SEO Guidelines for Sponsored Content and Partner Links

Adam Sherk

Sponsored content in various forms is growing in popularity as publishers seek additional sources of revenue. However in any implementation it is important to comply with search engine guidelines to avoid negative repercussions for SEO. Sponsored Content Compliance.

How Google+ Could Affect SEO


There are several issues with ranking user-generated content through social media because it depends who is the original author, to what communities the author belongs to, and whether the author is an authority on the subject of the content.

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SEO and the Stock Market: How to Profit from Google Penalties

Viper Chill

I often see Pinterest in search results and with all that user generated content you can only imagine how many long-tail keyphrases they must be ranking for. Though a Chinese fashion portal, Jumei opted to file their $400m IPO in the US.

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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 ? Even if your content is performing well, there’s always room for improvement. As a matter of fact, you can drastically boost your website’s SEO traffic growth with just a single blog post.

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.

Don’t Kill Your SEO Chances Before Your Blog Has Even Begun


By not looking to the future and failing to plan for the route your new website may take, you can seriously impede its ability to thrive – particularly in terms of SEO. SEO – short term actions for long term goals. Site reliability and SEO have an obvious connection.

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Never Run Out of Content to Share: 70+ Places to Curate Great Content

Buffer Social

Curating top content from around the web is a great strategy to increase your social media reach. For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with high-quality content from third-party sources. With our community’s help, we put together an ultimate list of content curation sources across multiple industries. I hope you’ll find some great websites for your content curation strategy. The big list of content curation sources across multiple topics.

Old-Fashioned Organic SEO Wins the Day After Google Penguin Update

Bare Feet Studios

The latest Google search algorithm update (nicknamed Penguin) has moved strongly towards the long held principles of “organic seo.” Having duplicate content on the web. If you read your content and it feels pushy or over-bearing to you, Google will probably agree.


20 Elements That Impact Link Value


We have previously discussed how to create rank worthy content , and how RankBrain and other updates, seated at Google’s core, analyze content and discern ranking signals. Plus, when the content is fresh, it has better chances of generating traffic.

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Swipe Right for Hot SEO: Match the Link Building Tactic to Your Site


With all the different SEO strategies out there, it can be hard to know which links are best for your site. To help you navigate the SEO maze, we’ve collated some effective SEO link building techniques, and matched them with industries, businesses, and websites. We’ve also included plenty of actionable SEO pro-tips so that you can bask in the glory of their SEO link building efforts. Where your SEO strategy starts. Content Marketing. Content idea.

What to Post on Each Social Media Platform: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Social Content

Buffer Social

Not all content needs to be shared everywhere. And not all content is suitable for every social media platforms. Here are the general guidelines: Facebook : Videos and curated content. LinkedIn : Jobs, company news, and professional content. Blog posts and curated content.

Email Still Trumps Social Media for Online Marketing


The good old-fashioned marketing method still provides the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to reaching and retaining high-value customers online. The latter finding reinforces the use of content marketing along with investing in search engine marketing.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

Simultaneously, the amount of content produced sky-rocketed , with more compelling material than ever before. However, the past decade hasn’t fostered thoughtful interaction between that content and its consumers. A more social and real-time community will self-perpetuate content.

25 of the Best Web Presence Optimization Guides of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

PR, social media, and the production of fresh, high-quality content are vital for maximizing search engine visibility. Online advertising doesn’t directly affect organic search, but it is a vital component of online visibility and can support social and content marketing efforts.

Top Tips for Creating Quality Evergreen Content


If you’re like most bloggers, you publish a solid combination of evergreen and time-sensitive content. But what does it take to write really compelling evergreen blog content? Evergreen Content: A Definition. When Older Content Makes Sense. General Writing Content

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The 5 Step Voyage of Creating Awesome Content


Do you struggle for content inspiration? You’re falling victim to content stagnation, and it’s something we all deal with. Let’s make sure you’re doing this content creation thing right. Step #1 to Creating Awesome Content: Grab their Attention. Writing Content

Yahoo! Search Data (@YahooSearchData) a Good Source of Trending Topics for Lifestyle Publishers

Adam Sherk

So what’s a lifestyle site covering things like food, fashion or home to do? Search Data a shout-out in Search Trend Optimization for Evergreen Content but it continues to be a useful resource so I wanted to bring it up again. Search Trend Optimization for Evergreen Content.

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WIWT launches and networks of shared interest

The Way of the Web

So fashion social network WIWT has publicly launched today after a beta period, and I’ve been checking it out after agreeing to upload at least one image of myself. Personality – Poppy’s blog didn’t particularly follow any SEO rules or marketing plan.

29 Things That Every SEO Should be Thankful For This Thanksgiving 2013

Bill Hartzer

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, November 27, 2013, and that’s got me thinking: as an SEO in 2013, what should we be thankful for? Well, I have come up with a list of things that every SEO should be thankful for this year. I think every SEO should be. Yoast SEO.

The Only 4 Reasons Agencies Should Care About Their Own Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

Yet, far too many agencies are devoting resources to content marketing and social media solely because they feel they have to do so. What are you really trying to accomplish – as an agency – with all of this content and social media? Mimicry is not a strategy.

Survey: Pinterest a Great Source of Links for Publishers. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?

Adam Sherk

Fashion and Beauty is also doing well compared to many categories although I expected those sites to be closer to Food and Home. Fashion & Beauty 99,050 3,455. Fashion & Beauty 544,974 6,964. Yahoo News Syndication: Attribution Links Not SEO-Friendly.

