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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Information on the Move: Infographic vs. Infogif

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Information is thrown at us in so many shapes and forms these days that we are on overload. This poses a problem for us in receiving information because it is all vying for our attention. The challenge for those who want us to pay attention to their information is to make the information they throw at … Continued

Tracking Search Engine Site Referrals

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Most businesses now must have a presence online in order to extend their marketing reach and draw in the maximum amount of potential customers, clients and others. But when using search engine marketing (SEO) strategies and tactics, many modern marketers make the mistake of not tracking the types of traffic their SEO campaigns are bringing … Continued

Beware of SEO Spammers!

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Few things get under my skin, and even fewer things get under my skin so much that I have to write about them. But guys who use spam to acquire leads… grrr…. From time to time our clients forward me what appear to be very real emails that they received, in the which claim to … Continued

Article Submission as SEO Technique – Can It Still Work for You?

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Article submission as an organic SEO technique can still work, sort of. The old days of submitting articles to a bunch to e-zines are over. Article submission websites as they became much less effective after some of the more recent Google updates. There are ways to make article submission, in a somewhat different outfit, work, … Continued

The Why and How of White Paper Writing: Tips for Success

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The term “white paper” used to refer to a government document designed to explain certain governmental policies.  Over time however, the term has come to refer to a document that explains pretty much anything, most often something that someone is trying to sell.  To this effect, it has become a powerful marketing tool in many … Continued

How to do White Hat Link Building – With a Little Black Hat Too

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I don’t need SEO! In a perfect world, there is no need for search engine optimization. That’s right, no need. That’s because in a perfect world your website would be so incredibly popular and be full of awesome content that you would naturally rank for the terms that are important to the success of your … Continued

Building Links Part 2: Track the Money Honey

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We’ve established that link building has changed.  It has to be done differently.  We have yet to discuss one of the changes that needs the most attention however.  It is now imperative to track where links come from, and not just for penalty purposes.  Of course if you have tons of links to your page … Continued

Building Links Part 1: The New World of Link Building – Broken Links

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Some are saying link building is thing of the past, but that isn’t entirely true. In fact, link building is as important as it ever was, but for different reasons. There is a different ideology behind successful link building these days, and it has to be handled differently to account for that. Out with the Old … Continued

SEO That Lasts

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SEO is going to change. It is a changing world, and Google makes certain SEO “rules” change multiple times in any given year. The question is how are you going to keep up? I mean, you can’t revamp your website every time a new algorithm comes out, right? You could, but then the whole point … Continued

The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up WordPress SEO by Yoast Plugin

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NEWLY UPDATED GUIDE FOR VERSION 2.2.1 Here we will review all of the default settings to use with the WordPress SEO by Yoast Plugin (Version 1.5.2.8). A lot of the settings have great explanations right under it, so I’ll try to keep my notes specific only to things that can’t be found on the plugin already. WordPress … Continued

SEO Challenges in the New Year

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The new year is bringing with it new SEO challenges. What is coming and what is a business to do about it? Embrace the changes. Adjust. Realize that the work required will ultimately result in better content and a better World Wide Web. This all translates into better income, but it is going to take … Continued

Better Content for SEO

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With all the changes 2013 brought to SEO, the same theme runs through them all. Content is king. Better content for SEO means a few different things. Some will not have to change a thing. They may have always focused on content and those few are set. Others will be in big trouble. They worried … Continued

How to Set Up Google Webmaster Tools

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Looking to add your website to Google but not sure where to start? Google has provided a pretty awesome tool for making sure your site is indexed in the search engines, as well as providing tons of information about the health of your website in regards to your search engine rankings. What tool is that … Continued

Five Keys to Successful Content Marketing

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Is 2014 the year of content marketing for your business? If it isn’t, maybe it should be! As digital marketing continues to expand and evolve, it’s all about content. But developing a content marketing strategy that’s effective as well as adaptable can be intimidating. That’s why we’re simplifying the process for you. By integrating these … Continued