Basic and Advanced SEO Tutorials and News – SEO Hacker Blog SEO Hacker is an SEO Services Company and SEO Blog in the Philippines Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:14:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 13108580 How the New Google Image Update Helps Increase Traffic To Your Content Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:48:31 +0000 How the New Google Image Update Increases Traffic To Your Content

Google Images has seen some significant updates over the past few months, with the most recent update removing the “View Image” button and Image Search function. This update has divided users of Google’s service, as it made searching and downloading images a slightly longer process than before.

While the previous update may have dismayed a good number of users, this new update enhances the Google Image experience by adding title tags to the images that they are looking for. This new update aims to not only provide additional information and context, but also allow users to explore and discover content that is related to the images that you are looking for.

The Update at a Glance

The new Google Images update is released for the Google mobile app and on mobile browsers, which is a sign that Google is shifting its focus on mobile search. This is a good sign for mobile users, as it points to websites improving their page performance on mobile formats.

Let us look into the update. When you search for images in Google Search, the title of the article that the image is posted on will appear.

Google Images Update Title Tag

This brings in a new dimension when doing image searches, as you not only look for images that you need, but also discover informative and insightful articles that may prove to be useful. This update may be simple at a glance, but it opens up more opportunities for different websites to gain more traffic.

Taking Advantage of the Update

With this new update, Google Images can now be used as another way to look for content. The best way to make your content searchable in Google Images is to optimize the alt text of your images, which simply involves adding keywords or relevant tags into your images. This will allow your images to be found on Google Images, and is an effective way to increase traffic.

WordPress Alt Text

This is a simple yet very impactful step that helps your rankings significantly, and with this new update, its importance has now been emphasized much more. This is a great way for more users to access your content, which helps in making your website more visible.

This is even more beneficial for articles with images such as infographics, charts, and graphs, as these types of images are some of the most sought after by users. Image link building is another solid approach that you can take, as these links would direct to other webpages within your website, which further increases traffic.

Key Takeaway

As simple as this update may be, this can be a potential game changer, as users would be able to instantly have an initial idea of what the webpage contains other than the images themselves. Being an update that is released on mobile first also means that Google is strongly pushing to optimize their websites and services for mobile devices. 2018 is another busy year for Google’s tools and services. With updates like the Google Speed coming in the next few months, expect more from the search engine giant.

If you have questions and inquiries about SEO, leave a comment below and let’s talk.

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Woorank: The SEO Hacker Review Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:16:24 +0000 Woorank_The-SEO-Hacker-Review

SEO is a process that is made much more efficient and effective when the right tools are used. Here at SEO Hacker, we ensure that we have the best tools available. That means trying out new the latest tools and technology to see which one would fit best for our team.

Speaking of new tools, one of the tools that we have tried recently is Woorank, which is an SEO and website analysis tool that allows us to track down website rankings, and see how well are they performing. With features like advanced website reviews, competitive analysis, marketing checklist, keyword tool, and site crawl analysis, Woorank aims to bring in more versatility to our diverse variety of SEO tools.

Before we begin this review, we would like to invite you to try out Woorank by signing up for their free trial.

Starting with Woorank

Upon logging into Woorank, you can instantly create a review by simply entering the URL. You can choose between Advanced and Standard Review, with the former providing you with a more detailed report. The amount of Advanced Reviews that you can use is limited, while you can do an unlimited amount of standard reviews. Either way, both options are able to provide you with sufficient amount of data.

Woorank Main Page

Woorank also lists down the reviews that you have already done, along with their score, and options such as starting an Advanced Review, downloading a PDF, and download slides for your report. You also get to see the Woorank score of the website, which is their measurement of website performance, with 100 being the highest. Now that’s been covered, we can start by looking at the reviews.

Website Review

For the website reviews section, let us take a look in one of the reviews that we have done as a sample. The sample URL here is, which has an 88 score at Woorank, which gives it a solid score indicative of good performance. Let’s click on that and begin viewing the review.

Woorank Review Google

Upon clicking the review, you immediately see the Woorank score, along with the options to refresh your review, download the report, or start an Advanced review. All of the data is displayed in a single page, which is why quick navigation buttons are present to make it easier to get through different sections. Let us look into each detail more closely.

