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Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm

Viper Chill

In that post I showed in great detail how Godaddy were utilising customers who are using their SSL services and getting top search rankings by adding anchor-text-rich backlinks in the widgets that clients place on their websites. I mean, each of these widgets has more than a dozen links in them (without no-follow, of course) and they’re clearly benefiting from it. Slashfilm.

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.

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9 Tried-and-Tested SEO Strategies for 2015

Writtent Blog

Sound SEO strategies lead to online success and business growth, but with the web and search engines constantly evolving, it can be hard to know what those are. SEO Strategies: 9 Ways to Boost Your Business. If this isn’t one of your top priority SEO strategies, it should be. Make better link building one of your SEO strategies. Blogging Content Strategy

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How to Get a Footer Link from (And Why I’m Continuing with “Dark SEO”)

Viper Chill

When I first started out with SEO I was determined to be as “whitehat” as possible. Matt emailed me privately to ask that my content was only preaching white hat SEO and that he wouldn’t regret linking to me. However, their practices and transparency when it comes to SEO leaves little to be desired for small business owners. I love Gmail. Not a chance.

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5 Tips to Unleash the Power of Long-Tail SEO

The New Strategist

Get found for long-tail searches, serve up quality content that solves the searchers problem, and you’ve immediately delivered real value to a potential customer. Your content needs to be crafted to read in the same manner that your customers talk. All of these things give your content more weight, and deliver more value to the reader. It’s a fact. Use their terms, not yours.

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How to Optimize Your Blog for SEO: 5 Steps

Writtent Blog

Not convinced you need to optimize your blog for SEO? Fortunately, publishing fresh content regularly is one of the best ways to build positive SEO for your business. If you’ve failed the speed test, optimize your blog by removing any extraneous widgets that could be slowing you down. H1 tags are SEO speak for page titles. Avoid Duplicate Content.

Launch Sales with Landing Page Optimization

Spin Sucks

An important part of landing page optimization is to make sure the content of your landing page actually fulfills the promise. See the Menucopia example below for a good example of content that is simple yet informative. Tools or widgets, such as finders or assessment tools directly related to the product or service that is the focus of the landing page are nice corollaries.

10 SEO Tactics That No Longer Work (If They Ever Did) | Small.

Small Business Mavericks

» 10 SEO Tactics That No Longer Work (If They Ever Did) Confused about SEO? Did you just buy a nifty SEO book, or download one for free, that promises to tell you everything there is to know about SEO? Keyword-stuffed Content - This has never been a good practice. Focus on great content that helps your visitor. About Us What’s a Maverick? Be careful.

Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

Spin Sucks

Some of what transpired on that roadway to earn a katrillion subscribers may have included these mile markers: Deploying the latest bells, whistles, widgets, and plugins to spiff up the house and make it attractive and enticing. Writing with keyword SEO juice and link love as second nature. Are you happy and content, no matter the number of followers you have? Didn’t think so.

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. What’s at stake in this blogging contest? Tweet.

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. Engagement is About Humans, Not Clicks Let’s face it: Content is becoming commoditized. Not technology , not buttons, not widgets. Have an account? Used it?

Social Media requires good SEO Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Thursday, July 1, 2010 Social Media requires good SEO Management Social Media needs SEO [Search Engine Optimization] Management. The reason to work on SEO while managing and handling Social Media is so that your brand comes up ahead on the Google and other search engines. You need to have fresh content. Unported License. Social Media Ne. It is similar to Page Rank.

12 (of the) Best WordPress Guides and Plugin Reviews of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

WordPress is not only the most popular blogging platform , but is increasingly becoming a leading website content management system (CMS) as well. What are some techniques, beyond the obvious, for search-optimizing WordPress content? WordPress SEO – 10 Essential Actions by WP Blog Talk. 8 Excellent WordPress SEO Plugins by Six Revisions. WordPress Guides and Commentary.

Embed Facebook Content Into Your Website | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Widgets and tools that allow for embedded content have been around for years. But I have yet to see a really good tool that allows you to embed Facebook content. It’s free and all you have to do is copy the URL, click on the “ditto&# button, and copy/paste the content you want to embed. About Us What’s a Maverick? Have you? Just take a look at the page.

