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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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What Is SEO Copywriting and Why Is It Important?

What Is SEO Copywriting and Why Is It Important?


SuccessWorks

Wondering what SEO copywriting is -- and if it's really important for your site? Check out this short video + transcript that answers your questions!

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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Legal: Protect Against Counterfeit Goods with Amazon Brand Gating

by John Di Giacomo @ Practical Ecommerce

There is no question that service providers like Amazon must constantly be on guard against nefarious third party sellers who might use their service for unlawful means. In order to ...

Choices in How to SEO a Multilingual Site

by GrowMap @ SEO Chat

While growing businesses by expanding to additional countries or languages is a great way to increase your income, it is more complicated than you may realize – especially when it comes to SEO. This site for a southern California criminal defense attorney has content written in English using Google Translate to create pages translated into […]

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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 […]

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 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…

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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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…

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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What is Local SEO? - Local University

What is Local SEO? - Local University


Local University

Find out what Local SEO (Local Search Engine Optimization) really means for local businesses here.

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…

Acquisition SEO and Business Crowding

by AJ Kohn @ Blind Five Year Old

There’s an old saying that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. But in search, that saying is often turning into something different. If you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em. Acquisition search engine optimization is happening more often as companies acquire or merge, effectively taking over shelf space on search results. Why settle for having the […]

10 Pro Tips for Better Cross-Channel Marketing

by Chris Auman @ Sanctuary Marketing Group

Consumers engage with brands using a wide variety of different platforms and mediums these days. You need to engage your customers where they’re at and with a consistent, unified voice. A unified experience across channels such as your website, Search... Read more.

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6 SEO Best Practices for Events

by Shannon Walsh @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

There are so many moving parts when running an event large or small that it’s easy to let online optimization be an afterthought. Sidelining SEO, however, means missing out on a lot of organic visitors and awareness. A solid organic presence makes a huge difference in attracting more attendees’ year after year. Here are five… Read More

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

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


Techopedia.com

Search Engine Optimization SEO Definition - Search engine optimization (SEO) refers to met

SEO: Making Recommendations on Mockups

by Jill Kocher @ Practical Ecommerce

Mockups are a key part of creating new marketing campaigns and redesigning entire websites. As partners in the process of producing those new experiences, search-engine-optimization professionals should offer feedback at ...

SEO for Large Websites: What You Need to Know

by ZGM @ Zero Gravity Marketing

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

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Three Powerful Reasons Why Your Hosting Choice Must Be On Target

by Deborah Anderson @ SEO Chat

How do you decide if a web host is a good choice? Are disk storage features and bandwidth still important? Choosing a web host for your site is almost more of an art than a science. But, there is also a methodology to it all. It is a matter of you defining the process that […]

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The Dental SEO Expert Advice Dentists Need

by GrowMap @ SEO Chat

When people search for a product on their mobile phones, 18% of those searches result in a sale somewhere on that very day. Fifty percent of people who use their smartphones for a local search will visit a store that day. The same is true of 34% of users who search locally on their tablets […]

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SEO 101: Defining the long tail - Portent

SEO 101: Defining the long tail - Portent


Portent

In which I define "the long tail" in SEO, and why you should care about long tail keywords. It's fun! Check it out!!!

Review Stars on AdWords Ads: How Do They Work?

by Jason McDonald, Ph.D @ SEO Tips

Question. I finished reading your AdWords book and attempted to show my Google reviews (show on) my ads, and it didn’t work, it constantly got disapproved. Then I called Google, and I was told those Google reviews on AdWords have to come from a third party or have to be mentioned by a third party...

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Mobile-First Index: A Heads Up on Google’s Latest Change

by Chris Auman @ Sanctuary Marketing Group

Another Google update? We know what you mean. It seems Google is constantly changing and tweaking their algorithm in an effort to improve their search experience and accuracy. We should be grateful, as these changes help our customers better connect... Read more.

