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Better Business Blogs: Correct Those Broken Links

Writing on the Web

Are you keeping your business blog fresh? If If you’re like me, and you’ve been blogging for a number of years, chances are some of your links may no longer work. This This guest post, from Susan Boggs, offers tips for successful bloggers and blogs on how to find and correct broken links. Link rot. Take your verified list of broken links.

Tactical Link Building Strategies For 2016

Act-On

A solid link-building strategy is a must for marketing and growing your business. The practical benefits are clear: more links mean more people are seeing your website (whether that’s your home page or a specific landing page). What is link building? This could be a citation in a newspaper or blog post; inclusion in a list of resources, and so forth. First things first.

Don’t silo link building

Biznology

Link acquisition isn’t meant to be done in a vacuum. In the past, link building was often done separate from other marketing activities, since all links moved the needle. It didn’t require any marketing prowess to go out and build links that made a difference on sites meant only for search crawlers. Earning links should be part of a cohesive online marketing plan.

The lost blogging monarchy, the defeat of links, and the war on social media

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Derackshan is credited with starting the blogging revolution in Iran and is called the father of Persian blogging. At the top of my blog it says “Marketing, Social Media, Humanity” and this post from this remarkable man is an exceptional exploration of this intersection. “Blogs were gold and bloggers were rock stars back in 2008 when I was arrested.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

So, naturally, she want- ed Marriott to have a blog, and she wanted Bill Marriott. read a blog from me?” blog post at a time. really a hard-wired link to your audience. That link between distribution and key metrics is. Marriott’s efforts started with weekly blogs. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. That’s why.

Defining Link Metrics that Impact SEO Link Building Development

KoMarketing Associates

The goal being defining opportunities for outreach and understanding how we could assist in an effort to acquire high quality links. As the KoMarketing Associates’ team reflected on why we chose specific sites and publications for outreach, we discussed the following criteria leading to our recommendations for link acquisition. Link-Specific Metrics. SEO-Specific Metrics.

Internal Links – the Secret Sauce for DiY SEO

Industrial Marketing Today

It is no secret that link building is critical to SEO success. However, some people often ignore internal links because they are just not aware of their SEO benefits. To most to do-it-yourselfers (DiY), link building for SEO means external or inbound or backlinks. These are links that originate from another site and point to a page on your domain.

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How Link Building Management Will Change in 2013 & Beyond

KoMarketing Associates

As search engines become more aggressive in dealing with links meant only to manipulate search engine rankings, SEO’s reliant on short-sighted link building strategies are suffering mightily. Perhaps one of the reasons sites have not recovered is because we (SEO’s) are thinking about link building in the wrong way. The Original Link Management Need.

Making Links a Priority within Online Marketing

Biznology

Links are ingrained in the very fabric of the web. Without links, the internet simply would not function the way it does today. If you’re marketing your business online, you must account for links. Not only are links enormously important, but link acquisition itself actually fits in quite naturally with other digital marketing strategies. Public Relations (PR).

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Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

For example, Thea Oliver, communications manager at Thrive, said her biggest content failure last year was pushing “guest blogs. idea that marketers are still searching for the best way to link their. produced blog posts this year due to lack of budget and time, and. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. Marketing is Effective? What’s working—and what’s not—for over.

15 Elements Most Successful Blogs Have in Common

Act-On

What’s on your blog? But are there blog elements you’re missing? There are a few basic components almost all successful blogs share. These are the widgets, share buttons, and other mechanics of the blog. The overall strategy is to keep people on your blog once they’re there. In other words, your blog is a soft-sell environment. Maybe a sign-up box.

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Link Building Basics: Outreach

Biznology

Welcome to another edition of my ongoing series here on Biznology – link building basics. Finding link opportunities. Vetting link prospects. In this this post we will cover outreach, one of the most important aspects of link building. In the last post we learned how to apply the “smell test” to properly vet your link prospects. Blog/forum comments. Recap.

5 Ways Blog Analytics Improve Your Business Blog

Writing on the Web

How do you use your blog analytics ? There There are many easy-to-use blogging analytics tools out there, but the really successful bloggers know their results and tailor their blogs accordingly. This is the fifth element in the CAST system for effective blog content : C ontent (compelling). And if you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now would be a perfect time!

Demystifying Deep Linking in Your App

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

This practice of sharing a piece of specific content, known as deep linking (click here for a great history of deep linking ), is an unsolved problem –there is no standard method of linking to a specific piece of content within an app, such as a discount code, a specific episode, or even a photo, outside of the app itself. By Kiki Schirr, {grow} Contributing Columnist.

