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  • Tips for recovering from Google Core Algorithm Updates

    Algorithm recovery has become a hot topic in recent years, ever since the search engine started to be more transparent about publicising major changes to its search ranking algorithms. Google algorithms change on a daily basis, new websites are crawled and indexed, and old pages are deleted, so some jostling of SERP rankings is inevitable. […]

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  • How to optimise images for SEO

    When people refer to website content, they often mean written copy; however, content can be anything on the page — copy, images, video, and more. A page without content is a blank page. In the same vein, it’s not just the copy that needs to be optimised for search engine scrutiny — everything needs to […]

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  • SEO Questions: How Are Pages Ranked In Search Engines?

    Now here’s where it gets important – what do search engines think of your content, and how will it rank? “The web is like an ever-growing library with billions of books and no central filing system”, according to Google. Search engines have many ranking factors for each query Historically, a website is judged on how […]

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  • SEO Questions: How Do Search Engines Crawl The Internet?

    Search engines use automated crawlers — also known as robots or spiders — to travel from page to page and from link to link, to collect pages that they deem high quality. Search engines frequently crawl websites, typically daily, to determine which pages should be indexed in their massive databases. Over time, search engines continue […]

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  • How to evaluate your performance against core algorithm updates

    Minor Google algorithm updates are a daily occurrence, but in 2019 we have seen growing awareness of Google core algorithm updates, which are broader changes to the search engine’s ranking criteria and are usually announced officially via Google’s webmaster blogs. They have the potential to knock top-ranked websites further down in the search results, especially […]

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  • How fast is fast enough for good SEO performance?

    It doesn’t take an SEO expert to understand that a slow loading site isn’t good for your business. Your website is, in essence, delivering a service to the reader. If a competitor does a faster job of providing that service, then you are likely to lose customers. While most people understand this at a core […]

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  • A deep dive to understanding HTTP status codes

    HTTP response codes are short three-digit messages sent from a web server to your browser each time you request the loading of a new page. The response code indicates to both search engines and users what the current condition of the web-page is and what content can be expected from the page. Response codes are […]

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  • New York Technical SEO Meetup: discussion takeaways

    In November 2019 we hosted a technical SEO meetup in New York, featuring a formidable panel of SEO experts including: Rachel Costello, DeepCrawl Mike King, iPull Rank Lily Ray, Path Interactive Romain Damery, Path Interactive Hamlet Batista, Rank Sense John Morabito, Stella Rising Moderated by SALT’s Dan Taylor, the following is a round-up of the […]

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  • What you need to know about server-side rendering vs client-side rendering

    Frameworks such as React and Vue are becoming increasingly popular with web developers for their ease of use, speed, thriving ecosystems, and powerful toolsets. Using these frameworks, we can build Single Page Applications (SPAs). Understanding SPAs These are websites that offer slick user experiences, as they can request all the required HTML/CSS/JS on-page load. This […]

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  • SEO strategies for the fashion industry

    The fashion industry is a multi-billion-dollar global sector devoted to selling clothes and accessories. Although there is a difference between haute couture and mass-produced apparel, from an SEO perspective, fashion eCommerce stores operate in largely the same manner, regardless of production volume or the price tag. The challenge lies in the fact that search engine […]

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