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Purchase Funnels: What You Need to Know

by ZGM @ Zero Gravity Marketing

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

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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 […]

Analyzing Position in Google Search Console

by AJ Kohn @ Blind Five Year Old

Clients and even conference presenters are using Google Search Console’s position wrong. It’s an easy mistake to make. Here’s why you should only trust position when looking at query data and not page or site data. Position Google has a lot of information on how they calculate position and what it means. The content here is pretty dense […]

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? […]

JM Internet Group Announces New Updates to SEO Tips Blog

by Jason McDonald, Ph.D @ SEO Tips

San Jose, California – February 23, 2017. The JM Internet Group, a leader in SEO training online, is proud to announce new updates to its popular ‘SEO Tips’ blog. The ‘SEO Tips’ blog is utilized by Dr. Jason McDonald, SEO director of the JM Internet Group, as an easy forum to receive and answer questions...

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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 […]

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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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…

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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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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Stamp Your PPC Ad Copy – Improve CTR the Old-Fashioned Way

by Kerri McCarthy @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

Does your brand have any registered, copyrighted or trademarked terms? If so, you should absolutely include the symbol in your text ads for improved performance. Yes! These little guys: ® © ™ This is not a new tactic in PPC ads by any means, but so many businesses aren’t taking advantage of it. The expected… Read More

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3 Words That Define Local SEO - Whitespark

3 Words That Define Local SEO - Whitespark


Whitespark

Simple 3 word phrases that can help you along the local seo process. Great advice for on-page optimization all the way to sound business practices.

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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What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization?

What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization?


Search Engine Land

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.

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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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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Sneak Peek at 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors Results

by Darren Shaw @ Whitespark

I just gave my keynote presentation at Mozcon Local with my analysis and take-aways from the 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors. You can check out my slide deck below, and be sure to watch the Moz blog for the full results.…

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What is the Importance of Search Engine Submission and SEO Management

What is the Importance of Search Engine Submission and SEO Management


Link Worx Seo

Search engine submission is an effective tool of web promotion. It refers to the direct submission of a website to a search engine. It is a form of internet marketing that helps a webmasters increa…

The Top 10 Reasons A Business Must Blog!

by Kinetic Knowledge @ Kinetic Knowledge NJ

The affordable marketing and advertising value proposition, including 'search engine result page' visibility, in the presentation of your 'trustworthiness' to visitors AND in direct subscription than you are missing the most cost effective & qualified advertising opportunity that has ever presented itself to a business.

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Difference between SEO and SEA

Difference between SEO and SEA


Queromedia

SEO vs SEA What's the difference between SEO and SEA? An internet user who performs a search in Google typically receives two types of results: organic or

How to Network at a Conference: 101 Tips From Marketing’s Best

by Aaron Orendorff @ Content Marketing Institute

Conferences are not for the faint of heart. It’s a challenge to leave with fresh relationships and meaningful connections. That’s why you should consider adopting some of these 101 networking tips. Continue reading

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

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

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

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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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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.

What Does "Organic Search" Mean? | We Do Web Content

What Does "Organic Search" Mean? | We Do Web Content


We Do Web Content

The term "organic search" refers to the natural search engine results that appear for any given query. These are separate from the "paid search" or "sponsored" search engine results that also appear after each search is processed through the search engine.When you buy a keyword or phrase in order to appear in the search results for that topic, your listing will appear in the sponsored or paid search results and are labeled as such. Organic search engine results are the most relevant search engine results for that query as selected by the search engine. It goes without saying that search results that appear organically are viewed as more relevant and trustworthy than the websites that are paying top dollar to be included alongside those organic search results.When you optimize your web content to appear in organic search engine results, you are telling potential readers that your SEO content provides valuable information about their search topic, not that you paid a search engine to appear there regardless of the quality of information connected to that link.The best part of optimizing your web content is the ability for your links and website to naturally show up in the search engine results for your keywords without paying thousands of dollars for sponsored links. If you do not have the time, writing skills, or SEO knowledge to create your own SEO content, contact We Do Web Content today to receive a custom price quote and learn more about our SEO copywriting services.

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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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…

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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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…

What Search And Directory Listing Citations Do For Business

by Kinetic Knowledge @ Kinetic Knowledge NJ

Listings = Citations Citations are simply a reference on other websites for your business information, including Name, Address, Phone Number ( = NAP info ), hours of operation, website URL link and, if the directory owner allows, other service related information. Search and directory listing providers happen to be business listing websites that 1) people […]

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What is SEO? Search Engine Optimization 101

What is SEO? Search Engine Optimization 101


Lifewire

In a very basic nutshell, search engine optimization, or SEO for short, is the process of making your site and the site's individual pages visible.

