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The Digital Marketing Podcast Episode 157 Is Your Ad Experience Good Enough For Your Customers?

The Digital Marketing Podcast Episode 157 Is Your Ad Experience Good Enough For Your Customers?

by Ciaran Rogers @ Target Internet

Daniel and Ciaran explore the importance of taking a good look at the experience your customers have of your brand or organisation when they experience your advertising online.  What is it like to be on the receiving end of your brand advertising campaigns? In this episode, we[...]

What duplicate content is and how it ruins your rankings

by Guy Sheetrit @ Over The Top SEO

Duplicate Content Affect Rankings! Duplicate content is the same or partly the same content on a few URLs. Such pages can lead to wasting crawl budget, and significant rankings drop as a result. You might think that it’s definitely not about your site but don’t jump to conclusions. It this article, I’ll tell you where […]

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The Importance of Video on Landing Pages

by Darryl @ My Brother Darryl

It’s probably worth mentioning, that after over fifteen years of web design and digital development it should come as no surprise that we eat, sleep, and dream web development. When...

SEO Security – Cybersecurity From An SEO Perspective

by Guy Sheetrit @ Over The Top SEO

SEO Security What is SEO security? SEO security is the use of SEO metrics to identify flaws in a site’s security, to act to solve those issues, and to monitor site activity with security in mind. Good SEO practitioners follow security news closely and should increase their clients’ site security by a significant factor. They’re […]

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Rocky Mountain High

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

One of my not-so-well-kept secrets is that I’m a big John Denver fan.   My first memories of John Denver’s music was listening to my mom sing along to his Greatest Hits cassette as a kid. I’m the oldest of six kids and, as a result, I got to sit in the front seat of […]

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Black Hat SEO vs. White Hat SEO | Linqia

Black Hat SEO vs. White Hat SEO | Linqia


Linqia

In this post on Linqia's blog, the Storyteller, we give a brief overview of black hat (bad!) v. white hat (good!) SEO tactics. Read more at the Storyteller!

5 Marketing Tools You Can’t Live Without

by Jamie Turner @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

One of the great things about the web is that there are always new marketing tools you can use to help you improve your website, attract new customers, or grow your business. But there’s a problem with that. The problem is there’s not enough time in the day to analyze all the tools and to […]

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Local Market Data is Here!

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Buyers and sellers rely on the local expertise of a Realtor. A big part of that includes knowing and sharing neighborhood insights. This can include anything from which town has the best schools to which neighborhood matches their lifestyle. The problem is, gathering all that information and creating a user-friendly format has never been quick […]

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Black Hat SEO Tactics

Black Hat SEO Tactics


Zero Gravity Marketing

Learn about the most common black hat SEO tactics used online today, and learn why you need to avoid them at all costs.

How does your Agency stack up? What is your future business model?

by Darryl @ My Brother Darryl

In 2001, Promodem Media (now My Brother Darryl) moved our service platform from developing and implementing toll-free watch ‘n win contests to online contests. In doing so, we had some...

Instant Previews: A Pawn for Malicious Intent

by Anonymous @ Black Hat SEO

Ever noticed a magnifying glass next to your Google search results lately?  It is actually a new service that Google launched last week called Instant Previews.  This service allows users to see what a page looks like before going to it by hovering or clicking the magnifying glass next to the Google search results.  

Why You Might Be Cannibalizing Your Own Keywords – Here’s Why #125

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Did you know you could be cannibalizing the SEO effectiveness of your site’s important keywords? In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Art of SEO lead author and Stone Temple CEO Eric Enge helps you understand what keyword cannibalization is, how to detect it, and why it matters for your SEO.... Read More >

19 Black hat seo techniques that kill your growth!

19 Black hat seo techniques that kill your growth!


GrowthFunnel

As a startup what you dream? A booming growth in the market with a good guy badge :) Everyone related to your business should know you as Mr. Dependable. Not the person who is unethical and clumsy towards success! Black hat SEO techniques have been one of those sneaky short cuts which many startups used to grow quickly. But as fast they grew, faster they fell :) We all want success and want it bad!  Startups wanted to rise quickly, and there was nothing more viable than black hat SEO, which could do the job for them. But, in recent

21 A/B Testing Best Practices for Online Marketers

by Jabed Hasan @ GrowthFunnel

Each year, ecommerce websites lose a whopping $18 billion to shopping cart abandonment. The reason why is simple: Most websites are not doing a/b testing on a regular basis. Bionic Gloves, an online store that sells a range of gloves decided to a/b test their shopping cart page. They removed the “special offer” and “gift […]

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Inheriting an SEO Penalty from Another SEO Company

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

In the past few years, we’ve encountered a number of scenarios where we start working with a new client, and 2-3 months later the client

Why Hacking Social Media Algorithms Is a Dangerous Game – Here’s Why #127

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

It’s not hard to find tricks and hacks that can temporarily overcome shrinking organic reach as social media site algorithms get stingier. But is it a good idea? In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Mark Traphagen explains why hacking social media algorithms isn’t a good long-term strategy for... Read More >

5 Tips to Improve Search Traffic Through Email Marketing

by Ivan Hamlin @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

Email marketing can drive remarkable results for your SEO campaigns. Email marketing can be really good for your SEO and thus reflects in an improvement of search traffic to your website. There is no obvious connection between email and SEO because Google isn’t likely to crawl emails to rank your website. Also, having a lot […]

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Women in Tech: Hilary Stephenson

by Shamima Begum @ PushON

A few weeks ago the ladies here at PushON had a wonderful experience meeting Hilary Stephenson, Managing Director of Sigma. We had an empowering conversation with the UX agency leader. We were feeling rather inquisitive about her journey to the top and any barriers that she may have faced, and wanted an insight into how […]

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How To Create Headlines That Get Attention And Sustain It

by Jabed Hasan @ GrowthFunnel

Headlines, or titles, as they are also called, are the most important part of your article. The headline is what people see first. It doesn’t matter how good or bad an article is, if the headline is weak, it won’t get read. Misleading headlines can lead people astray. Bad headlines can make bad memories. Headlines […]

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How to Use Majestic SEO’s Trust Flow Metric

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

Majestic SEO’s Trust Flow is the king of link metrics in 2017. I’m going to show you how you can use this metric for analyzing your competitors, for perform link audits, and for link prospecting. Let’s jump right in. Why Trust Flow is King As it stands right now, Google will likely never update PageRank […]

30 Black Hat SEO Tactics That You Should Run Like Hell From

30 Black Hat SEO Tactics That You Should Run Like Hell From


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The following Black Hat SEO techniques will put you in the doghouse and kill your traffic flow. Avoid these skeevy methods and you'll be one step ahead.

How to Fire a Toxic Client

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

Can you fire a client? I remember the first time I asked that question. Since 2012, I have fired over 10 different clients. If you came here wondering when it is “ok” to fire a client, then keep reading. When to Fire Your Client Figuring out when it’s time to fire a toxic client is […]

4 SEO Tactics for RankBrain and Human Behavior Signals

by Ron Dod @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

In October of 2015, Google confirmed the use of RankBrain as a way to help process its search results. At the time, it was only used in about 15% of all searches. Today, it is one of the main factors that goes into Google’s search ranking algorithm (source). Therefore, it is very important that we ...

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Amp Up Your Digital Marketing with New Strategies for Integrating SEO, PPC, Social Media, and Email

by ZGM @ Zero Gravity Marketing

We’ve said it before, and we will say it again: the world of digital marketing is ever changing, and if...

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BlackHatWorld - The Home of Internet Marketing

BlackHatWorld - The Home of Internet Marketing


BlackHatWorld - The Home of Internet Marketing

BlackHatWorld - The Home of Internet Marketing

What is Black Hat Search Engine Optimization (Black Hat SEO)? - Definition from Techopedia

What is Black Hat Search Engine Optimization (Black Hat SEO)? - Definition from Techopedia


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Black Hat Search Engine Optimization Black Hat SEO Definition - Black hat search engine op

How to Get an ROI from SEO

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

The acronyms “ROI” and “SEO” don’t often go together in the agency world. I’ve been guilty of focusing on SEO-driven KPIs such keyword rankings, backlinks, and organic search traffic. But here’s the truth: Businesses only want one thing… RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENT. When they invest $24,000 into a SEO campaign, they want MORE than $24,000 […]

Local SEO for Small Businesses

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

Local SEO for Small Businesses The organic search results are already a tough place to fight for top rankings. Local search results? Even harder. Besides traditional SEO, there are a variety of local SEO ranking factors that small businesses and even larger franchises have to worry about when jockeying for the top positions for localized […]

Are My Competitors Using Negative SEO Techniques Against Me?

by Darryl @ My Brother Darryl

“SEO Spam”, “Black Hat SEO”, “Dirty SEO”, whatever you want to call it has been around for years and you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking it is becoming less prolific...

How to Figure Out Who Is Neg SEOing You

by Jacob King @ JacobKing.com

If you’ve ever been neg SEO’d then you know how infuriating of a feeling it can be. Depending on your portfolio of sites, many have felt the wrath of this chicken shit tactic of building spam links to your competitors. Most find out that they’ve been scared for nothing as rankings typically remain unchanged from... Read More →

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Why Your Social Media Audience Matters More Than You Think – Here’s Why #131

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

If you’re a content marketer, you probably wouldn’t send zombies to spread your brand’s message! You work too hard at building your own reputation so that others will trust what you create and share on social media. But a new study reveals that the reputation of your audience among their followers may be even more... Read More >

Recent Launches – June 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

The beginning of summer has brought some beautiful weather to Vermont, and our team has been soaking in the sunshine while we can! Let’s face it: when you’re this far north, winter always feels as if it’s right around the corner. With all the vitamin D comes an energized production team that is ready to take on […]

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2017 Housing Forecast Part III: Why 2017 Will Be A Year of Moderate Growth For Real Estate

by Andrew Prescott @ Union Street Media

Real estate experts across the country believe 2017 will be a year of steady growth for the housing market. In Part III of Union Street Media’s 2017 Housing Forecast, we explain the factors contributing to this nationwide sentiment. Home Prices Will Rise Slowly Several industry leaders have suggested that home sales will continue to rise […]

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The Power of Guest Blogging (And How to Get Started!)

by Robert Katai @ Single Grain

If you are a blogger or a marketer, I am sure that you have already tried the guest blogging strategy — or at least you have considered trying it. Guest posting is an efficient marketing strategy in which writers post their original articles on blogs that are not their own. Why is this a good […]

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Tips when selling homes during the holidays

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Buyers and sellers are still active during the holidays and it’s a great time to list to a home. Here are some suggestions to make sure you get the most traction during the holiday season. Deck the halls! Homes can look their best during the holidays Show buyers that they could spend holidays in the […]

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BlackHat SEO Abuse Of UK General Election

by Carl Leonard @ Black Hat SEO

Websense Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has discovered that search terms relating to the UK General Election are delivering rogue antivirus to end users through the use of BlackHat SEO.

The British General Election polls closed yesterday, and news of the results is gradually making its way into traditional press and online media.  The topical nature of the event is being abused by malware authors to direct users to rogue (fake) antivirus applications, the payloads of which are hosted on a Polish Web hosting provider, a trend that we have seen recently.

Black-Hat SEO Tactics Outlined

Black-Hat SEO Tactics Outlined


SEO Services & Internet Marketing | Beanstalk

WARNING !!! This page contain black-hat SEO tactics. It is meant as a warning and not a resource. These tactics stand a VERY good chance of getting your website banned on the search engines, and for good reason.

What is black hat SEO ? - Definition from WhatIs.com

What is black hat SEO ? - Definition from WhatIs.com


WhatIs.com

Black hat SEO is a type of unscrupulous search engine optimization tactic used to raise a website's search engine results page (SERP) ranking illegitimately or lower the ranking of a competitor's site. Various black hat SEO methods exist, including spamdexing and the hacking of competitors' sites.

Top Marketing Channels That Will Always Get You More Clients

by Jabed Hasan @ GrowthFunnel

Yesterday, I overheard a debate between two friends. “It was a good name.” Said by one about the name of the startup they were founding. “It is a good name, but not the best name.” Said the other. You could say the same thing about the marketing strategies we use. There are many good marketing […]

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17 Proven Facebook Marketing Strategies for Businesses

by Jabed Hasan @ GrowthFunnel

Over 20% of the world population is on Facebook. That’s a huge percentage. Alphabet (Google’s parent company) may be worth more than Facebook in monetary value, but Facebook is more valuable to marketers than Google. How? Facebook has more information about web users than Google. For example, Facebook knows your likes and dislikes, favorite foods, […]

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5 Mobile SEO Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Mobile Marketing Efforts

by Harsh Agrawal @ ShoutMeLoud

SEO remains one of the most popular topics on the internet. Why? Because webmasters are always fighting to get search traffic – the better your pages are optimized for search engines, the more chances you have to rank your content, and the more traffic you’ll drive to your site. That’s not all; it equally means […]

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Revamp Your SEO Strategy with Schema Markup and Structured Data

by Ruchi Pardal @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

Schema markup is one of the most crucial yet least used optimization techniques in SEO. As reported on Search Engine Land, around 80 percent of websites haven’t yet implemented schema markup. However, it is something that can boost your website in the search engine result pages (SERPs), if you grasp its concept and method. According ...

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The Perils of Negative SEO: What You Need to Know

by Marcela De Vivo @ black hat SEO – Search Engine Watch

Negative SEO, such as spamming competitors, can be devastating to your site. As a result, monitoring your link profile is an essential part of keeping a website healthy.

5 Content Marketing Myths To Correct Now

by Andy Betts @ black hat SEO – Search Engine Watch

Content marketing isn't nearly as important as doing content marketing correctly, and knowing that it ultimately comes down to the audience and how well they're targeted.

