Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?

Waxing UnLyrical

Why do people ask whether or not you should host your own blog? So when you have a bunch of “hosts” out there, all ushering you into the window seat, why bother with the hassle of creating your own? Several years ago, when I was editor of the Women Grow Business blog community, Robin Ferrier wrote a piece I still remember to this day, about how smart blogging doesn’t always mean starting a blog. Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?

The Complete (Mini) Guide to eCommerce SEO


Good SEO can be a major financial asset for eCommerce sites. In eCommerce, that’s huge.The problem I’ve seen, however, is that most SEO advice never gets followed. SEO has changed a lot over the years, but there are many simple (and safe) things you can do to help your eCommerce site rank higher. Part 1: On-Site Basics for eCommerce SEO. The SEO community dubbed it “Mobilegeddon.” Upgrade web hosting. SEO eCommerce

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum. Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. A community participates.

Which is the Best Blog Hosting Solution?


If you have a self-hosted website (or are about to start one), you’ll probably want to know the answer too: Which is the best blog hosting solution? Check out the web hosting services topic on any forum or community discussion board, and you'll see both glowing endorsements and damning negativity for every hosting company out there - no matter how good they are. You'll even see entire sites dedicated to getting a referral commission for a specific blog host.

Google Analytics: Your Free Goldmine to More Leads, Sales and Human Connections

Pam Moore

How to monitor live traffic on your site when hosting an online event? Supporting Resources: Social Profit Factor Training System + Member Community. THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here! What if I told you that right now at this very moment you are already you're sitting on a gold mine of free data and analytics to help you generate more brand awareness, leads and sales by connecting with your ideal customers in a human way?

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. The SEO Angle If you’re a brand new student in the school of thought of SEO, after you’ve learned about improving your web presence via search engines, there are countless opportunities to prove to yourself that you know what you’re doing.

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How to Build a Billion Dollar SEO Empire

Viper Chill

A few weeks ago I was one of the tens of thousands of people who enjoyed reading a blog post on Priceonomics about “The SEO Dominance of RetailMeNot” It was an absolutely fascinating read because, being a total SEO geek, I rarely find information in this space that hasn’t been repeated 100 times before. Aaron Wall of SEO Book had a different take on the subject. Example #2: No More Community Sponsored Posts. How to Build a Billion Dollar SEO Empire.

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14 Blog Writing Tips for Creating SEO-Friendly Blog Posts

Writtent Blog

If you’re in charge of your company’s blog, SEO is just as important for you as creating quality content that inspires engagement and generates leads. Setting up Google Authorship for your posts is just smart SEO for getting traffic from Google. Claiming Google Authorship is also beneficial for SEO because it creates rich snippets for your blog posts when they appear in search. More SEO Blog Writing Tips. Blogging Content Creation SEO

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Podcast SEO: How to Improve Your iTunes Ranking


This is a guest contribution from Kate Toon, SEO expert and trainer at The Recipe for SEO Success. When most people start their own podcast, the last thing on their minds is SEO. Because most podcasters think SEO is all about Google, and nothing to do with iTunes, Stitcher or SoundCloud. Why podcast SEO matters. More and more bloggers and business owners are seeing it as a way to build a community and engage customers. SEO podcast. WordPress SEO.

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A Guide to Local SEO: How to Help Your Business Rank Better


So, if you own a local business and yet, you don’t invest in a local SEO strategy, you’re missing out an opportunity to dominate the SERPs and hook the attention of your target audience. But, what is local SEO? Most importantly, how it differs from some traditional SEO practices? Well, local SEO is similar to organic SEO, but with an added geographical feature. Let’s see how to build a local SEO strategy that works for your business.

10 Power Tips to Create Facebook Content that Owns the News Feed Like a BOSS

Pam Moore

It's similar to the days when the SEO spammers figured out how to rise to the top of the feed with dirty black hat seo links sprayed all over the web. I'm hosting a free Facebook webinar with 10 Power Tips to Create Facebook Content to Own the News Feed like a BOSS ! Social Profit Factor Online Training Academy + Member Community .

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Writing Around the Web – Social Media SEO, Google Analytics, and Social Proof


Writing Around the Web is a monthly series highlighting guest posts I’ve written on blogging, business, SEO, social media, and other topics! Featured Post – How to Optimize Social Media Profiles for SEO. This month’s featured piece just went live today and is part of the 2011 Bad-Ass SEO Blogging Contest. 5 Essential WordPress Plugins For Comments – One of the best things about using the self-hosted version of the WordPress platform (i.e.

Make The Connections That Change Your Business

Small Business Mavericks

Are you involved with your local community? Casey Meraz has a really interesting hobby: he hosts and runs local events. He shares his enthusiasm on Moz with a great article called Local Event Marketing: Earn Links, Build Citations, Get Reviews, Increase Foot Traffic, and Win at Local SEO. toy/food drive or community cause. SEO is like a tool chest full of specific tools. SEO for Small Business local events local SEO SEO

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Increase your SEO with Team Content Marketing!


