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Tips & Tutorials to Improve your SEO

Use our guides in combination with Semrush and WordPress, Squarepsace, or any other type of website.

What are No-Follow Links and Why You Should Use Them?

 

‍Google crawls the web regularly in order to create its index. It follows links between different pages and indexes them so that they can be...

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How to Find the Most Important Metrics in Google Analytics

What are the most important metrics in Google Analytics? 

This tutorial explains how & where to find the...

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Instructions: Title & Tag Worksheet

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Step #1: follow the link until you are looking at a screen like this. This is the worksheet, the first thing you'll notice is that...

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How to exclude your own visits from Google Analytics google analytics

This is a quick tutorial to show you how to block your own visits from Google Analytics.

The first step is to log in to Google Analytics. If you have...

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[Podcast] The Google Spam Team podcast

Podcast Episode 23: How the Google Spam Team determines rankings. Listen to the full episode about SEO for Photographers at...

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How to Use the Removal Tool in Google Search Console google search console

Every once in a while, you might have a situation where you want to take a web page out of Google. This is one such instance, I have a couple pages on my own...

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[Podcast] Search Engine Marketing vs Advertising podcast

Episode 22: The difference between search engine marketing and search engine advertising. (PPC) Listen to the full episode about SEO for...

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How to Add Image Alt Tags in Squarespace squarespace

How to add alt text to an image in your Squarespace website.

First, jump into "edit mode" and double click on the image where you want to add alt...

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[Podcast] Starting from Scratch podcast

Podcast Episode 21: What to do when (re)Launching your Website. Listen to the full episode about SEO for Photographers at...

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How to Connect Google Analytics to Squarespace google analytics squarespace

Let's see how to connect an existing Google Analytics account to a Squarespace website. 

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How to add an existing Google Analytics...

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[Podcast] Let's Fix the Reason You're Not Blogging podcast

Most of us struggle with blogging. We often end up with a backlog of ideas and never actually implement them. With a tiny amount of effort, we can schedule a...

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[Podcast] Get More Leads from Your Existing Traffic podcast

Traffic is an important metric for your website. It shows how well a website is doing in terms of attracting visitors and converting them into customers....

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How to Add Users to Google Analytics google analytics

Let's add a user to our Google Analytics account. So this is a fairly simple, fairly common thing to do if you've never done it before. It was going to be...

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[Podcast] How to Publish Hidden Web Pages podcast

If you own a website, you should be aware of the dangers of having your secret pages indexed by Google. You might have some pages on your site that are not...

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How to Perform Competitor Analysis in SEMRush

The next time you’re struggling to improve your rankings in search engines, understand it’s not just about keywords and phrases, but who...

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[Podcast] How to Create Blogs that People Actually Want to Read podcast

Rather than trying to brainstorm and write "articles", it's often helpful to think about blogging as creating a "resource" for your audience. Thinking this...

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Add Google Analytics to WordPress (Plugins vs Manual) google analytics wordpress

Fortunately, there are several methods available for adding Google Analytics to WordPress. The techniques are fairly simple and can prove useful in a variety...

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[Podcast] Common SEO Challenges, Expectations & Misconceptions podcast

SEO can be difficult if you want your website to rank higher in search engine results. In order to generate traffic, you must think outside the box and...

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What's the Best SEO Tool?

SEMrush vs Moz vs Ahrefs
Moz, SEMrush & Ahrefs are the top 3 SEO tools available. After 15 years of using them, I explain the reasons to use (or not use)...

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How to Create Goals in Google Analytics google analytics

Create a new goal

Navigate to your goals:

  1. Sign in to Google Analytics.

  2. Click Admin, and navigate to the desired view.

  3. In the VIEW...

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How to use Google Analytics with Squarespace google analytics squarespace

Add Google Analytics tracking ID to your Squarespace website.

To connect Google Analytics to your site, you need a Universal Analytics tracking ID. See ...

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Semrush Demo > Live Onsite SEO Review

Today we're using the SEM Site Audit Tool to review the SEO for a Squarespace website. 

Video Transcript - Meredith: [00:00] Oh, that's so awesome....

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Improve Local Rankings with Whitespark

What is Whitespark and What Does It Do?

I mentioned in the podcast Whitespark and how Whitespark can help build your local listing so you have a better...
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