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10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda

Adam Sherk

Google Panda was designed to go after sites with a high volume of thin or low-quality content (among other things) in an effort to improve the overall strength of the search results. The types of sites vary but most are trusted, authoritative brands with large audiences that have produced quality, popular content for years. Here’s an example of site that was hit by Panda 4.0

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White House Creates Crowdsourcing Site

Spin Sucks

This week, on Inside PR , Joe Thornley , Martin Waxman , and I talk about We the People , a new crowdsourcing site from the U.S. Yes, you read that correctly. A new crowdsourcing site from the U.S. You share your petition on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, your blog, etc., Sites such as  Starbucks and HP use for ideas and innovation from their customers.

How to Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible

Bill Hartzer

Google will be encouraged to show your site more often in the mobile search results. So, how do you make your WordPress site compatible? Here’s how to make your WordPress Site Google AMP compatible. Luckily it only took me about two minutes to make this site, BillHartzer.com, compatible so that it serves up an AMP-compatible page. Next, log into WordPress.

WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?

Idaconcpts

Most websites these days have massive amounts of content that must be managed for the smooth functioning of the site. Even more interesting, Drupal is preferred by sites that have high traffic numbers. However, 60 million sites run WordPress making it by far the most popular free CMS package. If you can master it, you can build just about any site that you can imagine.

6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of

SocialFish

So my new thing is curated news sites.  Or curated stories, as they are not all “news” per se. During my time off of blog reading, I discovered (or rediscovered) a bunch of new curation sites, some of which have now become my “morning newspaper time”  I though you might be interested in checking them out for yourself. Anyway. It was a breaking point.

Business Listing Sites For Australia

Social Media Marketing

Thanks for visit on blog Listing your website on quality website is the best way to enhance the reputation of your website, also it is the great way to increases your Search Result on Search Engine. These all websites are web-master Approved.

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Google Showing Multiple Domains in SERPS for Site: Command

Bill Hartzer

Google is showing multiple domain names in its search results when the site: command is used if domains pointing to the main domain include the canonical tag. The screen capture above shows more than one domain for a site:billhartzer.com search. In the case of my site, there’s an old blog post here: Why Boosting Audience Retention With Video Will Do Wonders For Your Business.

How to Create Content for Your Site that Your Readers Will Love

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Don’t forget that customers, potential customers, media, and potential business partners are all visiting your web site. Without good content, you are less likely to impress visitors to your web site, and it is harder to convert. What do visitors to your site want? How do visitors to your site know that what you offer will be useful to them in some way? Like this post?

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What Happens After People Get To Your Site

Katie Lance

What Happens When People Click to Your Site? After you apply Katie’s great strategies and tactics for social media, what happens when people arrive at your site? You worked hard to get new site visitors. Things You Need to Do to Prepare Your Site for New Visitors. 1. Decide What You Want New Site Visitors To Do When They Arrive. Here are…. Create Your Page.

What Happened When I Removed the Blogroll from My Site

Bill Hartzer

14 days ago, I decided to perform an interesting experiment here on my site, where I completely removed the blogroll. These were sitewide links to highly trusted sites, all on-topic links. Here’s what happened 14 days after I removed the blogroll links from my blog. typically link out to appropriate sites and even Twitter profiles and other posts when I’m writing.

Which Social Media Sites Are The Riskiest?

Small Business Mavericks

According to one survey , Facebook is the riskiest social media site for businesses online. 43% of businesses found video sharing sites to be slightly risky. Company and third-party blogs are considered less risky than Twitter or Facebook, which indicates that businesses are warming up to blogging. LinkedIn is considered slightly risky by 43% of businesses and not risky by 35%, making it more trusted than Facebook, Twitter, video sharing sites, or blogs. It’s not really surprising. But the rest of the results of the survey are quite interesting.

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7 Ways to Find Epic Blog Writers for Your Site

Writtent Blog

It’s not a secret anymore that creating quality content is a priority for any business willing to grow their blog and get more customers. It may seem challenging but in fact it’s quite easy if you try these 7 ways to find great blog writers for your blog. 1. Blogging can be a great challenge for those who haven’t done this before. Great! How to manage it?

3 Ways to Improve Your Site’s User Retention

Convince & Convert

In addition, when such campaigns feature hashtags and other social elements, they have the ability to go viral fast—attracting more and more people to visit your site and encouraging them to stay and explore. Many blogs and online publications are weary of conversation. highlight to tweet) Community gives your users a sense of belonging and a reason to visit your site.

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Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

Spin Sucks

We created an editorial calendar and everyone was responsible for blogging, from the interns on up through me. Our goal was to blog about the silly things people do to hurt the perception of the PR industry and perpetuate the “spin doctor” image. So I’ve created a list of eight things to consider while you’re blogging. Was. A. Disaster. Link to people.

