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Help Google help you optimize your content for search


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?

The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools


Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do. But it can still be interesting place to hang out, and it may help with SEO. Google Review Count: 70,400.

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17 Helpful SEO Tools and Tool Reviews


Which SEO tools are most helpful in conducting a site audit? Helpful SEO Tools. This outstanding tool from Google evaluates the speed of both mobile and desktop access for any specified website, returns an overall score, and provides technical recommendations on for decreasing load time and improving site speed. Which tools are best for local SEO? For reporting and metrics?

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How to fix Google+

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Whether you think Google+ is dead, dying, or still on the rise, one thing is certain: something has to change. Google+ was meant to take on Facebook. Facebook was capturing a disproportionate share of our personal information and Google had to do something. Their You could argue that it did that … so why is Google+ in turmoil? Do we really need Google+?

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

While their ideas vary, they could be summarized as: • Produce better content by making it more focused on the needs of a specific group. • Be more human—write for people, not segments or search engines. • Use frameworks like ABM and ICE to help with these efforts. With marketing now responsible for helping to nurture and. B2B marketers will see how sales people can help.

8 Helpful Resources for Creating Beautiful Infographics


Not only do they make content more sharable -- 40 times as much -- but they help us retain information. Helpful Resources for Creating Beautiful Infographics. 1) Canva. Here's one that helps non-profits visually communicate highlights from an annual report: 4) However, Infogram also has the option of enlisting professional help with infographic design.

Seven Expert Google Analytics Guides


Google Analytics (GA) is the most popular tool for tracking web visits, used by more than half of all companies , including two-thirds of the Fortune 500. It wouldn’t be as exciting as a Scarlett Johansson action movie, but it may help a lot of firms get more out of their web marketing efforts. How to Quickly (and Correctly) Track Google Analytics Across Multiple Domains by Moz.

Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?


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?

Google is a lying liar that lies


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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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

While their ideas vary, they could be summarized as: • Produce better content by making it more focused on the needs of a specific group. • Be more human—write for people, not segments or search engines. • Use frameworks like ABM and ICE to help with these efforts. With marketing now responsible for helping to nurture and. B2B marketers will see how sales people can help.

Five good reasons to ignore Google

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Google is holding us back. Think about how much of what we create, and how we create it, is influenced by Google’s rules (or what we know of them). Conforming to SEO best practices forces us into a very small creative box, and the more we we get creative and stray from that box, the less likely we will show up in Google’s search results. Google is holding us back.

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How Google’s failure helped me become a dramatically better writer

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In 2013 Google announced it was killing off Blog Reader, by far the most-used, most-popular blog reading platform in the universe. Brian Shih, former leader of the Google platform, said it was political. Reader had dominant marketshare, it didn’t cost too much to maintain and it seemed to have at least as much utility as some of the Google apps that survived. Who knows?

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Essential SEO advice directly from Google


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.

How to Build a Super Tribe using Google+

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It is his book  Tribes , however, that’s been on my mind lately, and I believe Google+ is the place where people can come together like never before to create those critical communities. So, here is a step-by-step guide for you to build your tribe and help people fall in love with your brand along the way. 1. If you are a business then set up a Google+ Page. Be Helpful.

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How Engaging Content Helps You Improve Your Search Rankings


There are  hundreds of search engines available worldwide, but the most popular search engine is Google (unless you’re in China, Russia, or South Korea). Google earns between 65% and 89% of US and global search engine market share. If Google is the gold standard in search engines, then how do you make sure your content appears on the first page of results? time on page.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

While their ideas vary, they could be summarized as: • Produce better content by making it more focused on the needs of a specific group. • Be more human—write for people, not segments or search engines. • Use frameworks like ABM and ICE to help with these efforts. With marketing now responsible for helping to nurture and. B2B marketers will see how sales people can help.

Is Google really Sauron?

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In the most ridiculous example of this, Google convinced customers to pay them $1,500 for Google Glass, aggressively built a community around the product, and then ended the program due to performance issues they could have discovered in a 48 hour consumer test. In fact, Google’s power and popularity grows unabated. Is Google really Sauron? And Google?

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012


Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. Many of this year’s best posts about Google’s newest social platform were written early in the year. You can!

