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How to Do SEO on a Small Budget

By | March 7th, 2017|SEO Knowledge|

How much SEO can I get for less than $500 a month? This is a common question among bootstrapped startups and small businesses on a very tight budget. Yet, the answer is quite simple. This budget is too small to get quality work done by a reliable SEO agency, so you’re left with only one [...]

How to Create an SEO Silo to Boost Your Website Relevancy and Authority

By | February 20th, 2017|SEO Knowledge|

SEO silos are your best startup marketing weapon in the fight against online anonymity. Crickets... That's the sound you hear every time you hit publish on your spanking new startup blog. But you're not alone... It's the same situation all new businesses face when starting out. Unlike the old T.V. sitcom "Cheers" where everybody knows your [...]

SEO for Web Designers

By | February 17th, 2017|SEO Knowledge|

How about a 5 point rundown on the absolute must do SEO tasks for busy web designers? With these 5 points you will have taken care of the basics of SEO so if you have time you can come back and do a more in depth optimization in the future.

Data-driven SEO Part 2: Does Long Content Really Rank Better?

By | January 18th, 2017|Research, SEO Knowledge|

Many SEOs have made the claim that long content ranks better, but... Is this yet another example of confusing correlation vs causation? Does longer content just earn more links? Do bigger, more authoritative sites publish longer content? Is longer content just better optimized? Or… will publishing longer content really help you rank better? Using CanIRank’s ability to [...]

Data-Driven SEO Part 1: Can You Trust Correlation Studies on Search Ranking Factors?

By | December 21st, 2016|Research, SEO Knowledge|

Search ranking factor correlation studies are bullshit. In the past year, nearly every major SEO media outlet has published their own variation of a search ranking factor correlation study. They scrape huge numbers of search engine results and calculate the correlation between Google rank and various SEO metrics such as number of links, keyword density, or CTR. These correlations, [...]

Ecommerce SEO Guide to Your FAQs

By | October 4th, 2016|Improve Your Rankings, SEO Knowledge|

The Ecommerce SEO Guide is for online merchants with questions about link building, off-page SEO, how to handle product variants, the SEO of product pages and category pages, and SEO-friendly ecommerce site architecture. Download a PDF of the Ecommerce SEO Guide Why We Created The Ecommerce SEO Guide For three years, I led the e-Commerce efforts of [...]

Why SEO Ranking is a Relative Game (and How to Win It)

By | August 30th, 2016|Improve Your Rankings, SEO Knowledge|

Many businesses and marketers liken SEO to a game, which is only somewhat appropriate when you really think about it. Sure, there are rules. Lots of rules. Strategy, too. Cheaters get punished and the best players theoretically rise through the rankings and cling for dear life for their place at the top. And yeah, there’s [...]

How Thematic Content Can Save Your Website

By | August 16th, 2016|Grow Your Content, SEO Knowledge|

We constantly hear that “content is king” within the world of digital marketing. And most marketers understand the ongoing need to craft thoughtful, original content for the sake of our site’s search presence and readership. But what happens when we get fed up with our lack of links and tepid traffic that doesn’t convert? For a [...]

The Secrets to Successfully Starting Out in the SEO World

By | August 10th, 2016|SEO Knowledge|

Continuing our series profiling leading SEO consultants and agencies, CanIRank Community Relations Associate Melissa Gosse interviews a leading New York based digital agency Founder, Jeff Gapinski, to learn the secrets of starting an SEO business and keeping clients happy, resulting in an extremely successful business. Melissa Gosse Melissa Gosse (MG): The SEO industry is booming. There is an exponential growth in [...]

9 Best Local SEO Tips for Small Businesses

By | May 14th, 2016|Improve Your Rankings, SEO Knowledge|

 Why Local Search Matters for Small Businesses Before we dive into the best practices let’s discuss why local SEO is important for small businesses. But why get into colorful commentary, I’ll just give the facts: “56% of “on the go” searches have local intent” - that’s a lot of people searching for local businesses. “78% of [...]

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