12 Reasons Your Business Needs a Social Media Marketing Program.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials 12 Reasons Your Business Needs a Social Media Marketing Program YESTERDAY 1. Own your brand’s social presence: If you don’t create official channels online, it’s only a matter of time before your customers/clients do it for you and create their own profiles and communities around your brand. Are you using social media to grow your business?

How To: Make Your Links Do Follow Links in Google Plus

Bill Hartzer

I am not sure if Google has done this on purpose, but some links that are posted in Google Plus are automatically tagged with a nofollow link attribute, meaning that there is not any search engine optimization value added to the link. To show this, I have turned on a Firefox add-on that shows whether or not a link is “nofollow” or not. It is a “nofollow” link: Click on the image above it in order to enlarge it. Those are “nofollow” links.

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The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook by Tamar Weinberg on December 10, 2008 Share Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases. Here are some egregious sins that you must not perform on social media sites.

Why Social Media Is a Better Investment than SEO

ProBlogger

We have reached a point in late 2010 where the work required to generate traffic for a normal blog via search engines is much greater than that required to generate an equal amount of traffic via social media. My thesis is simple: for the majority of bloggers, the time and effort invested on social media is better spent than time spent on SEO. After several months the article ranked #3 for the keyword I was targeting (behind two large media properties).

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Social Media Strategy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Secrets

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » Social Media Supremacy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Strategies Social Media Supremacy: 10 Experts Reveal Their Strategies Written by Glen, this post has 75 Comments Though I’ve written about working as the social media manager for brands like Nissan, Land Rover and Hewlett Packard, I’ve never talked about many of my achievements in this space. Home What the F ?

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Directory Submissions for Backlinks: Tips n’ Tricks to Get Some Love from Google

Harp Interactive

Additionally, you can create social media accounts that link back to your website. Yet another proven method is to submit your website URL to web-directories with decent Google page rank, ex: Yahoo and D’moz. Create a spreadsheet to document the submission process, with fields that include: directory URL, Category submitted, URL submitted, date of submission, title/anchor text submitted, status.

Google Ready To Rollout Page Speed Report In Search Console

BeingOptimist

This report will provide you with an overview of the pages or URLs which have a speed-related problem and thus it will help webmasters to fix the problems related to page loading times. That means according to the page speed of the web pages, Google will accumulate the website Urls under these three sections. In addition to this, the search engine giant will also share details on how to increase the URLs, page speed by linking the PageSpeedInsight tool.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

These activities typically involve collaboration with multiple groups including tech, edit and audience development as well as the SEO, PR and social media teams. You’d be surprised at how many existing links (both internal and external) may be pointing to incorrect or discontinued URLs. Click on a URL with an error and then the “Linked from” tab to get a list of pages that are linking to it. Media relations. Social media.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Many loyal readers have checked in on the newsletter throughout 2011 to get both evergreen content , the content that typically embraces these monthly updates, in addition to something completely new, monthly digital trends – the stuff you use for presentations and proposals, for arguing that social media and online marketing does have a firm place in today’s landscape. Should I Change My URLs for SEO? Social Media. They call that social proof.

8 Critical SEO and Digital Marketing Opportunities

Adam Sherk

The open source nature of AMP is a plus but I’m not a fan of having to create separate URLs. For this, it is essential to adhere to search engine requirements such as making all links to sponsor sites nofollow and preventing indexation in Google News. Related posts: Search Marketing Dwarfs Social Media in Interactive Marketing Budgets.

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Web CEO SEO Software Platform Review

Kikolani

Choose ‘select a project’ and enter your site’s URL. Then connect Google analytics if you want SEO reports with valuable data on your social media engagement and visitor traffic. Then add your social profile URLs: Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube are supported. Each option can be expanded to see the URL of each link. It also provides an insight if links are juicy or nofollow, and PR of the domain.

HOW TO: Guide to Performing Website Audits

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Canonicalization and URL Structure. Rather than wasting your time rehashing this topic, I have written a handy guide that explains URL structure best practices in full. To summarize the article, there should only be one URL used to get to the homepage of your website. Just make sure there is only one version, and it’s not followed by an index.php, index.html, etc… URLs should contain words only and no numbers or symbols. Noindex and Nofollow.

Ahrefs Review: How to Use Ahrefs to Analyze Your Blog

Razor Social

Next to a detailed breakdown of where all your links are coming from, you can also see the value of those links through Domain Rating, URL Rating, External, and Social. UR or URL rating is in direct correlation with Google rankings and pages with high UR usually get better rankings in search engines. Social shows you the number of times a certain page or post has been shared on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. You just enter the URLs you want to check and click start.

