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Help Google help you optimize your content for search

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It’s really hard to get Google’s attention. Google loves structured data. One way to make things even clearer is to take advantage of structured data that Google understands immediately: events, reviews, recipes, etc. Google also understands eCommerce and products and so forth, but that’s not what I do. Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Like this post?

Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?

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You’re in luck if you’re on the East Coast: Google’s on PST. Rarely does Google actually warn up of an upcoming apocalypse — but they did this time : Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Mobilegeddon Checklist: How To Prepare For This Week’s Google Mobile Friendly Update: Are you ready for Mobilegeddon?

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Google+ is an antisocial network

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Summary: While there may be a subculture of Google+ zealots who treat Google+ like a forum instead of a social network, the majority of people who love Plus are using it, according to Michael Reynolds , as a “source of content, inspiration, and communication” – more like a reader, a place to keep up with mentors, creators, influencers, and thought leaders. Google+ did no such thing.

Influencer marketing tools of the trade

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Google Apps — I have my Google Apps for Work install for Gerr.is but use it everywhere. Setting up the SPF records is for Google is as easy as popping  text: v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all into the correct OpenSRS domain TXT record in the DNS tools. Yet Another Mail Merge — YAMM is an Add In for Google Sheets. Google Docs — I heart Google Docs.

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Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

resources Blog, social, email Google Analytics, biannual. editor) Blog, social, email, paid distribution Google Analytics, engagement. on social Google Analytics, engagement. Content. Methodology: A Best. Practices Report Copyright © 2016 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com by Rebecca Lieb and Joe Lazauskas 2Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report I. the stories.

How to be a Google+ success

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It just occurred to me, after spending a week deep-diving into Google+ , that Plus is not a social network — or even a social layer — it’s a global reboot of the message board. There are cooler, smarter, funnier people on Google+ than we have in our own lives now. Google Plus is a Forum and Not a Social Network. That’s apparently how Google+ is set up.

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Google is a lying liar that lies

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The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors. That’s all Google has and that’s really all you have when it comes to whether or not someone clicks on your content or not. You still need to write for robots  – Google is smart. And Google acts pretty dumb. Do it! Do it!

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Essential SEO advice directly from Google

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This news directly from Google is old news for those of us in the SEO game. It come to us directly from Google Webmaster Central Blog  way back on Friday, May 6, 2011, but it’s becoming more and more essential to read as Google becomes more and more brutal and less and less forgiving when it comes to exiling websites that have ever wronged Google’s sense of SEO integrity.

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Google+ is an island of misfit toys

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Google+  Is Potentially Everyone. Maybe the promise of Google+ is not reconnecting with everyone you have or will have ever know – Facebook is amazing at that – maybe Google+ is designed to be the most effecting olly olly oxen free ever to exist, potentially. Does Google Know how Money Plus Is? Google+ Is Suffering from a Catch-22. Currently, Google+ is pristine.

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Google+ on its Third Birthday

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I have been covering Google Plus since its inception three years ago. It feels to me like a very rich, very opinionated Google has decided what the right way to do social media is and they’re going to implement this utopian vision whether or not anyone else is interested in joining — or attending — their Church of Plus. Is G+ Google’s Ellis Island ? No more.

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Google integrating G+ Pages and YouTube Channels

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Yes, Vic Gundotra is leaving Google+ and 1,200 Google+ employees are being moved to other parts of the Google , but Google+ isn’t dead. In fact, it’s becoming more and more embedded into everything that is Google. Google+ as Social Layer. If You Want to Produce Video Content You Need to Join Google+. Isn’t that interesting?

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

And in the wake of Google Hummingbird, high-quality, engaging content that people spend lots. There’s. a lot of evidence to indicate that Google is looking at. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 1: Evangelizing Content and Setting Yourself Up for Success Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. Introduction 4 II.

A couple Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks

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Too few webmasters move beyond Google Analytics , which is a pity. Google Webmaster Tools is all you really need to become a Google-whisperer. Do it for Google. There’s two ways to signify your language and location to Google and they are through the use of Hreflang Tags and through Country Targeting. Strangely enough, Google’s a little odd.

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Earned media influencer marketing demands your awesome

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No, sadly, the truth is that most pay-per-post gigs these days care more about exact keyword links, Google juice, and inbound links these days, oftentimes, than they do have anything with brand-building, buzz-marketing, product-awareness, or anything halfway-noble like that. That’s cool. Earned media influencer marketing is time-consuming. It is like sales. It’s cold-calling.