Content-First SEO

by Augustin Kendall @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

I’ve been finding myself saying, “You don’t rank for keywords, you rank for content,” a lot lately. Imagine this. You’re trying to turn a quaint town on the shore (East or West—pick your coast of choice) into a vacation destination. You’ve developed a brand for the location that you’re promoting in all the right travel… Read More

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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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Understanding Code Deployments, for Ecommerce

by Eric Davis @ Practical Ecommerce

“Code complete” is a common saying among software developers when they have finished a development project. But code complete doesn’t mean everything is done. Once developers have written code for a ...

SEO for Banks

by ZGM @ Zero Gravity Marketing

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

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What does 'indexed' mean in terms of Google search and SEO? - SEO Tips

What does 'indexed' mean in terms of Google search and SEO? - SEO Tips


SEO Tips

Question: What does “indexed” mean in Google Webmaster Tools? Answer: You have to understand there are two aspects to the Google search engine. First, there is all the content on the web. Second, there is Google’s index of the web, which is a much smaller set of webpages. So let’s assume that you create a...

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

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

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

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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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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

3 Sales Tools to Help Your Marketing Efforts

by Dan Steiner @ SEO Chat

Sales process is what makes your business success or failure. It’s what makes your company profitable. Therefore picking a good tool is crucial Here are three tools that will boost your sales and help your marketing efforts: Pipedrive How do you close a deal? With proper engagement! At least that is the theory behind this […]

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

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

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

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20 Top Internet Service Providers

by Sig Ueland @ Practical Ecommerce

Internet service providers provide online access with a variety of technologies, speeds, and prices. For consumers, that means plenty of choices. Here is a list of large ISPs in the U.S. These providers offer Internet service through DSL, copper, fixed wireless, cable internet, fiber-optic services, and mobile broadband

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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What is search engine optimization? definition and meaning

What is search engine optimization? definition and meaning


BusinessDictionary.com

Definition of search engine optimization: Refers to the process of improving traffic to a given website by increasing the site's visibility in search engine results. Websites improve search engine optimization by improving content, making ...

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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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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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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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…

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 Rank in Cities Where you Don’t Have an Address

by Jessie Low @ Whitespark

As a local business or service area business it is very common to want to rank for a neighbouring city in search results. While you may never be able to show up in local pack results (because you can’t get a GMB listing in a city you don’t have an address in), it is possible to achieve top rankings in the local organic results.…

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Why Facebook Marketing Matters

by seo_admin @ SEO Chat

Focusing on a single traffic source is never wise. The good news, there are more ways to build leads, aprt from Google! Have you been reluctant to learn how to market your business on Facebook? Whether you’re an SEO who thinks search engine optimization and AdWords will carry the day, or a website owner who […]

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Word Order on Google Search Queries and SEO: Who Wins?

by Jason McDonald, Ph.D @ SEO Tips

Question.  Thank you for what looks like is going to be a valuable and great learning experience. I have two easy to ask questions: 1.) If I want a website to show up for both “Knee Surgeon” and “Knee Surgeons” is it better to use “Surgeon” or “Surgeons” as my keyword and possibly my website...

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Is Google Going to Remove the 3-Packs? What You Need to Know about Home Service Ads (HSAs)

by Joy Hawkins @ Whitespark

*The following is an excerpt from the Expert’s Guide to Local SEO:

Google started testing Home Service ads back in 2015 and this originally scared the entire Local SEO community (and business owners) because the test they did in San Francisco replaced the original 3-pack with a completely paid 3-pack.  …

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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…

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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Google Launches Another Mobile-Friendly Update

by Meghan Pendley @ AudiologyDesign

Today, Google announced another search algorithm update that favors mobile-friendly websites. According to Google, this will “increase the effect of the [mobile-friendly] ranking signal.” Our records indicate that your website...

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Link Sculpting and Yoast: It’s Not Clear!

by Jason McDonald, Ph.D @ SEO Tips

Question. Okay, this time I really do have a question about Yoast.  I have the following text on the homepage of my site, Baby Draw: Welcome to our baby shower games site, where you will find Baby Charades and free shower games. If you have a little time to make your own games, this list...