Marketing Checklist

Woorank Marketing Checklist

The first section of the review is the Marketing Checklist, which is a list of actions that you can undertake to optimize your website. The checklist is personalized, which means that these steps are tailor-made for your website. You can also perform an internal review of one of the pages within your website, which would provide you with a similar amount of data and steps for individual pages within your website.


The second section of the website review is about the website’s SEO. This will help  you determine how search engine-friendly your website is by looking into key details. The first few segments of the SEO review tackles some of the basic details, such as title tag, meta description, Google preview, headings, and the Keywords Cloud. The Keywords Cloud shows you some of the keywords that are frequently used within the webpage, which helps with your keyword research efforts.

Woorank SEO 1

The next segment shows the Keyword Consistency, Alt Attribute, and the Discovered Pages. Keyword Consistency shows you some of the most frequent keywords entered by the users. Alt attributes refer to the alt text that help search engines crawl on images. Discovered Pages refer to the number of bots that are able to discover your page, which helps increase its presence in search engines.

Woorank SEO 2

The next section shows Keyword Consistency, which shows the most frequently used keywords in the website, Alt Attributes, which help make your images present in search engines, and Discovered Pages, which is the amount of bots that access your page.

Woorank SEO 3

The next section reviews the links within your website. In-page links lists down all the links present in the website, while Broken Links track down links that need to be optimized. WWW Resolve ensures that your website can be accessed with or without the www. prefix.

Woorank SEO 4

The next section is the Robots.txt, XML Sitemap, Sitemaps Validity, and Underscored in the URLs. Robots.txt and XML Sitemap makes sure that the right pages are being indexed for search engines. Sitemaps Validity and Underscored in the URLs are indicators of webpage searchability, and makes it easier for crawlers to access these pages.

Woorank SEO 5

The last part of the SEO section is the Blocking Factors, Domain Registration, Blog, and Related Websites. Blocking Factors is a list of reasons that your website can be blocked or penalized by Google. Domain Registration shows the Domain age, and the date in which the domain would expire. The blog section check if a website has a blog section for posting content. Related websites show your competitors, and some statistics such as pages, backlinks, and their Woorank score.


The second main section of the review is the Mobile, which reviews the mobile-friendliness of your website.

Woorank Mobile 1

The first few parts are pretty straightforward, as you can view the mobile friendliness rating, mobile rendering on desktop and mobile, Touchscreen Readiness, Mobile Compatibility, and Font Size Legibility. Mobile SEO is now becoming bigger this 2018, and making sure that you website is ready for mobile ensures that your website is ready.

Woorank Mobile 2

The next three parts allow you to review your Mobile Viewport, Mobile Speed, and Mobile Frameworks. Once again, these are indicators that would help keep your website’s mobile friendliness in check.


The third section reviews the usability of your website, and is another look the some of the basic details of  your website. These  include the URL, Favicon, 404 page, Asset Minification, Compression, and Cacheability, and Language.

Woorank Usability 1

Scrolling down, you also get a list of related domains that are available to be acquired. Since we’re using Google as an example, most of the domains registered under their company, along with the typos, are completely taken. This is helpful for websites that are looking for related domains in different regions, or provide users with another way of being able to find your website.

Woorank Usability 2

The last two parts of this section includes Email Privacy and Trust Indicators. Email privacy looks for any email address that might be present within your website, which is a sound security measure. Trust indicators are indicators of how reliable the website is, and how safe it is for children to access it.

Woorank Usability 3


The Technologies section take a look at tools and other applications present in your website, along with details like server IP and document type. You also get some speed tips, which would help you optimize your website and improve the loading speed.

Woorank Technologies 1

This section would help you check if the tools that you are using in your website are active, and it does not affect the user experience.


Another common feature in most SEO tools and applications are link checkers. For Woorank, this tool tracks down the number of backlinks present, along with the backlinks score. You also get the number of referring domains. These are important link building statistics that help you know how effective your link building campaign is.

Woorank Backlinks


This section is about your website’s presence and activity on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. This shows you the amount of shared and posts related to your website.

Woorank Social 1

Woorank also checks for your website’s Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages. You also get to view some details like number of followers and URLs.

Woorank Social 2

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The Local section is to check if your website is listed in any local directories near your area. This can be sites like Yelp and Foursquare, which provide the location, and the ability for users to post reviews. This is essential for local SEO, as it helps make it easier for users to know about your business.

Woorank Local 1


The last section of the review, this part shows the the amount of traffic that your website receives on a regular basis. Along with that, you are able to see the locations where traffic for your website is the highest. This is a handy feature that helps you optimize your website to cater to some of these locations, and know your audience more.

