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Growth Hacks Top 10

 

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“In this all-new guide you’ll learn:

  • How to promote your content
  • Content formats that are working right now
  • The top content marketing trends in 2021
  • New content creation strategies
  • Lots of advanced tips, strategies and techniques

So if you want to get more traffic from your content this year, you’ll love today’s guide.”

backlinko.com

2

What You Need to Know About the December 2020 Core Update

Google has launched a new and, hopefully, last core update of the year…Was the timing of this core update ill-timed? There are obviously winners and losers for this core update, so let’s find out what this core update entails.

seo-hacker.com

3

Brand reputation and the impact of Google SERP selections

How Google treats company navigational brand searches and the impact they can have on consumer perceptions.”

searchengineland.com

4

Google Search Console’s New and Improved Crawl Stats Report: Everything you Need to Know

“If you’re like me who was able to use the old Google Search Console, you would know that the old Crawl Stats report is not that helpful. This new update gives us more relevant and deeper data on how Google crawls our websites and gives us more room for optimizations.”

seo-hacker.com

5

An SEO’s Experience in 2020: Opportunities and Challenges

“It would be downplaying it to say that 2020 has been a whirlwind of a year… Many digital marketing companies packed up their office spaces in February, and employees — from the C-Suite to entry-level — had to adopt a new working style many were not accustomed to.”

moz.com

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“2020 was a year full of anxiety and uncertainty. There was so much going on around the world that it also affected the way how people search. With the year 2020 now ending, it is now time for us to look forward and prepare for what’s to come in 2021.”

seo-hacker.com

7

Google December 2020 Core Update Insights

“Five search marketers share their perspectives on the December 2020 Google Core Algorithm Update.”

searchenginejournal.com

8

SEO Hacker Roundup: Best SEO Articles of 2020

“Now that 2020 is coming to a close, let’s look back at the articles that you, our readers, have enjoyed reading the most:”

seo-hacker.com

9

How to Build a Site Structure for SEO

“A website shouldn’t be a random collection of pages and posts. It should be an organized collection of content that’s easy for search engines and users to navigate and understand.”

semrush.com

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“We have written and optimized – for our own blog or other pages – thousands of articles and SEO friendly blog posts in the last 10 years. What better way to learn from past successes and mistakes? We’d like to share them with you, not just as a holiday gift, but mostly because sharing our insights with others is what makes us and the people around us stronger and more resilient.”

cognitiveseo.com

 

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Growth Hacks Top 10

 

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“We’re announcing that the page experience signals in ranking will roll out in May 2021. The new page experience signals combine Core Web Vitals with our existing search signals including mobile-friendliness, safe-browsing, HTTPS-security, and intrusive interstitial guidelines.”

developers.google.com/search

2

Thoroughly Understanding User Intent – The Next Big Thing for SEO

“It is clear to us that Google is working hard on doing a better job of satisfying user intent.”

mariehaynes.com

3

Core Web Vitals Guide Part 3: First Input Delay (FID)

“First Input Delay or FID measures the time it takes for a page to respond to a user’s first interaction with it. It is a metric that focuses on the interactivity of a web page.

seo-hacker.com

4

Core Web Vitals Guide Part 4: Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS)

“Cumulative Layout Shift or CLS is the sudden movement of a webpage’s content layout. A layout shift happens when an element in the viewport moved from its starting position during page load.”

seo-hacker.com

5

Google Discover: How to Rank and Drive Traffic

“Optimizing for Google Discover is an SEO topic that surpasses anything else in terms of uncertainty.”

ahrefs.com

6

“invest in unique and high-quality images to increase your chances of showing up in Image Boxes and getting that traffic to your site.”

kevin-indig.com

7

How to Optimize for Google Featured Snippets [Research]

“While we don’t know all the ways E-A-T impacts search, looking at Google patents can give us an understanding of what Google’s algorithms are capable of.”

semrush.com

8

How to Create Google My Business Posts that Get Results

“Learn best practices for publishing Google My Business Posts that get results, clicks, and calls, plus what to do if your posts get rejected.”

