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Search Engine Optimization

Articles that educate you on how to improve your site's SEO.
Keyword Research: How to Find Long Tail Keywords

Keyword research is the first step when you're starting your blog or affiliate niche site or when your writing a new post on your website. But what does keyword research really mean?

How to Rank: 25 Step SEO Master Blueprint

If you're like most SEOs, you spend hours each week reading the latest SEO tactics and search engine tidbits. We spend hours learning, but does 90% of it change what we actually do - that is, the basic work of ranking a web page for search?

Social Signals Work for SEO | Social Media Today

Peter Visser Yet another topic that baffles the average person who doesn't know, or need to know, about Search Engine Optimization. As I continue to try and educate my clients in the elusive world of SEO marketing I find myself increasingly coming across the subject of social signals. What are social signals?

5 OnPage SEO Tips To Boost Your SERP | Business 2 Community

Every blogger, webmaster and internet marketer wants to increase website traffic so as to get more income, more readers and authority. This task is not so easy, but if planned properly you will surely will able to increase website traffic. In this article we will focus on 5 onpage SEO factors which can surely influence your position on SERP.

What is a SERP? - Small Business Trends

The word "SERP" stands for "search engine results page." It's pronounced "serp," just like in the first syllable of the word serpent. So, just what is a SERP? Imagine someone doing a search in Google for a word or phrase. Google will return results for that particular search on a Google search results page.

My Blog has been hit by a big evil Google Penguin

As you properly know Google released their Penguin 2.0 algorithm this Wednesday (May 22, 2013). A lot have been said about this update and the full impact is still to be known, but one thing is for sure. This blog ( was hit, and it has been hit pretty badly.

SEO Writing that Ranks | Social Media Today

Brianna Smith Many factors contribute to a website reaching and maintaining high positions in search results for target terms. These factors include user experience, site structure, alt tags on images, site maps, and more. Above all content is definitely still king. However, not all types of content can rule over the kingdom of SERPs.

The Three Pillars Of SEO In 2013: Content, Links, And Social Media

A good SEO strategy is the difference between your business easily being found online and getting lost in the noise of thousands of other businesses trying to stand out. With Google's ever-changing algorithm, it can be difficult to know what's effective here and now. In 2013, success in SEO hinges on [...]

7 Tips to Improve the SEO of Your Google+ Profile

Is your business on Google+? If not, it should be. This social network carries a lot of potential for your company to win you new customers. For example, Jeffalytics recently tested its influence by creating four websites with varying G+ usage. One had no Google+ presence, and it did the poorest in terms of search-ability.

6 Ways Small Business Owners Can Get More From Their SEO

Popular Today in Social: All Popular Articles In a Nutshell While you don't have to become a full-fledged SEO expert, you should do your homework and try to understand the basics of what's happening to your web site. Be part of the process - The more involved you are the better results you're going to see.

Search Engine Land - Google+ - Local SEO got you down? We've got the cure! From the basics...

Local SEO got you down? We've got the cure! From the basics to the advanced, we've aggregated five articles from our awesome contributors to give you a...

Why is AuthorRank important & How to Implement it?

With the tidal waves of Google Search engines rolling over the online content, its always important to stay up to date to the algorithm changes. As and when bloggers find out new and better way of publishing and getting content, new methods are expected to release more and more with the way content to be sorted out, filtered out, displayed and many other.

5 Tips for Boosting Your SEO on a Tight Budget

Everyone is on the web, and everyone is searching for everything on the web. It's crowded. There's a lot of competition, and no matter what business or industry sector you're in, you have competition. That means it's harder to rise to the top and get found than ever before.

23 Blog Directories To Submit Your Blog To

Updated on 8/15/11: We love all the attention this post has received since its original publication. Here's our update, including the addition of four newer blog directories that have hit it big. If you have any recommendations, please notify us in the comments, below. Get more traffic with Bloggeries!

Content Marketing Greatness: 8 Ways SlideShare Will Help You Achieve It

Content marketers know that they always have to stay ahead of the next big thing in the world of social media, and they're quickly learning that when it comes to sharing dynamic presentations, SlideShare is it.

Hidden Value of Long Tail SEO | Social Media Today

Is long tail SEO, really SEO?? Many experts are still divided over it. The way I see it, you cannot ignore the power of long tail SEO. Your content strategy needs to have a focus on the future too and that is where targeting the right set of keywords for long tail SEO will help.

How to Get Google to Index Your New Website & Blog Quickly

So the question is: how do you ensure this happens as quickly as possible? Here are the basics of how website content is crawled and indexed, plus some great ways to get the Googlebot to your website or blog to index your content sooner than later.

Why Google's Hummingbird Algorithm Is Perfect for Inbound Marketers
You may have heard the news by now: Google has rolled out a new algorithm for all search results. The algorithm, named Hummingbird, has been live for about a month now and is meant to improve search results -- especially for long tail queries, or "semantic search." What is Hummingbird?
5 SEO Action Steps You Can Take Today
In a recent blog post I wrote about the new realities of SEO. For the most part that post revealed how the shifting form of search into a less content and more context driven world requires site owners and SEO professionals to think differently about how they approach search engine optimization.
Basic SEO Best Practices Google Wants Everyone to Know
Search engine optimization is a comprehensive web strategy designed to drive search traffic to your website. But did you know there are different things you can do on your website to encourage better traffic? If you're feeling rather DIY, here are five SEO best practices from Google that you need to make a priority today.
The Most Actionable SEO Tips Ever | Web Gnomes

45 SEO experts share their most actionable SEO tips in a variety of different areas: keyword research, link building, technical SEO, etc. Check it out...