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What Are Meta Tags and How Do They Work?

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Search engines are in the business of giving searchers what they are looking for, so they are always looking for information that describes what every page on your website is about. You can help the search engines by using meta tags. Meta tags are snippets of code in the source code of a web page that give the search engines information about that web page. How Meta Tags Help. Meta Tags at Work.

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What Are Meta Tags and How Do They Work?

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Search engines are in the business of giving searchers what they are looking for, so they are always looking for information that describes what every page on your website is about. You can help the search engines by using meta tags. Meta tags are snippets of code in the source code of a web page that give the search engines information about that web page. How Meta Tags Help. Meta Tags at Work.

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Facebook Strategy: Friend or Fan?

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When you “are the business” (i.e. artist, author or consultant), it’s challenging to figure out where you end as a person and where you begin as a “brand.” It’s crucial that you think though this boundary and are aware of it when using Facebook. Far too often individuals who are the business simply set up a Facebook profile and start Friending anybody and everybody. This is where Fan pages come in.

Facebook Strategy: Friend or Fan?

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When you “are the business” (i.e. artist, author or consultant), it’s challenging to figure out where you end as a person and where you begin as a “brand.” It’s crucial that you think though this boundary and are aware of it when using Facebook. Far too often individuals who are the business simply set up a Facebook profile and start Friending anybody and everybody. This is where Fan pages come in.

150 Content Marketing Tips

Drive traffic—and leads—with these tips for SEO, social media, content optimization, email marketing, and more.

Passive vs. Active Marketing: Are Your Relying on the Wrong Type of Marketing?

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If you don’t get the business you expect from internet marketing, you’re probably relying on the wrong type of marketing. What people fail to understand is that there are 2 types of marketing. There’s passive marketing and active marketing. One is not better than the other. Passive Marketing. Passive marketing consists of building infrastructure and waiting for customers to find you. You do!

How to Write Meta Tags

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If you asked me “What is the #1 thing I can do to improve my website’s rankings?” I’d tell you to make sure it has meta tags that use the key phrases you want to rank for AND are compelling to potential customers.  In my last post I explained what meta tags are and how they work. In this post, I’m going to show you how to write them so they help your rankings and get visitors to your website. Some Things You Need to Know Before You Start Writing. First things first. You’ve done your research, right? Unfortunately, it takes several months to realize the problem is poorly targeted key phrases.

How to Write Meta Tags

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If you asked me “What is the #1 thing I can do to improve my website’s rankings?” I’d tell you to make sure it has meta tags that use the key phrases you want to rank for AND are compelling to potential customers.  In my last post I explained what meta tags are and how they work. In this post, I’m going to show you how to write them so they help your rankings and get visitors to your website. Some Things You Need to Know Before You Start Writing. First things first. You’ve done your research, right? Unfortunately, it takes several months to realize the problem is poorly targeted key phrases.

Are you Protecting Your Most Important Online Asset?

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Imagine you’re a real estate agent and you have a website where you list your properties for sale and use to get clients. Now imagine one day you come into the office, fire up your computer, go to your website and see this: It happened to a husband and wife real estate team near where I live in Portland, Oregon. Here’s a local news story about what happened. Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

We surveyed 2016's content marketing leaders on their biggest issues, hurdles, and goals.

Are you Protecting Your Most Important Online Asset?

eMarketing Strategist

Imagine you’re a real estate agent and you have a website where you list your properties for sale and use to get clients. Now imagine one day you come into the office, fire up your computer, go to your website and see this: It happened to a husband and wife real estate team near where I live in Portland, Oregon. Here’s a local news story about what happened. Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

How to Kill Your Business with One Email

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First let me start by saying the following story was brought to my attention by my buddy Kimberly LeRiche owner of JKVirtual Office and Fan Page Marketing Magic. Why it’s important to give credit where credit is due will quickly become obvious. The following is a story about a woman who screwed up. She thought she was right but was wrong, blew off the injured party and create a firestorm of bad publicity for her business. I don’t take pleasure in seeing someone decimate years of hard work but we can all learn a lot from what this woman’s multiple mistakes. So, let’s get started. institution.

How to Use HARO for Publicity & More! (Part I)

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Getting mentioned in the right publication can mean the difference between living hand to mouth and having more work than you can handle. But, public relations is expensive. Sourcing journalists who write about your industry, figuring out what they want to hear and then pitching them takes a lot of work. An experienced PR firm will cost you thousands of dollars a month which is a higher entry point than most small businesses can afford. There is a solution. Helpareporter.com is a publicity resource every small business can use. HARO was recently purchased by software company Vocus. More lists.

