The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project—and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. Angie is also a Search Engine Watch columnist and speaks at national events including SMX, SES, and OMS.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. New Edition of the Ranking Factors for 2011 is Now Live !:

Trending Sources

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Increased search engine visibility, targeted traffic and enhanced brand image are just a few of the benefits of business blogging. Among the findings: • If you don’t have a blog yet, 2011 is the year to start one.

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Search Engine Rankings for September 2011

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. Search Engines

Attending & Speaking At Search Engine Strategies 2011

Jason Yormark

I’m definitely looking forward to attending at Search Engine Strategies in New York next week. It will be my return to a show I attended quite often during my tenure at Microsoft Advertising. This time around I’ve gotten the folks over at SES to actually put me on stage where I will be speaking on a panel for the Social Media Solutions On A Budget session that I actually pitched and had accepted. For those of you attending, I would love your support and feedback.

What Affects The Search Engines - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

In the online world, Search Engines are critical. Knowledge of Search Engines form an important part of Social Media professional's day to day activity. It is critical that you understand what a Search Engine is looking for and how best you can make use of the opportunity. While you do understand the important criteria of the Search Engine you need to keep in mind that the algorithms are updated and changed constantly. Search Engines also look at MetaTags.

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 30 of the best articles and blog posts on Facebook marketing of 2011. How To Make a Facebook List (& 6 Ways To Use Them) by Search Engine People.

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The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.

Blog Tip – Write For Your Readers, Not The Search Engines

SocMed Sean

Before we ever dive into the technology behind their blog, I like to explore their content and their attitude toward the search engines. The problem is, what if the search engine spiders like your content, but your readers don’t?

What's The Best Discovery Engine? | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

» What’s The Best Discovery Engine? Until Bing called itself a “decision engine,&# not many people had heard that term. And I’d wager to say the same thing about “discovery engine,&# though I like that term. About Us What’s a Maverick?

Hide Facebook Profile from Search Engines

Ari Herzog

I allow the global Facebook community to find me, read my personal profile updates and comment when inspired; but I disable my profile from being indexed by search engines. I am a Facebook oxymoron.

25 Important Search Engine Optimization Mistakes to Fix Right Now

Bill Hartzer

When it comes to optimizing your web site for the search engines , search engine optimization, there are a lot of things that you can do that will hurt your search engine rankings. There are quite a bit more SEO mistakes on my search engine optimization audit list.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

5 Ways Twitter Can Be Leveraged for B2B Search Engine Marketing by Search Engine Watch. 5 Great Twitter Track Tools to Organize Followers by Search Engine Journal. The 11 Twitter Tools and Apps I Use Every Day in 2011 by Business2Community.

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Top 10 Search Engine Optmization Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

This year, though, I thought that I would come up with a new list, the Top 10 Search Engine Optimization Blunders of 2011. This year was especially good for search engine optimization mistakes and blunders–and I had to narrow down the list quite a bit.

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Looking Back on the Year of the Panda: Google Algorithm Changes

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

According to Search Engine Land , some domains saw a 94% loss in visibility, and others were left picking up the pieces after they lost 80% of their keyword positions. queries according to Search Engine Land. Marketing Search Engine Optimization algorithm google panda seo

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11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. After 9 years of Search Engine Marketing – I think it is safe to say any keyword you are going to buy is maxed out when it comes to the Google AdWords auction process.

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How To Promote Your Business In 2011 | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

3 Ways A Blog Helps You SEO-Wise » How To Promote Your Business In 2011 When it comes to promoting a small business, you have to prepare for changes. Here are some of the most effective strategies for promoting a business in 2011. About Us What’s a Maverick?

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 2011 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Kikolani

Search Engines / SEO. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup.

Interacting With Search On Search Engines - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

The knowledge of what your Target Audience is keying into search engines is like a little magic wand in your hands. People go to the Search Engines like Google.com and type in the word that directly represents what they are looking for. It is interesting to note as to how people search on the Internet. Once you know how people search your category based information then you can easily adhere to their requirements. This is how you can use SEO to the fullest.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

” How To Use LinkedIn To Improve Organic Visibility by Search Engine Land. While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing.

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Include Keywords in URLs

Bill Hartzer

You also need to find out what the leader in search engines, Google, has to say about it. That began to change though in 2005 and there were plenty of other elements that the search engine Google was basing ranks on. Search Engine Optimization

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Search Engine Optimization: Anchor Text Flows Just Like PageRank

Bill Hartzer

As someone who has been actively creating and optimizing web pages for the search engines since 1996, I have always been curious when it comes to everything related to Search Engine Optimization. I get even greater satisfaction when I can find something that I believe is useful to other people and I can point it out–especially to my colleagues in the Search Engine Optimization industry. relied primarily on on-page content for search engine rankings.

