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How to Leverage Behavioral Analytics In Your Growth Strategy

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

If you’re obsessed with growth, you know how important it is to have a super detailed growth strategy. You and data are BFFs, right? Great, but you also need to understand the context that surrounds that data. I know that sounds a little dense, but bear with me. What I mean is that information alone […]

We Moved to Flywheel Hosting! …And Why We Did It

by Tevya @ Websites for Small Businesses | Fiddler Online

Here at Fiddler Online, hosting is an essential part of our business. We can’t provide “hassle-free” websites unless we have great hosting to keep those sites online and running at their optimum. So we take hosting very seriously. I personally know a ton about hosting, because I’ve used a lot of different hosts and server […]

Searchmetrics Content Experience: The Writer’s View

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

One of the features of our new Searchmetrics Content Experience (SCE) we’re particularly proud of is the way it raises the efficiency of collaboration throughout an organization. This is obviously a huge benefit for the content owner, the person responsible for publication, but what about for the writers themselves? Here, we explore what it’s like […]

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Don’t Let a Freelancer or Agency Run Wild with Your Blog (Or Your Budget)

by Julie Ewald @ Impressa Solutions

I get a major case of the warm and fuzzies when a client hands us the reigns and lets us create all kinds of cool content for their blog. When the sky is the limit, we are able to whip up a wonderful content mix that offers a range of something to cater to every persona that makes up their ideal audience. This allows us to create an entire library of brilliant on-brand content that’s basically begging to be shared and maybe even go viral. But this doesn’t mean this is always a good idea, as there are a few negative outcomes you could anticipate.

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What Does SEO Mean? A Simple Definition and Answers To Common SEO Questions - LongtailPro

What Does SEO Mean? A Simple Definition and Answers To Common SEO Questions - LongtailPro


LongtailPro

If you’re just getting started with a website for yourself or for your business, you’ve likely heard the term “SEO.” But what does SEO mean, anyway? First, don’t feel bad for not knowing! There are so many acronyms and terms thrown around that it is nearly impossible to keep up with them all – especially …

Danny Sullivan, You Changed My Life. Thank you.

by Heather Lloyd-Martin @ SuccessWorks

Last week, I read the news that Danny Sullivan is shifting away from his role as Chief Content Officer of Third Door Media, and is taking an advisory role.
I was shocked.
Sure, Danny isn’t the first “first generation” search marketer to step away from the industry (I believe my first business partner, Jill Whalen, was the first.) [...]

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Best Managed WordPress Hosting Solution?

by Hunter Haley @ HNH Marketing: Web Design | Marketing Consulting | Creative Services

Most people know they need ongoing hosting for their website, but they don’t understand the differences between the numerous options out there. Cutting to the chase, we highly recommend a managed WordPress Hosting solution to all of our clients over a self-managed hosting option. Did we pique your interest? Keep reading to find out more! What is standard hosting?…

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31 Insanely Useful Resources for Writing a Bestselling Book in 2017

by Ali Luke @ Smart Blogger

You’d love to learn how to write a bestselling book, right? Problem is, it’s scary. You’re not even sure what goes into writing a book, let alone a bestselling one. The good news? Below you’ll find 31 fantastic resources to help you write a bestselling book. (If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by how many(...)

Mobile-First: How You Can Prepare for Google’s New Index

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google has announced nothing less than the end of an era: Until now, a URL’s desktop version has been used as Google’s main index for evaluating websites and determining rankings. In the future, a site’s mobile version will be used. We look here at the most important questions and answers surrounding the mobile-first index – […]

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Universal Search 2015: An Analysis of Google.com

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The annual average for 2014: Google has enriched 80% of all keyword queries with additional integrations of the Universal Search. Once again, we have  analyzed the precise developments according to absolute and relative growth for Videos, Images, News, Maps and Shopping this year, which we present  in a new white paper that is free to download. […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Optimizing Topics

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In our last installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, my colleague Holly Miller outlined the steps to employ in choosing good online topics at the right time, and in good SEO shape. Now it’s time to make sure that those topics you’re writing on will be optimized equally well for users and search engines. It’s time […]

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Google Doesn’t Want You to Read This

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For many businesses, the process of divvying up paid and organic search marketing dollars often relies more on gut feeling than science. Since paid appears to offer an easier path to understanding whether you’re getting bang for the buck (you paid this for click, and saw this resulting rise in sales over this period in […]

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How to Find a Niche in 2017 (What Works and What Doesn’t)

by Long Tail Pro Team @ LongtailPro

There is a business and coinciding website for everything nowadays. In a sea of health products and clothing lines, it can be tough to understand how to find a good niche that stands out. It’s virtually impossible to create a “new” niche in 2017. But, once you know how to combine your interests and authority […]

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5 Steps for Responding to Negative Social Media Comments

by Yana Young @ Mediabistro

Instead of calling the support line, a customer posted a complaint on your Facebook page. A negative, angry, very public complaint. What do you do? Only one in seven companies have a strategy in place for utilizing social media for their business plan—and there’s a good chance you’re in the majority. Whether you’re managing social...

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Alternative And Affordable Marketing Tips For Small Businesses

by Rebecca Patrick @ SponsoredLinX

It’s not often that your small business’s’ budget allows for large and strongly targeted marketing campaigns. Luckily for you, your budget doesn’t have to be big in order to make you successful. Below, we’ve provided you with four quick affordable marketing tips for small businesses to get you thinking outside the box and moving forward.
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What does an SEO copywriter do, anyway?

What does an SEO copywriter do, anyway?


SuccessWorks

In this week's video Q & A post, Heather explains just what it is that an SEO copywriter does, and how she fits into the overall SEO campaign as a crucial part of the team.

How Much Does SEO Cost? A Breakdown | Digital Current

How Much Does SEO Cost? A Breakdown | Digital Current


Digital Current

Finally decided the time is right for an SEO campaign? Let Digital Current explain your best options and how much you should expect to spend to do it right.

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 […]

Pitch Your Niche

by Yana Young @ Mediabistro

A lot of people really like craft beer. But, how many people love it enough to do a crazy 40 Day/40 Pennsylvania Craft Brewery Tour? Most of us enjoy a morning cup of coffee, but how about at 4500 feet in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, off the tourist path? Yes, that would be me....

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10 Useful Cheatsheets for Bloggers

by Ann Smarty @ Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog

Choosing to run a blog is a big decision. Whether it’s a business blog or just a way to make some extra money, it will eventually consume your life. The work you put into it, the joy you feel when it takes off, the frustration when it doesn’t – all of these are part of the natural emotional cycle of the blogger. With so much to do in order to... [Read More...]

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Searchmetrics Moments - What is SEO Visibility? -

Searchmetrics Moments - What is SEO Visibility? -


Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Searchmetrics explains the meaning of SEO Visibility, which is essentially monitoring the search performance of your website.

6 SEO Mistakes That'll Put You on Google's Naughty List

6 SEO Mistakes That'll Put You on Google's Naughty List


Smart Blogger

Did you know Google can make your blog disappear from its search results? Here are the six mistakes most likely to land you on their naughty list.

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 […]

10 Marketing Mistakes Small Businesses Often Make

by Nicole Nelson @ RedMoxy Communications

Uh-oh. It’s time for another gloom-and-doom post. You know, those posts where all we talk about is everything that you’re doing wrong and then cap it all off with reasons why you should work with us (because you obviously can’t handle marketing your company on your own). While it’s true we will be talking about […]

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Phantom Update III: What Google’s updated Quality Guidelines could mean for page rankings

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Everyday countless webpages are evaluated by Google quality raters (with the goal of improving the overall quality of search results). On 12 November 2015 Google updated its comprehensive guidelines (Quality Rater Guidelines), according to which webpage and content quality is evaluated. Not long after this we began to notice significant movement in our ranking and […]

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Other Help with Javascript running on Firefox

by SammyGirl787 @ WebDeveloper.com

I am new to Javascript and so I am starting with running scripts un Firefox. I installed Seamonkey and I did get one script to run. It was touchy, but in the morning it finally ran, but I am trying to get this script to run. Apparently others had no trouble. I was hoping someopne could look...

Engineering Content Serendipity and Loyalty at Collision

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

collision | kəˈliZHən/ | noun an instance of one moving object or person striking violently against another. Synonyms: crash, accident, impact, smash, bump, hit, fender bender, wreck, pileup An  event of two or more records being assigned the same identifier or location in memory. From the definition above, Collision sounds like something that should be avoided all […]

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Google to Restrict Access to Autocomplete API – What This Means for Keyword Research Tools

by Tom Wells @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Access to the autocomplete API is set to be restricted as of today, 10 August 2015, according to an official post on the Google Webmaster Central Blog. From now on users who wish to continue to have autocomplete functionality on their site are being guided towards Google Custom Search Engine. Meanwhile, for keyword research tools, […]

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Making WhiteHouse.Gov Great Again: How Trump Webmasters Failed

by Kirby Burke Jr. @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Website relaunches and migrations are complex and risky SEO operations. If not done correctly, companies can significantly impact their site’s performance and rankings. In extreme cases, it’s possible to take an entire site offline and forfeit all previous brand equity in the search results. For a good illustration of the peril, look no further than […]

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Cozy Up or Break Up: Why Marketers Must Embrace Location-Aware Trends

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

What’s the three most important aspects of a property? Location, location and – you guessed it – location! Never has that been more true in the world of online search and content marketing. As mobile increasingly becomes the focus of Google and other search engines, the ability for consumers to find a meal, a supermarket […]

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The Writer’s Guide to Local SEO

by David Rosam @ Writing For SEO

How to Boost your SEO with Schema Markup

by Alex Chris @ Digital Marketing Tips

Besides traditional SEO practices, there are modern ways to improve your SEO and schemas (also known as structured data, rich snippets or micro data) are among these techniques. Keep reading to find out what are schemas, why they are becoming important and how to use them in your website. What is schema markup? Structured data […]

It’s 2017. Is SEO Copywriting Training Still Needed?

by Heather Lloyd-Martin @ SuccessWorks

Have you shelved SEO copywriting training for your in-house writers, figuring the money was better spent elsewhere?
That strategy may put your company at a competitive disadvantage.
Conductor recently reported that half of all content jobs require some SEO skills.
That means companies (like your competitors) are valuing SEO copywriting knowledge more than ever before.
Are you ready?

This statistic shocked me. Yes, [...]

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Smart Reporting: Create Role Specific Reports in Seconds

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Good, insightful reports are essential to online business. Depending on the user the KPIs that need to be integrated are different: A CMO needs a high level overview, whereas a SEO needs a detailed report. What sounds easy is often very difficult in practice – and time consuming.   If you have experience creating reports […]

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5 Social Media Tools The Experts Use

by Rochelle Lyons @ SponsoredLinX

With all of these different social media platforms to run your campaign on, it’s no wonder people are starting to hire social media managers. But how do those social media managers deal with every other aspect of their job? Here’s a list of five essential social media tools the experts use to run a successful
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Digital Marketing Experts You Should Follow

by Rochelle Lyons @ SponsoredLinX

Are you lacking inspiration on what to blog about next? Do you need some extra content to send out to your loyal subscribers? Below is a list of digital marketing experts that can provide inspiration to your campaign. Who knows, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two. Rand Fishkin  CEO and Co-Founder of Moz
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How to Secure a WordPress Site Against Hackers

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

WordPress gets a bad rap from people who complain that it’s not secure.  In more than 40 years of working with computers I have never met an application or operating system that could not be hacked.  I used to be an…

6 Uncomplicated Social SEO Tips for Small Businesses | Constant Contact Blogs

6 Uncomplicated Social SEO Tips for Small Businesses | Constant Contact Blogs


Constant Contact Blogs

Let’s start with what is SEO? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. And the phrase improve your SEO strategy encompasses the actions taken to ensure y

How to Run an Online Store that Puts SEO First

by Alex Chris @ Digital Marketing Tips

There’s never been a better time in history to put together an ecommerce business. With a growing audience of eager online shoppers and a variety of useful tools at your fingertips, it’s increasingly easy, affordable and effective, if you go about it in the right way. The online marketplace is already saturated with ecommerce entrepreneurs […]

How do you minify your CSS and JS?

by Yuvrajsinh @ WebDeveloper.com

Actually, our website is taking too much of time because of CSS and JS. Can you please help? I mean how do you guys minify your CSS and JS? Any tool? Trick?

Recapping Digital Summit: With Content, It’s the Heart that Matters

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With last week’s Digital Summit Los Angeles now in the rear-view mirror, it should be clear why the theme, “transforming the future of the digital commerce ecosystem,” only hinted at the sweeping changes digital marketers are facing. New rules are challenging them to get more creative in reaching customers. The April 5th – 6th summit, […]

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Dental Office Marketing Strategies

by Jarrod Smith @ SEO Hermit

Good dental marketing starts with good word of mouth. Having a dedicated, well-trained staff will make all the difference in getting consistently good reviews and referrals. A clear cut marketing strategy will help you utilize tools beyond just word of mouth to advertise and develop...

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Why We’re Killing Searchmetrics Ranking Factors (Hint: Google Made Us)

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We are gathered here to formally acknowledge that Universal Ranking Factors are dead. The new kings of search will be online marketers who master the fact that signals for relevance have been replaced by specific ranking factors based on search intent and industry relevance, according to the Searchmetrics Ranking Factors study, “Rebooting Ranking Factors.” Content […]

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What does "Good SEO" mean anyway? | HNH Marketing

What does "Good SEO" mean anyway? | HNH Marketing


HNH Marketing: Web Design | Marketing Consulting | Creative Services

People ask me "what is good SEO?" That are some basics to good SEO that if you apply them, they will go a long way in boosting your Google rankings.

52 Questions to Ask Your New Copywriting Client [Updated for 2017]

by Heather Lloyd-Martin @ SuccessWorks

Anyone who knows me knows that I tend to ask a lot of questions….
Why? Because that’s how I learn.
When you’re onboarding a new copywriting client — whether you work for yourself, or an agency — asking lots of question is the key to success.
Sure, that means that you’ll be spending an hour (or more) on [...]

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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. […]

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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How Guest Posting Helped Us Get Massive Organic Traffic to Niche Content

by Alex Chris @ Digital Marketing Tips

You read the obituaries for guest posting every so often. People say guest posting is dead, guest posting isn’t effective, and you should stop doing it. I can say from first-hand experience that guest posting is — without a doubt — the most effective strategy I’ve seen for growing organic traffic, especially if your content […]

What does the perfect SEO report look like?

What does the perfect SEO report look like?


DashThis

Your SEO reports should look good, because let's face it, nobody likes having tons of meaningless numbers and keywords to read and try to understand.

