There are very few things written about Dwell Time Metrics (A.K.A. User Activity Metrics) as a ranking factor relative to linkbuilding, on-site SEO, and yes, even microdata. Knowing that Google sneaked in the Phantom 2 update (which became known as the “Quality Update“) to their core algorithm right when they launched the highly-awaited, “Mobile-geddon”, this untold SEO secret has become even more important.
Guest blogging has been very popular in recent years, as it offers bloggers endless benefits, such as the opportunity to build a positive reputation, get their brand in front of a new audience, earn hundreds or thousands of new loyal readers, and augment their SEO metrics. I don’t think I need to sell you on the advantages of guest blogging. Chances are, you’re already doing some version of it.
When it comes to creating a website, one of the first questions you should ask yourself is, “Should I focus on a fantastic design and user experience or on search engine optimization?”
Recently we’ve had the experience of submitting, good, clean, honest guest posts for our clients to “respectable” sites. Little did we know that a few days after they published our guest post, they would put nofollow tags in the link(s) or they would remove the link(s) altogether. How do you avoid this?