IS SEO WORKING FOR 2016?
Let see what is working for SEO in 2016 first and then I will come to that GIG.
1. Backlinks remain an extremely important Google ranking factor. We found the number of domains linking to a page correlated with rankings more than any other factor. But relevancy is important not just doing backlinks.
2. Our data also shows that a site’s overall link authority (as measured by Ahrefs Domain Rating) strongly correlates with higher rankings. This is one sweet spot but to achieve this you need traffic to your site.
3. We discovered that content rated as “topically relevant” (via MarketMuse), significantly outperformed content that didn’t cover a topic in-depth. Therefore, publishing focused content that covers a single topic may help with rankings.
4. Based on SERP data from SEMRush, we found that longer content tends to rank higher in Google’s search results. The average Google first page result contains 1,890 words. I disagree with this because it all depends what keyword you are ranking and how many words your competitors have. Keep almost same or go 700 words max.
5. HTTPS had a reasonably strong correlation with first page Google rankings. This wasn’t surprising as Google has confirmed HTTPS as a ranking signal.
6. Despite the buzz around Schema, our data shows that use of Schema markup doesn’t correlate with higher rankings.
7. Content with at least one image significantly outperformed content without any images. However, we didn’t find that adding additional images influenced rankings.
8. We found a very small relationship between title tag keyword optimization and ranking. This correlation was significantly smaller than we expected, which may reflect Google’s move to Semantic Search.
9. Site speed matters. Based on data from Alexa, pages on fast-loading sites rank significantly higher than pages on slow-loading sites.
10. Despite Google’s many Penguin updates, exact match anchor text appears to have a strong influence on rankings.
11. Using data from SimilarWeb, we found that low bounce rate was associated with higher Google rankings.
Now How hssonline SEO Freelancer can help with this, I will describe how I came across and what he does.
Like many others I was blindly doing SEO following false promises by many seo specialist on Fiverr. Result was not promising and then I took a different route and found seo expert hssonline who does analyze your site and moreover provides written suggestions for what to change (This is the key Guys!!).
On first order I did not followed what he wrote me to change. Result SEO Ranking - NO CHANGE AT ALL.
I massaged him after 16th day, good he responded in 1 hour time. He checked my site and he simply said "You have not made changes as I suggested". At one point I thought what the hell he is saying. But then I kept my cool and made word to word changes to what he suggested and re-index the page.
1st Day - NO CHANGE!
2nd Day - NO CHANGE!
3rd Day - NO CHANGE!
4th Day - Boom I was on 2nd page for keyword which has 16,800,526 results.
But my excitement never ended there. I ordered a different website for different keyword. He cancelled saying content is not good. So I went with another one and he suggested but this time only two changes to on page seo on website compare to 8 changes last time. I thought I wasted my $5. But still I made changes as what he suggested and boom on 11th day I was on 3rd page from nowhere.
Now challenge was how to make it on first page. So I asked him again and he said we need to do relevant backlinks (relevancy is the key). Though I did not find anyone doing relevant backlinks, he explained me what to do in a manner which blown my perception to backlinks.
Now my three sites are on first page which I ordered in December 2015. Also my first choice to rank is hssonline to start with because his words and change advice do magic.
I will not recommend to try him like others rather I would suggest take your decision. Only thing I can say he is the best in SEO business. Also people who says backlinks is everything forget that first is change on your website to make sure it is par with competitors and he has that skills.
All the best. Please share your comment if you had tried him. Let's do something for him as he did for you by showing respect in comment box.
Also in case if anyone interested to see one full project I am running with SEO Expert hssonline as Freelancer for few dollars compared to other US and UK SEO companies, then please comment as well because this is interesting as my site from zero dollars turnover from last 3 months is now $100-$175/day making site. I am sure it will be more in coming days as I am in good hands.