The Myth of the Google Update

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

People have been chasing search engine algorithms since the 1990s.  They won’t stop even though the algorithms are more elusive now than ever before.  Nonetheless, Web marketers should approach all unofficial announcements and analyses of search algorithm updates and effects…

SEO World Rankings – Leading International Domains and Big Winners

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

To provide a fresh, global analysis of Google rankings, we have compiled data from 10 national Google indexes, from Austria to USA. These results combine to form the Searchmetrics SEO World Rankings. The infographic reveals the top 10 most visible domains in each of the 10 countries, based on their performance during the last 12 […]

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SEO vs Conversion: What Does Your Page Do? - Marketing Blog for Conversion Rate Optimization Experts | Pagewiz

SEO vs Conversion: What Does Your Page Do? - Marketing Blog for Conversion Rate Optimization Experts | Pagewiz


Marketing Blog for Conversion Rate Optimization Experts | Pagewiz

Landing pages need two things. They need traffic and they need to convert. Yet these goals can be contradictory. Is your page geared to SEO or conversion?

22 Ways To Analyse Logs Using The Log File Analyser

by screamingfrog @ Screaming Frog

Log Files are an incredibly powerful, yet underutilised way to gain valuable insights about how each search engine crawls your site. They allow you to see exactly what the search engines have experienced, over a period of time. Logs remove the guesswork, and the data allows you to view exactly...

AngularJS need help with ng-class

by stevemtno @ WebDeveloper.com

I've got a newbie Angular question. I have a div that I want to hide based on sessionStorage.brand - if the brand is "A", do this. If the brand is "H", do this. I put a console.log in the .js and I'm sure that it's returning either an A or an H. Here's what I'm putting on the div: ...

SEO Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide

SEO Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide


Neil Patel

Guess how many blog posts are published each day. Any ideas? Over 2 million. That means 46 people have pressed publish by the time you read these 4 sentences. This makes it kinda tough to stand out. But you have to, if you want to make your blog a successful one, that is. While I …

What is SEO Marketing and How it Works.

What is SEO Marketing and How it Works.


Shopify

In this seo tutorial we examine exactly what ecommerce SEO is and how it can help your business.

Search is live on Credo!

by John Doherty @ Credo

Over the last couple of years I’ve learned a valuable lesson in building a product – the time is never right but eventually you’ll find...

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Should Your Brand Focus Primarily on SEO or Social Media? Learn the Pros and Cons of Each

by Brian Honigman @ Digital Current

Considering SEO or social media for your business? Discover the pros and cons of each to determine what will work best for you. It’s clear SEO and social media are beneficial for similar and distinct reasons, but most brand teams don’t have the capabilities to be active on every medium in a significant way. With […]

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What’s the ‘Best’ Word Count for Google? [Updated for 2017]

by Heather Lloyd-Martin @ SuccessWorks

Have you wondered how long a blog post or landing page should be for Google?
Over the years, that number has been a moving target.
Once upon a time, SEO consultants recommended that every page has at least 250 words.
Amazingly, some people considered 250 words “too much content.” “People won’t read all of it,” folks complained. “I don’t [...]

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Digital Sleuths: On the trail of better SEO hygiene

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Like most big companies, Google’s hunt for good talent produces a stream of help wanted signs on its website. Yet the search engine king had people scratching their heads last summer when the company began recruiting a technical SEO program manager. Google looking for help keeping its own digital house clean? Heresy, right? Wrong. Google […]

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How to use Google Analytics to Boost Your SEO

by Alex Chris @ Digital Marketing Tips

One of the most useful tools you can use to boost your SEO is Google Analytics. Analytics can give you a lot of data related to the performance of your website. Among other things, you can use it to discover areas that need to be improved, areas that are working better than others and areas […]

Underperforming Mobile Pages are Sabotaging Your Revenue. Here’s How to Fix Them.

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

Your site gets more traffic from mobile devices than desktops. So… why are your mobile conversions so low? That’s what matters most after all. Right? Right. The typical reason? Your site sucks. Plain and simple. It’s hard to use. The organization is a mess. And it’s slow as a snail. But there’s good news and […]

Getting Started with Automated Email Marketing

by Sherice Jacob @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

Email marketing is one of those pivotal, game-changing facets of online marketing that nearly every serious marketer needs to not only know how to do — but do successfully. As you’ve learned to grow your business, you no doubt have come across email marketing jargon such as segments and drip feeds. But what does it […]

‘Just create relevant quality content and you’ll be OK’. There are many reasons why I disagree

by David Rosam @ Writing For SEO

Google is looking to highlight all the great content on the web and SEO is dead. Ergo, just create some content that your audience will like and you’ll be OK. It’s a point of view I don’t adhere to, something that will come as no surprise if you’ve read this blog or met me in […]

The Writer’s Guide to Voice Search

by David Rosam @ Writing For SEO

Google released an amazing statistic last week – some 20% of searches on mobile are now by voice. Allowing for about 50% or more searches being mobile these days, we can conclude more than 10% of searches are voice searches. Don’t listen to the doubters Have you used Google Now (multi-platform), Siri (iOS) or Cortana […]

CMO, Here are 6 ways to keep communication open with non-marketing teams

by John Doherty @ Credo

Are you in charge of marketing at your company, yet struggling to get buy-in or communicate across departments to get things done? The truth is...

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AngularJS need help with ng-class

by stevemtno @ WebDeveloper.com

I've got a newbie Angular question. I have a div that I want to hide based on sessionStorage.brand - if the brand is "A", do this. If the brand is "H", do this. I put a console.log in the .js and I'm sure that it's returning either an A or an H. Here's what I'm putting on the div: ...

Value Creation vs. Revenue Extraction: Which Kind of Business Are You?

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

There’s a problem in business. Okay, fine, there are plenty of problems in the wide world of business. Obviously, there are tons of good things in business brought about by new innovations, advances in technology, and improvements in customer engagement. But for all the new changes, old habits sure do die hard. Specifically, there are […]

Importance of Having a Mobile-Friendly Website

by Keith Anderson @ SEO Hermit

If you aren’t already convinced of how imperative it is that you have a mobile-friendly website, I can guarantee you will have no doubt about it by the end of this article. Just What is a Mobile-Friendly Website? A mobile-friendly website is one that correctly...

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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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Hosting a Social Media Contest: Top 5 Tips

by Chloe Harbach @ RedMoxy Communications

If you want to rapidly increase your social media engagement and build your presence and influence, one of the best things that you can do for yourself is to host a social media contest. I mean, who doesn’t want to be a winner? There are a couple of important details to remember while you are […]

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Why You Can’t Blame Your Website Sales Conversions

by btvbill @ Vermont Web Design, Web Hosting and Development

Remember the days of the “magical gold box” TV commercials? Back in the late 1990’s and into the 2000’s, there were a number of these obnoxious infomercials about magical websites that would sprout money within hours. The ads often were accompanied by a gold treasure chest, gleaming with gold coins. The entire point was that by buying (or more likely leasing) a website from these companies, you could make a fortune almost overnight, with very little effort on your part. As a web designer who started when the technology first became available, I found these “infomercials” unbelievably stupid. After all, who would be naive enough to think that simply having a website would make them rich? But oddly enough, a lot of people bought into the nonsense, though I doubt that very few made much money at all. 19th century “snake oil”, magic potions and elixirs alive and well near the end of the 20th century. Truly amazing! You don’t see the ubiquitous “gold box” ads on TV anymore, which is a bit of a blessing. However, the false impressions and influence created by them are still alive and well in 2017. Many people still think that simply having a […]

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What's the difference between Square and SquareSpace?

What's the difference between Square and SquareSpace?

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

Square is not the same as SquareSpace. They sound like the same thing. Once you know the difference between Square and SquareSpace, you'll never forget it.

Google Strikes Again: Big Changes to Direct Answers, Online Dictionaries

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

So far this year, we’ve seen the Phantom V update from Google and “Fred,” an algorithmic update that still remains difficult to parse for its true meaning. Now there’s another update, unconfirmed by Google that is rocking the search engine results page. Beginning in the last week of June, there’s been sharp fluctuations in mid-tier results, […]

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The Difference between Knee-jerk SEO and What You Need from Your SEO

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

Every day across the world and the Web thousands of search engine optimization professionals give employees, employers, co-workers, clients, and other SEOs their opinions on a variety of topics.  The constant flow of opinion is healthy for the industry.  If…

Return of the Phantom: Part 4

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

This post was updated on July 11, 2016. All aboard! The Google quality train is making its way through the internet once again. This time, the engineer driving this metaphorical train is driven by quality and improved user experience. Even though this is an unconfirmed update from Google, we at Searchmetrics are seeing changes in […]

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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.

The post SearchCap: Google Search Console beta invites, Google attribution & question and answers in maps appeared first on Search Engine Land.

The Writer’s Guide To Semantic Search

by David Rosam @ Writing For SEO

Now that Google is making fundamental changes to its algorithm and looking at content semantically, you have real opportunities to make your copy more effective. In my last piece, I talked about why you need to do more than just write for your audience to make your site successful. This piece looks at how you […]

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.

The post SearchCap: Yelp hits Google again, link building & SMX East preview appeared first on Search Engine Land.

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 7.0

by screamingfrog @ Screaming Frog

I’m delighted to announce Screaming Frog SEO Spider version 7.0, codenamed internally as ‘Spiderman’. Since the release of rendered crawling in version 6.0, our development team have been busy working on more new and exciting features. Let’s take a look at what’s new in 7.0. 1) ‘Fetch & Render’ (Rendered...

What does SEO success look like? - Biznology

What does SEO success look like? - Biznology


Biznology

Changing your website's design without changing the underlying content strategy is a pointless exercise.

JavaScript for Script Editor in Workflow - Sap Business One Studio

by catarina.anjos @ WebDeveloper.com

Hi everyone, We're starting now to use Worflow in SAP Business One Studio and there's something blocking us the way to get through. We've a scenario that we have to create. In this scenario, one of the parts is to verify if a specific sales order has a doctotal that is higher than the...

Hone your internal link structure with Link Optimization

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Crawling websites, analyzing them technically and optimizing them based of these findings is standard procedure when it comes to improving online performance. Today, I would like to introduce a new, data-driven solution for optimizing internal link structure: Searchmetrics Link Optimization. On-page optimization is multi-layered: one layer is analyzing individual subpages in order to identify errors […]

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What Does an SEO Copywriter Do?

What Does an SEO Copywriter Do?


Mediabistro

If you’ve got the writing chops and SEO savvy, then SEO copywriter could be the job for you.

Battle of the Ad Bulge: How Google Is Slimming Down Search Results

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

To the average person, Google’s search engine results page (SERP) looks no different today than it did a month ago. But for SEO experts, the SERP change is like noticing Google lost weight: all of a sudden, the results page really trimmed down. Google recently (in its usual quiet way) removed the right-rail ads running […]

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One Account Page for Give Donations & WooCommerce… to Rule Them All!

by Tevya @ Websites for Small Businesses | Fiddler Online

The Give plugin from WordImpress is an excellent plugin for accepting donations on a website. In fact, from what I understand, it was created in-part as an answer to the complicated mess that comes from trying to accept donations via WooCommerce. Since WooCommerce is an estore plugin, it doesn’t do donations very well. But what if you […]

Update: Header tags and how you use them in SEO Copy

by David Rosam @ Writing For SEO

I returned to my post Header tags and how you use them in SEO Copy recently and added some more tips. It was popular before, but now it’s an essential read if you’re wondering about how you should be using h tags in your content. The updated post also contains some new suggestions for formatting in WordPress.

7 Signs You’ve Found the Right Agency

by Julie Ewald @ Impressa Solutions

There are a lot of marketing and content agencies out there, and even if they do good work, that doesn’t mean they are good for you. Yep, that means that Impressa Solutions might not even be a proper fit—even if it pains me to say it. So how do you know you’ve found the right agency to work with: 1. ...

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Correlation vs. causality and the Ranking Factors infographic

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

This year we introduced a brave new type of infographic in our annual Ranking Factors Study. We are really pleased about all the positive feedback we received for the deck of cards design. Nevertheless, many friends of Searchmetrics have expressed difficulty in correctly interpreting it. Hence this post. Let us briefly delve into the curious, […]

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Mobilegeddon Has Arrived – Has It?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Mobilegeddon is here – is it? At least, Google has announced to begin globally rolling out the mobile-friendly update in the early morning today, April 21st. From now on, the mobile user-friendliness of websites is obviously a global ranking signal. We have analyzed our data, but can’t see any bigger movements or winners/losers yet. UPDATE […]

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SEO suggestion for App

by jennypitula @ WebDeveloper.com

I started my business in Toronto. I have one shopping App,It is in Android and IOS.so please suggest me some of App SEO tricks.

5 Steps to Decode the E-Commerce Customer Journey: Multi-Device Mayhem

by Sam Hurley @ Digital Current

Customers now use multiple devices during the customer journey & it can be difficult to accurately track them between devices, but we’re here to help. Firstly: There is no ignoring the significance of the e-commerce industry. Its growth over the years has been phenomenal, constant, and ubiquitous. Even if the trend begins to slow down […]

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Are you using the right marketing tools?

by Hunter Haley @ HNH Marketing: Web Design | Marketing Consulting | Creative Services

Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference. Marketing tools are no different. It’s hard to measure twice and cut once if all you have is a jackhammer… right? What marketing tools should you be using? It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. That’s why chose to break down…

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Why You Need to Try Affiliate Marketing

by Chloe Harbach @ RedMoxy Communications

If you really want to build the value of your company (and I mean, who doesn’t?) and connect with your audience on a deeper level, it may be time for you to think about affiliate marketing. There are in’s and out’s that you should know about, but for now let’s just stick to the basics. Welcome […]

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Get High DA Links By Building Relationships With Editors – Playing the Long Game

by Long Tail Pro Team @ LongtailPro

Thought leadership marketing and link building are in natural tension with one another. On one hand, thought leadership marketing communicates that your company is on the cutting edge and has valuable insights that no one else does. It makes readers feel, “If I want to know what’s really going on, I need to keep track […]

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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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3 Steps to Create Content Ahead of a Trend

by Julie Ewald @ Impressa Solutions

Another Las Vegas–based marketing wiz and I have our fingers crossed that our panel gets picked for SXSW 2016. The Social Twerkshop is all about trends and how to catch them on the way up and create content to take advantage of them before everyone else. Presently I’m pounding the online campaign trail, reminding fans and followers to vote for it (and you too, please), and I’ve been thinking about the topic a lot, particularly about what you need to do if you want to be able to create content ahead of a trend.

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The Conversion Rate Conundrum: Common Mistakes and What to Do Instead

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

In real estate, the axiom is location, location, location. It’s first and foremost. The number one consideration. For your digital efforts – email, web pages, eCommerce platforms – an argument could be made for a few different ones: search engine optimization (SEO), the user experience (UX), conversion rate optimization (CRO), or perhaps something else entirely. […]

Music For Programming

by Louigi Verona @ WebDeveloper.com

Hey guys! Want to share with you a playlist that is great for programming. It creates an atmosphere, and yet does not distract! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB8a-9P7xck Post your own playlists!

