How to Write a Perfect Meta Description

How to Write a Perfect Meta Description

Regretfully, meta descriptions are often a less-loved stepchild of the SEO world. And while that analogy may seem a little brash, we jump to these extremes because, with a relatively little effort, updates to missing or poorly-optimized meta descriptions can often lead to positive change for your website. Let’s discuss how to write a meta description further, beginning first with a few basics and then transitioning into a few best practices and useful tools: Meta Description Definition A meta description…

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The Technical SEO Checklist – What Really Matters?

The Technical SEO Checklist – What Really Matters?

Technical SEO issues can often get in the way of you leveraging the ranking and traffic potential of content campaigns. So it makes sense for you to make sure all of the technical problems are found and addressed before you start with creating and optimizing content and on-page elements. You can use this technical SEO checklist to make sure your technical SEO is solid before moving on to the “left brain” stuff. Google Search Console (GSC) Trying to do technical…

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New Google Posts Feature in Google My Business [Case Study]

New Google Posts Feature in Google My Business [Case Study]

Google Posts went live recently for most Google My Business (GMB) customers. It enables businesses on GMB to instantly share info and a link to whatever page they’d like, right in the Knowledge Pane, on Google Search and Google Maps. These localized Page 1 search result inclusions show up instantly, are highly targeted, and can be shared socially across Facebook, Twitter, G+ and email. Here at Volume Nine, we were excited to try this new feature out with one of…

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301 vs. 302 Redirects: When to Use Them

301 vs. 302 Redirects: When to Use Them

You probably already know that proper redirection can make or break a site’s SEO, especially during migrations. You also probably know that there are different types of redirects available to use. But how do you know which one is appropriate? The Difference Between 301 and 302 Redirects Either SEOs aren’t very creative or they just really want to make things as straightforward as possible with their naming conventions. A 301 redirect (a.k.a. a 301 Permanent Redirect) is just as it…

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9 Great Call To Action Examples for B2C Marketing

9 Great Call To Action Examples for B2C Marketing

Including calls to action (CTAs) on your website and blog is essential in driving users down the funnel to a sale. An effective CTA (call to action) can vary from page to page and also from platform to platform. In this article, we’ll take a look at some great real-life call to action examples and note tips and tricks for maximizing these actions, as well as how you can use tools to test and pick winning CTAs. 1.Tesla covers all…

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What Role Does CTR Play in SEO?

What Role Does CTR Play in SEO?

One of the many debates within the SEO space is whether clickthrough rate, or CTR, affects search results. At first glance, the importance of CTR in SEO seems obvious. After all, CTR measures the number of people who click on a search result and search engines want to show people the most relevant results. Wouldn’t the most relevant search results be the ones people click on the most? However, the answer is not that simple, hence: the debate on the…

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The Essential Guide to Image Optimization for SEO

The Essential Guide to Image Optimization for SEO

When you hear the term “search engine optimization”, you may think of content optimized with keywords or page indexes. However, there is one often-overlooked factor that contributes to your site’s rankings – images. There are many parts of SEO image optimization that you should consider so that your images and related content show up on the first page of search results. Here is a breakdown of what high-level things you need to be aware of to start maximizing your image…

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Site For Mobile

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Site For Mobile

A responsive site is mobile-friendly, but if you want to generate quality leads, your mobile design must consider the way users move around your site. As more and more brands invest in switching to a mobile-friendly experience, here are the most common mobile UX issues that we’ve seen this year. Avoiding these mistakes when designing for mobile will help to improve your visitor’s experience on the site. 1. Obtrusive marketing pop-ups on mobile Pop-up lead capture forms and email sign-ups…

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7 Ways To Speed Up Your Website

7 Ways To Speed Up Your Website

As technology has made access to websites faster and more reliable, users don’t have as much patience as they once did. When a page loads too slowly, they’re likely to move on. A fast website creates a positive experience and increases the chances that a user will stay on your site and return later. It can also boost your search engine rankings, as Google takes loading speed into account when determining page rankings. When building or modifying your website, you…

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Should You Put Your Blog in a Subdirectory or Subdomain?

Should You Put Your Blog in a Subdirectory or Subdomain?

Among Internet marketers, a hotly debated topic is whether you should use a subdirectory or a subdomain for your blog. Though search engines have not provided a definitive answer, Google has hinted that their algorithm shows no preference between the two methods. However, evidence has repeatedly shown that subdirectories work better for SEO purposes. Here’s why: What are subdomains and subdirectories? URL Structures: A blog hosted on a subdirectory would have a URL such as www.v9seo.com/blog. Conversely, a blog on…

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