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Reducing Cognitive Load: The Best UX Design for Your Community Site

SocialFish

This excellent post is by Molly Talbert and originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog.  It’s reposted for SocialFish with permission. And you definitely don’t want this to happen to your community members when they use your site. Good UX makes a site easier and more intuitive to use. Now ask yourself which aspects of those sites you can adopt. Why was it so bad?

120 Marketing Tactics for Blogs

Pamorama

Part of a good content marketing strategy, blogging helps you position yourself as an expert in your area. . Successful blogs play a pivotal role in delivering your brand message, and help drive sales without using traditional hard-sell tactics. steps for creating a successful blog. The key to successful blogging is creating content that your target audience wants to read.

SEO Mega-Checklist: 75 steps to increased visibility for your site (infographic)

Socialmedia.biz

To help address this issue, we’ve put together a checklist of 75+ actionable On-page & Off-page SEO strategies  that, if incorporated correctly, can improve your site’s ranking in the search engine results. sitemap not only speeds up search engine indexing, but it also informs Google quickly about any changes on your site. Place Your Site’s Content Above The Fold.

How to Future Proof Your Website or Blog

Idaconcpts

Your SEO is only one part of your website, and every aspect of your site or blog is potentially vulnerable to changes made by Google but also in technology in general. If you run a blog or a website then you work in the tech industry, and that’s an industry that is notoriously fast moving. So how do you protect your site against the future in other ways? Devices.

Social Media - A Site That Tells Your Age In Your Photo!

Social Media Network Marketing

Microsoft engineers Corom Thompson and Santosh Balasubramanian developed the site to test out the company's new face-detection API. More than 35,000 tried it just in the first few days to see if the site could guess their age and gender. Join Me On TSU - The Social Media Site! Add Your Site For FREE! Here is a website that tells you your age. PervaraKapadia 2. Over 3.5

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Moving Site from Static Home Page to Latest Posts

Bill Hartzer

Well, as you probably know, or at least if you read my blog (this site), or follow it, you’ll know by now that I’m always testing various things on the site. I was one of the first ones to move to HTTPs, for example, and even tracked my rankings and traffic…just to show that moving to HTTPs helps, and doesn’t hurt, traffic and rankings. Blogging

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7 Ways to Spot Epic Copywriters for Your Site

Writtent Blog

Not just a website, but one that is active (check out the blog), was obviously professionally developed, and makes you feel confident about procuring their services. Is the copy on the site  effective ? Are their own sites visible? 5. If you run a search on their name, you might come across guest posts, blog comments, forum discussions, etc. Image source. They follow up.

Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass

Spin Sucks

Today we launch our very first (hopefully of many) online course… The Modern Blogging Masterclass. What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass? What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass, you ask? How to use traffic sources to drive the right traffic (and prospects) to your site. The post Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass appeared first on Spin Sucks.

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Five Ways to Draw Traffic to a Blog Post

Webbiquity SMM

As buyers spend more time with online articles, blog posts and reviews, and rely less on advertising for product information , companies have quickly caught onto the fact that they need great content to attract new customers and retain their current ones. Here are five methods you can use to get your blog posts more exposure amongst your audience and beyond.

Look At Your Site Through A First-Time Reader’s Eyes

Spin Sucks

On Sunday, I was stalking Ricardo Bueno’s blog , which I was introduced to when Social Media Examiner did their 17 ways to grow your blog post earlier this month. He wrote a post last week called, “ Watch how first-time readers use your blog.&#. Sundays are my days to test different things ( website optimizer and Crazy Egg are next weekend) on the blog (shhhh!

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How To Engage On Sites Using Facebook’s New Commenting Plugin

Dave Fleet

We’ve already looked at the pros and cons of the Facebook commenting plugin for businesses considering implementing the plugin on their sites. Do they just avoid commenting on sites using this plugin? Maintains engagement on sites with Facebook commenting plugin installed. Maintains engagement on sites with Facebook commenting plugin installed. What’s yours?

How to Promote Blog Posts: 200+ Ideas from Eight Experts

Webbiquity SMM

Company blogs have become virtually essential, and very powerful, component of digital marketing. In addition to their SEO benefits and role in maximizing web presence for brands , blogs produce sales and leads. Which blog post promotion tactics are most effective? Is it still worthwhile to get listed in blog directories, and if so, which ones?

The End Of Blogging?

Twist Image

The other week, I celebrated 12 years of blogging (not a typo). have posted anywhere from four to seven items a week, over on my Six Pixels of Separation blog , every week. To know me, is to know that I am still deeply passionate about my blog, writing and the digital publishing experience. I was there when it first started (remember Blogger ), embraced the power of RSS feeds (remember those?), For years, we've been seeing the "conversation" shift from the comments section on blogs to places like Facebook, Twitter , Snapchat , YouTube and beyond. my blog)?

Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!