Increasing Landing Page SEO For Your Small Business

by Rochelle Lyons @ SponsoredLinX

As a core element of online marketing, getting your landing page found is important. However, being found isn’t always enough to land you a sale. Several factors go into the decision of your buyer, and therefore, you must appeal to all their ideals. We’ve gathered a few quick and actionable hints increasing landing page SEO
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Why Is Google Punishing Media for Old Content?

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

It hasn’t been a good week for the publishing industry. More than two dozen of some of the biggest brands in media, including Apple, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Time Inc., experienced steep plunges in online visibility, caused by what we suspect are sweeping changes Google is making to branded search results. […]

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How to Master Analytics like Will Smith and Amazon

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

Will Smith is not just a pretty face. Nor is he just a likeable, talented actor. He’s a businessman and a master marketer. The only Hollywood star that predictably gets over $20 million per flick. Even his movies that didn’t get good reviews, like Hancock and Suicide Squad, grossed over half a billion each worldwide. […]

Postcards from China: Mysteries of the East – Busting 10 Myths About Baidu and SEO in China

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Confucius, kung-fu, yin and yang, capitalist communism: China is a land full of mysteries and contradictions. Often associated with cheap imitations, China now produces technology and internet startups that can rival anything in the West. The Chinese search engine, Baidu, is no exception. It bears many similarities to Google and Bing, but can also boast its […]

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Postcards from China: Branding and Creating Chinese Names for International Companies

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

A company’s name is the most ubiquitous part of its brand. It’s what people type into Google, it’s on business cards, stationery and coffee cups. Even when a logo is universally-recognized, people see the swoosh and instantly think the name, “Nike.” That’s why a name is so important. That’s why Anderson Consulting spent a reported […]

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Check Out These Five Common Mobile Mistakes

by Kyle C @ SponsoredLinX

We now live in a mobile first world, and it’s vital for companies to get their digital experience on point. However, while many senior marketers understand the importance of mobile experience, they can still get it wrong. Having been around for the start of the mobile boom, SponsoredLinX has witnessed its evolution first-hand. What worked
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App indexing can increase traffic, conversions, and app installations

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

App indexing can increase traffic, conversions and app installations—so why isn’t everyone doing it? Way back in 2013, Google announced app indexing: “Wouldn’t it be cool if you could give your users the choice of viewing your content either on the website or via your app, both straight from Google’s search results…Just like it crawls […]

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Can't get my URL to point to Tumblr

by videojay @ WebDeveloper.com

Hello, I realize this is a very rudimentary question, but I'm running into walls that I can't seem to hurdle. I'm simply trying to get a custom URL to point to my company's Tumblr. My domain regsitrar, Bluehost, tells me I need to talk to Tumblr. Tumblr tech support tells me I need to talk...

Drill Down Into Key Segments to Understand and Improve Your Funnel

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

The funnel has become a key part of the modern-day marketers toolkit. It’s the first report they peak at on Monday morning, and the last report they check before leaving for the weekend on a Friday. All serious analytics tools have some version of a funnel report, with differing degrees of flexibility and features. Some […]

What Bounce Rate Means for Your SEO Strategy

by Jarrod Smith @ SEO Hermit

One of the most underestimated and under-valued metrics of any website’s SEO campaign is the site’s “bounce rate”. What does bounce rate mean and why is it important? That’s a great question and one that Google doesn’t help us much with. Bounce rate is the...

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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.

The post SearchCap: Google AdWords ad suggestions, ad performance & Doodles appeared first on Search Engine Land.

Google Panda Update 4.2: Are there any results yet?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

After ten long months since the last Panda update, it seems that Google has begun its roll-out of Panda 4.2. We have completed a rapid analysis to present the first winners and losers after this update in this week’s SEO Visibility. The roll-out of this Panda update is expected to take several months to be […]

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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 […]

How to Do Customer Engagement If You’re In a Unique Niche

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

I once worked with a business that specialized in making custom squirrel horror dioramas. If you’re wondering what in the world a custom squirrel horror diorama is, then you’ve proved an underlying point of this article. Unique niches are really tough for marketing. If there are 37 people on the planet that are in your […]

The biggest mistakes marketing agencies see their clients making

by John Doherty @ Credo

SEO can be a black box, and many business owners have minimal understanding of it. To that end, that’s why you hire a professional to...

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Essential Internet Marketing Tools for your Web Business

by btvbill @ Vermont Web Design, Web Hosting and Development

I’m not crazy about shopping malls on Black Friday so I always look forward to the unbelievable deals on Internet marketing software that are MUCH less cost than during any other time of year. Here are the best deals I’ve found and will add more, as they become available. Many of these deals are Black Friday but many are also “evergreen” which means they will be around for awhile longer. Bottom line, if you need the product or service below, get it now. Sometimes the discounts change and you don’t want to miss out on the best deals. If you’re looking for ways to promote your website, automate social media and e-mail marketing, you’re in luck. Need a new domain name? Starting a new website or want to simply add a domain? Check out the Namecheap Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. Get online for under $3! Web hosting for the do it yourself crowd. If you need to manage your own web hosting, I have used Hostgator in the past for several of my clients and it worked quite well. Blue Host is also a great, inexpensive web hosting solution as well. If you’d prefer manage web hosting, stick with Alpine […]

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How to Use SEO To Influence B2B Buyers On Social Media

by Long Tail Pro Team @ LongtailPro

Social media is a great tool for connecting with other businesses while driving sales to your own business. In fact a study by the IDC revealed that 75 percent of the B2B buyers and 84 percent of C-level/vice president executives use social media to support purchase decisions. The same study also showed that B2B buyers […]

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Outdated look... is this really a forum used by WEB devs?

by sapioit @ WebDeveloper.com

Hi, I just want to ask a quick questions: If this is a forum for web developers, why does it look like a decade-old website? Did you guys go so wrong on technical debt that you would need years and a disproportional amount of money to change the looks of the site to something more, dare I...

Finance Ranking Factors: How Bankrate Uses Relevant Content To Perform on Google

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The latest Searchmetrics ranking factors study shows how relevant content is vital for finance industry websites looking to perform on Google search. Finance is the subject of a Searchmetrics series of ranking factor studies that focus on a specific industry. Amongst the findings, the analysis shows that relevant, structured content is even more vital for […]

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Online Reputation Management – Managing online brand experience through Search and Content Optimization

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Reputation matters. People buy brands they trust and read news they believe. When the BBC publishes a story about Antarctic penguins flying to South America, people believe it because of the broadcaster’s strong reputation for credibility. April Fool’s jokes are themselves a tool to add percentage points to a corporation’s reputation as likeable, friendly and […]

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Why the Trump White House Is Having Trouble Performing

by Kirby Burke Jr. @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

President Trump’s first 100 days in office is an important benchmark. The American electorate wants to see what any president has (or hasn’t) done, and whether that person has held true to the promises made on the campaign trail. In this spirit, I’m revisiting a look at the WhiteHouse.gov site’s performance to see how it […]

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What Does an SEO Do In Their Day-to-Day Work - Whiteboard Friday

What Does an SEO Do In Their Day-to-Day Work - Whiteboard Friday


Moz

There's far more to SEO than an initial audit and fix for a site. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand offers a window into the ongoing day-to-day work of keeping a site in optimal shape in the eyes of the search engines.

Google News-Wave Update: Media Websites Surfing the Winner Tide

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Within a few weeks, Google has tweaked its core algorithm and rolled out an update for the second time without officially anouncing it. According to our quick analysis, this update seems to be primarily concerned with trending keywords as well as temporary search intentions related to informational (shorthead) keywords. First-glance-winners are first and foremost media […]

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Why a Graphic Design Degree is Worth it

by Tribeca Flashpoint Staff Member @ Tribeca Flashpoint College

With technology being what it is today, it seems like you can learn absolutely anything online. Want to learn how to change a tire? There is a video on Youtube for that. Want to know how you can improve your study habits. Here’s a guide for it. Don’t know how to make toast? Wiki how […]

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Data Meets Creativity: Welcome to a New Era of Online Content!

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

What’s one of the biggest challenges facing online companies today? Many struggle to create content that is relevant for both the user and for search engine results! Because content production is one area where a data-driven approach remains rare, much depends on guesswork and intuition. For years, we’ve been stuck with the status quo: Microsoft […]

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Can't get my URL to point to Tumblr

by videojay @ WebDeveloper.com

Hello, I realize this is a very rudimentary question, but I'm running into walls that I can't seem to hurdle. I'm simply trying to get a custom URL to point to my company's Tumblr. My domain regsitrar, Bluehost, tells me I need to talk to Tumblr. Tumblr tech support tells me I need to talk...

Win a Webinar Spot with a #SEOCopyHaiku

by Heather Lloyd-Martin @ SuccessWorks

Here’s a fun game to play — and your answer may land you a free spot in my upcoming SEO Content Writing:Step-by-Step webinar series starting September 19th.
You know I like writing haiku, right? I even wrote 14 SEO writing tips in haiku (check out this blog post for the geeky goodness.)
Now, it’s your turn.
Tweet me your SEO writing haiku (@heatherlloyd) and [...]

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Hot Jobs in Academia

by Yana Young @ Mediabistro

Interested in passing on your knowledge and inspiring the next generation of media industry movers and shakers? If so, a career in academia may be just what you’re looking for! Explore some of our favorite academia based job opportunities now available on our job board below and apply today.

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What Does Penguin 4.0 Mean For Your SEO?

What Does Penguin 4.0 Mean For Your SEO?


The Daily Egg

If you’ve so much as dabbled in SEO you probably already know that these updates can be cause for some serious nail-biting.

HNH Podcast Ep 1 – Building a Powerful Online Presence

by Hunter Haley @ HNH Marketing: Web Design | Marketing Consulting | Creative Services

This is the very first episode of the HNH Podcast! In this episode, we discuss the three elements it takes to build a powerful online presence that attracts and retains your target audience/customer. Here is a quick summary of what we cover: 1. Make sure you have a great product first and foremost (bake in…

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Flowers, Chocolate and Data: Valentine’s Day Takes Many Forms

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Will you be my Valentine?” The heart may want what it wants, but how we choose to demonstrate love (or lust) for a significant other isn’t universal on Valentine’s Day. As people load up Cupid’s arrow, I decided to take a gander through our massive search database to see if I could suss out any differences in approach […]

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Extension of the research database & time-saving thanks to Growth Reporting

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

On 6 March 2015, we published an update for the Searchmetrics Suite, which includes fantastic new features. Growth Reporting is new to the Suite, giving you all the relevant data on the organic performance of a domain at a glance. This allows you to create reports in around 50% of the time. We have also […]

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CSS assignment for linked :target element not working right.

by JMRKER @ WebDeveloper.com

I was playing around with the W3schools code from: https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_css_next_prev.asp I added some logic to determine which 'page' a user would advance (retreat) from while clicking on the next (prev) buttons. I wanted to use the CSS :target pseudo tag with the href of...

How to Win the Ring in the App Dating Game

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Choosing a mobile app can be like going on an amazingly bad first date. At the outset you’re not sure you’re compatible, but you can’t help digging the look. Then you meet up. Within seconds, you realize it’s a Venus-Mars kind of thing. You’re bored, wonder about ongoing performance issues, and often end up stuck […]

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Alexa, How Do I Beat Amazon? Online and The Big Brand Conundrum

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

As the world of online search increasingly gets more technical, with sophisticated algorithms and voice commands becoming an essential part of  everyone’s marketing toolkit, we in the industry must continue to remind ourselves that our core mission is to address the needs of humans who are looking for online moments that matter. Wil Reynolds, founder of Seer […]

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Excel Add-Ins for Searchmetrics Data: Number Crunching and Dynamic Excel Reports with e4SEO

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have great news for all Excel fans and users: there is now a dedicated Excel add-in for our data, which lets you export data from the Suite straight into Excel. “e4seo” enables you to process large amounts of data from our software and create individual reports without having to use a complicated workaround. And […]

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THE ADA, ACCESSIBILITY, AND YOUR WEBSITE

by Kim McCormick @ Bayshore Solutions

Contributed by Nickolas Ekonomides, P.A. Did you know your website is a public accommodation that must be accessible to the disabled?  The use of braile on bathroom and similar signs in public is certainly nothing new. While many expect wheelchair accessible parking spaces and bathrooms in brick and mortar businesses, we sometimes don’t realize that […]

Mobilegeddon 2: Are You Facing Godzilla or a Gazelle?

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In Hollywood, a box office smash inevitably leads to a sequel or two to keep sales humming. The view from the Googleplex is no different: Coming to screens this May, “Mobilegeddon 2” promises another potentially perilous journey into the world of mobile search. In the past few weeks leading up to the rollout of its […]

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CSS assignment for linked :target element not working right.

by JMRKER @ WebDeveloper.com

I was playing around with the W3schools code from: https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_css_next_prev.asp I added some logic to determine which 'page' a user would advance (retreat) from while clicking on the next (prev) buttons. I wanted to use the CSS :target pseudo tag with the href of...

How to Find Easy SEO Copywriting Opportunities

by Heather Lloyd-Martin @ SuccessWorks

Did you grow up hearing, “If it’s easy, there must be something wrong with it”?
Yeah. Me too.
Instead of looking for the easy way out, we often look for the most challenging, brutal way to do things. We work harder. We work longer hours. If we’re not suffering, we aren’t trying.
It’s all about the hustle.
Granted, this [...]

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How To Audit Backlinks In The SEO Spider

by screamingfrog @ Screaming Frog

There’s plenty of reasons you may wish to audit backlinks to a website, whether it’s to check the links are still live and passing link value, they’ve been removed or nofollowed after a link clean up, or you want to get more data on the links which Google Search Console...

