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Have You Have Done This To Your Website?

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2 Mins Read – By Team Ninja 

So, what is exactly is duplicate content and why it’s not advisable. In this post, you are about to find out ‘what deem as duplicate content in the Google algorithm and how to avoid/minimize doing it. 

Duplicate content is about content found on multiple pages under one domain. That is to say, if you have several pages that show exactly the same, or very similar, type of information.

This may include simply copying an entire section of text and content and then copying it to a new page or rewriting the previous content without adding value or rewriting.

What does Google say? 

Duplicate content generally refers to substantial blocks of content within or across domains that either completely matches other content or are appreciably similar. Mostly, this is not deceptive in origin …” – Google

There are plenty of legitimate reasons for having copied content within one website. It can be about customer reviews, company presentations linked news and more.

Google advocates the use of a rel = canonical tag to point to its original content.

The important thing that you need to bring with you is that your text should be unique and offer new value for ranking on Google.

Does Google penalize duplicate content?

There is no Google penalty for duplicate content. If you take an article from DN and then post it on your website, you will not be penalized from the Google page. This is something that many have believed is the case and is a common SEO myth.

However, Google filters out search results that are duplicate versions of the same content if they are broadly similar. Google then chooses to display a canonicalized (source) and URL to display in the search results.

What Google really dislikes!

What Google doesn’t like that can negatively impact your SEO is if your website has “thin” content, duplicated (rewritten) content or almost exactly the same content. What you really need to know is that Google has smart algorithms that can determine whether your text is unique or not.

Also, be careful to write profound texts that are in-depth and really respond to the viewer’s intent in a profound way from multiple perspectives.

 

Conclusion: 

If you are copying text from other sources, be sure to source well correctly! If you unsure or need help in optimizing your content to SEO-Friendly. Be sure to check us out –  SEO Management Company  and reach out to us for advice. If you have managed to scroll down to read this part, you are amazing. Till then. Please check out our other posts. 

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You May Have Unintentionally Harmed Your Website

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5 Mins Read – By Team Ninja 

Warning! You are about to enter the danger zone. Be prepared to see what’s in for you. 😉 

In the last post, we talked about Black Hat Practices and why people still use it despite the consequences. In today post, we are going to expand more about what kinds of techniques are considered Black Hat in Google’s algorithms. 

Scroll down to find out more.

#1 Keyword Stuffing 

By definition, it means unnecessary repeating keywords in your website. 

For example: if you are selling wallets online and you have a website page that goes like this. ‘Selling authentic leather wallets, it is one of the best wallets you will ever need. A leather wallet that holds all your cash and coins without worrying it might fall off. It will be your best investment of the year to get this lucky authentic leather wallet. Here is the ‘Add to cart’ button to get your authentic leather wallet now!” 

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Notice that there are a lot of repeating of ‘authentic leather wallet’ in one paragraph. This is something that you should avoid making the same mistake. Not only it doesn’t help much in your search rankings, but Google will also deem your web page as spam. A big ‘No no’. 

#2 Duplicate Content 

By definition: taking the exact content from other sources and put it on your website. 

Now you may think it is okay if you credit the sources that you took the content from. Still, from Google’s point of view, that’s is copy and pasting content that already exists.

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Google may think: “why I should give you higher ranking?” Some things for you to ponder on. If you are interested in finding out more about duplicate content, we have another article on this topic. Click Duplicate Content to find out more. 

#3 Article Spinning

By definition: A way to to go around duplicate content, people invented article spinning or content automation.

This is when someone takes the material and changes the text “just enough” by adjusting most of the words. By using synonyms to replace as much as possible, the article is different but is still a duplicate. 

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It may seem that not much harm was done on your website. However, it does give a poor user experience which not what Google wants as well. 

#4 Cloaking

By definition: Showing Google spiderbot and web users two completely different results. This is often done to cheat Spiderbot achieve the desired rankings. 

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Example: Showing a page of Flash Videos or images to web users while serving HTML text to search engines. 

Another example is by inserting text or keywords into a page only when the User-agent requesting the page is a search engine, not a human visitor.

Conclusion: 

There you have it, these are the top 4 Black Hat SEO techniques that are commonly used. What should you do if you realised that you are making these mistakes unintentionally? If you are not an SEO expert, it is always recommendable to seek one or a SEO Management Service Company for advice. If you have managed to scroll down to read this part, you are amazing. Till then. Please check out our other posts. 