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How the Very Best Content Curation Is Done on Social Media [SSM002]

Buffer Social

Rand shares all sorts of content on marketing, SEO, technology, and startups, and he does so with a fine eye toward curation. Content curation on social media is a great way to provide value to your audience and build your own brand. How does he go about his content curation?

PB166: Editorial Strategy – 11 Factors to Consider When Shaping the Content Strategy for Your Blog


Factors to Consider When Shaping Content Strategy for Your Blog. The success of your blog hinges on many factors but among the most important of them is your content. Putting thought into what content you want to focus upon creating is so important.

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How To Promote Your Blog With Content That Will Grow Your Traffic, Links, and Shares


Unique and creative content can be hard to develop, especially when you are writing for a wide demographic. Would another blogger actually choose to link to it in the sea of other content available online? A good headline makes people want to click and read your content.

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How Much Time Should You Spend On SEO?

Small Business Mavericks

How important is search engine optimization (SEO)? Is it so important that you should pore over every word on your blog and website to find ways to improve your SEO so that your content ranks higher in the search engines? It’s become fashionable in the last couple of years to claim that SEO is dead and that you should just simply write “great content.” ” Rand Fishkin of Moz says “good unique content” must die.


Why Fresh Blog Content is Now 35% More Important


I like to think of SEO in general as one giant cauldron of murky soup that’s never quite just right. Taste, of course, being the positive effects good SEO brings to our blogs. One of the gazillion factors that makes up SEO, and one we’re going to explore today, is content freshness. And as far as SEO goes, that’s now indisputably a good thing. Measuring the impact of content freshness on our blogs. This guest post is by Oz of OzSoapbox.

20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

While search, social media, ecommerce and content marketing have dramatically altered the roles of buyers and sellers, a number of traditional channels (that is, pre-dating millennials) remain highly effective. 2: 34 Compelling Content Marketing Stats and Facts. #3:

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The Convergence of Search and Social Part 5 – Paid Media’s Place

Josh S Peters

So far in the convergence of search and social we have talked about Social Media / SMO , Search / SEO and ZMOT. It’s a great catalyst for getting your owned content in front of the right people which can also help increase your earned media.

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SEO for Sites in Various Countries/Languages (International SEO)


Are there any duplicate content issues if all sites are going to be written in the same language (e.g You will have to spend a considerable amount of time and money in SEO so they appear high in each country’s SERPs. SEO necessary to link build to deep sub-folder pages.

15 Ways Sharp Content Creators Use (and Don’t Use) Keyword Strategy

Writtent Blog

Is SEO dead? We’re now in an era where quality content creation reigns supreme, and search engines are increasingly taking social signals into account to judge the quality and relevance of content. Is the optimal keyword density for content 1.0%, 2.0%, or higher?

PB145: Is Your Obsession With Creating New Content Hurting Your Blog?


Is Your Blog Being Hurt by Your Obsession to Create New Content? Creating content, building your readership, monetization. A simple daily practice that I do: Every day we publish new content on dPS – two posts a day. We work on making the content as good as it can be.

8 Deep Questions to Define Your Blogging Strategy

Writtent Blog

While that truth is harsh and depressing, don’t let it deter you from establishing a content strategy. You’ve got to have a firm grasp on the rules of grammar, know the basics of SEO, and understand a little bit about blogging metrics. Blogging Content Creation Content Marketing

209: 7 Types of Evergreen Content You Can Create On Your Blog


17 Types of Evergreen Content for Your Blog. Today I want to talk about Evergreen content, and suggest seven types of evergreen content you might like to try on your blog. Some are from my blogs, but there are also a lot from listeners who put examples of their own evergreen content in our FB group. 7 Types of Evergreen Content To Create On Your Blog. How to Content. 136: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Evergreen Content for Your Blog.

Why You Want the Link Love

Geoff Livingston

Recent news from Google has increased the value of good, old fashioned blog links. The dominant search engine has declared war on content farms , effectively wiping out an estimated 11.8% Now more than ever, inbound links are the lifeblood of your content marketing effort.

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10 Blogging Tips We’ve Learned from International Idioms

Convince & Convert

Remember, if your goal is to achieve positive ROI in the long and short term, you must choose a revenue model that is based on your traffic, the type of content you publish, your ability to track and produce user insights, and your ability to attract a niche audience.

33 Ways Your Social Media Plan Will Make You More Successful

Convince & Convert

You already know a social media plan can really help you share your content and connect with your audience. times more traffic than if we would just share our content once and forget about it. Well, for those of us in the content marketing gig, we have a lot of responsibility, too.

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Web presence optimization (WPO)—using tactics like SEO, PPC, online PR, social media, content marketing and reputation management in a coordinated fashion to maximize your online visibility and business results—is the core theme of this blog.

195: How to Crush Content Planning and Promotion with One Powerful Tool


In today’s episode, we’re going to take a deep dive into a tool we’ve been using on ProBlogger for the last 18 months that has been incredibly useful for our team both as an editorial calendar tool but also to help us with our social media promotion of content. In fact, it’s gradually taking over from some of the other tools we’ve been using to share content onto social media. We look at how we’re using it (and discuss a little of our own approach to planning content on PB).

The Five Best Pinterest and Instagram Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Increasing use of mobile devices combined with the popularity of “snackable” information have made visual content an increasingly important component of content marketing. Sample review: “My go-to tool for content scheduling and detailed Pinterest data is Tailwind.

How to Future Proof Your Website or Blog


There is a lot written online about the importance of ‘future proofing your SEO’. But though all this is very important, future proofing your SEO isn’t all you should be concerned with. Fashion. Content. Believe it or not, your content can date you.