Ten Things eCommerce Sites Need to Know to Rank on Google in 2017

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

No, they’re not just resting. Universal ranking factors are dead. Google’s algorithm now operates highly individually – depending on time, place, device and industry. For this reason, we are using our first industry-specific study to present the ten most important ranking factors for eCommerce. Where should webmasters in eCommerce focus their energy? Which content can […]

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New Horizons: Online Experts Weigh in On Google Home and Voice Search

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google Home, the voice-powered smart speaker that lets users ask the Google Assistant questions, has been on the US market since November 2016. With the device now becoming available internationally, we took the opportunity to ask a number of experts about their experience with Google Home so far, and what it could mean for the […]

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Easy Search Engine Optimization Anyone Can Do

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

It’s hard to write an article like this without talking about the need for SEO industry standards or pointing out the immense competition among SEO consultants, agencies, tool providers, and (e)book authors for your business dollars.  So I will begin…

Why Heaving Bosoms Help You Win Online

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  “Oh Lucas, you’re such a tease,” Lady Colebrook replied. Helena had a vision of her thrusting out her well-endowed cleavage by way of offering an inducement. “Do you like to see me beg, is that it?”. -Excerpt from To Save a Sinner by Adele Clee It’s not very often that romance novels and artificial […]

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Increase Your eCommerce Conversion Rate With 7 Advanced Features

by admin @ Digital Marketing and eCommerce Development Company

These functionalities are compatible with Volusion, BigCommerce, Shopify, 3D Cart, and Magento Anyone who knows the SEO game will tell […]

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Planes, Trains and Search Optimization

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The summer is in full swing, Searchmetrics is releasing its new Travel Industry Ranking Factors report, and planes, trains and automobiles are on many consumers’ minds. So it seems that now would be as good a time as any to take a crack at Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO for travel aggregator websites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp […]

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Is Squarespace bad for SEO?

Is Squarespace bad for SEO?

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

Despite the rumors you've heard, SquareSpace is just as effective at SEO as WordPress or Wix.

Dealing with Fake Reviews

by Keith Anderson @ SEO Hermit

Now that we’ve worked on getting more online reviews, it’s time to address the dark side. Buying fake reviews has become an enticing option for a lot of business owners. DON’T FALL FOR IT!  You can go on certain websites and you’ll see offers for a...

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Exact Volume Restriction – Keyword Planner Jumps the Shark!

by btvbill @ Vermont Web Design, Web Hosting and Development

Google’s Keyword Planner, a once useful tool for the general public, has now been hobbled and is for the most part, useless. If you have an AdWords account and haven’t bought any ads recently, here is what you will be greeted with: This page shows ranges for search volumes. For a more detailed view, set up and run a campaign. Like everything else Google does, ultimately, it benefits Google. Sorry, the truth hurts. Now, Google wants you to start paying for AdWords campaigns if you want to use the original Keyword Planner tool. The Average Monthly searches, as indicated above display some very vague data ranges. Practically useless for those who research long tail keywords for search engine optimization (SEO) purposes. Here’s what Cassie at Google has to say about the issue: We recently made a change to Keyword Planner that shows search volume data ranges based on spend and how you use the tool. This change aims to prevent “bots” from submitting an overwhelming number of searches in Keyword Planner, which was slowing down the tool and occasionally causing errors that prevented people from using the tool. We’ve heard your feedback that this limited view of search volume makes […]

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How to Optimize your Images and Videos for SEO

by Alex Chris @ Digital Marketing Tips

When we discuss about SEO copywriting and content optimization, we don’t only care about the text elements of a page but we also need to consider the use and optimization of other visual elements such as images and videos. Images are important for SEO. In a recent study that analyzed in detail 1 million Google […]

SEO for Plumbers

SEO for Plumbers

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

If you're a plumber, you must own your local SEO. Here's how.

Internet Marketing for Beginners: 5 Helpful Tips to Make a Presence

by Long Tail Pro Team @ LongtailPro

Being new to internet marketing doesn’t mean you’re behind the pack. Virtually anyone with the desire to learn the ropes can pick up internet marketing with some dedication and practice. In the ever-changing digital world, it’s more important than ever to understand your place on the internet. Even non-digital businesses can benefit from learning internet […]

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How to Use Google Webmaster Tools to Maximize Your SEO Campaign

How to Use Google Webmaster Tools to Maximize Your SEO Campaign

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

Use Google's free SEO tool to get your website ranked quickly.

How B2B Brands Can Use Quora to Drive Traffic, Establish Authority, & Earn SEO Benefits

by Brian Honigman @ Digital Current

Quora is an effective avenue to boost your brand’s presence online. Learn how to best use the Q&A site to boost traffic, authority, and SEO. It’s difficult to find an answer to a very specific, nuanced question online at times. Google searches often return results that help answer a question broadly, while Yahoo Answers are […]

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NEW: Mobile SEO Visibility – Prepare yourself for the huge Google Mobile Update on April 21st

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

How my website performs in mobile searches on smartphones is increasingly different to my desktop performance. Particularly now that Google has announced it will release an update on April 21st, which will have a significant impact on websites that are NOT mobile friendly. According to Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Zineb Ait Bahajji the coming Mobile […]

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Quit Obsessing Over Your Freelance Writing Niche. Do This, Instead.

by Heather Lloyd-Martin @ SuccessWorks

Right this minute, someone out there is wondering, “how can I find my perfect freelance writing niche?”
(Maybe even you.)
I receive heart-wrenching letters every week from writers trying to find their true path. These folks have heard they need to “find a niche” — and that’s where they get stuck.
Because people aren’t focused on finding a [...]

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How to Grow Your Facebook Reach Organically

by Chloe Harbach @ RedMoxy Communications

Social media is a great way for you to reach your intended audience and grow your business. Facebook is a great platform to do this with. Let’s look at how to grow your Facebook reach organically, so you can reach more even more people. Tips for Growing Your Facebook Reach Organically: The Basics Optimize Your […]

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13 WordPress Plugins That’ll Save You a Ton of Time

by Sarah Peterson @ Smart Blogger

Running a blog requires an insane amount of time. In fact, there’s not enough time in your day to do everything (especially if you have a full-time job, too). From learning new ways to get traffic and scheduling social media posts to building your email list and managing comments, you feel stretched to your limit.(...)

Before Your Next Product Launch, Try These 5 Engagement Strategies

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

The big day is approaching! Yes, you’re about to launch your first (or maybe fifth) product. You want the experience to be perfect for your audience. What your team does before the launch is just as important as what you do on launch day. And it all starts with early engagement—spreading your message as soon […]

How to Identify and Prioritize Conversion Optimization Opportunities

by Brian Honigman @ Digital Current

Use this guide to help you determine how best to optimize your site in order to boost visitor conversion. Conversion optimization is an ongoing marketing practice that’s never fully completed. No website is perfect as every brand will have areas of their online properties worth optimizing to boost conversions. As an enterprise brand, you likely […]

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What’s New in Universal Search: 2016 Edition

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Evolution over successive generations isn’t always noticeable. Not so in the world of Google. The search engine results page has made great leaps in the past year alone, but some of the adaptations might have gone unnoticed. Universal Search elements now dominate the majority of search queries. In fact, 80 percent now include at least one form […]

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What Is SEM? Does SEM Include SEO?

What Is SEM? Does SEM Include SEO?


Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog

Google and digital marketing leaders define SEM as exclusively paid search. The history of the term's 2001 coining and evolving use tells a richer story.

Update: What does SEO mean?

by David Rosam @ Writing For SEO

As Writing For SEO matures, I’ve been reviewing some of my more popular, yet older, posts. It may be that Google still likes them and continues rating them well in the SERPs, but I can see the information is out of date, and in some cases I no longer agree with what I’ve said some time ago. […]

F*ck Cost Per Lead

by John Doherty @ Credo

I am going to say something that many of you will disagree with: You should not base your marketing investment decisions off of cost per...

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Google’s Phantom Menace: Publishers clean up your act

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google’s Phantom algorithm updates have been both a surprise and  menace to sites trying to maintain high SEO visibility. Now the search giant is sending a foreboding message to publishing empires: clean up your act. Earlier this month, we pointed to Searchmetrics tracking data that highlighted massive declines in SEO visibility among top publishers, including […]

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SEO basics: What does Google do? • Yoast

SEO basics: What does Google do? • Yoast


Yoast

How does Google work? What does Google do? In this article we explain in a clear and comprehensive way how Google works!

What ”Call Mom” Has to Do With Search Volume and Your Content Strategy

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Did you know, that on average the keyword ”Call Mom” is searched for 300K times per month in the US and 99% of that is from smartphones? Whether or not on purpose, in this case (the voice function sends its regards), the information on the device distribution of the keyword search volume is worth its weight […]

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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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AMP as a Ranking Signal, Google Search Console Refresh and More: Weekly Thread Roundup

by Bonnie Stefanick @ Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog

It’s been another busy week in search with a number of interesting Google announcements including a Search Console refresh and  a new badge feature in image search. In highlighted discussions, Webmasters discuss what it means to be a Webmaster, revisiting pixel width, whether AMP is a ranking factor, and more? Google Search Console Refresh & Some New Reports Picked up on Threadwatch is news that Google Search Console finally gets... [Read More...]

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5 Big Reasons Why Your E-Commerce Brand Needs to Use AI (+Tools to Try!)

by Sam Hurley @ Digital Current

E-commerce remains a highly competitive field, but don’t fret, you can make it big amongst the giants thanks to artificial intelligence and machine-learning tools. Artificial intelligence and machine learning have far surpassed the “eye roll” reaction they once sparked… They have become essential tools for many large e-commerce brands to operate at such scale — […]

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What does machine learning and AI really mean for SEO? - Builtvisible.

What does machine learning and AI really mean for SEO? - Builtvisible.


Builtvisible

What does machine learning and AI really mean for SEO? - a helpful post from the team at Builtvisible.com

Mobile analysis: Optimization of the top 100 SEO visibility domains

by Carolin Mallmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Are the top domains ready for the Google mobile update? We have taken a look at the 100 domains with the highest SEO visibility and analyzed them for mobile friendliness with the help of the Google ‘mobile-friendly’ test. Google has recently announced that the optimization for mobile devices will be evaluated as a ranking signal […]

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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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Organic SEO: What Does It Mean? SEO Infographic

Organic SEO: What Does It Mean? SEO Infographic


SEO Sherpa

Have you ever wondered what organic SEO really means. This infographic explains the difference between organic and non-organic or manufactured SEO. 

Three Time-Saving Youtube Search Tools to Bookmark

by Ann Smarty @ Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog

Youtube stores lots of valuable information. I find myself searching Youtube more and more often. It’s an awesome way to enhance your research, check your competitors’ visual tactics and even manage your own product reputation. For some reason, Youtube’s own search engine has always been somewhat lacking and while it has nice filters and supports handy search operators, it’s not quite usable. I have easier time to use Google to... [Read More...]

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Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 8.0

by screamingfrog @ Screaming Frog

I’m excited to announce the release of Screaming Frog SEO Spider 8.0, codenamed internally as ‘All J’s must go’. Our team have been busy in development working on some exciting new features, so let’s get straight to it, and talk about what’s new in version 8.0. 1) Updated User Interface...

Best SEO Tools to Target Your Perfect Audience (& Profit!)

by Long Tail Pro Team @ LongtailPro

In the world of online business, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a must-have technique. SEO helps businesses target an audience that might be interested in their services and products. With the right SEO practices, businesses can skillfully draw in an audience through awesome web content that leads to interest, and ultimately sales, of its products. […]

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Search Experience Optimization: Is It Time to Rebrand SEO?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

You can’t deny that SEO – both as a practice and as an industry – has gotten a bad rap over the past few years. In fact, some would say that SEO has never had a great reputation, even in its heyday. I think there has always been this idea that somehow SEO is just […]

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Basics of SEO Writing for SEO Writers

Basics of SEO Writing for SEO Writers


The Balance

How to become an SEO Writer- What is SEO and SEO Writing?

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: An Industry Analysis of HTTPS Security

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Our analysis of the prevalence of HTTPS across different industries in US search results reveals a number of interesting findings: Whilst 46 percent of finance websites communicate with web browsers over HTTPS, only 23% of travel pages and only 12% of publishers use encrypted data transfer. In our latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we’ll […]

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10 Reasons Why China Excites and Scares Online Marketers

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Ni hao China! For years now, Searchmetrics has helped power the engines of commerce with Research Cloud. Marketers depend on our massive data and knowledge repository to find online content gaps and create strategies to outperform competitors. Today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve closed the one glaring gap in our global coverage. We’ve added Chinese […]

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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, […]

SEO: The Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization from Moz

SEO: The Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization from Moz


Moz

New to SEO? Need to polish up your knowledge? The Beginner's Guide to SEO has been read over 3 million times and provides the information you need to get on the road to professional quality SEO.

Best Directories for SEO

Best Directories for SEO

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

Listing your business on directories can give you a significant advantage over businesses that are not. Here's how you should go about it.

How I streamlined my newsletter workflow with AWeber Curate

by David Rosam @ Writing For SEO

IMPORTANT Update, 22 August 2016: For the last two issues of The Week in Writing For SEO, I’ve hit serious problems which have delayed the newsletter. They seem to be caused by the HTML generated by Curate because the test e-mail doesn’t work properly in some e-mail clients/web browsers. I’ve reported the problems to AWeber and […]

Basic Crawl Management for SEO

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

Crawl management is integral to search engine optimization. And yet crawl management is so poorly explained by the Web marketing community that many sites mismanage crawl.  What should be one of the fundamental areas of search engine optimization has been…

Outdated look... is this really a forum used by WEB devs?

by sapioit @ WebDeveloper.com

Hi, I just want to ask a quick questions: If this is a forum for web developers, why does it look like a decade-old website? Did you guys go so wrong on technical debt that you would need years and a disproportional amount of money to change the looks of the site to something more, dare I...

4 Church Website Stats You Must See

by Hunter Haley @ HNH Marketing: Web Design | Marketing Consulting | Creative Services

How important is a church website? Our modern world needs Jesus more than ever before! People have a hunger for something more but even if they do visit ‘a church’ they likely aren’t walking into full truth. That’s why it is vital that we spread the true Apostolic message to this confused generation. To do…

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Why Tevya Created Fiddler Online and Why It Exists Today

by Tevya @ Websites for Small Businesses | Fiddler Online

Starting and running your own business is HARD!!! One time in the early years of Fiddler Online, our power got shut off. We were living in St. George, Utah. Suddenly there was that spin-down sound and everything went quiet, like it does when the power goes out. Jill headed outside to see if our neighbors […]

Content Is King (When It’s Well-Made)

by JP Gorman @ Impressa Solutions

If you’ve been involved with the digital content development industry for any appreciable amount of time, you’ve no doubt heard the phrase “Content is King.” Though not the mantra it once was, it still serves as a guiding principle. The word “content”, after all, is right there in the industry’s name, and the combination of the Internet’s ever-changing nature with ...

