In most circumstances, a 404 error page on your site is bad thing.  It means a page didn’t load, a page moved without redirect or a page is broken in some way.  In some cases, it means a mistyped link is pointing to a…
Everything written about SEO hinges on one thing; your page being indexed.  If your page isn’t in the Google index, it’s not going to earn a quality score, a PageRank or anything else.  You can put every w…
In the world of SEO, there are a number of threats to be aware of as you grow.  There are all the missteps you can make to get on the bad side of the search engines.  There are all of the ways you can be undercut or damaged by SE…
With the threat of impending doom from Penguin updates, it’s important that you pay attention to your backlink profile.  There are any number of reasons you may have detrimental links in your profile.  For in…
Using a sitemap can help Google find its way throughout your site to make sure every page is indexed.  It can also give you a table of contents, if you skin it for human consumption.  They’re versatile tools, but…
By default, WordPress – both the .com and .org versions – don’t support bilingual or multilingual versions of a blog.  If you want to cater to more than one language, such as a Canadian site using French…
Images are a critical part of running an effective website, but very little of that has to do with SEO.  The reason for that is because Google and the other search engines cannot parse the content of an image.  Oh, they&…
Google trends started ten years ago in 2004, and has done nothing but grow since its inception.  With billions of search queries made every year, Google has an incredible wealth of data on their hands.  Trends is thei…
The glory of the Internet is that it is truly a globally accessible network.  Anyone, whether they’re from the southern tip of Africa, the northern tundra of Russia or the deep mountains of China, can access your web…
The time it takes for your site to load once someone clicks a link to visit is a surprisingly important factor for both SEO and for usability.  Many users will begin to bounce away if it takes longer than a second, and if it stre…