Content Marketing, Social Advertising, and SEO: Which Is Most Important?

Simply Measured

Still others, despite the drastic changes to Google’s algorithm, say that a website is worthless without SEO. . It takes great content, a social plan, AND mindfulness of SEO best practices to make it out there. Content Marketing vs. SEO – Battle Round 1.

8 Critical SEO and Digital Marketing Opportunities

Adam Sherk

I’ve been enjoying a needed break from blogging this year but I thought it was time to pop my head up and share some thoughts. So I put together a round-up of current SEO and digital marketing trends that offer good opportunities for publishers.

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Why Your Blog Needs SEO

ProBlogger

In the second part of our three-part series on the What, How and Why of SEO and how it relates to your blog, we’ll be exploring why your blog needs SEO (you can find the first post SEO For Bloggers: A Basic Explanation here ). The Importance of SEO.

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5 Ways Your Social Media Posts Improve Your SEO

Convince & Convert

But the experience of industry professionals has been universal—highly engaged content has much greater SEO value than do less popular pages. Here are five ways to ensure your social media posting helps your SEO. Likes, comments, and shares are the most significant action for SEO.

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3 Ways to Transform Your Blog Into a SEO Machine

Convince & Convert

While this may be perfectly fine for a family event or a toddler that doesn’t know the difference, who wants to put time and effort into a business blog if readers aren’t showing up? What are the most effective ways to get blog posts read? Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

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SEO Copywriting Best Practices for 2015

Writtent Blog

2014 was another fast-paced year in the world of SEO. In case it isn’t clear, last year’s SEO strategy can’t be recycled for the year to come. Excessive banner advertising or calls-to-action. That could actually harm your SEO in the year to come.

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51 Profitable SEO Niches to Dominate with Low Competition

Viper Chill

I’ve seen other people put together eBook’s and blog posts on this topic before but they usually just contain a huge bulleted list with no information on how they found the niche, why they think it’s a good niche to enter and how you would actually make money in it.

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20 Social Media Blogs You Should Read in 2012

Pamorama

Here’s a list (in alphabetical order) of some great social media blogs to read in 2012. He blogs about building strong brands through passion, innovation, creativity, and common sense. He blogs about social media marketing and customer-engagement topics.

Time to Rethink Your Blog Strategy? Writing Epic, Incredible Blog Posts

Pam Moore

I recently saw a video and blog post from a leader in the social marketing space offering tips to generate new ideas for content blog writing. They went so far as instructing them how to leverage RSS feeds, do social listening and more to get ideas for new blog content.

How To Market Your Business With A Blog

Small Business Mavericks

Everywhere you turn, you can hear someone talking about a blog. Whether they are writing a blog or they are reading a blog, one thing is for sure. Blogs are wildly popular. Blogs are like websites, but you have social interaction with your viewers. Many blog sites are free and easy to use, too. Each time you post a blog, it looks as if it is an individual web page. One of the key things to remember is SEO.

SEO in 2013: What to Expect

Idaconcpts

SEO analysts around the world are constantly searching for the best ways to stay ahead of the optimization game. Here are a few SEO trends you can expect to see in 2013. Expect to hear the term SEO less often. Web Analytics SEO seo 2013

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4 Free Tools for Researching Guest Blogging and Advertising Opportunities

Kikolani

If you are looking for guest blogging or advertising opportunities on other blogs, you will first want to research your options so that you choose the best home for your post or banner ad. First of all, what should you be looking for in another blog? Blogging

?6 SEO Myths BUSTED

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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Tips to Get More Advertisers For Your Website

Idaconcpts

Direct advertising sales can be a huge opportunity for established websites to increase their revenue. Direct advertising is great for bloggers and smaller websites because you are not required to deal with an intermediary – you keep every cent you make. How to Connect With Advertisers.

A Look at the New Twitter Advertising Platform

Kikolani

The social-media giant, Twitter recently released their advertising platform for brands. Twitter released their very first advertising platform. Now’s the time when you can and will receive the most help from Twitter per their advertising platform.

News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I mean content that can be used for Inbound Marketing (hat tip to HubSpot who created the term) things that can be shared socially like blog posts, eBooks, videos, podcasts, research reports. Related posts: Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers If I could offer you a billboard in the.

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16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. For example, what percentage of businesses maintain company blogs? Image credit: Association of National Advertisers.

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Forget About SEO and Do This Instead for Traffic: Much More Effective and Quick Results

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As good as it works for me, search engine optimization (SEO) is not the be all end all for everyone. For someone like me, SEO is critical because I rely on free organic search traffic to find my websites over time. Traffic Alternatives to SEO. SEO is NOT Everything!

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Building a 7-Figure a Year SEO Company…by Marketing to the Medical Field

Viper Chill

As a result of so much of my time being spent focused on building an SEO company and ranking websites, I’ve been fortunate to come across a number of people who are on a similar journey. SEO is just one of the many ways to generate traffic online.

Silos, Facebook Advertising, and Opportunity

Convince & Convert

And ultimately, we stopped selling “online marketing&# and started selling what companies specifically needed, such as email marketing, SEO, landing page optimization, usability, and so forth. It doesn’t relate to other elements of social media because it’s advertising.

31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

Webbiquity SMM

This is not to say “SEO is dead” or that it no longer has value, only that it can no longer stand on its own. How can social, PR, SEO, and online advertising efforts be coordinated to maximize brand visibility? Add SEO to the list above and you’ve got WPO.

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The Difference Between SEO & SEM

Puzzle Marketer

Originally posted here on USSCO Speaks blog. For those of you just starting to dabble in online marketing, we wanted to provide a quick explanation as to the difference between SEO and SEM. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and it refers to the process of increasing your website’s search engine ranking for a specific keyword or set of keywords. Search engine marketing includes the tactic SEO and the tactic Paid Search.