Content marketing and SEO is getting more difficult. This was the push some businesses and bloggers needed to find a better way to build quality SEO. Today’s Content Marketing Strategy for SEO. This is a strategy that will build your organic SEO naturally as all the sites work together to grow traffic. But Google will index their community with excellent authority and continue to do so as her network grows. Content Marketing and SEO has become a team effort.

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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. For all the great things there are to be said about Wordpress, though, out-of-the-box SEO certainly isn’t one of its strong points. To change your title tags, I recommend you install this awesome SEO plugin. SEO is a tough subject to write about.

Conquering Big Industries: My Bulletproof SEO Strategy

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » SEO » Conquering Big Industries: My Bulletproof SEO Strategy Conquering Big Industries: My Bulletproof SEO Strategy Written by Glen, this post has 126 Comments Generally speaking, the more traffic you can get to a website the more money you can make. Because you can make so much money in the large niches there’s a lot more people trying to take a slice of that traffic and many of them are focusing on SEO in order to do so.

Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog November 10th, 2010 Tweet Last week, Joe Hackman hosted Danny Brown , Gini Dietrich and me on his BlogTalkRadio show, aptly entitled PRapalooza. Im building a network and community AND learning new tricks that make me a better professional, makes my time well spent.

#SocialPowWow: A meeting ground for Communicators & Marketers

Waxing UnLyrical

Before I tell you more about it, I’d like to give a BIG shout out to the hosts of chats and the respective communities who helped me learn and increase knowledge over the years and yes, I have built strong relationships with them over time! I enjoyed interacting with the community and learning more about the PR ecosystem and the importance of measurement in PR. Regularly interacting with these communities helped me gain immense knowledge.

How to Calculate the Cost of Relocating a Business

That said, you can use the digital space to assure your potential clients by hosting virtual tours. Through proper SEO, your business’s web pages will rank higher on search results pages. Community Insights

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Bloggers, Think for Yourselves: Reject the SEO Rumor-Mongers!


SEO industry veterans declared “and from this day forth, all link building is spam, especially through guest posts!” Soon after, some more fresh-faced SEO professionals came along and gave link building a few new names. In order to appease bloggers, panic-stricken lemmings of the SEO world have recently been purporting the value of “link earning” rather than link building. Fishkin isn’t recommending any revolutionary changes in SEO practice, he is coining a new buzz-phrase.

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Fetching Friday – Resources, SEO Blogging Contest & Sheep LED Art


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, a new SEO blogging contest, and some creative sheep LED art on SEO infographic and link building data visualization – fun, animated infographic showing the value and difficulty of different types of links (one of 12 kickass SEO infographics ). SEO spammers vs. the white hat army – how to know them and who will win. Search Engines / SEO / Analytics.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Here’s how I do it : I read and review hundreds — thousands — of articles yearly, on all Internet Marketing topics from SEO to social media to general entrepreneurship (new for 2010!), SEO: Strategy. SEO: Information. Community Management/Engagement. You might want to be a community builder, beehive, or friend.

5 Mistakes Bloggers Make with SEO and What to Do About Them


It’s not unusual to get expert help in the area, and my guest on today’s ProBlogger podcast is the person I turn to for help with SEO here on ProBlogger and also Digital Photography School : Jim Stewart. Jim has been in the SEO business since 1999, and helps companies across Melbourne rank well in search at StewartMedia. 5 Mistakes Bloggers Make with SEO and What to Do About Them. What really is successful seo? Yoast Plugins for SEO .

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GoDaddy: Good Marketing Or Reputation Problem? | Small Business.

Small Business Mavericks

Their Super Bowl commercials with scantily clad women have upset some people despite the Web hosts increasing business as a result of the advertising. About Us What’s a Maverick?

What Your Webmaster Can’t Do For You


In the web development and SEO worlds, especially, even the industry’s best and brightest are subject to the whims of Google, Mozilla, Yelp, and hundreds of other major players. For a website, this could include the hosting account, the domain registrar, and the CMS accounts (if you have a site on WordPress, Squarespace, or another platform). SEO juggernaut Andrew Shotland gives the following advice to anyone who’s considering changing their company’s name: 1. R5GJNQWPUEK8 .

Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference

Webbiquity SMM

The conference, hosted by Marty Weintraub ‘s agency, aimClear, was an impressive affair. Next up, Regis Hadiaris of Quicken Loans, Will Scott of Search Influence, and Joe Warner of aimClear presented “SEO, Social Media & What Every Marketer (SRSLY) Must Do.” Key lessons about SEO in 2014: • The days of tips & tricks in SEO are over.

How to Avoid Being Banned on Social Networks + What to Do if You Are

Webbiquity SMM

If you don’t have a blog, you can use Substack to host one. (It’s The Pinterest community guidelines claim: “Pinterest isn’t a place for antagonistic, explicit, false or misleading, harmful, hateful, or violent content or behavior. YouTube has a lot of community guidelines.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

They were all friends of the host, nervously alternating between drinking Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers, and trying not to break anything. Incidentally, these internal links are also a SEO positive) 4. We've been talking about what “our community&# looks to our blog for, and a quick peek at the blog analytics showed me that over 60% of visitors are first timers and not long time readers.

