Thursday, January 18, 2018

Why Link Building is the Most Important SEO Ranking Factor, and Why You Still Want and Need to Perform Great On-Site Optimization

Rand Fishkin is a very smart person and one of the top SEO experts in the world.
However I want to offer some important SEO advice before you watch the video below.
Please understand that good merit based link building is by far the #1 ranking factor in SEO.

You can separate SEO into two main categories.
1. On-site SEO - e.g. what you do on your web pages. There is a finite (limited) number of ranking points that you can obtain for good on-site optimization.
2. Off-site SEO - e.g. Link Building, who links to your web pages. There is an infinite (unlimited) number of ranking points that you can obtain from great link building. So a site with superior link building can and will outrank a perfectly on-site optimized website.

This is a good thing and there is science behind this and also why Google created the term and concept of PageRank. This is why Google grew so fast and why their search results are superior to their competitors.

If you do a fantastic job of on-site optimization you will also need less high quality backlinks. It also will help you if you have wonderful SEO Tools to use for both on-site optimization and for off-site optimization.



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Please Email Google Feedback and Tell Google there new algorithm changes produce terrible search results



I have been following Google since they first started and power users of Google quickly see when Google makes updates that yield inferior search results.

I also report when Google makes positive algorithm changes. 

If you look at the screenshot below it shows one of many examples of the problems and defective results of the lastest Google search algorithm changes. Look at the #3 search result.



Sunday, January 14, 2018

SEOWA.com has a New BackLinkChecker, use it on an as needed basis ...

We have a new Backlink Checker in beta test. It seems to be working fine, however it is a new tool in our bag of SEO tools.
We have our other useful SEO tools as part of a $29 per year annual subscription.



After you sign up you can use our high quality backlink checker and be charged by usage. Backlink checkers are very expensive to develop and maintain, so if you can afford it buy a monthly subscription to other good backlink checkers that is great. 
For many people the monthly cost is too expensive and they want to run a backlink report once a month or once every 2-months.
This is where our backlink checker is very beneficial.
We are also developing a Stand Alone version of our Backlink Checker, however it will cost more to use than if you are a subscriber to SEOWA.com 



You should check your websites backlinks at least once a month.
Below is a Backlink Report for Boeing.com




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List of Directory Submission Sites That Google Likes

By Tom Forrest
List of Directory Submission Sites.
List of directories that Google likes and that follow Google Guidelines.

Google has cracked down on web directories that violate Google guidelines.  You should not place your website on any free and low quality directories or websites, you need fewer directory listings with better quality in order to be successful with Google and Bing. Please read the following new article about effective SEO Link Building to learn more.

So I decided I should give people a list of Internet directories that Google thinks are valid and that if you obtained a listing from these directories it would help you with direct traffic generation and also as a "good" backlink as far as Google is concerned. The Directories below are valuable worldwide and businesses from all countries should consider submitting their website to these top quality Directories.

1.     http://www.AllBusinessNow.com
2.     http://www.Clasione.com
3.     http://vlib.org
4.     http://www.PicknBuy.com
5.     http://www.CybrHome.com
6.     http://www.seekon.info
7.     http://www.jasminedirectory.com
8.     http://www.botw.org
9.     http://www.stpt.com
10.   http://MedicalHealthSites.com
11.   http://www.HealthFitnessNutrition.org
12.   http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
13.   http://www.SearchPure.org
14.   http://www.AliveDirectory.com


Please see comments below from Matt Cutts of Google on what to consider when submitting to a Directory.
I see many articles that give incorrect SEO information and promote "free directory sites" (low quality), and it is important to study what Google has previously stated. Please understand that Google has penalized many sites for not following the Google guidelines.

When considering submitting to a directory, I’d ask questions like:
- Does the directory reject urls?
If every url passes a review, the directory gets closer to just a list of links or a free-for-all link site.
- What is the quality of urls in the directory?
Suppose a site rejects 25% of submissions, but the urls that are accepted/listed are still quite low-quality or spammy. That doesn’t speak well to the quality of the directory.
- If there is a fee, what’s the purpose of the fee?
For a high-quality directory, the fee is primarily for the time/effort for someone to do a genuine evaluation of a url.
Matt Cutts, Google     

Sunday, January 07, 2018