Woorank Visitors


With a quick and efficient process, Woorank is already one of the most reliable tools in our toolbox. This tool enables us to create detailed reviews that are easy to understand, which helps us determine the best steps to optimize different websites. This is one tool that we’d definitely recommend and use  regularly, crafting SEO reports can now be made in a few clicks.

Key Takeaway

Once again, we have found an SEO tool that delivers. Woorank is a handy tool to use, and its user-friendliness makes work quicker and more efficient. Finding a tool that does this much can be a challenge. Thankfully, Woorank is an affordable tool that helps you keep track of your website’s performance.

If you have questions about SEO tools or SEO in general. Leave a comment below and let’s talk.


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Solving Keyword Cannibalization Using Ahrefs Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:17:58 +0000 Solving-Keyword-Cannibalization-Using-Ahrefs

Keywords make your SEO work and is the starting point for all of your optimization tasks for you or your client’s website. Keywords are the reason why we do SEO, as it is the only way to reach the top of Google’s highly competitive search landscape.

Keywords help increase the traffic and visibility of your website and having a sound keyword research strategy would allow you to find the best keywords to help you users look for you. It is best to optimize and maintain the performance of your keywords to remain on top, but there are some instances that the performance might be affected by something that people in the SEO circle would call keyword cannibalization.

Keyword cannibalization happens when a website predominantly uses a single keyword to gain rankings in SERPs. This single keyword would be spotted in the website’s landing pages and blog articles, which results to your posts competing for the same position. While this can help increase the traffic for that specific keyword, this can also bring in negative signals to search engines, and may be a reason why your site could get penalized.

How do I solve it?

There are many ways to solve keyword cannibalization to help improve keyword performance, while avoiding getting penalized by Google. This can include the following:

Generate new keywords – There are many ways for users to be able to look for your site in search engines like Google. This means that you can add more keywords that are related to what your website has to offer. This is a standard SEO practice that should always be implemented to keep your website visible. However, don’t fret if you haven’t done this, as this process won’t take you long with the right tools and skills.

Generate new landing pages for new keywords – It is a must to have a landing page for every keyword in your website. This will help generate more leads and traffic, which would help establish your website much better.

Content Optimization – Creating content for your new keywords may always come off as a challenge in the beginning, but a proper content strategy, and avoiding certain types of content would allow your keywords to perform much better.

Using Ahrefs

One of the best keyword research tools available, Ahrefs is one of the most valuable tools in our SEO toolbox. It is in invaluable tool that is mainly used by our content management and link building teams. One of the best ways to keep your keywords in check is by clicking the “Organic keywords” option. This will allow you to access a list of keywords that are used within your domain.

Keyword Cannibalization Ahrefs 2

The next step is to click on the “Show History Chart” icon, which allows you to view the performance of the keyword over a certain period of time.

Keyword Cannibalization Ahrefs

This chart would help you see signs of keyword cannibalization immediately. The dark blue line represents the ranking of the keyword, which means that it has been steadily performing. One sign that keyword cannibalization happens is when another line is present in the chart, which means that the keyword is competing against itself.

Ahrefs helps you find these types of keywords, and make sure that they do not bump into each other and create multiple rankings and dropped indexes. This is one off the quickest ways to track down keyword performance, and give you more solutions by looking for quality and competitive keywords for your website using the Keyword and Content Explorer as well.

Let’s start with our solution using Ahrefs. Let’s say that you have a video game e-store, and your main keyword is “video games for sale”. Ahrefs allows you to not only view data for that keyword, but also look for similar keyword options that can bring in a similar amount of search volume.

Ahrefs Keyword Explorer Example

For this case, you can use search terms such as “vintage video games for sale” or “arcade video games for sale” which makes the search more specific, and would give your users another way to look for you. These variations would allow you to receive more traffic using new keywords, while ensuring that your rankings would not be affected by keyword cannibalization. Once you are done with this, it is time to go to the Content Explorer.

Ahrefs Content Explorer Example

As usual, content explorer helps you find the most relevant topics that you can write about for your website. In this case, the keyword takes you to content such as video game sales figures and news. You can filter down the content as well by choosing different sorting options. After creating and publishing the content, you can do the same process over again, until you have the optimal amount of keywords for your website.

