I think we can all agree, link building is not the easiest SEO tactic to understand. So, if you haven’t bookmarked this page yet then do it, or download it, screenshot it, make notes of it, or do anything you need to do in order to memorise its contents because this guide has now become your link building bible. Let’s start off by getting the boring who, what, where, when, and why stuff out of the way.   What Is Link Building? First of all, let’s break things down, starting with links. Not to question your intelligence, but not everyone knows what a link is...

I spend a fair bit of time writing about SEO. On our own blog, on my Search Engine Land Column, and just generally around the web. One acronym I have never been too keen on is SERP. This brief post explains that acronym and any other related SEO SERP jargon.   SERP - A Definition   SERP stands for Search Engine Result Page. So the SERPs are the search engine result pages. These are pages of results for any given search query. These SERPs will also consider other variables such as personalisation, device, and user location. A SERP will typically include organic results, features, and...

Your Google My Business listing plays an integral part in your local SEO search results to allow you to be found by those in your area. Local results appear in organic results pages and on Google maps when you search for businesses near your location in an effort to show you nearby businesses. You can improve your ranking in local results through optimising your Google My Business profile. Local results are determined by relevancy, distance and prominence. Google pays attention to how well your business matches the searcher’s query, how far your business is from the searcher’s location, and how authoritative your...

In 2017 and beyond there is no good reason to submit your website to the major search engines. You can and should register your site with Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools to get diagnostic information from these search engines yet there is no specific need to do this. If your website is live on the Internet and you are doing the usual digital marketing basics like having social media profiles and creating listings in relevant business directories like Yell.com, then the best SEO tip we can recommend is submitting your website to search engines, so that your site will...

SEO can be a complex subject. A Google search for “SEO” returns almost 500 million results. Far more than anyone could hope to read in a lifetime. And a lot of that information is simply out-of-date or just not relevant to the needs of a beginner trying to get some basic, easy wins. In this article, we are going to outline the absolute SEO basics for 2018. This will be a series of simple, actionable SEO tips that you can use right now to improve your visibility in organic search and rank higher in Google. For those of you hungry after reading...