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SEO tools we use

Published on 11/06/19 10:33 AM PST by Reputation X

We are often asked what SEO tools we use. Here is a partial list of third-party SEO tools we use at Reputation X.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a component of online reputation management (ORM). A good SEO strategy uses content, link building, negotiation, and other specific criteria to help push your website towards the top of search engine rankings. SEO tools make it easier. While every SEO expert has their favorite tools, here are ours. If you are looking for reputation monitoring tools, you can find them here

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Anchor Text Diversity Guidelines

Published on 09/24/19 8:42 AM PST by Reputation X

There are many types of anchor text. When spotting "unnatural" anchors (and trying to avoid them), we strive for diversity. Put another way; we don't want a backlink profile that says "Acme Technologies" in every link because it isn't organic (natural). Instead, we want a fully organic and natural backlink profile.

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Anatomy of Search Results & How to Rank

Published on 06/09/19 2:16 PM PST by Brianne Schaer

It takes hard work to snag a spot on the first page of Google search results. There are many aspects to consider, such as creating relevant content, incorporating relevant keywords and links, and crafting an enticing search result that makes people want to click on it. But before you can create content that excels, you need to understand how it might be displayed. 

  • Understanding the anatomy of a search result page can help you craft your content in a way that entices people to click your link.
  • Structure, organize, and promote your content effectively to rank high in SERPs.
  • Update and refresh content to keep it relevant.
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PR: How to Create Articles that Perform

Published on 04/25/19 9:46 AM PST by Kent Campbell

Just because you write something doesn't mean it will rank well or be visible in search results. How an article is structured can make all the difference. This article outlines how to write an article both people and search engines will appreciate.

  1. Publish on the right website
  2. Choose the right title
  3. Technical and psychological/clickbait headlines
  4. The Description gets people to click
  5. The first paragraph is important
  6. Page length advice
  7. Bullets and numbered lists (like this one)
  8. How rich media increases dwell-time
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How Long Does It Take to Improve Google Rankings?

Published on 10/19/19 5:05 AM PST by Kent Campbell

Why does it take six months for a website to rank? We get asked this quite a bit. For the most part, it's because there is a lag time of between 10 and 20 weeks before listings start to improve in search results. The exception to the rule is viral content—if users signal content is of superior value, and they do so quickly, search listings can improve in hours. Unfortunately, not every piece of content is going to go viral. Spammy, low-quality SEO can have a quick effect, but it tends to rapidly off again and will more often than not make things worse.

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How to know if your SEO agency is doing a good job

Published on 11/11/19 10:18 PM PST by Kent Campbell

How do you know if your search engine optimization agency is doing a good job? Instead of waiting months for results, you can get a glimpse of whether the work they are doing will be effective early. Here are three relatively simple things you can check. Think of it as the SEO version of "trust but verify".

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50 Tips for Website SEO Success

Published on 05/01/19 2:25 PM PST by Kent Campbell

For all the brands looking to improve their online presence, here is a checklist of 50 SEO tips that briefly cover everything from SSL certificates to schema to search friendly URLs and much more. Note: If you are looking for an online reputation checklist click here

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A Simple Link & Social Media Structure Experiment

Published on 09/10/19 10:07 AM PST by Kent Campbell

Welcome to Reputation Experiment #142

Sometimes you have to get the SEO ball rolling in order to improve search rankings. To get things started, consider a basic link and social media structure. Done correctly, it will attract organic links and shares on it's own without the need to buy links or engage in nefarious activities. While there are many, a classic link building pattern to prime content includes:

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Content Efficiency: Five Types to Create Simultaneously

Published on 04/13/19 3:32 PM PST by Kent Campbell

Create these five types of content at the same time, and in a specific order to give your inbound / SEO campaign consistency and make it easier to execute.

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Everybody is Using Voice Search Now

Published on 09/10/19 9:50 AM PST by Amanda Marie

Google announced something surprising back in 2016: the news that voice search made up 20 percent of their mobile queries that year.

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