What Type of Links Does Google Really Prefer?

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. The real question is what kind of links do you need to boost your rankings? Is it rich anchor text links? Is it sitewide links? Or what happens when the same site links to you multiple times? Or when a site links to you and then decides to remove the link? Well, I decided to test all of this out and then some. Over the last 10 months, I decided to run an experiment with your help. The experiment took a bit longer than we wanted, but we all know link building isn’t easy, so the experiment took 6 months longer than was planned. Roughly 10 months ago, I emailed a portion of my list and asked if they wanted to participate in a link building experiment. The[…]

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Ubersuggest 4.0: The Ultimate Content Marketing Tool

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. For that reason, I decided to update Ubersuggest because I wanted to show you what kind of content to create and even how to promote it. That way you can start ranking for these newly found keywords. Here’s what’s new… Content ideas The way you rank for a keyword is by creating content around it. I know content isn’t king anymore and that’s because there are over 1 billion blogs on the web. That means Google can be really picky about what they decide to rank. So now, not only do you need to write amazing content, but you also have to promote it if you want to do well. To help you with this I created a Content Ideas report in Ubersuggest. So whenever you do keyword research, you’ll see an overview that looks like this: Just like before,[…]

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How to Rank New Content Faster

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 you are curious what your link count or domain score is, put in your URL here.) But if you have a lot fewer backlinks and a much lower domain score, what do you think would happen? Chances are your content won’t get indexed fast and it won’t rank as high as you want. But there has to be a way to change this, right? Especially without building more backlinks because we all know that’s time-consuming and hard. To find the most ideal solution, I decided to run a little experiment. Around five months ago, I sent out an email to a portion of my mailing list asking people if they wanted to partake in an SEO[…]

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Why Every Business Needs Powerful and Irresistible Storytelling to Grow

Storytelling is an excellent tool for a business and is essential to building a great company. We have been telling stories for a very long time, and they are imperative to everyday communications. When effectively used storytelling can do remarkable things for a brand. It has the potential to help create a compelling marketing strategy, win over new and current audiences, and of course, generate profit. The point of starting an online business is to make it successful, which is why we offer some tips below, and we reveal further business strategies during our free webinar training. Join us and get the scoop on why storytelling is essential a businesses’ growth! Forbes argues that storytelling is something that relates to an audience, and it can also result in a business making a lot of money. When people invest in a company, they want to know the story behind it and what makes the brand a good fit for their needs. Heartfelt storytelling is both profitable and human. The most successful companies in the world have[…]

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How I Gain 1,260 Instagram Followers Per Week

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. And I know what you are thinking… Neil, you are already well known, this can’t be replicated by anyone else. Right? Well, not only did we test this strategy out on my profile, but we also did it on 2 other profiles. It works no matter what industry you are in. Heck, it works even better if you aren’t in B2B like me. Just look at Dhavalilama. His likes per image have been growing by just using the heart trick, which I will explain in a bit, and he isn’t using my whole strategy. :/ So, how do you gain more Instagram followers each week without spending money? Tip #1: Instagram wants long videos You’ve heard everyone say that you need to upload videos. Social networks like Instagram aren’t just competing with[…]

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How to Outrank Big Companies When You Have No SEO Budget

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? Well, the formula isn’t too complicated, but it does require hard work and patience. Now what makes SEO challenging isn’t the formula, or the time, or the patience. It has more to do with how you beat people who have more money than you because, in theory, they can do more of everything, which should cause them to outrank you. But you know what? I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I love SEO because it’s the one channel where you can beat big companies even if you can’t outspend them. How? Well, let’s go over that. Let’s first start with the two mental shifts you’ll have to make. Mental shift #1: Speed is everything What most people won’t tell you is big companies need to spend more to get the[…]

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