How to do Stuff: Search Engine Optimisation

Keyword Research Tools - Why Use Them ?

You use keyword tools to help you discover ... What people are looking for. Roughly how many people are looking. …

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How to Get to the First Page of Google and…

How many emails do you receive offering to put your website on the first page of Google ? I get several…

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Content Marketing and SEO: how to write the right stuff

SEO still exists, but for the vast majority of businesses ( who aren't HUGE corporations with BIG advertising budgets )…

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How to put an effective message in your search result…

Examples In typical fashion I find myself writing a post after noticing something. I noticed that our website moved up to position…

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What Are Open Graph Meta Tags ?

When someone shares one of your web pages on Facebook or Twitter, would you like to make sure the right…

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How Often Should You Write Something New on Your Website

If there's nothing new on your website, people generally don't come back as often. Neither do Google and other search…

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Topic-Matches in Search Results ?

This year, search results for scuba diver training are showing learn to scuba divescuba diving manly and dive training magazine – a whole lot of topic-matches rather than straight phrase-matches.

A few years ago if you wanted to appear high in search results for longer phrases, such as “graphic design ideas for buildings” it wasn’t too hard, simply by having the exact phrase as the title of the page, and the same words appearing here and there in the text. But not so much now. When you search for a phrase, you see many topic-matches in the results rather than phrase-matches.

Google has been heading in the direction of matching topics to queries since their Google+ Local pages became the backbone of the Local-search ABC map-listing results. The Google+ Local page asks you to select categories, rather than keywords.

I’ve also noticed 2 other things …

(1) Local factors and Organic ones are influencing each other. Websites set up to do well in the main search results have been helping raise their associated Google+ Local page for over a year now. But improving the exposure of mentions in Local directories now influence website rank in the main results more than previously.

(2) The main results which used to be the same country-wide are varying depending on location for some searches.

What does this mean for a business that want’s good exposure in search results ? Well, concentrate on the topic and keep your website well-themed. You also need to be everywhere. But that’s not a bad thing, because the dissemination of content that refers to your site is good by itself.


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