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Content Marketing is Changing SEO: 3 Tips to Boost Your Traffic

by Pratik Dholakiya @ SEO Chat

Content marketing is the future of marketing and there is no doubt about it. By leveraging content you can sell (your products and services) without actually selling. Write a killer blog post or tweet and you can create a huge amount of awareness among your targeted audience. Content marketing has become an integral part of […]

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The Definitive Guide to Local SEO - Search Engine Journal

The Definitive Guide to Local SEO - Search Engine Journal


Search Engine Journal

Looking for updated local SEO info? This guide to local SEO includes up to date strategies related to Google changes.  If your business has a physical loca

SEO Title Tags: Best Practices and Examples

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

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

Why Do Companies Underfund SEO?

by Jill Kocher @ Practical Ecommerce

Search engine optimization is often underfunded and misunderstood. When resourced appropriately, however, it can produce a cycle of positive performance that keeps building. The most common reason that organizations tend to ...

About Local SEO | How Can Local SEO Services Help Your Business?

About Local SEO | How Can Local SEO Services Help Your Business?


BrightLocal

Learn all about Local SEO in this quick guide. What is local search optimization & how can it help your business gain more visibility online?

CRO vs SEO: Which One Should You Focus on Right Now?

CRO vs SEO: Which One Should You Focus on Right Now?


Neil Patel

Isn’t it an amazing feeling to see a surge in your website traffic? Be it a spike due to one of your articles going viral on social media, or finding consistent monthly growth through search engine traffic. But, then you login to your website analytics account. And… Disappointment creeps in. Because you find that those …

Search Engine Optimization - SEO | Textivia, Inc. - Raleigh, NC

Search Engine Optimization - SEO | Textivia, Inc. - Raleigh, NC


Textivia, Inc.

Textivia, Inc. of Raleigh, NC provides premier organic search engine optimization (SEO) services to clients in a vast array of industries nationwide.

Get Google To Crawl Your Site FAST

Get Google To Crawl Your Site FAST


ShoutMeLoud

Read this guide on how to get Google to crawl and index your site faster for optimal SEO.

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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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 […]

Brand to the bone part 3: Make culture a habit

by Jeff Williams, Senior Copywriter @ Yesler | B2B Marketing Agency

Keystone habits can effect enormous change for a brand. Learn how habits can create small wins, provide structures that help other good habits flourish, and foster cultures where new values become ingrained.

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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. […]

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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Website Redesign and 301 Redirects: How to Get Google to Reindex

by Jason McDonald, Ph.D @ SEO Tips

Question. Can I trouble you with a question actually?  As I mentioned, we just transferred our website to the new design and new domain name.  The problem is that old links and pages are still coming up in organic results – which is leading to 404 pages. No bueno.  We’re in contact with our web designer,...

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Why Affiliate Marketers Suck

by Michael Rogers @ Affiliate Marketer Training

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

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Search engine optimisation (SEO) - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice

Search engine optimisation (SEO) - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice


Smart Insights

Our recommendations on SEO best practice Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is arguably THE most cost-effective digital marketing technique, but also the most challenging to get right. Our SEO resources are aimed at marketers who need to ask the right questions …..

5 Crucial Elements for Selling Success

by Irina Weber @ SEO Chat

Sale promotion is a good way to make customers take a crucial action. If you decide to invest into a sale promotion without completely understanding key elements, you can risk losing a lot of potential clients. Sale promotion helps online businesses to break the ice with the main goal to boost short-term and long-term sales […]

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Using a Facebook Personal Profile (Page) for Business – Should You?

by Jason McDonald, Ph.D @ SEO Tips

Question. Hope you had a great birthday on Jan 14! Good to know you’re a Capricorn too 🙂 Hope you’re doing well. I had a quick question – since I use my personal Facebook Profile (sometimes called a personal Facebook Page, though technically it’s a PROFILE) as a tool for promoting my ~ business, should...

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5 Mobile SEO Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Mobile Marketing Efforts

by Harsh Agrawal @ ShoutMeLoud

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

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What Does The Google Crawl have to do with search engine optimization

What Does The Google Crawl have to do with search engine optimization


Kinetic Knowledge NJ

What are bots, what does 'Google Crawl' Mean and how does it all affect search engine optimization

Onpage Optimization Definition - SEO Glossary | Searchmetrics

Onpage Optimization Definition - SEO Glossary | Searchmetrics


Searchmetrics

What is a onpage optimization? Our SEO Glossary provides a wide range of technical terms related to Search Engine Optimization.