Measuring Social Media ROI | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Improve SEO – A lot of people are using social media to improve their SEO , but I think a lot of them are getting it wrong. What is often done is to use social media for SEO. Do it moderately and your SEO can sing great harmony. Tags: customer service , Reputation Management , roi , SEO , Social Media This entry was posted on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 at 8:33 am and is filed under Social Media. About Us What’s a Maverick?

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Would You Try It With a Fox?

Convince & Convert

May 12th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Guest post by Jennifer Maggiore, CEO of Maggiore Consulting, a multi-media lead generation firm and co-host of Locals Only: a Phoenix-based live Internet show. It's all about their blog, or get SEO ranking, etc. It's a realm to be gamed (SEO, comment spam, email spam, Groupon/group shopping spam… you invent-it-we-spam-it-with-marketing-spam-spam).

8 Ways To Build Backlinks In Boring Niches


Link building in boring niches makes SEO more challenging. No matter if you are doing SEO for an event website or a carpet cleaning company, there are lots of backlinks opportunities waiting for you. Share your posts on communities and social groups. In this document, create an initial report with their current SEO metrics and how they stand up against your website. Back in the days, there were guests hosting TV shows and newspaper columns.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

What tactic do 92% of SEO professionals view as effective? WordPress Hosting SEO ). Three-fourths of marketers planned to increase strategic efforts on social media and social networking sites this year, with 68% also focusing more on SEO and 63% on blogs. WordPress Hosting SEO ). WordPress Hosting SEO ). 54% of consumers say that “smaller communities have greater influence on a topic than larger ones.”

How to get a Free Domain for your Blog like a pro?

OnlineRockersHub Marketing Blog

Your domain is your company’s face to the cyberspace community. Also, some SEO specialists claim that having your domain end in a specific country’s TLD indexes the domain to be geared toward that country. #2 Free Domain with Eligible Hosting Plan.

How To Handle Negative Reviews


SEO content has taken a slant towards opinions and reviews, giving writers a chance to raise their voice for profit. Here are some tips for better SEO reviews. About the Author: @JulianaPayson is a content manager for InMotion Hosting who looks after their blog and newsletter for a 100k+ webmaster audience. InMotion Hosting is a Los Angeles based web hosting company with US based Tech support for their largely web-pro customer base.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

How can Twitter to used to support SEO efforts? Community manager Jen Lopez explains how SEOmoz increased its total Twitter followers by 250% to over 27,000 people. Hint: it helps to have a community manager. Among the 12 best Twitter chats chosen here by Daniel Newman are Blogchat, hosted by Mack Collier ; GetRealChat, moderated by the exuberant Pam Moore ; and LeadershipChat, hosted by my fellow Lebronian Lisa Petrilli and Steve Woodruff. Twitter and SEO.

Social Pros 29 – Lauren Vargas, Aetna

Convince & Convert

We use Argyle Social for our social engagement; we use Infusionsoft for our email; Janrain is our crackerjack social integration company, and Jim is our guest host for the podcast (and a smart guy). I am Jay Baer joined as always by my esteem-able co-host, the CEO of data driven social media management company Argyle Social , Mr. Eric Boggs. He’s actually going to be hosting the show with Eric on the 27th of August, as I will be on an airplane.

Top 25 Must Read Content Marketing Blogs

Writtent Blog

Building brands with quality content that will help drive up your conversions, focus your SEO, and more. SEO Copywriting. Tips, social media writing advice and strategies for creating great web copy by the first agency to ‘focus on SEO content development.’ ‘Empowering people through the power of community’ is the standard of founder Marcus Sheridan. With a dash of humorous rants, his blog focuses on content marketing tips and SEO.

This weeks #SocialMedia Tweetchat Topic: Sentiment Analysis-Opinions Matter, If Only You Knew Which Ones

Direct Marketing Observations

There are companies who are working on ways to automate forms of sentiment through natural language processing and machine based or community based learning. She will host our next chat with the following topic and questions: TOPIC: Sentiment Analysis: Opinions Matter, If Only You Knew Which Ones. Tags: SEO/SEM Listening is the first step in social media (everyone says so).

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing


If someone asks me what blogging platform to use, I am always going to say self-hosted WordPress. Comments are the life of your blogging community. Does having CommentLuv hurt your blog, SEO-wise? This includes your traffic, overall audience (include RSS subscribers & social followers), SEO stats, and any other data you wish to share. I created pillar pages to market my writing across all blogs on topics including blogging , business , SEO , and social media.

Don’t Get Caught Up In Tactics – Keep the Customer in Mind

Convince & Convert

“Social media gets the lion’s share of the conversation,” and other marketing aspects like SEO or email marketing get left out in the cold. Jay is the founder of [link] and host of the Social Pros podcast. Social Pros Podcast community management content marketing email marketing public relations social media Social Media Marketing social media metrics social media ROI social media tools Social Pros Dave Morse, Delta Faucets @davemorse.