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How to Improve Your Local Businesses Yelp Ranking

Are you wondering How to Improve Your Businesses Yelp Ranking? If you run a local business like Restaurant or Home Services, Yelp should be an essential centerpiece of your local business internet presence.

Yelp was founded in 2004 by former Paypal employees, Russel Simmons and Jeremy Stoppelman, at the startup incubator MRL Ventures. It was initially an unsuccessful email-based referral service, but was re-launched on the basis of unsolicited online business reviews in late 2005. Since Then, Yelp continues to be the go-to resource for millions of visitors looking for information about local businesses.

Some Interesting Yelp Facts
Average monthly unique Yelp visitors: 142 millionNumber of Yelp monthly unique desktop visitors: 79.5 millionNumber of Yelp monthly unique mobile visitors: 78.9 millionNumber of Yelp monthly international (non-US) visitors: 31 millionNumber of claimed local businesses on Yelp: 2.1 millionNumber of local advertisers on Yelp: 90,000Yelp total revenue for Q1 2015…

The Best Link Building Tools By Experts Choice

Think you need dozens of tools for link building? Think again. I asked 60 Solopreneur, SEO Experts, Copywriters and Bloggers a simple question:

“If you could only use 3 SEO Tools for your link building campaigns which 3 would you choose?”

I wanted to know plain and simple which tools I must seriously consider and what I can live without.

As a newbie blogger I’ve been overwhelmed by all the top 10, 20 and even 100 lists that have got me nowhere closer to choosing a manageable selection of tools. That’s why I decided the only way to know for real was to ask the experts and see if the best tools in the industry would indeed reveal themselves.

Read on to discover each expert’s favorite 3 SEO Tools along with their awesome tips on how to use them! You can either skip to your favorite expert using these quick links or grab a coffee, get comfortable and commence scrolling!

60 SEO Experts Reveal 3 Favourite Link Building Tools

Neil Patel
Majestic SEO,  Scrapebox and Open Site Explorer.

Pawel G…

How to find good links that will help your website ranking?

Link building has been one of the most hotly debated issues in the SEO community for the past few years and The controversy started in the SEO community back in 2012, when Google first released Penguin update.

Experts believe that your website organic ranking can get hurt if your website has the wrong type of backlinks. Wondering, How do you judge the quality of a website? What is a good website and from which web pages should you get links?

Links are still the most important ranking factor for search engine like Google Organic Ranking and here's how you'll find and build quality links.

What Is a quality links?
In my opinion, there are few factors that make a link quality backlink:

Come from High Domain Authority, Page Authority and has high authority linkbacks.Not created by any automated software/application.Come from related site/topic.Not Paid.
How do i get quality backlinks?

Relevant SourceTrusted SourceSends trafficFew other Backlinks on the pageNot easily acquiredAuthors…

SEM, PPC and SEO - Are you Paying for Website Traffic. What, Why, How?

Difference Between  PPC and SEM, may seem like a stupid question for some people. However, I guarantee 90% of people don’t know the correct answer of this question. Even further more, I bet most people think they are exactly the same.

So let me take the time to explain this concept a bit further so you don’t think I went off the internet marketing deep end here. We will begin with the definitions of both ppc and sem.

SEM - Search Engine Marketing SEM is marketing and technical work designed to increase a website’s visibility on Google and other search engines. SEM can include…

SEO (Search Engine Optimization).SERM (Search Engine Reputation Management – sort of like Public Relations Management for your business’s reputation on search engines).PPC Advertising (Pay-Per-Click Advertising – including ads on Google AdWords, Yahoo and Bing – more below).
SEM is big business. There are thousands – soon I predict millions – of companies and consultants who specialise in this field. Companies l…

Does Google PageRank Still Matter for SEO

Before knowing whether pagerank is dead or not, let’s know what is pagerank in detail. Pagerank is the initial brainchild algorithm developed by the Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Initially, the Google ranked the webpages according to the relevancy and each page was given a rank and that ranking system is called pagerank (PR). The website would have a pagerank from n/a, 0-10. Where n/a means Not Available and 0-10 where 0 being least and 10 being the highest.

Simply, we can say that using PageRank Google determines the importance of the webpage and is also one of the most important SEO factors to rank the websites in the search results.

This issue got me thinking, rather than repeating the same discussion over and over, why not write an article outlining all the commonly misunderstood metrics thrown around?

Before we get into all that however, let me invite you to comment below on additional metrics and questions we’re all asked about that are less than relevant. We all …

Similar items: Rich products feature on Google Image Search

Image Search recently launched “Similar items” on mobile web and the Android Search app. The “Similar items” feature is designed to help users find products they love in photos that inspire them on Google Image Search. Using machine vision technology, the Similar items feature identifies products in lifestyle images and displays matching products to the user. Similar items supports handbags, sunglasses, and shoes and will cover other apparel and home & garden categories in the next few months.

The Similar items feature enables users to browse and shop inspirational fashion photography and find product info about items they’re interested in. Try it out by opening results from queries like [designer handbags].
Finding price and availability information was one of the top Image Search feature requests from our users. The Similar items carousel gets millions of impressions and clicks daily from all over the world.
To make your products eligible for Similar items, make sure to add and…

Webspam Report 2016: How Google Fought Webspam

With 2017 well underway, we wanted to take a moment and share some of the insights we gathered in 2016 in our fight against webspam. Over the past year, we continued to find new ways of keeping spam from creating a poor quality search experience, and worked with webmasters around the world to make the web better.

We do a lot behind the scenes to make sure that users can make full use of what today’s web has to offer, bringing relevant results to everyone around the globe, while fighting webspam that could potentially harm or simply annoy users.
Webspam trends in 2016
Website security continues to be a major source of concern. Last year we saw more hacked sites than ever - a 32% increase compared to 2015. Because of this, we continued to invest in improving and creating more resources to help webmasters know what to do when their sites get hacked. We continued to see that sites are compromised not just to host webspam. We saw a lot of webmasters affected by social engineering, unwanted s…