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

by ZGM @ Zero Gravity Marketing

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

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Creating a Content Optimization Plan for Organic Search

by Jill Kocher @ Practical Ecommerce

Last week I addressed the data involved in the content optimization process, and what to base content decisions on. In this post, I’ll get to the meat of creating a ...

Search on Phones is Now King

by MedNet Technologies @ MedNet Technologies

It’s no secret that Google has been continually moving its focus to mobile users over the past few years. But there has been a debate about whether people were using their phones for search in the way they utilize search on their desktop computers. Recent Google research says they are and then some. A study...

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 […]

An SEO Driven Approach To Content Marketing: The Complete Guide

An SEO Driven Approach To Content Marketing: The Complete Guide


CoSchedule Blog

An SEO Driven Approach To Content Marketing: The Complete Guide

What is Microdata, and How Can it Help My SEO Ranking?

What is Microdata, and How Can it Help My SEO Ranking?


Ironpaper

If you're savvy with SEO, you know that there are different techniques to get your website found in search engines. Here are the benefits of SEO microdata.

Google+ Address Problem: Can We / Should We Change Our Physical Address?

by Jason McDonald, Ph.D @ SEO Tips

Question. I was hoping you could help me with a quick question. If I were to change my address on my google local business page would that hurt my SEO? I ask because I am a realtor and another colleague seems to have our current office on lock down. We have moved to a new...

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Natural SEO Vs. Organic SEO - Whats the Difference?

Natural SEO Vs. Organic SEO - Whats the Difference?


Zero Gravity Marketing

Natural SEO vs. Organic SEO: Which one will get to the top of search results without having to pay for prime real estate like Google AdWords?

What is SEO (search engine optimization)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

What is SEO (search engine optimization)? - Definition from WhatIs.com


WhatIs.com

Search engine optimization (SEO) is an area of website development that seeks to improve the way content is ranked by search engines. Various approaches are taken to achieve that goal, including making sure the website architecture makes it easy for visitors to find content and that pages are mobile-friendly and load quickly.

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 101 – Mobilizing the Public 2017

by Shannon Walsh @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

Slide Deck and Resources Slides from my presentation at Feeding America’s Mobilizing the Public Conference plus helpful tools, additional resources and free ebooks! SEO 101: Finding Yourself – Mobilizing the Public 2017 from Portent Tools Portent SEO Page Review Plugin A helpful tool for reviewing title tags, meta descriptions and other on page HTML elements.… Read More

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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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What is Negative SEO?

by Massimo Paolini @ The Spectrum Group Online

Defending Your Website Following Google’s quality guidelines is not enough… you also have to watch out for Negative SEO. In this post I’ll explain what it is and what you need to do in order to protect your website and make sure you have a healthy link profile. Click for a free 30-minute consultation » […]

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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SEO Basics: What Is a Title Tag and Why Is It Important?

SEO Basics: What Is a Title Tag and Why Is It Important?


InsideView Blog

[tweetmeme source= “insideview” only_single=false] The title tag is an HTML title element critical to both SEO and user experience that is used to briefly and accurately describes the t…

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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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?

RankBrain Survival Guide

by AJ Kohn @ Blind Five Year Old

This is a guide to surviving RankBrain. I created it, in part, because there’s an amazing amount of misinformation about RankBrain. And the truth is there is nothing you can do to optimize for RankBrain. I’m not saying RankBrain isn’t interesting or important. I love learning about how search works whether it helps me in my […]

LocalU Advanced Santa Monica Pre-Agenda Pricing Deal

by Mary Bowling @ Local University

The LocalU crew is delighted to be traveling to Santa Monica, California in mid-November for our premier Local Search event of 2017! The venue is the historic Santa Monica Bay Women's Club, a short walk from the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. We' ll be staying at the Marriott Courtyard Santa Monica and have [...]