B2B Link Building: Identifying Low-Hanging Fruit

KoMarketing Associates

Link apples just waiting to be picked! Link building campaigns are the #1 cause for search marketer balding in the U.S  . B2B marketers enjoy link building campaigns not only because of the referral traffic and positive brand awareness generated, but also the ultimate gratification which accompanies acquiring a spectacular link. Don’t be a call-center. Final Thoughts.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

resources Blog, social, email Google Analytics, biannual. editor) Blog, social, email, paid distribution Google Analytics, engagement. managing editor) Create 2–4 pieces per month 2–4 pieces per week 1+ pieces per day Blog, social, email, paid. 2,500 Format Blog post. Blog post Longform. blog post Longform. blog post Longform. Content. Definition II.

Google’s Latest Slap – How Un-natural Links May Affect Your SEO

Puzzle Marketer

The latest Google slap dealt with individuals who used unnatural linking practices to achieve higher rankings. Blog Networks Many webmasters were using blog networks as a way to achieve high rankings in the search engines. blog network is a system that people pay to be a part of. Once an individual is a member, he can write short articles and include a link back to his own site within the article. Then when he submits the article to the blog network, it is posted on one of the blogs owned by the network.

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Is There A Connection Between SEO Link Building and PR-Based Brand Mentions?

KoMarketing Associates

Last year Google updated their webmaster guidelines to specifically call out questionable link building practices used in press releases. Inbound link acquisition, designed to improve SEO performance, is a great value-add when defining concrete metrics that led to successful B2B marketing campaigns. B2B Online Marketing Blog Search Engine Optimization How so?

5 Key Preparation Steps in B2B Link Building Outreach

KoMarketing Associates

The same thing applies with link outreach, particularly when considering direct, B2B email link outreach. From the recipient (the link prospect) end, link requests might seem like an unending barrage of unwanted email, social media updates, or even IM messages. Here are five preparation steps I would recommend when it pertains to B2B link-related outreach.

18 (of the) Best SEO Link Building Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Links still matter for SEO. Not low-quality links, not reciprocal links, not the kind of links you can buy in bulk for cheap from some sketchy source in the third world, but real, valid, quality links. So—how do you build those high-quality links? What types of links should you be seeking exactly? ” Do You Practice Safe Link Building?

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. link] B2B Marketing Trends for 2016 7 Take Content Marketing to the Next Level Create and Maintain Regularly Updated Reference Content Every B2B site should produce cornerstone reference content that is. comprehensive and authoritative; something that people link to and return. B2B Marketing. know which half."

10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

If you’re not generating leads – as in: a lot of leads – from your company’s blog, you’re missing out on what is perhaps not only your best opportunity to convert organic Web traffic into actionable, measurable sales inquiries, but also the best way to actually show real ROI from your social media investment. Here are 10 proven ways to generate more leads from your blog. No problem.

12 Simple Ways to Build Links Through Events

KoMarketing Associates

Events also offer an opportunity for businesses to increase their brand visibility and gain a few links to their site. So instead, here are 12 simple ways to build links through events: Pre-Show. 1. Even better, they’ll include the link to your site: 2. Even if you aren’t chosen to speak, you can take your pitch and turn it into a blog post or article. 3. Live Blog.

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What is the future of blogging?

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It seems to be that time of year when the “is blogging dead” debate swirls around the social web. In this post I will cover three very important issues to the world of blogging: Exactly what is a blog right now? Are blogs as important as they used to be? What is the future of blogging? Exactly what is a blog right now? love Mitch Joel. Audio.

3 Ways to Start Earning Links

Marketing Action

Do you know the real value of links today? Last summer on the Act-On blog, we featured A Newbie’s Guide to Link Building to help introduce the concept to readers. Hyperlinks, just like the one I inserted into this paragraph directing you to our blog post, are a necessity online. But how do you earn better links – and  more  of them? Link-Building Resources.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. link] B2B Marketing Trends for 2016 7 Take Content Marketing to the Next Level Create and Maintain Regularly Updated Reference Content Every B2B site should produce cornerstone reference content that is. comprehensive and authoritative; something that people link to and return. B2B Marketing. know which half."

How Do You Choose a Blog Platform?

