Free Local SEO Tools That Belong in Your Kit

What a lot can change in just a few years! When I wrote the original version of this post in January 2014, the local SEO industry didn’t have quite the wealth of paid tools that now exists, and many of the freebies on my previous list have been sunsetted. Definitely time for a complete refresh of the most useful free tools, widgets, and resources I know of to make marketing local businesses easier and better.

While all of the tools below are free, note that some will require you to sign up for access. Others are limited, no-cost, or trial versions that let you get a good sense of what they provide, enabling you to consider whether it might be worth it to buy into paid access. One thing you may notice: my new list of local SEO tools offers increased support for organic SEO tasks, reflective of our industry’s growing understanding of how closely linked organic and local SEO have become.

Now, let’s open this toolkit and get 2018 off to a great start!

For Research
US Census Bureau Tool Set

Looking to better understand a target community for marketing purposes? You’ll find 20+ useful resources from the US Census Bureau, including population statistics, economic data, mapping and geocoding widgets, income and language information, and much more.

Client Onboarding Questionnaire & Phone Script

Onboarding a new client? Reduce repetitious follow-ups by asking all of the right questions the first time around with this thorough questionnaire and easy-to-follow phone call script from Moz. Includes helpful tips for why you are asking each question. As local SEO veterans will tell you, a missed question can lead to unhappy (and costly) surprises down the marketing road. Be sure you have the total picture of an incoming client in clear view before you begin strategizing.

Location Information Spreadsheet

Vital when marketing multi-location businesses, this free Moz spreadsheet will ensure that you’ve got all the info at your fingertips about each locale of a company.

*Pro tip: When working with large enterprises, be certain that the data you’re inputting in this spreadsheet has been approved by all relevant departments. It’s really no fun to find out six months into a marketing campaign that there’s internal disagreement about company NAP or other features.

Local Competitive Audit Spreadsheet

Now we’re really getting down to brass tacks. When you need to look for answers to the perennial client question, “Why is that guy outranking me?”, this free Moz spreadsheet will help you document key competitive data. The end result of filling out the sheet will be two columns of stats you can compare and contrast in your quest to discover competitors’ ranking strengths and weaknesses. Need more guidance? Read my blog post in which I put this audit spreadsheet into action for two San Francisco Bay Area Chinese restaurants.

Manual GeoLocation Chrome Extension

Watch Darren Shaw demo using this tool to show how a local pack changes when a user virtually crosses a street and you’ll quickly understand how useful this Chrome extension will be in approximating the impacts of user-to-business proximity. Works well on desktop devices.

Our industry still hasn’t fully recovered from Google removing the Local Search filter from its engine in 2015, and I still live in hope that they will bring it back one day, but in the meantime, this extension gives us a good sense of how searcher location affects search results. In fact, it may even be a superior solution.

The MozBar SEO Toolbar

Local businesses in competitive markets must master traditional SEO, and the free MozBar provides a wonderful introduction to the metrics you need to look at in analyzing the organic strengths and weaknesses of clients and competitors. On-page elements, link metrics, markup, HTTP status, optimization opportunities – get the data you need at a glance with the MozBar.

Google Advanced Search Operators

Not a tool, per se, but the best tutorial I have ever seen on using Google advanced search operators to deepen your research. Dr. Pete breaks this down into 67 steps that will enable you to use these search refinements for content and title research, checking for plagiarism, technical SEO audits, and competitive intelligence. Be totally wizardly and impress your clients and teammates, simply by knowing how to format searches in smart ways.

Google Search Console

Apologies if it already seems like a no-brainer to you that you should be signed up for Google’s console that gives you analytics, alerts you to serious errors, and so much more, but local SEO is just now crossing the threshold of understanding how deeply connected it is to organic search. When playing in Google’s backyard, GSC is a must-have for businesses of every type.

BrightLocal’s Search Results Checker

This popular tool does an excellent job of replicating local search results at a city or zip code level. In some cases, it’s best to search by city (for example, when there are multiple towns covered by a single zip code), but other times, it’s better search by zip code (as in the case of a large city with multiple zip codes). The tool doesn’t have the capability to recreate user-level results, so always remember that the proximity of a given user to a business may create quite different results than what you’ll see searching at a city or zip code level. I consider this a great tool to suss out the lay of the land in a community, identifying top competitors.

