Search Engine Optimization


Content marketing is all the rage, and it seems like every business is trying to outdo the competition on this front. It’s not just enough to have a blog anymore, now you need to have a YouTube channel, or a Pinterest following, or any of a dozen other avenues potential customers will use to snap up your content. However, while the vehicle through which you deliver your content is important, it’s equally important to remember that there’s more to content marketing than the form your content takes. There are plenty of pitfalls......

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Businesses are constantly told about the benefits of blogging. Yet, many companies still aren’t writing blogs at the frequency that they should. It’s important to understand how it can really have an impact on your SEO campaign. Fresh Content It’s always a good idea to have fresh content on your website. It is what will encourage people to follow your blog throughout the year. Search engine algorithms also look for fresh content. If it’s been months since you last added new content to your site, it could cost you within the rankings.......

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Years ago, search engine optimization seemed like a pretty easy concept. You used the right keywords and it allowed you to gain the visibility you needed in the search engines. A lot has changed since then. Knowing about the evolution will make it easier for you to get the desired visibility. Google Algorithms One of the main reasons for search engine optimization becoming more of a struggle is the algorithms. Google and the other search engines change their SEO algorithms all the time. This means that you need to know what has......

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As you might already know, content marketing is extremely important. Creating blog posts and other content for your website is necessary for a few reasons. Primarily, it can help you boost your search engine ranking in a natural and ethical way. Additionally, it can provide helpful and informative content for your readers to enjoy when they are on your website, and it’s a good way to establish yourself as an expert in your field. However, even though content marketing can be highly effective for any business, it can also be overwhelming and stressful.......

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During the offseason or the slow months, many businesses struggle with what is known as seasonal SEO. It is a hard decision to make. How do you determine to run your SEO throughout the year or just during “holiday” season? You could target keywords that are only relevant for a certain season or, alternatively, a specific ‘real’ season such as the summer? Is it worth it? Here are some things to keep in mind when making your decision. How Important Are Seasonal Sales For You? Many businesses see an uptick in sales during......

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When many people think of SEO, they don’t think of content marketing, and they should. Believe it or not, there is a strong connection between content marketing and SEO. But what exactly is content marketing and why does it go hand in hand with SEO? The Content Marketing Institute defines content marketing as “A strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.” But in order to have successful content marketing, you must have SEO.......

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Smartphones and other mobile devices have forever changed the way people use the internet and search engines. This affects your business in many ways, from website design to blogging. Moreover, Search Engine Watch reports that Google is experimenting with new search engine results pages. These potential changes are based on a user behavior called intent-focused micro-moments. What is an intent-focused micro-moment? Today, 60 percent of all internet access is mostly mobile-only, and a growing number of users utilize the internet only through a smartphone. However, their search behavior is brief. For example, a person is watching a movie starring Ryan Reynolds.......

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Search engine optimization is something that your website needs if you expect to compete with other businesses. Proper SEO makes your website easier for search engines to read and visitors to navigate. However, without much knowledge, you could accidentally sabotage your own website. It is best to get professional assistance with local SEO to avoid making major mistakes. Using Google My Business If you want your business to rank well on Google, you need to use Google My Business. It does not cost anything, and it plays an important role in ranking......

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Anything you can do to improve your site’s availability and appearance to search engines will show an improvement in visitors. Even something as simple as underlining a few keywords in your existing site changes the visibility of your site in search rankings. If you’re just getting started with SEO, you are in a position to get the most bank for your buck when it comes to online marketing. Here are five cost-effective SEO strategies to look for.   Content Marketing The #1 way to demonstrate expertise to potential customers is through content creation. Whether......

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Content has largely taken over online marketing in the past few years. To attract followers in your target audience on Facebook, you need to create content. To engage subscribers with your marketing emails, you need original content. To manage your reputation, generate leads, and establish thought-leadership, you need content. So where does this leave search engine optimization in regard to your marketing campaign? Well, although content is an essential asset, it’s not nearly as effective without backlinks. A recent Practical Ecommerce article talks about the value of internal and external links. According to the article, external......

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