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Best Google AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2010


According to recent research from eConsultancy, “Paid search consumes the largest portion of online lead generation budgets, accounting for 28% of spending (in 2010), up from 22% in 2009.&# Google Instant) and changes within AdWords itself. When should you use the AdWords Editor?

SEO, Meta Descriptions, Content, and Generating Leads


I welcome a guest post from our chief SEO tactician, Elizabeth Donkus. Most SEO people aren’t marketers. An example of our SEO and content director integration is when writing meta tags and meta descriptions. Hi, It’s Paul Mosenson, President of NuSpark Marketing.

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The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets

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About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Design PR SEO-SEM Social Media Strategy More testchannel AdROCK eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets November 2nd, 2009 | By guestblogger By Tom Pick | Online Marketing Executive | KC Associates With a lingering recession, the U.S. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – this is the ultimate no-brainer.

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The Biggest SEO Shakeups of All Time


But every once in a while, Google rolls out something earth-shattering, completely disrupting the way SEOs go about their business. I’ve compiled a list of these SEO shakeups below, and have highlighted what impact they’ve had on how we think about SEO today.

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How NOT to pitch a blog | Online Marketing Blog

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Online Marketing Blog TopRank’s internet marketing blog on the intersection of digital PR, social and search engine marketing. Home About Resources Archives Subscribe Consulting Contact How NOT to pitch a blog 29 Comments | Posted by Lee Odden on Aug 29th, 2007 in Blog Marketing , Blogging , Online Marketing , Online PR In the past I’ve written about blogger relations offering tips on how marketers or PR professionals ought to present their story ideas to bloggers.

Best of 2009 (So Far): SEO Guidance, Part 4


Find the answers to these questions and others here in more of the best SEO blog posts from this year. For more on this topic, see Just Say No to Bad SEO on SEOmoz. SEO Tools 101, Part 1 by Search Engine Watch Ron Jones reviews several keyword, site grader and linking tools.

Best of 2009 (So Far): SEO Guidance, Part 3


How can you help SEO clients, whether internal or external, understand what SEO (and isn't) and set proper expectations for an SEO project? What are the key signals of SEO quality on a website? How does the increasing use of social media affect SEO efforts?

Best of 2009 (So Far): SEO Guidance, Part 2


What two simple words answer almost every SEO question? What common SEO mistakes should you watch out for? Discover the answers to these questions and others here in more of the best articles and blog posts on the practice of SEO so far this year.

Best of 2009 (So Far): SEO Guidance, Part 1


What key aspects of SEO should you consider when doing a site redesign? Which SEO tactics should you avoid? What can SEO professionals learn from traditional marketers? Why do SEOs forget about REAL marketing? Tags: SEO Practice

How to REALLY Increase B2B Blog Traffic

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You can have the best blog in the world, but if nobody goes to it, then you’re spinning your wheels. Great content and consistent traffic are the backbone for creating a viable blog. Explode Your B2B Blog Traffic Our blog had been averaging about 150 visitors per week since June.

Best of 2009 (So Far): Social Media Marketing, Part 4


Compelling thought-leadership content, blog posts, white papers, video and SEO efforts support and create long-term value for social media tactics. Facebook's InsideFacebook blog reports that in February and March of this year, the number of Facebook users age 35 and over doubled.

Best of 2009 (So Far): Search Engine Marketing


What is clear is that, regardless of the precise figure, a significant majority of clicks go to organic results; therefore, smart marketers will invest in both paid search and organic SEO. What's the real the optimal cost per lead for your SEM program? How can you improve conversion rates?


Best of 2008: AdWords Tips and Tactics


While Google AdWords certainly isn't the only option for search engine marketing, it's by far the biggest. Search marketers need to get AdWords right before expanding campaigns to Yahoo! An AdWords Report You Need To Run And Review TODAY!


Best of 2009 (So Far): Cool Web Tools, Part 2


The creators of PeoplePond more recently also launched CompanyPond , a company profile site that improves online visibility and SEO for corporate sites. Looking for a more powerful way to share presentations online? Consolidate your online profiles and social networking presence?

SEO Tips to Reach the Modern Searcher

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As the designated enabler of organic discovery, SEO must grow up with content marketing. You’re trying to reach the same people through your content marketing and SEO efforts—people who wear blinders when it comes to promotional messaging—so a product-based SEO strategy won’t work.

Best of 2009 (So Far): Social Media Marketing, Part 2


Find the answers to these questions and others here in more of the best articles and blog posts on social media marketing from this year so far. practices, blogs and more. Social media, and discussions of its value for PR and marketing, have become ubiquitous.

Best of 2009 (So Far): Cool Web Tools, Part 1


Find them all and others here in the first set of the best cool web tools for 2009. Mail), social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace), blogging platforms (WordPress, Blogger, TypePad), media sites (Flickr, YouTube) and more. Looking for a slick tool to easily build branded widgets?


Best of 2008: AdWords Tips and Tactics, Part 2


Where can you find the best resources to help pass the AdWords certification exam? What factors should be taken into account when developing a new AdWords campaign? How can the Google AdWords search-based keyword tool be used for competitive research?


Best of 2009 (So Far): Twitter Tips and Tactics, Part 2


Learn the answers to these questions and others here in more of the best blog posts and articles from last year on Twitter techniques, tools and tactics. What are the four stages of Twitter enlightenment? How important is Twitter for business?


