What is no longer working in social media: 2014 edition


Now, the action on your page is part of the criteria for getting ranked, according to my favorite source on video SEO, ReelSEO (get it? This post by Tinu Abayomi-Paul originally appeared on AGBeat and is reprinted here by permission. ———-.

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. There may be some things that you can improve, I’ve found a few things that I’m going to pay attention to from now on when I perform complex SEO Audits for clients.

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SEO Copywriting: 25 Best Practices for 2014

Writtent Blog

To the dismay of businesses and marketers, SEO copywriting best practices do not guarantee high SERP rankings. We’ve listed 25 of the best practices of 2014 below. All of them adhere to SEO and content creation guidelines. SEO has evolved. It can also improve SEO.

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NamesCon 2014: SEO, Search, New TLDs and Audience

Bill Hartzer

At the NamesCon conference here in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jason Hennessey from Everspark Interactive and Ruth Burr from Moz.com talk about SEO, search, and the new gTLDs. What will SEO look like in 3 years from now? They did a barter agreement for SEO and PR.

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5 Power Tips for Writing Killer Blog Headlines for SEO and People

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , blogging , Content Creation , Content Marketing , Social Media & SEO Tags: blogging , content marketing , seo and headlines , tips for good headlines , Write Great Headlines , writing great headlines How to write blog headlines that get found and shared!

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Do Social Signals Drive SEO?

Convince & Convert

There is so much speculation about how social media and SEO interact, but what’s the real story? There are three basic problems with this theory: Google has repeatedly denied that they are using social signals for SEO ranking purposes. Links are still a major driver of SEO.

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The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Cody Ward

They hear buzzwords like mobile marketing, SEO, retargeting, inbound marketing, or social media engagement. The post The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem appeared first on Puzzle Marketer.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

What do marketers rate as the single most valuable SEO tactic? 5 SEO Stats. More than half (53%) of marketers rank content creation as the single most effective SEO tactic. 57% of B2B marketers say SEO has the biggest impact on lead generation. SEO is #2.

11 Thought-Provoking Guides to Content Marketing for 2014

Webbiquity SMM

Content marketing remains a hot topic, as practitioners continue to ask questions, like: what are the hottest trends in content marketing for 2014? Leading Experts Predict The Content Marketing Trends for 2014 by Search Engine Journal.

Local SEO – Be Found!

Saying It Social

The post Local SEO – Be Found! NC SEO Wilmington Business Google Kristin Lubben Local search (Internet) Search engine optimization TripAdvisor Urbanspoon Wilmington North Carolina YellowPages Yelp Nearly 80-90% of all customers ''google'' businesses or check online reviews before making a purchase. How can you ensure your company will be found - in this case, your restaurant?

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30 Remarkable Content Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

And it continues to expand: 82% of marketers plan to increase their budgets for content marketing in 2014. In another study, 35% of marketing professionals worldwide cited content marketing as their leading focus in 2013, followed by social media (25%) and SEO (15%).

Bill Hartzer Weekly Update November 24, 2014

Bill Hartzer

I also spoke in the Majestic.com “tool time” session, along with Mel Carson from Majestic (formerly Majestic SEO). When Was Your Last SEO Audit? Feel free to get in touch with me if you’d like to talk about getting an SEO Audit done before the end of the year.

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SEO PowerSuite – Everything You Need for Your Website’s SEO


One thing that generally drives me nuts about SEO tools is the waiting game. For this review, I set up the Mac-version of SEO PowerSuite in ten minutes. The SEO PowerSuite Toolset. Now, let’s take a quick look at what each tool within the SEO PowerSuite can do for your SEO.

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6 Speakers You Shouldn’t Miss at Pubcon Austin 2014

Bill Hartzer

I’ll be presenting with Eric Enge on Social Signals and SEO , so make sure you don’t miss that one if you’re going to be attending the conference in Austin. I already mentioned my session with Eric Enge on Social Signals and SEO. SEO and SEM Tools and Services.

Bill Hartzer Weekly Update: October 18, 2014

Bill Hartzer

But, the SEO industry insiders are reporting that Google Penguin 3.0 Pubcon Las Vegas 2014. Here are the links to my presentations in case you weren’t able to attend my sessions (or the conference): SEO Fundamentals. Tomorrow’s SEO Today: Social Search and Beyond.

33 Speakers I Want To Meet at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014

Bill Hartzer

The PubCon Las Vegas 2014 conference is taking place from October 6, 2014 to October 10, 2014, where else? ” Here’s the list of speakers at PubCon Las Vegas 2014 that I just have to meet at this year’s Las Vegas conference: Marie Haynes – @Marie_Haynes.

