Low Search Volume Keywords – Are They Any Good for SEO?

I came across this question on Quora, and felt this is an important question that merits some critical thinking and attention. In the race to attract more traffic to website, most website owners try to optimise for the most obvious and highly searched keyword. Because more search volume keyword will result in more traffic. Sounds obvious, right?

Unfortunately it is not that simple as we would like it to be. And this is the reason, in this post we will try to address the question, whether it makes sense to optimise your website for keywords which have very low search volume (read less than 100 per month).

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How to do SEO SWOT analysis – Marketing Strategy Models

If you are a business owner or a marketing manager of a company, you would probably be busy planning and executing marketing strategies for the coming quarter that will help you be discovered and connect with your customers better.

When you are planning a marketing strategy for your business, one of the well known techniques you would probably be using is the SWOT Analysis.

A SWOT analysis (alternatively SWOT matrix) is a structured planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats involved in a project or in a business venture.  (source: Wikipedia).

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Guest Blogging – How to do it right?

Whenever Google comes up with algo updates, there is a huge speculation in the SEO community and a huge list of Do’s and Don’t come out.

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SEO Outsourcing – Things to Know

Strategising and Implementing SEO can be highly daunting for a lot of businesses. Especially when you do not have the team or the skillset in place. If you are a hands on business owner or a marketing manager in a company, getting good organic visitor growth on your website must be at the top of your charts. Therefore SEO becomes one of the most crucial tools in organic lead generation. Outsourcing your SEO activities to a specialized agency seems to be the best option, as you do not need to recruit and manage an SEO specialist/SEO team in-house.

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Backlinking Strategy – Does Backlinks from Exact Matching Domain help?

I came across this question from an entrepreneur in a forum:

Guys let’s say….I sell some product (example-vegetable cutter) through my website which is…now does it make sense to buy a domain name available) and link it to my website….does it help in seo? Does it help bring more traffic….plz advice.

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Step by Step Process – How to remove bad backlinks using Disavow Tool in Google Webmasters.

As everybody from SEO fraternity understand Google algorithm considers more than 200 signals to determine ranking. Page Rank was an important signal, but recently Google confirmed that PR will not be updated going forward instead will be considering DA & PA (Domain Authority & Page Authority) as major ranking signals. Even Though DA & PA considers multiple factors, relevancy and popularity of incoming link will be one of the major deciding factors. In last couple of years the importance has beenshifted from quantity of backlinks to quality of backlinks.  So in short if you have a set of unnatural spammy backlinks pointing to your site, it may hurt your site rather than helping in ranking. We have put down step by step process for how to remove bad backlinks / unnatural backlinks using disavow links tool in Google Webmasters.

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What is Google Sandbox – Things to know

Before I get into what is Google Sandbox, let us see this example;

I have just bought a new site. Will fill it with tons of content. Will get some high quality backlinks and boom, it will be on page 1 in next 3 months for my chosen keyword.

Did you ever have this thought? If yes, don’t worry, you are not the only one. A lot of new business owners/website owners think that if we do everything correct according to the book, results are bound to come in 3 months. And if not, then my SEO is not working properly.

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How I ranked a website in top 5 for over 10,000 monthly searches

At RankHigher, we have been experimenting with our own web properties and performing SEO to rank them on Google. Today, I am going to discuss about one of my websites, which I managed to rank in top 5 of targeting keywords with search volume in the US of over 10,000 per month.

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SEO Competitor Analysis – 9 Steps to Find Low Competition Keywords

SEO competitor analysis is one of the most mis-understood yet most critical aspect of successful SEO implementation. If you have been following my blogs, you know that keyword research forms the backbone for any SEO strategy. The better and more precise you are at it, the better will be your outcome. The article on advanced keyword research will help you dig deeper into keyword research strategy. But which keywords should you target?

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SEO Trends 2015 – Strategies For The Coming Year

SEO is a constantly evolving game. Although the basic ethos behind SEO remain the same and will always be, the strategies are likely to change as we move to the new year. With Google’s updates and constant algorithm changes, it is important for us to focus on the best practices. At, we have been working on over 15 websites and we have tried and tested several strategies which have worked and which are likely to gain further momentum. Here are our predictions of top 20 SEO trends for 2015.

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