Posts Tagged ‘Anchor text’

Highlights from the 2014 Search Ranking Factors Study

Every year, SearchMetrics compiles a correlation study that analyzes which search ranking factors are most impacting the SERPs from an organic perspective (i.e. SEO). Since the 2014 edition was just released, now is a great time to dig in and analyze the findings. Quick caveat – the SearchMetrics report analyzed correlation, i.e. what assumed SEO factors…

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Is Blog Comment Link Building Bad For SEO?

If you are like most webmasters and SEOs today, you are very careful about link building, and especially blog commenting. And with good reason. Google has gone on record speaking out against link schemes as a whole. The passage below from Google’s Link Schemes Page summarizes their overall stance on the matter: Any links intended…

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Link Audits: What to Look for in a Link Profile

Since last April, when Google rolled out the Penguin update to penalize link manipulation tactics, interest in link audits has been at an all time high. The days where any link added authority value to your site are over. Now, you need links from the right sites with the right anchor text. Link Profiles: The…

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Building Links In a Post Penguin World from Austin SEO Meetup

Today, I presented to the Austin SEO Meetup about the Google Penguin Update. It was a lively session with a lot of questions and feedback afterward. For those of you who missed it, here is the overall agenda we covered: What is Google Penguin? What Websites Did Penguin Impact, and Why? How to Google Proof…

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