Offline Conversion Tracker Form

Give this handy Whitespark form to anyone who answers your phone so that they can document the answer to the important question, “How did you hear about us?” Submitted information is saved to Whitespark’s database and tracked in Google Analytics for your future reference and analysis. For local businesses, knowledge of offline factors can be priceless. This form provides a simple point of entry into amassing real-world data.

For Content
Answer the Public

One of the best-loved keyword research tools in the digital marketing world, Answer the Public lets you enter a keyword phrase and generate a large number of questions/topics related to your search. One of the most awesome facets of this tool is that it has a.CSV download feature – perfect for instantly generating large lists of keywords that you can input into something like Moz Keyword Explorer to begin the sorting process that turns up the most powerful keywords for your content dev and on-page optimization.

Buzzsumo

Another great content inspiration tool, Buzzsumo shows you lets you enter a keyword, topic or domain name, and then shows you which pieces are getting the most social shares. For example, a search for wholefoodsmarket.com shows that a highly shared piece of content at the time of my search is about an asparagus and broccoli soup. You can also sort by content type (articles, videos, infographics, etc.). Use of Buzzsumo can help you generate topics that might be popular if covered on your website.

OSHA Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System Search

Another interesting resource for brainstorming a wide pool of potential keywords for content dev consideration, OSHA’s SIC search returns big, comprehensive lists. Just look up your industry’s SIC code, and then enter it along with a keyword/category to get your list.

USPS Look Up a ZIP Code Widget

Working with service area businesses (SABs)? Note the second tab in the menu of this widget: Cities by zip code. When you know the zip code of a business you’re marketing you can enter it into this simple tool to get a list of every city in that zip. Now, let’s not take a wrong step here: don’t publish large blocks of zips or city names on any website, but do use this widget to be sure you know of all the communities for which an SAB might strategize content, link building, brand building, real-world relationship building, social media marketing, and PPC.

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SEO Tools Everyone Should Be Using

In the game of search engine optimization, there are winners and losers. The difference between them is their rankings. Planning your strategy is one factor; monitoring your success on search engines is another. In 2018, the game has changed yet again.

Some entrepreneurs choose to consult a digital marketing firm for their SEO strategies. However if you’re prepping yourself to see how well your site is doing on search engines, you can familiarize yourself with the best tools for SEO.

Mind you, some tools are paid and some are free. Nonetheless, these tools are the best of the best and up-to-date, so it’s most likely worth investing in.

Searchmetrics

Searchmetrics provides analytics for SEO, backlinks, and social media. They have a set of collected data per website, giving you insights and trends in backlinks, SEO visibility, and the like.

They also provide a weekly ranking for keywords, which is good for measuring which keywords your website should rank for. Searchmetrics gives insights on overall search trends.

Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools is a free toolset that helps you understand what’s happening on your website. It also explains the essentials of Google search, and helps you comprehend the way Google sees your site.

One of its features allows you to browse an article the way Google perceives it. This allows you to step up your SEO game especially if your campaign is doing poorly. The data you collect from this feature can help you adjust the webpage for better results.

SEMrush

SEMrush is a free tool for keyword research. The website offers many toolkits including an SEO toolkit. One of its top features allows you to plug in different web pages to see how they’re ranking for which keywords, how that page ranks for a certain keyword, particular keywords’ monthly search volume, and the like.

Additionally, SEMrush also lets you research appropriate keywords, compare your page’s performance to your competitors’, analyze backlinks from other websites to yours, and play on similar on-page SEO opportunities.

UpCity SEO Report Card

This tool allows you to analyze how your website ranks against your opponents. Like an actual report card, SEO Report Card gives you an assessment of your rank, link building, on-site analysis (how well you fused your keywords throughout your site), website accessibility (your site’s load time and ease of accessibility for crawlers), trust metrics, and current indexing (the number of your site pages that have been indexed).