Google Update Underway?

by Dave Davies @ SEO Services & Internet Marketing | Beanstalk

There’s been some chatter lately around a possible Google algorithm update. I had been seeing some significant fluctuations across a number of client sites here at Beanstalk over the past couple days before stumbling on the post from Barry Schwartz over on Search Engine Roundtable that I’m not the only one. There’s significant changes in […]

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These Facts Will Get You Excited About Starting Your Own Business

by Gaurav Jain @ eMoneyIndeed

For many, starting a business is a dream. There are a lot of obstacles and challenges to overcome before you can start your own business. There are also more challenges to face once the business is off the ground. The good news is, the current economy is perfect for starting a business of your own. …

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What’s Happening in Winston: July 13th – July 19th 2017

by Matt Ball @ Nu expression

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Combat Black Hat SEO Infections with SEO Insights

Combat Black Hat SEO Infections with SEO Insights


Sucuri Blog

Black hat SEO spam is the plague of the internet, and the big search engines take it seriously. One of the worst spam tactics on the internet is becoming more common every day – innocent websites hacked, and their best pages begin linking to spam. These black hat SEO spam tactics are fighting for expensive,...

Seven ways you might be losing out on search rankings

by Pratik Dholakiya @ black hat SEO – Search Engine Watch

Consider these solutions for optimizing SEO, if your site consistently struggles to rank for targeted searches in spite of all other efforts to comply with Google's algorithms.

Recent Launches – Winter 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

This winter, El Niño has brought Vermont some above-average temperatures that have our production team on fire. They have been working hard to ensure we kick off the new year right, by helping some great clients get ready to take on 2016 with brand new websites. After all: new year, new you. RG-Homes   Rick […]

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Ch-ch-changes: Union Street Media Welcomes Rachel Rothenburg

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

2015 has already been a big year for Union Street Media. As a team, we consciously embarked on a shift in our mission: in addition to creating a better platform for our clients, we’ve also decided to provide stronger digital advertising and lead generation options to complement our software. As part of that plan, we […]

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Local Links And Local SEO – A Full Guide

by Raul Harman @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

Today, a major internet marketing strategy cannot afford to neglect the local dimension. This essential level is not just a playground for pop-up shops to exploit, but a field of rich opportunities every business can snatch. Many entrepreneurs have realized this following the introduction of the Pigeon update in 2014, when reaching the top of ...

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Digital v. Print Marketing: 3 Quick Reasons Why You Should Consider Investing More Online

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

1. Allocating your budget is easier There is no denying it: the biggest flaw of print marketing is that it takes longer to see results. One of the biggest benefits of digital is that it allows you to monitor success and failure in real time and across multiple metrics. The ability to access this real […]

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What Is CPA Affiliate Marketing?

by Michael Rogers @ Affiliate Marketer Training

Cost Per Acquisition (CPA), otherwise known as Cost Per Action, is a form of affiliate marketing where advertisers pay for a specific form of acquisition or action to be taken. Acquisitions can range from clicks to requests for service, to filling out forms, to installs and downloads depending on the details of the contract. CPA […]

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Starting An SEO Agency? Read These 35 Lessons

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

If you are thinking about starting an SEO agency, then stop what you are doing right now and read this. Let me tell you a quick story: Two years ago I packed up my stuff and drove from California to St. Louis, Missouri. I wanted to be with my girlfriend (now fiancée) and I also wanted to pursue […]

How To Rank Using Black Hat SEO Tactics in a White Hat Way - Single Grain

How To Rank Using Black Hat SEO Tactics in a White Hat Way - Single Grain


Single Grain

Here's how to use black hat SEO strategies in a white hat way without breaking Google’s guidelines in order to rank higher and attract more traffic.

What Is Data Scraping And How Can You Use It?

by Ciaran Rogers @ Target Internet

What Is Data Scraping? Data scraping, also known as web scraping, is the process of importing information from a website into a spreadsheet or local file saved on your computer. It’s one of the most efficient ways to get data from the web, and in some cases[...]

SEO for Banks

by ZGM @ Zero Gravity Marketing

There is no shortage of banking options for your clients and potential clients, which is why having a strong SEO...

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5 Keys to Great UX Design

by Andrew Prescott @ Union Street Media

What is UX Design? User experience (UX) design is the process of facilitating a successful, efficient and enjoyable relationship between the customer and the product or service. This process is responsible for those moving walkways in the airport, it’s why you’ll find the coat hanger on the wall in the mudroom, and it’s the reason […]

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Should I Get a .Realtor Domain?

by Elissa Giroux @ Union Street Media

We’re sure you’ve heard the announcement from the National Association of Realtors about their new domains offered exclusively to NAR members. This is a potentially exciting opportunity, but it’s one that needs some teasing out. It also brings up the topic of multiple sites – will they help or hinder your SEO? New NAR Domains: […]

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Mark your calendars! The best day to sell a home is here.

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

A study examining 25 metro areas in the U.S. conducted by Zillow found that the ideal time to put a home on the market is between May 1 and May 15. Homes sold during this time sold for up to 1% more than asking price and nine days faster. “Many [homebuyers] who started looking for […]

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Marketer’s Guide to Landing Page Optimization

by Selena Templeton @ Single Grain

Landing pages are your customers’ portal to your brand online. That’s why it’s one of the most popular topics in digital marketing. In fact, entire books have been written on the topic. It’s your chance to make a strong first impression with potential customers and, if it doesn’t go well, may be the last chance […]

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5 Reasons Why You Might Need a Site Redesign

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Here at Union Street Media, our clients often ask us a common question: “When do I know that my site needs a redesign?” After consulting our team of designers, developers, and internet marketers, we came up with the following reasons for why you might need a site redesign for your real estate website. Your site […]

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How Union Street Media Drives Significant Growth for Real Estate Businesses

by Rachel Allard @ Union Street Media

At Union Street Media, we believe in practicing what we preach. That is why we perform regular gut checks and analyze data across our portfolio of clients. What we found recently was so interesting that we just had to share… According to our data, real estate businesses that have implemented our recommended digital marketing strategies […]

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How to interpret your average session duration

How to interpret your average session duration

by Jeff Keleher @ Brafton

Numbers don’t always tell the whole story - and that’s especially true when you’re talking about site analytics. Here's what you need to know about average session duration.

How to Know If SEO Is Working: 5 Metrics You Need to Know

by Alysha Schultz @ Intuitive Digital

Five years ago, SEO was how you got a leg up on your competitors. A good measure of success was to simply count how many top 10 spots you claimed in search results. Today, you need SEO just to get yourself on the playing field. That means rankings are more competitive than ever. Thus, businesses […]

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We’re crazy for Crazy Egg!

by Andrew Prescott @ Union Street Media

In the fall of 2015, Union Street Media launched a responsive, adaptive real estate platform. This new platform allows us to build websites that ensure an optimal user experience, regardless of device. Whether you are viewing our clients’ content on a desktop computer, a smart phone, or anything in between, the site will mold to fit […]

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How To Use Link Bait To Attract New Leads

by Jonathon Ohayon @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

Link bait is content you have on your site that naturally attracts inbound links. Key word: NATURALLY. Everyone knows the importance of links for organic rankings. And everyone knows that BUILDING links can land you with a whopping penalty. So what’s left? Link Bait. Google’s own Matt Cutts thinks of link bait as “something interesting ...

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Breadcrumbs and SEO: A mandatory ingredient in any SEO strategy

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Breadcrumbs can be traced back for decades as a staple in web designs on websites large and small. Over the years, their importance have grown

Hurricanes Escalate US Climate Change Debate on Social Media

by Natalie Severt @ Unamo Blog

Is it wrong to discuss climate change during climate disasters? Scott Pruitt, the Administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), says that it is. He told CNN in a phone interview that it’s “misplaced” to “focus on the cause and effect of the storm” during the storm. So, did anyone listen to him? Apparently not. […]

What is Black Hat SEO?

by Darryl @ My Brother Darryl

“Black hat SEO”, “Dirty SEO” and on the malicious side, “SEO Poisoning”, is the practice of increasing a site or page’s rank in search engines through methods that violate a...

How to Build Better Footprints for Scraping

by Jacob King @ JacobKing.com

Efficient scraping of Google is arguably one of the best skills an SEO can have. Not just scraping any old bullshit though, being able to effectively drill down and find every last bit of whatever it is that you’re looking for. I’m going to work through an example and scratch the surface to show how... Read More →

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Franchise SEO: How to Apply Local SEO to Multiple Locations

by Avinash Nair @ Unamo Blog

From creating different landing pages to finding niche, relevant keywords, a lot of franchisors (and their SEO vendors) are neck deep in their search for the Holy Grail of franchise SEO. And that’s only the beginning. As a franchisor, you’re aware by now of the many pitfalls of attempting to unify information without duplicating it. […]

The Difference Between White and Black Hat SEO - Shark Bite [Video]

The Difference Between White and Black Hat SEO - Shark Bite [Video]


White Shark Media Blog

To describe two SEO methodologies the terms “White Hat” and “Black Hat” SEO were coined. Which one is right for you?

Should My Website Adopt Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)?

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

How much do you know about Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and how they impact site performance and ROI? This is a question on the minds of many of website publishers and SEOs today. And because AMP is so new, there is often a lot of confusion about how to use it, and what benefit, if... Read More >

The Best Way to Nurture Leads: Drip Marketing

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Consider all the people you contact on a regular basis. How many of them turn into actionable buyers or sellers. What happens to the prospects that fall off the radar? It’s best practice to contact these potential prospects every few months, but over time how is that possible as the list grows? Drip marketing is the […]

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Recent Launches – September 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

Just like that, summer is gone. But even though it is technically autumn, we are still patiently waiting for the beautiful New England foliage to kick in. Luckily we have launched a bunch of great new websites to fall in love with. Check out some of our recent launches, below!   Vermont Properties | William Raveis […]

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Long Term vs. Short Term SEO Keywords for Your Real Estate Website

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

SEO can be a little intimidating to the untrained eye. In fact, many real estate agents shy away from developing a full-fledged SEO strategy because they think it’s too complicated. This idea couldn’t be further from the truth. A strategy that’s built around targeted long term and short term SEO keywords can give your real […]

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Marketing vs. Advertising: What’s The Difference?

by Katie Cruz @ Vertical Rail

Only too often, marketers and advertisers are used interchangeably. While the two career paths may share some similarities, they are not the same. So, what exactly is the difference? A well-known example of an advertiser is Don Draper of TV’s Mad Men, the dapper creative director of Sterling Cooper. Don …read more »

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SearchCap: Bing fact checking, Google mobile tips & Bing agency awards

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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What’s Happening in Winston: July 20th – 26th

by Matt Ball @ Nu expression

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3 Things You Need to Know About Alt Text

by Erika Nudelman @ Intuitive Digital

Alternative text, also known as alt text, is not given nearly as much credit as it deserves. It not only helps individuals with visual impairments, but it can also boost your website’s SEO. These two things are an awesome combination, so why not learn more about alt text and how you can make a difference […]

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How to Awaken Your Muse: 5 Quick Tips from Highly Productive People

by Clair Ray @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

How often do you have that spark of productivity referred to as a muse? It’s not enough to simply discover your muse. You should be able to awaken it, once you know that it does exist. You cannot daily depend on your muse to appear to the occasion. It may need an instant poke to […]

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GKRE: Flexible Workspace Now Takes “centre stage” in Property Market

by Cecilia Amador @ AllWork.Space

“It is no exaggeration to say that there has been a revolution in the workplace over the past few years.…

How to Avoid Black Hat SEO Agencies: Spooky Warning Signs | Intuitive

How to Avoid Black Hat SEO Agencies: Spooky Warning Signs | Intuitive


Intuitive Digital

Increasing visibility online is important for growth, but don't be fooled by spooky black hat SEO agencies. Learn how to spot good and bad SEO techniques!

What you need to know about millennials (courtesy of a millennial)

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Recently, I took my first steps into the home buying process. Having turned 25 this past April, I felt it was time to start “investing” my money rather than continuing to throw it away towards rent. Very grown up of me, right? That is… until I had to call my dad to ask what I […]

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B2B Business Blogs: On-Site or Off-Site?

by Aaron @ Internet Marketing Blog

We’ve discussed previously what the benefits of blogs are to B2B businesses. Between attracting new customers, answering frequently asked questions, and positioning yourself as an expert in the field, there are plenty of reasons why you should be blogging. But we often have people ask us WHERE they should be blogging? If you do a […]

Customer Acquisition Strategy for Startups: 23 Techniques to Win New Customers

by Jabed Hasan @ GrowthFunnel

Do you have an awesome product or service many people would like to buy? And do you need more customers? If your answer is “yes” to the above questions, then this article is for you. When marketing newbies hear the term “customer acquisition” they easily get confused. Some ask “what does it mean?” The definition […]

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How Mobile is Changing SEO

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

We are in the midst of the mobile revolution. To anyone who thinks that they can wait it out: rethink your strategy. The reality is mobile is – and will continue to be – the future. When it comes to catering to your mobile users, it all starts with search. Local content conquers the keyword. […]

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Why Oversimplifying SEO Is Dangerous – Here’s Why #130

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Google gets more complex and sophisticated with each passing year, and yet many still want to believe that there are “magic bullet” hacks or tricks that are simple ways to get higher search rankings. In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Eric Enge tells you why! Don’t miss a... Read More >

What is Google Optimize?

by Ciaran Rogers @ Target Internet

Google Optimize is an online split-testing tool from Google that plugs into your website and enables you to experiment with different ways of delivering your content. It facilitates three types of testing – A/B testing, multivariate testing, and redirect tests. Optimize is typically used for conversion rate[...]

