Why are URLs so important?

Biznology

I contend that the URL structure of the two platforms is a key reason. In particular, the semantics of the URLs plays a big part of how search engines index the content, and ultimately rank the content in their indices. Wikipedia’s URLs are organized primarily by topics.

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5 Link Shorteners to Try Besides Google URL Shortener

Hubspot

Trying to convince people to click on a long, jumbled link is almost as bad as a door-to-door salesman trying to sell people financial services. URL Shortener. Some URL shorteners even offer branded link options. url-shorterner”.

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How To Create A Short Name & Short URL In Google My Business

Pearl Digital Marketing

Google My Business has rolled out the ability to add a short name and URL to your profile for Australian businesses. Let’s take a look at what a short name and URL actually is, as well as how to set one up for your business. What Is A Short URL In Google My Business?

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Link Building Basics: Finding link opportunities

Biznology

Welcome to another installment of my link building basics series here on Biznology. In this series, we have already covered the early building blocks of a successful link building campaign – conducting a niche analysis and performing a site audit.

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How to Claim a Vanity URL for Your Google + Profile

Fathom

Chances are, if you have a Google+ profile, the URL looks like something this: https://plus.google.com/ 105943842081170260233 /posts. This URL doesn’t identify at all with your brand, and it’s certainly not optimized. Online PR/Link-Building SEO

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Link Building Basics: Tracking Results

Biznology

Hello, and welcome to the newest edition of my Link Building Basics series here on Biznology. This installment marks the conclusion of my six part series on the basics of building links. Finding link opportunities. Vetting link prospects. Link types. Naked URL.

Canonicalization 101: Everything You Need to Know About Canonical URLs

Hubspot

While many aspects of SEO are pretty straightforward -- like headings, meta descriptions, and link building -- other aspects of SEO can be a bit trickier. For example, we, humans, may think of [link] and [link] as the exact same page. When are Canonical URLs necessary?

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The Easy Guide to Broken Link Building for SEO

Single Grain

These days, finding good-quality links for SEO purposes is as challenging as it’s ever been. Not only should your links appear within the editorial content of a page, they should be naturally acquired and placed on pages that are relevant to your own website’s content. Favorite links”.

What does it take to launch a link building campaign?

Biznology

A great deal of work goes into launching a link building campaign. Before you start pursuing links, there are a number of different processes and steps you must go through to ensure success. Before you start pursuing links, you need to determine the size and scope of your campaign.

Steps to a Better Link Portfolio

Biznology

For SEO purposes, it’s important to have inbound links pointing to your website that establish relevance and trust. However, not all links are going to be valuable. A link from a website that has absolutely nothing to do with your website isn’t going to help.

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How to Create UTM Codes to Track Your URLs [UTM Builder]

Hubspot

Luckily, you can prove all of that with a few special codes added to the end of your URLs: They are called UTM codes. UTM codes are snippets of text added to the end of a URL to help you track where website traffic comes from if users click a link to this URL.

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The Parts of a URL: A Short & Sweet Guide

Hubspot

If your website is like a house, then your website’s URL is like that house’s address. URLs also help Google understand what your website's pages are about. There are technically five elements of a URL, and they’re discreetly important for optimizing your site’s UX and SEO. To help you develop a concrete understanding of every part of a URL, let’s explore each of them in detail. What are the parts of a URL? URL Structure.

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SEO for site acquisitions

Biznology

Take the ranking URLs for each of those keywords, assess the content on each, and create new content/URLs on your main site. This ensures that the link authority from the original URL will be transferred to the new URL. Considering an acquisition?

Internal Linking: How To

The Lead Agency

As defined by Moz, Internal Links are hyperlinks that point to the same domain as the domain that the link exists on. Google crawls websites by following links using a bot called Google Bot. Other pages are discovered when Google follows a link from a known page to a new page.’

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The Difference Between URL Structure and Information Architecture - Whiteboard Friday

Moz

Posted by willcritchlow Questions about URL structure and information architecture are easy to get confused, but it's an important distinction to maintain. There's a couple of main ways of structuring your URL. So there's a little bit of art that goes into structuring good URLs.

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November 2016 Release: Customize Your URL Domain Name

SnapApp

By default, this is formatted as [link] where you can customize the ending text to anything not already in use, such as [link]. As of this month, you can now whitelabel the “app.snapapp.com” portion of the URL and use your own custom domain name.

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Better Business Blogs: Correct Those Broken Links

Writing on the Web

If you’re like me, and you’ve been blogging for a number of years, chances are some of your links may no longer work. This guest post, from Susan Boggs, offers tips for successful bloggers and blogs on how to find and correct broken links. Link rot. Fix those links.

19 Excellent Guides to SEO Link Building

Webbiquity

Contrary to articles and blog posts claiming link building is dead , the reality is that it’s not—as even Google’s Matt Cutts has confirmed. The days of getting high search rankings based on high-volume, low-quality, easy-to-get links are long gone. Link Madness by SEOBook.

Things I do to optimize for Google search engine discoverability

Biznology

First, I overrule the URL slug that is automatically-generated by WordPress–things-optimize-google-search-engine- discoverability –and replace it literally, things-i-do-to-optimize-for-google-search-engine-discoverability: I make sure I re-label each and every image descriptively. I am sure most of these show me as superstitious, but I always makes sure I do these few things before hitting the Publish button in Biznology ‘s WordPress compose window.

