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Traditional Link Building


7 min read

How Ditching Traditional Link Building Got Us More Traffic

Google and the Webspam team are on a frenzy to bash any kind of scalable link building tactics that emerged post-Penguin 2.0. Guest posting has been hit, and MyBlogGuest was publicly penalized. Tons of link networks have been deindexed, and the link building circles are in danger once again.
Gaël BretonApr 07, 2014
Google Tag Manager for a Better SEO Experience


5 min read

How To Use Google Tag Manager for a Better SEO Experience

Successful search engine optimization doesn‘t happen in a vacuum. As SEOs and webmasters, we need to constantly monitor our websites to see how they are performing. We need to carefully measure traffic, monitor the success of online advertising campaigns, and assess the ways in which visitors are behaving and interacting with our sites. We all rely on a vast array of tools to help us do just that.
Dario ZadroMar 26, 2014
Excel Tips & Tricks


4 min read

Excel Tips & Tricks: Streamline Your Analysis

Like many SEOs, I spend a lot of time analyzing traffic data in Google Analytics. I also rely heavily on Excel, which goes hand-in-hand with Analytics. Excel is a tool that is invaluable to SEOs, and I personally could not go a day without using it.
Sergio AicardiMar 12, 2014
How To Use UTM Tracking Codes in Google Analytics


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How To Use UTM Tracking Codes in Google Analytics

A UTM tracking code is a unique URL that redirects to your website or target landing page. It helps you identify which specific ads or links get clicked on or convert the most. Without UTM tracking, your analytics will only track which website your clicks and conversions are coming from. But that‘s not enough. Most marketers have multiple ads on one website, whether they‘re in different places or just rotating.
Marvin RussellMar 07, 2014
Social or Organic Traffic


3 min read

Is Social or Organic Traffic More Important?

OK, most website owners and marketing managers understand that it‘s not social media marketing versus SEO; the two really go hand-in-hand. The content you create not only fuels your social media activity (keeping you connected to your social audience), it also creates valuable landing pages in the SERPs. This helps your website earn better quality links, which in turn helps build your online brand presence.
Nick StamoulisFeb 27, 2014
Dominate the Search Engines


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How To Use Semrush To Dominate the Search Engines: Part One

For many, the task of dominating their online industry via search engine optimization without a SEO company remains mysterious. Can it still be done Post-Penguin? Post-Hummingbird? If so, how do the SEO experts accomplish it in this new day and age? Just like a handy man, you are only as good as the tools you use. An experienced SEO marketer has a handful of tools at his/her disposal depending on the mission.
Jason HawkinsJan 13, 2014
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Digital Marketing Trends 2022


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Not Just Another Digital Marketing Trends 2022 Post

It’s the end of 2021, and yes, it’s that time of the year — when you prepare for the winter holidays, drown yourself on Amazon in search of the perfect gift, and expect a deluge of “Digital Marketing Trends for 2022” posts. Well, if you think you’re opening up another “voice search is the next search” write-up, you’re in the wrong.
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