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Homepages Rarely Convert Because These 6 Elements Are Often Ignored

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

No, this headline isn’t clickbait. This article does contain critical homepage elements that are often overlooked. And you might be ignoring them. In fact, the examples I share here are a sure sign that many marketers still ignore critical homepage elements. And conversions are lost for these simple reasons. I’m not going to rehash what […]

Postcards from China: What the Baidu SERPs Look Like

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In my last blog post, I looked at the top players in the Baidu SERPs. Today, I would like to take a closer look at the search results page itself. In what ways is it similar to the Google search results page we know and love? There are some obvious similarities. Just like on Google, […]

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Frustrated With Your Website and Internet marketing?

by btvbill @ Vermont Web Design, Web Hosting and Development

As the web becomes more complicated and crowded it’s easy to see why many business owners become frustrated with their website, social media and Internet marketing plans. Read below or contact us now at 802-233-3261 if you’d like to kick your web marketing campaign back into high gear. So why are so many business owners frustrated with their websites and web marketing? Here’s why: Back in the late 1990’s all you needed was a website. You could literally “set it and forget it”. Those were the glory days and early beginnings of websites. Most businesses didn’t have a clue about websites or email and getting a first page ranking in Yahoo (the number one search engine in pre-Google days) was relatively easy. Fast forward to 2017 where it seems everyone is on the web, fighting tooth and nail for the coveted first page search results in Google.  Social media evolved and everyone rushed to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc., in an attempt to market their businesses online. Your Facebook Page Organic Posts is Actually Seen By Only 2% of Your Fans from Hubspot: A study from Edgerank Checker found that between February 2012 and March 2014, organic reach for the average […]

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How does Social Media Affect SEO?

How does Social Media Affect SEO?

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

You won't believe how much social media affects your SEO.

Website Conversion Rate Optimization (Get More Leads!)

by Long Tail Pro Team @ LongtailPro

You’ve heard of search engine optimization (SEO) to get your website noticed in search engines, like Google. But, what about website conversion rate optimization? You can think of SEO as the technique that makes people see your website. Once you start gaining more traffic, though, you’ll need to do something to get those people to […]

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Emotional SEO: Finding your online Cookie Monster

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In Apple’s latest iPhone 6s ad, Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster becomes the perfect pitchmonster for the Siri voice assistant. He uses it to set a timer for (you guessed it) baking cookies, and then agonizingly waits while also having Siri play Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle”. It’s emotional marketing at its best: For millions […]

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15 Resources to Bring Your Social Media Marketing Strategy to the Next Level

by Ann Smarty @ Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog

Working in social media marketing can be overwhelming, so you are forced to try to organize and scale tasks as much as you can. Sadly, behind that scaling effort hides another problem: You may ultimately build a routine and do the same thing day after day. Social media is all about variety though: Tactics change daily, new tools and apps are launched, new opportunities emerge. Bonus: Join Zest.is! Zest.is is... [Read More...]

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What is SEO and how can it help my website's Google visibility?

What is SEO and how can it help my website's Google visibility?


the Guardian

Learning how to improve your site's SEO can significantly improve your business' prominence in online search results

How to Prepare Your Business for an Intern

by Nicole Nelson @ RedMoxy Communications

We’ve spent the past week here on the blog talking about internships, both from the viewpoint of the intern and, now, from the viewpoint of the internship supervisor. I think it’s almost a universally accepted fact that interns are a valuable addition to most any business. But, like many “gifts,” interns are what you make […]

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How do you minify your CSS and JS?

by Yuvrajsinh @ WebDeveloper.com

Actually, our website is taking too much of time because of CSS and JS. Can you please help? I mean how do you guys minify your CSS and JS? Any tool? Trick?

Good Backlinks vs. Bad Backlinks

by Jarrod Smith @ SEO Hermit

One area of SEO that we constantly work on is backlinks. A backlink or “link” for short, is clickable text on a website that links back to your website. We get countless questions on backlinks and the value of links in the search engines today....

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How to SEO your WordPress Posts and Pages

by Alex Chris @ Digital Marketing Tips

WordPress is a great SEO friendly platform but for better search engine visibility you need to optimize each and every post or page you publish online. In this post, you will learn what is the difference between a WordPress post and page when it comes to SEO and how to optimize both using industry best […]

The Top 5 Ranking Factors for 2015: How Strong is Your Hand?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Searchmetrics Ranking Factors study 2015 for Google.com is finally here! Once again we made the annual epic journey to the center of our data pool, analyzed, averaged and correlated for our lives, and more than once burned the midnight oil. Our mission as always: To figure out just what it is the top-ranking sites […]

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What’s Your Purple Cow?

by Hunter Haley @ HNH Marketing: Web Design | Marketing Consulting | Creative Services

Do you know what your Purple Cow is? That is what Author Seth Godin would ask if he were writing this article. But now you may be wondering what a “Purple Cow” is and why you need one. In his book Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable Seth talks about the necessity of standing out,…

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Ideation or Brainstorming? Whatever You Call It, Spend Time On Ideas

by JP Gorman @ Impressa Solutions

Ideas are hard to get a handle on. They have no physical properties, no one knows where they come from, they’re invisible to the naked eye, and they don’t actually do anything themselves. In spite of all this, they are the essence of what it means to be human. They are the engine that runs the brains that separate us ...

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Learn SEO Content Writing for Under $100 (for a Limited Time)

by Heather Lloyd-Martin @ SuccessWorks

Do you want to dip your toes into the SEO writing waters, and you need a low-cost course to teach you the basics?
Are you tired of trying to learn everything yourself, and you’d love a webinar series with live Q & A and a place to ask questions?
Are you confused by conflicting SEO writing “rules,”and you’re wondering if you’re [...]

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Inside the Making of Searchmetrics Visibility Guard

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Here at Searchmetrics, we spend a lot of time listening to customers – gathering feedback to improve features of the service. We’re big fans of agile development, using our beta program to test and drive customer-requested improvements into our software before rolling out to a broader set of customers. Thanks to the support of […]

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Not Segmenting Your Audience? Big Mistake if You’re Chasing Conversions

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

You’ve done your best to find your target audience, but if you’re treating each of your leads the same way, you’re basically throwing conversions out the window. Even though your audience shares an interest in your brand, they’re not all at the same stage of getting to know you. So speaking to them as if […]

Penguin Update 4.0 – Our Impact Analysis

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google is loosening its chains: Thanks to Penguin 4.0, numerous websites, which had previously been targeted by the filter for web spam or their backlink structure, have now seen a considerable increase in their SEO visibility. Backlink auditing, negative SEO and link reviews – these are the areas where we can expect Penguin, now integrated […]

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AdWords History Timeline Published

by Jason Lock @ Screaming Frog

For those of us who have been in paid search since before AdWords was on the scene, it’s easy to forget the details about when certain “features” were released, and in what form they first appeared. For those who are newer to the industry, it’s probably hard to imagine the...

Google AdWords & Shopping: These Companies Advertise The Most

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have analyzed the two most important advertising forms in the U.S. search results of google.com – Google AdWords and Google Shopping (Product Listing Ads, PLA). The results of the study can be downloaded as a whitepaper below. It contains findings about the 10 biggest advertisers in AdWords & Shopping as well as information about the […]

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3 Considerations For Boosting SEO

by Jennifer Audetat @ Evolve Digital Labs | Marketing Strategy Digital Agency

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What does “Good SEO” mean anyway?

by Hunter Haley @ HNH Marketing: Web Design | Marketing Consulting | Creative Services

In our experience, many people want “good SEO” but most wouldn’t recognize good SEO if it walked up and punched them on the nose. If this is you, don’t worry! You’re not alone and in this article, we will cover the basics of good SEO in today’s world. Good SEO Formula: Good Product + Good…

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Competitive Keywords: Own Yours, Discover Others with New Tool

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  In the world of search, knowledge is power. Good keywords leave you fighting for a seat at the table, and then battling for scraps with potentially thousands of competitors. Great keywords mean you get served the best cuts of meat in your own private dining room. Trouble is, it’s been painfully tedious to figure […]

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What is SEO in 2017 and How Does SEO Tie in with Content? - State of Digital

What is SEO in 2017 and How Does SEO Tie in with Content? - State of Digital


State of Digital

People can be confused by what SEO means and how to implement it as part of their online strategy. Read Jo Turnbull's post to find out about SEO in 2017.

Failing to Scale Will Make Your SEO Pale

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The world of SEO can come in all shapes and sizes, and staffing often depends on how much time and energy your company has to do things on its own. If your business prefers to skip the agency or independent contractor route and keep SEO in-house, you’re not alone. Making such a decision is really […]

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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 […]

Other Help with Javascript running on Firefox

by SammyGirl787 @ WebDeveloper.com

I am new to Javascript and so I am starting with running scripts un Firefox. I installed Seamonkey and I did get one script to run. It was touchy, but in the morning it finally ran, but I am trying to get this script to run. Apparently others had no trouble. I was hoping someopne could look...

How to Effectively Build an SEO Campaign From The Ground Up

How to Effectively Build an SEO Campaign From The Ground Up


Quick Sprout

I was speaking at a conference the other day, and someone asked me an interesting question... If you were to start optimizing a site for search engines fro

7 High School Electives To Prepare You For A Degree In VFX

by marketing @ Tribeca Flashpoint College

The love of music and performance hit me at a very young age. So, when it came time to select my high school electives it was pretty clear what classes to choose and what extra curricular activities I wanted to be involved with. Band, choir, theatre, speech team, the fall and spring musicals were all […]

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JavaScript for Script Editor in Workflow - Sap Business One Studio

by catarina.anjos @ WebDeveloper.com

Hi everyone, We're starting now to use Worflow in SAP Business One Studio and there's something blocking us the way to get through. We've a scenario that we have to create. In this scenario, one of the parts is to verify if a specific sales order has a doctotal that is higher than the...

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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7 Biggest PPC Nightmares Sinking Your ROI

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

PPC advertising should be straightforward. You buy an ad. Your ad appears on Google. That ad gets clicked. You spend a little dough per click, and voila – you’re a marketing genius. Traffic is booming and you’re appearing in all the right places. Except that’s not always how it works. And for some strange reason, […]

How Workaholics Can Find Better Work-Life Balance

by Yana Young @ Mediabistro

You glance at the time in the corner of your computer monitor. Somehow, it’s already nearly 7PM—a half hour past the time when you had promised yourself you’d pack up and leave the office. You tie up a few loose ends, shut down your computer, and leave the rest of your work for tomorrow—or so...

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How to Use Customer Feedback Loops to Reduce Churn

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

Churn is a fascinating thing. When users keep coming back month after month, it helps you grow your business rapidly and it makes you a very happy business owner. But when you’re losing more customers than you’re gaining, it can spell disaster for your business. What makes it frustrating is that you don’t always have […]

How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress in 5 Minutes or Less

by Colin Newcomer @ Smart Blogger

You want to know whether your blog is doing well, right? Whether those posts you work so hard on are attracting traffic, and where that traffic is actually coming from? Whether your last marketing campaign was a smashing success or an unfortunate bomb? Because if you don’t know whether what you’re doing is working, you’re(...)

What Does SEO Really Mean? | Penna Powers

What Does SEO Really Mean? | Penna Powers


Penna Powers

SEO is just one of many marketing buzzwords that you've probably heard before, but what does SEO mean? Why is SEO so important and what can you do about it?

What does an SEO agency or consultant actually do?

by John Doherty @ Credo

This is a question I get asked a lot, both as a business owner and an SEO consultant in my own right. The truth is,...

The post What does an SEO agency or consultant actually do? appeared first on Credo.

4 Mistakes I Learned About Marketing and Data While Working at a Fortune 50 Company

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

For the past nearly 3 years, I’ve been in charge of Audience Development for one of the largest media companies in the US. I learned a LOT during that time. Even more important, I learned a lot about what NOT to do. Not all of these things were personal ‘mistakes’ per se. Some were top […]

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.

The post SearchCap: Google EU appeal, goodbye fetch as Google for apps & award list appeared first on Search Engine Land.

Industry Ranking Factors: The Road to Organic Search Success for Travel Websites

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

It’s that time of year when the search volume for the term “last minute” peaks, known to travelers in many time zones as “summer.” But for travel industry webmasters, now isn’t the time to head to the sandy shores. It’s never too late to optimize your website and improve your Google rankings. Our latest industry-specific whitepaper is your […]

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What’s the Best WordPress Hosting for Businesses?

by John Doherty @ Credo

If you are looking to find info and recommendations for the best WordPress hosting for businesses in 2017, you’ve come to the right place. In this...

The post What’s the Best WordPress Hosting for Businesses? appeared first on Credo.

AdWords Exact Match Change – What You Need to Know

by Jennifer Audetat @ Evolve Digital Labs | Marketing Strategy Digital Agency

The post AdWords Exact Match Change – What You Need to Know appeared first on Evolve Digital Labs | Marketing Strategy Digital Agency.

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.

The post SearchCap: Google local business edits, AMP powered featured snippets & Bing Ads bid adjustments appeared first on Search Engine Land.

Why Do We Call Some TV Shows Soap Operas?

Why Do We Call Some TV Shows Soap Operas?

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

ver wondered where the term "Soap Opera" came from? You may have guessed it but there's a twist to the story.

10 Questions That Transform Interviews Into Productive Conversations

by Yana Young @ Mediabistro

Have you ever been in a very awkward conversation? Like, just painfully awkward? Do you also remember the feeling after walking away from that conversation? You were probably relieved that it was over. You probably felt flustered or frustrated because it was uncomfortable, and you didn’t know if it was because of you, or because...

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Google AMP: What Does It Mean for Your Mobile SEO? — SitePoint

Google AMP: What Does It Mean for Your Mobile SEO? — SitePoint


SitePoint

Mobile SEO is buzzing from Google’s new Accelerated Mobile Pages standard. What does AMP mean for your digital marketing? How can you take advantage of it?

SEO Explained For Online Marketing - Affiliate Marketer Training

SEO Explained For Online Marketing - Affiliate Marketer Training


Affiliate Marketer Training

What does SEO mean? This is the simple explanation especially written for those of you just learning about the search engine optimization world.

Searchmetrics Releases the “Self Optimizer” to help you self optimize websites

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For many years our clients have asked for more automation in our platform. Today we are delivering on this request, giving our customer the most powerful tool in SEO. The realities of being an in-house SEO are demanding and we have an increasing need to streamline processes and capabilities for optimization. For this reason our […]

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animated jquery news ticker (rss reader + letter by letter news ticker)

by Cosmescu @ WebDeveloper.com

Hello, I'm new here. I'm looking for a way to combine two jQuery scripts. One of them is a rss reader, the other one is a news ticker with a nice animation. The problem is when I combine them the rss news does not appear. I tried to inspect the problem but there are no errors in chrome console,...