Surefire Social introduces SurePulse “webmaster tools”

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My reports are mostly a  hodge podge of data culled from Google Analytics , Moz , Google Webmaster Tools , SEMrush , Ahrefs , and then there’s reviews across so many sites, and business updates over so many sites, and even social media posting, updates and engagement tasks over so many sites. Seriously: easy-to-use. Seriously: all-in-one. DMV Marketing Gods & Goddesses.

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France’s Google is different than ours

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As part of that trip, I brought my unlocked Google Nexus 5 phone, my Apple iPad Air, and my x220 Lenovo ThinkPad in order to (try to, attempt to) keep up with email, business, and this blog. Google, too, doesn’t spend as much time innovating in France, from my limited, 10-day experience. One: visitors from the US cannot use Google the same way we do in the States. Right?

Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

you Google it, you’ll find a thousand different blog posts. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 2: Strategy and Roadmap Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. Introduction 3 II. Adopting a Winning Perspective 7 III. Back at GE and in. emerge.

Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update

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Why is Google being such a dick? Because there’s not only billions of dollars being spent of getting to the top of Google, but everything to lose — losing just one spot, going from 2nd to 3rd, to say nothing about going from a top-three organic result on Google to the fifth spot. also rock a 78 Klout score (maybe that matters to Google? Google Bourse.

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Two more Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks

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Last week I shared a couple Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks  with you. If you have been obsessing on your Google Analytics numbers, cruising the SEO boards, and picking through MOZ and Woorank , wondering what Google wants and needs from you while scratching your head, then let me enlighten you! Google wants you to be successful! saved the best for last. Pathetic!

Spending more time on SEO than adding value to Google?

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asked him what he thought of Hummingbird, Google’s latest search algorithm, and he said: “Aside from just making sure you have all of the share and +1 buttons sorted out on your sites and committing to Google Authorship, the only thing that’s left is simple: creating content that gives value to Google.” ” Give Value to Google.

Google Search is more Rain Man than Beautiful Mind

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It’s a little known fact, but something I try to remind everyone all the time, that Google Search has a lot of common with  Dustin Hoffman ‘s character in Rain Man,  Raymond Babbitt. Maybe not as a casual everyday user, per se , but surely if you want to become brothers with Google, just as  Charlie Babbitt , played by  Tom Cruise , discovered. So, I chose www.gerr.is.

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Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

on each of our primary distribution channels (email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+). ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 3: Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. 200,000 readers.

Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising

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When I pitch my influencer marketing services these days on behalf of my digital agency Gerris , I find that I am not competing against humans at other agencies, I am fighting it out with Google AdWords , Facebook Ads , Twitter Ads, Bing Ads and even Pinterest Ads. Ask for too much money (to make ’em go away, though they often pay). Payola, baby! Let ’em know you mean business.

Can Google find you in your online store?

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Google Prefers Sites with Esprit de Corps. I was sitting in the Dunkin’ Donuts on Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia, and a handsome, well-dressed, middle aged African American gentleman came into the store and did a slow walkabout. For Google, this means broken links, broken pages, ten-year-old templates. Google be like: “why do you treat your website like a free ride?

Google has carnal knowledge of social

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Twitter and Google have made amends. Before then, Google built its real-time-web on the immediacy of Twitter, drinking deeply from the nowness of its river of news. Then Twitter cut Google completely off, blocking direct access to the pulse of the Internet. Google+, reddit, and Disqus, for example). In the past, this was not the case. This is no longer the case.

All Online Digital Roads Lead to Google Plus

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Google can’t get any of us to use Google Plus, but they’re still trying. With that caveat, Google’s closing in on its goal of being federated across all of its properties, so be acutely aware. But I am sold on the Google Empire because they stalk me so good. What’s more, Google’s always been savvier than this. Rejoice! Keep fighting.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Coached the president of a small sales management training company to become a widely-known figure in social media, capture the #1 Google search spot, and. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey.

Google Authorship brings your staff out from behind your brand

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Encourage your entire staff to link their Google+ profiles to your business site. So, even the least likely to ever volunteer to blog or tweet on your company’s behalf staff member might very well be a Google Clout rockstar and never have written anything bloggish at all. Make sure they have a real profile photo with a recognizable headshot uploaded to Google+.

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Have top influencers author your sites to appease Google search

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It’s a great time to be passionate about social media, the Internet , online community, and the Google suite of products and services: Google’s about to reward you big-time just as Google pulls the rug out from under the feet of traditional SEO link strategies. What is Google Authorship? It’s turning how the top spots on Google are won.