21 People I Want to Hear Speak at Pubcon NOLA 2014

Bill Hartzer

The PubCon conference, being held in New Orleans March 17 to March 20, 2014 at the New Orleans Convention Center , is a great conference that I’m attending and speaking at next week. Christine Churchill – SEO, SEM, don’t miss her tools session this time.

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Bill Hartzer – Weekly Update October 27, 2014

Bill Hartzer

The post Bill Hartzer – Weekly Update October 27, 2014 appeared first on Bill Hartzer. Related posts: Bill Hartzer Weekly Update: October 18, 2014 Google Penguin Refresh this weekend, and a pricing bug found.

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Web CEO SEO Software Platform Review


You want to know the secret to a comprehensive SEO strategy? You and all SEO enthusiasts. Any successful SEO strategy requires a good deal of time on-page optimization, keyword research and other similar endeavors. But it’s not a secret.


Writtent Blog

That’s why SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has developed as an art form as well as its own niche; people want to know the “secret” of how to get to #1 and will devote time and/or money to do so. But some popular beliefs about SEO are just flat-out wrong.

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5 Defenses Against Negative SEO

Small Business Mavericks

Do you know what negative SEO is? It’s the manipulation of SEO techniques to damage a competitor’s rankings. ” So he wrote The Top Five Ways to Defend Against Negative SEO. There are a lot of ways that negative SEO can happen, and there’ll be a lot more that the black hat guys think up in the future. The Top Five Defensive SEO Weapons. ” I’d love to hear from you if you’ve experienced negative SEO.

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34 People I Want To Meet at ClickZ Live Toronto 2014

Bill Hartzer

This week, I’m doing “double duty” at the ClickZ Live Toronto conference, being held at the Eaton Centre from May 14 to May 16, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. I’m speaking about SEO Audits in the “Assess. Dave Rohrer – Senior SEO Strategist, Covario.

3 Things To Check When SEO Stalls

Small Business Mavericks

This is the scenario discussed in Mark Munroe’s presentation at SMX East 2014, a search marketing expo that Russell Savage reported on for Search Engine Land. Russell’s recap highlights three possible snags in your SEO strategy: De-Indexing Issues. SEO Can’t Be Completely Automatic. There’s a lot to keep in mind about SEO , but I think it’s comparable to cooking or driving a car. seo disasters

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Bill Hartzer: Weekly Update for October 13, 2014

Bill Hartzer

TopSEOs, a website that “lists” the top SEOs in the industry, appears to have been banned in Google. Pubcon Las Vegas 2014. SEO Fundamentals. Tomorrow’s SEO Today – Social Search and Beyond from Bill Hartzer.

Search & Social – Understanding the Interdependence


SEO and social media can no longer operate in silos, as each discipline has become reliant on its counterpart, in order to achieve the greatest potential. Is your search and SEO team always updated on the language and keywords used by your customers?

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Merry Christmas! A Final 2014 Weekly Update from Bill Hartzer

Bill Hartzer

This will be my last weekly update in 2014, so I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. A Final 2014 Weekly Update from Bill Hartzer appeared first on Bill Hartzer.

Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference – An Event Not to Miss!

Webbiquity SMM

” The full-day conference will feature an impressive array of speakers this year, leading sessions on topics ranging from social community management, social marketing analytics , social media advertising, and content marketing, to social SEO and brand evangelism.

How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.

Adam Sherk

To find out, I used SimilarWeb PRO to pull 2014 YTD figures for 80 major news sites representing a cross-section of print, broadcast and digital news organizations. Here are the 80 sites ranked by total news search visits from January-November 2014: Site News search visits.

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Bill Hartzer Weekly Update – December 7, 2014

Bill Hartzer

Domain Name SEO Search Engine Registration scam, Google SERPs Instagram Date Mistake, 7Search Accused of Traffic Stealing. Domain SEO Service Registration Scam. First they say it’s for SEO but then they say it’s for search engine submission. https://www.billhartzer.com/pages/domain-seo-service-registration-corp-domain-registration-scam/. When Was Your Last SEO Audit?

Domain SEO Service Registration Corp. Domain Registration Scam

Bill Hartzer

Unfortunately, there are still people out there, like Domain SEO Service Registration Corp., By adding in the word “SEO” to the title of this scam, they make it sound as if the “Domain SEO Service Registration Corp.” Domain SEO Service Registration Corp.

