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The latest SEO tips:

  • Official: Google's definition of a high quality website

    Tuesday November 24, 2015 - For the first time, Google has published the full version of their search quality rating guidelines. The 160 page file was was previously only available to Google's search quality raters. The guidelines enable you to check if your web pages contain the contents that Google is looking for. For example, the guidelines show Google's requirements for a high quality page.

  • SEOprofiler vs Moz: 7.83 times more links with SEOprofiler

    Tuesday November 17, 2015 - Some days ago, Moz announced an update of their backlink database. We compared the backlink database of SEOprofiler to Moz in the past and found out that SEOprofiler found 238% more links on average that time. With Moz latest update, it was time to take another look at the differences between our databases. It seems that our SEOprofiler link database still is very good.

  • Official Google statement: JavaScript content won't be indexed

    Tuesday November 10, 2015 - On Twitter, Google's Gary Illyes confirmed that Google does not index content that is hidden in a JavaScript array. Google said similar things before. If important parts of your content require JavaScript, you might want to reconsider your website design.

  • Welcome to the new SEOprofiler

    Tuesday November 03, 2015 - We have changed the user interface of SEOprofiler. The new design makes it easier to work with SEOprofiler on all devices, and it enables you to offer your clients better reports.

  • Why SEO is more sustainable than paid search marketing

    Tuesday October 27, 2015 - Paid search marketing is a quick and easy way to get listed on Google and other search engines for the keywords that are related to your business. Unfortunately, paid search marketing is also very expensive. Search engine optimization (SEO) can help you to save money while getting more targeted visitors at the same time.

  • Official: Google recommends 'progressive enhancement' for your web pages

    Tuesday October 20, 2015 - Google is discontinuing its supports for its previous proposal to make AJAX web pages crawlable by Googlebot. In the official Google blog post, Google's Kazushi Nagayama said that they are no longer recommending the AJAX crawling proposal [they] made back in 2009.

  • How to optimize the home page of your website

    Tuesday October 13, 2015 - The home page of your website is the most important page of your site. It's the page that most people will see. Your home page must convince visitors that your website is interesting, and it must enable visitors to find the other pages of your site.

  • The two most common technical errors that harm your rankings

    Tuesday October 06, 2015 - There are two common technical errors that can be the reason why your website does not get high rankings on Google. If you're not actively monitoring your website, it might be that you are not aware of these errors on your site.

  • Official Google statement: repeated spam leads to stronger penalties

    Tuesday September 22, 2015 - In a post on Google's official blog, Google's search quality team announced that repeated spam will lead to stronger penalties. It is very important that you only use search engine optimization methods that play by the rules if you want to get high rankings that last.

  • How the internal links on your site can improve your search engine rankings

    Tuesday September 15, 2015 - Most people know that the (good and bad) links from other websites are a very important signal for Google's ranking algorithms. However, the links on your own website also influence the position of your web pages in Google's search results. This article explains how to optimize the internal linking structure of your website to make sure that search engines will index your pages correctly.

  • How to find good links that will help your Google rankings

    Tuesday September 08, 2015 - Google's algorithm updates have shown that your website can get in major trouble if your website has the wrong type of backlinks. How do you judge the quality of a website? What is a good website and from which web pages should you get links?

  • Five reasons why Google isn't indexing all of your web pages

    Tuesday September 01, 2015 - Although you do not know it, some of your web pages might block Google. If Google cannot access all of your web pages, you're losing visitors and sales. This week's article explains five reasons why Google cannot access your pages.

  • Google AdWords or SEO? What is better?

    Tuesday August 25, 2015 - Paid search marketing on Google AdWords and other sites is a quick and easy way to get listed on Google and other search engines for the keywords that are related to your business. There are also many drawbacks. Which is better? AdWords or SEO?

  • Four tips that make sure that SEO works for your website

    Tuesday August 18, 2015 - All website owners need more traffic and more sales. Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the best ways to reach these goals. Many people lose a lot of money because they don't use SEO correctly.

  • Three reasons why you didn't get the links that you asked for

    Tuesday August 11, 2015 - Now that Google penalizes websites with bad backlinks, getting high quality backlinks has become even more important than it was before. Many people say that content matters most, which is true to some degree. However, good links are necessary to make sure that people find your content. This week's article explains why you didn't get the links that you asked for (and what you can do about it).

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