Ebon Talifarro SEO Q&A From Australia

I recently took a vacation with my family “down under” to visit Australia and wow! I must say it’s truly a completely different world down there. First, I’d like to say that the rumors are indeed true: everything there wants to kill you and it can. The spiders are huge and the plans shouldn’t be touched unless you know exactly what you are dealing with.

As far as wildlife goes, Australia is a total nightmare! Everything else about the location is awesome. The temperature isn’t too hot and, again, other that the wildlife, your only worry is understanding what people are saying.

While there, I still had to do some work and had the honor of going into a college classroom to answer as many SEO Q&A questions as I could understand. The good news is they study hard and do their homework, so I wasn’t there answering questions for no more than 15 minutes.

Here are some of the questions along with my responses:

Q: What’s the difference between internal and inbound links?

A: Ah, yes, I get this question often, but surprisingly I haven’t lately until then.  Both of these types of links are very necessary for SEO. Internal links are links that are connected to another page on your site whereas an inbound links are links to other websites.

Q: How long do I have to wait to see my SEO results?

A: The results happen anywhere within 48 hours. You do your work and then the search engine will do its work. Certain things contribute to the placement or rank of your content in the search engine, such as the quality of the content you have published and how much of it. The size or strength of your site also plays a big role. To be sure, I often tell my students to wait at least a week.

Q: Is there such a thing as too many links in the content?

A: There isn’t exactly a magic right number, but there is such a thing as link overload. You don’t want your entire content to be riddled full of links to the point it hinders the reader’s experience. Depending on the word count of your content, I’d say follow the hundreds rule I learned in school. If your content has 100 words, add 1 link, 2 at the most. If you have 200 words, 2 links, 3 at the most. 300 is equal to 3 links, 4 at the most and so on. Another thing you can do is try to have one link in every paragraph.