Now you can use two more filters to refine your Google Alerts by language or region. You can select all regions or languages or you can be specific and specify one language or region. You cannot currently select a specific array of regions or languages; it is either all or one. This new feature is what all local SEOs need!
The Olympics are over; however we are sure the Olympic motto “Faster! Higher! Stronger!” should be a motto of your website promotion during the whole year.
How to Win a Ranking Race and Sidestep Your Rivals
1. Make your site Faster!
On the web today, speed means quality. Visitors and search engines love sites that load quickly, have no broken links and missing images and have no filthy redirects and black hat spammy techniques. Site usability problems decrease visitor satisfaction, conversion rates and also have a direct impact on your rankings in Google.
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Our Support Angels were asked an interesting question recently: can low quality but absolutely organic links ruin SEO and decrease rankings.
To answer the question we should first understand what is the difference between “low quality” and “low authority” backlinks.
Low quality links are the links that can ruin rankings. These links are usually created to manipulate search engine results and can’t be called organic. These links are usually created for search engines, not human searchers and are placed on sites no real people visit. These links can and probably will hurt your rankings if the majority of your backlinks are low quality.
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In a recent video Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, said that you can use the disavow tool even if you do not see that Google team members have given you a “manual action” in your Google Webmaster Tools.
When to Use the Google Disavow Tool
- You, in the past, conducted bad SEO or hired a bad SEO who built bad links to your site and you can’t get those links removed.
- Your rankings dropped and you think the Google Penguin algorithm caused this drop.
- You noticed a link bomb attack and are afraid it might hurt your site.
- There are links to your site that you do not want to be associated with.
- Your site seems to have been hit by negative SEO.
The toxic link problem has been a scourge of modern SEO since the first Google Penguin update. Finally there is a tool that helps to investigate all your backlinks and identifies the ones that may hurt your rankings. We have powered the updated Web CEO Backlink Quality Checker with comprehensive Ahrefs data and backed it up with a special toxicity formula.