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Hey there!

If you're trying to outrank Google, in short, you need 5 things:

1- Guest post and niche edit backlinks from websites with high RD and traffic numbers
2- Tier 2 and Tier 3 backlinks driving power to your high quality, white-hat, tier 1 links.
3- Active social and press syndication (Using an IFTTT network or Storychief) across all social platforms and web 2.0s to drum up referrals and some link juice
4- Citations and Niche Directories- Use the Yelps,Upcitys, clutches, and HomeStars of the world a nudge out by using their site to drive link authority to your own with local citations.
5- Accurate and targeted anchor text profiles- This is possibly the most key step. Be sure to use the right anchor text for each style of link being built to keep it as natural as possible.

That was quick but if you have any other questions, let me know and I can help!


Creating ecommerce stores or online businesses can generally get super niche and can unveil crazy profits on occassion.

Look into things like
- Rank and Rent SEO
- Ecommerce Products
- Merch by Amazon
- Ranking a Consulting Niche Agency
- Upwork

Give me a shout if you need consulting on the SEO side of things, as I build Rank and Rent sites myself.

Cheers and good luck!

If you notice that AMP is causing conversion decreases, I would have to suggest avoid using it.

You do not need to rely on AMP to improve mobile page rank.

Try doing things like keyword-optimized internal linking (perhaps via a Related articles section at the end of your posts), and mobile footer optimization. Be sure to use structured data (Schema) wherever possible as well.

Remember to build quality backlinks to each page you hope to rank.

In my experience, many sites do benefit from using AMP for faster page load speeds, but usually at some cost to conversion.

If any questions come up, shoot me a message.


I would recommend implementing Tier 2-3 links, but don't do it in a spammy way or abuse your anchor text ratios. If you choose legitimate web2.0s and aren't divvying away from your industry too much, they are pretty penalty proof. Only when you encounter using low quality PBNs and low quality web 2.0s do you run the risk of penalties.

Hi there,

You have two options - paid and free.

Here’s one quick, easy and completely FREE method to index your backlinks fast:

-Create an account in Google Docs (you can use your existing Gmail account)
- Create a new shared sheet and paste all your backlinks in it
- Open the file so that everyone can access it (don’t limit its access)
- Very soon Google will find the file and will crawl all your links in it. If they do not find it, add additional Google docs and do the same process, but link to your backlink sheet.

The easier, but PAID process-
Simply use

Let me know if you need any other help, I'm available!

Toronto SEO Consultant

Video will be big.
LSI and Semantic Indexing will continue to be big.
Backlinks will continue to be big.
Optimizing longform content over blogs will be big.
Content gaps and structured data will be big.

Let me know if you want to chat about any specifics, I can lend a hand!

I would recommend having these three tools and you will be able to do a lot.

1. Screaming Frog to Crawl your site. Alternatively, Sitebeam site crawler works for free.
2. SEMRush or Ahrefs to look at backlinks. SEMRush is cheaper so I will recommend it, although I prefer Ahrefs. These tools also provide audits and rank tracking.
3.If you are a local business, check out Yext or Brightlocal for citations and NAP consistency.
4. If you are heavily focused on content, you could benefit from Content King or Buzzsumo.

If I had to choose the most barebones, I would say: SEMRush/Ahrefs + Screaming Frog. Master one tool instead of have a lot of others.

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