10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
Google Panda was designed to go after sites with a high volume of thin or low-quality content (among other things) in an effort to improve the overall strength of the search results. The types of sites vary but most are trusted, authoritative brands with large audiences that have produced quality, popular content for years. Here’s an example of site that was hit by Panda 4.0
5 Sites to Boost Your Local SEO
AUGUST 5, 2012
Local searches allow businesses to get their names noticed by customers in their area, but taking advantage of local searches can be difficult for business owners that are unfamiliar with local sites. If a business wants to rank for competitive search terms in their local market, they can normally benefit from backlinks from sites that boost local rankings. Foursquare. Facebook.
StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%
JANUARY 23, 2013
The news of layoffs at StumbleUpon reminded me that in compiling some year-end social media referral data I’d noticed that a number of sites had experienced declines in StumbleUpon traffic. The examined sites can be roughly divided into five main categories: food, home, fashion & beauty, health, entertainment and news & tech. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?
How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.
DECEMBER 9, 2014
In working with a wide range of news and content sites, I know that becoming an approved source and maximizing Google News visibility (through avoiding news crawl errors and editorial optimization) continue to be important priorities. But I was curious how much news search traffic sites are currently receiving and what percentage of total search traffic it represents. dailymail.co.uk
4 Uncanny On-Site SEO Tactics
Small Business Mavericks
MAY 1, 2013
Search engines love on-site SEO , especially if leads to better relationships with your site visitors. Here are 4 uncanny ways to increase your on-site SEO. It’s invisible to site visitors, but visible to the search engine robots. They are best used when you customize them with your branded logo and helpful links to assist site visitors in finding the information they are looking for. They are also more useful to your site visitors. SEO for Small Business 404 error pages on-site SEO robots.txt SEO sitemaps urls
Bookmark! Check your permissions on social sites
JANUARY 9, 2012
And thank you to the awesome Avi Charkham who took it upon himself to figure out direct links to all the permissions settings pages (some of which are buried deep – Facebook I’m talking to you) for these sites. Go here: MY PERMISSIONS. Start cleaning. Implementation
67% of Consumers Are More Likely To Purchase From Mobile-Friendly Sites
The Realtime Report
OCTOBER 1, 2012
Nearly three-quarters (72%) of consumers think it’s important for brands to have a mobile-friendly site, according to a recent study by Google. Despite this clear expectation by consumers, nearly all of those surveyed (96%) have come across a site that wasn’t mobile-friendly, AdWeek reports. The majority (55%) say a bad mobile site experience hurts their opinion of a brand.
5 Social Sites That Aren’t Facebook
OCTOBER 24, 2012
These sites are visually so much more appealing than anything on Facebook, and the pictures of the products are themselves inspiring. You may spend hours browsing other people’s pictures on Facebook, but on these sites you’ll quickly become addicted to beautiful photography and the dreams of things you could have. Social Sites That Aren’t Facebook. Networking.
WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?
DECEMBER 7, 2015
Most websites these days have massive amounts of content that must be managed for the smooth functioning of the site. Even more interesting, Drupal is preferred by sites that have high traffic numbers. However, 60 million sites run WordPress making it by far the most popular free CMS package. If you can master it, you can build just about any site that you can imagine.
How to Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Google will be encouraged to show your site more often in the mobile search results. So, how do you make your WordPress site compatible? Here’s how to make your WordPress Site Google AMP compatible. Luckily it only took me about two minutes to make this site, BillHartzer.com, compatible so that it serves up an AMP-compatible page. Next, log into WordPress.
Facebook Begins Prefetching to Improve Mobile Site Speed
AUGUST 31, 2016
Facebook announced Wednesday that it will begin prefetching, or preloading advertiser sites, in order to boost its mobile performance and ease users’ frustration with slow load times. This can shorten mobile site load time by 29 percent, or 8.5 seconds, improving the experience and decreasing the risk of site abandonment. Facebook pointed out that up to 40 percent of website visitors abandon those sites after delays of three seconds: People are spending more and more time on mobile—consuming content, interacting with businesses and making purchases.
6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of
OCTOBER 21, 2013
So my new thing is curated news sites. Or curated stories, as they are not all “news” per se. During my time off of blog reading, I discovered (or rediscovered) a bunch of new curation sites, some of which have now become my “morning newspaper time” I though you might be interested in checking them out for yourself. Cowbird is a beautiful site for stories.
6 Best Sites for Virtual Tour
JUNE 1, 2011
Then go over this site and have your private tour of some of the places listed by Unesco as the World Heritage List. This is a brilliant site to browse through as the images are just stunning and makes you feel that you are actually there walking. net is also a cool site to come by when you feel like being anywhere but where you are at. 1001 Wonders. 360 Cities. Gigapan.
As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
It won’t come to a surprise to many of you that I love Twitter. It was the first social network I used to really engage and connect with people and it’ll always be my first love. In the early days, I created a group of friends who we still refer to ourselves as the posse. As they should. But the way they’re doing it? It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. IFTTT. So What?