This tool is free, and all you have to provide is some contact information like your name, email address, phone number, and website.

Seobility

Seobility shows you how well or badly your website’s SEO optimization is performing. They have various features like SEO check (checking your website and giving you tips for better SEO), keyword check (showing you how your page is optimized for your keywords), SEO compare (comparing your page and another for the same keyword), and ranking check (checking your page’s rank for any keyword).

Seobility has automated website crawling that checks your website while following all backlinks, monitors your emails, and detects errors in content and the structure of your website.

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Everything You Need to Know About Mobile SEO

Smartphone addiction is real and it is a global phenomenon. For a majority of people, checking their phone first thing in the morning is a ritual. Needless to say, mobile devices have changed lives dramatically and also the way people use the web, leading to changing SEO. If you have not optimised your website for mobile SEO, there is a high chance that you are not reaching out to your target audience or satisfying the needs of your customers. Keep reading to know how you can deliver the ideal mobile experience to your audience.

What is the Importance of Mobile SEO?

Mobile SEO is critical because it enables you to reach your target audience at the right time and in the right place. Every day, people are discovering more and more advantages of smartphones, which is leading to mobile traffic surpassing desktop traffic. In order to connect with millions of mobile phone users, you need an effective mobile SEO strategy. As per reports, smartphone users have a much higher intent of buying than desktop users. So, you need to be there when potential buyers are looking for your products or services.

Google’s Mobile-first Index Raised the Importance of Mobile SEO

Making websites mobile-friendly was a concern amongst most online businesses thanks to the rising number of smartphone users all over the world. But, Google’s mobile-first index made it mandatory for online businesses to have a mobile version of their website. As per the mobile-first index, the search giant announced that it would be giving more preference to website’s that has a mobile version when it comes to ranking. The mobile websites will be crawled by Googlebot to determine their content, performance and user experience. This announcement means that online businesses must take action if they do not want to lose their customers to their competitors.

Websites with Responsive Design Fares Well on Search Engines

When developing your mobile website, you are going to have 3 options – responsive design, a separate site on a subdomain or dynamic serving. Amongst the three options, Google prefers responsive design because that way, you will only have one website adapting to the devices that it is being used on. You would not have to build different websites for different mobile devices and screen sizes.

Having a responsive website is less of a hassle, as well. Such websites have only one code base, making maintenance extremely easy. Also, responsive design is going to make your website readily eligible for Google’s mobile-first index.

Important Considerations for Mobile SEO

Page speed: You cannot afford to have a mobile website that loads extremely slow. Mobile users are even more impatient than desktop users, and they might not wait for 5 to 7 seconds for your website to load. You need to periodically analyse the performance of your mobile website and make the necessary changes. Some suggestions for improving page speed would be optimising the images, upgrading to HTTPS, use a CDN and so on. Professionals offering SEO optimization services can give you more inputs.
User experience: Besides being found easily, your mobile website should offer an outstanding user experience. You need to be vigilant about the common tasks performed by your customers and their search intent. Make sure to do away with any kind of obstacle that might hinder your users from reaching their goals fast.
Optimise for local: Smartphones become particularly useful when users are out and about. About 76% of mobile users search for things are nearby to where they are. This means that to truly achieve SEO success, you need to optimise your mobile website for local search.
The digital and mobile landscape undergoes rapid changes. So, even once you have a foolproof mobile SEO strategy, significantly invest in upgrading it.

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Next Generation SEO Courses for You

To become an SEO expert, one might need the proper guidance and professional support to master your skills. Here is why the best SEO institute in Gurgaon has been launched to mold experts. It helps you get the necessary skills so that you have everything to become an expert in the area. There can be different attributes of SEO training that need to be brought to understand the complete concept. It is becoming one of the popular fields. SEO skills are becoming one of the most demanding fields. Anyone can get these skills right by availing proper support from a well-experienced team.

Types of SEO

You can learn different types of SEO like On-Page, Off- Page and Technical. Each type has its own importance. On page helps to optimize the web pages seen online while Off page techniques are done outside your website but the purpose is to still get better search engine rankings. Technical SEO ensures that your website follows all the technical requirements required by search engines.

