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How to Get Unstuck by Establishing Topic Relevance

Along this continual road as a student of SEO, there have been a handful of breakthrough techniques that I’ve picked up which helped me rise to new level.  Actually, I hesitate to call them techniques, since some of them are so simple, they really could be coined as “tricks” or “hacks”.  Nevertheless, before I had these breakthroughs I was stuck with a particular problem, and after I had integrated them into my knowledge-base, my entire suite of client and personal money sites experienced huge gains.

Some examples of these breakthroughs can be found in my posts on:

The particular hack I’ll be discussing in this article is how to create “On-page Topic Relevance”
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Reduce Sandbox Length by Timing your Backlinks

Reduce Sandbox Length by Timing your Backlinks

Definition: When you build links to a site and you see little to no ranking benefit.

Back around mid-2014, we started to see a sandboxing effect on new domains that had been recently registered.

Before that time, you used to be able to register a new domain, build some backlinks to it, and within 5 days it could potentially be on page 1.  Now a days, SEOs are reporting sandbox periods of 3-6 months long. Read more »

SEO Testing Results CTR & Social Shares in 2015

SEO Testing Results: CTR & Social Shares in 2015

There’s a ton of buzz going around about what the next face of SEO is going to look like.  Those who stay ahead of the curve are going to reap the benefits.  In case you’re not up to speed, here’s a summary on a few SEO techniques are being hyped up right now and my testing results on each.

Tweets, Shares, G+’s, Facebook likes, Pins, and bookmarks.

There’s been a ton of talk about social signals over the past 3 months.  People have come forth saying that they’re ranking local search YouTube videos solely on social signals.  The main debate seems to be over how the social signals are obtained.  Namely, if they should come from real accounts or automatically generated accounts. Read more »

Attention Affiliates

Attention Affiliates: Cloak Your Links

It’s no secret: Google isn’t a big fan of affiliate websites.  Look at it from their point of view.  They’re trying to rank the site with the best information.  An affiliate site’s primary purpose is selling a product, so they know you’re going to be saying damn well anything to get people to click on those affiliate links.  Which is likely far off the mark from “quality content.”

Leaving your affiliate links looking how they usually do (i.e.: long and sloppy) is a dead giveaway that you’re an affiliate.  Not only to Google, but to your visitors as well.  If you site is a “unbiased” product review site, you’ll lose credibility when a reader sees that you’re directly making money off the product you reviewed.

So whats the solution? Read more »