Never Mind Today, Is Your Website Ready for Tomorrow?

by Kim McCormick @ Bayshore Solutions

8 of Today’s Website Nice-to-Haves That Will Be Tomorrow’s Need-to-Haves: It’s all about “UEO” For websites “Back in the day” (meaning 3 to 4 years ago), it was “Trendy” and “Modern” to have a mobile web experience or a responsive website design.  Now, in Google’s mobile-first world, if you don’t have a responsive website, you […]

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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6 Advanced Exit Intent and Abandoned Cart Functionalities to Increase Conversion Rates For Your Ecommerce Store

by Alexa Pavlovic @ Digital Marketing and eCommerce Development Company

Compatible with Ecommerce platforms: Volusion, BigCommerce, Shopify, 3D Cart, and Magento. Shopping online is quick, easy, and fun—or at least […]

How to Make the Best-Seller List with Proof and Relevancy

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Google, what’s the best article that describes proof and relevant terms in search?” In this and every Google query, search results attempt to understand both the topic you’re researching and the underlying intent of the search. Digital marketers who rely on old-school keyword ranking strategies to boost their clients’ results are missing out. Google’s dual […]

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HTTPS Encryption – What is the impact of TLS/SSL on Rankings?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have made a new analysis of HTTP vs. HTTPS and it seems as using a secure connection could be an advantage for webmasters in different perspectives – both from the point of SEO and to user-trust-signal it conveys. In August 2014, Google announced the secure connection to be an official ranking signal. Our recent […]

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Strengthening Search and the Future of the Spoken Word

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Tyson Stockton and Sebastien Edgar    When Google evolves, search quakes. As the search giant, Bing and others tinker (sometimes publicly, sometimes not) with their respective algorithms, marketers must always remain on war footing to respond quickly to the seismic ripples that such actions could bring to their businesses, according to presentations at the […]

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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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What does SEO do for my company? - RedMoxy Communications

What does SEO do for my company? - RedMoxy Communications


RedMoxy Communications

What does SEO do for your company, organization, or website? We've provided answers to help you understand just how valuable and important proper SEO is.

Searchmetrics Ranking Factors: Rebooting for Relevance

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The end of the year is a time for reflection, planning and preparation for the coming new year. But it also gives us a chance to become more mindful of our approach and seize the opportunity to do things differently.  That’s why we’re rebooting our annual Searchmetrics Ranking Factors whitepaper, available for download beginning December […]

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What Is SEO & How SEO Works | seoWorks™ New York, San Francisco

What Is SEO & How SEO Works | seoWorks™ New York, San Francisco


seoWorks

Learn what SEO is & how SEO really works. Discover how seoWorks™, one of the leading Search Engine Optimization companies, delivers results.

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. […]

3 Things You Need To Do To Close New Clients

by John Doherty @ Credo

Do you want to close more of the leads coming to you into new clients and therefore more revenue? If so, you have to follow...

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Need a Mobile App? Pick One from a Google App Pack

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

    Mobile search surpassed desktop search last April and hasn’t looked back.  The mobile discovery mechanism has changed too. Where once you were lucky to get discovered by being an Editor’s Pick in an app store or on a Top 10 list at Lifehacker and elsewhere, Google is taking steps to put search in […]

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be an SEO Manager? - Tribeca Flashpoint College

Do You Have What It Takes To Be an SEO Manager? - Tribeca Flashpoint College


Tribeca Flashpoint College

Many of our students are interested in knowing what jobs are out there for them once they graduate with a digital marketing degree. We start with Search Engine Optimization (aka SEO), a highly important effort to any business that wants to be found online. We will review some of the basic functions of what an …

How to Get More Online Reviews

by Keith Anderson @ SEO Hermit

One of the biggest challenges that my clients face today is getting more online reviews. Being that reviews are important for SEO, it’s also one of my biggest challenges as well. With so many review sites it can be an overwhelming task just trying to...

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SEO for Lawyers

SEO for Lawyers

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

This free website uses advanced SEO tools to show you how many people are searching for lawyers in your city. It's super helpful.

Clinton vs Trump 2016: SEO and Content Performance in the US Presidential Election Campaign

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The 2016 Race for the White House is nearing an end. From the first caucuses in Iowa in February, the Democratic and Republican parties each whittled down their lists of candidates, with each settling on their chosen nominee. On November 8, either Hillary Rodham Clinton or Donald John Trump will be elected 45th President of […]

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Google Brand-eCommerce “Update” causing fluctuations

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the recent days the rumors of a new Google update went viral. Many webmasters have seen ranking fluctuations, but so far Google has not provided any detailed information. We had a look at the changes on search engine results pages, which mainly affect brands e-commerce and apparently mobile rankings. Both developments seem to not […]

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The Era of Agile Content Creation Backed by Deep Learning

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Creating new content, developing a new idea or pouring resources into a new product is always fraught with risk, for businesses both large and small. Even when you’re reasonably sure you’re on the right track (in our case, focusing on agile content creation backed by deep learning), you must wait patiently for that “Aha! moment. ” It’s […]

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Music For Programming

by Louigi Verona @ WebDeveloper.com

Hey guys! Want to share with you a playlist that is great for programming. It creates an atmosphere, and yet does not distract! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB8a-9P7xck Post your own playlists!

Video: I discuss SEO in 2016 with Chase Reiner

by David Rosam @ Writing For SEO

I was nicely set up by my friend Chase last night! I’d agreed to record an episode of First Click’s Podcast, which turned out to be a chat around Content Marketing and SEO in 2016. We used a Google Hangout and he posted an unedited video of my unprepared thoughts on YouTube. So here’s what you shouldn’t […]

7 Powerful Social Media Strategies You Need to Know Now!

by btvbill @ Vermont Web Design, Web Hosting and Development

Use These 7 Strategies to Master Social Media 1. Find Out Where Your Audience Is There are many different popular social media platforms on the web. Keep in  mind that when you’re first starting out, it’s not a good idea to jump in and try to master all of them. Focus only on the one or two main social sites that your audience tends to inhabit. Take the time to research and find out where your customers and potential customers are spending the majority of their time. Nearly everyone is on Facebook so that’s a logical place to start. You should also consider other sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and others.  You do not have to take part in ALL of them. Make the most efficient use of your time only on the social media sites that your audience tends to gravitate to. 2. Building Authority Building your authority on social media platforms is essential. Help people by answering any questions they may have related to your industry or company. For instance, you can use Twitter to find people curious about subjects related to your product or service using Twitter search filters. Then, simply take a few […]

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“Mobilegeddon 2” Gets Hype, but Mobile Friendliness is Here to Stay

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the weeks leading up to May and what was supposed to be the second wave of mobile-friendly algorithm updates – essentially a boost in rankings for mobile optimized sites – we at Searchmetrics wonder if in fact “Mobilegeddon 2” is really kicking up any dust at all. Let’s get a few things straight: Google […]

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Google Year in Review: Top US Winners & Losers in 2015

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Google year 2015 brought with it numerous updates and turbulent visibility changes for many US domains. The following concise analysis takes a look at the year’s biggest winners and losers of 2015. We also discuss the effect of Google updates, current search trends and offer key take-aways for your site in 2016. Read on. […]

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How Push Notifications Can Increase User Engagement (With Examples)

by Sherice Jacob @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

It’s hard to imagine going anywhere without your mobile device these days. From kids tethered to their phones, to grandmas Facetiming with their grandkids, our smartphones have become as much a part of our lives as our opposing thumbs. But just how do companies get those opposing thumbs tapping when you’re not in store, checking […]

Don’t Do It: 5 Signs a Trend Is Past Its Prime

by Julie Ewald @ Impressa Solutions

We are still in the running to put on our Social Twerkshop—did you vote yet?—and social media, trends, and content are still very much on my mind. I was rapping with a colleague about when it’s too late to hop on a trend.

The post Don’t Do It: 5 Signs a Trend Is Past Its Prime appeared first on Impressa Solutions.

SEO for Dentists

SEO for Dentists

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

This free website shows you how many people are searching for dentists in your city. It's a super helpful SEO tool.

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: A Closer Look at Google for Jobs

by Cliff Edwards @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

When Google introduced Google for Jobs in late June, market watchers wondered whether yet another one of the company’s initiatives would have a major impact on the organic jobs-listing market and the likes of monster.com and glassdoor.com. In this week’s Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I’ll take a deeper look at Google for Jobs and […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Why Mobile First Matters (and Doesn’t)

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Much has been said – and will be – about Google’s mobile-first initiative. In today’s world, modern marketers surely will have to come to grips with the snack-sized love mobile users give to content versus desktop brethren who want to dine on a full meal. Another way to look at it is to compare the […]

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What are SEO Services? - Definition from Techopedia

What are SEO Services? - Definition from Techopedia


Techopedia.com

SEO Services Definition - SEO services refers to the suite of different techniques and pro

Google Phantom V Update: There and Back Again?!

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Here we go again! For those who’ve missed it, the last few weeks have been a bit rocky for online marketers’ visibility stats – peaking toward the end of last week (CW 6/2017). There’s been lots of speculation that the culprit is the rollout of Google’s “mobile-first” index. One theory making the rounds is that […]

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3 Ways SEO Can Ruin Content

by Heather Lloyd-Martin @ SuccessWorks

Do you think keyphrase usage destroys well-written content?
Well, you’re right. Up to a point.
Way back in 2011, Lee Odden wrote “Content Strategy and the Dirty Lie About SEO.” At the end of the post, he posed the question – the question that’s been debated ever since “writing for search engines” started:
Do you think SEO ruins content?
My [...]

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In or Out? Year in Review of Top Google Winners and Losers in 2016

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the words of fashion icon Heidi Klum, “One day you’re in, the next day you’re out.” These words were never truer for online marketers in 2016. Faced with another year of Google updates and marked changes in strategies for succeeding online, our third-annual Searchmetrics Winners and Losers report reveals that publishers with specific editorial direction […]

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How to Pick an SEO Friendly CMS Platform

How to Pick an SEO Friendly CMS Platform

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

Choosing an SEO friendly CMS can be a little daunting, but by looking out for these key features and seeing how they fit in with your website, you can begin to build a really great website which is valuable to both you as a business and SEO friendly.

Why should I use Facebook Live for my small business?

by Kurt @ Websites for Small Businesses | Fiddler Online

Hello this is Kurt Francom with Fiddler Online and this is one of hundreds of videos where I answer the most commonly asked questions related to small business web design. Today’s question is “Why should a small business owner use Facebook Live?” For those of you that don’t know, Facebook Live is a live streaming […]

How to Optimize your Website for Mobile SEO

by Alex Chris @ Digital Marketing Tips

Having a mobile friendly website is an absolute must the last couple of years. Google introduced mobile friendliness as a ranking signal in April 2015 and since then everything on the Web is about mobile. Searches on Google from mobile are more than desktop, Amazon made more sales from mobile in 2015 and Facebook is […]

How to do Keyword Research Effectively and Increase your Traffic

by Alex Chris @ Digital Marketing Tips

It is widely known in the Digital Marketing World that many ‘actions’ are triggered by keywords. Whether these are typed as queries in the Google search box or as questions in Quora or even Facebook, keywords show the intent of the user and that’s why they are very important. The way the Internet works today […]

SEO Benefits of .com Versus Everything Else

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Should you go with a .com, .info, .org or dot-something else? Except in very rare instances, it’s almost always best to go with a .com domain name. Sure, you might need to do a .gov or a .edu, but for the vast majority of businesses a .com in your URL is best—for the reasons you […]

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How to evaluate a marketing agency and their marketing proposals

by John Doherty @ Credo

One of the most common things I hear from businesses that we match with agencies or consultants through Credo is “How do I know which...

The post How to evaluate a marketing agency and their marketing proposals appeared first on Credo.

Quality Signals that May have Affected the March 2017 Google Fred Update

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

Googler Gary Illyes declared that unless otherwise given a name by Google ALL of their search “updates” will be referred to as “Fred”.  He was joking but, honestly, I like that.  Some years ago I wrote a brief article titled…

How to Get SendGrid Alerts in Slack When Messages Bounce

by Tevya @ Websites for Small Businesses | Fiddler Online

The Problem On occasion, we’ve had an issue where a Fiddler Online member hasn’t received a critical email, such as the new order notification email sent by their WooCommerce estore, when a customer places a new order. As you can imagine, that’s a big problem if they don’t receive that email! So I went searching […]

Read The Writer’s Guide to Google Search Console

by David Rosam @ Writing For SEO

Not long after I published The Writer’s Guide to Google Webmaster Tools last year, Google went and rebranded its free service as Google Search Console (GSC). I’ve just updated the piece and renamed it. I hope you find it useful – if you’d like me to do a second article, explaining some other sections of GSC, […]

What is Google RankBrain and why you should care?

by Alex Chris @ Digital Marketing Tips

Google ranking algorithms are no longer run exclusively by humans. A new machine learning technology called RankBrain has entered the game of search and it’s now responsible for the majority (if not all) of Google’s search results. What is RankBrain’s impact on SEO and what Digital marketers need to know about this new buzz word? […]

Your SEO Team is Not Oprah: 5 Realizations of an SEO Newbie

by Pearl Qiao Xu @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

As a fresh intern for Searchmetrics, I’ve spent the past week in meetings, doing online research, and reading Jessica Bowman’s The New SEO Management Handbook to familiarize myself with the rapidly growing and changing industry of online marketing. Enterprise-level SEO expert since 2002, Bowman is a trusted adviser to some of  the biggest brands online, […]

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Understanding the Benefits of Mentoring in Film School, Yoda-Style

by marketing @ Tribeca Flashpoint College

If you are comparing film school versus going it alone for your film education, working with a mentor in a collaborative learning environment should be an important consideration in your decision. Let’s first define what a “mentor” is and what can they do for you. According to Merriam-Webster, a “mentor” is defined as “a trusted […]

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Why Customer Reviews are Important for SEO

by Jarrod Smith @ SEO Hermit

There is nothing new about customer reviews for businesses. In fact, for decades businesses have used client feedback to better serve customers. Obviously, customers are key to a successful business and happy customers often refer new clients to your business. New customers like to research...

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Sun Tzu’s Art of Online Warfare: The Great Keyword Battles

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” – Sun Tzu Or to put it in a more modern context: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. The same principle applies in the online world. You’re battling for eyeballs and dollars by using unique sets of keywords […]

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Bad SEO Advice You Should Still Avoid

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

I should create a “Bad SEO Advice” category and collect all the articles I have written about it through the years in one place.  There are days when I am tempted to go back and “update” old articles about bad…

What do I do if I want to start a blog or newsletter?

by Kurt @ Websites for Small Businesses | Fiddler Online

Hello this is Kurt Francom from Fiddler Online and this is one of hundreds of videos where I answer the most commonly asked questions related to small business web design. Today’s question is “What do I do if I want to start a blog or newsletter?” That’s a great question because content is king and […]

How to Use Long Tail Pro Word Count to Discover Audience Needs and Wants

by Long Tail Pro Team @ LongtailPro

As you know by now, crafting great content is the core of any strategy aiming to get more relevant traffic. The ultimate goal of content optimization is to rank on page one. Keyword research is the first step in this process. However, creating great content on a topic nobody is interested in does not help. […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Exploring New Frontiers in Search

by Cliff Edwards @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the world of search engine optimization, one cardinal rule is to never rest on past successes. Tactics that score today could lead to fumbles tomorrow as Google, Apple and other global search engine providers constantly change the rules of the game. Good technical SEO gets you online. Great data-optimized content keeps you there, as search […]

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Advanced SEO Techniques for 2017

by Michael Martinez @ SEO Theory

What makes an SEO technique “advanced”?  That’s a question I ask myself every year.  A lot of the “advanced” methods I first shared ten years ago, while still relevant today (because good SEO doesn’t change), are so widely used now…

WordPress Disadvantages Overcome By Technical SEO

by Kevin Yeaman @ Colorado SEO Expert

Websites built using the WordPress content management system dominate the web with over 70 million sites built on the WordPress open source content management system platform according to Yoast figures. From th cost of development point of view to the SEO optimization angle, it's the most affordable, efficient, and effective marketing platform in spite of it's complications and weaknesses.