Identifying the need for SEO training

To become an SEO expert, one needs to clearly understand the available options.
To make the process much easier, SEO Training in Gurgaon can help you to get started in your journey of becoming an expert.
Being an expert brings additional responsibilities. You are supposed to provide the best services to others. So, it becomes necessary to gather the required help from experts who can help you become the best.
There are multiple dimensions like keyword searching, accessing the backlinks, and managing the website preferences that need to be taken care of in learning SEO skills.
These are the reasons why you should take up an SEO training course in Gurgaon from the best institutes to improve your skills and become an expert.

Outcomes of an SEO Training

After successfully completing SEO training, one is expected to master the skills if a thorough understanding of the various topics in SEO has been mastered.
The individual can get a better understanding of SEO in the digital marketing process
Learn the process of SEO in a step by step manner
The training period is scheduled for three months.
The institute provides some projects where the individuals can engage with the institute that helps them to advance their skills in SEO.

Finding the best ways to learn SEO

One of the best ways to learn SEO is to become a part of an ongoing project. Through the SEO training institute in Gurgaon, one can know the complete utilization of all the tools. The course is expected to bring a new change in SEO and help individuals master their skills. Thousands of websites are launching daily. So establishing the website in the search engine becomes important for the clients to identify the business. The exposure of SEO is expected to rise with the rise in the number of websites. So the course helps you to learn the skills at your pace. It helps to understand the minute details and get you started with becoming an SEO expert.

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5 Reasons Why People Are Afraid Of SEO

Why are people afraid of SEO?
In case you’re an entrepreneur or a small business owner you have likely heard from everyone that you should learn SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and prepare an online strategy for your business. After all, most people frequently search for products or services on the internet.

You are well aware of the fact that you require a website, and that it requires a little work for it to appear on the web search engines. Thus you invest some time and energy – possibly outsource the job – and built a website for your business. Possibly you utilize a pre-designed theme to get the site up and running.

Incidentally, in spite of your earnest attempts, the site isn’t sufficiently improved.

You comprehend that; however, you would not like to manage all that “SEO stuff.” From all that you heard, search engine optimization takes a lot to time and the techniques are too technical for you. You thought it (SEO) doesn’t ensure critical outcomes. So why bother with it?

A ton of business owner feels along these lines. They find out about how vital SEO is, yet at the same time delay to begin SEO themselves or hire an organization.

Here are some facts that make people scared of SEO-

1. There is no magic formula-

If you believe that SEO is some magic elixir for quick online profit and success, you’ll be sorely frustrated and disappointed. Search engine optimization is significant to your business’ productivity, yet it will require some serious time and energy before you’ll see an ROI (Return on Investment).

In business, each system and crusade must yield some profit i.e. some ROI. If there is something that won’t help in developing your business, you won’t do it. Since the ROI from SEO is slow in arriving, numerous people feel that SEO doesn’t have any importance and in this way, they stack it to lower priorities.

Those new to SEO will put a considerable amount of time and money into it and are regularly frustrated by the absence of results. This makes many business owners hesitant to start a SEO campaign and to stick it out for the long haul.

One should understand that the results will come in the long run if the strategy is planned and executed well. They just won’t come immediately. Search engine optimization is an important technique for one’s business and ought not to be overlooked. Be patient and search for logical strategies and processes, not magic.

2. It Takes Too Much Time

Those new to SEO imagine that this sort of online marketing strategy is a quite complex and the process includes many steps and parts. While there are a ton of components to consider while enhancing your site, they shouldn’t be altogether done at the same time.

Like points #1 above, those new to SEO are frequently hesitant to begin an expensive and tedious SEO strategy when it creates the impression that all the work and time invested is in vain. Once more, be patience.

There are several alternatives for busy business owners in handling SEO. The primary choice is to hand over all the SEO assignments and obligations to a digital marketing agency. When you essentially don’t have sufficient time to do it without anyone else’s help, obviously, you can appoint the whole procedure to a SEO organization. Along these lines, you can invest your time and energy into maintaining your business while the organization runs the online campaigns.

