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What is Googlebot?

21 November 2017 | 14 Comments | Edwin Toonen

Whenever I think of Googlebot, I see a cute, smart Wall-E like robot speeding off on a quest to find and index knowledge in all corners of yet unknown worlds. It’s always slightly disappointing to be reminded that Googlebot is ‘only’ a computer program written by Google that crawls the web and adds pages to …

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What is conversion?

16 November 2017 | 5 Comments | Michiel Heijmans

First things first. Conversion isn’t SEO. Conversion is an end of the customer’s journey on your website. It’s not the end, as that customer could come back and start a new part of the journey. Conversion can be improved by good SEO, that much is true if you: target the right keywords, provide the right site structure, …

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What is HTTPS?

17 October 2017 | 52 Comments | Edwin Toonen

HTTPS secures the connection to the website you are visiting. I’m sure you have seen this in action; look at the address bar in the browser and find the lock icon on the left-hand side. Is the lock closed? Then the connection is secure. Is it open or is there another type of icon or …

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What is orphaned content?

If you want content to rank in Google, it needs to know about the existence of that content. That means that you (or another site) should link to this content. Google follows these links, and saves every post or page it finds through links to in the index. So, you’ll understand that it’s important you …

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What are ranking signals?

4 September 2017 | 5 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

Ranking signals or ranking factors are characteristics of a website that determine the position in the search engines. All ranking signals combined form the algorithm of a search engine. How this algorithm works is a secret. Nobody knows exactly which factors decide the order of the search results. Google’s algorithm isn’t static. It changes regularly. The …

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