29% of the Top 500 Google+ Pages are News and Content Sites
DECEMBER 3, 2013
Today I thought I’d check to see just how many news and content sites are among the top 500 pages on Google+. For the purposes of this exercise I counted traditional news organizations, lifestyle publications, Web-only news and content sites and broadcast channels/programs with a companion site. The Most Followed News and Content Sites on Google+. Top 50: 22% (11).
Google+ Engagement for News Sites: Top Performers and One-Year Growth Rates
JANUARY 9, 2013
Which news sites get the most engagement on their Google+ pages? As with my previous comparison, I used All my + to pull data on +1′s, shares and comments for every post on the official Google+ pages of a selection of news sites. But there is plenty of opportunity for news sites to increase their Google+ activity and improve engagement. Google+ Page +1's. Per Post Shares.
Does Your Site Speak These 3 Languages?
Small Business Mavericks
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
This is the language that exists behind the words, that the computers use to navigate your site. This coding is essential because it determines how your site looks and how it is accessed by the search engines. Being unable to speak that language can keep the other two languages from being an issue because few will even get to your site to read it. Every business has insider lingo, and using that lingo will match up the insiders to your site. How easily can they find what they need on your site? How does your content measure up? Insider Lingo. Newbie Clueless.
How to Use Infographics to Bring Traffic to Your Site
JULY 30, 2013
When your site is too complicated, visitors don’t stick around for long. Other than it being a way to simplify concepts and ideas for your readers, there are several other reasons to use infographics on your site. Readers are drawn to your site. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to explain—when people see fun graphics, they are instantly more prone to look at your site.
How to Create Content for Your Site that Your Readers Will Love
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JULY 10, 2012
Don’t forget that customers, potential customers, media, and potential business partners are all visiting your web site. Without good content, you are less likely to impress visitors to your web site, and it is harder to convert. What do visitors to your site want? How do visitors to your site know that what you offer will be useful to them in some way? Like this post?
Pinterest Traffic to Magazine Sites Up 141% But Figures Still Modest
APRIL 3, 2012
It is well established that Pinterest offers great opportunities for lifestyle publishers but how well is it paying off in actual site traffic? selected sites from several different major publishers that are a natural fit for Pinterest, specifically those that cover food, home, women’s fashion and entertainment. But some of the sites in other categories experienced declines as well.
How to Determine Which Social Media Sites to Use
AUGUST 17, 2016
How many times have you heard that *this* social media site is a MUST for your business? We’ve all heard this more times than we can probably… The post How to Determine Which Social Media Sites to Use appeared first on Jenn's Trends. Your business won’t succeed unless you’re on said platform. Right?
Business Listing Sites For Australia
Social Media Marketing
JANUARY 18, 2014
Listing your website on quality website is the best way to enhance the reputation of your website, also it is the great way to increases your Search Result on Search Engine. These all websites are web-master Approved. Thanks for visit on blog
Which Social Media Sites Are The Riskiest?
Small Business Mavericks
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
According to one survey , Facebook is the riskiest social media site for businesses online. 43% of businesses found video sharing sites to be slightly risky. LinkedIn is considered slightly risky by 43% of businesses and not risky by 35%, making it more trusted than Facebook, Twitter, video sharing sites, or blogs. It’s not really surprising. One negative message about your brand going viral can really put a damper in your business’s trust among consumers. But the rest of the results of the survey are quite interesting. These are interesting numbers.
Why Sites Fall In Search Rankings
Small Business Mavericks
JULY 2, 2012
In fact, when new sites are discovered by the search engines and receive their initial rankings it is quite common to see them rise high into the search engine rankings. After a while, you’ll see your site bounce back to its natural place in the search rankings again. You’ll see your sites likely settle in at their natural search positions. It is natural for websites to rise and fall in the search engine rankings. Google particularly is good at this. With its emphasis on fresh search results, new pages get an unnatural boost in search engine rankings.
Google Showing Multiple Domains in SERPS for Site: Command
APRIL 15, 2016
Google is showing multiple domain names in its search results when the site: command is used if domains pointing to the main domain include the canonical tag. The screen capture above shows more than one domain for a site:billhartzer.com search. In the case of my site, there’s an old blog post here: Why Boosting Audience Retention With Video Will Do Wonders For Your Business.
How Social Sites Spot an Unwilling Sharer
JANUARY 25, 2013
Sharing under duress can always be spotted , the face gives it away.and on social sites the same is true. . Social Business Social Media Social Networking social sites social networking connected economy social marketingNow politeness means we share, however the share is forced on us and in fact it isn't really sharing, it is sharing under duress and everyone can see it.
Add User-Generated Sites to Your PR Toolkit
JUNE 25, 2012
And during the past several years, with the increase in online/digital media, we now have access to another type of media opportunity – user-generated sites (or UGS as we like to call them). Nearly all online pubs have an online event submission form that automatically updates the site’s calendar. Communication Media Relations abbie fink media relations PR user-generated sites
Survey: Pinterest a Great Source of Links for Publishers. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?