The Most Important SEO Metrics For Backlinks Analysis

Kikolani

To quickly determine if a link is dofollow or nofollow, you can install the Chrome Nofollow extension, which will highlight all nofollow links. Whenever you come to a site that links out to external sources with nofollow links, it will look like in the screenshot below. While nofollow links will not have an adverse impact on your SEO performance, they will not improve your rankings either. Meta nofollow.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Blog World Meetups Tweetups and Parties

Kikolani

25 social media link building queries for content promotion – inurl, site-specific, and generic social media queries. 5 tips to kick start your link building via social media monitoring – how to start social media link building. URL shortener – has some interesting “ easter eggs &# and supposedly passes all the link juice! Social Media / Social Networking.

Why Your Search Engine Optimization Strategy Must Now Include Social Validation

Bill Hartzer

But to fully take advantage of the search engines and social media, you need to socialize your website’s content. Here is why any good search engine optimization effort must include a social validation program in order to be successful. Back about two years, I wrote a blog post about social media and search and how “success in social media means that you’ll get noticed in the organic search results. What is Social Validation?

3 Forums with CommentLuv-Like Functionality

Kikolani

One of the ways that I promote my most important blog posts, like my massive post on 40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rockstar , is through commenting on blogs enabled with CommentLuv. Latest blog post links are nofollow. Edit your general settings and add your RSS feed in the Blog XML Feed URL field.

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10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments

Kikolani

Besides her numerous guest posts all around the blogosphere, several prestigious awards like Finalists: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2011 , and being an all around nice gal, Kristi is always about GIVING to her readers. properties, social bookmarking sites, forums, just to name a few. And yes, you need a mixture of both Dofollow and Nofollow links, because that’s what natural link building looks like. How do you know whether a blog is Do or Nofollow?

Fetching Friday – Resources, Blog World Expo & Akismet

Kikolani

7 ways to generate buzz for your business – great ways to get people talking about you on blogs and social media. Link building tools interview with Taylor Pratt of Raven SEO – great response to dofollow vs. nofollow. Social Media. How to use social media for crisis management – my first post for Social Media Examiner on one important way businesses should use social media.

How to Promote the Perfect Blog Post

Bill Hartzer

Along with Twitter , Digg , Reddit , and other social media websites , Google’s blog search can even bring in some great traffic to your blog. If you give them a “heads up&# and a link directly to the blog post, there’s a chance that someone might want to submit it to one of the social networking sites. I prefer to add it to Mixx because mixx.com is one of the few social bookmarking websites that do not use the “nofollow&# tag.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, First Newsletter & Tennis Street Magic

Kikolani

7 reasons why email still dominates social media – don’t listen to the hype – email is still strong in maintaining relationships! How to create your own custom Facebook share URL – super easy and makes sure you get the image you want shared with your pages! Understanding women in social media – nice infographic, especially for those looking to market to women socially. Social Media / Social Networking.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Hawaiian Relaxation & More

Kikolani

Social Media. Will social media change in 2010 ? Best social networking Google Chrome extensions. How to check shortened URL’s. Next week on Kikolani , I will share my blogging and social media goals of 2010, and also an analysis of how blog commenting makes a difference. And on the Dofollow blog, I will discuss the reason nofollow still matters.

WAIT BEFORE YOU MAKE THAT CALL

Myrland Marketing

In my case, he wouldn’t have even needed to look very far to know that my “interest” in marketing, including Social Media, is very high. My tagline with my logo gives a hint: Strategic Social Media. I see from your website that your business is marketing consulting, including social media, so I would love to talk to you about how our service might be something to offer your clients….”

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

Bare Feet Studios

Some content management systems allow you to have multiple websites with unique URLs that are all served from the same database (e.g. domains as you like, but better to have a 301 redirect on all but the main URL, whereby the others point to the main URL. the URL being linked to from your site, also has the right mix of keywords in it. SMCHI-Setting Up Google Analytics WordPress Developed for our Social Media Club chapter by Rob Bertolf.

Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets Tweet Spinner Review: A Powerful Application to Manage Your Tweets by Tamar Weinberg on December 22, 2009 Share Finding productivity on Twitter, especially if you are a large company or one that manages several profiles for clients, can be quite difficult.

7 Ways to Start Building an Audience for Your New Blog

ProBlogger

Even though much of the conversation that used to happen in blog comments now takes place on social media, commenting on other people’s blogs can still be effective in the early days of a blog. You fill in your name, email address (which only the blogger can see) and your blog’s URL, as well as writing the comment itself. 4: Put Your Blog’s URL in Your Social Media Bios. On almost every social media site, you’ll have the option to include a website link.

10 Premium SEO Tools That You Can Try for Free (or Cheap)

Kikolani

Backlink History – Our Backlink History tool allows SEOs to determine the number of backlinks detected by our sophisticated web robots for given domains, subdomains or URLs. Identify top pages, view social activity data, and analyze anchor text. Followerwonk – Analyze your followers, discover deep insights about your social graph, target influences, search Twitter bios, connect with interesting people, and so much more. Social Media Monitoring.