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While corporate blogging, for instance, is a broad topic, the presentation focused on only certain aspects of corporate blogging, leaving a lot of stuff untold. Otherwise, skip it and go straight for the Advanced SEO class (to be reviewed in my next post). Blog at

Best of 2008: SEO Guidance, Part 5


Which social media sites are most helpful for SEO? Search, Social and Direct Traffic by ProBlogger Darren Rowse provides a detailed analysis of his blog visits from various sources—which, given the obscene volume of traffic his blog draws, is probably fairly representative of blogs in general.

Inbound Marketing & Marketing Automation


But Inbound Marketing focuses primarily on organic search, not pay-per-click (like AdWords). I’ve personally often used Google AdWords to drive traffic to websites: it’s instantanious and you can fine-tune campaigns to target a specific audience. SEO has not exactly been a science: you have to optimize your site’s structure and content, and you ask other sites to link to you. Inbound Marketing is more than just SEO.

Best of 2008: SEO Guidance, Part 3


How can you effectively explain SEO (and avoid unrealistic expectations) to prospective clients? For new websites, how can you incorporate SEO best practices into the design from the beginning? What emerging topics and techniques should SEO specialists investigate?

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Best of 2008: SEO Guidance, Part 4


Where can you find the best SEO tools and resources (I mean, other than here)? What are some of the best tools and techniques for competitive SEO research? What information should you include in a killer SEO proposal—and what language should you avoid?

Best of 2008: SEO Keyword Tips & Tools


Top 10 Free Keyword Tools by Internet Marketing Blog As the title of his post suggests, Frank Levert offers brief, informative summaries of his favorite keyword research tools here. This is one tool that belongs on every SEO pro's list. Tags: SEO Practice

Best of 2008: SEO Tools, Part 2


Find the answers to these questions and others here in more of the best blog posts and sites for SEO tools. the SEOworkers SEO Analysis Tool), readability ( ), heading tag analysis ( Fangs ) and more. Tags: SEO Practice

Best of 2008 - SEO Tools, Part 1


Looking for an easy-to-use backlink checking tool (or two) for SEO? How about tools for checking search engine rank, grading the SEO efforts on a website, developing an optimized keyword list, and link building? That makes Rank Check one of a handful of must-have SEO tools to me.

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Who in your industry is the king of PPC and SEO? You competitor may have a very good reason why he decided to create a blog on his website and why he spent thousands on that slick direct mail piece but it doesn’t mean you should follow suit. Blog at


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Class: Advanced SEO Tactics: On Beyond Keyword Research (GF401) Professor: Rand Fishkin, SEOmoz SEOmoz is one of the best places for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) information, and the presentation was full of nice tidbits about SEO. Blog at

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It is a free week long online training program featuring some great speakers on topic such as blogging, SEO, viral marketing, email marketing, lead nurturing… all the tools online marketers need to know. Simon Mason says: June 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm Hi Daniel, Interesting post.

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Ron Adelman, from WSI Marketing , discussed Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in a down-to-earth manner that was refreshing at the same time very entertaining. He reinforced some key messages we heard throughout the day and added some great stories about Twitter, blogs, and podcasting.

Best of 2008: Blogging for Business, Part 3


How can generate more targeted traffic to your blog? Find the answers to these questions and others here in WebMarketCentral's final list of the best posts on business blogging from the last year. Tags: Blogging for Business

Best of 2008: Blogging for Business, Part 2


Everyone who writes a business blog ultimately wants the same thing—more traffic. A more broadly helpful post from this blog is 7 Steps to Better Business Blogging guest contributor Ann Handley of MarketingProfs. Tags: Blogging for Business


Best of 2008: Blogging for Business, Part 1


What are some of the most effective ways to attract more readers to your blog? Find ideas for helpful blog posts? Assure you're utilizing blogging best practices? Learn all of that in more in some of the best posts from the last year on blogging for business.

Best Search Engine Marketing Tips of 2009, Part 2


While more than 80% of companies now use paid search in some form (primarily AdWords), many of these programs are under-optimized and not delivering the results they could be. Get the answers to these questions and many others here in more of the best articles and blog posts on search engine marketing (SEM) from the past year. Sami Carroll shows why branded terms are important in both SEO and SEM efforts, along with tactics for maximizing results with a limited budget.

Best Random but Interesting Posts, Articles and Resources of 2009


Discover the answers to these questions and many more here in the best miscellaneous marketing articles, lists and blog posts of the past year. 25 Free Social Media Marketing & SEO Ebooks, White Papers + Other Downloads by SEOptimise. ** 5 Stars. Tad Chef supplies an outstanding list of ebooks and white papers related to social media in general, blogging, social media marketing and SEO.

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Looking Back at 400: Top 10 Posts


As I recently passed 400 posts on this blog, here is a look back at the 10 most popular items here of all time. Much has changed since then, and social media is now an integral part of SEO efforts. Based on recent data, the average CTR for b2b AdWords programs remains in the 1.1%-1.3%


Best of 2008: Amusing, Creative and Just Plain Odd, Part 2


They're all here in the final best of funny, creative and just plain strange blog posts from the past year. In another noteworthy post, Ian presciently warns readers about 11 Internet Marketing Trends To Ignore in 2009 , such as "Vertical Search.


Best of 2008: Social Media Optimization, Part 6


How can online video help with SEO and online reputation management ? Domains for SEO and Reputation Management by Search Engine Journal Loren Baker describes how to use If you are planning to use these for SEO, check for do-follow status first.


Best of 2008: Social Media Optimization, Part 5


Use Facebook fan pages to help with SEO? by Jim's Marketing Blog Though the title may sound spammy, Jim Connolly isn't hawking some bogus "Internet marketing" software here. tags: social media marketing Facebook fan pages SEO?