The other choice is to handle the SEO yourself. Try not to begin off by trying to do everything, except do it step by step. You’ll save money and learn more about SEO; however, you’ll have to invest a great deal of time all the while.

3. Search engine optimization is Too Technical.

Numerous business owners new to SEO have this thought SEO is a technical, complicated process that is done by a web designer or a “brilliant computer geek.” They feel under qualified to execute SEO or even endeavor to learn it.

Many components of SEO can be performed by anybody. You needn’t to have a computer diploma to perform SEO activities. A person with basic computer knowledge can easily perform some of these activities. Basic SEO is anything but difficult to learn and just takes a couple hours of learning. At the point when your organization is young and you’re new to SEO, it is best to just focus on executing a few basic key SEO components and strategies.

There are numerous technical parts to it, as well and many small businesses are concerned that digital marketing agencies will attempt to overwhelm them with a huge amount of digital terms and odd claims. Try not to let that stress you, simply clarify your concerns and ask plenty of queries, and a good agency will walk you through all aspects of the procedure.

4. Not getting enough customers online.

One of the broadly discussed parts of SEO is keywords. Keyword research and target audience is a very common strategy that is promptly started when you start up any campaign. In case you’re doing this all by yourself, you may immediately run into the tremendous number of relevant keywords and feel a bit overwhelmed with the potential outcomes. But how will you decide which keyword to focus on?

Finding out about keyword research can enable you to get an idea which words your site is as of now positioning for and which ones searchers are using to discover your site. You can also find keywords based on relevance, level of competition and volume of search.

The more that you analyze your website and discover patterns keywords, the easier and quicker it will be to identify keywords that will target the right audience that is looking to buy your product or services and thus converted from traffic to your clients.

5. The complexity of SEO.

You will be a little bit surprised if someone tells you that there are more than 200 factors that the Google analyze when ranking a website. How one can tackle all these factors?

This complexity of SEO is enough to frighten off business owners who would prefer not to waste the time and energy to manage everything. Or on the other hand, they may go the other way and start to focus on a single ranking factor. Some entrepreneurs or business owners are content with finding out about SEO and implementing a couple of fundamental SEO activities for their sites. This is a start; however, the full power and capability of SEO will never be completely realized.

Search engine optimization takes time, money and sincere efforts. The scares that SEO is excessively technical, complex, and gimmicky are common delusions among people new to SEO. The more you learn about SEO yourself, you’ll more comfortable and confident to do your own SEO or work closely with any digital marketing agency.

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Top Five Keywords Research Tools

SEO or search engine optimization is all about keyword research and finding the optimum keywords to get search engines to place your web pages in front of your potential customers. Assuming you have a quality product and are giving quality content to those who subsequently visit your site, then by following this quick guide you should be able to start finding the best ways to find the keywords that are critical to succeed with your website.

There are two main two types of keyword research tool that can help with your overall web strategy that uses the seed keywords to find profitable keywords and the competitor based keyword research which finds proven keywords from other similar sites to drive your traffic.

The five best tools for SEO are below:

The Google Keyword Planner tool is the first on the list because it is one of the best and most commonly used keyword research tools available. One of the main reasons it’s so popular is that it is free and also, it is directly integrated with Google AdWords.

You can create your AdWords Account for free and then start using this Google Keyword Planner Research Tool which has all the information on Google the largest search engine.

This is the best for people who are just starting out and the early stages of your SEO on your website.

Semrush is the number 2 choice as it is the easiest keyword research engine for bloggers. You place in your or your competitor’s URL and it will give you all the ranking keywords for that site.

It will give details on the traffic stats, search engine reports, AdSense CPC and many other details to help you manage your SEO campaign. Semrush is offering a 14 day completely free trial.

Ahrefs Keyword Explorer tool is number 3, it is one of the most popular keyword tools and uses clickstream data to show how many clicks you can get from a given keyword on the search engine. Many key words have a large amount of traffic but few clicks. It is possible to create a keyword list directly from Ahrefs dashboard with a trial of 7 days for $7 it is great value.