WordPress delivers far more advantages than disadvantages. For the sake of argument we'll list some of the more common disadvantages that people eventually run in to unintentionally. The upshot is that all WordPress disadvantages can be overcome with an initial SEO-friendly setup strategy and plan in place, or with an SEO expert that knows technical SEO.

For small business owners and web design agencies, taking advantage ......

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Postcards from China: Search Results in China – Baidu’s Big Players

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Every country has its own national food – and every country has its own national SERPs, right? Well yes and no. Google is the leading search engine in many countries and Google’s search results show a lot of similarities in all countries. But not in China, where Google is largely absent and Baidu dominates with […]

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How Does Google AdSense Work? Here’s How to Use It (2017)

by Long Tail Pro Team @ LongtailPro

Are you not earning the income you thought you would be from your website? It may be time to learn how to earn using Google AdSense. It doesn’t matter how long your blog or site has been on the web – or how much of a beginner or expert you are – you can learn […]

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Making Your First API Call with HelloSign

Making Your First API Call with HelloSign

by Angela Molina @ SitePoint

In just 5 minutes, we’ll show you how to start signing documents on your own website using the HelloSign API. Learn more about how else HelloSign could help you through HelloSign’s quick start documents.

Continue reading %Making Your First API Call with HelloSign%

Google Core Update 2016: Analysis of Winners and Losers

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The new year has begun with a confirmed Google update. However, what was initially believed to be either a change to Panda or Penguin is in fact a core ranking algorithm update. Here, we take a look at the fresh data from the Searchmetrics Suite. Background to Google update We were expecting a Penguin update […]

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What does SEO mean? How do you define it? | WFS

What does SEO mean? How do you define it? | WFS


Writing For SEO

I'm often asked 'what does SEO mean'. Today's answer is a lot different from even a few years ago, with an emphasis on quality content and reader value.

Why the Webmaster Won’t Wink at Wicked Widgets

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Sun-soaked beaches, cheap hotels and panoramic city views are a staple of online travel sites worldwide. So too are those wicked widgets, clickable badges with multiple links back to anchor text – the visible and clickable text in a hyperlink. While some are useful, rental and travel sites quickly learned they also could be profitable. […]

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9 Things You Need Towards a Great New Website Design

by btvbill @ Vermont Web Design, Web Hosting and Development

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to consider a new website design. Perhaps you have an older website that needs some sprucing up both technically and aesthetically. Maybe you’re adding a blog or social media features to engage your audience. Whatever the case may be, it’s important that you’re being pro-active and taking full advantage of your website. Here are 9 things that you need in order to implement a great, new website design that will grow traffic, influence your audience and make your business stand out. 1. Your domain name is important because it reflects your branding and should be as close to your business name as possible. Try not to use hyphens if at all possible. Although there are now many domain extensions available these days, stick with the the 3 most important, in the following order: .com, .net and .org (if you are running an organization. If you are running a bonafide educational institution then a .edu extension is also appropriate. No need to buy up a bunch of the same domains with different extensions, simply to get an advantage with the search engines. That no longer works these days so save […]

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Site Structure Optimization with Searchmetrics Suite – Part 1: the Optimum Setup

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With Site Structure Optimization (SSO) we provide users of the Searchmetrics Suite with an overview of the technical performance of their web projects. Whether it’s a question of titles & descriptions, crawling errors, loading times or link distributions: we analyze your websites, list all the information that is relevant for you – and give you […]

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How SEO Friendly Is Your Website?

How SEO Friendly Is Your Website?

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

Is your business like a needle in a haystack to your customers? Here's how you can make it easier to find you online.

How To Become an SEO (how I did it, and how you can, too!)

How To Become an SEO (how I did it, and how you can, too!)


Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog

Are you interested in how to start your career in SEO? Do you even know what you want to do in such a career? Here's some food for thought on becoming an SEO.

Return of the Phantom: Google’s Phantom II Update

by Kevin Indig @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the beginning of May 2015, webmasters far and wide witnessed severe traffic fluctuations, with some sites losing over 50% of their traffic! Clearly, Google had changed something, but what? Because of the initial uncertainty, it was called the “Phantom Update” (II). In this post, I’ll provide you with Searchmetrics data to shed more light […]

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Advice to Writers Who Feel Like a Fraud (from a Writer Who Feels Like a Fraud)

by Mel Wicks @ Smart Blogger

Let me guess … Every success in your writing career has been a fluke. When people praise your work, they don’t know what they’re talking about. You’ll never measure up. You’re not a real writer. And any day now, everyone will see you for the fraud that you are. That’s how you feel, anyway. You(...)

Should I Use Facebook Boosted Posts to Promote My Business?

by alpinewebmedia @ Vermont Web Design, Web Hosting and Development

What are the pros and cons of Facebook Boosted Posts? Facebook has lessened organic reach and paid options are pretty much the way you reach more people. Facebook wants you to use the “Boost Post” button. As a matter of fact, they really try hard to get you to do it. First, you’ll get these Facebook boosted posts messages directly on your Facebook Business page if you have a post that’s getting a fairly decent amount of views. Soon after, you’ll also get a similar message in your email inbox, courtesy of Facebook. If you’re like most people, you will see this as a sign that your post is performing really well and by boosting it, it could stand a chance of going viral. It certainly is tempting to hit the Boost Post button at this point and sit back, waiting for your Facebook page to blossom with new found popularity. Unfortunately that doesn’t happen very often, if at all. When you boost your post you will get traffic as long as you pay, but the moment you stop paying, your traffic will eventually die down. Do Facebook boosted posts have any benefit at all? Yes. If you have a […]

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Blogger’s style guide: What does SEO mean for writers?

Blogger’s style guide: What does SEO mean for writers?


Subs' Standards

Search engine optimisation is the quick answer. But what does that actually mean for you when you are writing your post? Some people will come to read your post by looking around on the blog. But t…

Visibility Guard (beta): preemptive loss prevention via automatic monitoring

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With the brand new Visibility Guard, Searchmetrics has developed an innovative solution for monitoring the on-page performance of your web projects. By regularly crawling your most important pages, Visibility Guard automatically shields you against any losses in traffic and conversions; critical on-page areas are detected and an automatic alert system means you can react before […]

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Why Segmentation is Vital to Your Marketing Success

by Sherice Jacob @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

When I say “segmentation” with regards to marketing, what comes to mind for you? Chances are, you immediately think of email segmentation. Segmenting your emails is crucial to improving your customer engagement and conversion rate. But although emails are the most widely talked about segmentation type, there are countless others. Unfortunately, it’s a process that’s […]

What does SEO mean today? - Precision Sourcing

What does SEO mean today? - Precision Sourcing


Precision Sourcing

SEO practices have evolved with time. Read our blog post to learn about technical SEO, content marketing and what skills are required for a career in SEO.

Are Speed Ranking Factors a Magic 8-Ball for Google?

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For a while now, the stock answer to the question of whether speed matters much as a Google search ranking factor has been a source of frustration. Even the Magic 8-Ball won’t sidestep the question by answering “Maybe.” Google first broached the subject in 2010 by announcing site speed would be included in rankings, though […]

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Mobile Research Release: Your “mobile-friendly” Solution – Searchmetrics Suite

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Is Mobile user-friendliness a problem? Not with Searchmetrics. From now on users of the Suite can separately analyze mobile performance with new and extended features – ad hoc for more than 100 million domains – and actively implement mobile market strategies. Here’s an overview of the new features. Your website is viewed on various devices, including tablets and smartphones. […]

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How to Approach Link Building and Boost your SEO

by Alex Chris @ Digital Marketing Tips

Off page SEO or Link building is still one of the most important elements of an SEO campaign. What I will explain below is how to approach link building for a new website and why this is different from building links to an already established web property. In addition, I will give you some tips […]

21 Actionable SEO Techniques You Can Use Right Now (Updated)

21 Actionable SEO Techniques You Can Use Right Now (Updated)


Backlinko

21 insanely practical SEO techniques for higher rankings and more search engine traffic.

SEO Friendly Domain Names – The Mystery Unravelled

by Jarrod Smith @ SEO Hermit

Though we have already covered how to choose a domain name in a previous article, the mystery of finding a SEO friendly domain name needs to be addressed. If you are new to the internet, you’ve probably heard a lot about choosing the right domain...

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SEO Job Description: What to Look for in an SEO Expert

SEO Job Description: What to Look for in an SEO Expert


Hiring | Upwork

Proper search engine optimization (SEO) is a necessity for businesses to gain greater visibility with search engines, and an SEO expert has the skills to help clients vault their way to the top of these search engines, all the while focusing on things like customer engagement and conversion rates. In this article, get tips on how to hire an SEO expert with a great job description.

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: “What Should I Write About?”

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“What should I write about?”   Anyone asking this question might often have two answers. There are two opposing forces one must consider: “What’s happening in our business?” and “What truly matters to our customers?” We’re Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO this week to discuss this conundrum: What should you write about? If you Google “what […]

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What does SEO Do - Impressa Solutions

What does SEO Do - Impressa Solutions


Impressa Solutions

What does SEO do and can we make it happen? These are good questions for business owners to ask, but we have a murky answer: yes and no.

How to Redesign Websites

by Kevin Yeaman @ Colorado SEO Expert

Redesigning a Website can be a daunting process requiring significant due diligence for the business owner. Nevertheless, historically small businesses have redesigned their websites around every 3 years to keep up with online competitors and emerging web design technologies and features. The objective of this post is to pinpoint key decision catalysts that are .....

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Hacking Your Way to Greater Online Visibility

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Apple recently completed its World Wide Developers Conference, announcing a slew of new tech toys for consumers and businesses. Yet, when I searched Google for a new MacBook Pro notebook, Apple took only the second spot in my results. What gives? In this week’s Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I wanted to have a bit of […]

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Social Media Marketing For Mobile Optimised Campaigns

by Rebecca Patrick @ SponsoredLinX

In an age where mobile is at its most popular, it is no surprise to find that people now spend more time on their smartphones than they do their desktop computers. In addition to relying on portable hand-held devices to easily access their texts or emails, users often use them to browse on social media.
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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Ranking and Optimizing Existing Content

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

No doubt, many a marketer is taking vacation time to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors. For those of you feeling the heat at work from bosses who want you to come up with ideas for new content, remember everything old can be new again. In the latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I’ll walk you through some […]

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What Is Search Engine Optimization And Why Is It Important

What Is Search Engine Optimization And Why Is It Important


reliablesoft.net

Search engine optimization is nowadays more important than ever and it is necessary for every webmaster to understand the true meaning of SEO as well as the potential it creates for every business. What is SEO? Search engine optimization or SEO in short, is a set of rules that can be followed by website (or blog) owners to optimize their websites for search engines and thus improve their search engine rankings. In addition, it is a great way to increase the quality of their web sites by making them user- friendly, faster and easier to navigate. SEO can also be

Technical SEO Audit

by Jennifer Audetat @ Evolve Digital Labs | Marketing Strategy Digital Agency

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Optimizing for the Smart Speaker Wars

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Are you ready for your oral exams? The new smart speaker voice assistant category could be the biggest test yet for companies relying on the world of online search to make money. But don’t count on simply tweaking your existing search engine optimization strategies to succeed. In our latest Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we detail some […]

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Winning Sitefinity Partner of the Year for Collaboration: What it Means to Me

by Becki Dilworth @ Bayshore Solutions

Kevin Hourigan President and CEO at Bayshore Solutions Earlier this year, Progress Sitefinity recognized Bayshore Solutions with its 2016 Global Partner Award for Partner Collaboration. As a certified Progress Sitefinity partner, our company joins hundreds of the best digital agencies and development shops out there. To be singularly recognized for our efforts in collaboration is […]

Was Your WordPress Website Hacked?

by btvbill @ Vermont Web Design, Web Hosting and Development

Nothing is worse than a customer searching for your website, in a Google search and then seeing the dreaded words in the search results: “This website may have been hacked” If that’s the case then you had better start looking carefully at your website. In this post, we’re concentrating on WordPress websites. Although WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world (making it a prime target for hackers), the problem is equally an issue for Joomla, Drupal, ModX and other such CMS websites. They are all targets. The main issue stems from improper care and feeding of your website. In the days when “webmasters” ruled the land, only people with the knowledge to code and maintain websites had to deal with these issues. When you have someone properly qualified to maintain your website on a daily basis, it’s like having a security guard at the door. However in this day and age the security guard at the door may be someone assigned to light web content management tasks and Facebook posts, etc., rather than a trained professional web expert. In fact, the hackers are thrilled and have a much easier job of hacking a website, when there […]

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What Does a SEO Company Do?

What Does a SEO Company Do?


Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

Find out what SEO professionals actually do all day long. You'll be surprised and what you learn.

What Does "Fresh Content for SEO" Really Mean? - Credo

What Does "Fresh Content for SEO" Really Mean? - Credo


Credo

A question SEOs get asked frequently is “what about fresh content for SEO?” Basically, businesses want to understand how having new or fresh content on...Read More

Looking for an easy marketing strategy?

by Hunter Haley @ HNH Marketing: Web Design | Marketing Consulting | Creative Services

Marketing Strategy Made Easy Does the thought of creating a marketing strategy seem daunting to you? Are you uncertain if you are doing everything right? Are there opportunities you are missing? If any of these thoughts have crossed your mind don’t worry, you are not alone! Many of the small business owners I talk to express…

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July Algorithm Updates, New AdSense Rule, GSC Data Anomoly & RIP Flash: Weekly Forum Update

by Bonnie Stefanick @ Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog

Over the last couple weeks there has been extensive discussion around potential algorithm updates in July. Webmasters were reporting issues with Bing Webmaster Tools and Google Search Console reported a data anomaly in search analytics data. We also say good bye (or good riddance depending on your point of view) to Adobe Flash, and more. July Algorithm Changes Read full discussion here This months Google update thread on Webmaster World... [Read More...]

