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Have you ever heard someone say that before? I sure have. It came from the mouth of someone very close to me, and really ticked me off. Being the lady that I am, I didn’t show the true extent of my ire, of course, but I did have to re-educate that person on what SEO is all about. I’m guessing that not knowing much about the topic, she remains skeptical to this day. What.ever.But you know, some SEO is spam, or at least what people think is SEO and really isn’t.
With the constant hype around new tools and "systems" promising SEO magic, it's easy to overlook, or even downright dismiss, valuable tools free for the using. One such tool is Google's own Webmaster Tools.I'm continually amazed at the number of people that don't take advantage of the wealth of information the Big "G" makes available about what it's looking for, what it's crawlers have found, and what needs some attention.
When you type in a search query in Google, you see a number of advertisements appear in the search results. These advertisements are known commonly as Google ads. With Google advertising becoming an integral part of any business’ online marketing campaign, learning about Google ads is essential for all marketers. The Google ads are placed on the search engine using their AdWords feature. It helps the businesses attract more customers and enhance their brand.
Google Analytics is as dense a resource as any you find online. Even marketers who have been using it for years discover something new from time to time. There is little doubt about the importance of Analytics in the prevalence of internet marketing today. However, Google has made it known that a number of changes and upgrades are going to be made to Analytics over the coming year or so. For those not familiar with its ins and outs, things could get difficult.
Bing is no longer the inferior counterpart to Google and Yahoo. Over time, Microsoft’s search engine has grown in importance and has gained a significant part of the market share for search. Marketers who want to achieve online success need to equip themselves with the right tools to use Bing. Its competitor keyword tool, AdWords is by far the most popular keyword tool available to marketers. Hence, not many people are familiar with the best ways in which they can use the Bing keyword tool.
Francesco in 13 Most Common Hreflang Mistakes - SEMrush Study
Hi Elena, very nice article to better explain HREFLANG Issue. I'm still a little bit confused about Self-Referencing Hreflang Tag with canonical url. From your article it seems we shouldn't use both but I've never read a Google Article about this specific issue. Could you please give me a Google link about this?Join the discussion
Stephen Twomey in Guest Blogging: Why You Must Analyze Website Traffic Before Pitching
Hey Cody! Glad you liked the information my friend. Analyzing traffic as well as them relevance are things that many digital marketers forget to do when looking at guest posting opportunities (audience swapping). We too often look at metrics like DA, PA or similar metrics to be our only source of seeing if a website is "worth it". But where there is quality traffic there is opportunity! Cheers-StephenJoin the discussion
Hi Iterate Marketing, unfortunately, there is no particular list prepared but if you google the top influencers site for your niche and top rated product in regards to your niche, for say, If I am looking for best SEO product then definitely I would go for SEMrush, Href, and SiteExplorer (MOZ) or go for Influencers such as Neil Patel (neilpatel.com), Rand Fishkin (https://moz.com/about/team/randfish) and Brian Dean (backlinko.com). These are high PR sites and getting millions of visitors a day. If you can pitch your thoughts on such sites you can get quality links and good exposure as well.Join the discussion
When I get a new client, or even when I have a current client that I am looking to explore with new terms, keyword research is an essential part of our marketing plan.Brand building is also an essential part for any marketing campaign. One method to increase visibility on the web is to rank at the top of Google (or for my competitors, near the top and just below me). Thus, receiving all that exposure for people searching for the keywords you rank number one for. Or above the fold at least.
What makes one website’s search engine promotion campaign successful and another’s not? Why do some websites reap almost instant benefits enjoying high conversions while others put a lot of efforts and resources only to still get poor results?One of the core elements of a successful SEO campaign is correctly implemented seo keyword research. Keywords for which the website is being promoted has a direct impact on its ranking in search engines and traffic volume.
Finally you have a website, and now you want to have it listed on the first page on Google. You already know the basic principles of how everything works for Search Engine Optimization in theory and now it's high time to start implementing it. The first and most obvious step is to find the best keywords for SEO. If you go the wrong direction at this point all further efforts will be useless.
Let’s suppose you have decided to start your online business. What should you start with? You can ask a reputable web designer to create a website for you. But how will you manage it? What does your success depend on and how can you keep your ratings up? How can you keep track of the latest events happening on your site? How should you conduct PPC management? The answer is rather simple: you have to be able to use some of the most advanced SEO tools in order to avoid falling behind.
The keyword selection process may appear difficult, confusing and time consuming without proper knowledge of how to approach the process professionally. So we are going to talk here about how to do keyword research and several important stages you shouldn’t miss in the keyword search process.One of the stages is generating as many keywords ideas as possible.