Long TailPro is at number four, being another very popular keyword tool. This paid tool is great for niche sites and features an amazing and very detailed keyword analysis feature as well as a competition checker which will help you to choose the right keywords to drive high quality traffic to your web page. They are also offering a $30 discount.

KW finder is number 5. This tool is totally dedicated to keyword research. Although they are very new they are one of the fastest growing SEO tool companies, mainly because they help you find the right keywords that will drive highly targeted traffic to your site. It uses a question based keyword research option to help you find long tailed keywords quickly that are related to problem solving. This type of problem solving content helps to bring quality, targeted traffic to your site and increase click rates and conversions.

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Digital Marketing Training in Mohali

The Best Digital Marketing Course in Mohali designed by Itronix Solutions.
Whether you are running a company or organization, you will always like to make it a great success saga. With the advent of the internet, social media and search engine, it is impossible to ignore the importance of Online Marketing. So, if you want to make your career a great success you need to learn the power of digital marketing. But students often get confused about seeing lots of DM Training Companies online. Having observed this confusion, Itronix Solutions has introduced Digital Marketing courses in Mohali. You can get more information about this Digital Marketing course in Mohali by visiting its official website.
Our main motto behind introducing a this Course in Mohali is to help students to learn about new the emerging technologies in India.
However, there are various courses associated with Itronix Solutions, but availing this Course in Mohali can be the best option to go with. Apart from offering complete Web Designing & Development services, also has emerged as the Best Training Institute in Mohali.
Thus, we have also begun introducing different types of Digital Marketing courses online. Our Dig Marketing course in Mohali can produce innovative results in terms of professionalism. We don’t want to make money out of granting students with an outdated digital marketing course to candidates or students. Instead, we thoroughly concentrate on introducing new innovative technology in digital marketing to our respective trainees or students.
Before taking admission, it is very important to know about trainers and their experience because a faculty is a key point which plays a major role in your development. If the trainer is well experienced, be able to solve your problems and you can get the proper guide on DM tools and strategies. There are professional experts in Itronix Solutions who serve a better service and are Google certified professionals. Actually, they know the value of money and give their best for your better career growth of their students. they is always keen about their student’s growth.
If you are searching for a Online Marketing Training in Mohali, you will always find Itronix Solutions a great choice to go with.
If you want to learn this course in Mohali, you can go through different levels to learn SEO, SMM, AdWords and other online marketing strategies. Students who are looking for a great career must join one of the Best Online branding courses online. Do you want to grab more information about digital marketing training courses? If you have any course regarding query or want to know the detailed prices and curriculum you must check their official web portal.

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How Digital Marketing Can Help Startups

There is the quantity of Digital sponsors working day in and out to offer move to brands or new organizations identified with them. This consolidates promoting your meander on various social stages, headway of your webpage as demonstrated by web look devices. There is the quantity of old promoting strategies which associations have been following since quite a while, be that as it may, with the advanced time of digitalization things have changed an extraordinary arrangement so we have to change our methods too. Read on to get some answers concerning the need for Digital Marketing for your startup.

# Raising the brand Identity

With Digital Marketing you not simply involvement with the progression of your thing or organizations yet, what’s more, gives them trust on your picture. At the point when people have started making trust, they will place assets in you. This will develop your image picture.

#Social Media Awareness

By and by nearly everyone over the globe is slanted to electronic long range informal communication, Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or some other web-based systems administration organize. The quantity of associations has started affecting their clients by means of online systems administration media. Facebook and Instagram are starting at now filling in as the best advancing stage. All the more unfaltering your picture is by means of online systems administration media, the quantity of clients you will have.

#Increment in lead age

Since you currently have a stronghold tight the clients by means of online systems administration media they will consistently get your updates starting there and would change over into leads as you presumably know this is to some degree elevating began to show some person a comparable thing, again and again, that too with number of choices, they will add to you.

