Google+ is growing, and it’s growing fast. But will this new platform meet the needs of professionals? With plans to implement brand accounts in the foreseeable future, there are a lot of wishes on every social media manager’s wish list. To get the most out of this technology for a brand there are a host of things people would like to see. [Read more…]
Depending on what degree a certain person might be trying to obtain, it might actually be in the best interest of a person to skip college and go right into starting their own business or making it the hard way – working.
There are some types of degrees you absolutely have to go to college for. You cannot become a doctor or a plastic surgeon without going to school (at least in the way our world is operated now). And you more than likely cannot be a chemical or electrical engineer without going to school either. However our school system was based on a system that was created many, many years ago – and it may perhaps be entirely outdated.
Should SEO be taught in schools?
Could you imagine how many more Internet startups there would be if they taught it in high school to teenagers? You would have 14-18 year old kids cranking out affiliate gateways, blogs, and providing SEO services everyday after school at 3 p.m. The SEO industry would be flooded within the matter of a semester or two of teaching it and the competition on the web would skyrocket. [Read more…]
Website owners often fall into a pattern of marketing for their websites that can leave their efforts lopsided, for example, they may choose to focus a majority of their effort with on-site SEO building, such as on-site-links for posts or they may choose to focus on building off-site links in for their site to push up SERP. In other cases webmasters simply want to convert the highest number of visitors who visit their website. Unfortunately without the proper mix of all three types of efforts it’s almost certain that a website will fail, it’s the entire reason internet marketing consulting firms exist and are in abundance.
Regardless of why you are hiring an outside firm for optimization purposes there are certain considerations that should be made.
First, it’s important to understand how a consultancy firm will attract off-site visitors and SERP to your website. In some cases an internet marketing consulting firm may own various websites where they will place your site links, you’ll want to find out if links to your site will be on websites that match your content. For example, a link to a tech product website from a health website will hold less authoritative weight since the sites are in different niches. You’ll also want to ask the firm about their linking strategy, having 100 links appear overnight could be seen by search engines as inflated SEO which in turn could penalize your website. If the firm is offering a good mix of off-site links (.com, .edu sites), lifetime links to established directories, etc. they will likely help better secure future traffic for your website. [Read more…]
Search Engine Optimisation is by many considered necessary, others say that it’s all about the content and other will even go as far as to call SEO a way to trick out Google. The truth is that it’s a mi9x of all these elements and then some: great content is required to receive links and go viral on social media networks, ‘SEO tricks’ will improve how your site ranks. The team of BloggingPro sat down and created the ultimate basic guide to SEO, in the form of an infographic.
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The link request can be a very effective tool for link building but it seems to be underused by bloggers. Many of them are hesitant to ask for links. They think it is too intrusive and spammy. Or they are not confident in their content.
Others have tried sending a couple requests but they didn’t have success so they stopped.
If you haven’t had success, here’s a principle that can help. Also, this principle can build your confidence and help you realize that link requests don’t have to be spammy. [Read more…]
Rand Fishkin has an interesting prediction in his recent post, 8 Predictions for SEO in 2010. He believes that Twitter will become a part of Google’s ranking algorithm.
His argument is that Google has a history of innovating their algorithm to take account the most relevant link sources. And now it seems that Twitter has become the top place to share links instead of blogs and social news sites.
Sean Platt recently wrote about the power of keywords for Copyblogger. When he first started his business blog, he ignored keywords and just focused on developing a unique writing style. He got a lot of compliments for his writing but his blog was not making much money.
He switched his focus from “clever” writing to SEO writing by including keywords in his posts. The result was huge. He got more traffic and links and he made a lot of money. [Read more…]
One of the underrated strategies in SEO is reading good books in your niche. You don’t hear a lot about this tactic. Many SEO specialists will talk about keeping up with the top blogs in your niche, but there are great benefits to reading books. Here are three of the biggest ones.
One of the exciting times for any blogger is when he breaks through a traffic plateau and reaches new levels of pageviews and visitors. Fortunately, I’ve seen my blog overcome a couple plateaus. In this post, I talk about the steps I took to reach new traffic levels. [Read more…]
I’ve spent so much time building links to my blog that I forgot how much post frequency can increase search traffic.
Typically, I write 2-3 posts per week on my blog. But in the last four weeks, I’ve had more motivation so I wrote four posts every week. This proved to be a good decision as my traffic from search engines has increased by 20% in the last thirty days. [Read more…]