12 companies hit with a Google manual penalty

by Christopher Ratcliff @ black hat SEO – Search Engine Watch

Just in case you're ever tempted to try a few black-hat practices to manipulate your search positions in Google, here are 12 tales to persuade you otherwise.

SearchCap: SEO content audits, a search marketer’s view of Facebook & a link study

by Amy Gesenhues @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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The Secret Life Of The Black Hat SEO

The Secret Life Of The Black Hat SEO


Search Engine Land

The black hat SEO flies under the radar. He doesn't want to attract too much attention -- he knows attention brings bad things. Essentially he lives in the

SEO: Dwelling on Dwell Time (The Hidden Analytics Metric)

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Dwell Time or “dwellz” as the young SEO’s in our office like to call it (ok , no one really calls it that) is a

Do You Need A Website For Affiliate Marketing?

by Michael Rogers @ Affiliate Marketer Training

Now that I’ve been in the industry for awhile, one of the most common questions people ask me is “do you need a website for affiliate marketing?” I think it is because when most people think of websites they think of web design and having to learn computer code which is a very complex skill […]

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Integrated IDX: Why does it matter?

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

We’ve been talking about the importance of integrated IDX for Realtors since 2008. Six years later, we’re still coming across sites that do not have integrated IDX and prospective clients who do not understand why it’s important. We felt it was time to revisit what integrated IDX is and why it matters so much to […]

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The Age of Snapchat: how technology is changing the buyer market.

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Snapchat is the fastest growing social network for millennials; it reaches over 41% of all individuals aged 18 to 34 in the U.S. daily, according to Nielsen. Millennials are the generation of people born between 1980 and 2000. The millennial generation is one of the largest generations in history and it’s beginning to enter its […]

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WHAT IT IS

by Target Internet @ Target Internet

What you will leave with Digital Strategy 2 Day Course This course is aimed at anyone who wants to create a digital strategy for their organisation. Some knowledge of digital channels will be an advantage. Digital strategy in perspective – why we need a digital strategy and what the[...]

The 5 Biggest Threats to Your Blogging Efforts

by Annaliese Henwood @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

You’ve invested in blogging, including all that time and effort. You don’t want to waste your resources by allowing things to interfere with your progress. These are five of the biggest threats that can harm your blogging efforts. With each threat comes the risk that you’ll lose opportunities, so it’s important you avoid them at […]

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Competitor Analysis: How To Crib Off The Competition

by Guy Sheetrit @ Over The Top SEO

Competitor Analysis: How to Crib Off Your Competitors Competitor analysis has long been an integral part of SEO. In such a dynamic field that is prone to rapid change, it is an invaluable method of ensuring that your practices and processes have not fallen behind. Once you start ranking all your sites well, it’s all […]

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An Illustrated History of Blackhat SEO

An Illustrated History of Blackhat SEO


Elite Strategies

An illustrated history of blackhat SEO starting from 1996 covering webspam, backlinks, doorway pages, web rings, link farms and everything in between!

Growth Hacking Tactics For Beginners (How To Use Them To Grow Your Business)

by Harsh Agrawal @ ShoutMeLoud

For over five years now, startup activity has experienced massive growth around the world. In fact, a post on the City A.M. blog shows that “a staggering 100 million businesses are launched annually, according to figures from GEM Global Report. It comes to just over three businesses every second, or 11,000 per hour.” However, does […]

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The FCC and Your Phone Service: What You Need to Know

by Paul Howey @ Virtual Phone System for Business | Talkroute

  According to their official mission statement, the Federal Communications Commission is the government agency which “regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.” The FCC, established in 1934, is subject to Congressional oversight and is “responsible for implementing and enforcing America’s communications law and regulations.”   What does the FCC actually do? So that’s the official background of the agency; now, what is it that the FCC actually does—and how does it affect our phone service today? As you’ll see in this article, it is actually working behind the scenes of a number of different aspects of our daily communications. The FCC is the governing body that primarily makes sure that U.S. communications, including phone service of all types, meet a specific set of standards as it applies to various interests such as regulation, ...

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Fifty Shades of Grey Hat: The SEO Experts Weigh In

by Kevin Lee @ black hat SEO – Search Engine Watch

This columnist spoke to search experts about various Grey Hat SEO tactics, which are often indistinguishable from the Black Hat SEO tactics that can get your site banned from Google.

SearchCap: Google AdWords ad suggestions, ad performance & Doodles

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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First date to soulmate: How to find your perfect marketing partner

First date to soulmate: How to find your perfect marketing partner

by Morgan Simpson @ Brafton

Considering a relationship with a marketing partner is a big decision. Maybe it’s your first time, you’re a bit green, not sure what to expect. Maybe it’s not your first... Read more »

Customer Service & Social Media: 3 Tips To Do It Right

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Social media. Those two words have become a definitive part of today’s culture. With over 75% of all internet users on social media, it’s quickly become a pinnacle of our digital world. This is why it’s no surprise that more and more people have built social media into a platform for transparency – where people […]

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Video SEO: Factors for Ranking in the Top 10 on Google

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

What does it take to rank your video in the top 10 results on Google? And on YouTube? Well, these are two very different enterprises entirely. A recent study found that 64% of all YouTube videos appearing in Google search results had a different rank hierarchy when searched on YouTube. In other words, videos ranking […]

SearchCap: Yelp hits Google again, link building & SMX East preview

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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3 Ways You Are Overcomplicating Your Business

by Paul Howey @ Virtual Phone System for Business | Talkroute

  The idea of this is to encourage you to take a look at your business from the inside, out, and to examine three elements in particular: Your aesthetic, product options, and web presence & design. So many businesses tend to ignore the forest for the trees, in a sense, and end up building a customer experience that turns them off due to it being complicated and therefore, unpalatable. You’ll find here a few simple solutions for business owners who may have alienated customers by making various elements of their business needlessly complicated.   For a Good Aesthetic, Less is More Think of your aesthetic as an advertisement. When a potential customer visits your business, everything they see—and even their other senses are involved—is a commercial for your product or service. The sad truth is that people would probably buy a sub-par product from you if the packaging is good—the ...

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Veterinary Content 101: What’s in a Word?

by Erin Green @ LifeLearn, Inc.

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Why Social Media Is NOT a Search Ranking Factor – Here’s Why #128

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

Many marketers assume that social media is a search ranking factor for Google, and some even believe they’ve seen proof. In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Mark and Eric explain why it is highly unlikely that social is a direct ranking signal, but also how social is useful... Read More >

5 Useful Tools to Hack Your Social Media Growth

by Christopher Jan Benitez @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

Growth hacking is all the rage nowadays, and with good reason. With the growing demand to generate sales for your online business, not to mention the cutthroat competition that you are up against, you are forced to use everything in your power to make it happen. However, unless you have unlimited funds to spend on […]

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How To Use Social Media For Affiliate Marketing

by Michael Rogers @ Affiliate Marketer Training

Using social media for affiliate marketing is one of the simplest and quickest ways to begin making money online. Affiliate marketing is a partnership between a company and an external website, where the external party helps to promote a product or products, and the company pays the external party a commission for each click that […]

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6 Signs that Your Business is Taking Over Your Life

by Paul Howey @ Virtual Phone System for Business | Talkroute

  This is an article about not letting your work get the better of you; it’s about not losing yourself in your business, which can be detrimental to your well-being. Honestly, it is necessary sometimes to devote pretty much all of your time & energy to your business, at the expense of being involved in your own life. It’s when this becomes the norm and perpetuates itself as a permanent cycle that you should be concerned.   1. You literally only go home to sleep. This basically means that you spend just about your entire waking life at work. If it has gotten this extreme (which is not uncommon), then it’s time to seriously assess how your real life fits into your schedule.   2. Your family is sending you signals. When you have a family at home, they are your greatest allies because they have your back. So when ...

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5 Ways to Prep Your Website Before 2015

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

2015 is only a few weeks away. Crazy, right? While you’re putting your list of new year resolutions together, don’t forget to think about your real estate website. We’ve put together a list of tips to prep your website so that you’re ready to hit the ground running as soon as January 1 shows up. 1. […]

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Google is closing in on black hat SEO practices | Brafton

Google is closing in on black hat SEO practices | Brafton


Brafton

Remember those gray hat links you let slip through the cracks that one time? They might drastically impact your SEO rankings now that Google's spam hunt is closing in.

Blogger’s Block? Here’s A Quick Solution To Get You Inspired

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Have you been experiencing writer’s block when it comes to creating content for your real estate blog? Don’t worry – we all go through it. In fact, any content creator will tell you that burnouts are a very real struggle. So what should you do when it happens? Let’s face it, no one expects writers […]

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Top 5 White Hat and Black Hat Search Optimisation Techniques - PushON

Top 5 White Hat and Black Hat Search Optimisation Techniques - PushON


PushON

Search engine optimisation, as with all things in life has a good, wholesome, fair and right way of doing things and a bad, unfair, downright naughty way of doing things. To describe the two SEO methodologies the terms “White Hat” and “Black Hat” SEO were coined. We sit very firmly in the white hat camp …

Going the distance with Content Marketing Strategist Emily Clark

Going the distance with Content Marketing Strategist Emily Clark

by Tressa Sloane @ Brafton

Whether it's keeping her clients happy or running the Boston Marathon, Emily Clark knows what it takes to reach the finish line.

SEO Title Tags: Best Practices and Examples

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

Title tags in SEO are like the title of your book for the demographics of your two most important types of readers; people and robots. The people need to know what they can expect to find on your page when they click the link. The robots (crawlers) prioritize your page and its content through a […]

Why Your Blogging & Social Media Strategies Are Bound to Fail

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

If you don’t have set goals for intangible marketing strategies (like blogging and posting on social media), then you’re bound to fail. Seem harsh? There’s a couple of reasons for that: 1) goals help you work toward an objective; 2) goals help you figure out how successful your efforts are. But how do you set […]

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What is ACTUALLY Going on in Black Hat vs. White Hat SEO in 2017

What is ACTUALLY Going on in Black Hat vs. White Hat SEO in 2017


12khz SEO | Web Design | PPC

Most of the posts on this topic mention practices that have been abandoned for years. Here I outline what SEOs are ACTUALLY doing in 2017.

Does Black Hat SEO Still Work? | Hallam Internet

Does Black Hat SEO Still Work? | Hallam Internet


Hallam Internet Ltd

Black Hat SEO is practised as much today as it was 10 years ago. This blog post covers: the techniques, real examples & some amazing/not so amazing results!

What’s Happening in Winston: August 3rd – 9th

by Matt Ball @ Nu expression

The post What’s Happening in Winston: August 3rd – 9th appeared first on Nu expression.

Malware That Fakes Hard Drive Failure

by PC Tools @ Security News

From precious photos to important work documents, a computer’s hard drive typically contains heaps of priceless data.  That’s why losing everything in the hard drive is a great fear for many—especially those who haven’t taken precautions to back their files … Continue reading

Google Making Big Moves In Travel

by Dave Davies @ SEO Services & Internet Marketing | Beanstalk

Over at Google areas tend to advance in groupings. That is to say – when they’re making changes in an area they tend to make a lot of them. We can see this in their patents where patents filed at similar times focus on similar areas and we can also see this in how features […]

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Why Black Hat SEO Still Works (Sometimes)

Why Black Hat SEO Still Works (Sometimes)


Stone Temple

You can still find obvious spam high in some Google search results. Does that mean black hat SEO works? Find out in this episode of Here's Why!

What’s Happening in Winston: August 24th – 30th

by newnuwp @ Nu expression

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What’s Happening in Winston: August 10th – 16th

by Matt Ball @ Nu expression

The post What’s Happening in Winston: August 10th – 16th appeared first on Nu expression.

The Power of Storytelling in Paid Search Marketing

by Rachel Bills @ Intuitive Digital

When you picture a paid search marketer you likely envision a mathematical, keyword-researching data genius that pulls Google Analytics reports in their sleep. And to be honest, you’re not wrong being a paid search marketer requires you to have some clear traits. But what you might not envision is how much paid search marketing benefits […]

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What to Check Before Sending Your Daily Emails

by Gaurav Jain @ eMoneyIndeed

In the digital era, amidst the blooming variety of real-time messengers and sophisticated communication tools, no business could do without good old email. It is an instrument that can boast features of a snail-mail letter and those of an instant message.   While an email gets sent and delivered in a matter of seconds, treating …

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Attackers using Prince William engagement for attacks

by Patrik Runald @ Black Hat SEO

It didn't take long for attackers to take advantage of the big news that Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting married. As we have explained before, attackers have the process down to a science. They monitor breaking news, trending topics, and buzz words, then automatically manipulate search results based on what's happening in the world. Websense customers are protected against this attack through our Advanced Classification Engine

Does Google Use Analytics Data to Discover new URLs for Crawling?

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Recently we published data that suggests that Google does NOT use Chrome data to discover new URLs for crawling. That surprised a lot of people, because most assume that Google uses every possible source to find new content. Today, I’m publishing the results of a study that takes this process one step further. In this... Read More >

Why Gary V Suggests Using Snapchat & Facebook Live to Increase Real Estate Sales

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Inman Connect speaker, Gary Vaynerchuk is someone that I closely follow. His enthusiastic insights on how to find success in today’s entrepreneurial world are not only sensible but also inspiring. A perfect example of his influence can be found in an article he wrote a few months back titled “How The Real Estate Industry Can […]

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How to Make Money from Your Backyard

by Gaurav Jain @ eMoneyIndeed

You can use what you already have, say a backyard, as one of the 20 Ways to Make Money Online Working from Home Part Time. If you have a property outside the house, here are some top backyard ideas on a budget.   People all over are looking for ways to earn money from home. …

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Sweet 16

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

September 14, 2015 marked the 16th birthday of Union Street Media. The company started with the of the launch of Middkid.com, a “for students by students” site that was born in my Middlebury College dorm room with the help of a few friends. A few years later, we launched our first real estate site for Century 21 Advantage and I’m proud to say that Brian French is still a client.