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Will 2015 Be The Year SEO Dies?

Small Business Mavericks

As I look at the increasing number of predictions for next year, one that keeps popping up is the idea that SEO is dead. Here’s My SEO Prediction For 2015. SEO is growing up. This is what I see in SEO. How are the changes in SEO affecting your marketing? SEO for Small Business linkbuilding predictions for 2015 SEO seo is dead

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5 Things To Keep In Your SEO List For 2015

Small Business Mavericks

As the 2014 year wraps up, the predictions and lists for 2015 are starting to roll out. B2C has a good look at SEO in 2015: the 5 Essential Elements of a Successful Strategy by Keely McGroarty, and I think some of these should make it on to your list next year: Responsive design — because mobile is only going to be more prevalent in the future. What Is On Your SEO List? What is on your SEO list for 2015? SEO for Small Business responsive websites SEO

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59 Killer Content Marketing Stats: 2014 Edition

Writtent Blog

57% of marketers report custom content is their top marketing priority for 2014. The top 5 content marketing goals in 2014 are brand awareness, lead generation, customer acquisition, thought leadership, and engagement. 58% of B2B marketers will spend more on content in 2014.

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What About PDFs and SEO?

Small Business Mavericks

While it’s true that a lot of PDF content isn’t the greatest SEO content, it’s not true that PDF documents are bad to have on your site if there are good reasons for PDFs to be there. An article at Search Engine Land details the pros and cons of PDFs for SEO. You want a URL/filename that makes sense and is SEO-rich. Practice Good SEO. PDFs and SEO work fine together as long as the PDF is optimized for SEO.

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Manual vs. Automated SEO: Which Is Right for You?

Convince & Convert

As you may already know, search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the cheapest ways to drive highly targeted traffic to a website. With good on-page and off-page SEO, your website can take high positions on the SERPs thus driving a large amount of traffic to your website.

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Insider Local SEO Tips

Small Business Mavericks

Greg Gifford, a self-described “Local SEO geek”, just put out a timely guide titled Everybody Needs Local SEO on the Moz Blog. He knows what he’s talking about because he does hyper-local SEO and manages social media for car dealerships all over the country. Basic Local SEO. Here’s the categories in the guide: Seven site elements for local SEO — tags, meta descriptions, embedded maps, etc. The Reason Why Local SEO Is Important.

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SEO Firm Impersonates Google, Claims Local Listing to be Deleted

Bill Hartzer

In a post on the Local Search Forum, Linda Buquet explains what disturbed her about the call she received from the SEO firm: I started off saying to him: The recording said my listing is in danger of being deleted or something?

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How To Waste Your SEO Efforts

Small Business Mavericks

Content Should Live Up To SEO Expectations. It really isn’t “SEO vs content” because we need both to be successful online as a business. The SEO strategies you employ are the indication that your site will fulfill the searcher’s requirements — but the site must live up to that expectation or all the efforts you put into search engine optimization are useless.

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So What About The Tech Stuff In SEO?

Small Business Mavericks

There’s been a lot of talk about content, the importance of quality content, content being king, and content wiping out the old way of doing SEO. So I was interested to see what Searchmetrics had to say about SEO Ranking Factors for 2014 in the Google-US. This is basic SEO stuff, right? The technology of SEO is a bit complicated, sure, but it allows the search engines to understand what is on our site.

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10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda

Adam Sherk

Like it or not, taking a preemptive approach against Panda and other forms of algorithmic filtering has become a fundamental part of SEO.

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In 2014, Are Free Link Exchanges Still Acceptable?

Bill Hartzer

In 2014, is it still okay to participate in a free link exchange? From: “Brian Baker” Date: Tue, July 1, 2014 3:42 pm. Not only should you RUN AWAY from cheap SEO services, you should also RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN when someone offers free SEO services.

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SEO for Web Developers

Bill Hartzer

The topic was SEO for Web Developers or simply SEO for Developers. I’ve embedded the video below: Here is the official explanation of the video, and a description of the presentation: As web developers, we know that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is important when building a website. But what parts of SEO is important, and what parts of on-site SEO can be ignored? The post SEO for Web Developers appeared first on Bill Hartzer.

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How Google Brought SEO Back to the United States

Bill Hartzer

Before the Google Penguin algorithm existed, and before article writing & guest blog posting was penalized, many website owners outsourced their SEO. Much of this low quality SEO was automated, and that’s why it was so cheap.

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