Issues with Website Content That Can Affect Your Search Engine Ranking

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Issues with Website Content That Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings A reliable provider of SEO services offers SEO packages in New York to optimize your website and remove any content issues that may be present. Google is the king of search engines and Google’s algorithms are always evolving to deliver useful and relevant information to users. Modern consumers view the internet as an integral part of their shopping experience. Regardless of whether they buy online or in person they use the internet to learn more about the products and businesses available. Therefore it is important for businesses to invest in search engine optimization and choose from convenient SEO content writing packages to improve targeted traffic to their websites. Search engine optimization is a strategy that encompasses nearly all aspects of building a website and content development. Proper optimization of the website with relevant content ensures an outstanding user experience for the consumers and it also helps to build trust in the company. The main goal of SEO is to demonstrate the business’ value to search engines. When the search engine realizes your value your pages will rank highly for queries relevant to your content. The importance of SEO comes from its

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ability to help customers find you easily. The search engine spiders look for key bits of information that signal to them the topics and value of the content on each web page. They crawl over the content and put out valuable content to users searching for it. Once your website becomes established you have to update it or come up with new content ideas for more traffic. When writing content make sure that you have a relevant idea and ensure that you stay on the topic. To know what is popular among your audience use keywords to find which content is most shared and analyze them. Observe what content format works and use accordingly. There are many ways to improve your SEO however people often ignore the content issues that can harm your SEO ranking. It is important to consider these factors to prevent your website from being ignored or relegated and to ensure better SEO ranking. Following are some of the factors that can harm your website. Using too few or too many keywords: Keyword optimized content is an essential SEO strategy because it narrows down the search results quickly. Too much or too less use of keywords in your content can affect your SEO ranking and traffic. Keyword stuffing and overuse of keywords are strategies adopted with the hope of optimizing and attracting more users. But Google penalizes those websites with keyword stuffed content. Using the wrong keyword: Just like over stuffing your content using wrong keywords can also sabotage your SEO. To attract the right users to your website it is important to understand the nuance behind each keyword. Lack of mobile friendliness: This is the era of smartphones and consumers often use mobiles to perform searches. So it is important for businesses to have mobile optimized websites and they should also think about the readability of the content. So if you design your website only for desktop users then you will lose many potential customers who may struggle to navigate your site via their phones and tablets. Moreover Google focuses on providing optimum customer experience with easy to access and informative content through mobile devices. Problems with copyright: Today incorporating different forms of media in your site blog etc. is important. Visual media has been shown to help users remember the information and content they view as well as compel them to spend more time with the content. The internet is filled with images videos songs etc and other content that is sometimes vague in terms of who is to be credited for it. However violation of copyright intentionally or unknowingly can harm your SEO ranking. To avoid copyright issues use Google’s Transparency tool. If you plug in your URL

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it will show you any complaints that individuals/companies may have made against you for copyright violations and you can get it fixed. If your SEO ranking falls due to copyright problems then stick to fair- use media option. Poor engagement from customers: Customer engagement is an essential element for any website and low engagement can lead to poor SEO ranking. Low engagement could be due to low site speed. If your site’s loading speed is low then consumers will tend to move on to other informative content. Another reason for poor engagement is filling your website with ads. Consumers dislike overwhelming use of ads and Google will penalize you for overusing them. Irrelevant content: Users always look for relevant and informative content. If you are unable to produce unique content on a topic the quality of your site will suffer. Google is not in favour of those websites that post repetitive and basic content and this can impact your SEO ranking. Content that is automatically generated: Auto generated content comprise content that is made up of paragraphs with keywords which do not make any sense. According to Google this type of content includes but is not limited to “text that makes no sense to the reader but which may contain search keywords text translated by an automated tool without human review or curation before publishing text generated through automated processes such as Markov chains text generated using automated synonymizing or obfuscation techniques text generated from scraping Atom/RSS feeds or search results stitching or combining content from different web pages without adding sufficient value.” Doorway pages: A doorway page is a website that is created to rank higher for particular search queries. But these pages lead to similar pages in search results that will take the user to the same destination. It may lead users to an intermediate page that is not useful. Examples of doorway pages are pages that are made to channel users to relevant parts of your website having more than one domain name that targets specific regions that will funnel into one page and similar pages that are very close in search results. Affiliate programs: The affiliate websites contain product descriptions that are used throughout the affiliate network. Due to this websites that only have content from affiliate networks will not perform well in Googles search engine rankings. This is because the content is not unique and does not differentiate itself well enough from content that are from other websites on the internet. Google sees that these websites without much depth dont provide much value to users and will not give them priority rankings. A good affiliate adds value by providing their own

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reviews of products ratings and comparisons. Below are some tips to know if you are adding value by participating in an affiliate program: ▪ Check whether your content is able to create a community of visitors and build loyal readers who are passionate about your content. ▪ Update your content with relevant topics ▪ When choosing an affiliate program choose a program that is made up of products that are appropriate for your target audience. Hidden text and links: Hiding content and links within the content for manipulating search ranking is a violation of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. You hide text by putting it behind an image or using a font size 0 putting white text behind white background hiding a link through the use of one character as the link and positioning text to appear off-screen. It is possible to see if your own site contains any hidden text or links by looking for anything that cant be easily seen by those who visit your site. However not all text that are hidden are misleading some of it may improve overall accessibility. Taking scraped content: Content that has been taken from reputable sources with the objective of increasing the volume of pages will not provide value to your users and the information in the content will not be unique or useful. This can be classified as copyright infringement. Scraping includes content that is copied from other sites and modified slightly and republished sites that produce content feeds from various sites and dont provide any unique benefits to the user content that is republished without adding any new content or value sites that embed content like videos or images from other sites and dont add value to the user. Cloaking: This is a process where the users are presented with various URLs or content than what is presented to search engines. This is a violation of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines because it provides users different results from what they are looking for. This is where search engines see a page full of HTML whereas users are shown a page full of images or Flash where a keyword is included in a page only when a search engine is requesting the page and not included when a human is requesting for the same page. Pages with malicious behavior: This is an act of providing products or content on a website that behave in a different way than what the user expects. This is also considered as a violation of Google Webmaster Guidelines. Malicious behavior also includes downloading or activating files without their consent. This act is regarded as disobeying Google’s Unwanted Software Policy.

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Google aims at providing users search results that are relevant to their queries but will also keep their computer safe. Writing short content: Writing short-form content is very easy faster and less time-consuming. But it generates lower ranks when compared to long-form content. Writing longer good quality content is good for your SEO strategy. All of the above-mentioned factors can affect a website’s SEO ranking. However there are many tips and tricks to fix these issues and a reliable provider of SEO services can help you with this. You can choose from convenient and affordable SEO packages in New York. Experienced service providers can optimize your website with relevant keywords and content that will earn you more traffic and higher search engine ranking. They also make your website user-friendly as well as search- engine friendly which is the prime requirement today. 631 494-3324

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