#Reputation Management

Much the same as you, everyone relies upon Google, clients explore on Google before getting it from somewhere. Moreover, accept you are top connections then you will get a trust of customers. That yes if the association is portrayed on the best, by then it will be more disposed to be substantial. In any case, you know the mystery behind it I.e situating on Google is out and out is a direct result of Digital Marketing techniques. I was always associated with Digital Marketing. By and by it’s your swing to endeavor it and help your self in updating your business. So settle your Organization’s belt with Digital Marketing, Make new techniques and welcome the results of advancement.

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Know the Basics That How SEO Works

SEO is widely preferred by most of the businesses to make their business progress faster and taking it to the next level. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization which can help a business to boost traffic on their website. SpeedRankSeo is an SEO company offering an affordable solution to fulfill the need of most of the businesses.

If you have a business and you want to take it to the next level by getting more awareness in the market, then an online website and an SEO company can help. The most asked question all around is that how SEO works? Well, you can understand this by various methods. There are so many things but below mentioned are facts to give you the overview of SEO.

1. Making a Website

As your business has a foundation and the same goes for brands having outlets. They are just making your business get more visibility. But, if you are willing to get more brand awareness, then a website is definitely the suitable one. If you hire an SEO company, then it will help you with the website and maintenance work for the first thing. A well optimized website is not the major thing. Getting more traffic is the important part that you should be focusing on.

2. Backlinking

The backlinking is widely preferred by a business to boost the traffic on a website, and it can help you out in many ways. With an SEO company, you will be getting more traffic and how it works is to connect your website to other websites with more traffic. Social media presence is maintained, and you have to manage all the profiles. Most of the SEO companies will be outsourcing few things like content for backlinking pages, graphical work, website design and a few more. As everything will be done, the next thing is to optimize it properly.

3. Ranking in Google Search

SEO strategy is all about ranking in Google Search, and it is really the hardest thing for sure. A good company has a team to ensure good links and ripping off all the bad links that are making your website lag. There will be many keywords on your webpage and the more traffic you will get then the more your website will get better.

It is all about ranking, but if you are not getting much traffic, then there can be many reasons. One of the common reasons is poorly optimized web page. Even if your website has content that is copied from somewhere, then Google won’t rank it in any condition. On the other hand, you should take care of the fact that Search Engine doesn’t rank adult, gambling and such other websites that are not good for everyone.

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Importance of XML Sitemap in SEO

It is important to understand what XML Sitemap is and why significance it has for SEO. The website is considered as the house and the pages of the site are considered as the rooms of the house. The XML Sitemap is like a blueprint of the house or the Map of the House. It works as the sitemap of the so-called house and the web pages as its rooms. It helps Google to make it easy for the proverbial home inspector for the web-enabling it to rapidly and effortlessly discover all the rooms within your house. It is significant and plays an important role in SEO because the sitemaps help to make it at ease for Google to catch your site’s pages. It is very important as Google gives ranking to the web pages also not merely websites.

There is no disadvantage and drawback at all of using the Sitemap and it helps in improving the SEO of your website, therefore, they are highly advocated and recommend to be used.

Sitemap.xml file is particularly and especially important in cases of:

All the websites and its pages are fashioned dynamically especially on e-commerce sites and financial sites.

It has been observed that in case the site is not well-structured it will not generate well-linked or internal links. Many of the sites have got fewer external links or are a new or newly developed site just started “live”.

In case of large or the heavy sites, they are many archived contents and they may not be well-linked and well-connected.

Other XML Sitemap Properties and Considerations

XML Sitemap Configuration and Formatting:

the content management systems of the websites provide the facility to inevitably generate an XML Sitemap. In case, one uses these programs or in other words an auto-XML Sitemap generator, it is important to ensure that the output remains in the desired and correct format and is also error-free. E.g. Google lays down the guidelines and requires all XML Sitemaps are in compliance and adherence to the specific protocol or the Sitemap Protocol. For the purpose of Sitemap Verification, after a generation or the creation of the XML Sitemap and needs to be uploaded to the web server, you will be looking for the search engines. Google enables and makes its easier with the help of

Google Webmaster Tools. One needs to ensure that the Sitemaps are in the appropriate and correct format and are properly uploaded on the web server before verifying the attempt to upload.

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