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Does Website Optimization Really Work?: Just ask Plasma Rugged Solutions

by admin @ Internet Marketing Blog

            Plasma Rugged Case Study: When we think of site optimization we think of adding new keywords or key phrases that we would like clients to be indexed for. With Plasma Rugged we took it to another level. Plasma Rugged needed a UX overhaul and a core page restructuring to […]

Building a Foundation for Success: New Digital Marketing Services

by Rachel Allard @ Union Street Media

SEO, by and far one of the most popular buzzwords at real estate conventions, can no longer be your only digital marketing tactic. It’s about more than that. According to a study by Google and the National Association of Realtors, 70 percent of homebuyers only contacted a single agent before selecting one to assist them […]

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How to Get Your Real Estate Blog Noticed

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

So you started writing a blog, but no one’s biting. No comments, no “likes,” no mentions on Twitter. One of the biggest challenges that real estate bloggers face is getting their blog noticed on a larger scale and expanding their reader base beyond their friend circle. While blogging success is a lot about diligence and […]

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The Week In Search & SEO: September 8, 2017

by Dave Davies @ SEO Services & Internet Marketing | Beanstalk

Here you’ll find the top stories in search and SEO for the week ending September 8, 2017. If you think we missed anything please feel free to add them in the comments below. And that’s it for the week. If you think we missed anything feel free to include it in the comments below.algorith

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How to use Schema Markup for Better SERP

by Kristina Petrick @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

When creating any content for your website, it can sometimes be difficult for search engines to crawl your content and discover the topics you’re trying to present. Schema markup is one tool you can use to help clarify your content, by including markup for SERP that explains to crawlers what your data means. While you ...

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What’s Happening in Winston: September 14th – 20th

by newnuwp @ Nu expression

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The Week In Search & SEO: September 1, 2017

by Dave Davies @ SEO Services & Internet Marketing | Beanstalk

Top stories in SEO and search for the week ending September 1, 2017 includes major knowledge panel changes, video on Google maps & more.

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Facebook Eliminates Ability to Modify Link Previews: What Does This Mean For You?

by ZGM @ Zero Gravity Marketing

If you run a Page for your business on Facebook, you’ve probably used the platform to share links with your...

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Alleviate Safety Concerns With Local Market Data

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Home – it’s more than just a physical address; it’s everything from the neighbor next door to the local coffee shop down the street. Real estate professionals know better than anyone that buyers aren’t just purchasing a house, they are purchasing an entire lifestyle. From the schools to the restaurants, the actual area that they […]

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The Week In Search & SEO: August 18, 2017

by Dave Davies @ SEO Services & Internet Marketing | Beanstalk

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Keep Your Site Alive During the Winter Lull

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

It’s no secret to real estate agents: existing home sales trend downward during the fall and winter months. Gloomy skies and icy weather conditions tend to deter home buyers from visiting houses that are on the market; most families don’t want to deal with a move if it’s in the middle of the school year. […]

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Women in Tech: Closing the Gender Gap

by Shamima Begum @ PushON

It’s a well known fact that there is a shortage of women in the digital marketing and technology industries, and that women are a minority when it comes to senior roles in tech companies operating in the UK. Tackling the issue has been a long and rocky road as there is a great deal of […]

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Digital Marketing Podcast Episode 154: How to Manage SEO

Digital Marketing Podcast Episode 154: How to Manage SEO

by Ciaran Rogers @ Target Internet

Get our top tips on how to manage the SEO of your company’s website. Whether you manage SEO projects via an agency or manage your own SEO in house, we have some top tips to help you with managing your search engine optimisation campaigns. Daniel walks us[...]

Instant Exploits?

by Anonymous @ Black Hat SEO

Earlier today, Google announced a number of new technologies as part of their Google Inside Search Launch (http://www.google.com/insidesearch/). One of the more interesting is their idea to speed up the Web with something called "Instant Pages." The basic idea is that they are taking their ability to correctly guess what a user is going to search on, and pre-loading the content from the origin server onto your local machine. Apparently, this only works with the Chrome browser.
 

Should You Buy Backlinks in 2017?

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

Are you thinking about buying backlinks in 2017? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Almost every person who has done SEO has considered buying links. Let me start with the reasons why people (like myself) buy or have bought backlinks. Why People Buy Backlinks My company has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on backlinks and […]

5 Popular SEO Practices Which Don’t Work Today

by Christopher Flores @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

The SEO world is extremely competitive, which, in turn, leads to competing ideologies and best practices. If you are new to SEO, it wouldn’t take you very long to get confused about which techniques actually work, and which ones don’t. In the recent months, we have seen a whole host of updates from Google. Hence, ...

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How to Create a Brand that Attracts New Customers Like a Magnet

by Jamie Turner @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

So there you are – you’ve developed a marketing campaign designed to drive prospects to your website. The results have been pretty good and you have a lot to be proud of. The problem is that none of the new visitors are doing what you want them to. Whether it’s getting them to download an […]

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Black Hat SEO

Black Hat SEO


Treehouse

Black Hat SEO means using techniques to drive as many people to your site no matter what the cost. It means doing so dishonestly, unethically, and (occasionally) illegally.

What is Content?

by Clix @ The Clix Group

Content for your site goes beyond the text on the page. Megan,...

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5 Reasons to Avoid “Affordable” SEO Services

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

Falling for the “affordable” SEO services trap will wreck your business. I don’t want that to happen to you! This guide will explain why you need to avoid these services (and what to look for). Then, I’ll show you what you can do if you have a limited SEO budget. Let’s jump in. What is […]

Why It’s Time to Move Beyond the Traditional Marketing Funnel – Here’s Why #123

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

It turns out that the traditional marketing and sales funnel is no longer a complete picture of how people decide what to buy and whom to buy from in the digital age. In this episode of our popular Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Mark Traphagen explains the missing piece in the equation... Read More >

Top SEO Marketing Tactics to Reach the Mobile-First Generation

by Christelle Macri @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

Today’s internet users are increasingly, and in some segments overwhelmingly, getting their content from mobile devices. A 2016 survey found that more young people now use social media than television as their main news source, an indication of just how dominant mobile now is. What does it all mean for today’s SEO marketing?   Indexing is changing […]

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NY Times Article: The Dirty Little Secret Of Search

by John Merse @ black hat seo – Union Street Media

How JC Penney Got In Trouble With Google NY Times writer David Segal wrote a great article about JC Penney attempt to ‘’cheat’’ Google and increase their organic rankings. As we know, Google’s goal is to search every corner of the Internet and find the most important, relevant sites that match the query you typed […]

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The Maine Real Estate Network wins top real estate website award

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

The Maine Real Estate Network (TMREN) was recognized by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global community of more than 500 high quality independent real estate firms, with the Website Quality Certification (WQC) award. This distinction is awarded to LeadingRE member websites that combine high standards for design, technology and service. To […]

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Black Hat Vs White Hat SEO Guide

Black Hat Vs White Hat SEO Guide


Source Wave : SEO Blog

Black Hat VS White Hat SEO made easy

How featured snippets can be manipulated by private blog networks

by Michael Bertini @ black hat SEO – Search Engine Watch

Private blog networks (PBNs) are largely thought to be a black hat SEO technique of the past since Google took action against them in 2014. But there are still some around, and they can play a big role in manipulating Google's vaunted featured snippets.

Responsive Websites Are Here!

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

To provide the best user experience on all of our websites regardless of the browsing device, we’re excited to announce the introduction of responsive websites. Up to this point our platform automatically redirected a user to a mobile specific version of their site—a separate entity, distinct from the full site that is viewed on a desktop.   Our […]

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Bin Laden Story Brings an Abundance of Malware

by PC Tools @ Security News

Image courtesy of Flickr user swanksalot While the news that U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden probably came as a big surprise to all of us, the use of the topic to spread malware should be a surprise to no … Continue reading

What is the Best Search Engine Rank (SERP) Checker Tool?

by Marcel Casella @ Over The Top SEO

SEO Rank Checker What Is The Best Search Engine Rank Checker Tool? If you are serious about delivering great results for your clients, then you are going to have to invest in some excellent quality tools. There are many tools available on the market, and new pieces of software are launched on an almost daily […]

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What does it mean to blog?

What does it mean to blog?

by Lauren Fox @ Brafton

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in meeting deadlines, posting content, researching and brainstorming new ideas, applying keyword research techniques and analyzing data that comes in on our website’s performance... Read more »

Business Heading in a New Direction – Stack Plastics

by admin @ Internet Marketing Blog

Problem: Stack Plastics, a Bay Area Injection Molding Company, was heading in a new direction—spearheaded by the launch of a brand new website. They contacted Ecreativeworks to ensure best practices SEO were implemented to create a new emphasis on targeting organic customers. Solution: From implementation to launch, and through ongoing optimization, Ecreativeworks ensured the framework […]

SEO Backlinks 101: The Complete Crash Course to Backlinks and SEO

by Steven John @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

Feel like something’s missing from your SEO? I know what it is, and it’s right under your nose. It’s the almighty SEO backlink—a detail that’s overlooked all the time, by SEO newbies and experts alike. Yup, there are people with tons of SEO and keyword research experience who still have questions about backlinks. What are they? ...

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Why You Shouldn’t Become a CEO Just for the Title

by Paul Howey @ Virtual Phone System for Business | Talkroute

  There’s no doubt that starting a business takes a powerful drive, to build something from scratch and bring a vision to life. Exactly where that drive comes from, though, is significant because it may determine whether the business owner will have the motivation to stick it out for the long haul.   Mr. John Q. Important, President & CEO It’s one of the most sought-after titles in American history, and it’s understandable that we clamber to reach that position because let’s face it—it just sounds good. But along with the title comes the responsibility and stress of running a business, among other things. So, if you got into business just for the title and the respect, then more power to you—as long as you can handle the other because if you can’t, your whole company could be in trouble.   The Magic Fades Yes, it’s great to be the ...

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10 Black Hat SEO Techniques That Harms Your Google Ranking

10 Black Hat SEO Techniques That Harms Your Google Ranking


ShoutMeLoud

A collection of black hat Search engine optimization issues which are avoidable and too much harmful for any websites out there.

September 2017 AdWords Promo Code

by Dave Davies @ SEO Services & Internet Marketing | Beanstalk

Google AdWords promo codes are codes given out predominantly to new advertisers as an enticement to try the AdWords system. They range in values with most general promo codes in the US offering advertisers who spend $25 to get $75. Google Partners can generate codes of higher values with US advertisers getting a $100 credit […]

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SEO: Content Cruft Cleanup Case Study

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

If you’ve been paying attention to a lot of the case studies in various SEO blogs, you’ll see more and more articles about content pruning,

Tumblr SEO: An Internet Marketers Guide to Owning Tumblr

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

An Intro to Tumblr SEO Hello there to our loyal followers and new fans alike.  Today we will be talking about the wonderful world of

Recent Real Estate Website Launches: October 2014

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

It’s that time again… recent real estate website launches! We’ve been cranking them out over the past few weeks, and we’re so glad to call these real estate companies part of our team. Josiah Allen Real Estate Fieldstone Group Stone Wall Real Estate Professionals West Asheville Real Estate Central Falls Realty Like what you see? Check […]

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Lawyers, Law Firms, and Junk Called Black Hat SEO | Lawyernomics

Lawyers, Law Firms, and Junk Called Black Hat SEO | Lawyernomics


Lawyernomics by Avvo

Legal Marketing and Public Relations: Attorneys who hire SEO firms need to understand the difference between Black Hat SEO and White Hat SEO.

The Maine Real Estate Network’s New Website is Live!

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

The Maine Real Estate Network is an expansive team of more than 525 real estate agents across 21 statewide offices. As Maine’s largest independent real estate agency, having a strong online presence is vital to The Maine Real Estate Network’s ability to scale successfully. When looking to refresh their website, they needed something that could compete with other high-end […]

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How to Choose an Influencer to Boost Your Marketing Campaign

by Olivia Ryan @ Single Grain

In the past few years, everybody has heard about influencer marketing. What exactly is this? Well, let’s take a practical example. Let’s say your smartphone broke and you need to buy a new one that is suitable for your needs. You found three phones matching your criteria: the latest iPhone, a Samsung, and a Nokia. […]

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Preventing Bad Mobile Display Ad Experiences with 5 AdWords Settings

by David Haefele @ Vertical Rail

Last week we activated a Google display campaign for a client, and within a few days our client received an email from a user who had gotten annoyed with the ads. The user complained that the ads interrupted the solitaire game on his phone. The user then said that if …read more »

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Digital Marketing Video Episode 13 – What is Blackhat SEO?

Digital Marketing Video Episode 13 – What is Blackhat SEO?


Target Internet

Blackhat SEO is the process of attempting to manipulate the search engines into giving you better search results. In this video we explore what Backchat SEO is in more detail, the risk and reasons not to do it and look at some often common techniques that are[...]

