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    How to get rid of bad backlinks | Need-to-know

    Having a good number of high-quality backlinks pointing to your website tells the search engines that your website is authoritative and worthy of a high rank in the search results. However, having spammy, low-quality backlinks pointing to your website can have the opposite effect and potentially spell disaster for your SEO and organic rankings. So, if you discover that your website is being targeted by spammy or unwanted links that are damaging your SEO, what can you do about it? This video will explain three ways to get rid of bad backlinks. Firstly, make sure that your website always returns a “404” response to pages that don’t exist. Failing to…

  • International SEO: Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) Guide
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    International SEO: Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) Guide

    What’s up everyone. Today you’re gonna learn about country code, top level domains, or ccTLDs. Internationalization is basically what this is. We’re gonna talk about everything that’s important around country specific domains, whether or not you should buy them, what the implications are for localized and internationalized rankings in Google and other search engines. Stay for the whole video. We’re gonna get deep into the details on international SEO here. I’m Tommy Griffith with clickminded.com, let’s get going. Okay, so country code top level domains, or ccTLDs, so talking about international SEO here in a moment, but just a quick reminder before we get going on that. Thinking about the…

  • Why it’s important to involve SEO in the website migration process
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    Why it’s important to involve SEO in the website migration process

    There are a range of reasons why you might be undergoing a website migration, from rebranding to changing CMS, but whatever the reason, and whatever the size of your website, migrations are challenging and complex projects that can really damage your SEO if not done properly. So, how can you perform one without your website crashing out of the search results and losing all that valuable website traffic? Simply put, you need to involve an SEO expert throughout the website migration process. By involving SEO in the project from start to finish, rather than just having them tacked on there at the end, you’ll greatly reduce the SEO risk associated…

  • Tip 48: Mobile SEO differs across search engines | 50 tips in 50 days
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    Tip 48: Mobile SEO differs across search engines | 50 tips in 50 days

    Be aware that mobile SEO means different things on different search engines. On Google, Accelerated Mobile Pages and mobile-first indexing are the latest mobile-related updates that you should be aware of. On the Russian search engine Yandex, webpages are classed as mobile-friendly if they feature vertical rather than horizontal scrolling, and exclude Flash, Silverlight and Java applets. Finally, the Chinese search engine Baidu has launched its own version of AMPs called Mobile Index Pages, or MIPs. These get special icons in Baidu’s search results, encouraging higher click-through rates, so they’re worth doing.