This simple method would help you diagnose and solve keyword cannibalization at the same time, ensuring that you have keywords and content that are optimized for search engines. If you want to know more about the other functions of Ahrefs, you can take a look at our review.

Key Takeaway

Keyword cannibalization is a pressing concern for a lot of websites, and can cause issues within the search rankings. By solving it using Ahrefs, you not only get to fix the problem, but look for an immediate solution within the tool itself.

If you have questions and inquiries about SEO tools and SEO in general, leave a comment below and let’s talk.

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5 Effective Mobile SEO Apps for Android Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:56:45 +0000 5-Effective-Mobile-SEO-Apps-for-Android

Mobile usage has been on an upward trend for the past few years, with increasingly powerful devices and faster internet being huge factors. This prompted Google to establish a mobile-first agenda that enhances the user experience for people accessing webpages through mobile. This new approach has helped promote the optimization of mobile websites.

With the prominence of mobile webpages, SEO has gone mobile as well, with mobile SERPs and traffic becoming even bigger ranking factors. With the Google Speed update coming up, mobile optimization is going to be even bigger this 2018. Being on mobile, it is important to monitor your website’s performance through the use of applications that you can find in the Google Play Store. These apps offer some of the functionality of your SEO toolbox at the palm of your hand. Without further ado, here are 5 SEO apps for Android that you should have on your devices.

SEO Backlinks

Checking your links is a regular SEO task that ensures that you your website has the right amount of links that work and bring in traffic. With that in mind, it is best to have an app that allows you to monitor your links on the go.

SEO Backlink Tool

SEO Backlinks is a handy and reliable tool that allows you to monitor your backlinks by simply typing in the URL of your website.

SEO Backlink Tool 2

Upon typing in the URL, the app will quickly be able to track and list down the number of backlinks available in the website. You can also view the full list of links by tapping the “Continue” button.

SEO Backlink Tool 3

One of the best features of this app is the ability to quickly download a report that you can send in to your teammates or clients. This comes in handy during those times that you need to do reports or checks on the go.


Productivity apps and tools allow you to organize and schedule your daily tasks accordingly, allowing you work more efficiently. Trello is one productivity app that allows you to organize your tasks in a very clean and quick fashion.


Trello is a productivity app that allows you to list down and categorize your tasks in the form of cards. Each card has a number of options that allow you to put into extra details, such as deadlines, side notes, tags, and even comments.

Trello 3

The amount of customization and options that you are allowed to put into your tasks allow you to create more detailed lists of what you will be doing during the day. The best part about this app is that you will be able to share your tasks with your colleagues, which means that they can add in more details and give their insights.

Trello 4

A great productivity app is one that has a user-friendly interface, and allows you to focus on your tasks. Trello is a quality app that should be in your devices, as it will keep you on tabs with all of your daily tasks.

Sinium SEO

If you want an SEO app that allows you to access various tools and functions on the go, there are few apps that can match what Sinium SEO can do.

Sinium SEO

All in all, there are 53 different tools within the app, that can allow you to perform functions such as malware checking, evaluation of page authority, grammar checking, link analysis, and much more. The tools work quickly and efficiently as well, with quick loading speeds and instant results.

Sinium SEO 3

For the SEO professional on the go, this is an app that is a must-have. With this amount of tools at your disposal, your device can now become a portable SEO toolbox that delivers on many different aspects.


A keyword rank monitoring app, SERP Mojo allows you to monitor your website’s keywords in real time, providing you with Google, Bing, and Yahoo search rankings. All you have to do is to enter the URL, along with the keywords that you want to take a look at.


The results take only a few moments to load, and you have the option to enter more keywords, or refresh to get the new rankings.

SERP Mojo 2

Upon viewing the results, you can view ranking charts to track down the rankings during different periods in time. While it may be simple in design, SERP Mojo is a well-made rank monitoring app that helps keep you up to date, even when away from work.

WebRank SEO Live

Another real-time tracking app, WebRank SEO Live provides you with a quick overview on a website of your choice just by simply entering the URL.

WebRank Live

The app tracks rankings and metrics such as Pagerank and Alexa Rankings, number of indexed pages and backlinks, and even social media interactions. Perhaps being the simplest app on this list, WebRank SEO Live nonetheless performs well to give you important metrics to your device.

Key Takeaway

While there is a wide selection of Android SEO apps available on the Google Play Store, these apps can be considered to be some of the best at what they do. Having these apps turns your mobile device into a portable SEO hub that helps you accomplish more tasks on the go.