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SEO Fallacies That Must Die: 2017 Edition

by Ian Lurie @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

SEO folks are trend victims. Someone presents a new acronym, an idea, or a tool and we all pile on. Then we chase those nibbles of knowledge, good and bad alike, without thinking. And we land in deep pits lined with sharp, nasty sticks. These ideas must go: 1: TFIDF Score Predicts Rankings A higher… Read More

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How to Optimize the SEO of Your Landing Pages to Rank in Google’s Top 10

by GrowMap @ SEO Chat

For the ideal customers, the landing page creates that first impression. It initiates their interactions with your business. Of course, there are several ways visitors can arrive at your landing pages. These include social media, display advertising, product launch direct referrals, and, more importantly, search engines (primarily Google). If you want visitors to take the […]

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Funnel-Based PPC Account Strategy – An Overview

by Ryan Moothart @ The Portent Blog: Internet Marketing with a Twist of Lemon

Channel Contribution 101: You want your paid search account to drive value and make money. You want to use your paid search account to help reach new customers and grow your business. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as whipping up a campaign, throwing in some keywords, and then watching the revenue come flooding in. You… Read More

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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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Do 404 Errors Hurt SEO?

by AJ Kohn @ Blind Five Year Old

Do 404 errors hurt SEO? It’s a simple question. However, the answer is far from simple. Most 404 errors don’t have a direct impact on SEO, but they can eat away at your link equity and user experience over time. There’s one variety of 404 that might be quietly killing your search rankings and traffic. 404 […]

Reputation Management for a Non-Local Business: Should We Care?

by Jason McDonald, Ph.D @ SEO Tips

Question. I just read your book, SEO Fitness Workbook 2017, and reviewed it on Amazon. Great book; it provided the structure to apply SEO strategy to a business I plan to start soon. The one question that I did have was regarding reputation management for non-local business. I will use your business, SEO consultancy, for example....

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8 Tips for Writing SEO Friendly Content

8 Tips for Writing SEO Friendly Content


Binkd Contest Platform

Before we delve into the tips, let us begin with what it means to have SEO friendly content. Simply put, it is producing content that is written with attention given to how search engines might vie...

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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How to Incrementally Move an Ecommerce Site to HTTPS

by Hamlet Batista @ Practical Ecommerce

In October, Google Chrome will release version 62, which will warn website visitors with a “Not Secure” message when they type in data — such as site searches and newsletter ...

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 […]

How to choose a B2B marketing agency

by Eric Foster, VP of Sales & Marketing @ Yesler | B2B Marketing Agency

We’ve genetically engineered this blog post to be discovered by you. We optimized it right down to the very last

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Business Heading in a New Direction – Stack Plastics

by admin @ Internet Marketing Blog

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

The Benefits of Pay-Per-Click Advertising for Practices

by AudiologyDesign @ AudiologyDesign

When it comes to businesses competing for space on the first page of top search engines like Google and Bing, competition can be fierce. In order to make sure your...

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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.

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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 […]

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

by ZGM @ Zero Gravity Marketing

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

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Low Cost Local SEO That Works!

by SrA504abMn @ Kinetic Knowledge NJ

Do Leads Find You? If your business is not doing Fundamental Local SEO then you are likely invisible to those leads searching for your product or service. SEO doesn’t have to be expensive and, so long as it’s well organized and executed, lower cost SEO programs can pay for themselves in a short period of […]

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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.

Build An SEO Strategy With 5 Questions

by Alyson Harrold @ The Spectrum Group Online

A lot of writing on SEO speaks about SEO tactics. Talking about how to improve your CTR or get more social shares is very common, but the strategy of how to get that to happen is not. In this post we will discuss the 5 questions you need to ask to help you build a robust SEO strategy.

3 Reasons Your AdWords Traffic Is Not Qualified

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

AdWords is one of the most predictable paid media channels. By using it, you’re focusing on people who show their intent in advertising platforms. Search traffic is growing by a lot. In 2014, marketers spent $23.44 billion in the search channel. That same figure for this year is already $32.32 billion, and it’s expected to […]

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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Blogs and SEO: Fresh or Recycled Content?

by Jason McDonald, Ph.D @ SEO Tips

Question. We’re blogging for SEO purposes, realizing the blogs help SEO and that more, and more focused blogs help our SEO performance. That said, blogs are a pain to have to produce on a regular basis. So, can we “recycle” our blog content, and/or repurpose it? What are some good tips on making blogging easier...

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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

Tips for Setting up a YouTube Channel for your Practice

by Meghan Pendley @ AudiologyDesign

Tips for Setting up Your Practice YouTube Channel Videos are the preferred medium for many different online search queries, so utilizing quality video content that is relevant to your target...

