How to build an authority website

One thing that most high ranking websites have in common? They’re all authorities in their niche.

An authority website is a site widely recognized in its niche as one of the top sources of information that is trustworthy, accurate, and useful. They’re a go-to source of information and opinion for their industry.

Building an authority website in your niche can help you get noticed in your industry and be seen as a thought-leader. Which also means it’s a lot easier to achieve your business goals, whether it’s selling consulting, getting speaking engagements, or selling your products.

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Why you need to start your email list right now

You always hear the phrase “Don’t build your house on rented land” when people talk about using social media as their main marketing platform.

I can tell you from personal experience that building your house on rented land is a very painful, emotional experience when you lose that house. The sad part is I’m not talking about a social media channel—I’m talking about an actual house.

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What is on-page SEO?

On-page SEO is the practice of optimizing your website to rank higher in search results. Typically, it focuses on three parts:

  1. The content people can see on the page
  2. The content search engines can see on the page
  3. How the website functions and the code behind it

On-page SEO is the foundation of your SEO for your website, it’s one of the two parts that go into SEO. It focuses on making your website rank higher based on your website itself and all the aspects you can control of your website and the easiest place to start when it comes to starting in SEO.

It’s also my favorite part of doing SEO because I love creating content my audience loves so I can generate lots of traffic to my website and clients’ sites!

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How to get traffic to your website

Learning how to get traffic to your website is probably the most important piece of the puzzle for running a successful online business or blog. After all, if no one is coming to your site, you’re not going to be able to achieve your goals!

If you want proven advice on how to increase website traffic or how to get your blog noticed, you’ve come to the right place!

Over the last seven years, I’ve helped my clients use my tactics to grow website traffic and get pretty insane results. I helped Paul Jarvis to get nearly 1,000% more traffic to his website in 8 months!

And that’s not to brag—it’s important to know what advice you can trust online when you’re learning how to get traffic to your blog. Paul is a well-respected online expert in his own right and my tactics worked even for him.

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What is YMYL? What should you do if you were affected by the Google Medic update?

Google made core update on on August 1st and 50% of all website affected were in the medical space. SEO Pros are calling this update the Google Medic update—and Google confirmed it. But Google hasn’t been super helpful on what to do if you saw traffic decreases because of this update. So what should you do if you were affected by the Google Medic Update?

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Pinterest Profile Optimization: How I got 346% More Traffic from Pinterest

Optimizing your Pinterest profile can do wonders when it comes to getting more traffic from Pinterest. I don’t need to tell you that Pinterest can be a huge source of traffic for your website—but it’s usually a big time commitment to attract more clicks from Pinterest. That being said, I used a quick trick recently on December 31, 2016 to increase my Pinterest traffic by 346% in just twenty minutes. And it’s something you can do to optimize your Pinterest profile and get more Pinterest traffic too.

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How to Create a Meaningful Marketing Plan for Your Business

I’m sure you know what you want to achieve—but do you know what to focus on to get you there? Daily marketing tasks are some of the most important parts of your business when it comes to getting new customers. But you might be spending your time and money on the wrong marketing mix.

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Free Alternatives to Google Keyword Planner Tool

Google has stopped providing traffic volume numbers in Keyword Planner Tool for “lower spending” Adwords accounts. Instead, we’re seeing ranges for traffic volumes—which means it’s significantly harder to judge which keywords are worthwhile to target.

If you’re not advertising with Google and have been using Keyword Planner Tool for SEO research, keyword information is likely become limited quickly. 

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11 SEO Plugins You Haven’t Heard Of

Everyone knows Yoast’s SEO Plugin and All-In-One SEO. But what about SEO plugins you haven’t heard of? I use certain SEO plugins in my work developing WordPress websites and doing SEO for my clients—and these plugins are my go-to resources for making WordPress websites SEO workhorses.

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Google’s New Popup Penalty & What it Means

Google's new popup penalty is in effectUpdate Jan 10, 2017: Google confirmed that the new penalty has rolled out and we’re starting to see the effects of the new penalty affecting websites that still had popups enabled for mobile devices. Take a look at the graph for a comparison of rankings before and after for a select set of keywords we’re currently tracking using SEMRush.

If you keep up with SEO news, you’ve likely seen that Google announced they’re not the biggest fan of interstitials, or what us non-techy types call a popup. They’re going to start penalizing websites that use intrusive popups, which means lower rankings or even being removed from search results entirely.

If your website uses intrusive popups, you need to remove those puppies by January 2017 or suffer some nasty consequences.

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