.htaccess Redirect Directives

Some Time Saving .htaccess Redirect Directives

By Tom Nguyen / January 18, 2022 /

When providing SEO services, we often redirect pages that no longer exist to working pages. We also redirect pages who’s URLs have changed. A basic redirect directive is a 301 redirect. This will redirect https://yourwebsite.com/page-name/ to https://yourwebsite.com/another-page/. It was also redirect https://yourwebsite.com/page-name/yo to https://yourwebsite.com/another-page/yo. How to Redirect an Entire Website to a New URL If…

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How to Scrape Info from Google SERPs with Screaming Frog

By Tom Nguyen / December 4, 2021 /

This article was originally posted on January 16, 2020. To do this, you need to have an understanding of a little bit of XPath and Google search queries. You also need to know how to use the Screaming Frog SEO tool. I first learned about doing this from Rory Truesdale’s blog post on Search Engine…

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How to Find Backlinks with the * Operator in Google

By Tom Nguyen / August 8, 2020 /

This post was originally written on October 2, 2013. I’ve read books on SEO, and many of them recommended using link: on Google to find competitor backlinks like this: link:yourcompetitorwebsite.com Things have changed since I first wrote this blog post in 2013. When I first used the link operator on mrtechnique.com, there were only 3 results…

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Yoast Content Type SEO Title Template

Setting Up SEO Meta Tag Templates for Post Types on Yoast SEO

By Tom Nguyen / April 23, 2020 /

This article was originally published on December 3, 2018. The Yoast SEO plugin allows you to define a template for your SEO titles and meta descriptions for all of your post types. By default, WordPress has a few post types: Posts, Pages, Attachments, Revisions, Navigation Menus, Custom CSS, and Changesets. The two default post types that…

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Google Analytics and Google My Business Illustration

How to Track Visits from Google My Business on Google Analytics

By Tom Nguyen / April 16, 2020 /

You can do this by adding UTM codes to your urls. If you don’t use UTM codes, visits from Google My Business (GMB) will just show up in Google Analytics as google / organic. In this post, I’ll show you how to add a UTM code to your urls in your GMB listing as well…

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Using Google’s Related Searches as a Keyword Tool

By Tom Nguyen / January 4, 2020 /

This article was originally published on August 10, 2012. Keyword research is the foundation of our SEO services. If you don’t know what people should be typing to find your site, then you won’t know what keywords should go into your content. One option is to purchase a monthly or yearly membership to WordTracker.  It’s…

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Editing Title Tag in PDF Docuemnts

How to Edit a PDF File’s Title for Google Searches

By Tom Nguyen / September 19, 2018 /

PDF files are indexed by Google, and they show up in its search engine result pages. It is possible to optimize PDF files for search engines. I didn’t know it was possible to specify the title for search engines as well as the meta description on a PDF file until a client informed me that his client’s…

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A Recap of My SEO Journey

By Tom Nguyen / January 2, 2015 /

Happy New Year, everybody! 2014 is over with and we wanted to show you our results and give you a summary of what we did to get to the top of Google for Atlanta web design related keywords. The journey was a fun one, and we’ve seen our website inquiries go from non-existent to more…

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Month 14: Social Media Profile Tweaking and Industry Directory Submissions

By Tom Nguyen / November 30, 2014 /

We have been pretty transparent about what we’ve done to improve our rankings on Google for Atlanta web design related keywords. We’ve given away great SEO tips that will improve your search engine rankings and get more leads. If you haven’t been following our quest to be #1 on Google, you can click here to…

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Month 13: Tracking Keywords with Google Console

By Tom Nguyen / October 26, 2014 /

Things have been busy as usual. The phone calls and email inquiries are steadily coming in. If you haven’t been following along in my SEO quest, feel free to click here to go back to the beginning of it. In each one of my posts, I talk about some of the white hat SEO tactics…

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