searchenginejournal.com

9

5 SEO Tactics to Maximize Internal Links – Whiteboard Friday

“I want to show you ways to maximize your internal links for maximum SEO gain, because I see a lot of people who don’t leverage their full power, and they think internal links simply aren’t as powerful. “

moz.com

10

“Images bring an article to life and also contribute to your website’s SEO.”

yoast.com

 

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“What are digital marketers doing to adapt to the current setting brought by the pandemic?”

seo-hacker.com

2

WE ANALYZED 11.8 MILLION GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS – Here’s What We Learned About SEO

“Out of 11.8 million Google search results, which factors correlate with first-page search engine rankings?”

backlinko.com

3

How COVID-19 may change the SERP forever

The new sticky side menu functionality at the left side of the page could solve some of the biggest problems Google faces going forward.

searchengineland.com

4

How to Start a Link Building Campaign Fast (and Systematize Everything)

“Starting projects is often the hardest thing to do. Ahrefs’ guide shows you how to start off explosively and retain that speed until the project is finished.”

ahrefs.com

5

Adapting your content strategy to changing times

“We don’t have to remind you of the drastic changes that are happening in the world. There’s a good chance that these changes impact how you do business. But they also bring opportunities.”

yoast.com

6

SEO for Blogs: Tips for SEO Content Augmentation

“Content needs to be enticing for people to read, something that they will receive value from. This is precisely what content augmentation can help you with.” 

seo-hacker.com

7

Opting Out of Google Featured Snippets Led to 12% Traffic Loss [SEO Experiment]

“Winning the featured snippet spot meant a lot of benefits but all that changed in January when Google announced they would de-duplicate search results to show the featured snippet URL only once on the first page of results. No more double-dips.

moz.com

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Backlink Analysis: How to Spot Quality and Toxic Backlinks

“Not all links are equal. In fact, the wrong type of links can harm your website and negatively affect your rankings, impacting organic traffic, and revenue as a result..”

semrush.com

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Empowering Small Businesses to Invest in SEO

“Everyone is hoping for a better condition of the world soon which means there are many people who would welcome your business as soon as you have recovered. All the more reason for small businesses to envision their resurgence from this pandemic, right?”

seo-hacker.com

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How to Find High-Value Competitor Keywords (Actionable 5-Step Guide)

“Finding the right keywords that drive the right type of traffic to your business can often feel overwhelming, especially if you’re strapped for time. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way.”

robbierichards.com

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“As Google slowly migrates old tools they had to Google Search Console, they’re also coming up with new updates that will help webmasters and SEOs do their work, monitor changes, and accurately track their website’s performance.”

seo-hacker.com

2

More & Better Data Export in Search Console

“You’ll now be able to download the complete information you see in almost all Search Console Reports.”

webmaster.googleblog.com

3

Are H1 Tags Necessary for Ranking? [SEO Experiment]

“Despite the fact that Google seems to be able to figure out the vast majority of titles one way or another, there are several good reasons to keep using H1s as an SEO best practice.

moz.com

4

How to Make a Traffic – Boosting Content Structure

“If your content is all over the place with no foundational basis on how you can use it to boost traffic to your site then your efforts may well be wasted.”

seo-hacker.com

5

Shopify SEO: 10 Easy Tips for More Organic Traffic

“Your store is all set up. The problem is that nobody’s visiting your website or buying anything.”

ahrefs.com

6

How to Write an Incredible Title Tag

“The humble title tag. Probably the single most important 50-60 characters of that piece of content you’ve written.” 

distilled.net

7

SEO Copywriting: The Ultimate Guide

“Without making any concessions to the quality of your content, you should tweak and fine-tune your text to the specific demands of search engines.

yoast.com

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How to Use Reddit For Search and Content Marketing

“With 330 million monthly active users, Reddit is a great place for traffic generation, additional content visibility, and content ideation.”

sharprocket.com.ph

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What is Anchor Text?