Writing on the Web

How do you choose a blog platform ? . In my last post,  How to Start a Blog: 7 Steps BEFORE You Blog , I shared important information you want to consider before your first post, including signing up for a trial blog. With so many great blog platforms available, including  WordPress , Blogger, Tumblr, Ghost, Squarespace, Wix, Typepad, Weebly, etc., Which is best?

4 SEO Link-Building Changes You Need to Know

Vertical Response

Willy-nilly link-building is no longer effective Back when people were first trying to determine the best way to draw traffic to their sites, they’d try to rack up as many links as possible. Old school SEO agencies used to charge hefty fees in exchange for a large quantity of links built each week, and small businesses would try to replicate these results on their own.

24 reasons SEO and social media are inextricably linked

Biznology

Recent Google algorithm changes underscore how SEO and social media are inextricably linked.  If you don’t think SEO and social media are inextricably linked, here are 25 reasons why you should. 81% of businesses consider their blogs to be an important asset to their businesses (source:  Search Engine Journal ). 22% say social media. That’s a big mistake.

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How to Build Inbound Links the White Hat Way

Hubspot

As a result of the recent Penguin updates , link building has changed … again. Google Penguin is an algorithm update aimed at decreasing search engine rankings of a website due to a large number of spammy, low authority links in their backlink profile. What is Link Building? In other words, if you can master the skill of link building, you’ll have a leg up on the competition.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. link] B2B Marketing Trends for 2016 7 Take Content Marketing to the Next Level Create and Maintain Regularly Updated Reference Content Every B2B site should produce cornerstone reference content that is. comprehensive and authoritative; something that people link to and return. B2B Marketing. know which half."

Why the economics of blogging are diminishing

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist When I started blogging about five years ago (back when we felt smart with dumb phones), I devoured every blog post about how to write epic blog posts. And for a while, it was good, because I followed the ‘proven’ formula of the wise ones that made money teaching others how to make money with blogging.

New Chapter for the B2B Lead Blog

B2B Lead Generation Blog

You may have noticed the B2B Lead Blog has a new look. That’s because it’s my personal blog again. Back when I started this blog in 2003, I couldn’t find any place where people were sharing ideas related to lead generation and the complex sale. You may have noticed the B2B Lead Blog has a new look. That’s because it’s my personal blog again.

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Five Ways to Draw Traffic to a Blog Post

Webbiquity

As buyers spend more time with online articles, blog posts and reviews, and rely less on advertising for product information , companies have quickly caught onto the fact that they need great content to attract new customers and retain their current ones. Here are five methods you can use to get your blog posts more exposure amongst your audience and beyond.

Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

After more than seven years of blogging I had a lot of clutter. Broken links. So I started at the beginning of the {grow} timeline and began deleting blog posts. When the dust had cleared, I had trashed 274 blog posts. It was fun to go back and figure out who left the first of 65,000 comments on this blog. What made my blog finally “tip?”

10 simple tweaks to generate more sales through blogs

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

We’re not supposed to expect sales though blogs, right? In fact, your blogging space is a very important sales opportunity because if people are finding you through search, these are high-potential leads. I am NOT saying to be “sales-y” in the content of your blog. Here are 10 ideas to optimize sales through blogs. And Have ads for your products.

How To Get Publishers to Open Your Link Building Requests

KoMarketing Associates

As we discussed the history of search engine technology and ended with the importance of both content and links for SEO, the question was ultimately asked, “ how do you actually get links? But you still have to start conversations and ask for people to link to your material. And don’t just link; explain why each link is valuable or relevant as well.

10 Reasons to Develop a B2B Blogging Strategy

KoMarketing Associates

One of the most effective content marketing tactics we recommend, for SEO and broader online marketing performance, is a B2B blogging initiative. Content fuels keyword visibility and what better way than through regular blog posts. Support existing keyword targets by providing cross-links through new blog posts generated. Related Blog Posts & Articles.

Link building basics: site audit

Biznology

Welcome to another edition of link building basics. This is the second installment in a series of posts I am writing here on Biznology that cover link building basics and fundamentals. For marketers and business owners alike, SEO – and especially link building – can seem like a foreign concept that is exceedingly technical and confusing. Some examples include: Blogs/Blog Posts.

Unconventional ways to find link building opportunities

Biznology

Link building has become a very significant part of search engine optimization (SEO). As more and more people turn to search engines for information on the web, SEO continues to grow in importance and so does link building. As companies bolster their link building efforts, guest posting has emerged as a popular strategy for building these links. Respond to Comments.