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RankBrain, AI, and the Evolving Anatomy of Google

by Tom Wells @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google has created a buzz in the online community by revealing that part of its search algorithm now operates on a machine learning basis, namely RankBrain. Not only this, but the previously unknown RankBrain has been confirmed as the third most important ranking signal for generating search results. This is a significant development as the […]

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New Facebook Software that Auto-Responds to Comments

by btvbill @ Vermont Web Design, Web Hosting and Development

Credi Response does a great job of interacting with your Facebook audience without any dubious misdirection or tricks. Based upon a recommendation from another well known and highly respected Internet marketer, I decided to purchase Credi Response and give it a try. I’ve only had it for a couple days but I found it very easy to use. There’s nothing to install, as it runs as SAAS (software as a service), which means no issues with yet another WordPress plugin. Once I ordered, I received an email within just a few minutes with access to Credi Response along with some other free bonuses. There are also up-sells to a Pro version which you may want to consider. I found the Elite version sufficient enough for my needs. Here is a list of what Credi Response does: Sends a personal message to anyone who comments on your Facebook post. 100% automated. Just set up the message and It’ll be sent on autopilot. Send information, website links, or anything else you want. 100% Inboxing rate along with the message notification graphic and sound! Set up page level response, or specific responses to posts. Personalize with client name, date, day and more! Supports […]

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Where to Start an Online Business

by Kurt @ Websites for Small Businesses | Fiddler Online

Hello this is Kurt Francom With Fiddler Online and this is one of hundreds of videos where I answer the most commonly asked questions related to small business web design. Today’s question is “I have a great online business idea, where do I get started?” This is a question I get all the time and […]

What Does Content Spam Mean?

What Does Content Spam Mean?


SEO Theory

Content spam. Until now you never actually saw the phrase on SEO Theory (although I did write this article for content spammers a few months ago). “Content spam” is not exactly the late…

What Does an SEO Company Actually Do?

What Does an SEO Company Actually Do?


Blue Corona

What does an SEO company actually do? And do you need one for your business? Click here to learn more.

SEO tips for eCommerce businesses to stand out online

by John Doherty @ Credo

If you run an ecommerce business, you get how important and hard it is to stand out online. You may be selling artisanal chocolate bunnies,...

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How to Get Traffic to Your Site Using Genuine Tactics

by Long Tail Pro Team @ LongtailPro

You have a functional, beautifully-designed website for your business. That’s a great start, but it won’t do you much good if you aren’t getting traffic, right? Although you might be tempted to increase your website traffic through quick, “easy” techniques, many quick-traffic practices are short-term solutions to a long-term problem. So, you should, instead, learn […]

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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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10 Things You Need to Do After You Publish Your Blog Post

by Mary Fernandez @ Smart Blogger

Can I ask you a question? What do you do after you hit the “Publish” button? If your blog isn’t getting any traction, you probably aren’t doing the right things. Let’s be real. You can’t just post to social media a few times and move on to the next post. That’s not going to cut(...)

26 Crazy Stories about “OMG!” Opportunities that Blogging Made Happen

by Eli Seekins @ Smart Blogger

Will it all be worth it? You can’t help wondering sometimes. Every spare minute, you’re glued to your computer, reading, writing, doing all you can to grow your blog and build your audience — all on the shaky promise that someday your efforts will pay off. But sometimes, that someday feels far out of reach.(...)

animated jquery news ticker (rss reader + letter by letter news ticker)

by Cosmescu @ WebDeveloper.com

Hello, I'm new here. I'm looking for a way to combine two jQuery scripts. One of them is a rss reader, the other one is a news ticker with a nice animation. The problem is when I combine them the rss news does not appear. I tried to inspect the problem but there are no errors in chrome console,...

Google Mobile Update/ Mobilegeddon: Winners and Losers US

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Mobilegeddon is here. We have fresh data in the software and now there are some significant changes visible in the data. Although Google communicated that the rollout would probably last a week or more, we can see some winners and losers already. These first results may be (yet) considered as preliminary when it comes to some examples, but […]

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Research Cloud + Content Performance: Search and Content in a New Dimension!

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With Research Cloud, we’ve completely reinvented our software’s research section to give you a convenient overview of all the important metrics on the performance of any domain. But we wouldn’t be Searchmetrics if we didn’t have more! Our brand-new, and revolutionary Content Performance solution, lets you now check your metrics, including holistic content KPIs, on a detailed page-level and who’s […]

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Screaming Frog Drinking Bottles Giveaway

by screamingfrog @ Screaming Frog

It’s time for another giveaway. This time, you can win some very cool Screaming Frog aluminium drinking bottles. You’ve probably been told you should drink more (water), so why not keep hydrated in SEOtyle? Sorry. The large capacity (770ml) and twist on lid make them perfect for water at your...

SEO suggestion for App

by jennypitula @ WebDeveloper.com

I started my business in Toronto. I have one shopping App,It is in Android and IOS.so please suggest me some of App SEO tricks.

Mobile Ranking Factors 2015: The Rise of Mobile Search

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Seldom has the hype surrounding a Google update been so feverish as was the case with the infamous mobile-friendly update. Let me set the scene. Once upon time, back in early April, the mighty Google decreed that sites that do not pass its new mobile-friendly test shall be banished from its mobile kingdom, ahem, rankings, […]

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Organic Growth System: How to Build Profitable Websites that Keep Growing

by Long Tail Pro Team @ LongtailPro

<<Heads up! This post is LONG because it really contains our entire system in detail, so don’t expect to memorize everything the first time. Read it now, bookmark it as a reference, and join the free Long Tail Bootcamp for in-depth video tutorials.>> This resource is for those who are new to building profitable websites […]

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SEO Tips When Re-Designing Your Website

SEO Tips When Re-Designing Your Website

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

The best way to avoid a website redesign disaster is to use this checklist.

How to Promote your Business Online Effectively

by btvbill @ Vermont Web Design, Web Hosting and Development

If your website isn’t generating the business leads you want, you are probably lazy! Are you offended? Great. Perhaps now that I’ve gotten your attention you will appreciate some “tough love” and words of wisdom. A website or social media campaign is NOT a “set it and forget it” infomercial Although most people mistakenly believe that simply having a website is the pathway to riches, it just is NOT true! Websites, social media and free ads are all tools. Simply owning a hammer doesn’t make you a master carpenter. Owning a website does not make you an Internet marketing tycoon! Make sure to promote your website address EVERYWHERE. That means on your business cards, work vehicles, e-mail signature, t-shirts, your dog’s collar, etc. This helps to build familiarity with your brand/business and when people have a need for the services, they will automatically think of you. Are you taking advantage of  free advertising? Post information about your business or services on free websites such as Craigslist, Front Porch Forum and any other place where you can post a link to your website for free. If possible ALWAYS include a good photo with your ad. People think visually rather than textual. […]

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Using Data to Help Save the World

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

At Searchmetrics, big data is not only the heart and soul of our Enterprise Suite, it’s a the passion that drives our team. That’s why we celebrate when one of our own directs such enthusiasm toward helping make the world work and play better. Data scientist Abhishek Thakur recently took home awards in the U.S. […]

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Beating Digital Marketing ADHD

by Hunter Haley @ HNH Marketing: Web Design | Marketing Consulting | Creative Services

You typically have less than 6 seconds to grab your digital audience’s attention… blink and they’re gone! Digital Marketing ADHD It’s time to face the facts. The average person is so overly bombarded with marketing messages, offers and options that they simply tune out a large percentage of what they see. What doesn’t grab their…

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How to Get New Patients for a Dental Practice

by Keith Anderson @ SEO Hermit

In addition to having a dedicated, well trained team of professionals and good word of mouth, a strong marketing strategy is essential in obtaining new patients at your dental practice. Below is a list of key tactics that will help build your online presence and...

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8 Cool Youtube Tools to Boost Your Creativity

by Ann Smarty @ Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog

Admit it, you spend well over the healthy amount of time on YouTube. We all do. With so much content, from amateur videos to professional films, being uploaded every day, it is an irresistible distraction and a bit of a productivity hazard… as well as a huge creativity booster! Youtube is a fantastic platform with a lot to offer. These eight cool YouTube tools will help you get the most... [Read More...]

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What Does SEO Mean? Discover What You Really Need to Know!

What Does SEO Mean? Discover What You Really Need to Know!


Vermont Web Design, Web Hosting and Development

SEO stands for "search engine optimization". Everyone seems to have heard about and uses the term "SEO" but many do not know what SEO means, or what it does

How to create customized questionnaire on existing WordPress site?

by olalite @ WebDeveloper.com

I have existing website in WordPress and I am looking for a way to create questionnaire (very personalised answer is based upon user response, like for flights search where the client fill in the city, date of flights and destination and get answer based upon his answer). What do I need to do that?...

The Importance of Internet Marketing for Medical Professionals

by Jarrod Smith @ SEO Hermit

It is now more important than ever for medical professionals and physicians to keep up with online marketing. Having a presence online via a website, social media presence, and various online marketing initiatives is crucial, due to a recent program announced by Google. Google is...

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Digital Weekly: The Post-Update World, Hot Tips on Which Headlines Earn the Share, & More

by Kyle Johnson @ Digital Current

This week, learn the top reasons clients fire their SEO agencies, what content marketing KPIs you should track, how to boost a startup with influencers, and more. How do you succeed as a digital marketer when Google is keeping mum about its algorithm updates? Digital Weekly is here to help you navigate this brave new […]

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Beyond the Flashing Lights: How to Run a Successful Lead Generation Campaign

by Tara Karst @ Bayshore Solutions

Today, the B2B space is overflowing with talk about demand generation, inbound marketing, content marketing, and other digital marketing buzz words. However, when you boil it all down, these concepts are essentially all just different versions of a multi-channel “Lead Generation” strategy. Companies like Hubspot and Marketo have been driving their own messages forward, which […]

Gary Illyes on Link Value, Planning for Mobile First Index and More: Weekly Roundup

by Bonnie Stefanick @ Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog

This week, there was much discussion and speculation around Gary Illyes claimed that you can’t know which links are critical, and how webmasters should understand what he was saying and why. The community also talked about what they hope to gain from when Google switches to mobile first indexation. Also as study shows that up to 87% of social shares go unattributed. Google’s Gary Illyes says you can’t know which... [Read More...]

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Domain Authority Consolidation: An Observation of dictionary.com

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Holly Miller and Sebastien Edgar   A few weeks ago, we noticed five dictionary related domains on the Searchmetrics list of Top 100 SEO Visibility (although technically thesaurus.com is part of the dictionary.com domain), a curious trend since these domains technically all provide the same experience: define the word. However, we noticed recently one […]

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How to Style Give WP’s Email Access Token Fields and Buttons

by Tevya @ Websites for Small Businesses | Fiddler Online

The Give WordPress plugin by WordImpress is a great plugin for taking donations. However, I noticed a problem: for whatever reason they failed to style the email field and submit button that are shown for users to retrieve their donation information via a link sent to their email (no WP account required). It’s kinda strange, because […]

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Getting Ranked Into An Answer Box

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google increasingly responds to search queries with enhanced organic listings in the form of so-called answer boxes. The trick for modern marketers is understanding which of your keywords are most likely to find the sweet spot for this coveted Direct Answer box. In the battle to increase online visibility, marketers must identify the keywords they […]

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How to create customized questionnaire on existing WordPress site?

by olalite @ WebDeveloper.com

I have existing website in WordPress and I am looking for a way to create questionnaire (very personalised answer is based upon user response, like for flights search where the client fill in the city, date of flights and destination and get answer based upon his answer). What do I need to do that?...

Google Mobile Update: Everything You Need To Know

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Google Mobile Update, announced at the end of February – Release: April 21, 2015 – makes mobile friendliness a Ranking Factor and means significant effects on rankings in mobile search results. This update is expected to be larger than Panda and Penguin. Websites that are not mobile-friendly are highly vulnerable to losing rankings and […]

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What the Heck Is Ghostwriting? (And Why You Might Want to Do It)

by Ali Luke @ Smart Blogger

You want to make money as a writer, right? You’ve told everyone on Facebook (including your weird aunt) that you’re available to write. You’ve been writing guest post after guest post to showcase your talent and get your name out there. Maybe you’ve even landed a few jobs already. (Good for you!) But then a(...)

Read My Lips: Voice Now Posed For Big Mobile Search Wins

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Holly Miller and Sebastien Edgar   If you haven’t heard of Siri, Alexa and Cortana, these three sexy minxes have been turning our heads (and standing SEO strategy on its head) by adding glamorous voices to the world of search. But before you decide which voice assistant should get your final rose, consider this […]

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When to Hire an SEO Consultant

When to Hire an SEO Consultant

by Steven Matt @ Small Business Blog | Tell Me Your Goal SEO Agency

Important considerations before hiring an SEO professional.

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 […]

Announcing the Credo SEO Calculator

by John Doherty @ Credo

Today I want to show you a new tool that we published recently onsite: the SEO calculator. I’m excited about this tool because it works towards...

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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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Link Building for Content Marketers: Interview with Debra Mastaler

by Heather Lloyd-Martin @ SuccessWorks

Around 16 years ago, I met Debra Mastaler, founder of Alliance-Link — and I was immediately impressed by her intelligence, knowledge and her no-nonsense advice. Debra is a trailblazing woman (in fact, she was one of the first women in SEO) who knows how to set smart, sustainable link marketing campaigns. If you have a chance to see [...]

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Boosting Your Online Presence For Better Visibility

by Rebecca Patrick @ SponsoredLinX

The aim of every business operating online is to achieve the highest ranking on an organic search when a consumer searches for your company name or product. What many businesses find difficult, however, is understanding how to optimise their online presence in order to ensure it’s easy for your consumers to locate you no matter
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Top 20 in US Paid and Organic Search

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With college spring break and the summer vacation travel season just around the corner, we at Searchmetrics thought now would be a good time to compare just who’s ranking for visibility in both paid and organic desktop search. According to Searchmetrics data for the first 13 weeks of this year, travel, search and entertainment not […]

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How to Choose a CMS – What to Consider

by Tara Karst @ Bayshore Solutions

Choosing the right content management system (CMS) can be one of the most nerve-wracking decisions when upgrading your website.  There are literally hundreds of choices, all presented on confusing grids and graphs by so called CMS experts.  This post is designed to cut through the garbage and assist you navigate your way through a sea […]

What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization?

What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization?


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Get started learning all about SEO from the industry's most trusted source, Search Engine Land. Review basics of search engine optimization, ranking factors & more.

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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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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How Content, SEO and Social Media Make Your Life Easier

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Looking to reduce costs when marketing online? Blam! A lot of conversations these days go something like this: “Let’s focus on content marketing. Amazingly high-value and high-quality content is clearly what’s Google’s looking for (all those online articles I read say so), so why sweat traditional SEO and social media as much as we used […]

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