Shutting Down Amazon Alexa SEO Tools

Alexa.com announced that it would end its marketing services after 25 years. Founded in 1996, Alexa was later acquired by Amazon in 1999. It was initially known for providing rankings based on measured traffic via a toolbar, but Alexa…

11 Best Free SEO Tools Online

You can find hundreds of free SEO tools online to help you increase your website's productivity, increase traffic, and rank your business higher in search results. These tools are essential to add to your SEO toolbox for best results.…

The 5 Best Google SEO Tools

Google offers a constantly updated suite of tools that are useful for SEO.These tools help publishers understand why a page is underperforming and guide them with specific tips to improve web page performance in an effort to rank…

Why hyperlinks are attacked

Update: This blog post has been updated to reflect the April 15, 2021 decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Lokhova vs. Halper. Hyperlinks are an essential part of online journalism. Whether…

Google discusses natural backlinks

During a meeting during Google SEO office hours, someone asked John Mueller to explain what Google means by quality backlinks. John offered a recommendation on how to approach the problem of attracting natural backlinks.What are…

Essential SEO Backlink Hacking Tips

Brian WallaceFounder @NowSourcing. Contributor @ Hackernoon, Advisor @GoogleSmallBiz, Podcaster, infographicsSEOs agree that although there are a lot of ranking signals for modern search engines and links are not dead. SEMRush lists…

How important are backlinks for SEO?

This week Ask an SEO the questions come from Deepinder in Toronto who asked: "1. I've worked on multiple projects. I've seen websites with 1,000 backlinks beat websites with 100,000 backlinks. And the same 1,000 backlinks site beaten by a…

3 things you need to know

Anchor text is a hotly debated topic among SEO professionals. "Exact matches are the best!" "Never get an exact match unless you take advantage of Google's penalties!" "Natural all the way." Unfortunately, none of these feelings are…

The Key to Business Link Building

Organizations that have substantial brand equity, or are working to build it, will have a goldmine of untapped linking opportunities scattered across a blog, influencer, and news sites. While good PR teams are great at getting their company…