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Determine the Right Metrics for Your Content Marketing

Spin Sucks

The post Determine the Right Metrics for Your Content Marketing appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Blogging Most Certainly Is Not Dead Four Elements of Successful Brand Storytelling How to Synchronize Your Content Marketing With an Editorial Calendar. Part of the reason people claim blogging is dead is because they're not tracking effectiveness.

How To Add Custom URL to Google Plus G+

Laurel Papworth

How to get a custom URL for Google Plus. with Google’s official version of a Facebook USERNAME. If you aren’t on Google Plus already you are mad. Given that Google has changed search engine optimisation (SEO) to include SMO (social media optimisation) and then allocated the greatest amount of points to Google Plus, you need to be on it.

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Guide to URL Shortening and Tracking for Social Media

Sprout Social

You put so much effort into creating great content that when something you share on social media doesn’t get a lot of clickthroughs, it can be confusing and even disheartening. When it comes to gaining traction on social media, creating high quality content is only half the battle. Everything from your headline and keywords to featured image and URL should be optimized. Bitly.

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Google+ for Your Business

yMarketingMatters

As promised in my blog post, Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business? , I am following up with an in-depth look at Google+. Google+ has an estimated 300 million active users  - far from the ghost town people believe it to be.  Statistics also show that Google+ is the second most actively used social platform boasting users in over 31 markets. Use it. Resources.

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How I do it : Bulk URL shortening for #socialmedia updates

Koka Sexton

What I want to focus on is a way that you can take all of the collected and curated content you have and generate customized shortened URLS for them so you can easily have the updates scheduled for social marketing activities across platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn. Bulk URL Shortening Tool for Social Marketing. 1. Get a copy of this URL shortening Google spreadsheet.

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Don’t Ignore SEO Strategy in Favor of Content

Spin Sucks

Content marketing has taken the business world by storm. From the mom-and-pop coffee shop to the global pharmaceutical giant, everyone’s using content and social media to reach and convert their core audiences. mean, it’s time consuming to pump out all of that content on a regular basis, right? The Google algorithms are driven primarily by keywords. Headline.

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Creating Google Plus Business Pages

Janet Fouts

Everybody’s been arguing over the value of Google Plus lately. Well, Google just changed the conversation in a big way and just in time. The announcement of Google pages for business came just in time to turn the whole argument on it’s head. As I scanned my Google Plus stream it quickly became clear that it was way more than that. How could we resist?

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Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

The blog that had linked to my post was for an ad agency’s blog…and it was a complete scrape of my content. When I visited more pages on the blog, I discovered their “content strategy” was to scrape content from PR Daily. There were posts by me, Shonali Burke , Brian Solis , some exclusive Ragan content, and other PR leaders. Every day. Sorry.”

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. Many of this year’s best posts about Google’s newest social platform were written early in the year. You can!

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. But the unfortunate reality is that with just about every Panda update well-established brands with good content get caught in the filter. Here’s an example of site that was hit by Panda 4.0

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9 Awesome Tools for Content Authors and Bloggers

Pamorama

Content marketing isn’t easy. Content Idea Tools. It’s not uncommon to find yourself racking your brain for killer content ideas. Portent’s Content Idea Generator. Enter a keyword or phrase and it will generate a title and also offer tips for improving the content itself: 2. Content Marketing Ideas Generator. Google Trends: Hot Searches.

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: Include Keywords in URLs

Bill Hartzer

They should also be found in your URLs. Here is what Matt Cutts says about Keywords in URLs: Your domain name is a big place to start. If you don’t think that keywords in your URLs are important, you need to find out some history about all of it. You also need to find out what the leader in search engines, Google, has to say about it. Search Engine Optimization

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SEO Strategies: Optimisation Ideas for Your Google+ Page

Mindjumpers

And, right now, Google+ is one of the dominating social networking sites. With that said, take the following aspects into mind while creating your Google+ page. When it comes to the “About” section, make sure that it includes relevant details about you or your company since Google search results use a line or two as a snippet or meta description.

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Boost Content with Science and Art

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich Last week, Paul Sutton  had a question about when to boost content. For instance, we always pay to boost content for our monthly webinar series on Facebook. The point is that we can have 54 more people at our monthly webinars by paying for a little content boost, which is neither lazy nor against what social is about. Open up Google Analytics.

