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 744
Posted By squadron
Re: Does Google Page Rank Still Count?

Yes, PR counts but MOZ Domain Authority is the only publicly available metric at the moment to go on. Google doesn't care about domain authority, but it is a reasonably close approximation to PR.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 197
Posted By squadron
Re: Is it wise to include any random video from youtube in site and blogs?

There is a premium plugin called WP Automatic that allows you to automatically post videos on your Wordpress blog based on keywords. It also does rss feeds, Instragram, Facebook and articles.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th November 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,305
Posted By squadron
Re: Best Backlink Technique in 2018

Buy an old domain with a reasonable domain authority then build a quality blog on it. Link to you money sites from the blog. Rinse and repeat.

It is possible to build you own private blog network...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 25th November 2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 676
Posted By squadron
Re: SEO or Google Adwords will better

The rule of thumb I use is if the lifetime value of a new client is more than 50 times the cost of an Adwords click, then you are crazy not to trial Adwords for at least 6 months.

Here's a story...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th November 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 285
Posted By squadron
Re: Using same content but rank in google

This works for multiple location targeting. The more you can change the better, but at a minimun I suggest you change the title, opening paragraph, image file names and alt text, page metatags and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th November 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 49
Posted By squadron
Christmas Warning - Website Hacking & Your SEO

Anyone notice hacking attacks seem to increase leading up to Christmas? Here's a post that may help: https://searchtempo.com.au/setting-a-tripwire-for-hackers/
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th November 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,545
Posted By squadron
Re: I got Hacked. Are you protected?

That's a tragedy. Wordpress sites are often hacked. I can recommend Wordfence to identify and remove most bad code.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th June 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 981
Posted By squadron
Re: Has Google Changed Their Algorithm?

Have you made any changes to your hosting or got more backlinks recently? I keep a diary of all the changes I make.
Forum: Social Media 28th January 2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By squadron
Re: How often should i share a post in linkedin social media site?

I'd be inclined to connect with people in your industry first before overdoing the group membership.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th July 2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,798
Posted By squadron
Re: How many backlinks per day per keyword

Go for quality over quantity. I'd much rather have one link per week from a relevant PR3 page, than 1000 links per day from pages without any PR :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,389
Posted By squadron
Re: Everyone Talks About Google Is Bing and Yahoo Worth It

It depends on your country. In Australia Google has over 95% market share of search, so Bing, Yahoo and the rest are not that important. But, having said that, I have noticed that traffic from Bing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th June 2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By squadron
Re: How to get google to index all my pages

I suggest you create a sitemap, get the sitemap indexed via Webmaster tools then build a few quality links into the sitemap from external sites.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By squadron
Re: Moving a site into different template with the same URL

Keep a backup of the old site just in case.
Set up 301 redirects from the old page urls to the appropriate new page urls.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,572
Posted By squadron
Re: Any good proxy supplier to replace SquidProxies

Have you tried harvesting some free Google-friendly proxies using Scrapebox? You should get a few hours out of them at least. And in Scrapebox, you can filter by speed.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By squadron
Re: Will switching server hosts affect my search engine rankings?

I can happen, but not that often from what I have seen. If you move to shared hosting on an unreliable server that has other sites on the same IP address that spam and contain malware, there is a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By squadron
Re: If domain is sandboxed, does the subdomain also will be sandboxed?

No, in my experience. But seeing it only takes 5 minutes to create a sub-domain and clone a site, why not give it a go and find out for yourself?

I have several sites on one sub-domain. Some have...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th June 2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 580
Posted By squadron
Re: Negative Links SEO

It may be far easier and cheaper to just shut down that domain and get a new one. Trying to push search results down the page can take forever and may never work.

I do not understand how links...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th May 2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By squadron
Re: Incredibly low CTR...please help

Run it for a week or so with less posts Try 1 or 2), on the home page. You have a lot of blank space there.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th May 2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By squadron
Re: changing content of a high PR expired domain

Yes, is the short answer. If the backlinks to the domain you buy stay in place the site will start to rank for the new content.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By squadron
Re: Spammy domain?

Try it out on a test domain and see what happens. If the PR sticks then all is good and go for it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd May 2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By squadron
Are links for the same top level domain worth more than others?

Has anyone seen any evidence of links from the same top level domain being worth more than links from different TLDs (everything else being equal - PR - DA - relevance - OBL and so on).

eg. Links...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd May 2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,015
Posted By squadron
Re: Where do you find most of your SEO clients?

Mainly from Google search and paid referrals from web designers and graphic designers.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd May 2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,267
Posted By squadron
Re: How Many Proxies Should I use??

Yes, give it a go and see.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By squadron
Re: Adult seo provider?

Here's a video that may help, pretty funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqcp9PAireo
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By squadron
Re: Before I Finish This Product - What Do You Think?

Looks interesting. Have you got a demo site to look at where the content has been generated via your script? In the past I have use WP-Robot and another one called WP Snowball. Worked for a few...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,267
Posted By squadron
Re: How Many Proxies Should I use??

Every time I use a Scrapebox function I harvest and test new proxies using Scrapebox and then only use the Google proxies. I usually end up with at least 40.

It takes a bit longer but the time is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By squadron
Re: PBN link blasting

I sometimes send high PR blog comment links (> PR 2), I have found using Scrapebox into the sitemaps of my PBNs.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,767
Posted By squadron
Re: Scrapebox Still Valuable For SEO?

Scrapebox is great for finding then filtering web sites based on keywords, PR and other metrics. There's a bunch of good videos on Youtube that will show you all the other applications of scrapebox.
Forum: Copywriting 14th February 2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By squadron
Re: Working for Competing Clients

Find another copywriter you trust and refer the competitor to them.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st January 2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,391
Posted By squadron
Re: PPC - What are the best alternatives from Google Adwords

I'm experimenting with these people at the moment: https://a-ads.com/

They do bring me traffic.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st January 2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,212
Posted By squadron
Re: WTF! From Pagerank 4 to 0 , an interesting case study!

I bought a bridge just like that on Fiverr. But after 5 weeks it got delisted from the worldwide directory of bridges.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th January 2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,503
Posted By squadron
Re: Are Wordpress SEO Plugins Overrated?

I find that Yoast helps me at least think about what search terms to rank for and to invest time in crafting relevant and useful title and description tags.

I use Quick Cache to improve page load...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th January 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,662
Posted By squadron
Re: SEO Hosting

I see what's on special on eBay. You can get good deals for less than $10 per year. I only ever put one site on each host to spread risk.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th January 2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,819
Posted By squadron
Re: SEO Plugin for Wordpress--- Yoast or SEOPressor???

I have used both. In my experience SEO Pressor used to work a treat till about 2 years ago, but if you follow all its guidelines you run the risk of over-optimisation, plus it leaves a very visible...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th January 2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By squadron
Re: One of my blog sites is getting a 17000 visits a month.

It may just be traffic from Chinese bots looking for holes. What unique visitor numbers do you get from Google Webmaster Tools or statcounter.com?

If you want to get lots of free traffic from...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th January 2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,023
Posted By squadron
Re: Backlinks - How Do You Get Them???

Build simple web sites for government funded not-for-profits for free and add a footer link to the footer.
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