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Adding Content to your Web Site

Bill Hartzer

This is only one seo tip out of many search engine optimization tips I have been providing over the years. For this search engine optimization tip, let’s talk more about content and adding content to your web site. They are, in fact, updated on a regular basis and contain a lot of good content on their subject. How Do You Create Content? How do you create content?

The Art of Persuasion, or PR, Cannot Be Automated

Spin Sucks

In a product business, if you want more widgets, you just make them. Sure, there needs to be a person to run the machine to make the widgets. You might even need to hire two or three more people—and buy two or three more machines—to create 100,000 more widgets. Ad agencies, SEO services, Facebook, Google, Twitter, know how to scale their promotional work through technology.

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The Convergence of Search and Social Part 7 – A Strategy Framework

Josh S Peters

The key is to always start with the goals, then the customer behavior, and then the content followed by SEO optimization and social activation being amplified by paid methods as necessary. GOAL: Increase awareness of blue widgets and increase the sale of blue widgets by 10%. Knowing this will inform your marketing, social media, SEO, and content strategies.

The True Meaning Of Content

Small Business Mavericks

» The True Meaning Of Content What is the true meaning of content? But today, content has a rather broad view. Content has moved beyond the web page. But small business owners have to get creative in the ways that we develop content and in what that content is designed for. Of course, not all content is created equal. That was about it. Truly.

5 Tips to Unleash the Power of Long-Tail SEO

The New Strategist

Get found for long-tail searches, serve up quality content that solves the searchers problem, and you’ve immediately delivered real value to a potential customer. Your content needs to be crafted to read in the same manner that your customers talk. All of these things give your content more weight, and deliver more value to the reader. It’s a fact. Use their terms, not yours.

Why I’ll Keep Growing My Private Link Network After Google’s “Crackdown”

Viper Chill

The conversation we had wasn’t very interesting, and it probably shows a very geeky time of my youth, but it does highlight one thing: Even at 16 I was crazy about SEO and the communities discussing it. In the last 72 hours the SEO world has gone crazy about the news that PBN’s (Private Blog Networks) are being hit by Google. To use as part of SEO testing. P.P.S.

Your Ultimate Guide to Creating Amazing Content that Draws Readers Into Your Blog


What you need is pillar content. Also known as “cornerstone content” and “evergreen content”.) And just in case you’re not convinced … Michael Hyatt agrees, and even Daily Blog Tips no longer publishes content daily.). Have you ever unsubscribed from a blog that provided amazingly valuable content … just because they didn’t post every day? I haven’t.

How publishers curate the world of content

eMedia Vitals Vital Answers eMedia Jobs Blog How GEO scales international content to local markets Blog NewsTilt lesson: Know thy audience Blog A ‘niche within a niche’: Behavioral targeting. Content providers are experimenting with all sort of ways for editors and technology to push outside content to readers, whether through aggregation or curation (for a lengthy discussion about the difference, check out the Nieman Journalism Lab ). Publishers find curation can attract and retain readers by offering the best of all content, rather than the best of just their own content.

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Best Link Building Strategies for Your Blog


How to do this is to use SEO link building for search engine ranking that will result in traffic to you site. The three best links are; Natural –these are links given by other sites that want to link to your content because it is in their industry or niche and provides a value to their readers. It is a common misconception that blogs are good for SEO. Why are links important?

101 Marketing Tools and Technology Tips for 2017

Razor Social

Optimize your website content for sharing on social media. When people share your content from your website to social platforms, you need to make sure that it’s shared in the best possible way. Automate sharing of evergreen content. Evergreen content is content that is always relevant to your audience and never goes out of date. Implement content upgrades.

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective B2B Websites

PWB Marketing Blog

While SEO is important, what’s more important is that your customers understand your content. Things like keyword stuffing, redundant copy, lots of hyperlinks, and long-winded articles may be good for SEO, but they’re bad for people (plus, some SEO tactics can get you demoted in search rankings, like duplicate copy, cloaked pages, and link farms). 3. Set Clear Goals.

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: Expand On Your Best Website Content

Bill Hartzer

This is only one Search Engine Optimization tip out of several SEO tips I have been providing over the years. This SEO tip has to do with looking back at your web site statistics and looking at your website’s history to see which content is best. Acquire more content (the warmest air you can find) and add it to expand your web site’s overall number of pages.

Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity SMM

In addition to the traditional benefits of business blogging , recent changes in the way search engines rank content have made blogging crucial for obtaining and maintaining high search engine visibility. Three ranking factors that have recently taken on increased importance from Google (and will therefore likely soon become important to other search engines as well) are content quality and authority, social media links and content freshness. Why are so many companies now embracing blogging? A blog helps on all three fronts much more than a standard corporate website.

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

I find posts with no Alt tags on the images, meta tags that just weren’t well thought-out, and content and data that, while correct at the time, is now a bit outdated. Since I’m a huge proponent of having images on every page, be sure that they are helping your SEO and not hurting it. Do you have too many widgets? Are those widgets slowing down your blog?

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. Will you provide author bylines or photos, and allow contributors to develop specialties within the framework of your content strategy?

The Best Blogging Platform and Plugins

Spin Sucks

Anti feed-scraper message (alerts you if anyone steals your content). Best related posts (creates the links at the end of every post that is similar to the content you just published). Exclude pages from navigation (we use this for paid content or private content). Most commented widget. Recent comments widget. All-in-one SEO pack. Scribe SEO.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources


Great picture and post on the Information Overload Paradox : The post talks about the issue of overload: I can certainly consume more content than I could two decades ago, but no matter how much content is available, I can’t consume much more. And relative to the sheer volume of content available to me, I’m actually consuming a smaller percentage every day. Widget output?

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”


You have invested in that content. To follow up on this, here are essential tools that will help you get more exposure to your content. These tools could be the difference between content that goes unseen, and content that goes viral. Unlike other platforms that are more about the social aspect, this one is about actually managing your content. Viral Content Buzz.

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Scott Baradell

Spin Sucks

I’m tired of hearing about “content.” And I say that as the head of PR agency that has distinguished itself through our focus on content marketing. The term “content” itself is a very commoditizing way to describe the result of what should be a highly strategic, creative process. And I was right! Gosh, that’s a hard one.

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How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Lots of rich content “social objects” ripe for dissemination on Facebook and Twitter. Call to action widgets (sign up for email newsletters, download industry PDF, fill in survey). Social sharing also increases SEO and SMO (search and social media optimisation). Let’s tame it. What are the Main Features of a Social Media Press Release?

Three Ways to Get the Most From Your Brand’s Blog


This is why I’ve come up with three easy, no-brainer methods to pull off a blogging strategy that will both pay you SEO dividends and capture the attention and trust of real humans. You can do advanced keyword studies for your title tags once you’re ready to run your own SEO firm. Understand Content vs. Keywords. Avoid Widget Overload. Harness Social Media.

Top 10 WordPress Theme Frameworks in 2016


Packed with page elements: Comes integrated with the basic WordPress page elements such as custom widgets, background, templates, headers and page layouts. Main Ultimatum Features: Drag and Drop Theme Builder: Ultimatum is equipped with a unique layout builder that allows you to drag and drop native WordPress widgets. Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas: 25 Content Marketing Resources.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring, analytics and stats for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, with benchmarking to measure your performance against peers, insights to optimize content, and reporting capabilities. Retweet, reply, comment, and like relevant content, right from your tagboard. Sample review: “Find interesting content on ANY topic. 1) Socialbakers. 2) Netvibes.

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The State of Link Building 2016: What I Learned Manually Analysing 1,000 Search Results

Viper Chill

Now, before the SEO world tells me how unscientific the following data is, allow me this one caveat: I agree. That being said, I’ve been doing SEO for 11 years now and much of that time has been spent on link building. My sample size is admittedly too small to set the SEO world on fire with the following graphs but I still thought it would be interesting to analyse.

45 Marketing Tools to Consider for 2017

Razor Social

This may not be the definitive list of all the best marketing tools out there, but it is the contents of our well-equipped toolbox, and it’s definitely worth your consideration. Content Marketing. Here’s a list of content marketing tools that we use and that can help you get started creating a great content marketing program. Yoast SEO. Marketing Automation.

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The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Looking at the most significant social networks for the coming year, Upfluence contends that “Twitter remains a must-use for content distribution to boost visibility and drive follower growth in niche or specific communities,” and that while both B2C and B2B marketers extensively use the platform, its performance is slightly stronger on the B2B side. 1) TwitterCounter. I like it.”

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