How To Create a Presence on Google+

Mindjumpers

Tweet On November 7 2011, Google+ launched their highly anticipated pages. For long, Google’s message to business has been to “hold your horses”, while they were creating a proper solution for businesses and brands. Of course the reasons for having a Page on Google+ are those that we already know from Facebook: To build relations and to connect with your network. Angry Birds.

The Giant Robot Guide to Combining Marketing Tactics

Spin Sucks

Here’s a guide to combining marketing tactics with a single piece of content. SEO is about driving traffic over time , by indicating relevance to Google. Research keyphrases using the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. The link to the article should include tracking code generated by Google’s URL Builder. Today’s guest post is by Andy Crestodina. loved it.

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Eighteen Tricks to Save Time and Money On Content Marketing

Spin Sucks

When we talk about content marketing, the conversation often moves to return-on-investment. If we want to talk about “saving” as it relates to content marketing, we must talk of both elements. Luckily there are some great tools and strategies that will put you in a much better “place” as you focus on engaging, unique, entertaining, and educational content marketing. .

Your 16-Point Content Publishing Checklist

Convince & Convert

The same goes for publishing content. Here are my top 16 items to check before you push your content live for all the world to see. Content Is my title effective? Does my content have a main takeaway? ” Go back to English 101, and make sure you have a thesis for your content. Is my content useful? Is my content error-free? Your URL matters too!

How to Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible

Bill Hartzer

We just got word that Google’s AMP ( Accelerated Mobile Pages ) project is live. That means that if your website can serve up Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) versions of your content then you will probably see more traffic from mobile. Google will be encouraged to show your site more often in the mobile search results. So, how do you make your WordPress site compatible?

Some Google Changes and Google Plus Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

I have read a few “How to use Google Plus for Business” posts and presentations. They all focus on search results and the power of Google. While I do not have a Facebook Page, my Google Plus result comes up third in search: I did a test for Chobani and Pepsi. But it is safe to say Google Plus will rank for you if you have enough content. This is true.

Tips To Improve Performance in Google Shopping

Social Media Marketing

If you are an online shopping store owner looking to drive sales then Google Shopping is your best bet in that endeavor. Means currently setting up ad campaigns in Google Shopping is a profitable option. Here are some useful techniques which you can apply to boost performance in Google Shopping, including tips that can help you reduce your work time. Getting URLs is easy.

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Will Social Media Initiatives Change Your Google Ranking? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet SEO has been an essential part of brands’ online marketing strategies in the race towards top rankings on Google search. However, a new research reveals that social media engagement connected to a website can leverage a sizable rise (or even fall) in Google rankings independently from any SEO initiatives. Social media channels tested: Google+. About the research.

Google Expanded Sitelinks: Optimize Opening Text in META Description Tag

Adam Sherk

Google’s expanded sitelinks give sites greater exposure for branded searches and the ability to dominate the page one results above the fold. User reactions have been mixed so far (some find them overwhelming or borderline obnoxious) but Google is touting the user benefits and the expanded sitelinks appear to be here to stay.

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How to Use Predictive Content Analytics

Convince & Convert

If you’re serious about content marketing, you probably need two things for 2015: First, you need a content marketing strategy (I created a free framework about that right here ). Second, you probably need more content. 70% of B2B content marketers created more content in 2014 than 2013, and that trend will not be abating. That was a real eye-opener for me.

Google Quality Rater Guidelines 2014

Bill Hartzer

I just got ahold of the latest copy of Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines, with a date of March 2014. But, if you’re in the online marketing business, are an SEO, or own a website, then you really should take a look at the latest guidelines, if just to make sure that your website or your client’s website(s) are compliant with Google’s latest Quality Rater guidelines.

Backlinks Matter: Take Control of Them

Spin Sucks

In other words, once you’ve built a backlink , you have no power over its appearance or the URL on your site that it points to. What you want to do is include a kind of “middle-man” URL right in between the page that’s linking to you and your end landing page. However, instead of doing this, you can create a new URL through the Pretty Link plugin.

Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Google News Optimization Tips by Adam Sherk on September 3, 2009 This week Google put out a video to give publishers more information on how Google News works and how best to optimize for it. Duplication and Novelty Detection – More credit is given to original sources of content.

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Writing tricks for content marketers

Sherrilynne Starkie

Now when it comes to content marketing , writers need to know about search engines and how digital formats are impacting reader habits and preferences. For content marketers the task becomes more complex with the need to attract search engines as well as humans to a story. Google bots like short headlines that start with keywords and whose context matches that of the story.