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Half the SEO Techniques Used 5 Years Ago Are Now Spam

Bill Hartzer

Most of those SEO techniques are now listed in Google’s Webmaster Guidelines as being unacceptable. I’m still amazed that so-called SEO firms are sending out UCE Spam (unsolicited commercial email) spam advertising their SEO services for higher search engine rankings.

Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » SEO » Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need Written by Glen, this post has 175 Comments As many of you will know, I love Wordpress. I use it on most of my affiliate sites which make me thousands of dollars per month and I also use it on my blogs, such as this one. By default on older versions of Wordpress, post titles would display as “Blog Name >> Post Title&#.

Why SEO is Easier than Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

However, the number of SEOs I’ve come across are much fewer and farther between than social media marketers. In fact, I hear the same SEO names every day; I learn of a new “social media expert&# twice a day. When it relates to SEO, you can start right away.

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How the P.S. In a Blog Post (And SEO) Landed Me a Book Deal

Viper Chill

The P.S. In a Blog Post. Something many of you may recall is that at the end of the blog post, I had this to say: “ P.S. If there are any publishers reading this, there’s another 20,000 words that I can say on this topic (I haven’t even started on mobile). To the advertising part.

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How to Get 10x More Traffic Without Spending a Dime on Advertising

ProBlogger

Besides the obvious – share content on social media, connect with influencers, invest in SEO – there are dozens of clever hacks you can implement to get more traffic for free. Here’s how: by turning your blog posts into Imgur.com albums. Step #1: Turn blog posts into images.

Search & Social – Understanding the Interdependence

Mindjumpers

This is a guest blog post written by Christine Dissing – a London-based marketing professional holding a Master in Marketing Communications Management. Is your search and SEO team always updated on the language and keywords used by your customers?

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Top 10 SEO Ebooks for Beginner and Intermediate Online Marketers

Kikolani

You will find all sorts of SEO e-books made by top notch companies like Searchmetrics, HubSpot, Hobo and successful entrepreneurs like Neil Patel. Beginners Guide To SEO – by Hobo. . Moz Beginners Guide To SEO – by Moz.

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Is SEO Better For Marketing Or Social Media

Small Business Mavericks

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is actually the better way to go for small businesses. A recent Merchant Confidence Survey shows that 35% of small businesses use and are optimized by SEO over the social media marketing. Surprisingly, traditional media such as newspapers, yellow pages and radio advertising are behind the SEO ratings at 19%. More small businesses are utilizing the SEO marketing tool over any other type of marketing.

10 PPC Blogs Every Marketer Should Read

Convince & Convert

” That was when I came across these words in a Moz blog: You offer SEO, Web Design, and PPC. I didn’t just survive—I flourished, and I owe my existence to these PPC blogs. To this day, I read every single article by these blogs. Specialization: SEO + PPC.

Is Community Leadership Better Value Than SEO?

Small Business Mavericks

That’s means that 70% traffic is flowing around the web from social media, bookmarks, advertising, links and because users directly type urls into browsers. If you talk to some SEO experts, search is the be-all and end-all of traffic – no where else matters. Whilst I wouldn’t ignore SEO by any means, there is a lot to be said about attracting that 70% that comes from non-search activity. Reputation Management search rankings SEO social media marketing

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

Webbiquity SMM

What do marketers rate as the single most valuable SEO tactic? 72% of marketers think branded content is more effective than advertising in a magazine; 69% say it is superior to direct mail and PR. Internet advertising will make up 25% of the entire ad market in 2015. SEO is #2.

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing

Kikolani

As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. I receive a lot of questions on a regular basis about blogging, online marketing, and traffic generation, so I thought I would share my answers in this post. Blog Platform. Comments are the life of your blogging community.

Three Influencer Marketing Secrets to Drive Traffic

Webbiquity SMM

I was trying to figure out what kinds of ads they responded well to on social media—but lo and behold, they’ve already grown a deep resistance to advertising. Blog comments. Find ways to get on influencers’ blogs. Guest post by Tim Brown.

Blogging for Business: 10 Foundational Requirements for Success

Pam Moore

It’s probably not news to you that blogging is an incredible way to build your business and your brand. ” The days of hiring an SEO company to simply throw up some text on a virtual page, buy some junk links and watch the sales come in, are over and done.

30 Resources and Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Business

Pamorama

Pinterest: The Ultimate Guide The Blog Stylist explains what Pinterest is and how bloggers can leverage the platform to drive traffic and branding. Advertising Brand Demographics Marketing Pinterest SEO Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Network Statistics Strategy

Search Traffic Declining? You’re Not Alone (and What to Do About It)

Webbiquity SMM

” The Tutorspree blog offers another possible answer: Google is intentionally de-emphasizing organic results (free clicks) in favor of search advertising results (for which it gets paid). Use guest blog posts for exposure (and if you get a backlink–that’s a bonus).

Theme Week: Publish Your Blog Post Without SEO, and 1000s of Visits Will Be Forever Lost

ProBlogger

We welcome Rand Fishkin to the ProBlogger Theme Week today to talk us through all things SEO. If your blog post (and your website, more broadly) helps them achieve this goal, the value of that visit to both parties can be fantastic. It’s time to do some SEO!

Pricey Top-Level Domains vs. Strategic SEO

The Social Media Incubator

Instead of spending more money on new domains and even more money on figuring out the most efficient way to use them, we suggest optimizing your website, blogs, and social media sites for search engines. In an article in response to the TLD initiative, Gary Elliot , Chair of Association of National Advertisers, replied, “New search technology has improved search and innovation making the search market extremely competitive.