Mobile Optimization: 5 Tragic Mistakes

Mobile Optimization: 5 Tragic Mistakes

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Looking to mobile-optimize your site? Good. We already told you about Google’s new plot to destroy the non-mobile-optimized website (okay, maybe it’s not as malicious as that), but just because you have a mobile version of your site doesn’t mean you’re out of the proverbial woods (or even off Google’s blacklist). In fact, your mobile … Continued

2014 SEO Recap: What Happened This Year?

2014 SEO Recap: What Happened This Year?

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2014 is coming to a close in just a matter of weeks! We’re taking the next few days to look back and see just what happened in the SEO world this year. There’s been Penguin Updates, cyber infiltrations, and new moves in top SEO companies around the globe. Let’s relive it all with this 2014 … Continued

SEO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling

SEO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling

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What’s that, you haven’t heard of the SEO Speedwagon?? I was asked to speak at WordCamp Las Vegas this year and my topic covered what quick tips you can do to help rank your site as quickly as possible. So my thoughts went a little something like this… Quick -> Speed -> Speedwagon ->REO Speedwagon … Continued

Underpaid Overachiever: A Content Writer’s Struggle

Underpaid Overachiever: A Content Writer’s Struggle

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You’re a great writer with an enthusiasm for learning, project building and generating high-quality content that blows Google’s socks off. And you plan to make kazillions doing it. So is content writing the perfect career for you? It just might be. Content writers are underpaid overachievers who write for the love of writing, not the … Continued

SEO 101: High Quality Content and Links

SEO 101: High Quality Content and Links

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Today at Work In Progress, NeONBRAND founder Kenny Eliason presented at the SEO 101 Meetup. Attendees learned how to get their websites to rank highest on Google. Kenny broke website rankings down to a nutshell. For those new to SEO, there are two key ingredients to a high ranking website: high quality content and links. The … Continued

SEO Tips and Tricks

SEO Tips and Tricks

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The beautiful part about search engine optimization is that the core strategies never change, those being producing high-quality content and generating high-quality links. There are tons of ways to produce low-quality content and generate low-quality links, but Google is getting better and better at detecting that garbage. Your safest investment for SEO in 2015 is your … Continued

Building Your Blogging Team

Building Your Blogging Team

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Blogging is a valuable component to website content. To get a good blog going, you’ll need more than just a few writers who can crank out posts all day. For well written, scrupulously edited articles that pass the SEO bill, build your blogging team using these key tips. Hire Exceptional Writers and Researchers To start, you … Continued

Maintaining an Online Reputation Helps Your Local SEO

Maintaining an Online Reputation Helps Your Local SEO

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In SEO, it’s important to build up an online reputation that suits your company for optimal success.  But what exactly does an ‘online reputation’ mean? An online reputation is the character of business portrayed to potential customers via the internet. Managing a business’s online reputation is important for two major reasons. First, if your online … Continued

Penguin 3.0 Update is a “Refresh”

Penguin 3.0 Update is a “Refresh”

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Google’s Penguin update is finally here and SEOs anxiously await results of the rollout that began last Friday, October 17. The Penguin algorithm, known unofficially as Penguin 3.0, was released without an official announcement nor any information on the update. It wasn’t until this morning that we heard from Google’s Pierre Far about what we … Continued

2014 U.S. Search Awards Recap

2014 U.S. Search Awards Recap

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The  2014 U.S. Search Awards were held on Wednesday, October 8th during Pubcon at the Las Vegas Strip’s iconic Treasure Island Hotel. Representative judges from a number of digital marketing companies, including FMB Media and Omni Marketing Interactive, named a total 20 recipients at the biggest US Search Awards celebration yet. U.S. Search Awards Big Wins Taking … Continued

3 Grammar Sites to Put Your Blog on Top

3 Grammar Sites to Put Your Blog on Top

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In the professional blogging world you can’t afford poor grammar. With major search engines like Bing implementing grammar analytics to rank blogs  amongst the good and the bad, your  blog could benefit from grammar assistance. If your blog is in desperate need of editing, there are online grammar tools that can make revising fast and … Continued

Essential Components of Effective Blogging

Essential Components of Effective Blogging

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When it comes to creating effective blogs, many people make the mistake of producing fluff and little else, which readers won’t find engaging and in which they quickly will lose interest. If you have blogs that at most keep people looking for only a few seconds, search engine analytics will make note of the relatively short … Continued

