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On July 29th, 2009, Yahoo and Microsoft announced a deal in which Bing would power Yahoo Search results. So, in order to rank highly in Yahoo Search results, you have to learn how to rank well in Bing.
Ranking well on Yahoo! Search means that you have to rank well in Bing. That means that you have to know what the SEO ranking factors are for Bing, so that you can apply them effectively. In order of their importance, let’s explore the top ranking factors. A lot has changed in the last ten years in regards to search engine ranking factors, and keywords, meta tags, and back links now take a backseat to more relevant factors, like social sig...
If you were looking at your site's statistics and noticed a drop in traffic on October 4, there is a high chance that your website was affected by Google's most recent update, Penguin 5.0. This new update, also referred to as Penguin 2.1, has been publicly confirmed by Google on Twitter. According to a Tweet from Matt Cutts, head of Google's Search Quality Team, this most recent update will only affect around 1% of all search queries. Whether this figure is accurate or not, many websites seem to be affected by it, as there are numerous stories going around webmaster circles of people who've had their traffic drop right after this new Penguin ...
There are many reasons as to why you might want to outsource your SEO by hiring an external SEO company. Many businesses simply don't have the right in house staff to handle all their SEO needs, and hiring full time experts is usually too expensive for them. The main benefit that business owners hope to get from a SEO firm is that they will receive more visitors to their website, and thus get more sales. But hiring the right SEO firm can actually have some very attractive additional benefits, such as:
Getting a better website
One of the things that an SEO expert can do is to optimize the way your site looks and works. A site that is eas...
Every time Google makes an update to its algorithm, any website, blog or forum dedicated to webmaster issues or online marketing lights up with talk about the topic. We've seen it happen when the last two major updates, Panda and Penguin, have been rolled out. Of course, every time Google changes something, there will be a lot of people who will claim that “SEO is dead.” As we all know, this just isn't true. SEO won't die. It will only adapt itself to the changes that Google makes. But what about Hummingbird? Will it dramatically change the way we do SEO? To answer the question, we need to know what this most recent update is about.
As you learn more about SEO, there are many things and terms that you will need to know. First, you have to know what canonical and 301 redirects are, what they are utilized for, as well as why you need to use them. While canonical and 301 redirects have been around for some time, most website owners don't realize that they exist or the reasons for their introduction. Many SEO firms will be the first to explain the benefits that they bring.
What Is 301 Redirect?
301 redirect is a search engine friendly technique for webpage redirection. It is not difficult to implement and it preserves your SEO rankings. In case you need to move pages o...