Infographic: Seven SEO Trends You Need To Know

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Are you in the process of finalizing a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy for your business to stay ahead of the competition in the new year? If so, you may want to take a look at the set of trends expected to dominate the SEO world in the year 2017, put together by Dubai-based SEO agency Caliber and represented in an infographic by PayFort. The infographic reveals that the lines between SEO strategies for web content and social media content are fast blurring with linkages to social networks playing a crucial role in any online business' credibility. The study says that come 2017, businesses also need to address the optimization of their websites for mobile devices, as mobile-friendly sites can benefit from a ranking boost. Another key trend that is set to gain prominence in the SEO world is the importance of local SEO, with the infographic stressing on the need for businesses to focus on locations and local offerings while devising a SEO strategy. Check out the infographic below to understand more such SEO trends that can help you in 2017.

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