Keyword research is fundamental to any SEO or SEM campaign. But how do you go about selecting keywords?Keyword selection is all about trying to find the words and phrases your potential customers are using as search queries, then leveraging those words organically or targeting them in pay-per-click campaigns. Keywords can be defined by two categories: broad and narrow. These are sometimes referred to as short-tail and long-tail, respectively.
Has your website received a manual action in Google? Have you tried to submit a reconsideration request and failed?In this infographic created as a collaboration between Marcela De Vivo and Brian Dean, the process of going through the reconsideration process is outlined so you can understand how to get the manual action lifted with a successful reconsideration request.
I recently read a blog article titled, “Do I Really NEED to Be Using SEO in my Blog Posts?” The conclusion the author made was that you don’t HAVE to use SEO, although she admitted it can be a great way to bring additional traffic to your site.Well, duh!That’s why you need SEO in your blog posts. Traffic. Without traffic, you have no readers, and without readers, you have no prospects. No prospects = no sales. Period. End of story.
In recent months, Google has been doing its utmost to prevent webmasters from manipulating their results through link building. For years, marketers, webmasters and just about everybody with a website that wanted to rank high in Google have been using a number of techniques and fads to get to the top of the SERPs.
One thing you can always say about the Internet is that it’s constantly morphing. In the late ‘80s to early ‘90s, it was a novelty. Not many people owned personal computers, and if they did, they paid a bundle for them. I remember buying my first PC in 1986 and it cost $2,500 for a 20M hard drive. At the time, I didn't even know that the Internet existed, though people were already using it.In the 1990’s, being online was cool…a novelty.
Having an online presence is becoming a major marketing trend and a must for many businesses. However, most business beginners start out making common online marketing mistakes, such as prioritizing SEO keywords rather than making their business website easy for visitors to read. Although social media networks and SEO are key elements to online marketing, there’s more to Internet marketing than that.
When speaking of guarantees and exact sciences, SEO shows up pretty low on the list. Even further below it sits Online Reputation Management (ORM), the distant, more volatile cousin of SEO. Online Reputation Management is one of the most popular SEO branches right now, and it doesn’t look like the growth of the industry is slowing anytime soon.
Google has been shooting down sites left and right with Penguin penalties due to a variety of factors, but one thing that has become clear to many online marketers and link-builders is that Google is no longer tolerating low-quality links and content. To keep yourself ahead of the game, you have to make sure you are building your links alongside valuable content.
How do you know if your B2B website is a success? You can judge it by a number of criteria, such as the amount of traffic you’re getting from new visitors. But the most telling benchmark should be the number of leads generated. If you’re not getting many leads from your site, it may be missing one of these seven key elements for modern web design.
The circus is coming to town. Really, my 7-year-old son mentioned to me that we went to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus last year, and he would like to go again this year. Well, that got me thinking: how can I use a tool such as SEMrush to search for circus tickets, especially since a friend of mine has a ticket website (and I just happen to be helping him with his content marketing efforts).