Are Black Hat SEO Practices Worth The Risk?

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3 Mins Read – By Team Ninja 

Ever came across the phrase ‘Black Hat SEO’? So what exactly what does it means? In this article, we are going to explore the definition of Black Hat SEO and why some people still use it despite knowing that there will be consequences involved.

It is often perceived higher-ranking status means a step ahead to lead generation and increase of sales figures. Therefore, it is not surprising that some people might resort to using Black Hat SEO to achieve their goals faster. 

So, exactly what is Black Hat SEO Practices?

Black hat SEO is a practice that violated the search engine guidelines to achieve a higher ranking in the search result. 

How does Google detects it?

Google creates the search engine bot, also known as Spiderbot, which is programmed to crawl and index websites. It is also to catch and penalises sites that are using black hat SEO. 

Why do people still use Black Hat SEO? 

Doing White Hat SEO# is going to take weeks or months for Spiderbot to crawl. Therefore, those who do not have the patience to wait will resort to using it. 

Such unethical SEO practices are to cheat the spiders and bots that which can lead to search engine penalising a website. For instance, through the use of deceptive SEO, a website can be ranked low or even banned from the search engines.

Our recommendation, as a rule of thumb, the best practice is to focus on setting up your website through proper and acceptable practices.

Fun fact: Do you know that Google carries out these updates for over hundreds of times in a year? This is to ensure that the search results provide relevant and updated information, that why Google is one of the preferred search engines in the world for web user! 

Definition: 

#White Hat SEO refers to using techniques that follow the search engine guidelines

So what’s next? 

We understand it may be overwhelming for you to research on your own to find out what are the common mistakes that most website owners make. Therefore, in the next article, we list down a few common black hat techniques used by many to rank their websites higher but nowhere to be found later on. Stay tuned to check if you might unintentionally do the same.

Google Crawler Moves to The Latest Version of Chromium

Google Crawler New Update!

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Google at the recently held Google I/O conference announced an update to Googlebot, the company’s web crawler. The new update will make the crawler ‘evergreen’, i.e: it will always be updated on Google’s Chromium.

The company made an announcement with this post:

“Today, we are happy to announce that Googlebot now runs the latest Chromium rendering engine (74 at the time of this post) when rendering pages for Search. Moving forward, Googlebot will regularly update its rendering engine to ensure support for latest web platform features.”

Googlebot was earlier lagging behind in an effort to index pages that are compatible with previous versions of the Chrome browser.

What Is Google Chromium?

Chromium is an open-source and free web browser designed by Google. It supplies most source codes for Google Chrome, which is among the most popular web browsers today.

The two browsers are quite similar but with a few differences in terms of interface and design.

What Does This New Update Change?

This means the crawler will now be able to crawl all the modern features and websites including JavaScript and ES6. According to the reports, it supports more than 1,000 new features.

As a result, more content on your website will be searched by Google. This will have a direct impact on your search engine ranking since the search engine will be able to index more pages without requiring special efforts.

This will also make the job easier for you since you will not have to spend a lot of time coming up with solutions to get Google to index your pages.

What Google Says

The company issued this statement:

“You should check if you’re transpiling or use polyfills specifically for Googlebot and if so, evaluate if this is still necessary. If they are not necessary, you can consider removing these.”

However, there is still some work that needs to be done. The company said:

“There are still some limitations, so check our troubleshooter for JavaScript-related issues and the video series on JavaScript SEO.”

Check out the video below for potential issues you should be aware of on JavaScript issues.

What Does This New Update Mean For Us?

As a user or SEO Management Services provider, you will be able to concentrate less on SEO and more on creating original and informative content. This, however, does not mean that you can totally forget about crawlers.

They’ll still be there searching for new content to rank and index. The only difference is that you will no more have to put effort into telling Googlebot what to do.

You will still have to create an SEO friendly website. It should work well on mobile devices and should contain SEO-friendly content including images and videos. Talk to a top digital marketing agency to know more.

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How SEO Benefits Your Business?

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5 Mins Read – By Team Ninja  

If you are a business owner in Singapore, you have likely heard a lot of people telling you to shift your focus towards SEO. Well, that’s not it, many SEO based companies have even approached you to seek services from them. You may be wondering why? Or maybe you already know about it.

Well! That’s because it has now become an essential part of everyday business. Without which it seems simply impossible to stand out of the crowd and make your company rank on the top list of search engine. This may seem quite technical, but it is in real life definitely quite important.

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