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Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update


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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4 Helpful Tools for Organizing Your Social Media Calendar


In this post, we’ve rounded up some of the most helpful tools and templates for building out an effective social media content plan. So if you're not already using a social media content calendar , hear me out: Calendars help you get organized to avoid the dreaded scramble when things come up. Calendars can help you track performance and plan for future posts. The good news?

A couple Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks


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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Spending more time on SEO than adding value to Google?


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.

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business


Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+? What are the best tools for analyzing Google+ activity and results? ” Google+ and SEO.

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Google+

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My name is Ray, and I’m a Google+ addict. Google+ is the place for me … and maybe for you too. The “plus” in Google+ is the skeleton key that opens the doors to the wonders of the Googleverse: YouTube, GMail, Android, Drive and more.You can trip on the high resolution images, the awesome photos and gifs and spend days reading insightful posts. And so does Google.

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How and Why To Set Your Site Up for Google’s Rich Answers


What’s a “rich answer”? A “rich answer” is any attempt by Google to answer the searcher’s query in search results in a way not requiring a click through to a website.             – Eric Enge, CEO of Stone Temple Consulting. Featured Snippets:  These are results extracted by Google from third-party websites and shown at the top of the web search results. Consider a quiz. An app.

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Tools that help generate blogging ideas


Here are some tools that can help fuel your creative juices and find some great writing topics. Portent is a fun site that helps you hash out an idea or a title for a blog by just entering a keyword or key phrase into the free online tool. Not all of the ideas may work, but they will likely help give you a boost or an idea you didn’t have before. Google Trends. Quora.

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Two more Google Webmaster Tools tips and tricks


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!

How Google Scholar Can Help Lawyers Gain a Competitive Advantage


really don’t like research, so I became a marketer and eagerly joined Marketri , where I help lawyers and other professionals grow their business, strengthen their brand, and stay ahead of their competition. still have to do research, but the rise of blogs and the power of Google has made the process much simpler… even for legal professionals. What is Google Scholar?

Google unmasks the anonymous with Google Authorship


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.

Google Authorship brings your staff out from behind your brand


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+.

7 Things You May Not Know About Google’s RankBrain


Have you ever wondered how Google is able to return search results? Enter RankBrain, Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology, which aims to improve search in a vastly new way. RankBrain is a machine learning technology developed by Google. The days of Google not understanding what you’re looking for are (possibly) nearly over! SEO Google rank brain rankbrain

The changes to Google+ are great. But they don’t matter

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What an exciting week of announcements from Google! Of course many of us in the social media space were focused on the interface improvements on Google+, but the company also announced: It is re-charging the crucial Maps effort, including graphics, animations, and local landmarks. Significant enhancements to Google Now, a competitor to Siri. wanted to stand up and cheer.

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Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly? 3 Tools to Help You Prepare for Google's Next Algorithm Update


Google is about to update their algorithm again, and this time it could have a big impact on your business. For context, when Google initially rolled out the Penguin algorithm update, it affected approximately 4% of global searches on desktop and mobile. We''ll dive into more details on what the update will entail and give you some tools to help diagnose your site''s mobile-readiness.

Five tools to help with your social media makeover

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If you set up goals within Google Analytics, Google will start tracking social media activity for these goals.  If you go to the traffic sources section of Google Analytics, select all traffic and then select the relevant goal you can view the conversion rate across any channel. Easily Optimize Your Content for Google  . By Ian Cleary, {grow} Contributing Columnist.

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Google+ changed my life and it can change yours

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It took this life crisis to help me start to see the light of opportunity for the first time. How Google+ Saved Me I knew that you could build a business through social media, I just wasn’t sure how it all worked. Eventually, Google Plus led me into one of the best jobs I could ever have. believe that Google+ probably saved my life. Say hi over on  Google+ and  Twitter.

Have top influencers author your sites to appease Google search


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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34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011


Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. It’s “the linchpin of Google’s plan to own the entire internet” (see below for the source of that quote). ”).

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Google+ for SEO? Don’t Focus on Your Brand Page!

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Google, Plus Your World was rolled out just over a week ago, and the online world has adopted the rallying call to get onto Google+ for the SEO benefits. The problem is, Google+ Brand Pages are not the ticket to SEO success. In fact, if you focus your Google+ efforts on your new brand page, you will miss the most important search benefits of Google+.

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Can Google find you in your online store?


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?