Link Love Monthly: Best of January 2011

SocialFish

I can’t find you: Search Engine Optimization Basics for Associations (Part 1) – Ray Van Hilst. Deconstructing Your Social Business Plan For 2011 – David Armano. The 10 Reasons Integration Is Crucial In 2011 – Gini Dietrich.

The Status of Search Engine Optimization: April 2011 Edition

Bill Hartzer

As you may or may not know, I have been practicing search engine optimization since 1996. So, right now, in April 2011, what is the status of Search Engine Optimization? Over the years, we have had a lot of updates and changes in the Search Engine Optimization industry. That’s related to the search engine market share of Google versus Bing.com. Search Engine Optimization. So, what should you focus on right now, today, in April 2011?

Search Engine Optimization: Anchor Text and Internal Links

Bill Hartzer

When it comes to search engine optimization and optimizing your web site, the anchor text of your internal links, anchor text of those links are important. Most search engines give a great deal of weight to the use of anchor text. Search Engine Optimization

HOW TO: Guide to Performing Website Audits

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Onsite optimization of websites is the most important factor in ranking better in search engine results. Bolding and italicizing text within paragraphs will show importance of the phrase to search engines. This will help search engines better understand the content.

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Best Quora Guides and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

According to Compete.com, traffic to the site did fall off sharply in February and March of 2011 after an initial surge, but has rebounded to new highs since then (though half a million unique visitors per month isn’t particularly impressive for a social media site).

Search Engine Optimization: 5 Important SEO Ranking Factors

Bill Hartzer

It would appear that many search engines are trying to gauge the relative influence of Facebook and Twitter users, and as the report puts it: “These changes could lead to likes becoming as important as links in the algorithms.” Search Engine Optimization

Mix of Social Media Trends 2011

johnbell.typepad.com

Digital Influence Mapping Project Home About John Speaking & Events Papers Contact Archives Links Useful Tools December 28, 2010 My Mix of Social Media Trends 2011 It's trendy to write a "trends" post at the end of the year. I see many indicators that that will change in 2011.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

It’s mostly a playground for engineers and marketers. You use Google as your search engine, Chrome as your browser, YouTube to watch videos, and Google Reader to read blogs. ” How to Implement Google +1 Button for Social Sharing by Search Engine People.

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24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Top 10 Blog Directories 2011 by SEO Wizardry. Writing that “Blog Directories add an important element to your web site traffic generation and search engine optimization programs,” Peter Hollier lists and links the top 10 blog directories along with their Alexa ranks.

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Search Engine Market Share for December 2011

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases their search engine rankings, the search engine market share, for the previous month. So, since it’s January 2012, we are now seeing the search engine market share for December 2011.

How to Hire Your SEO Partner

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There are two enormous issues with search engine optimization that hinder your ability to zero in on the right partner: Rapidly changing, constantly evolving rules. Marketing Search Engine Optimization seoThis is a guest post by Brad Schorr.

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Search Engine Optimization Firms Like RankPay Still Hurting SEO Industry

Bill Hartzer

I am still amazed that search engine optimization firms like RankPay are still relying on what I would call shady marketing techniques like sending UCE Spam (UCE stands for Unsolicited Commercial Email), trying to get more search engine optimization business.

Search Engine Optimization 101: Title Tags on Web Pages

Bill Hartzer

There are many ways you can get your Search Engine Optimization efforts to pay off. The title tag of any web page will help you to get better rankings with the search engines. This means a great deal of weight is put on that title tag by the various search engines.

Is Your Business Worth An Extra Hour Per Week? 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Blog

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Blogging Business Marketing Search Engine Optimization Social Media Google revenue seoThis is a guest post by Preston Ehrler. As a business owner, do I really have time to blog? I’m a business owner too, and I realize that we are already pressed to our limits for time.

39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Among the hard numbers he lists: according to a social media industry study , 72% of companies active in social media report higher website traffic, 62% say it has improved search engine rankings, and 48% say it has increased sales. YouTube etiquette for 2011 by iMedia Connection.

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: Check Your External Links

Bill Hartzer

It can also result in your site dropping in terms of where it is placed on the search engine rankings. Links are a vital resource for effective search engine optimization, but they can also hurt you if they aren’t good links. Search Engine Optimization

Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

How To Use Occupational Targeting In Facebook For B2B Leads & Sales by Search Engine Land. As it approaches one billion users, Facebook has evolved from a site where friends and family share photos to an online marketing juggernaut rivaling Google.

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The Biggest Trend in 2011? Our Continued Laziness.

Direct Marketing Observations

Why do you think YouTube is the #2 search engine in thw world? YouTube as a search engine. I don’t think anyone anticipated YouTube being known primarily as a search engine, let alone the #2 search engine behind Google, but clearly the masses have spoken.