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Essential SEO Settings for Every New WordPress Blog

ProBlogger

When you do some kind of promotion on social media, for example, and get 1,000 visitors in a day, then that’s great, but the next day you’re likely to see no one. In plan English, permalinks represent the structure of every URL on a blog. A single blog post can have one of many URL structures. WordPress provides you with a lot of tags , so you’re able to create literally tens of different URL structures.

A New Linking Strategy: Out is the New In

ProBlogger

The only way that you could get to a page was if you knew the URL, or followed a link from another page. We allow links in the comments, but we nofollow them so no link juice escapes. As the search engines get smarter, and the value of comment links, forum links, and social media links drops, the value of in-content links (i.e. I’ve been thinking a lot about my linking strategy lately.

Link-building Tips and Tools for Bloggers in a Post-Panda and Penguin World

ProBlogger

Later, social networks like Digg, Last.fm, and others were affected as well. Check by going to the following URL, and replace domain.com with the website’s domain. Links can do this regardless of whether or not they contain the “nofollow” attribute, contain redirects, come from a site with a high PageRank , and so on. Complete your social network and forum profiles. When it comes to leaving links, leave behind our blog’s URL in the website field.

Looking to Guest Post on Authority Sites? Here’s How to Find the Best Blogs

ProBlogger

Often they’re looking for two things: Guest bloggers with big platforms, such as a big social media following. So here’s the point: If you don’t yet have a social media following or you’re not yet an established expert, you need to get on that before you start submitting guest articles to the big blogs. Here are tips and guidelines to follow: Get established on all the major social media channels. Check if links are “nofollow.”

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Why Google Pushed Me to Build a (Bigger) Link Network

Viper Chill

Mostly nofollow and those that are dofollow are spammed to hell. Seeing an affiliate site in a comment URL also looks suspicious. Social Media In 1865, Fredik Idestam built a pulp mill on the banks of the Tammerkoski River in southwestern Finland. He soon added a papermaking machine.

Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide Written by Glen, this post has 83 Comments Many bloggers end up having a love-hate relationship with StumbleUpon. Here are some examples of popular avatars in the social media space: It is up to you whether you want to use an ‘avatar’ style picture like this or a picture of your face. Home What the F

What You Can Learn From The Most Tweeted Blog Posts Ever

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » What You Can Learn From The Most Tweeted Blog Posts Ever What You Can Learn From The Most Tweeted Blog Posts Ever Written by Glen, this post has 35 Comments I ran a poll in the sidebar here for a few days asking people what their main goals were for 2010 in terms of internet marketing. URL Shorteners: Which Shortening Service Do You Use? Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

Reputation Management for Wordpress (Free Plugin)

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » Reputation Management for Wordpress (Free Plugin) Reputation Management for Wordpress (Free Plugin) Written by Glen, this post has 66 Comments I’m deviating from the typical type of post here at ViperChill today as I have something pretty awesome to announce: My first plugin, Reputation Management for Wordpress, is now available for download. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

ViperChill Monthly Report 10 (The Month with Just One Post)

Viper Chill

The top 10, were: ViperChill: 928 wordpress seo: 580 viral marketing: 525 social media strategy: 248 viper chill: 230 guest blogging: 138 hostgatorestonia.com: 102 ( Bug? target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 65 Comments Nabeel | Create Your First Website says: August 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm Hi Glen, Awesome stats as always. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

6 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging 4 Years Ago

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » 6 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging 4 Years Ago 6 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging 4 Years Ago Written by Glen, this post has 88 Comments Any time that you take and apply blogging advice from me, you’re trusting someone who has created a number of blogs that failed miserably. target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 88 Comments Vinay says: May 26, 2010 at 11:07 am Great tips Glen! Building up momentum and social proof.

How to Generate Blog Post Ideas

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » How I Generated One Years Worth of Content Ideas In One Hour, And You Can Too How I Generated One Years Worth of Content Ideas In One Hour, And You Can Too Written by Glen, this post has 66 Comments I have a confession to make. Simply change the tag in the URL to whatever you write about and you’ll find popular content around that topic. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

Building a $1000000 Website in 12 Months

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » Building a $1,000,000 Website in 12 Months Building a $1,000,000 Website in 12 Months Written by Glen, this post has 101 Comments I recently stopped working on a number of large projects because I was not totally passionate about them. target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 101 Comments Design Informer says: November 26, 2009 at 12:11 pm Can’t wait to read more. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

Conquering Big Industries: My Bulletproof SEO Strategy

Viper Chill

I use networking as a very broad term which chould include creating connections with bloggers, finding companies who can help you to get your offering out there and utilising other areas of social media to get eyeballs on your creation. target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> 126 Comments Dan says: July 19, 2010 at 8:24 am Too cool Glen, I find myself copy and pasting every article to all my web guys. My service also provides something similar to directories with social bookmarks.