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How to optimize my images for SEO

Your website images may well seem like a pretty straightforward part of your site. There are however a couple of things to consider. The alt text stands for alternative text and in website design it is used to provide an alternative text for images. This has three main purposes: If your visitors are visually impaired [...]

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H1 Tags were once one of the more important elements of on-page SEO and according to most SEO experts you should only have one h1 tag on a page. The h1 tag is typically the title of the page and is the largest title on a page. The H stands for header and there are [...]

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The speed in which your site loads has a major bearing on your visitor experience of the site, and according to recent signals from google it is now being considered as one of the many signals they use to rank your site. Whilst having a very cool looking all-singing all-dancing website may seem like the [...]

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How to make WordPress safer

WordPress is an incredibly powerful Content Management System, however as it is open source and written in the PHP computer language it means that it is possible to have your site be hacked.  There are various things that you should consider doing to make this less likely to happen. One very simple thing to do [...]

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A sitemap is essentially a map of your website. There are two main types of sitemaps. The first is a html based map, which is designed for your end user to look at to help them find pages on your websites. The second type of sitemap is an xml sitemap and is designed for submission [...]

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There are various reasons why a website may not be indexed in the search engines, most obviously that the site is new, or that it has been ‘slapped’ by google, most typically for using what they regard as being dodgy SEO practices. This could either have been done by the existing owner of the domain, [...]

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There are really two ways in which your website can be optimized for mobile now. The first of these is what has now become the most popular and that is to have what is known as a responsive design. A responsive design means that the content on your page changes size and sometimes layout to [...]

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What does Domain Authority Mean?

When I first started working in the website arena, Page Rank was one of the most important metrics to determine how important your website is. Page Rank was originally developed by Google to evaluate how important a website is and it was the de facto definition for your domain’s authority. The scale went from 0-10 [...]

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Meta Keywords were at one stage a key part of the important meta tags to have on your website along with a title and description. As time went by however they began to be abused by the early search engine optimization people and the search engines stopped using them Now Matt Cutts of Google has [...]

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The Meta Description is added to your page using the meta description tags. Whilst this does not directly have an impact on search engine rankings, they are often used to display on the search engines what the website is all about. This is your opportunity to really sell what your page is all about to [...]

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