Search Engine Page Ranking – Top 10 Factors.

PageRank (PR) & Number of inbound links – Incoming links are the biggest factors in SEO. If a page has a lot of incoming links, then it could indicate that the page has strong seo – (pending other tests). If a lot of the ranking pages have low amounts of incoming links, then this can be a good indicator of low competition for that phrase.

Anchor text in incoming links – Anchor text is the clickable text that brings you to the linked page, i.e. a “click here” links anchor text is “click here”. The search engines pay a lot of attention to the anchor text of incoming links when deciding where to rank a page. If a page has more links pointing to it that any other page with the anchor text “Red Widget”, then there is a good chance that this page will rank highest for the keyword “Red Widget”.

Keyword in the domain – Sometimes you will see a website like “” This can help this site rank for the keyword “red widget”. This is partly because Google gives a little preference to it, but largely because when people link to the site without using anchor text, Google will pick up the domain name as the anchor text. This means it gets a lot of extra incoming links with the correct anchor text.

Keyword in the title – Google likes to see the keyword being used naturally in the title of a page. If the results you see brought back on the first page do not have the keyword in the titles, then this could indicate that those sites are not optimizing for this particular keyword, and it could be an easy one to achieve.

Age of links – Google pays attention to the pattern of links being generated. It likes websites that have links that last a long time. If a website was registered several years ago, this could be an indication that some of the links are very old and will carry more sway with Google.

Internal page matching the theme of root – Quite often you will see an internal page of domain ranking in the search engines with little or no links pointed at it. Most likely this is because the root domain has a lot of links pointing at it.

Usually, you will see pages ranging from popular social sites where a user has submitted a page on the subject. These can often be easy to beat, so long as they don’t have a good linking structure to that specific page.

301/302 redirect trap – These are search engine friendly redirects.

301 redirect: Permanent redirects to indicate a page or site has permanently moved.
302 redirect: Temporary re-direct to show that the page is only moved temporarily.

Search engines understand these re-directs. If they find one, they will re-assign whatever ranking value the original location had to the new location. From a competition research perspective, these can be extremely annoying as the results you see through the reporting software may not be accurate if they are using the 301/302 redirect.

Short term rankings – When Google finds new content, sometimes it will rank it highly for a few days before it sends the site down the list. No one knows why this happens, but it does. If you see a new site with hardly any links on the first page, then it could be that Google has just found it and is giving it the initial ranking boost.

Authority Domains – If a domain has a lot of unique content on one particular topic and a lot of very high-quality old links going to it, they may give it an “authority status” for certain related keywords.There are a few ways to spot authority domains. If you search for a keyword, and two pages are brought back from the same site, usually the index page and an internal page, then this can show the site has an authority status.

Link quality – As mentioned earlier, not all links are equal. Many things affect the quality of a link but here are the main ones:

The amount of outgoing links on the page: the more links a page holds, the less link juice each link passes on. Ideally, you want your links to pages that only have a few outgoing links.

Title on the page – If the title of the page that the link originates from, have your desired keyword or a similar keyword in it, then this improves the quality of the link for your seo.

PageRank of the page – Getting links from pages that have a high PageRank value is very desirable. The high PageRank shows that it has a good linking structure going to it and that Google trusts this page.

Don’t forget your Local SEO rankings as well. These can be especially important for small businesses.


White Hat SEO Services: An Ethical Approach to Acquire Higher Search Engine Rankings

Over and over again numerous measures have been tested, tried, and then adopted by the top search engines to counterfeit the unethical online marketing practices to acquire higher search engine rankings and maximum online visibility. White hat SEO services have surfaced as a straight winner amongst all the other online marketing strategies.

Successful internet marketing strategies have now become tantamount to the success of a plethora of online businesses of all sizes and from all niches. Internet marketing comprising an ideal blend of both organic and paid SEO techniques can easily help to magnetize your potential customers, generate massive web traffic, conversions and help you reap huge profits. With the speedily amplifying competition and constant changes in the top search engine algorithms to counterfeit the unethical approaches of attracting web traffic, white hat SEO solutions has surfaced as a powerful technique to garner more revenue online through improving business’s overall online marketing performance.

Lets’ Just Understand What White Hat SEO Is All About?

White hat SEO is a unique and ethical SEO technique employed by numerous online businesses that enhance your search performance on a search engine results page (SERP) whereas maintaining the veracity of your website and SEO tactics staying within the limits as defined by top search engines.

White Hat SEO Practices Focuses on:

  • Rich keyword density in Meta tags.
  • Presents informative and valuable website content.
  • Website navigation becomes much easier than before.
  • Link exchange and link structure is done adhering to the latest SEO guidelines.
  • Acquire huge referral web traffic.
  • Natural link building is the best technique to generate relevantly and organic links.
  • The keyword must be randomly and smartly placed into the content and must not lead into keyword clouding there.

White Hat SEO Techniques Employ the Following Search Engine Guidelines:

  • Quality Content: The content on your website should be unique and add value to the site. Content rich websites are much more pleasing compared to the other ones to the online visitors thereby drives them to get engaged with the website content.
  • Reciprocal Linking: In this link, the exchange is done only with an identical website which is directly or indirectly related to your website, and at the same time is interesting to your target audience.
  • Titles and Meta Data: Title tags are HTML elements which create the title of web-pages have a direct connection to the essential keywords on the web-pages and the whole concept of the website. Title tags must always be relevant to the website content for creating a higher search engine rankings and making it convenient for visitors to discover and click on while carrying out a search query.
  • Using Right Keywords: Here a proper keyword research is carried out by the help of keyword research tools and by constantly checking our competitor’s website. Often we try to target multi-keyword phrases that our website relates too.