7 Tips to Name Computer Files so You Can Find Them Again

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It happened again last week. client contacted me in a panic. She and her co-author are writing a 300+ page how-to book and realized they had multiple versions of the same book and neither knew who had the most up-to-date version of the book. They were staring down the possibility of going through multiple versions of the book page by page to create a current version. That could easily take 15 – 20 hours and they’re on a tight deadline. Ewwww! If you haven’t had the problem my client did, I’m willing to bet you’ve had a different problem. You then waste several minutes trying to find it.

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

745 marketers told us how effective their content marketing is. Between November 5 and November 17, we surveyed 601 marketers with an 18-question online survey. A few weeks later, Adweek sent the questionnaire to 144 additional marketers. As the survey was answered by nearly our entire population target, the calculated margin of error was approximately 1 percent. Here's what we learned.

Passive vs. Active Marketing: Are Your Relying on the Wrong Type of Marketing?

eMarketing Strategist

If you don’t get the business you expect from internet marketing, you’re probably relying on the wrong type of marketing. What people fail to understand is that there are 2 types of marketing. There’s passive marketing and active marketing. One is not better than the other. They both have their place in the marketing mix but expecting results from the wrong approach can be fatal to your business. Passive Marketing. Passive marketing consists of building infrastructure and waiting for customers to find you. You might find it hard to believe that all these activities are “passive.” You do!

The Power of Negative Attention

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I’ve been writing a lot of “cautionary tale” blog posts recently. This was not my plan at all but I keep coming across stories I think we can learn a lot from. recently read a horrifying article, A Bully Finds a Pulpit on the Web , in the Business section of the New York Times that I felt warranted yet another cautionary tale blog post. It’s a story worthy of a John Grisham novel. link].

The Power of Negative Attention

eMarketing Strategist

I’ve been writing a lot of “cautionary tale” blog posts recently. This was not my plan at all but I keep coming across stories I think we can learn a lot from. recently read a horrifying article, A Bully Finds a Pulpit on the Web , in the Business section of the New York Times that I felt warranted yet another cautionary tale blog post. It’s a story worthy of a John Grisham novel. link].

How to Kill Your Business with One Email

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First let me start by saying the following story was brought to my attention by my buddy Kimberly LeRiche owner of JKVirtual Office and Fan Page Marketing Magic. Why it’s important to give credit where credit is due will quickly become obvious. The following is a story about a woman who screwed up. So, let’s get started. You should read the whole article. For those who don’t, I’ll summarize. link].

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

If you're concerned that your organization's content marketing isn't as effective as it could be, this report is for you.

How to Alienate Potential Customers on Facebook: A Cautionary Tale

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The following post is a cautionary tale about the importance of knowing how to use a social network. It includes lessons you need to learn to build your business via Facebook. like jewelry. I’m not a big fan of diamonds and gem stones but I love Venetian glass jewelry. Kind of like the dahlias I grow in my garden, Venetian beads come in an amazing array of colors and complexities. Each bead is its own little world you can get lost in. That’s why when an ad for Marco Polo Designs*, popped up in Facebook, I checked out their page and became a Fan. Be a Fan… Check. 3. Wrong.

How to Make Your Website Copy Memorable

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The hardest part of writing website copy is figuring out how to make it memorable and stand out from the competition.  Sure, each business has their own flavor of who they work with and how they do what they do but let’s face it, most of us are in industries with fairly standard problems and solutions. So, how do you cover the same ground as your competition and make it unique? How old are they?

How to Alienate Potential Customers on Facebook: A Cautionary Tale

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The following post is a cautionary tale about the importance of knowing how to use a social network. It includes lessons you need to learn to build your business via Facebook. like jewelry. I’m not a big fan of diamonds and gem stones but I love Venetian glass jewelry. Kind of like the dahlias I grow in my garden, Venetian beads come in an amazing array of colors and complexities. Each bead is its own little world you can get lost in. That’s why when an ad for Marco Polo Designs*, popped up in Facebook, I checked out their page and became a Fan. Be a Fan… Check. 3. Wrong.

FAQ: What’s the Difference Between a Home Page and a Landing Page?