Relevant Content Improves SEO Link-Building

Relevant Content Improves SEO Link-Building

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When it comes to link-building for search engine optimization, many online marketers make the mistake of running content that has little chance of being published or that will reach only a handful of relevant readers. The most effective Web links are naturally obtained links coming from sites that have high readership levels among consumers that … Continued

Google ‘Pigeon’ Update Rewards Local Marketing

Google ‘Pigeon’ Update Rewards Local Marketing

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Google is rolling out yet another (infamous) update with the aim to improve the quality and relevance of search engine results, this time directly affecting local marketing. Although Google has not formally named the newest algorithm update, the online world has dubbed it the “pigeon” algorithm update due to its focus on local SEO search results. … Continued

Improve Site Security and Search Rankings

Improve Site Security and Search Rankings

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Many people don’t correlate site security with search engine rankings, but Google officials recently announced they are going to include site security measures among algorithm considerations for ranking sites. Google officials this month announced they are going to add SSL and HTTPS security protocols to the algorithm ranking signals that ultimately will improve the site … Continued

Landing Page Basics for Better SEO

Landing Page Basics for Better SEO

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Many online marketers make the mistake of slapping up web pages that aren’t fully optimized and many times not working properly and fail to meet their full potential when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO). When Google, Yahoo!, Bing and other search engines rank web pages for keyword relevancy, the pages have to be … Continued

Don’t Overlook Localized SEO Efforts

Don’t Overlook Localized SEO Efforts

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When it comes to geographically based search engine optimization (SEO) efforts, many people make the mistake of doing a shotgun strategy that greatly dilutes the effectiveness of their online marketing by not properly targeting the most likely market. Small businesses in particular need to focus much of their online marketing efforts for local communities rather … Continued

Don’t Overlook Imagery for Posts

Don’t Overlook Imagery for Posts

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Many people include a lot of text with their Web pages and social media posts, but they too often overlook the importance of including images to help drive home the message while also providing a better user experience. Current SEO trends place an importance on images, whether they are pictures, graphs, embedded videos or other … Continued

Don’t Let Them Think You’re Fake

Don’t Let Them Think You’re Fake

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When it comes to doing well on search engine results of any kind, the search engines themselves need assurances that a site is genuine and not an affiliate marketer or worse, a SPAM site. If a search engine is assured a site is a real and genuine destination on the World Wide Web, it will … Continued

SEO: Social Engine Optimization? Top 5 Reasons Infographic

SEO: Social Engine Optimization? Top 5 Reasons Infographic

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With conflicting information coming from the Mr. Google Spam (this video vs. this video), we wanted to flesh out some of the ways social media can benefit your search engine optimization efforts and decided to lay it out in this little infojpg to break it down for us. Share this Image On Your Site (copy … Continued

Content Marketing Strategy is Rising in Importance

Content Marketing Strategy is Rising in Importance

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Having a solid content marketing strategy is crucial. Although they are different, content marketing and SEO are becoming more intertwined and in some cases referred to synonymously. Basic use of keywords and pay-per-click marketing still have their place. But online marketers no longer can only focus efforts on keywords and bid up their rank. One … Continued

Marketers Need to Prepare for New Apple Search Engine – DuckDuckGo

Marketers Need to Prepare for New Apple Search Engine – DuckDuckGo

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Apple and its popular Mac computers hold between about 10 percent and 20 percent of the personal computer and laptop computer markets. But it holds a much firmer grip on the mobile phones and tablet markets, which have been growing in importance among marketers. But with Apple recently announcing plans to allow a new search … Continued

Why Google Loves Local Businesses

Why Google Loves Local Businesses

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Some years ago, bidding on keywords and ranking high on search engine results used to be relatively easy. Online marketers needed to simply mention a keywords a couple of times while providing virtually any content at all that was loosely related to the keyword search. Affiliate marketers dominated many search engine results, and business that … Continued

Using Heading Tags for Better SEO

Using Heading Tags for Better SEO

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Headers are fickle things. Sometimes they are wanted. Other times they aren’t. Aside from the fact that most successful blogs and websites use them, it’s a reasonable question for one to ask what use they have when it comes to search engine marketing. Other than to help break up and organize content, which make pages … Continued