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How To Rank No.1 With Googles New Hummingbird Algorithim


How I ranked at the top of Google… On accident.

Why new marketers shouldn’t be afraid of Hummingbird.





Hummingbird…

If you’re new to online marketing, you might have read quite a few anecdotes of how Google has ruined search with their latest update, Hummingbird. Black and white hat marketing forums were littered with stories of how their keyword packed pages that were once reigning the top of Google search are now in the dark abyss (read: second page of search results).

This was because Googlers got smarter. On an average, people were typing more words into their Google search results. People are no longer writing vague, short-tail keyword terms to find their desired information. They’re now writing keyphrases. Keyphrases have been what replaced keywords.


For example, if I were selling low-priced blankets (I’m writing in bed right now) I would want any customer who searched “Where to buy the cheapest blanket?” to see me immediately. This is what would be known as long-tail keywords in the old days. Essentially multiple keywords that people are less likely to type into search. While long-tail keywords were less competitive and can convert better because they’re more precise, they were also searched significantly less. Now these are keyphrases, and they just became a whole lot prettier.
 

My Story


I recently began a new startup. I admit, when I was first was thinking of writing the copy for the site, I was still under the old ways. The days of keyword density, blindly typing keywords and sifting through the results that Google returns for you in hopes that you can find a word that isn’t competitive but is also sought after. Fortunately, the Google keyword search tool is dead. If you are an old marketer, you probably read that last sentence and wanted to punch me in the face. I get it, but hear me out. With the Google keyword tool dead, this allowed me to write freely. Instead of having a specific keyword in my head to cram a million times into the <h1> and <title> tags, I stepped back and put myself in the shoes of my target customer.


When you fully understand who you are delivering value to, you’re able to deliver even more value without even thinking about it. Writing with keywords in mind can greatly dilute the quality of the content you are writing. With keyword density no longer being as an intense focus, I was able to write copy material that strictly delivered value. Something I like about the Hummingbird changes is that the keyphrases you type aren’t so strict. You can use synonyms and they will still add to your SEO score.





Within a few weeks, our site ranked at the front page for some relatively competitive search results. A few weeks more, we were at the very top search result for our targeted keyphrase in mind. Now, it’s hard to find a variation of even the most short-tail searches relevant to our industry without us being on the front page.

So what happened?
If ranking at the top of Google is as easy I just made it sound, then everyone would be able to do it. Well with some things changing, some stayed the same as well. What stayed the same was that Google still has to find a way to trust your site and make sure it consistently delivers high-quality content. It does this primarily in the form of linkbuilding and providing outbound links. After we were done creating our site and optimizing it for conversions, I started posting on high-traffic sites and using my charm to get blog writers to write about us.


This is where getting inbound traffic from sites like Facebook, Reddit, Pinterest, and such help a lot. These are heavily trusted sites in Google, and if users are matriculating to your site from these sites and spending quality time there, then this will boost your SEO score. In our case, our main driver to get us to rank high on competitive keywords was Reddit. We ran a series of promotional events and just really drove customer engagement on there which often led to users heading to our site. We have had less than ten Reddit posts and more than half of them hit the front page of our targeted subreddit. I actually have an anatomical structure to a successful front-page Reddit post, but that piece will come another day.


Bloggers, these people are your key to the top of the rankings. A while back I watched a
Fireside Chat with Airbnb Co-Founder, Brian Chesky and he mentioned how he started getting press for Airbnb. It was quite brilliant. He started by e-mailing bloggers with barely any readers who would have a higher chance of writing about him. They usually would and link back to his site. He would then write to bloggers with more readers. They would screen Airbnb by Googling them and seeing if they were actually legitimate. Eventually this process was repeated until the local CNN picked them up. While every step of this was great press for Airbnb, it also built their linkbuilding repertoire and SEO ranking because eventually more trusted and high-traffic sites started writing about them and linking back to their site. In my case, I copied this EXACTLY and it is one of the most important things I recommend to everyone I work and consult with.


I added to the blog fuel by writing blogs of my own. Pretty much all of the ones I’ve written so far for this company haven’t generated much traffic, but I got lucky on one. I wrote a juvenalian satire on a highly controversial news article written attacking the industry I am in. My post was a direct attack written for humor and gathered nearly 20,000 unique visitors on our site for two days. It remains one of the most upvoted posts on the targeted subreddit to this day. As you would imagine, this helped our SEO ranking quite significantly. My lesson for blogging, you don’t need to write everyday or all the time. You just need to write posts that are high-quality. In a parallel, would you rather watch a mediocre Game of Thrones episode every day of the week or one absolutely amazing episode once a week?


Lesson Learned

If you’re new to marketing, you’re at an advantage. You’re not plagued by all the previous thinking of altered keyword filled copy. You’re in marketing’s purest form. Just write to deliver value. I recently read something that greatly defined all of Google’s new changes which I think summarizes how SEO is done.


“You’ve gotta give to get.”




