Effective Link Bait Examples and Techniques

Effective Link Bait Examples and Techniques

Link Bait is simply creating a piece of viral content that people will want to link to and share across the web, typically through forms of social media.  There are a number of differ formats that link bait comes in, however they all have one thing in common.  People...
Using the Power of Multi-Search Engines

Using the Power of Multi-Search Engines

This post was written by guest blogger Alex Stetson, a Boston SEO specialist. Multi-search engines deliver results from a number of different search engines at once; this is meant to streamline the manual search process that users normally follow. So what do certain...
Example of a Daily Routine for an SEO

Example of a Daily Routine for an SEO

Have you ever wondered what a normal day is like for a SEO?  Well, I don’t think there is such a thing.  Depending on if you are working In-House, an Agency or are a Freelancer, your role and responsibilities will vary. However I have noticed a pattern and...
10 Website & SEO Analysis Tools

10 Website & SEO Analysis Tools

There are a number of SEO tools out there that will let you analyze a site for a number of different factors.  There are link analysis tools, competitive research tools, keyword analysis tools, domain info tools, social bookmarking tools, etc… So instead of...
5 SEO Factors that Do and Don’t Matter in 2010

5 SEO Factors that Do and Don’t Matter in 2010

The landscape and ranking factors of SEO are always changing and evolving.  In 2010, we are starting to see a fundamental shift in the way search engines are rankings sites.  With the evolution of social media, video, and rich media, the organic SERPs are becoming...
SWX West: Matt Cutts Live with WebProNews

SWX West: Matt Cutts Live with WebProNews

Mike McDonald took some time during SMX West to talk to Matt Cutts to get a recap on the session he contributed to, as well as to give us an update on relevant search questions Matt Recaps “Ask the Search Engines” session Google Caffine: Rolled it out to...
SEO Battle: Search Tactics Go Head-to-Head

SEO Battle: Search Tactics Go Head-to-Head

I asked Ann Smarty from Search Engine Journal and MyBlogGuest to give her opinion on various search tactics that were put head-to-head.  Although some of these tactics can’t survive without the other, it is interesting to gain Ann’s insights into these...
Essential Resources In My Internet Marketing Toolbox

Essential Resources In My Internet Marketing Toolbox

Glen from Viperchill recently wrote a post about the resources that are in his internet marketing toolbox, so I thought it would be a good idea to share the tools I use on a daily basis.  I think I should mention that I probably have used hundreds of tools to perform...
How to Increase How Often Google Crawls Your Website

How to Increase How Often Google Crawls Your Website

This is a guest post by Ben Hook, a search marketer and owner of Navaro, a UK based SEO company helping clients to increase their online visibility. When optimising a site most likely you’ll have to be making some on site changes if the site hasn’t previously...
What Should be Covered in an SEO Sales Meeting

What Should be Covered in an SEO Sales Meeting

When you are speaking to a potential SEO client, there should be some level of knowledge and training that should be given, to help them fully understand how SEO works and why you are structuring the proposal and strategy the way you are. Here are some aspects of SEO...
25 Promises and Advice Given By Unethical SEO Firms

25 Promises and Advice Given By Unethical SEO Firms

Ahh yes, we have all received e-mails from SEO companies promising the world for $199/month!  Unfortunately there are more unethical SEO companies out there than ones you can trust.  So if you are a business or organization looking for a reputable firm to hire, how do...
Best Practices for Online Press Releases

Best Practices for Online Press Releases

Search marketing and public relations have traditionally functioned as separate entities however in recent years it has become clear that there is a close synergy between the two. Many companies will employ both PR and search marketing agencies to help promote their...
5 Reasons Why Your Site is Not Ranking Well?

5 Reasons Why Your Site is Not Ranking Well?

Recently I have spoke to a number of people who have wondered why their websites are not ranking well.  Of course that is going to depend on a case by case basis, but there are 5 things I will check first before I give them an answer.  9 times out of 10, if they are...
30% Off: Download the Link Builders Toolkit

30% Off: Download the Link Builders Toolkit

Today is the official launch of the Link Builders Toolkit.  The Link Builders Toolkit is THE ultimate resource for finding quality websites to gain inbound links.  Over the years I have been collecting websites that I found to be of high value and worth investing time...
How SEO and Social Media Are Joining Forces

How SEO and Social Media Are Joining Forces

I have discussed with a number of people recently the debate about what is considered Search Engine Optimization and what is considered Social Media.  To tell you the truth, I feel like they are starting to blend together to become the ultimate marketing machine on...
What to Consider When Assessing SEO Expectations

What to Consider When Assessing SEO Expectations

Typically when assessing a new SEO client, I will look at a number of different factors that will help me to determine realistic exceptions.  Its funny to see companies give pricing to a potential client without even understanding the clients needs and their industry....
Solutions for Your Top Daily Distractions

Solutions for Your Top Daily Distractions

I want to start off by saying that this post is a little bit of a different topic than I usually write about.  However I think it is relevant to everyone and can be applied to any topic. Now that I am writing for my blog on a much more regular basis and recently...
How To Craft the Perfect Meta Tags

How To Craft the Perfect Meta Tags

I know it may seem very basic when creating Title and Meta tags for your website, but it can be a much more involved process if you are looking to go from good to great.  Many clients are under the impression that as long as they have their keywords in the title and...
5 Things To Remove From Your XML Sitemap

5 Things To Remove From Your XML Sitemap

When creating an XML sitemap, you may want to modify it slightly before you upload it to your server.  There are a number of reasons why you should manually edit your XML sitemap file which include, proper indexation,  URL index limitations (although they have gotten...
15 Websites to Find Excellent Internet Marketing Whitepapers

15 Websites to Find Excellent Internet Marketing Whitepapers

Whitepapers have been a great marketing tool for gaining industry credibility, relevant leads, and more traffic to your website. Even though there are probably thousands of Internet Marketing Whitepapers out there, there are a select bunch that are know for creating industry-recognized, high-quality whitepapers.