“Google has relied on external anchor text as a ranking signal, as described in an early paper explaining, how the algorithm works.”

ignitevisibility.com

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Real-time SEO for Organic Product Features in the SERPs

“With the introduction of more and more marketplace features, Google is clearly positioning itself against Amazon and other major marketplaces.

searchmetrics.com

 

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“Google just dropped a MASSIVE update to the featured snippet. Are you ready?”

seo-hacker.com

2

On-SERP SEO can help you battle zero-click results

“Zero-click searches are more prevalent than ever. How could you adapt to this issue and be successful in the SEO game.”

yoast.com

3

Google’s January 2020 Core Update: Has the Dust Settled?

“Google gave us a new year’s gift a few weeks ago – who were the winners and who were the losers? Find out what the very first core update of the year has in store for us.

moz.com

4

LSI Keywords: What are They and Do They Matter?

“LSI is a process used by Google to better understand the context of the content they crawl and index throughout the world wide web.”

ahrefs.com

5

Google Announces January 2020 Broad Core Update and the New Look Search Results Page

“January was a month full of changes, wins, and losses. Find out here what Google changed in their algorithm and design.”

seo-hacker.com

6

How to optimize your website’s crawl budget

“Crawl budget is a key concept for SEO professionals because mismanaging your website crawl budget can lead to Google not indexing pages of your site, and ultimately losing valuable search traffic on your site.” 

searchengineland.com

7

Google Product Search and Learning about New Product Lines

“Learn about Google’s newest patent that deals with ecommerce and how the search engine understands a user’s query about a specific product line from a specific brand.

seobythesea.com

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How to Scale Organic Traffic (Without Writing a Million Blog Posts)

“In-house SEOs and consultants alike are routinely challenged to find new opportunities to expand organic traffic. But the classic approach of researching new keywords then writing articles for those that match your domain strength doesn’t work for all sites.”

cxl.com

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4 Factors to Consider for Subfolder and Subdomain SEO

“Knowing the different advantages and disadvantages of using subfolders and subdomins is one of the keys in achieving success in the search industry.”

seo-hacker.com

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3 Reasons Why You Should Ignore the Views Metric in Google My Business Insights

“EFFECTIVELY reporting about the successes of Local SEO depends on the data that you incorporate. Does your client need to see the data or not? Is it helpful?

sterlingsky.ca

 

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“Google officially rolled out the Speed report in Search Console. It has been a few months since Google announced its (experimental) Search Console Page Speed Report in Google I/O.”

seo-hacker.com

2

Google Confirmed Search Algorithm Update Rolled Out

“Google has now confirmed there was an update but Google said it was a normal update like they do several times a week.”

seroundtable.com

3

Crawl Budget Optimisation Through Log File Analysis

“Log file analysis is one of those tasks you might not do often – due to data availability & time constraints – but that can provide insights you wouldn’t be able to discover otherwise, particularly for large sites.

distilled.net

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The Bedlam Update [November 5-10, 2019]: What You Need To Know

“Google defines bedlam as “a scene of uproar and confusion” which I think is a good description of what I’ve been witnessing over the last week.”

sterlingsky.ca

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Recovery from November 2019 Google Update

“According to Google, fixing things won’t help you recover. What does that mean?”

searchenginejournal.com

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SEO Tips: Upgrade Your Content Strategy with NLP 

“Natural Language Processing is simply the area that focuses on the engagement between human language and computers. As simple as it may sound, there are many intricacies associated with it.” 

seo-hacker.com

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How Do Search Engines Work and Why Should You Care?

“How do search engines like Google work, and why should you care?

ahrefs.com

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New Reporting for Products Results in Search Console

“Today, we are announcing a new Search Appearance in the Search Console Performance report, which captures search stats for Product rich results on Google Search.”

webmasters.googleblog.com

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JavaScript SEO 2019: Is Google Catching Up?