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What is a Local Citation?

by Darren Shaw @ Whitespark

A local citation is any mention of your business on the web; it is any combination of your company name, phone number, address, zip or postal code, and website address.…

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How to Improve Your Local Ranking

by MedNet Technologies @ MedNet Technologies

It may seem obvious, but a local result is what comes up for a person searching for a business or place near their current location. They come up in Maps and in general Google searches. And what good is a search result for a “dog walker” in Orlando when you live in Wichita? So, when...

SEO: What to Base Content Decisions On

by Jill Kocher @ Practical Ecommerce

Content is the first thing that comes to mind with search engine optimization. There is a process, however, to creating and optimizing strong content. The process involves four separate tasks: data ...

How “The Long Tail” Of Keyword Search Serves Your Visibility In The Search Engines

by Kinetic Knowledge @ Kinetic Knowledge NJ

In this basic case study, 'Long Tail' success is proven based upon variations of, but not the highly sought after phrase ... amounting to 81% of the overall search traffic.

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Don’t Write Off Desktop Search Just Yet

by MedNet Technologies @ MedNet Technologies

If you keep abreast of developments in the world of search and how it affects your practice, you’ve probably read about the increase in the use of smartphones when it comes to search. If you listen to all the hype you’re tempted to think that people searching for your practice and the procedures you provide...

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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Video Deep Dive: Recent major changes in the search industry

by Mike Blumenthal @ Local University

Mike Blumenthal & Mary Bowling take a Deep Dive into recent major changes in the search industry. This is our Deep Dive Into Local from July 24th, 2017. In our Deep Dive series, we take a closer look at one thing in local that caught our attention and deserves a longer discussion. If you have [...]

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How to Write Copy for Search Engines

How to Write Copy for Search Engines


SEO Theory

“Write for people, not search engines” has become the new holy mantra of SEO copywriting.  It disgusts me.  I can only find one article where I ever used the phrase “write for peo…

Ask Yoast: what's a slug? • Yoast

Ask Yoast: what's a slug? • Yoast


Yoast

A slug is the piece of the URL that distinguishes that post. In Ask Yoast, we explain what's a slug is and we explain the SEO benefit of it.

August Updates for the Expert’s Guide to Local SEO

by Carrie Hill @ Local University

Joy Hawkin's Expert Guide to Local SEO continues to evolve with relevant, timely updates every month. The guide is now 200+ pages of information you need if you manage local search as a small business owner, marketing agency, or in-house SEO, either for SMB or Enterprise-level businesses. Here are the updates posted this month: Completely redid [...]

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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. […]

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,...

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No Judgement: Donald Trump on Social Media

by Jason McDonald, Ph.D @ SEO Tips

To anyone who is a marketer, Donald Trump is a fascinating figure. Leaving aside the “judgement zone” (i.e., whether you are/were FOR/AGAINST) Donald Trump, I thought a quick post just indicating where Donald Trump is on Social Media would be interesting (as I can’t find an easy one anywhere). So, sit back in your sit,...

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How to Create Content for the Technical B2B Buyer

by Rebecca Geier @ Content Marketing Institute

Over one-third of engineers dig at least four pages deep in Google search results in their B2B buyer journey. And that’s not the only atypical behavior. If your buyer is a technical professional, you’ll want to learn these five trends. Continue reading

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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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What is Semantic SEO? - The Spectrum Group Online

What is Semantic SEO? - The Spectrum Group Online


The Spectrum Group Online

What is Semantic SEO? Determine if & how "ethical" SEO affects your digital marketing strategy. Geek-free explanation of this often confusing search term

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 […]

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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What is Off-Site SEO? | AudiologyDesign

What is Off-Site SEO? | AudiologyDesign


AudiologyDesign

Many business owners aspiring for high search engine placement fail to realize that the most important aspects of optimizing their website actually takes place off site. I know this may...

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

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

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

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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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SEO Content: Optimize Keywords

SEO Content: Optimize Keywords


Content Marketing Institute

Knowing how to optimize content for search engines is essential, but can be tricky. Here are some basic tips that are easy to follow to get you on track.