How to Create an “Add to Calendar” Link for Your Emails

Litmus

To ensure that guests actually show up, it can be useful to include an “add to your calendar” link to the emails promoting your event. However, these links can be hard to implement or require a third-party solution to ensure the correct calendar links are generated for the subscriber.

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How to Easily Create Custom Pin It URLs for Pinterest

Hubspot

So did I -- which is why I built a Pin It URL Generator: a free tool that spits out custom Pin It URLs. You can download the free Pin It URL Generator here. How the Pin It URL Generator Works. The image URL that you want to feature.

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Determining project scope, size, and expectations (from Link Building: From Beginning to Launch)

Biznology

My contribution to Biznology this month is an excerpt from Page One Power’s eBook Link Building: From Beginning to Launch. The next step in launching a link building campaign is setting project size, scope, and expectations. The unique value proposition is imperative to building links.

Best Link Shorteners Reviewed: Bitly vs. TinyURL vs. BL.INK

ClearVoice

There are many tools and applications available to help marketers and content creators produce more quality content, and that includes link shorteners. Whether it’s a blog post, marketing email, or even a YouTube video description, using link shorteners is incredibly useful.

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Using Link Targeting for Improved Inbox Personalization

Modern Marketing

A big part of this new email experience is the ability to include targeted, device-specific urls in a campaign to drive openers to a particular page related to their hardware( link targeting/dynamic urls ). Most likely deep links will take a specific page within an application.

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Stop putting account links in your emails

Biznology

For years, we’ve been giving people advice to avoid clicking on links in phishing emails. They had spelling errors, weird URLs, stupid-looking logos, ham-handed come-ons, and worse. Stop sending links in your emails that ask people to log in.

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How to Automate Pagespeed Insights For Multiple URLs using Google Sheets

Moz

Introducing the Automated PageSpeed Insights Report: With this tool, we are able to quickly uncover key performance metrics for multiple URLs with just a couple of clicks. In six minutes you should be able to extract PageSpeed Insights for around 30 URLs.

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Guide to URL Shortening and Tracking for Social Media

Sprout Social

Everything from your headline and keywords to featured image and URL should be optimized. Before you can start counting views and shares, you need to ensure people click your link. What Are URL Shorteners? URL shorteners convert regular URLs into more condensed formats.

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The Economics of Link Building

Moz

As an SEO practitioner, I’m a bit disappointed with the stability of rates, but what bothers me the most is that this rate doesn’t really include link building. I can hardly imagine a successful SEO campaign for an SMB site without acquiring links. Links from digital PR campaigns.

3 Ways to Start Earning Links

Marketing Action

Do you know the real value of links today? Last summer on the Act-On blog, we featured A Newbie’s Guide to Link Building to help introduce the concept to readers. But how do you earn better links – and more of them? Are those sites that should link to you too?

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12 Simple Ways to Build Links Through Events

KoMarketing Associates

Events also offer an opportunity for businesses to increase their brand visibility and gain a few links to their site. So instead, here are 12 simple ways to build links through events: Pre-Show. Even better, they’ll include the link to your site: 2.

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Google+ Finally Rolling Out Custom URLs for Pages and Profiles

Hubspot

Looks like Google+ is finally rolling out custom vanity URLs for Google+ business pages and personal profiles, as reported by Marketing Land earlier today. like say, this -- [link] And you'll be able to make a similar change to your own Google+ URL, too!

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A Comprehensive List of Link Building Ideas for B2B Software and Technology Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

And while the foundation of a solid SEO strategy starts with good content, link building can be the secret ingredient to unlock the full potential of content marketing and traffic from organic search engines. But link building is not easy. According to research from Ascend2, link building overwhelming was considered the most difficult SEO tactic to implement (52 percent) despite being considered the third most effective tactic to execute (see graphics below).

Are Broken Links Ruining the SEO Authority of Your Site?

Biznology

When you think about linking for SEO purposes, you tend to think about link building from other web properties to your website in order to build trust. That is an extremely important aspect of linking for SEO, but what about the links that exist on your site? Internal linking from one page of your site to another is important for usability purposes. In addition to linking to internal pages, it sometimes makes sense to link out to external sources as well.

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The 26 Best All-in-One SEO Tool Suites

Webbiquity

One is to assemble a collection of best of breed tools; previous posts here have covered tools for competitive intelligence , content planning , keyword research , rank tracking , and special-purpose SEO tools for functions like technical SEO, link research, and video SEO. 15) URL Profiler.

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3 SEO Opportunities to Look For In a Competitive Link Analysis

KoMarketing Associates

Performing competitive link analysis is one of the most effective ways for B2B marketers to develop tactics designed to improve the search ranking of their organization’s website. and mom and pop shops (<500 links) that may have as many as 40,000 backlinks.

26 Google Webmaster Tools Videos Addressing Common B2B Link Building Questions

KoMarketing Associates

Last week we wrote a best practice guideline for a client, on how to acquire quality links in today’s SEO environment. You can use the links below and also after each video to navigate through the videos and sections. Common B2B Link Building Questions.

Risk-Averse Link Building - Best of Whiteboard Friday

Moz

Building links is an incredibly common request of agencies and consultants, and some ways to go about it are far more advisable than others. I get to do a lot of great research, but I'll tell you, my first love in SEO is link building. Never build a link you can't remove!