“Problems with content indexing, issues with crawling, or serving proper content to Google were addressed by a relatively new branch in SEO: JavaScript SEO.”

netpeaksoftware.com

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How Googlebot Crawls Your Pages

“You probably know log files are treasure troves. You can see how bots crawl your pages, which content is frequently visited, or vice-versa, ignored by bots. But often SEOs don’t know how to get the value of logs.

jetoctopus.com

 

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“Google’s roll-out of BERT caused a massive buzz in the whole industry since they deemed it as the most important update in five years.”

seo-hacker.com

2

New Reports for Video Results in Search Console

“Video is an important and growing medium used to consume information online, and we want to make it as easy as possible for people to find useful and interesting videos on Google.”

webmasters.googleblog.com

3

The Beginner’s Guide to SEO Competitor Analysis

“Knowing who you’re fighting for visibility in SERPs is the first step to building a watertight SEO Strategy.

screamingfrog.co.uk

4

Featured Snippet Synchronicity: URL Match Study

“Does Google use the same URLs for both mobile and desktop featured snippets?”

rankranger.com

5

New SEO Experiments: A/B Split Testing Google’s UGC Attribute

“We wanted to test for ourselves if changing these links to “ugc” would impact the rankings/traffic of our blog pages”

moz.com

6

Google Index Guide: How to Get Google to Index your Pages Faster

“The challenge for us SEOs and webmasters is to fasten Google’s process of finding our site, crawling and indexing it, and displaying it to othe right users.” 

seo-hacker.com

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Q&A with Gary Illyes – Pubcon Vegas 2019

“Of  all the Google employee AMA’s I have attended, this was the most valuable.

mariehaynes.com

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4 SEO Tools for Data-Driven Content Writing: Comparison

“Is there any benefit to using Google’s disavow tool if you do not have a manual action?”

netpeaksoftware.com

9

TF-IDF: What it is & How it Can Help SEO

“On Monday, September 16, Google announced that they would be restricting review stars in SERPs to specific schemas and would stop displaying reviews that they deemed to be “self-serving.”

searchenginejournal.com

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We Analyzed 5.2 Million Desktop and Mobile Pages: Here’s What We Learned About Page Speed

“We analyzed 5 million desktop and mobile pages to learn which factors impact page speed.

backlinko.com

 

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“Google is now releasing a new core update which could result to either good or bad results for us SEOs.”

seo-hacker.com

2

Embedded and Hotlinked Images Do Not Count As Links According to Google

“Google’s John Mueller said that if someone takes your image and embeds it on their site using your image URL as the source, also known as hotlinking images, that image would not be considered a link to your website.”

seroundtable.com

3

Google Lets Site Owners Customize Their Search Results Snippets

“Google is giving site owners the ability to customize how their content is previewed in search results.”

searchenginejournal.com

4

A Quick Review on Optimizing Breadcrumbs for SEO

“If you are one of the webmasters who have received a slew of emails from Google Search Console telling you to fix the breadcrumbs markup of your site, then this article is for you.”

seo-hacker.com

5

Link Building: How to Build Links to Your Website in 2019

“Earned natural links directly improve the reputation of a website and where it ranks in Google, and other search engines”

hobo-web.co.uk

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Everything You Need to Know About Nofollow, UGC, and Sponsored Links

“Last September 10, Google announced that the link attribute “nofollow” is evolving and introduced two new link attributes: the rel=”sponsored” and rel=”ugc”.” 

seo-hacker.com

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What 3.25 Billion Site Visits Tell Us About Google, Facebook, and Where Different Niches Get Their Traffic

“Thanks to data from SimilarWeb, the following report is filled with information that should be useful to anyone who competes for traffic online.

growthbadger.com

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Does Disavowing Links Work in 2019?

“Is there any benefit to using Google’s disavow tool if you do not have a manual action?”

mariehaynes.com

9

Google Review Stars Drop by 14%

“On Monday, September 16, Google announced that they would be restricting review stars in SERPs to specific schemas and would stop displaying reviews that they deemed to be “self-serving.”

moz.com

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Search Console is Improved for Fresher Data and Better Reports

“We analyzed our user feedback, and today would like to announce a new improvement to the report based on users’ #1 feature request – improved data freshness!

webmasters.googleblog.com

 

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Growth Hacks Top 10

 

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“We know those with sites that experience drops will be looking for a fix, and we want to ensure they don’t try to fix the wrong things. Moreover, there might not be anything to fix at all.”

webmasters.googleblog.com

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17 Ways to Improve Your SEO in 2019

“In fact, these 17 techniques helped grow my site’s organic traffic by 21.30% in 3 months.”

backlinko.com

3

Pain Point SEO: Converting Traffic to Leads

SEO coupled with a thorough understanding of the buyer’s journey is what can help you climb to the top and stay there for a very long time.”

seo-hacker.com

4

Does Using Unicode Help Click-Through-Rate?