 Medium                                                    @willietran

Keys to Understanding Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

3 Keys To Understanding Your SEO Needs


Many businesses know they need search engine optimization, but they don't know much more beyond that. Columnist Casie Gillette has tips for determining the specifics.



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If you’re a provider of search engine optimization (SEO) services, you’ve undoubtedly heard the following:


“I know I need SEO, but I don’t know exactly what I need.”


If you aren’t an SEO vendor, you may have found yourself saying just that at one time or another.
Businesses have slowly but surely begun to realize the value of search engine optimization, and consequently, the demand for SEO services has increased. However, it’s important to understand what you hope to gain from an SEO program before you embark on one.


After all, SEO can involve a lot of different things: technical audits, on-page content recommendations, conversion optimization recommendations, blog posts, link building programs, etc. It could also be priced in any number of ways dependent on how many of those things are included and to what extent. You’ll want to make sure that, when scoping out a program or vetting a vendor, you know what it is you should be looking for.


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Below, I’ve identified three key factors to consider when evaluating your SEO needs:


1. Business Goals



When thinking about any program, your business goals should always come first. In fact, when businesses come to us asking only about traffic and rankings, we try to push them towards what really matters – their overall goals (and, of course, sales)!
As noted above, an SEO program could involve a number of things. By understanding what your overall business goals are, you can determine which SEO services would best fit your needs. Do you want to increase conversions? Build brand or product awareness? Gain visibility locally? Fix a Google penalty? Each of these will require a different SEO strategy.


2. Existing Performance



Another factor that must be considered is the existing performance of your site. When we are assessing potential clients, we look at their analytics data to provide us traffic numbers and conversion numbers over time. We need to understand what we are up against and/or what we have to work with.


Take, for example, Client A:


Client A came to us a year ago with a site that had been on a downward trend for 12 months. In order to get the site back on track and moving in a positive direction, we knew it would require a lot of work and a lot of time on our part. In turn, we created a pretty hefty proposal that included quite a bit of on-site work and off-site work. Thankfully the client understood their position and was on board.

Take a look at how your site has performed over the past couple years. Look at traffic trends, conversion trends, and any other pieces of data in analytics that will help you understand what your site needs. This will also help you figure out what type of budget you may have to put together. If you’re fighting a negative trend, you are going to need a more in-depth program.


3. Resource Constraints



Know where you need help. One of my biggest frustrations with any client is when they tell us they have plenty of resources, yet when the program starts, there is suddenly no one there to do what we need them to do.


Just be realistic. 


If you know where you are lacking, you can start to figure out how an SEO provider can fill in the gaps. For example, if you know that you need content on the site but you don’t have the internal resources to create it, you probably need to rely on your SEO vendor.


It also works the opposite way. If your SEO vendor is proposing writing content for you but you have five content writers on staff, you might just need some editorial guidance to ensure your content team is targeting the right topics and keywords to help drive traffic and conversions. A full content creation program is not needed.


Final Thoughts



Any business who is thinking of engaging in an SEO program should make sure that they have a good understanding of each of these factors going in. It will make the proposal process easier, it’ll help you find a vendor more quickly, and hopefully, it’ll help you create a successful program that helps you hit your business goals.



Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here.                                 Search Engine Land


on March 17, 2015 at 10:27 am

Google Penguin 3.0 Rollout

Google says the Thanksgiving ranking shuffle is related to the Penguin 3.0 release from six weeks ago.


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Google has confirmed with us that the shifts and changes reported throughout the industry on Thanksgiving day were a result of the Penguin 3.0 refresh that first began rolling out 6-weeks ago.
Google told us in response to what we saw on Thanksgiving day, “the Penguin rollout is ongoing, and this is just the effect of that.”


The interesting part was that Google began the rollout of Penguin 3.0 on October 17, 2014, which was 45 days ago, or over six-weeks ago. For this to still be rolling out is unusual, I would think. In addition, many sites that reported changes on that Thanksgiving, only saw recoveries. Meaning, it looked like somewhat of a reversal of the Penguin 3.0 rollout that happened in October. But the results from what happened over Thanksgiving is still unclear.


The Penguin 3.0 rollout initially impacted about 1% of queries, with this Thanksgiving occurrence, I am not sure how much of that has changed.


In any event, those of you impacted by Penguin 3.0, do let us know if you saw positive or negative changes on or after Thanksgiving Day, November 27th.
Here are dates of all Penguin releases:


  • Penguin 1.0 on April 24, 2012 (impacting ~3.1% of queries)
  • Penguin 1.1 on May 26, 2012 (impacting less than 0.1%)
  • Penguin 1.2 on October 5, 2012 (impacting ~0.3% of queries)
  • Penguin 2.0 on May 22, 2013 (impacting 2.3% of queries)
  • Penguin 2.1 on Oct. 4, 2013 (impacting around 1% of queries)
  • Penguin 3.0 on October 17, 2014 (impacting around 1% of queries)
on December 1, 2014 at 11:48 am  Search Engine Land




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