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches

Buzz Marketing for Technology

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches. For millions of people Google is an indispensable search tool that they use every day, in all facets of their lives. From work or school, research, to looking up movies and celebrities to news and gossip, Google is the go-to search engine. If you cant remember any of these operators, you can always use Googles advanced search.

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7 Content Marketing Secrets to Increase Organic Traffic

Convince & Convert

Here’s a question for you: How effective is your content at driving traffic to your website ? If Even if your content is performing well, there’s always room for improvement. But Build Epic Cornerstone Content. But you can’t build long lasting links without quality content to link to. The same philosophy applies when you’re creating epic content, too. In Read on!

6 Chrome Extensions That Are Perfect for Content Marketers

SocialFish

Content marketers usually have a lot on their hands. They are responsible for content discovery, content curation and audience engagement for multiple accounts. Chrome extensions for content marketing are inexpensive, easy to use and serve a variety of purposes. They make life as a content marketer, easier and less stressful. Pocket. Snip.ly. Nimbus Screenshot.

The Most Common Google News Errors and How to Avoid Them

Adam Sherk

In working with publishers one of the things I’m most frequently asked to do is troubleshoot problems with Google News. Anyone on staff at a news or content site can attest to the importance of Google News and news search optimization. Not an approved source – site not showing up in Google News? quick way to check is to do a [site:domain] search in Google News.

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Social Fakers: What Do Numbers Mean these Days?

Spin Sucks

We were always led to believe social media success rests on the number of fans/followers; the number of views/impressions a piece of content generates as it carries across an ecosystem; and the number of positive mentions, ratings, and reviews. Because Google is no longer supporting Feedburner and some of you are not receiving your subscription),  we have switched to Feedblitz.

URL Be Sorry! Google Cuts Back on Top-ranking Exact-match Domains

ProBlogger

Regular Google users will know that one of the easiest ways to get a good ranking in its search results is for your web address to exactly match the search query. However, the latest comScore figures show that Google sites were responsible for 11.3 Poor quality content is already a no-no, as are paid links or those created by spamming blog comments and discussion forums.

How ‘Google AMP’ & ‘Facebook Instant Articles’ Integration With WordPress Will Transform The Internet?

Kikolani

It was probably because Google issued a signal way back in 2010 that website speed is soon going to be an important consideration for ranking going forward. It was then in October 2015 that Google announced its AMP project and made everyone’s obsession reaching a peak with their website speed, further making sure that Accelerated Mobile Pages don’t go a miss. What is ‘Google AMP’?

How to Enable Google Authorship Information with Better Author Bio Plugin

Shift Digital

With the advent of Google+, Google has begun encorporating Google+ Profile information within SERP (Search Engine Results Page) for both Google Web Search & Google News.   The best part is that you can choose where you want to show your profile. Set up authorship by linking your content to your profile. But if Google wants to now they can!

Google Rolls Out New Mobile Friendly Tag

Bill Hartzer

Google has started displaying new mobile friendly tag in the search results to show which sites are mobile-friendly and which sites are not. If you go to the mobile friendly test tool here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/ you can enter your URL, as I did: As you can see, though, the mobile friendly testing tool isn’t totally correct.

Google Analytics Social Reports Provide Huge Metrics Edge

Convince & Convert

recently waved Goodbye PostRank, Hello Google Social Reports at SmallBizTrends, breaking out five new reports designed to help you keep track of valuable social media insights. Thankfully, with the new Social reports from Google, we glean a lot more insights.  But to best use it, you must have Goals set up in Google Analytics. It’s a Google Alert directly in your Analytics.

Review of Content Marketing Measurement Platform Squeeze

Spin Sucks

Squeeze is a Sequentia product and the way they describe it is as: A new content marketing measurement platform designed to help marketers make better decisions, optimize their budgets, and deliver greater results. You can squeeze links for any of your content, as well as forms. It’s not an aggregation of content across the web. I have something new for you to try!

10 Reasons Businesses Will Start Using Google+ Communities in 2014

Convince & Convert

By now you may well have heard of Google+, and you think it is a ‘social media thing’, right? Sure, there is a social destination, but Google+ has tools for every business looking to increase engagement: a) Within their business itself, and b) To build relationships and develop loyal ‘fans’ of them and their brands. And you’ve heard all that nonsense about Google+ being a ghost town? Well, with over 150,000 communities with more than 10 people, and tens of thousands will thousands of members, Google+ is really happening. Why Use Google+ Communities? Simple. 5.