“We wanted to see how adding Unicode would impact click-through-rate (CTR) and decided to test it on our own site.

sterlingsky.ca

5

Less than Half of Google Searches Now Result in a Click

“In June of 2019, for the first time, a majority of all browser-based searches on Google.com resulted in zero-clicks.” 

sparktoro.com

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Goodbye, Generic SEO Audit – Say Hello to Customization & Prioritization

“Though an SEO audit is essentially a checklist, it’s important to both customize your approach and prioritize your fixes to be efficient and effective with your time and effort.”

moz.com

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How to Track Outbound Link Clicks with Google Tag Manager

Knowing what links users click brings valuable data on user behavior on your website.”

seo-hacker.com

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Google testing highlighting content on-site based on the search result clicked

“Google confirmed it’s testing a feature that takes the searcher from the search results page to a third-party site, then anchors them to that exact location on the site while highlighting that content.”

searchengineland.com

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Myth Busted: Site Traffic a Ranking Factor?

“Does site traffic not affect our site’s rankings as Google says? Or is there something deeper at play? Let’s find out.”

seo-hacker.com

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The Secret To Ranking In Local Search: Ranking in Organic Search

“All marketers know the importance of having a solid local SEO strategy backed up by real data in place. Unfortunately, SEO and data don’t always go hand in hand. They should, but it isn’t always the case.

loganix.net

 

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Growth Hacks Top 10

 

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All Links are Not Created Equal: 20 New Graphics on Google’s Valuation of Links

“Links are no longer equal. Not by a long shot.

moz.com

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How we Keep Search Relevant and Useful

“Over the years the search results page has evolved to include not only a list of blue links to pages across the web but also useful features to help you find what you are looking for faster.”

blog.google

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How we Achieved a Google Page Speed Score of 100 with WordPress

“Once again, Google has pushed out a significant core quality update. From what we can see, these changes have strongly affected a large number of sites..

nickleroy.com

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Why Your Page’s Word Count isn’t as Important as You Might Think

“The longer your page’s word count is, the more chances it has to be successful in search. That might have been true 2 to 3 years ago, but does it still hold effective up to today?

seo-hacker.com

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Canonical Tags: A Simple Guide for Beginners

“Canonical tags re nothing new. Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo united to create them. Their aim? To provide website owners with a way to solve duplicate content issues quickly and easily.” 

ahrefs.com

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E-A-T and SEO: How to Create Content That Google Wants

“While this term has been in the lexicon of many SEO’s for quite a while now, since the major Google algorithm update in August 2018 (AKA “the medic update”), a big bright spotlight has been shone on Google’s “E-A-T” — and it’s been frequently on the lips and fingertips of most SEO’s ever since.”

moz.com

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Magic of the Long Click: How Users Behavior Affects Ranking

“Achieving a long click means that you have satisfied the user query with sufficient and relevant information that they are looking for.

seo-hacker.com

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Why it’s Worth Targeting Keywords with no-to-low Monthly Search Volume

“These keywords tend to be the sweet spot – a high number of searches with low competition – so they’re often the priority when SEOs conduct their keyword research.”

searchengineland.com

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250k+ Links and no Disavow File – Here’s What Happened When we Uploaded One

“John Mueller suggested that the links shown in Search Console are the ones that are worth focusing on and enough to compile a disavow file. I wanted to put this to the test.”

riseatseven.com

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Helping Publishers and Users to Get More out of Visual Searches on Google Images with AMP

“Google Images has made a series of changes to help people explore. learn and do more through visual search.”

webmasters.googleblog.com