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Irish Wonder explains the origins of the Robots.txt file, why it’s one of the most important SEO documents you’ll ever write, and five mistakes that can damage your site.
2012 was a year of change for the SEO industry and it already feels as though 2013 will be every bit as turbulent. It has never been more important to ensure your site’s SEO is healthy.
This guide is intended as a comprehensive resource for carrying out a review of your site’s health and SEO performance. It is also designed to ensure that your site is not just healthy now, but will hold up against the promise of more Google algorithm updates and be protected against manual penalties. You can also download my free PDF checklist to use alongside your own SEO health review.
The way marketers catch our attention is changing. Technology has given us multiple devices with which we can communicate and interact with the internet and each other; this in turn has led to the world developing a second screen culture. So how can marketers take advantage of this trend?
This guide is intended as a first point of reference for site owners who have suffered a Google ranking penalty or suspect they may be victims of algorithm updates. By working through the three steps below, you will be taking the first tentative steps in restoring your site’s lost value and getting your site back to its previous ranking glory.
Since Google’s most recent Panda algorithm updates they have become more adept at penalising sites where the quality and quantity of content is poor. This has been evident more so on minimalist sites that provide more rich images than content, but has also affected sites that have limited content for the user above the fold of the page.
Unless you’ve been living like its 2005, you should be aware that the first role of doing SEO is to make sure your website complies with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. If it is not in line with these guidelines then you can expect to see some issues with its indexation and visibility in the Google search results.
Free directories are still a good way of building links to your website. There are some good quality free and paid directories out there, here we have listed 100 free directories that tend to actively review and accept submissions. We know it is frustrating when the ones you find are low quality and rarely or never review the submissions.
Please note that some of these may not be applicable for your business whether they are industry specific, missing a related category or country specific. However, this should give you a few ideas and hopefully a number of decent links too. Read more
For some, Content Marketing is a gateway to endless possibilities; for others, it’s simply an overused buzzword. It appears that the more attention is given to creating and publishing ‘quality content’, the more the ideology behind it is lost. For now, everybody is looking to build relevance, links and profiles through the written word, but what might the future hold?
Creating a detailed and thorough content strategy will take time, although making the effort to do this in the first place will bring its own rewards. Within your overall strategy, there will be a number of areas that you will need to address, from how to promote the content once it’s been created, how to measure its success and of course, undertaking the correct level of research before you get started.