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A home page is the page people land on when they go to your main URL such as www.yourdomain.com. landing page is the page people land on when they click on the link in an online advertisement and the URL is something like www.yourdomain.com/landingpage1.html. While your home page is the same regardless of how people find it, you can have multiple landing pages crafted for specific purposes or target markets. When running an Adwords campaign, it is highly recommended that you point searchers to custom landing pages instead of your home page.

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Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

Brand voice? Editorial calendar? Approval workflow? Learn how to craft the crucial parts of a content marketing program. In the third installment of our five-part playbook series, discover the necessary steps to execute a content marketing program.

HARO Part II: 5 Not So Well Known Uses for HARO

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You’ve probably read an article in a magazine or seen a news segment on TV that featured a company similar to yours and wondered “How’d they get that spot?&#   They got that spot because they came to the attention of the right journalist. It used to be that if you wanted to get featured in a national magazine or on TV, you had to spend several thousands of dollars on a public relations firm. That’s where Help a Reporter Out comes in. Help a Reporter out (HARO for short) connects you with journalists writing on your area of expertise. Get More Work without Asking for It.

How to Find Your Customers Online: A Case Study

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The hardest part of building an online audience is getting in front of new people. Tapping the existing audiences of websites, bloggers and experts is probably the easiest way to get in front of new people. That’s why I’m constantly telling prospects and clients “You need to figure out where your target markets hang out online and be there.”  People quickly see the wisdom of this approach. One target market that emerged was stay at home Moms and it was news to most of the group that “Mommy Bloggers&# are a serious force to be reckoned with online. What Should You Look For?

How to Set Up Google Alerts and Use Them for Internet Research

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Typically, when we want to use the internet for research, we go to Google, type in a search term, and browse through the results. But what if you want to see the latest developments about a topic on a regular basis? You would have to remember to do the search every day, or every week, then sift through pages of results to find the new stuff. This could take hours! Step #2: Set Up Your Search Query.

How to Set Up Google Alerts and Use Them for Internet Research

eMarketing Strategist

Typically, when we want to use the internet for research, we go to Google, type in a search term, and browse through the results. But what if you want to see the latest developments about a topic on a regular basis? You would have to remember to do the search every day, or every week, then sift through pages of results to find the new stuff. This could take hours! Step #2: Set Up Your Search Query.

2016 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study

To build a world-class marketing program, it's crucial to compare yourself to the best performers - but competitor data can be scarce.

How to Set Up Google Alerts and Use Them for Internet Research

eMarketing Strategist

Typically, when we want to use the internet for research, we go to Google, type in a search term, and browse through the results. But what if you want to see the latest developments about a topic on a regular basis? You would have to remember to do the search every day, or every week, then sift through pages of results to find the new stuff. This could take hours! Step #2: Set Up Your Search Query.

What Is RSS and How Does It Get Readers to My Blog?

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The firs and possibly most important step in promoting your blog is having an RSS feed. RSS, which stands  for “really simple syndication,” enables people who want to read your blog in the future to be notified when your blog has a new blog post. When new blog owners find out that RSS is a tool for broadcasting their blog posts across the internet, they get  excited. Your blog works the same way.

What Is RSS and How Does It Get Readers to My Blog?

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The firs and possibly most important step in promoting your blog is having an RSS feed. RSS, which stands  for “really simple syndication,” enables people who want to read your blog in the future to be notified when your blog has a new blog post. When new blog owners find out that RSS is a tool for broadcasting their blog posts across the internet, they get  excited. Your blog works the same way.

What Is RSS and How Does It Get Readers to My Blog?

eMarketing Strategist

The firs and possibly most important step in promoting your blog is having an RSS feed. RSS, which stands  for “really simple syndication,” enables people who want to read your blog in the future to be notified when your blog has a new blog post. When new blog owners find out that RSS is a tool for broadcasting their blog posts across the internet, they get  excited. Your blog works the same way.

Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

Every brand’s content roadmap is different; each path to success is unique to that brand’s story, perspective, assets, and goals. But there is an overarching approach that’s proven to work—one we’ve refined after helping hundreds of brands reach their content marketing goals and after speaking with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

What Is RSS and How Does It Get Readers to My Blog?

eMarketing Strategist

The firs and possibly most important step in promoting your blog is having an RSS feed. RSS, which stands  for “really simple syndication,” enables people who want to read your blog in the future to be notified when your blog has a new blog post. When new blog owners find out that RSS is a tool for broadcasting their blog posts across the internet, they get  excited. Your blog works the same way.