Why Featured Snippets Can Rocket You to the Top in SEO – Here’s Why 133

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Featured snippets can rocket search results for your site to the very top of search, but how do you earn them? Is Google giving us any clues? In this episode of the popular Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Eric Enge reveals startling new research that shows how Google telegraphs in advance which... Read More >

Millions of Sony PlayStation Users Become Data Theft Victims

by PC Tools @ Security News

Image courtesy of Flickr user Sam Howzit Just like that, almost 80 million PlayStation owners became victims of one of the biggest cases of data theft ever.  The data robbery occurred between April 17th and 19th, and Sony had to … Continue reading

5 Black Hat SEO Techniques to Avoid | AllWork.Space

5 Black Hat SEO Techniques to Avoid | AllWork.Space


AllWork.Space

5 SEO Techniques that flexible workspace operators should avoid in order to improve their search engine rankings.

Black Hat SEO vs. White Hat SEO

Black Hat SEO vs. White Hat SEO


Creative Propulsion Labs

What are “Black Hat” and “White Hat” SEO techniques? The terms “white hat” and “black hat” come from old westerns. These terms outside of the wild, wild west reflect good and bad forms of SEO marketing. White Hat SEO practices follow search engine guidelines. This will encourage your potential customers to have faith in the content of your website. White Hat SEO will also give you legitimate ranking in search engines.

How to Rank #1 in Google for “PBNs” (Without Using PBNs)

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

All about that PBN life? That’s cool because I used to love using PBNs. But let’s be honest: I didn’t just love using PBNs… I was obsessed with them. I would nerd out all day about how I can grow my network, how to find the perfect expired domains, how to build my PBN, how […]

6 Types of Social Media Posts that Encourage Preventive Care

by LifeLearn @ LifeLearn, Inc.

How many times have you treated pets with illnesses or injuries that could have been...

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How to Identify Your Target Audience

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Want to sell more homes? Of course you do. But it’s not that easy, is it? If you really want to find new leads, then you’ve got to get inside the heads of buyers and sellers within your market. The problem? Many Realtors get too comfortable. They rely on their personal experience and bias; they […]

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13 Popular Black Hat SEO Techniques to Avoid Getting Penalized - eMoneyIndeed

13 Popular Black Hat SEO Techniques to Avoid Getting Penalized - eMoneyIndeed


eMoneyIndeed

Black Hat SEO can take you to the peak of website ranking and traffic in a very short time. But stri

How to Outrank Your Competitors’ PPC Ads

by AJ Agrawal @ White Shark Media Blog

PPC is about more than just feeding money into a machine. In order to get the most out of it, you’ll need to utilize a few SEO tricks.

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Guess Who: How to create winning B2B buyer personas

Guess Who: How to create winning B2B buyer personas

by Tressa Sloane @ Brafton

Remember that game Guess Who? You had to narrow down a field of people to find the one your opponent had chosen. Is this person wearing glasses? Do they have... Read more »

Should Google be more transparent with its updates?

by Rebecca Sentance @ black hat SEO – Search Engine Watch

Most of Google's algorithm updates nowadays are unconfirmed and unannounced, leaving website owners and SEOs guessing as to what caused a change in ranking and what they can do to fix it. Does Google owe it to its users to be more transparent?

17 Black Hat SEO Techniques to Avoid

17 Black Hat SEO Techniques to Avoid


DesignHammer Website Design and Development in North Carolina

Background and Definitions Black hat and white hat are terms derived from Western movie convention where the good guy would wear a white hat that contrasted with the bad guy's black hat. However, there are instances where this doesn't apply, such as Paladin in Have Gun - Will Travel. The terms have been adapted to describe SEO techniques approved by the search engines' terms of service (TOS) and those that violate them.

Knowing Black Hat SEO

Knowing Black Hat SEO


Moz

You should know the characteristic of black hat SEO clearly.  Knowing this will avoid your websites being banned by Search Engines. 1.  CloakingWhen website or web pages are set up to display different content for a search engine spider versus a human user. Cloaking delivers one version of a page to an Internet user and a different ...

Ernie Whitehouse Shares His Thoughts

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Last month a handful of Union Street Media employees headed to Portland, ME to visit The Maine Real Estate Network. Our team met with Ernie Whitehouse, the Chief Operating Officer of The Maine Real Estate Network. We asked Ernie what it’s like working with Union Street Media and why our partnership continues to thrive. To […]

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This Week In Search & SEO: August 4, 2017

by Dave Davies @ SEO Services & Internet Marketing | Beanstalk

It was a big week in search and SEO with some of the biggest stories coming out of the paid search world by both Bing and Google. So let’s jump in …

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All Good Work Is Helping Shared Workspace Operators Tell A Unique Story

by Cecilia Amador @ AllWork.Space

All Good Work is a not for profit platform that connects shared workspace operators with local nonprofits in need of…

Wake Up Your Sleeping Beauty Content!

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

How to Get Value from Your Low-Performing Content Remember the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty? Placed under a curse by an evil fairy (I hate when that happens!), a princess falls into perpetual slumber, from which she can be awakened only by the kiss of a prince. If you regularly produce content for your website, inevitably... Read More >

How to Use Content to Improve Customer Lifetime Value

by John Waldron @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

It’s well-documented that it’s both easier and cheaper to sell to an existing customer than it is to a new one. Indeed, according to Gartner, “65% of a company’s business comes from existing customers, and it costs five times as much to attract a new customer than to keep an existing one satisfied.” Paul Farris […]

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How To Run An Online Marketing Campaign Using Only Photos and Videos

by Maher Abiad @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

Today we’re going to talk to you about the power of visuals. The power to convey messages and thoughts where simple words can’t. We’d like to show you how you would construct a marketing campaign with video and photos as the key driver of your strategy. Today, the culture of image and visuals has taken ...

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Using Craigslist For Affiliate Marketing: A Good Strategy?

by Michael Rogers @ Affiliate Marketer Training

The internet is filled with potential, and those who are looking for ways to improve their salary potential and make it easier to work from home will often have questions about exactly what the best paths to their goals are. One of the best choices out there is affiliate marketing, and learning more about it […]

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Union Street Media Partners With ReadyChat

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Union Street Media is thrilled to announce our new partnership with ReadyChat! ReadyChat is the industry leading online chat tool exclusively for real estate. In this new age of instancy being available when prospective buyers or sellers are ready to talk can make the difference between creating a relationship and losing a customer. Union Street […]

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Why Your Site Structure Matters for SEO – Here’s Why #121

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Subdomains, subfolders, or microsites: which is best for organizing the content of your website? In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Mark Traphagen asks Eric Enge to cover the pros and cons of each, especially from an SEO perspective. Don’t miss a single episode of Here’s Why with Mark & Eric.... Read More >

Ranking Videos on Google and YouTube: Study Shows How They Differ

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

  Count on it: Google is going to optimize for the best combination of user experience/satisfaction (market share) and revenue on each of its platforms. What users expect on YouTube vs. Google Search is different. Stating that a bit more subtly, think of this as optimizing their ongoing revenue over time. With that in mind,... Read More >

Recent Launches – July 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

On July 7, 2016 our production team hit an impressive milestone: launching 50 websites in row in only 47 days! But hey, it’s supposed to be about quality over quantity right? For anyone that thinks that you can’t have both, we are excited to share some of our beautiful new sites. Our production team has […]

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SEO: Adobe Dreamweaver as a Google Ranking Signal

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Within the past few months, we’ve discovered what we believe is one of the most shocking discoveries the SEO community has seen in the last

Purge BlackHat SEO

by EazyServer @ black hat seo — WordPress Plugins

This plugin will scan through all your posts and pages purging any malicious black-hat SEO…

7 Black Hat SEO Tactics to Avoid

7 Black Hat SEO Tactics to Avoid


LifeLearn, Inc.

Black hat SEO tactics can get your website penalized or banned by search engines. Make sure you're not using any of these techniques.

The Beginners Guide to Blackhat SEO

The Beginners Guide to Blackhat SEO


JacobKing.com

Want to know more about blackhat SEO? This is the most comprehensive guide to black hat SEO around. Peak behind the scenes at the tactics and strategies...

What Are Meta Tags—and Are They Still Relevant?

by LifeLearn @ LifeLearn, Inc.

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Fake News, Facebook and the Devastating Effect on User Experience

by Guy Sheetrit @ Over The Top SEO

Fake News, Facebook and the Devastating Effect on User Experience Over the last twelve months, hundreds of fake news sites have sprouted, and they all have a few things in common. They all target the US political arena, and many of them have been traced back to teenage owners in Macedonia. A few months ago […]

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Google Maps Marketing: How to Optimize Your Website

by Guy Sheetrit @ Over The Top SEO

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(Quick Answer) How long does it take for PPC to actually work?

by Kelly Kitchel @ Intuitive Digital

I get this question a lot so I thought I’d write a quick post on it. The short (and annoying) answer is that it varies based on your goals, but we recommend committing to a minimum of 3 months, especially if it’s your website’s first PPC campaign. PPC can work as a short term strategy […]

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How to Become an SEO Expert [Complete Guide]

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

Are you wondering what steps you need to take become an SEO expert? Perfect because this guide is going to show you everything you need to know. Becoming an SEO expert isn’t as complicated as you may think. All you need to do is follow the framework I’m going to show you and take action. […]

5 Black Hat SEO Practices You Need To Stop Now! - GetResponse Blog

5 Black Hat SEO Practices You Need To Stop Now! - GetResponse Blog


GetResponse Blog - Online Marketing Tips

Do you remember those old westerns where the “bad guys” wore black hats, which, from the audience’s perspective, clearly distinguished them from the “good guys” who wore white hats? Well, even if you don’t, this is where the terms “black hat SEO” and “white hat SEO” originate. So, this means that if any amount of …

Five Ways Google’s Downgrade of Pop-Up Ads is Already Affecting Your Business

by Ajay Paghdal @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

It’s a pop-up world out there. As a small business owner, you work tirelessly to attract visitors to your site and convert them into paying customers. And, if you’re like millions of others marketing your business online, at some point you’ve used pop up ads to reach your target audience. Recently, Google announced it will ...

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How to stand out to the (eventual) flood of millennial home buyers.

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Home ownership in the United States dropped to its lowest rate in over 50 years in the second quarter of 2016; it fell to 62.9%, according to the Census Bureau. This is mostly due to the fact that millennials aren’t buying homes; not because they don’t want to but because they can’t. The Pew Research Center […]

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Why B2B Marketers Should Turn Their White Papers Into Executive Briefs

by John Waldron @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

Content marketing is all about attracting the right audience by creating content that is relevant to them. The next step is to ensure that content reaches the audience – perhaps as part of an email marketing campaign, or on social media networks, for example.   Content comes in lots of shapes and sizes In order […]

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Save your online reputation - Avoid Black Hat SEO

Save your online reputation - Avoid Black Hat SEO


My Brother Darryl

"SEO Poisoning", "Black hat SEO", "Dirty SEO" - Malicious SEO hacking is known by many names, it doesn't matter what it's call, the result is always the same: your site visitors are greeted with a warning from Google that your site may be hacked. Many website owners don't even realize their site has

Bloomberg Businessweek: The Future of AI Depends on a Huge Workforce of Human Teachers

by humangrid @ clickworker.com

VCs are investing heavily in startups that tap people to make artificial intelligence better at speaking, seeing, and driving. more

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Solo Build It Review & Real World Example

by Michael Rogers @ Affiliate Marketer Training

This Solo Build It! review isn’t going to be your typical product review. My hope is that this review is much different than any other review you’ve ever seen before, and a very unique review of Solo Build It! that I doubt anyone else will attempt to replicate. I have personally been a Solo Build […]

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The Top Spot Guaranteed – Placement as a Featured Snippet on Google

by Thomas @ clickworker.com

Is the Featured Snippet the Holy Grail of search engine optimization? After all it earns a website placement above the first organic hit. So for that reason, we’re going to take a closer look at the Featured Snippet today. What is it exactly? How does it work? And how can you also find this Holy […]

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SearchCap: Google iOS app trends, difficult clients & content SEO

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Welcome to the Windy City!

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

The Windy City, Chicago, it was here that Walt Disney took his first steps, the vacuum cleaner and cell phone were invented, and it’s home to one of the world’s last free zoos. There are plenty of reasons why 52 million people visit Chicago annually. Chicago is also the home to an expanding real estate market, […]

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👍 15 Ethical Ways to Do Black Hat SEO Techniques

👍 15 Ethical Ways to Do Black Hat SEO Techniques


Monitor Backlinks Blog

Black hat SEO needs to be a part of your digital marketing. Read about 15 ethical and unethical black hat SEO techniques.

103 Experts Explain How to Learn SEO (If They Had to Start Over)

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

Wondering how to learn SEO? Keep reading because 103 legit (and vetted) SEO experts are going to show you how to get started. But before you jump in, I want you to know one thing: This isn’t like other “expert” roundups. Since expert roundups have become an over-saturated content marketing tactic, my team and I […]

What’s in the Cards for Marketing Automation?

by Mary Grace @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

Automation, as a concept, is constantly evolving. Once upon a time, it was steam technology and the industrial revolution. Today, complex programming and advances in AI are opening up exciting, sometimes troubling, possibilities for the future of automation. I want to focus here on two potential implications of automation on the marketing industry in the […]

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13 Awesome Prototyping Tools for Designers

by Usability Tools @ Unamo Blog

My friend told me a joke once: “If I were to be a father, I’d want to see the prototype first.” I laughed at his remark and realized that this is true. Creating mockups is a crucial part of giving life to a new project, after all. Some of them prefer to go vanilla and create prototypes […]

Mobile Readiness for Real Estate: Google’s New Update

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Brace yourselves. Mobilegeddon is coming. Okay, maybe “mobilegeddon” is a little dramatic, but the search engine world is all atwitter after Google’s latest announcement. Last month, Google announced that as of April 21st, it will incorporate mobile-friendliness into its search algorithm’s many ranking factors. In their words: “…we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness […]

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SearchCap: AdWords AMP landing pages, Google & Apple tracking & SEO mistakes

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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The Lifetime Customer: Your Golden Egg

by Elissa Giroux @ Union Street Media

With the busy Spring season fast approaching, it may be time to reconsider your current retention strategy. We all are guilty of it – when things get busy, it suddenly becomes impossible to remember to follow up with your current customers. Rather than adding more to your plate, you end up deciding, ‘eh, what’s one […]

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What is Local SEO?

by Clix @ The Clix Group

You may hear the term, “Local SEO” quite a bit in a...