If you have any questions about mobile SEO, or SEO in general, leave a comment below and let’s talk.

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More Budget-friendly Google Chrome Extensions for your SEO Needs Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:29:56 +0000 More Budget-friendly Google Chrome Extensions for your SEO Needs

In one of our previous articles, we have covered some of the best Google Chrome extensions that help make SEO tasks more effective and efficient. These extensions help turn your Chrome browser into a platform where you can perform basic SEO tasks without having to open some of your tools.

Despite the variety of Google Chrome Extensions that we have covered, there are still some more available that you need to know more about. These tools would further increase the functionality of your browser, and turn your browser into a versatile SEO hub that helps you gather important information about search metrics and other pieces of data. This list of seven Chrome extensions also compliments the previous set of tools, allowing you to integrate them with each other at times.

Link Grabber

Link Grabber

Want to get a list of all of your webpage links in an instant? Link Grabber allows you to do just that. After adding the extension in your browser, all you have to do is to go to one of your webpages and click on the Link Grabber icon.

Link Grabber Icon

Clicking on the icon will allow Link Grabber to extract all of the links within the webpage, and have it displayed on a new tab.

Link Grabber New Tab

When viewing the list of links, you can filter them down by picking some of the options below the URL, such as showing blocked links, or only view the duplicate links. This simple extension helps you track down links quickly, which comes in really handy for link building purposes.



During a busy day at work, you might find it challenging to keep up with all of the articles and videos that you would like to read up on. The common thing to do is to bookmark them for later, but this might only give you a cluttered backlog of bookmarked items that you might not be able to access.

Enter Pocket, which is a handy little application that helps you save all of the webpages that you want to view for later. One of the best things about this application is that you can log in using your Gmail account. After registering your account, you can now go into a webpage and save it.

Pocket Icon

Once you click the icon, the article would be saved, and Pocket would give you the option to add tags to categorize your articles, along with some article recommendations.

Pocket Saved

To view the list of articles that you have saved, right-click on the icon and select “Open Your Pocket List” and you will go the home page. This will allow you to access all of the content that you have saved along with the options to pick your favorites, or archive posts that you have read.

Pocket Home Page

Overall, this is a quality productivity tool that helps you keep up with the latest content and access them in a single location.



Keeping in touch during this day and age has become more convenient with the increased accessibility of the internet, and the abundance of mobile devices. An average work day has you switching between your mobile device and your personal computer when accomplishing different tasks, such as contacting people through messaging, sending links and files, and following channels to keep up with the latest updates.

Pushbullet is another application that allows you to seamlessly integrate all your devices, and access all of your contacts and files in a single location.

Pushbullet Home

After logging in through Facebook or Google, all you have to do is to set up your devices to have them integrated into the application. You would have to download these applications separately on different devices, but once you have set it all up, you are now able to reach any contact or send files without the need of switching applications.

Check My Links

Check My Links

Another handy link checking tool, Check My Links allows you to instantly look for both working and broken links within a webpage with a single click.

Check My Links In Action

Upon clicking on the extension button, Check My Links highlights all of the links present within the webpage, and gives you a total count of valid links, redirecting links, harmful links, and invalid or broken links. Looking for broken links can be a tough task, especially when you have to go through each link manually. Check My Links allows you to automatically look for the links that need fixing, which makes the job much quicker and more efficient.

Tag Assistant

Tag Assistant

Monitoring your Google Tags is another task that can take time, especially when you have a lot of them across different webpages. Google’s Tag Assistant helps make the job much easier by allowing you to check all Google Tags with a single click.

Tag Assistant Enable

To activate Tag Assistant, simply click “Enable”, and it would be able to look for all of the Google Tags within a webpage.

Tag Assistant Record

Once activated, you will be able to check on all Google Tags, and see its status. You can add favorites for some of the tags that you want to save, along with options that allow you to pick which tags to prioritize. This tool is definitely a must have for web developers and SEO specialists alike.

Key Takeaway

Google’s browser definitely helps make doing SEO more efficient and effective, and with these Chrome extensions, you definitely won’t be missing a beat when it comes to your SEO tasks. The best part is that most of these are free, and provide features that some premium SEO tools would be able to pull off.

If you have any questions about SEO tools, or SEO in general, leave a comment below and let’s talk.

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