Does Traffic Affect SEO?

This is a question that has caused a lot of fervent debate amongst the SEO community for years. Google has said countless times that they do not use direct traffic as a search ranking signal. However, there have been studies done that have listed direct traffic as a top ranking factor. The reality is that… Continue reading Does Traffic Affect SEO?

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Are Long URLs Bad For SEO?

Having Long URLs is sub-optimal for SEO purposes. Ideally, your URLs should be short, easy to read and keyword-focused. For example, look at the two URLs below: /heres-a-question-for-you-are-long-urls-bad-for-seo-what-do-you-think/ /are-long-urls-bad-for-seo/ Which one do you find most helpful? For me it is URL 2, it is far quicker and easier to read and understand. Search engines want… Continue reading Are Long URLs Bad For SEO?

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Do Hyphens Affect SEO?

Using hyphens is a good thing for SEO, particularly in URLs. Using hyphens in URLs helps make them more readable which is better for the user and therefore better for SEO purposes. Having hyphens in your domain name isn’t bad for SEO and shouldn’t have a direct impact on rankings, however it can indirectly impact… Continue reading Do Hyphens Affect SEO?

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Run Away From Anyone Offering “Google First Page Guaranteed”

An SEO agency that guarantees they will get you on Google’s first page sounds good right? Who wouldn’t a guarantee like that? The trouble is no agency can guarantee that they will get you on page one for a competitive keyword that drives traffic and sales to your business. Sure, they may be able to… Continue reading Run Away From Anyone Offering “Google First Page Guaranteed”

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