(not provided) – The Alternative Path to Organic Keyword Data

(not provided) – The Alternative Path to Organic Keyword Data

As a direct result of Google switching to a secure connection (https) and encrypting user searches, we have been witnessing how an increasing amount of keyword data in Google Analytics fell under the (not provided) category. While in November 2011 about 12% of search queries were 'not provided', the percentage rose to 50% by August 2013, 80% by December 2013 and is closing in on 100%. (source: http://www.notprovidedcount.com/) Slowly, we reached the moment we were so terrified of, that moment when search data no longer made it back to us, creating (12 comments)

What Is Google Hummingbird and How to Prepare for a Big Google Change

What Is Google Hummingbird and How to Prepare for a Big Google Change

SEO is one of those industries that is based on data, experience and assumptions. For example, when Google launched the Google Panda update, we made so many assumptions, and many people gave up on trying to recover their sites from Panda penalties.  Many bloggers, myself included, worked to fix the penalty damage and recovered completely. Google later launched the Google Penguin algorithm which was targeted to dismiss useless backlinks and penalize websites using shady methods to build thousands of links. Soon Google realized that they had given birth (19 comments)

10 Amazing Tools to Enhance Your International SEO Process

10 Amazing Tools to Enhance Your International SEO Process

Sometimes I was asked or I found myself asking these questions to me regarding International SEO process. Actually, SEO processes are very easy, straight forward and can be easily answered through the help of some tools. There are many tools to support you in the journey of blogging world, like targeting international audience, promoting and optimizing your websites, identifying your potentials, measuring international traffic, achieving international popularity with my list on tools to advance the International SEO process. When we start a website, (3 comments)

How to Build Up a Clean Link Profile and Increase Your Rankings

How to Build Up a Clean Link Profile and Increase Your Rankings

Search engine optimization is not as easy today as it was before. With Google employing intelligent algorithms to filter and penalise bad links and potential spam, every webmaster's top priority should now be to ensure that their website has a clean link profile. You definitely don't want to be in danger of being de-indexed by Google, as a penalty for containing high-risk back-links. But you might ask yourself: where is exactly the line between a good and a bad link profile? Read: What is back link & How to Start getting links for your (16 comments)

Top 50 SEO Tools For Webmasters to Fight Against Google Updates

Top 50 SEO Tools For Webmasters to Fight Against Google Updates

Google's structural official position on internet retrieves the best practices for webmasters that hasn't changed much more over the past years. Really Google brings a little change but its impact on overall internet scatters out rapidly and to the webmasters it poses a great role. Everyday webmasters look forward to newly releasing algorithm updates which are now one of the major concerns on discussion board. First Panda on February 23, 2011 rolled out and affected around 6% of the search results worldwide. The updates continued till April 19, 2012 on (4 comments)