Content, keywords, page speed, backlinks, meta tags and much more – the number of supposed factors for placement on Google is large. But which ranking criteria really count? A new study by Backlinko brings some light into the darkness. After all, the study is based on 11.8 million search queries. It confirms what is already known, but it also offers surprises.Read more
Is Google misogynistic? The ranking for certain keywords certainly provides grounds for this suspicion. However, the phenomenon of unequal treatment isn’t really the fault of the algorithms but is a fundamental problem with the German language. And those who want to can ensure for themselves that the results list is free from discrimination.Read more
Competitive analysis is self-evident in marketing. The more important search engine optimization becomes, the more decisive the question which SEO strategies the competition uses. This way the website operator does not miss any new developments and keeps up with his competitors. But what does SEO competition analysis look like in practice?
Those who do not know what to do next simply copy. It worked in school, but can it work with SEO? Why does one’s own page have a poor ranking, while the web presence of the competition for the relevant keywords is at the top of Google’s list? Bold copying is much riskier on the Internet than at school. This is because Google punishes duplicate content with the highest penalty: the drop to the bottom ranking sites. And in addition – in contrast to school – you can be 100 percent sure that Google will catch you. But there are also other ways to learn from your competitors: with intelligent SEO competition analysis.Read more
Meta tags are out, keywords are useless, likes perform SEO miracles, … and finally, SEO is dead. Hardly any term from the World Wide Web gives rise to as many myths as SEO. This is no surprise since almost everyone who works on the Internet is in some way involved in search engine optimization. So is there any truth in the SEO myths? Seven mistakes are very persistent.Read more
Good text content is important for findability on Google but content in other formats must not be overlooked either. Photos and videos, for example, are more important for your website than you probably suspect.
What Do Images Do to Us?
Images affect us more quickly than any words because our eye perceives them immediately. This causes an instant reaction and creates emotions. In addition, infographics, images and videos vividly illustrate things that are difficult to describe. There is truth to the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.”Read more