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Basic SEO Elements for your website

As a business owner, you know you want to be found on the first search engine results page (SERP). You have been trying hard to be found but it seems like you need some type of black magic to get to the top of the first page, right? Truth is, there are lots of factors…

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Robots.txt

A robots.txt file is a file is like a fence around your yard. Some fences let you see through and others are built to keep everything out. The robos.txt file sits at the root of your website and indicates the parts of your website you do or don’t want web crawlers to see or access.…

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Meta Descriptions – Improving click through from SERP

Often an overlooked area of new website builds, Meta Description Tags, located in the <head> section of each of your webpages, are an easy way to control what searchers on search engines can expect on your page, right in the search results. The meta description tag attribute provides concise explanations of the contents of your…

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New School SEO vs Old School SEO

How to write for SEO today

Are you still writing content for your website the same way you wrote it a few years ago? If you are, it is time to upgrade your understanding of writing for SEO. Let’s look at some Old School and New School SEO theories. Old School SEO: Keyword Stuffing 15 years ago, putting as many key…

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Hand drawing a visual sitemap

What is a sitemap?

Simply, a sitemap is a file that lists all the web pages of your website that you would like search engines to know about and consider for ranking. There are however two types of sitemaps; the sitemap for crawlers/bots and the visual sitemap for users. Each is intended for different usage and for different applications.…

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Better Web Pages for SEO

The Recipe to Make Better Web Pages for SEO

Better websites are made up of great individual pages of good content. It really is just that simple. The best websites are built like a great cookbook. Cookbooks are made up of a bunch of individual and specific recipes. Those recipes pages are usually laid out in sections to make it easy for everyone to…

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Add Expires headers to your .htaccess file

Expires headers let your browser know whether to serve a cached version of the page and it’s components or to download new versions of the files. By defining when a component of your site expires, you help to: Reduce server load Increase page load time What are Expires Headers? Expires headers tell the browser whether they…

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How to optimize images for SEO

If content is king to a blog, images are the queen. Without images your page just doesn’t pop, it looks unfinished and downright boring. Images bring your written content to life to your site’s visitors and provide visual breaks for your readers. I think we all can agree that images matter on the Internet today.…

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