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Google’s New Link Building Guidelines

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In case you missed it, Google has just changed up the rules for link building. It used to be that when people link to you, the link would either be a dofollow link or a nofollow link. Well, that’s now changed. They are now introducing 2 more link types that will affect SEOs.

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The Ultimate List of Free SEO Tools

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Who says you have to spend money to get more traffic? For today’s blog post, I thought it would be fun to break down all of the free SEO tools. Sure you may know of some, like Ubersuggest , but there are many more options than just my own tool.

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How I Ranked For 636,363 Keywords Using This Simple Hack

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When I started doing SEO on NeilPatel.com I used this advanced formula. to rank for 477,000 keywords. Over time, my traffic started to flatline and I wasn’t ranking for many more keywords, even though I was continually creating more content.

Advanced Hack: How to Improve Your SEO in Less Than 30 Minutes

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I’ve been testing a new SEO hack and it works no matter how old or how new your site is. Heck, you can have barely any links, and I’ve found it to work as well.

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Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

Welcome to Retail 4.0. This is the land of opportunity where retailers connect with shoppers and drive sales in a way like never before. With this eBook, you’ll learn about the advanced technologies that are available to create a seamless integrated omnichannel experience.

7 Advanced SEO Strategies I’m Trying to Implement Before 2020

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Google makes over 3,200 algorithm changes per year. That’s a lot of changes. Just think about that for a minute… and let that sink in. It’s roughly 9 changes per day. So how can you beat this gigantic company at their own game and rank high?

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Ubersuggest 5.0: Generate 1 Million Keyword Suggestions in 7 Seconds (Seriously)

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Ubersuggest started out as a tool that provided suggestions through Google Suggest. And although that’s great, everyone these days is using Google Suggest to come up with keyword ideas. There have to be more keyword ideas out there that get more search volume and aren’t competitive, right?

Google’s Advice for Surviving Algorithm Changes

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In case you missed it, Google just published advice for SEOs on how to continually do well throughout their algorithm changes. Now, what most people don’t know is Google doesn’t just push out a handful of algorithm changes per year. They publish substantially more.

How I Grew My Dying Facebook Traffic

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Is it me, or does Facebook just want to keep you on Facebook? Every time I post a link to my site, I get less and less traffic. And it’s been this way for years. In other words, my organic reach on Facebook was dying.

How Google’s New Layout Predicts the Future of SEO

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When you think about SEO and what’s changed over the last 5 years, what comes to your mind? Chances are, it’s something related to how it’s harder to get rankings on Google. But why has it gotten harder to get more organic traffic?

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Real-time Personalization Guidebook: 10 Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversions

Conversion rate remains the most important metric for measuring success. This guidebook reveals 10 tips to improve eCommerce conversion rates, and insight into how an AI-powered personalization platform can dramatically improve performance.

SEO Doesn’t Have to be a Long-Term Game: There Are Quicker Ways to Get Results

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Everyone thinks SEO is a long-term game… that you have to wait months if not years to see results. And, maybe that was the case a few years ago when content was still king.

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7 Google Analytics Reports That Show How Your Blog is Really Performing

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When you log into Google Analytics , what do you look at? Chances are you see something like the image above that shows you how many people are currently on your blog. Well, that was easy to guess because that’s the report Google Analytics gives you once you log in. ??.

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How to Generate More Traffic with Google’s New Features

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You’re probably already familiar with Google My Business. If you aren’t, as a quick recap, Google My Business is a simple way to claim your office address or storefront on Google.

Ubersuggest 4.0: The Ultimate Content Marketing Tool

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Why do you do keyword research? It’s to find more lucrative keywords to rank for on Google, right? But once you find these keywords, you still have to figure out how to rank for them.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

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My 6-Step Content Marketing Formula That Drives 3,549 Visitors

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Writing a blog post is easy. If you don’t write often, you may feel otherwise, but just follow this. and you’ll be good to go when it comes to writing. Or, you can just watch the video below. But still, you write a blog post and then what do you do?

17 Charts That Show Where Social Media is Heading

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You already know it’s harder to get traffic from the social web unless you spend money ads. There’s nothing new with that fact… just look at the graph above: It breaks down how the average number of social shares per blog post has been dying year over year.

How to Rank Your Old, Outdated Content

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What percentage of your search traffic is driven by your top 10 pages? Chances are, it’s a large portion. Just look at the screenshot below. You’ll see that my top 10 pages drive 28.7% of my search traffic. That may not seem like a high number, but I have 5,441 blog posts. In other words, 0.1%

What Type of Links Does Google Really Prefer?

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We all know that links help rankings. And the more links you build the higher you’ll rank. But does it really work that way? Well, the short answer is links do help with rankings and I have the data to prove it. But, you already know that.

17 Charts That Show Where Content Marketing is Heading

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I started content marketing in the early days. So early that when I first met the WordPress founder, he had just raised $1.1 million for WordPress. Fast forward to today and WordPress is worth over a billion dollars.

