Posts Tagged: search engine optimization

7 Reasons Your Site May Get Hit with a Google Penalty

Search engines have a few rules they expect you to play by if you want to appear in their results.

Why do some sites suffer a Google penalty, or a fall in search rankings? Well, Google’s primary goal is to provide the most useful, relevant content to its users. Since 2000, Google has been tweaking its algorithm to streamline the ranking process to get users the best answer to their queries. It does this by mixing… Read more »

How Mobile Affects Google Search Quality

Google has said it will ding your site for poor mobile performance. Does yours meet its criteria?

Google is notorious for its reticence about how it determines search quality. They prefer not to reveal too much about how exactly they display results in their search index. Even after leaks of their Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines, they still didn’t let their customers (us) in on their closely guarded secrets. That is, until now…. Read more »

Why You Need to Update Your Business Website

Been a while site you redid your website? Here are some great reasons to take the plunge.

In 1995, Clifford Stoll wrote an article in Newsweek where he stated that all the hype about the Internet was essentially a fad. Talk about a swing and miss. Granted, the Internet was still in its infancy. But twenty years later, the Internet is a crucial part of our lives and our reliance on it… Read more »

How to Fix Onsite E-Commerce Duplicate Content

List products online? It's time to eliminate all that accidentally self-generated duplicate content.

In an earlier post, we explored how e-commerce and online catalog search engine rankings are affected by offsite duplicate content, which is content that is taken from one source and repeated on other domains. This article, in turn, focuses on correcting a content challenge you have more control over — onsite e-commerce duplicate content. Onsite duplicate content… Read more »

E-Commerce Onsite SEO for Product & Product Category Pages

Here's how to optimize your e-commerce site's product and product category pages for SEO.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on November 20, 2013 and has been revised and updated for accuracy. A website that can’t be found with a search engine can’t be viewed by a large number of potential users. In the case of an e-commerce website, that means no products viewed and nothing purchased. One… Read more »

Why Offsite Duplicate Content Is Killing Your E-Commerce SEO

Use manufacturer-supplied content on your site? Offsite duplicate content may be holding you back.

You’ve created an online catalog with the intention of being discoverable online. The manufacturers you represent have all provided you with product descriptions and product data. Your content management system was designed for e-commerce. You did everything right, but yet you’re not getting customers. What’s happening? Duplicate content is happening. Duplicate content can wreak havoc on… Read more »

Google Says Industrials Need Mobile-Friendly Websites

Your customers want you to have a mobile-friendly website. Now Google does, too.

With the growth of mobile searches over the past few years, it has become increasingly important for Google to provide quality search results that are easy to navigate on any mobile device. Earlier this year, Google officially announced it will put more emphasis on a website’s mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal starting today, April 21,… Read more »

Improving Search Engine Results with Structured Data Markup

Everyone wants click-throughs for those search engine results. Here's a way to get them.

Making your search results stand out from others can be a big advantage for B2B industrial websites (and all sites really). Many do this by running paid search engine marketing campaigns. But there is also an unpaid, straightforward way to improve the look of all of your organic results that can have more wide-reaching benefits… Read more »