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10 Reasons Why You Can’t Make Money with SEO

by Jacob King @ JacobKing.com

All the bullshit aside, why did you get into SEO in the first place? More importantly, why are you still grinding at it? I think it’s safe to assume that it was for financial reasons and that you’re not reading this post because you want to spread peace and love across the internet. It’s ok,... Read More →

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SearchCap: Google local business edits, AMP powered featured snippets & Bing Ads bid adjustments

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Digital Marketing Explained

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

The concept of digital marketing encompasses a variety of online and offline tactics that involve the use of electronic devices. For our purposes, we will focus on online digital marketing. Below are the most used and most important online tactics: Pay-per-click advertising (PPC) Search engine optimization (SEO) Social media marketing Email marketing Content marketing Pay-per-click […]

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11 Black Hat Techniques That Can Kill an SEO Campaign - Search Engine Journal

11 Black Hat Techniques That Can Kill an SEO Campaign - Search Engine Journal


Search Engine Journal

Do yourself a favor and become a Jedi, not a Sith. Going the way of the black hat SEO will only lead to fear. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering...

How Old & New Entrepreneurs Can Teach Each Other

by Paul Howey @ Virtual Phone System for Business | Talkroute

  With a massive, multi-generational assortment of entrepreneurs existing today, who are running everything from the small businesses in your neighborhood, to vast corporations, it means there are all kinds of business owners who each have their own knowledge and experience to teach. To focus on two main categories of entrepreneurs, old-school owners who have been around for a while and owners from the new generation, these can both learn a thing or two from each other.   LESSONS FROM THE OLD GUARD   Customer service is paramount. Old-school business owners generally took customer service to a degree that is not as familiar to the new generation. There have always been companies that provided terrible service, but in earlier generations, the emphasis was on going the extra mile for a customer. In some cases, that would mean treating customers like family, and otherwise never stopping until they were satisfied, keeping ...

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What is Opendoor and why you should care

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

In a global market with nearly $1 trillion in yearly transaction volume, Opendoor is currently a relatively small player. The real estate industry has been generally undisturbed for decades, but this tech startup is starting to crack the facade and could quickly become a household name. What is Opendoor and how it works Opendoor relies […]

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Recent Launches – August 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

As August comes to an end, we sadly know that it’s time to start saying farewell to summer. We will certainly miss the warm weather and sunshine. However, with every end comes a new beginning. Check out some of the new websites we launched this month, below!   Lombardi Properties   RE/MAX Realty Group/100   J Barrett & […]

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Save your online reputation – Avoid Black Hat SEO

by Darryl @ My Brother Darryl

“SEO Poisoning”, “Black hat SEO”, “Dirty SEO” – Malicious SEO hacking is known by many names, it doesn’t matter what it’s call, the result is always the same: your site...

Why Metadata Matters for SEO – Here’s Why #124

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

Metadata is easy to ignore, but it actually can help your pages get more clicks. In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Art of SEO lead author Eric Enge helps you understand metadata and why it matters for your SEO. Don’t miss a single episode of Here’s Why with Mark &... Read More >

Q&A With Klaviyo Email Marketing

by Andrea 'Andi' Joseph @ Vertical Rail

We discovered Klaviyo because they have technology that helps ecommerce brands manage more sophisticated email marketing programs. What began as a two-person team has grown into a company of more than 50 people specializing in email marketing for ecommerce stores. Founded in 2012 in Massachusetts, Klaviyo works with thousands of …read more »

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A History of Famous Google Penalties

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Over the past 2 decades there have been a number of high profile Google search penalties. These penalties range from innocent mistakes, to blatant disregard

Black Hat SEO:  Is It Really as Evil as They Say?

Black Hat SEO:  Is It Really as Evil as They Say?


Virtual Phone System for Business | Talkroute

    There is a lot of discussion about the strategies that are used by SEO marketers today, and rightfully so because this medium is the greatest driver of online traffic to company websites.   There are a variety of ways to generate traffic to a site through search engine ranking. Some strategies are effective, and some are not; some tactics are ethical, and some cause more trouble than they’re worth.   It’s really a matter of how closely you want to toe the line between what’s ethical and what’s not because even the bad guys of SEO have some success.   The good folks over at Google. Google puts a great deal of energy into filling their index with quality, relevant information, but the main reason they pay attention to that is because they want everyone to turn to them for information.   The good folks at Google are ... Read More

Does Affiliate Marketing Really Work?

by Michael Rogers @ Affiliate Marketer Training

Money. We could all use a little bit more of it, and while they say that it won’t buy happiness there’s no question that it can certainly make things a little easier. There are numerous ways that people in today’s world can earn extra income, and one particular way that I almost found by accident […]

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Mobile Malware Making the Rounds in 2011

by PC Tools @ Security News

Image via Flickr user ♀Μøỳαл_Bгεлл♂ These days, mobile phones are capable of sending emails, checking Facebook, playing streaming music, and a whole bag of other tricks.  They’re essentially small computers that transport your digital persona wherever you go.  The emergence … Continue reading

Anchor Text Guide for 2017

by Nathan Gotch @ Gotch SEO

This is Premium Content from Gotch SEO Academy. Enjoy! What is anchor text and how do you use it? Don’t worry! This guide will show you how to use anchor text so that you can maximize your SEO results. Let’s jump right in: Table of Contents What is Anchor Text? Anchor Text Before Penguin 10 […]

Customer Retention Strategies: 21 Effective Ways to Improve Your Customer Retention

by Jabed Hasan @ GrowthFunnel

What is customer retention? It refers to the activities that companies do to reduce the number of customers they lose each month, quarter, and year. Why should you care about customer retention? Research conducted by Fred Reichheld of Bain & Company (the inventor of the net promoter score) shows that increasing customer retention rates by […]

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Who has your vote? Malicious Adobe and Firefox updates join the rogue AV election!

by Anonymous @ Black Hat SEO

I wonder how much longer rogue AV will ride the wave of major news?  Having recently blogged about Rogue AV riding the US Midterm Elections wave, we spotted further activity on what appeared to be blank pages from the Black Hat SEO we noticed yesterday.  Websense customers are continually being protected against this attack through our Advanced Classification

Does Black Hat SEO Work In 2016? - Affiliate Marketer Training

Does Black Hat SEO Work In 2016? - Affiliate Marketer Training


Affiliate Marketer Training

So, does black hat search engine optimization still work in 2016? Yes! Here are black hat SEO methods that still work in 2016 and why I don't use some.

Users are not as Tech-Savvy as You Think

by Darryl @ My Brother Darryl

Have you ever had the impression that most people are not as skilled with computers as you are? Well, here's some data to back it up.

What’s Happening in Winston: July 27th – August 2nd

by Matt Ball @ Nu expression

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The Difference Between White Hat and Black Hat SEO

The Difference Between White Hat and Black Hat SEO


The Balance

Optimize your site using white hat SEO strategies and avoiding black hat SEO techniques. These tips show you how and what to avoid.

ORM and SERP Sculpting: A Reputation Management Tactic for 2017

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

Without question, one of the most anxiety provoking tasks we do as SEO’s is online reputation management. In addition to the normal deadlines and tasks

The Power of You: Lessons on How to Succeed in Real Estate from Inman Connect

by Rachel Allard @ Union Street Media

I’ll admit it. Before I joined the Union Street Media team, I was hesitant to dive into the real estate industry. I came from the world of grocery e-commerce and international retail; I was convinced that due to the economic and regulatory challenges in real estate, meaningful change was going to take years. I was […]

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Motivational Monday | Jared

by Clix @ The Clix Group

In this week’s Motivational Monday, Jared shares his perspective on what makes...

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Blackhat Google SEO Poisoning of keyword "patti labelle"

by Anonymous @ Black Hat SEO

Blackhat SEO poisoning is something we have blogged about numerous times in the past [1] [2] [3]. 
If you aren't familiar with the topic here are the basics: 

5 Practical Sales Tips to Make You a Better Closer

by Paul Howey @ Virtual Phone System for Business | Talkroute

    1. Listen & Respond If you happen to be on the phone with a potential lead, then one of the absolute most important points to remember is to be a good listener. This comes naturally to some people; others have to work really hard to stop themselves from constantly trying to “handle” the person with whom they are speaking and control the conversation—especially salespersons. This doesn’t mean that you have to become introverted and never assert what you want to say; it simply means that you have to listen to what someone is saying, and then give a helpful response, based on what they are telling you that they need.   2. Avoid Templates First off, there are definitely circumstances that necessitate the use of templates for things like mass email campaigns. Basically, if you are targeting a large number of people for the same thing, then it’s ...

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4 Tips to Catch and Hold Your Consumer’s Attention

by Rachel Bills @ Intuitive Digital

What if I told you a goldfish had a longer attention span than you? Well, according to a recent study, the average attention span is now only 8 seconds. Meaning at 9 seconds, goldfish can officially focus longer than the average consumer. Which means entrepreneurs and small business owners face an increasingly difficult challenge when […]

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What Is The Best Affiliate Marketing Training Program To Sign Up For?

by Michael Rogers @ Affiliate Marketer Training

When I first decided to start my own company and was looking into the different ways to make money online, I was shocked by the amount of scams, so-called “gurus” and get-rich-quick schemes that were out there. I kept coming across company after company, website after website, promising to help me make millions online overnight. […]

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How to Write Content for People and Optimize It for Google

by Robert Morris @ Single Grain

You should always, always, always write content for people instead of writing it for Google. Luckily for you, Google works in a way that heavily favors content that is written for human beings. If that were not the case, then webmasters wouldn’t be able to write things such as “always, always, always” because Google would […]

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Multiregional Tracking in Unamo SEO

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

With Multiregional Keyword Tracking you’ll be able to track keywords in multiple regions in your Unamo SEO campaign. ​ Multiregional tracking only applies to Google; however, with a variety of local search engines in various countries, you can check the success of your keywords in one region against their success in another. By doing this, […]

Blackhat SEO poisoning leads to Blackhole Exploit Kit

by Anonymous @ Black Hat SEO

Instead of blogging about another case of Blackhat SEO poisoning (yes, Blackhat SEO poisoning does happen every day), I'm going to focus more on what happens after clicking on the poisoned search result. Although in the majority of cases unpatched users are exploited, I want to show how sometimes researching these cases can lead to a dead end. 

Recent Launches – May 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

Is it really the last day of May already? Since this was a record month for our production team, I think it’s appropriate to say that time flies when you’re busy building a ton of new websites! Check out some of this month’s recent launches. My Boston Apartment Greater Metropolitan Real Estate Sarsen Real Estate […]

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LinkedIn Marketing Strategies: 19 Ways to Get More Leads on LinkedIn

by Jabed Hasan @ GrowthFunnel

Kate Kendall, the founder and CEO of CloudPeeps, a freelance platform and community that matches indie professionals with remote jobs, said she receives LinkedIn In mails from people who don’t even know what she does. Imagine receiving emails from people offering to sell you the same services you offer. When you spam people, you lose […]

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10 Free And Useful Google Tools No Blogger Should Ignore

by Harsh Agrawal @ ShoutMeLoud

Can you call yourself a content marketing expert? Even if you answer “yes”, there are still lots of ways to enhance your performance. Even if you’re one of the 42% of B2B marketers that claim to be effective at content marketing, you still have a bunch of room for improvement. If you desire to make […]

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Measuring SEO: Search Console Reports in Google Analytics

by Ciaran Rogers @ Target Internet

Learn how to make the best use of Search Console reports in Google Analytics. This article discusses some of the ways in which you can use each of the Search Console reports to gain useful insights into your website’s search performance. We walk you through how to[...]

Custom Post Types + Yoast SEO for getting Gangster with your Meta

by Jacob King @ JacobKing.com

There are tons of great uses for having a custom post type in WordPress. One of my favorites is having sitewide control over the title and meta for that specific post type in Yoast. I mentioned this before but since it’s so incredibly handy I think it deserved some more attention. To get started I’ve... Read More →

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Hey Marketer, World Space Week is Just Around the Corner

by Sara-Ruth Wolkiewicz @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

Not all of us are astronauts and not every business is out of this world exciting. But, during #WorldSpaceWeek anyone, anywhere can become an intergalactic star lord, creating the perfect opportunity for businesses to market the world (see what I did there?) out of their audience. 46% of any Holiday shopping happens online, what’s more, […]

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Women in Tech: Toni Procter

by Shamima Begum @ PushON

Another day, another successful Women in Tech meetup. This time the ladies at PushON got the pleasure of meeting with Magento specialist Toni Procter. Being 1 of 2 women in her department at work and in a male-dominated role, we wanted some insight into what’s it’s like being a woman in web development. It’s no […]

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Marketing Automation Across the Customer Journey

by Irek Klimczak @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

Marketing automation helps bring ideas to life. Whether you are a solopreneur, a growth hacker in a small startup or a part of a marketing department in a huge enterprise – you can use marketing automation to tailor messaging to your audience and run effective online marketing campaigns. And that’s exactly what I want to […]

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Are Your Competitors Using Black Hat SEO Techniques? These 5 Steps Will Help You Find Out

Are Your Competitors Using Black Hat SEO Techniques? These 5 Steps Will Help You Find Out


SEO Blog by Ahrefs

Are your competitors gaining an unfair SEO advantage? Here's how to spot if they are using black hat SEO techniques to outrank you.

