Wednesday, August 31, 2016

205 SEO Hints: 10 At A Time Part 5

Links links and more links! But do they do you any good? Here we are at part 5.
Today’s list of 10 are yours to not just take care of but be on guard that they don’t disappear on you. Yes links do disappear and become a deterent to page ranking.

40. Broken Links: Having 1 broken like is bad enough but having too many broken links on a page may be a sign of a neglected or abandoned site. You need to check who your linking to every once in a while. The Google Rater Guidelines Document uses broken links as one was to assess a homepage’s quality. Be vigulent its your site, not your linking partners.

41. Reading Level: There’s no doubt that Google estimates the reading level of webpages. In fact, Google used to give you reading level stats: But what they do with that information is up for debate. Some say that a basic reading level (sadly 3
rd grade) will help you rank better because it will appeal to the masses. But others (like myself) strive for a higher level to get a more educated client.  A lower language level will also rank your site and associate you to a basic reading level with content mills like Ezine Articles.

42. Affiliate Links: Affiliate links themselves probably won’t hurt your rankings. But if you have too many, Google’s algorithm may pay closer attention to the quality of those links to make sure you’re not a “thin affiliate site”.

43. HTML errors/W3C validation: Lots of HTML errors or sloppy coding may be a sign of a poor quality site. While controversial, many in SEO think that WC3 validation is a weak quality signal. ( )
44. Page Host’s Domain Authority: All things being equal, a page on an authoritative domain will rank higher than a page on a domain with less authority. That is sort of common sense but needs to be said.

45. Page’s PageRank: Not perfectly correlated. But in general higher PR pages tend to rank better than low PR pages.

46. URL Length: Search Engine Journal notes that excessively long URLs may hurt search visibility.
47. URL Path: A page closer to the homepage may get a slight authority boost. Set up your page order to make best possible use of the content.

48. Human Editors: Although never confirmed, Google has filed a patent for a system that allows human editors to influence the SERPs. OMG yes real people do sometimes get involved.

49. Page Category: The category the page appears on is a relevancy signal. A page that’s part of a closely related category should get a relevancy boost compared to a page that’s filed under an unrelated or less related category. Yes the company your site keeps matters.

Larson Notes & Satire: 
This is all stuff you can do and be checking MONTHLY. If you don’t want to get a hold of me and I can do it for you.
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Howard Larson
Larson & Associates
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