SocMed Sean

What to do…It’s 2012 and you’ve been blogging for almost a year now with no success. To add insult to injury, your Google analytics show that you get about 25 visitors to your blog every day, and you’re pretty sure that you, your family, and the GoogleBot account for about half of those. Maybe it's time to give up and pull the plug on that blog.

Know About Social Bookmarking Sites - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

In the online world of Social Media we have the well known sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so on. In this same world we have sites that enable you to share the various pages and blogs that may be of interest to you. These sites enable you to share links of pages / sites / blogs that you would like to recommend. Social Bookmarking sites are handy at two levels. There are various sites that enable Social Bookmarking. Post your registering you can then onwards start to post links of pages, blogs etc that you would like to share.

Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk

SocialFish

Both are focused on cracking a website’s login details in order to obtain administrative access, and involve simply trying out thousands of passwords until the right ones are found.  (The latter targets those sites that hadn’t changed their user login from ‘admin’ – the default). As with any software, if it’s not updated regularly, WordPress can be susceptible to attack. Any other tips?

The “Facebook for Business” Site: An Official Step-by-Step Guide to Facebook

Mindjumpers

On our blog, sharing the newest changes and opportunities available on the most predominant social networks is a big part of our editorial mindset. Yesterday, Facebook introduced their newly designed site that guides businesses through the many possibilities of Facebook Pages. have taken a look at what it has to offer. Four easy steps. Theoretically. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4.

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The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites

www.fastcompany.com

Expert Blog. The Secret, Selfish Side Of Social-Curation Sites. This blog is written by a member of our expert blogging community and expresses that experts views alone. ); Copyright 1997-2007 Omniture, Inc. More info available at [link] -->. Fast Company. Subscribe. Newsletter. Search. Stumbleupon. linkedin. Google+. ); Co.DESIGN. Co.CREATE. Co.EXIST. Co.LEAD. TECHNOLOGY. MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES. MAGAZINE. BY Expert Blogger Brian Andreas | 03-08-2012 | 3:00 PM. Here’s my beef with social platforms today: I don’t think they’re very social at all. So whats next?

My Blog is Changing Direction

Ari Herzog

If you subscribed to my blog to learn insights and strategies about the digital landscape, you may notice a change in focus. I’m straying from writing about social networking, digital marketing, cloud computing, and internet tools; and toward societal issues around online privacy, security, and overall open government. This is to create an obvious home for my pending campaign site.

50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock

Spin Sucks

I’m taking a few days of vacation time (before Patti Knight kills me) so we went through the 2010 most popular blog posts and updated a couple to run here again. It’s interesting to go back and look at both what I was reading two years ago and where I was getting blogging ideas. 50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock. Run  polls and surveys  on your blog.

Six Tips for a Blog Redesign

Spin Sucks

Look at Seth Godin’s blog. He does nothing more than plop 200 words down with a headline in a running column, and his blog attracts a gazillion readers. Having just bulldozed my own with a storytelling blog redesign, I’d like to share some thoughts that came out of the experience. Consider the various ways your blog potentially engages with the reader. Blog Redesign.

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Is Your Blog On LinkedIn?

Small Business Mavericks

By this time, I hope you have been convinced that adding a blog to your site has great potential for enhancing your marketing efforts, adding to your site’s authority, and increasing your audience. But where is your blog being seen? Business2Community & Business.com ask a good question: “ Should You Be Blogging On LinkedIn? ” We know that LinkedIn is probably the most important professional site to be networking on right now, because it’s where all the professionals are. Posting on LinkedIn is Great Exposure.

Introducing Our Niche Site Case Study (With a Twist)

Viper Chill

With the launch of a brand new niche site case study where I build a website from scratch and share the results with you all, in public, via this website. Both from the success of the sites they built and the reactions from their audience. The Original Idea. I get asked fairly frequently about whether I would be interested in working with someone to help them build a niche site.

How to Make a QR Code for Your Web Site

Bill Hartzer

My friend Josh just reminded me this morning that I had not set up a QR Code for my blog yet. have to admit that I have heard of and actually used QR codes, but I have not taken the time to actually set up a QR code for my blog. Here is how to set up a QR code for your web site or for any web page for that matter. What exactly is a QR Code? How to Make Up a QR Code. Tweet This!

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How Social Media Examiner Became the Biggest Site in Social

Convince & Convert

Mike_Stelzner Tweet This From his blog , to his podcast , to the yearly Social Media Marketing World conference his team puts together, one cannot argue that Mike Stelzner , CEO/Founder of  Social Media Examiner , is a leading voice on all things social media. His blog alone has about 10 million people a year visiting and 340,000 email subscribers who get an email from him every day.

8 Basic Yet Necessary Tools or Plugins for your Site

Idaconcpts

There are many basic, yet overlooked, tools and plugins that you can add into your website arsenal to add functionality and intention to your business or personal site. While these are a totally different beast than going the advertising campaign way, there’s still something to be said for having an extremely functional and user friendly site for brand recognition. Tweet This!

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