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The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

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Or, just dropping blurbs here and there on Twitter , Facebook, Pinterest, and even Google+. Facebook Google Google Calendar ios linkedin twitter YouTubeI stared my first blogger outreach agency back in 2006. Called AbrahamPR it evolved into Abraham Harrison a year later. Now Gerris Corp , I am still offering influencer engagement campaigns to my clients. Blogging is Hard.

What Google Really Doesn’t Want You To Know About Search

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Anyone who watched Apple’s WWDC keynote the other day or the Google I/O keynote a couple weeks back probably noticed an interesting trend: Both Apple and Google really want to search inside your apps (see here and here ). It used to be that when you thought about search, you really thought more about a company—Google—that you thought about an activity. Read on and see.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Coached the president of a small sales management training company to become a widely-known figure in social media, capture the #1 Google search spot, and. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey.

Implement the powerful CloudFlare CDN for free today

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As I have said again and again in posts like  Two more Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks ,  Your website sucks , and  Search success hinges on site speed , Google has a need, a need for speed. They’ve worked so hard at optimizing their search for speed and responsiveness that they do not suffer fools gladly. for free. actually do. I stress eat. Step Three: add your site.

Your team is the best content source for search

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However you may lie to yourself, you’re doing all your content-creation and content marketing for Google , aren’t you? Google isn’t OK with that any more. Tactical : While the new Google loves long-form, they also prefer content that is single-topic and vertical in focus. So, don’t duck your staff when your aim is to win at search. Admit it. Yikes !

Audience Lab is a secret weapon for political advertisers

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Internet Marketing Mobile Marketing Paid Search Ad filtering AdSense Advertising Advertising agency Facebook Google Online advertisingAudience Lab is a secret weapon for political advertisers who are interesting in only reaching their target audience surgically every time instead of wasting time, money, and goodwill by firing for effect at best and carpet bombing at worst. Why war?

Reduce your Twitter followers bloat with @manageflitter @socialoomph @crowdfire

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In addition to that, SocialOomph also offers Google+ cross-posting and search-based, keyword-based, and profile-based following tools. I’ve said it many times before: if you want your Twitter profile to be strong and if you want to develop both influence and clout, you’ll need to prune your Twitter following as rigorously as you would a prize Bonsai. ManageFlitter. Simple.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Coached the president of a small sales management training company to become a widely-known figure in social media, capture the #1 Google search spot, and. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey.

Google chooses speed over content from sites

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So, Google knows that it’s being judged more on the smooth transition from search results to website. Google also knows that the top result receive exponentially more clicks than the second result which receives exponentially more clicks than the third, and so on. Well, Google doesn’t care about anything except your merge.  See, Google’s not always fair.

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3 predictions for online marketing in 2016

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Yes, you know it’s true: the more you leverage the power of your database by adding plugins the impossibly slower and unresponsive you website will be — Google hate that ! Before that, we did it all by hand, which is pretty crazy since most websites currently running even the smallest company brand is database-backed! There’s more! It’s amazing stuff. Happy 2016.

CDNs have what Google needs, speed

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Google has maintained its austere minimalism, mostly unchanged since 1997, because, as I have said before, speed is king. Google’s like Meb Keflezighi: built for speed. Like Meb, Google prefers to do his daily training runs with the like-paced. The post CDNs have what Google needs, speed appeared first on Biznology. not Jeb! Go git ’em, Tiger. Like this post?

Why 9Round should be using SOCi for social media management

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To be honest, Mr. Agrillo is doing an excellent job with one of his 9Round properties, 9Round NoVa AKA @9rndcourthouse — but that’s only one and he owns 4 of them; he should be running 4 distinct social media   LinkedIn , Google+ , and Twitter properties. OK, this may well be my weirdest post ever, so bear with me. This isn’t actually happening; it’s theoretical.

Google unmasks the anonymous with Google Authorship

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Google has a goal in mind and it has more to do with visitor identification as it relates to targeted advertising than it has to do with improving the quality, speed, or usefulness of searching or finding. This Google wants to triangulate real name with as much online behavior as possible. Google’s apps, products, phones, OSes, and services are just elaborate strategies to lure Internet denizens out of the cold and into the system. And Google makes quite a lot of money on the ads that are being run on many of these sites. Google’s conflicted.

10 essentials missing from your business website

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Last year Google reported more searches on mobile than desktop in 10 countries, including Japan and the United States. Together smartphones and tablets equal 29 percent of total searches via Google. The more you post fresh content, the more chance you have to rank with Google search engine. SOURCES: It’s Official: Google Says More Searches Now on Mobile than on Desktop.