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Web Directories have been the norm for the world wide web and for search engine optimization for a long time. But are they still relevant in this age of advanced AI Google Updates?   Well, as Head of Web SPAM at Google John Mueller said, "in general, no". But the key words in that answer are "in general". That's the usual answer we get from John and, as much as we'd like to say we will dissect it, the truth is that we can only be speculating and interpreting things based on own knowledge [...]
Everybody wants to have the possibility of choice, but the paradox is that no one wants to be some random "one" in a crowd of a hundred. With this need of any digital marketer in mind, we've thought of giving you the opportunity of being just that marketer who stands out. The new year of H2H (human-to-human) approach is here and we should focusing our attention to build meaningful relationships with audiences in a creative way. After extensive research, we've put together a list with the top [...]
There are many attributes that an SEO must have in order to be successful, but one of the most important ones is being willing to improve all the time. Improvement doesn't always come from making things right. In fact, the only way you'll really improve is by failing, over and over again.   However, when it comes to SEO, a mistake might pass by unnoticed. You might not have any idea that you're doing something wrong. Now, there are thousands of horrible mistakes that you could be making, [...]
As SEO evolves, it gets more and more human-centered and people in the industry begin to question old techniques, targeted mostly at search engines. Such is the case with Sitemaps, which have been around for ages.   Do sitemaps still matter for SEO in 2020 or are they just a waste of time? When and why should you use them? And how can you optimize them for maximum SEO results?     In this article, you'll find out the answers to all those questions, so keep reading!   [...]
Ranking number one on Google is great. But ranking in a Google answer box, on position zero, is even better. Google answer boxes might be a blessing for both users (they get the desired info instantly) and webmasters (their website is in the foreground, above the top ranking websites).   But what steps do you need to take to make sure you get featured in Google's rich answer box? Everything you need to know about answer boxes, from what they are to how to win them, is thoroughly detailed [...]
SEO writing has become an adventure, a complicated math problem we are all trying to calculate for finding the secret to get results faster. The number of search engine factors have advanced, the Google algorithm updates has increased, the number of businesses that use SEO have increased, the number of SEO agencies have increased and more and more people have become aware of its importance. That's how the market got pretty cluttered and the competition very high. And we know how important it is [...]
Faster, easier, higher. That's what we're all up to when it comes to ranks and traffic, right? Well, easy wins with little effort are rare in SEO. There are most likely SEO myths that will wipe out your business instead of boosting it.   As we are often being asked about many misconceptions from the SEO world, we've decided to gather and share with you the most important SEO myths that tend to keep you from improving your ranks and traffic. And of course, clarify them once and for all. & [...]
There are over 1.5 billion web sites in the world, and JavaScript is used on 95% of them.   With no additional introduction to the importance of performing an in-depth SEO analysis on your site, regardless of the programming language it uses,  we are proud to tell you that starting today, cognitiveSEO can crawl and perform in-depth site audits on all types of websites, JavaScript generated sites included.      With so many sites using content generated with JavaScript, yo [...]
Not long ago, Google has released version 68 of the Chrome Web Browser. In this version, websites that don't run on HTTPS will be marked as Not Secure. This might lead to the following question: does Google value websites with SSL certificates more? Will they rank better? Is it worth to make the switch?   In this article (Updated 2019) you'll find out whether SSL certificates matter for SEO or not. You'll also learn exactly how to migrate your website from HTTP to HTTPS without suffering [...]
Google continues to make algorithm updates and change the search results to please the user. Similar to the saying "the client is always right", here the saying becomes "the user is always pleased". Or most of the times, that's what Google is trying to achieve.     To fulfill that need and deliver good quality content that meets all the requirements and improve the search, Google officials let us know about major Google Algorithm Updates they make from time to time. This way, webmasters [...]