Nov 22, 2018

Can I rank without backlinks?

shane replied to thread Can I rank without backlinks?

Focus on creating quality content. Links follow. You can rank without links in noncompetitive niches but as competition increases more validation is needed.

Instagram's ranking factors

shane replied to thread Instagram's ranking factors

Is there a way getting rich without putting in work? Of course not. If you don't want to put in the effort to build something meaningful, then you will not own something meaningful.

Fast money is short money.

Google Business reviews impact on ranking positions

shane replied to thread Google Business reviews impact on ranking positions

It might. I would imagine it depends on the niche. If you run a company that makes custom ski masks in a city that has a ton of other custom ski mask companies, then reviews/ratings will likely have a larger impact. Logically there are only a handful of meaningful ways to rank businesses online and quality of service is one of them.

2018 major seoforum rewrite

shane replied to thread 2018 major seoforum rewrite

Looking good. A "for hire" section might be good in the future. Keep it up.

Aug 31, 2018

Website not ranking in google...

shane replied to thread Website not ranking in google...

There are hundreds of thousands of pages for even the most obscure search queries. Just because you mention a word does not mean you will rank in the top 20 pages. That isn't how this works. Read about the basics of SEO if you actually want to see results.

Aug 24, 2018

Website not ranking in google...

shane replied to thread Website not ranking in google...

If you have 18-pages indexed then you are in Google.

5-weeks isn't that long. To be honest, who is searching for abulo? Is your website in anyway related to the intent for that term? I think you might just be misunderstanding how Google works and how websites rank. You do not just get to rank because the word is in your domain.

Aug 22, 2018

Google increased length of snippets

shane replied to thread Google increased length of snippets

I would bet longer snippets is actually an indicator of diminishing the number of links per page. I imagine they will continue working to drive down the number of sites on the 1st page as low as they can without detracting from the search experience or lowering ad revenue. In fact, removing organic results will likely increase ad clicks thereby increasing their revenue. I would imagine domain names will eventually be removed too and replaced with some type of related brand name. I would expect the search results to more closely resemble an app store styled page focusing on the reputation of the author and the quality of the content.

Domain expired. 12 hours out of service

shane replied to thread Domain expired. 12 hours out of service

If Google noticed the content will be pushed down. It will not completely disappear though. Once everything is fixed, resubmit your sitemap and request a full index. They will start moving up again once Google is aware everything is working properly again. Google luck.

Which service is the best value for the money? Ahrefs vs. Majestic vs. SEMRush

shane replied to thread Which service is the best value for the money? Ahrefs vs. Majestic vs. SEMRush

None of those are needed unless you are providing SEO consulting services. They do not actually benefit you as a site owner. It is easy to get caught up with cool tools and products but your focus should be placed firmly on creating quality content. You should also focus on building a website that is easy to use and navigate. Focusing on anything but the user indicates that you are looking to make a quick buck without actually earning it. Build with purpose and you will rank. The rest is just noise in terms of sustainability and profitability.

Website not ranking in google...

shane replied to thread Website not ranking in google...
  1. Did you submit your sitemap to Google's Webmaster Tools?
    1. What is the status of the sitemap in GWT?
    2. How may pages are indexed in GWT?
    3. Are there any errors/blocked resources in GWT?
  2. How long has the website been active?
  3. Are you using any SEO plugins?
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