Ubersuggest 6.0: Track and Improve Your Rankings Without Learning SEO

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I’ve been an SEO for roughly 17 years now. And one thing that has remained constant, no matter how much you know about SEO, there is just too much to do. So much so, that most SEOs don’t even optimize their own websites anymore.

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How I Beat Google’s Core Update by Changing the Game

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Google released a major update. They typically don’t announce their updates, but you know when they do, it is going to be big. And that’s what happened with the most recent update that they announced. A lot of people saw their traffic drop.

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How to Perform a Thorough SEO Audit in Less Than 3 Minutes

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They say there are over 200 ranking factors in Google’s algorithm. But are you going to take the time to optimize your site for each and every single one of them? Well, you should… but you probably won’t. See, SEO has changed… it used to be that you could do a handful of things and rank well.

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Why Unscalable Marketing Activities are Best for B2B Companies

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Most blog posts talk about going viral. They talk about network effects and refer-a-friend tactics. They talk about switching your orange button to a green one. They talk about sending out automated, cold emails. Well, guess what? None of that works in B2B. Not at a high level.

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How to Hack Retention Rate and Get Customers to Stick Around

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Retention, huh? It’s like interviewing for a job and getting to the last stage of the interviews — just to realize it’s not going to happen. We spend money on getting people to our website, visitors spend eight seconds on the page and 98% will never return. Boy, that hurts.

Backlinks: Your Free Link Analysis Tool

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Please note that you may have to clear your browser cache to see the latest version of Ubersuggest. Do you want to know how many people are linking to you? Do you want to find more link opportunities? Well, I created a free backlink tool that will allow you to do that (and much more).

How to Rank New Content Faster

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If I write a blog post on any topic, what do you think happens? It typically gets indexed by Google the same day I publish the content and within a week it tends to rank high on Google. Then again, I have a domain score of 94 and I have 633,791 backlinks. Just look at the image above. (If

The Real Secret to My Social Media Success

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The other day I was recording a podcast episode with my co-host Eric Siu and he wanted to discuss something in particular. He wanted to talk about how I got to 62,000 Instagram followers in a very short period of time and without spending any money on ads or marketing.

17 Hidden Facebook Marketing Tools That Will Increase Your Engagement by 154%

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Facebook engagement is easier and more valuable than you ever imagined. I found this out the hard way. At one point, I was spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a month on Facebook Ads. Sure, I was getting some huge successes. But I was also wasting a ton of money.

New Study: What 100 Social Media Followers Are Really Worth

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The social web is huge. From Facebook to Pinterest , they all command billions of eyeballs per year. Which, of course, makes these channels too big to ignore. In other words, you have no choice but to participate in them or else you’ll miss out on traffic and revenue.

How to Generate 100 Content Ideas in 60 Seconds (Seriously)

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I have a question for you…. How do you figure out what you should blog about? If I had to take a guess, you probably come up with ideas based on one of two strategies. The first is to use tools like Ubersuggest to come up with a list of keywords.

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Rank #1 on Google

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Do you know what the number one email request I get is? Come on, take a guess. What do you think it is? Ok, its people asking me for money. But, do you know what the second most common email request I get is? Companies asking me to rank them number 1 on Google for a specific term.

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How I Gain 1,260 Instagram Followers Per Week

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Do you want to be instafamous? Well, who doesn’t? Over the last few months, I’ve been running numerous Instagram experiments and I’ve finally figured out how to grow my Instagram following. My Neil Patel account has been growing by 1,260 followers per week.

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How to Outrank Big Companies When You Have No SEO Budget

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There’s a formula to SEO and as long as you follow it, you’ll get rankings. So, what’s this formula? Well, you write amazing content, optimize your code, create a great user experience, and you mix in some backlinks. Sounds simple, right?

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Marketing Trends for 2020: Here’s What Will Happen That Nobody is Talking About

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The new year is right around the corner. And I know you are already prepared because you read this blog and tons of other marketing blogs, right?

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How to Build Backlinks in Less Than 1 Hour

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I have a question for you…. How do you build links? If I had to bet, chances are you spend little to no time on link building. Because it’s hard. But why should link building be hard? Most parts of SEO are much simpler and cost-effective.

How to Find the Right Keywords to Rank #1 on Google For

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Do you want more traffic? Well, who doesn’t? The reason you want more traffic is that you think more traffic equals more revenue. But here is what you’ll learn the hard way… as your traffic goes up, your revenue won’t increase at the same pace.

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How to Think About SEO

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Don’t you hate how it takes forever to get results when it comes to SEO? Everyone says it takes 6 months to a year and even in some cases many years to see results. Well, I have some bad news and some good news for you. Let’s start with the bad news…. SEO is a long-term strategy.

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How to Create a Global SEO Strategy

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As a child, I did everything that most kids did. I played outside with friends, I watched a lot of TV, I loved eating cereal for breakfast, and I went to school. My childhood wasn’t too much different than yours. But there was one thing that was a bit unique.

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