Ringr: Record Podcast Interview With Your Remote Guest Using Your Smartphone

by Harsh Agrawal @ ShoutMeLoud

The impact of an audio podcast is well-known to those who are into podcasting. I myself have seen how much of an impact podcasting can have on my own life from the podcasts that I listen to regularly. Podcasts are a great way to build a brand, build a following, and make money online. The […]

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Boston International Real Estate

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

  As a rapidly growing Brokerage in a highly competitive market, Boston International Real Estate depends on uncompromising technology and expertise to power their business. David Paez founded B.I.R.E back in 2011; since that time, the company has offered customers a full suite of personalized relocation services designed to ease the transition of relocating and […]

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4 Essential SEO Strategies You Should Be Focusing On In 2017

by Guy Sheetrit @ Over The Top SEO

4 Essential SEO Strategies for 2017 It is widely acknowledged that an efficient, well-executed SEO strategy is one of the most important aspects of any business in the modern world. Investing in SEO is no longer viewed as a luxury. It has become essential if you want to flourish in today’s competitive marketplace. There are […]

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LendUp Is One of the Luckiest Companies on Earth

by Jacob King @ JacobKing.com

If you’re a hardcore SEO then you’ve likely taken a look at the payday loans search results over the days. It can be very revealing to see what the spammers are doing to rank in payday, especially shortly after an algorithm update. As regulations have changed in the US in recent years, myself and many... Read More →

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This Week In Search & SEO: August 11, 2017

by Dave Davies @ SEO Services & Internet Marketing | Beanstalk

Welcome to the recap of top news stories in SEO and search for the week ending on August 11, 2017. Let’s jump right in with what happened.

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5 Things Every Real Estate Website Needs

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Here’s what realtors need to know about web design:   1. Prominent IDX search on home page The majority of people visiting your website are there to search for homes. Having an integrated IDX search front and center on your homepage will keep visitors on your site because you are fulfilling their needs. Integrated IDX is […]

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6 Things You Should Know Before Starting A Business Blog

by Jabed Hasan @ GrowthFunnel

Last month, Pat Flynn made $167,314.31 from Smart Passive Income. That is his business blog. Brian Clark built an amazing multi-million dollar business and that’s all due to the success of his blog, Copyblogger. Business blogging is a big thing. It’s one of the most effective ways to create demand for your products. SaaS companies […]

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Google Image Poisoning Leads to Exploit

by Xue Yang @ Black Hat SEO

Google search results have traditionally been the target of black hat SEO campaigns. Websense® Security Labs™ has identified a new trend in which cyber criminals take advantage of Google Image search rankings to spread malware.

How to create newsletters that people will actually read

by Thomas @ clickworker.com

Some people say that newsletters are one of the cornerstones in the online marketing mix. Others say that in the era of social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others, no one really needs the newsletters. The fact is: Newsletters refer directly to a recipient. Therefore, they get not lost automatically in the data […]

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SearchCap: Google Search Console beta invites, Google attribution & question and answers in maps

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Why Affiliate Marketers Suck

by Michael Rogers @ Affiliate Marketer Training

Affiliate marketers suck. I think I’m allowed to say that as I’ve been earning a full-time income with affiliate marketing since 2011. But what do I mean? Why would I say people in my own profession suck? To be honest, I’m just at a point now where I’m fed up with the unethical nature of […]

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Why You Should Track Your Brand Mentions – Here’s Why #126

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

Poor Sir Laurence O’Bliviay! As an actor he lives for press mentions, but his agent can’t find any. Are you tracking your brand mentions online? Do you know what others are saying about your company? Are you effective at getting media and influencers to talk about you? In this episode of the popular Here’s Why... Read More >

Five Tips to Prepare Your Marketing For the Voice Search Revolution

by David Haefele @ Vertical Rail

“Siri – find a GE Authorized appliance repair person in Santa Monica or West Los Angeles, that works on Saturday and has four or five-star rating on Yelp, Houzz or Angie’s List… and tell me where the nearest In and Out Burger is to my current location.” For people over …read more »

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Top WordPress Hosting Companies That Offer Free WordPress Host Migration Services

by Harsh Agrawal @ ShoutMeLoud

Did you know that 28% of all the websites in the world are powered by WordPress? It’s true, but the way we all use WordPress is different. 28% of all the websites in the world are powered by #WordPressClick To Tweet To give you some perspective, many of us might use only 10 plugins while […]

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Veteran's Day spurs Poisoned Search

by Anonymous @ Black Hat SEO

Today is Veteran's Day and like any other holidays, black hat SEO and spam emails have been visible since Monday this week.  Websense customers are protected against this attack through our Advanced Classification Engine.

What’s Happening in Winston: August 17th – 23rd

by Tori Shanks @ Nu expression

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Bitcoin Miner with Black Hat SEO Poisoning Campaign

by Anonymous @ Black Hat SEO

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer currency exchange system that features a predictable currency rate. The generation of Bitcoin currency is controlled by an algorithm created by Japanese researcher Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. Bitcoin system users are essentially "mining" for Bitcoins using their computers CPU power.

It’s 2017. Is Your Website Voice Search Compatible?

by Guy Sheetrit @ Over The Top SEO

Is 2017 the year of Voice Search? One of the most exciting and interesting things about the internet, and SEO in particular, is the ever changing landscape. The internet is in a constant state of flux, which is why we must always be flexible and prepare ourselves to change strategy at the drop of a […]

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Web Search Result Redirection

by PC Tools @ Security News

By Steve Espino – PC Tools Malware Research Team Stealthy malware can redirect web search results to websites other than what was initially being searched for. The user may be redirected to advertising websites, fake antivirus sites, and some completely … Continue reading

Why Your Customers Need to Know They’re Valued

by Paul Howey @ Virtual Phone System for Business | Talkroute

  Businesses have a secret. It’s actually glaringly obvious, but they seem to act like it’s a secret because most hardly ever mention it—the big secret is that they can’t exist without their customers. Business owners and consumers alike all know this, so why not publicize it to earn some goodwill with your customers? This is why it works.   The Missed Opportunity Some businesses bring it up from time to time, saying that their customers are their “top priority”, or something to that effect; however, most businesses rarely mention this, if ever. Even if they do, it’s usually just a generic sentiment like, “You are important to us.” Few businesses go so far as to admit that their very existence depends on customers’ continued patronage. If you admit that you’re literally nothing without them, it’s an opportunity to show goodwill and appreciation toward your customers. People value honesty in ...

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Marketer’s Guide to Mobile App Advertising

by Selena Templeton @ Single Grain

By now, it’s no secret that mobile advertising is taking over with estimated advertising revenue reaching nearly $76 billion this year. In fact, mobile search ad revenue is expected to outpace desktop as soon as 2019 and mobile display ads may already have surpassed their desktop counterparts this year. And that makes sense because while […]

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Basic Wisdom for New Business Owners

by Paul Howey @ Virtual Phone System for Business | Talkroute

    You can find all kinds of advice through research, mentors, and colleagues about what you should do and how you should be when starting a new business. The wealth of information can be dizzying; so here are a few points that boil it down to manageable tips—a cheat sheet for new business owners.   Know What to Worry About Blake Irving brings up an interesting point about worry and stress. Primarily, what he is suggesting is that, when you’re building your business, it’s important to know when you can ignore certain things that happen and some things the people around you are saying to you. Here is the gist of it, in Blake’s own words: “Your parents, siblings, close friends and trusted coworkers will all chime in on your plans. If they’re only radiating fear or negativity, you have no option but to ignore them and move ahead.” ...

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SEO for Large Websites: What You Need to Know

by ZGM @ Zero Gravity Marketing

Digital marketing for large companies is a different ballgame than it is for small, local businesses. With a wide audience...

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This Week In Search & SEO: July 28, 2017

by Dave Davies @ SEO Services & Internet Marketing | Beanstalk

It’s been another busy week in search and SEO.  I’m going to take a slightly different angle in how I structure things and rather than simply list things in the order they occurred or were covered I’m going to divide up the stories based on what they’re about.  We’re going to generally have 4 different […]

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Video Marketing and Real Estate: an obvious duo

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Video marketing is not a new concept, but the real estate industry is lagging behind and missing a prime opportunity. Video generates leads Real estate listings that include video receive 403% more inquiries than those without a video, according to an Australian real estate group. Keep in mind this is number of inquiries, not just […]

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Why Black Hat SEO is Awesome

Why Black Hat SEO is Awesome


SEMrush Blog

Black hat SEO. Say that in a group of internet marketers and you'll receive a wide range of reactions.Some people cringe at the very mention of the word. Some people love being called this name.Why is it so polarizing?Because despite what a &quo...

A Guide to International SEO: Strategies and Guidelines

by Natalie Severt @ Unamo Blog

You have a business. Your business has a website. You use localized keyword research and traditional SEO tactics to help your business rank well online. You have a diversified backlink profile and high domain authority. Congratulations! But now you want to expand. And this is where it gets complicated. How do you create an international […]

Why Micromoment Content Will Increase Your Marketing Wins – Here’s Why #132

by Mark Traphagen @ Stone Temple

In the internet age buying decisions are made across many micro moments. In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple’s Mark Traphagen explains what a micro moment is, and why understanding how to be present in them can make all the difference to your marketing. > Don’t miss a single... Read More >

Creating Big Ideas with Small Wallets: Making The Most Of Your Marketing Budget

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

It’s easy to sit here and list off the many known reasons why digital has become the preferred marketing channel for promoting your real estate business [see our recent comparison of digital v. print]. However, when it comes to marketing, many believe that their strategy is only as strong as their overall budget. The beauty […]

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7 Types of Interactive Content—Why & How to Use Them

by Daniel Pintilie @ Single Grain

My mother gave me an unintentional surprise a few weeks ago: she told me that “content is king.” My mom certainly isn’t an undercover content marketer — she uses the Internet to interact on Facebook and read gardening blogs — so this just proved to me that all Internet users are aware that content is […]

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First Wave of Halloween Scares

by Anonymous @ Black Hat SEO

Halloween is just around the corner, and, as expected, malware authors have already concocted a brew of early scares: blackhat SEO, fake Adobe Flash notification, and a malicious file download. 

A Guide to Black Hat SEO: Tactics to Avoid | Website Design

A Guide to Black Hat SEO: Tactics to Avoid | Website Design


Nu expression

A Guide to Black Hat SEO | Ranking high on a search engine increases the traffic to your website, which is great exposure for your business

Talk Of The Town: Advice From Real Estate Pros At Inman Connect 2016

by Andrew Prescott @ Union Street Media

Last week, several members of the Union Street Media leadership team traveled to San Francisco for the 20th Anniversary of Inman Connect, a conference that brings together leaders from across the real estate world to discuss the future of America’s largest industry. Here are some of the key takeaways from this year’s conference. Story Telling […]

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Recent Launches – March 2015

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

Springtime is quickly approaching, and you know what that means for real estate professionals: time to prepare for the busy season. We’ve been hard at work these past few weeks to launch these brand new sites – each one coupled with advanced search technologies and enhanced SEO value. Now that these sites are live, these […]

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Recent Launches – March 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

Spring has sprung! In this industry, we all know what that means: the real estate rush is right around the corner. Check out some of our production team’s most recent launches, including our first client from Napa Valley, California! Downtown Boston Realty   Northern Edge Realty   Alexa Glockner (BAREIS MLS)   Carter Braxton   […]

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Guide to Black Hat SEO: which practices will earn you a manual penalty?

by Christopher Ratcliff @ black hat SEO – Search Engine Watch

In order to elucidate further on the behaviours that will lead to a penalty, let’s take a look at the ‘black hat SEO’ practices.

Hey, Nonprofits! We’re Donating 1 Year of Digital Marketing Services

by Alysha Schultz @ Intuitive Digital

We’re Seeking a New Nonprofit Partner [2017-2018] As a values-based organization, giving back to the community is integral to our mission at Intuitive Digital — what better way to give back than utilizing our digital marketing skills to further the cause of a local nonprofit! We’re offering free digital marketing services for a nonprofit organization, […]

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The Ultimate WordPress Site Speed Guide for SEO

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

If you’ve been in the SEO game long enough, you’ll know that site speed is a huge factor when it comes to ranking and overall

The Results of Blogging (Almost) Daily

by Jacob King @ JacobKing.com

You may have noticed that I’ve been blogging a ton lately, actually I’ve been publishing a post every single day Monday through Friday for a bit over three weeks now. For starters this hasn’t been an easy task but I’m getting more in the flow with every new post I publish. It’s been a lot... Read More →

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Before Starting a Blog: How to Find a Perfect Niche

by Gaurav Jain @ eMoneyIndeed

A blog is a platform on the internet that allows users to share their opinions, reflect on them, and discuss virtually everything and anything in the form of a journal.   In this era of computing, one can actually get his thoughts and ideas to as many people as possible through the various social media …

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White Hat SEO vs. Black Hat SEO: What's the Difference?

White Hat SEO vs. Black Hat SEO: What's the Difference?


Hiring | Upwork

White hat SEO vs. black hat SEO—what's the difference? Both will get you results, but one can carry penalties from search engines that can really set you back in terms of rank and traffic. Knowing the difference between these two approaches to SEO can keep you from falling into a trap and seeing your SEO efforts quickly backfire.

What exactly is a manual SEO audit?

by Patrick Coombe @ Elite Strategies

We get asked quite often: what tools do you do to perform an SEO audit? The short answer: we don’t use any tools. The long

Google’s Matt Cutts on SEO: A Retrospective (2011-2014)

by Dave Davies @ black hat SEO – Search Engine Watch

Panda. Google vs. Bing. Penguin. Guest blogging. The years of 2011 to 2014 were nothing short of tumultuous for the search industry. And as the voice and face of Google, Matt Cutts felt the wrath of angry webmasters and marketers.

