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SEO Ranking Factors Infographic

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The new Yahoo Answers is being advertised as better, faster and simpler. After many years of neglect, it looks the part. Yahoo Answers in its prime was one of the best question and answer websites. Even Google could not beat this one.

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Quyet Tran's curator insight, September 25, 2013 3:35 AM

a complete guide for zoombies SEOer

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SEO Infographic: Search Ranking Factors & Correlations

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Earlier this month Moz updated their annual survey of local search ranking factors.


The survey includes:

General ranking factorsSpecific ranking factorsNegative ranking factors

View the infographic for more details and statistics...


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Mr Tozzo's curator insight, August 20, 2013 4:14 AM
SEO Infographic: Search Ranking Factors & Correlations
Witmer Group's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:55 AM

Great visual!

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Your “How-To” Post Will Fail If You Don’t Use These Techniques

Your “How-To” Post Will Fail If You Don’t Use These Techniques | SM | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when you could write a simple “how-to” blog post and rank in the top search results. Why is that? Two very good reasons.

 

First, all of the general and highly-competitive posts like “how-to blog” or “how-to find a roommate” are already written.

 

The other reason is Google Panda. Remember Google’s update this past year that took down a lot of the content farms? That algorithm was designed to penalize short and shallow articles and reward high-quality content.

 

Now, I’ve got good news and bad news for you.


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Direct From Google: How To Build A Quality Website In 2012

Direct From Google: How To Build A Quality Website In 2012 | SM | Scoop.it

I hear a lot of webmasters complain day in and day out about all the changes that Google constantly makes to its algorithm and how they affect our search engine placement.

 

Let me break it to you: it’s not all about what Google has done and will do to update its algorithm.

 

It’s about what you SHOULD BE doing.

 

I am sure we all can agree that Google’s ultimate goal is to help people find the most relevant and highest quality sites in Google’s search results (whether they are any good at it is not the question). They are not putting out all these updates just to mess with you...


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Martin Gysler's comment, December 7, 2011 2:20 PM
Thanks, I'm glad, that you like it! The RSS plugin works also on wordpress.com? I have tried to install some plugins several months ago but without success... ;-( Yes, I posted it manually to test Billboards.
Tom George's comment, December 7, 2011 3:01 PM
No worries Martin perhaps I can eventually set us an RSS myself to import your feed, but for now you can always post occasionally when you like curation is very quick, and also feel free to submit any articles you write as a guest post.
Martin Gysler's comment, December 7, 2011 6:41 PM
OK, thank you Tom. I will do so during the next few weeks and then we can decide how we will proceed. A great day.
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SEO Ranking Factors Infographic

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This infographic on ranking factors comes from Ben Norman, one of UK’s leading SEO consultants and follows up his SEO checklist 2013. 

Its focus is the search engine ranking factors – namely the things you have to pay attention to in order to get a decent amount of organic traffic to your site.

SEO ranking factors include on-page SEO: content, site structure, titles, meta descriptions, tags and off-page SEO: social media, link building, autorship. Find more details at the link.


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Quyet Tran's curator insight, September 25, 2013 3:35 AM

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The Top 50 SEO Blogs to Watch in 2012

The Top 50 SEO Blogs to Watch in 2012 | SM | Scoop.it

The world of search has changed dramatically over the past year. Google introduced its Panda update which killed off a lot of websites. Social signals are playing a more important role in your rankings and how fast your website loads is also becoming more important.

 

What’s going to happen in 2012?

 

Here are the top 50 experts who will tell you want you need to know! If you are concerned about where your website ranks then you should definitely add these bloggers to your must-read list. Enjoy!


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Freshness Factor: 10 Illustrations on How Fresh Content Can Influence Rankings

Freshness Factor: 10 Illustrations on How Fresh Content Can Influence Rankings | SM | Scoop.it

In 2003, engineers at Google filed a patent that would rock the SEO world. Named Document Scoring Based on Document Content Update, the patent not only offered insight into the mind of the world’s largest search engine, but provided an accurate roadmap of the path Google would take for years to come.

 

In his series on the 10 most important search patents of all time, Bill Slawski shows how this patent spawned many child patents. These are often near-duplicate patents with slightly modified passages – the latest discovered as recently as October 2011. Many of the algorithmic changes we see today are simply improvements of these original ideas conceived years ago by Google engineers...


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