Google Latest PageRank Patent & What It Means for SEO

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I've been saying it for years and despite the naysayers, Google PageRank is alive and well and more important than ever for SEO due to the latest patent. Bill Slawski blogger on seobythesea.com has discovered a new (approved) patent for Google's PageRank algorithm that seems particularly important from a link building /outreach perspective and could be why PR is so effective. In summary (i think) it suggests that google has a shortlist of "seed" websites which is uses as an anchor for topical relevancy in a market. This new PageRank patent states that your websites link-distance to the seed-site is a measure of its trustworthiness. So building links from the Seed site or from websites that are linked from a seed site should be a goal for any link builder. This is what PR style outreach is great at however…

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Taking your Mobile Friendly SEO Audit to the Next Level

On March 26th 2018 Google announced the systemic roll out of their mobile first index. This means that instead of crawling and cataloging your lovingly crafted desktop website, they're now looking at the (responsive) mobile website that your web developers tacked onto the end of the project and probably rushed out over the course of a couple of days. (more…)

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Solved: WordPress adding -2 to URL Slug

I’ve just been working through a new SEO clients website and tried to fix a bug with their content which was caused by a non-standard custom WordPress theme. I deleted the offending page then used the Google cache: search operator to pull back the original content and created a new page which in this case was called ‘Huddersfield’. When I created the new page i noticed that the URL slug was set to /huddersfield-2/. I tried to edit it back to just /huddersfield/ and it reverted to the -2 suffixed slug. (more…)

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Category List from the Google Adwords Keyword Tool

I’m looking into how content can be categorised and as a start i decided to strip out a list of categories from the Google Adwords Keyword Tool… which was a much more laborious task than i first imagined. Below you will find the basic list grouped by top level category. I will add more structure to this listng in the future but for now heres the raw data: (more…)

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Dofollow Social Bookmarking List

Welcome to my big ass social bookmarking list. Can I open this content by firstly saying... I NEED YOUR HELP TO VALIDATE THIS INFORMATION. The aim of this page is to get your asisstance in validating the information below, adding the qualifying information for each bookmarking site (PageRank, MozRank, Alexa Rank, Do Follow, Link Type [Anchor Text or Url], Notes, Country of Origin and Niche). This list of open for additions and removals and all information is welcomed. (more…)

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