Totally Awesome Shit You Can Do with Scrapebox

by Jacob King @ JacobKing.com

I love Scrapebox, it’s one of my absolute favorite SEO tools over the years. Recently it has been updated to version 2.0. Well I’m one of those resistant to change people , I spent 5+ years using the same interface so you can imagine I wasn’t pumped about trying a new one. I’ll get there... Read More →

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White Shark Media Makes Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for Third Consecutive Year

by Gary Garth @ White Shark Media Blog

White Shark Media is proud to announce that we made Inc. Magazine’s list of top 5000 fastest growing companies in America for third consecutive year.

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SearchCap: Google EU appeal, goodbye fetch as Google for apps & award list

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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The ABCs of Blogging

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Attract qualified clients and expand your business with a lead-generating blog. Let’s take a look at the numbers. Companies that blog have 55% more website visitors than those who don’t, and small businesses that blog generate 126% more leads than businesses without blogs. Download our new blogging ebook to boost your online presence and attract […]

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How to Optimize the Product Pages of Your Ecommerce Website

by Joydeep Bhattacharya @ Unamo Blog

Someone may perform a Google search for an item in your store, but unless that product’s page is optimized correctly, they may not be able to find it easily in the search results. So, unless you wish to miss out on potential visitors, you should make sure your product pages are optimized. The recommendations below […]

The best tips for data enhancement and data validation for your online business – Part 2/2

by Thomas @ clickworker.com

B) Enhancement and validation of product data Correct and comprehensive product data are often decisive when it comes to making or not making a purchase. They improve your customers’ shopping experience, generate more sales and fewer forwarding returns due to ambiguous or missing product information. Properly used, comprehensive product data can also significantly increase that […]

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How to Measure Your Blog’s ROI

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Real estate agents wear many hats. They are salespeople, negotiators, and sometimes tour guides. I hope you’re a blogger. And I wrote this post to teach you how to be a mad scientist with your blogging data. The only way you can get your blog noticed is to continually make your blog better, and the […]

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A positively easy technique for measuring content marketing [success story]

A positively easy technique for measuring content marketing [success story]

by Jeff Baker @ Brafton

We live in a world that is data-rich and information-poor. I’m talking to you, Mr. or Ms. Executive. I’m telling you that your pretty dashboard is good for one thing:... Read more »

Green Energy Black Hat SEO

by Anonymous @ Black Hat SEO

Websense Security Labs Threatseeker network has detected the Black Hat SEO attack on a domain that belongs to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  The domain appears to be compromised by a number of medical spam-related URLs, most of which are compromised sites themselves.  As you can see from the screenshots below, unless you were to view the source code for the Web page, it is almost impossible to know that this page has been modified. 

The Importance Of Social Media To Your SEO Strategy

by Guy Sheetrit @ Over The Top SEO

Social Media And SEO Strategy Social media has changed the very landscape of the internet. Everyone involved in SEO should understand this and embrace it fully. These two go hand in hand, complementing each other. To have a successful strategy you need to master both and then blend them together in perfect harmony. Why Keyword Research Is […]

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Content Marketing Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Costs

by Jabed Hasan @ GrowthFunnel

Search Engine Journal’s 2016 annual State of Digital Marketing found that 66% of digital marketers believe that content marketing is the most effective aspect of digital marketing. But many brands and marketers still struggle to implement and track content marketing successfully. If your content marketing campaign is struggling, then you are making some mistakes. These […]

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SIT (Segment, Inquire & Teach) To Keep Your Audiences Happy

by Robert Rose @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

There is a wonderful quote from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos that says “we see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little better.” This is an age old tradition in marketing of course. There […]

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Effective Strategies to Promote Your Podcasts with Social Media & Search

by Ivan Hamlin @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

A podcast is a set of digital audio files that are available for download. Users can subscribe to podcasts and receive them as soon as they get uploaded. The popularity of podcasts has multiplied at an overwhelming pace over the past few years. They are becoming increasingly popular, and the average number of podcast subscribers […]

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Find a Perfect Toll Free Number with (833) Area Code

by Paul Howey @ Virtual Phone System for Business | Talkroute

  Have you dreamed of registering the perfect toll free number for your business? Well, the realization of your dream may be closer than you think—just not in the form that you might expect. On June 3, 2017, a massive collection of phone numbers with a new toll free area code, (833) was opened and made available. What this means is that all the premium vanity numbers and most desirable combinations can be taken again with the new area code. This release comes not a moment too soon because people were beginning to scramble for any decent toll free phone number they could get their hands on. (833) has changed the game.   Good Luck Getting an 800 Number Most people are surprised the first time they try to obtain a toll free number when they ask for a number with the classic (800) area code, expecting to be given ...

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SearchCap: Amp links at large, Google AdWords demographic targeting & more

by Amy Gesenhues @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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A Growing Brokerage Leverages Complementary Digital Strategies and Technology

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

A Strong Content Strategy Influences and Increases User Engagement In 2015, GreyBeard expanded their digital marketing strategy to emphasize content creation and search marketing. Their goal was to attract new homebuyers in Asheville, the market in which they’d just entered, and to ensure those potential homebuyers found what they needed on GreyBeard’s site. “I knew […]

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Integrate Google Search Console With Unamo SEO

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

Now you can integrate your Google Search Console properties with your Unamo SEO Campaign with GSC data storage for up to 2 years! ​​ You’ll have all of your relevant SEO data on one platform to expedite your analytics and decision making processes. ​ The integration will pull all of your data from GSC into […]

Confessions of a Retired Black Hat SEO: 7 Crazy Tactics That Yielded Big Gains

Confessions of a Retired Black Hat SEO: 7 Crazy Tactics That Yielded Big Gains


Neil Patel

When I started off my career in search engine optimization, I was 16 years old. And, just like most 16 year olds, I didn’t worry much about search engine “consequences.”  In my fairytale world, they didn’t really exist. We all learn to know better as we age, but you have to keep in mind that …

2017 Digital Trends, How Do Consumers Really Feel About Them

by Darryl @ My Brother Darryl

We’re a month into 2017’s second quarter and Google is already returning over 56,900 results for “digital trends 2017“. It seems there’s an unspoken rule that you must always have...

Hunting for Good Inbound Links – Eliminating the Bad

by Union Street Media @ black hat seo – Union Street Media

Inbound links or back linking is a tricky topic. It’s difficult to write about, can be tedious to implement and there are many gotchas to avoid. Why should I want to tackle this on a Monday morning I ask myself? The fact is, this area of SEO is still as important as ever and the […]

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Insider Tricks for Using a Virtual Phone System

by Paul Howey @ Virtual Phone System for Business | Talkroute

  You know when you get a new stereo, and then months later, you figure out things that you didn’t even know it could do? It’s a lot better to know those tricks beforehand, which is why this article contains a variety of tricks and shortcuts that you can use with a virtual phone system to save yourself time, and unnecessary frustration.   Route Multiple Menu Options to the Same Phone Not every business has a huge staff of people who are answering phones, wherein the standard structure of each department routing to a different person’s phone line does not apply. You may be the only person answering your phones, in fact, which means you will need a way to offer multiple options for different departments, using only one forwarding phone. All you have to do is simply set your single phone number as the forwarding number for all of ...

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Client Spotlight: Boston International Real Estate

by Rachel Allard @ Union Street Media

We love to be able to share client success stories because we take pride in building the products and strategies that help our partners achieve outstanding results.   As a rapidly growing Brokerage in a highly competitive market, Boston International Real Estate depends on uncompromising technology and expertise to power their business. David Paez founded […]

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Semantic Search and SEO: Everything You Need to Know

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

In the world of SEO, there is some confusion about what we mean when we use the term “semantic search.” This confusion is not surprising—many mistake the phrase semantic search with the concept of structured data (semantic language markup), but this is not the same thing. Others understand the term solely as it applies to... Read More >

Recent Site Launches

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Happy March! We’ve been hard at work launching dozens of fresh new sites over the past few months. Check out some of our recent launches below. To visit each site, click on the images. Barrett | Sotheby’s International Realty   Ternullo Real Estate Team | ReMax Leading Edge   Kelly Rosenberg | Berkshire Hathaway   Lady […]

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Union Street Media founder profiled as part of Innovation Week #BTV

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

If you wanted to grow a billion dollar software company, where would you do it?  Most people would answer Silicon Valley.  However, Vermont is home to both Dealer.com and MyWebGrocer, two software companies that have sold or have valuations of over $1B. Innovation Week was started by BTV Ignite help raise awareness of Vermont as a great place to […]

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The Complete Guide to Hreflang

by John Dietrich @ Stone Temple

Whether you’re running a global operation or expanding to offer an additional language on your website, proper use of the hreflang tag is a must. From an SEO perspective, getting this right can mean the difference between ranking well with your target audience and not ranking well.  Hreflang tells search engines where various language-specific versions... Read More >

5 YouTube Alternatives for Small Business

by Nick Footer @ Intuitive Digital

With more than 1.3 billion users and nearly 5 billion video views per day, YouTube reigns as the undisputed champ for the most popular video-sharing platform in the world. 9% of small businesses in the US have jumped on the YouTube bandwagon and leveraged this incredible tool to boost their online visibility and credibility and […]

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White Hat vs. Black Hat SEO - What's the Difference?

White Hat vs. Black Hat SEO - What's the Difference?


Arc Intermedia

Learn how to easily tell the difference between a white hat and a black hat SEO with these easy tips for hiring a search engine optimization professional.

New Website Launch for Alaska MultiMed

by David Haefele @ Vertical Rail

We are proud to announce the new website launch for Alaska MultiMed, a training provider that offers courses that teach hands-on medical skills for rescue and safety teams in Alaska. Their courses cover a wide array of medical care topics including basic first aid for the workplace, wilderness first aid, …read more »

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Purchase Funnels: What You Need to Know

by ZGM @ Zero Gravity Marketing

Most leads are not instant customers: They go through a process of researching, comparing and evaluating before agreeing to spend...

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Beyond Demographics: How to Collect Valuable Subscriber Data

by Irek Klimczak @ GetResponse Blog – Online Marketing Tips

Subscriber data is the backbone of successful email marketing. It’s really simple – the better you know your target audience, the better you communicate with them. We often say that email marketing allows you to collect a lot of data about your subscribers. But what does “a lot” really mean? What kind of data should […]

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What’s Happening in Winston: Labor Day Weekend 2017!

by newnuwp @ Nu expression

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The Knowledge Graph: What you need to know

by Guy Sheetrit @ Over The Top SEO

The Knowledge Graph: What you need to know Many online marketers today are making one fundamentally mistaken assumption. They want to use their content as a way to fool Google into believing a website has a certain keyword combination users might find relevant in their searches. This is not only taken as a strategy among […]

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Do Links Still Matter for SEO in 2017?

by Eric Enge @ Stone Temple

In today’s post, I’ll show you data from three different dates over the past year that illustrate why links remain a powerful ranking factor. I’ll also discuss in detail why Google still uses them, and why they are likely to remain a powerful ranking factor for some time to come. In July of 2016, we... Read More >

How To Retain Your SEO Rankings When Redesigning a Website

by Sam Cyrus @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

This is something a website owner dreads more than almost anything else, the task of revamping a website without disrupting the delicate balance of a business’ internet presence. The risks of losing customers, losing website information, and losing the very important search results rankings are very real and can do long-term damage to the bottom ...

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Why Mobile Advertising Is More Important Than Ever

by Alysha Schultz @ Intuitive Digital

The digital marketing theme for 2017 seems to be that ads are taking over mobile search results. Advertisers are predicting that more clicks will go to paid ads than organic search results on mobile. Mobile use is still growing Google is predicting that mobile search will push 19% more calls to businesses in 2017. If […]

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The Tough Road to 1000 SEO’d Pages

by Jacob King @ JacobKing.com

What’s the biggest site you’ve ever built? 50 pages? 100? Throughout most of my career I never built anything too massive, until a recent project which tested my skills causing me to venture into some new territory. After learning some new shit and having a bit of success I wanted to share the nitty gritty... Read More →

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August 2017 AdWords Promo Codes

by Dave Davies @ SEO Services & Internet Marketing | Beanstalk

AdWords promo codes change frequently. If you’ve landed at this page and it’s no longer August 2017 or the code doesn’t work for some reason you’ll find our most recent AdWords promo codes here. As a Google Partner we can generate AdWords promo codes to share. Obviously this isn’t something exclusive to Beanstalk (or any […]

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The Future of SEO: How AI and Machine Learning Will Impact Content

by Philip Piletic @ Single Grain

Artificial intelligence development and its impact on different industries have been all the rage in the last year. The digital marketing medium is facing years of fundamental strategic changes due to revolutionary new intelligent technologies. It shouldn’t be difficult, however, as this dynamic medium has already been able to effectively adapt to new changes like […]

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What Is Black Hat SEO? | WebpageFX

What Is Black Hat SEO? | WebpageFX


WebpageFX Blog

SEO is a complex subject. So how can you tell when someone's doing it wrong? WebpageFX has the 411 on black hat SEO!

Struggling To Understand Snapchat Story? Instagram Has Created The Perfect Solution.

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

A few weeks back, I wrote an article “Why Gary V Suggests Using Snapchat & Facebook Live to Increase Real Estate Sales.” It summarized Inman Connect speaker Gary Vaynerchuk’s thoughts on how Snapchat stories and geofilters can be used as a powerful tool in real estate to showcase homes, neighborhoods, attractions, etc. With content creation […]

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