AUGUST 14, 2012
What types of sites get the most links from Pinterest? spend a lot of time auditing websites which means I am regularly in the Google Webmaster Tools profiles for a variety of sites. Lately I’ve been noticing some impressive Pinterest link counts in the linking domains report under “Links to Your Sites.” Average Links Average Linked Pages. Food 612,238 12,886.
Reducing Cognitive Load: The Best UX Design for Your Community Site
JULY 20, 2016
And you definitely don’t want this to happen to your community members when they use your site. Good UX makes a site easier and more intuitive to use. Now ask yourself which aspects of those sites you can adopt. With that in mind, make visitors’ lives easier by eliminating redundant options and spreading choices throughout the site in places that make sense. 4. Group
What Happened When I Removed the Blogroll from My Site
AUGUST 31, 2015
14 days ago, I decided to perform an interesting experiment here on my site, where I completely removed the blogroll. These were sitewide links to highly trusted sites, all on-topic links. If you view my site’s home page, you’ll notice that I use a static page for the home page, that doesn’t change. Some of those sites link back to my site, and some do not.
25 Principles Mobile Site Design- Delight User & Drive Conversion
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
From ThinkWithGoogle about Mobile Site Design. But what makes a good mobile site? To answer this question, Google partnered with AnswerLab to research how a range of users interacted with a diverse group of mobile sites. From this research, Google established 25 principles of mobile site design to help companies build mobile sites that delight customers and drive conversions.
3 Ways to Improve Your Site’s User Retention
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
In addition, when such campaigns feature hashtags and other social elements, they have the ability to go viral fast—attracting more and more people to visit your site and encouraging them to stay and explore. highlight to tweet) Community gives your users a sense of belonging and a reason to visit your site. Ensure your site has the tools for conversation. Interactive Content.
You Can Join The Social Media Site That Pays, It Is Called TSU
Social Media Network Marketing
JANUARY 16, 2015
A New Social Media Site has come into existence. You Can Join The Social Media Site That Pays It Is Called TSU. Well we know that practically every month various Social Media Sites come up and an equal number seem to close down. However this site is still going well due to its claim that it pays people who Post Content. However unlike Facebook this site pays.
Is Your Site Self-Service?
Small Business Mavericks
JANUARY 8, 2015
The observation is that today’s “digitally native customer” (those who are comfortable and competent with technology) prefers a site that is self-service to working with an agent. If I want an answer about a company’s service or product, I’d much rather go on the site and get the information immediately. How Can A Site Enable Competent Customers? If your site is easy to navigate and has advanced search capabilities for communities and portals, then a digital native can find most of what they need. have to agree.
Did your site survive Mobilegeddon 2015?
Saying It Social
APRIL 24, 2015
The post Did your site survive Mobilegeddon 2015? 5 easy steps to ensure that your website is mobile-friendly and will be ranked higher in Google's mobile SERP following the April 21st algorithm change, also known as Mobilegeddon 2015. appeared first on. Google + SEO Google https Mobile mobile-friendly Mobilegeddon SERP Web Developer Webmaster
Social Media Sites Rank Lowest For Customer Satisfaction
The Realtime Report
MARCH 25, 2014
Out of websites in 33 industries, social media sites provide the least satisfying experience, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) first-ever website benchmark. Released today, the study found that average website satisfaction is 78.2 out of 100; social media websites rank at the bottom of the barrel with an average of 68. However, there are plenty of exceptions.
Facebook Stores Deliver Sames Sales Rates as Web Sites
MARCH 19, 2011
According to a new white paper from Webtrends , Facebook stores now have the same sales conversion rates as e-commerce Web sites. Not only were their Web sites accounting for fewer unique visits than Facebook, but many were also showing a decline in visits over a three-month period. Facebook commerce conversion rates range from 2% to 4% and are on par with e-Commerce Web sites.
SEO Mega-Checklist: 75 steps to increased visibility for your site (infographic)
JUNE 20, 2016
To help address this issue, we’ve put together a checklist of 75+ actionable On-page & Off-page SEO strategies that, if incorporated correctly, can improve your site’s ranking in the search engine results. sitemap not only speeds up search engine indexing, but it also informs Google quickly about any changes on your site. Place Your Site’s Content Above The Fold.
ZDNet Buys Domain Name: Immediately Gets 2 Year Old Trusted Site Banned in Google
APRIL 29, 2015
ZDNet wrote a scathing article on their site, blaming Google for the error, claiming that Google got it all wrong. Google absolutely got it right, and was correct in banning the site in Google. Here’s how ZDNet bought a domain name, redirected their trusted, authoritative site to this new domain name, and then got their website banned in Google. So what wrong?
What Happens After People Get To Your Site
AUGUST 3, 2016
What Happens When People Click to Your Site? After you apply Katie’s great strategies and tactics for social media, what happens when people arrive at your site? You worked hard to get new site visitors. Things You Need to Do to Prepare Your Site for New Visitors. 1. Decide What You Want New Site Visitors To Do When They Arrive. Here are…. Create Your Page.