The Value of Deep Links

The Value of Deep Links

Historically, some companies haven’t looked kindly upon inbound “deep links,” or links to pages on their site that aren’t the homepage or another top-level page. Some have felt that deep links cause visitors to bypass the site’s main advertising or branding page....
Interview with Gab Goldenberg, Tips on Selling SEO

Interview with Gab Goldenberg, Tips on Selling SEO

I had the great opportunity to interview Gab Goldenberg, a well-respected industry influencer in the SEO and Internet Marketing community.  I wanted to get some some insights and tips on some important questions about selling Search Engine Optimization. What sales...
How to Optimize an E-mail Generating Newsletter

How to Optimize an E-mail Generating Newsletter

Newsletters can make an accidental or first time visitor, who has come to your site because they saw something of interest to come back again as an interested reader. So long as they keep their subscription to your newsletter, you will have a consistent reader who will return to your site.

Client Feedback Exercise to Kick-Off a SEO Project

Client Feedback Exercise to Kick-Off a SEO Project

A few things I have learned from working with clients is that sometimes it can be extremely hard to get the necessary information you need to get a project started-off on the right track.  Sometimes it can be the agencies fault because they are not being clear as to...
Tips for B2B Search Engine Marketing

Tips for B2B Search Engine Marketing

Today, strong search engine marketing strategies are a survival necessity for any business, be it a small or big show. Even using this as just a general rule, the fact remains that B2B (business-to-business) marketers will have to think and act slightly different from...
Part II: The Ultimate Guide to Meta Description

Part II: The Ultimate Guide to Meta Description

In Part I of this two part series, I left you saying how inaccurate the CTR’s Google was give are. Now I want you to totally forget what I said! In this post I’m going to take you step-by-step through extracting and changing poor performing descriptions. Step I: Start...
Part I: The Ultimate Guide to Meta Description

Part I: The Ultimate Guide to Meta Description

You’ve just taken over a client from an unscrupulous agency; title tags are stuffed with keywords, there’s a dodgy backlink history and the meta keywords are used on every page. Worst of all, your just not getting the traffic you’re expecting from the rankings you’re...
5 Important Elements of a Sales Landing Page

5 Important Elements of a Sales Landing Page

Every great sales or lead generation landing page have certain similar characteristics to them.  Those characteristics lead to increases in sales, leads and overall conversion rates. Let’s take a look at the different elements of a successful landing page. 1. ...
Promoting Article Marketing with RSS Feeds

Promoting Article Marketing with RSS Feeds

Many people think of article marketing as simply a way to build a backlink or traffic to their website, to build their reputation as an expert, or to make money online via article writing. But not many think about their articles as promotional items and actually...
How Professional SEOs Get Inbound Links

How Professional SEOs Get Inbound Links

Getting found on Google consists of 2 things: 1) content and 2) links. Since inbound links act as a voting system or currency for search engine algorithms, it’s imperative that SEOs acquire high quality inbound links on a consistent basis. One way to produce...
The Importance of Building a Natural Link Profile

The Importance of Building a Natural Link Profile

Link building is essential to any website that wants to climb the search engine rankings and stay there. What a lot of people fail to understand is that this is not as simple as finding as many links as you can, no matter where from, and then adding them all in one go. If a website is to be consistently successful in the search engines, it has to possess a natural link profile.

How to Use PPC to Complement SEO

How to Use PPC to Complement SEO

Recently I wrote a blog post on How SEO and Social Media Are Joining Forces, so I thought it would be beneficial to show how PPC can help to compliment SEO.  Now that Pay-Per-Click (at least in Google) is becoming so saturated with advertisers, compared to 5-7 years...
4 Common SEO Copywriting Techniques That Ruin Your Copy

4 Common SEO Copywriting Techniques That Ruin Your Copy

As an SEO copywriter, I work with a number of SEO companies providing copy for their clients. Many times, the SEO companies have certain guidelines they want me to follow when writing the copy. Some of these guidelines are based off proven SEO practices. Others are...
Increasing Conversions by Removing Usability Roadblocks

Increasing Conversions by Removing Usability Roadblocks

What is conversion optimization Conversion optimization is the process of testing your website and landing pages to improve your conversion rate. A conversion rate is the percentage of visitors who complete the desired action on a page (example: submitting a form or...
Are You Optimizing Your YouTube Videos Properly?

Are You Optimizing Your YouTube Videos Properly?

YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world, so why not leverage that.  As you probably know, video is becoming such a large part in every marketers strategy.  It is a great way to convey a marketing message and to tell a story, where plain text lacks. ...
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