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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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: You Cannot Grow Traffic That You Do Not Measure!

by SrA504abMn @ Kinetic Knowledge NJ

Finding The Right Mix To Determine And Grow SEO Successfully Not all search engine optimization (SEO) is the same! What’s needed depends on a company’s target (keywords) and its’ competition for those targets in a particular marketplace! SEO can include a large number of signals, but what’s the point of running a big expensive SEO […]

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Why A Business Owner Needs Webmaster Service

by Kinetic Knowledge @ Kinetic Knowledge NJ

Business Owners Need Webmaster and Digital Assets Management Service! Managing the digital assets a business needs in this day and age has become a huge distraction. Keeping track of domains, websites, proper hosting, various Google tools, search & directory listings, social media accounts, security, passwords and various other applications has become a huge headache for the […]

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What You Need to Know About The Evolved SiriusDecisions Demand Waterfall

by Megan McConnell @ InsideView Blog

This year’s SiriusDecisions Summit brought together over 3,000 sales, marketing, and product leaders for four days of data-driven best practice research and the unveiling of new innovations across the B2B space — including a fresh new version of their Demand Waterfall. If you aren’t familiar with the SiriusDecisions Demand Waterfall, the original concept was created […]

How to Optimize the Product Pages of Your Ecommerce Website

by Joydeep Bhattacharya @ Unamo Blog

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

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.

What is an SEO Specialist: Job Description

What is an SEO Specialist: Job Description


FreshGigs.ca

A Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist’s main role is to analyze, review and implement changes to websites so they are optimized for search engines. This means maximizing the traffic to a site by improving page rank within search engines.

What is Unethical SEO, Spam or Black Hat SEO?

by bm-tyrone @ SEO Association

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9 Ways For Local Business to Acquire Links

by terri @ SEO Chat

Link building has changed a lot over the years. After a pretty brutal crackdown by Google related to linking practices it became clear that a new, more narrow practice was needed to continue taking advantage of this very relevant part of marketing strategy. Thankfully we still have avenues that don’t violate any terms of service, […]

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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 […]

What is Keyword Cannibalization?

by Massimo Paolini @ The Spectrum Group Online

An Advanced SEO Concept The issue of keyword cannibalization isn’t talked about much. No, it’s not another TV series starring Hannibal Lecter. It’s a technically advanced SEO concept, and I suspect it will become a more mainstream topic very soon. Why? Because our buddy, Joost de Valk, developer of an awesome WordPress plugin — WordPress SEO by […]

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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10 Best Keyword Research and Suggestion Tools for SEO Specialists

by Irina Weber @ SEO Chat

While creating a high-quality content with real people in mind is essential, it will be foolish to ignore keyword research and SEO. Doing keyword research is like a seasoned fish monger casting his net at the right time and at the right place. If you are not using the right keywords: short-tail or long-tail, you […]

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SEO vs. SEM: What's the Difference?

SEO vs. SEM: What's the Difference?


Yesler | B2B Marketing Agency

Most professionals who work in search marketing know roughly what SEO and SEM mean, but how many of them can articulate how the two diverge?

The Future of Mobile Search

by AJ Kohn @ Blind Five Year Old

What if I told you that the future of mobile search was swiping. I don’t mean that there will be a few carousels of content. Instead I mean that all of the content will be displayed in a horizontal swiping interface. You wouldn’t click on a search result, you’d simply swipe from one result to […]

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

How to Write SEO Friendly Content

How to Write SEO Friendly Content


ThoughtCo

Tips and best practices for writing website content that appeals to search engines but is also enjoyable to read for human visitors and customers.

Is Click Through Rate A Ranking Signal?

by AJ Kohn @ Blind Five Year Old

Are click through rates on search results a ranking signal? The idea is that if the third result on a page is clicked more often than the first that it will, over time, rise to the second or first result. I remember this question being asked numerous times when I was just starting out in the […]

SEO: What is User Intent?

SEO: What is User Intent?


Sanctuary Marketing Group

What is the User Intent of typing the word 'pizza' into a Google Search? Can understanding User Intent help you grow your business?

The Difference between Organic and Paid Search Engine Results - dummies

The Difference between Organic and Paid Search Engine Results - dummies


dummies

When a search engine returns its search results, it gives you two types: organic and paid. Organic search results are the Web page listings that most closely match the user’s search query based on relevance. Also called “natural” search results, ranking high in the organic results is what SEO is all about. Paid results are …

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) — Definition — TrackMaven

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) — Definition — TrackMaven


TrackMaven | Marketing Analytics Software

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process in which a marketer tries to gain visibility about their brand on a search engine's results page.

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?

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