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Publications from the former SEMrush blog. Beware: some info may be outdated!

Summer‘s in full swing here in the U.S. and the content on the SEMrush blog is RED HOT!So grab a tall cold glass of your favorite beverage and find a shady spot to read this month‘s “Best of the Blog“ posts.
Launching your first link building campaign can be daunting.Getting your site operational can be difficult enough, and finding ways to acquire links for your new site can seem impossible. However, links are essential to online visibility and improving visibility is crucial to the success of a new website — you must take links into account when marketing your site.
Happy Friday, SEMrush‘ers!By the time you read this weeks nugget of knowledge, I will have already begun my weekend. Even though I‘ve scheduled the post to be delivered on Friday, I‘m actually creating this (or have created — should I be writing in the past tense? who knows...) on Thursday, June 25, 2015.So, if anything goes wrong between now and tomorrow, don‘t blame me. You can direct all of your complaints to [email protected] Just kidding, that‘s not a real email address.
Changelog To India and Beyond! By popular demand, we‘ve now got ourselves a Google India database. Comparable to our other databases outside of the United States, the India database carries 6 Million Keywords and over 200,000+ domains. The link will take you to an Organic Position Report for ““ in Google India, which seems to dominate the SERP real estate.
The nofollow tag was never meant to be applied to editorial links the way it is today.A decade has passed since nofollow’s introduction, and it would seem that through a combination of Google’s campaigns against low-quality guest blogging, link spam and 10 years of hearsay, something terrible has happened.Some people really believe that nofollowing every external link in all blog content on their domain is a good idea. Currently, SEMrush nofollows most external links in a given blog post.
Long gone are the days of stuffing a website with numerous keywords and getting a bunch of backlinks to improve your rankings. Today’s SEO is a much more complicated and intricate process; it involves technical aspects, social media management, content creation and promotion, networking and communication.To truly be a successful specialist, one needs diverse experiences and knowledge, sometimes beyond what we consider traditional SEO skills.
I grew up in a tiny, isolated town in Northeast Pennsylvania. Not much to see and not much for a teenager to do besides get in trouble.However, the region did contain a number of novelties: a nearby town that’s been on fire for over 250 years due to an underground coal mining incident, Amish folks, covered bridges and more. But perhaps the best attraction for the youth trapped in this place that time forgot is an amusement park in the middle of nowhere. It, too, is pretty old.
In the world of agile software development, things change very rapidly. We went from having a rather slow week, last week, to pushing through some huge changes. I hope everyone is ready, because you‘re in for a big treat.[Video] ChangelogDid you notice the added parentheses? Unfortunately, there‘s about a 2:1 ratio of page views to video plays which means that roughly half of the post readers don‘t view the embedded video.
This week, three ladies at SEMrush recorded a podcast for our Women in Tech Week on the blog.Being part of this lovely panel of ladies in tech and digital marketing was a great experience. Since we only had so much time to work with (we easily could have gone on for another hour or two!) I decided to expand on four things we discussed and one topic we didn‘t have time to touch on, but is still very important to me.[Ed.
As part of Women in Tech week here on the SEMrush Blog, SEMrush Webinar and Podcast Host Peter Starr Northrop speaks with our Community Manager Kathleen Garvin, Sales Executive Margaret Keavney and me about our experiences as women in tech.We cover: Our career journeys: how did we end up here and what do we do.

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