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“What?! I did something wrong?!?” – How To Guarantee People Open Your Email

I’m happily working away on my computer one afternoon when an email alert pops up on my screen. Subject:  “Something’s missing from your article on clearboxseo.com” Immediately it grabs my attention from what i’m working on and my heart starts to beat a little faster.  “What? I did something wrong? I missed something on one…
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The Google Monopoly Over Internet Search: A Visually Compelling Analysis

It no secret to anybody using the internet that Google is king. Google is the undisputed champion of internet search with over 94% search share; the next closest competition stands in comparison with a less than 2% share! So does that make Google a monopoly? Rand Fishkin, one of the rare people I trust in…
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JavaScript SEO: How Google Search Indexes JavaScript Sites

Knowing the basics of JavaScript has become a vital skill for the modern SEO professional. A modern SEO professional should also have a basic understanding of DOM (Document Object Model). You can think of DOM as a tool used by Google to explore and analyze web pages. Basic Definitions Before we get into best practices for optimizing…
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Response: Moz’s One-Hour Guide to SEO, Part 2: Keyword Research

In last week’s episode of Whiteboard Friday, Rand Fishkin continues the One-Hour Guide to SEO with a segment on keyword research. In this segment, Rand first lays out the goals of keyword research: Understand the search demand landscape so you can craft more optimal SEO strategies Create a list of terms and phrases that match…

How to Use Google Tag Manager with Google Analytics

One of the most frustrating experiences early in my SEO career was setting up Google Tag Manager for a client’s website. Google designed their Tag Management System (TMS) with ease-of-use in mind, and once I got used to using it, the system was pretty straightforward. But when I first attempted to track events and integrate…
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What are the Most Important Organic Ranking Factors?

How Google Ranks Pages In order to understand what the best organic ranking factors are, you need to understand what Google looks for when deciding how to rank pages. Well… sort of. When ranking pages, Google tries to find the best answers to a given query. A recent Optimonster post boiled down Google’s criteria in…
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