Then we make the use of those keywords in:

  • Title tags- Content- Meta description- Meta keywords- Heading elements and much more.
  • Semantic Mark-Up: This process takes care of the content of a webpage and always makes use of proper heading elements.
  • Separate Design Elements and Content: This technique takes care of the CSS to separate design elements from content as it makes easier for search engines to find the right target.

So, if you desire to let your website mount the search engine ranking ladder without being apprehensive about the constant alterations in different search engine algorithms and updates, it is time to opt for this unique technique. This is the unique and resourceful organic procedure of promoting a website for draw the attention of maximum possible targeted audiences. It would eventually enhance the web traffic influx of your website besides enhancing the existing conversions with a substantial margin. White hat SEO services are a long-term investment for online business of all sizes and niches.


Ac #669062761

I have been in the Philippines for nearly a week – fortunately my SKY broadband was installed before I got here so I could get on with my online life….

Yesterday at 9pm it stopped well almost it was taking 5 minutes to download a web page – frustrating or what?

I rang various numbers shown on the leaflets that were given at the time of purchase but none of them worked.

In the morning we rang the agent (09323359252) for his help who said he couldn’t because there was a big conference and gave the impression that all the sky support teams from all the world were occupied with it. Obviously highly important for him but actually irrelevant for the paying customers who can not get a service. But he did say that it was probably the atmospherics. I queried why the TV is working then. He finally provided 4 numbers for us to ring and with out exception all 4 numbers did not work. Quelle surprise! ….. asked him to check again resulted in no further response.

We decided affirmative action was needed and we went tot he shopping mall (Grande Mall Lapu City) to speak to the SKY representative .. this was a mistake. asking why the numbers on the leaflets did not work he said the leaflets were for a different city but were delivered in error to them (try saying this with an attitude that it is not my fault – some one else made the mistake so we just compounded it by giving them out to all new customers knowing that as soon as they have a problem we are going to make sure they are really well and truly pissed off)

He did after laughing (verging on a sneer) at my suggestion that with paying for the premium package that I should have a some sort of refund for not being provided with a service give me the telephone number for the billing and inquiry line (09284305817)

These people turned out to be very helpful and promised to have my broadband issue rectified the same day.

Now midnight and the issue persists so in fact not so helpful but only platitudes to make me think they were being helpful.

So I have just been on your website using my 4g data from my phone – yes I don’t need you (remember this) and rung the correct number (032 4211818) and was on hold for 20+ minutes before the connection ceased and have not been able to re connect again with the number.

I have text you I have emailed you I have filled in your contact for to the technical support team and the complaints team and this is my final gesture before I cancel my account.

A business is not just about selling it is about customer retention and customer loyalty. A philosophy and ethos which seems to be sadly lacking.

Please fix my broadband or send me details how to cancel my misguided subscription



Learn about UX & Smarter Web Design

Getting your website up and running is not nearly as difficult or expensive as it used to be. However many website owners struggle with optimizing the design and navigation of their website for great (UX) user experience,

And, according to a report by (SoDA) Society of Digital Agencies , 76% of marketing agencies say that a poor user experience is a weakness for their clients, making this the most significant weakness identified by the agencies.

Here are some statistics that will help you understand what are today’s emerging trends in website design are and where you should be best focusing your energies.

General Web Design Statistics

1) Having 12 minutes to consume your content, 66% of visitors would prefer to read something beautifully designed than something plain. (Source: Adobe)
2) If your photos don’t load or take too long to load 38% of visitors will stop engaging with your website . (Source: Adobe)
3) 52% of people believe that thorough “contact information” is the most important of a website that is missing from so many company websites. (Source: KoMarketing)
4) 38% of people will leave your website if your content and or layout is unattractive. (Source: Adobe)
5) If there’s no contact information or phone number 44% of your website visitors will leave a company’s website. (Source: KoMarketing)

Website Optimization Stats

6) In the 2 years between December 2013 and Dec 2015, tablet internet usage grew by 31%. (Source: comScore)
7) Between December 2013 and December 2015, smartphone internet usage increased by 77%. (Source: comScore)
8) In the 2 years from December 2013 to December 2015, desktop internet usage dropped by 1%. (Source: comScore)
9) 66% of all time on spent online is from mobile devices. (Source:comScore)
10) 11% access the internet only via desktop and 13% of adults only access the internet via mobile. (Source: comScore)
11) 40% of tablet & smartphone users search for business to business products. (Source: KoMarketing)

Usability and UX Stats

12) 47% of website visitors check out a company’s products/services page before looking at any other sections of the site. (Source: KoMarketing)
13) 86% of visitors want to see information about that company’s products/services once on your homepage, (Source: KoMarketing)
14) 64% of visitors want to see the company’s contact information on the home page (Source: KoMarketing)
15) Once on your homepage, 52% of visitors want to see “about us” information. (Source: KoMarketing)
16) 50% of visitors after reaching your website from a referral site, will  navigate using menu to orient themselves. (Source: KoMarketing)
17) 36% of visitors will click on the company’s logo to reach the homepage after reaching your website from a referral site, (Source: KoMarketing)

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