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When Your Customers Become Your Contributors: Brand Journalism Meets TraditionalGoogle Is Changing the Close Variant Matching Option in AdWordsBefore You Invest in Online Advertising, Do This!Native Advertising: The New New Thing or a Race to the Bottom? [VIDEO]
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Data and Creativity at the Social Shake Up: Defining Your Data-Driven Social CampaignTalking Strategy and Data with Shannon Lee of Precision StrategiesNew IBM Study Reveals 3 Key Characteristics of the Most Successful CompaniesMinority Report: Confronting Privacy Issues in Big Data Gathering
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Social Startups: Moment.me Captures a 360-Degree View of The Social Shake-Up 2014Hootsuite Partners With Syracuse University to Bring Social Media Savvy to College StudentsThe Best Hyperlapse VideosThe Best Content Moderation Tools for Busy People Who Don't Have Time for That
Social Change Agent Survey: Passion, Skill Set, and Persistence Lead to Career Growth#SocBizShakeUp: Sandy Carter at The Social Shake-UpThe Social Shake-Up: How CMOs Drive Innovation and Revenue GrowthThe Social Shake-Up: The Future of Social Business
- Small Business
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Recap from the First-Ever Employee Advocacy SummitFormer IBM Senior Advisors Launch Brands Rising to Build Employee Advocacy ProgramsPerformance and Risk Management Through Social Media TrainingEmployee Advocacy Summit: Advocate Stories from the Field
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A few weeks back, I took part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) in the Big SEO community on Reddit. I wanted to share some of the super smart SEO questions the Reddit group had for me, along with my answers. Enjoy!
Here we are, eight months into 2014, and we’re already talking about the future of SEO. It seems like just yesterday we were discussing how to blast off your SEO content and rankings for the future—2014. We saw noteworthy changes in optimization, including Google’s unmistakable push for content over tactical rank increasing strategies. As we march forward, the future of SEO comes into clearer focus: and the future is topics instead of keywords.
When it comes to SEO, there are about a million beginner guides to getting started. They feature things like basic differences between on-page and off-page SEO, what Hummingbird was, and the importance of "original content." Blah, blah, blah. I wanted to know MORE!
Keyword rich anchor text, once a very much alive and powerful way to get backlinks, has completely gone out of style. It’s no longer a useful tactic for SEO web content. Whether in your blogs, guest blog content, web content or any content published online, it’s good sense to avoid exact match keyword anchor texts. Let’s explore just why this good old precept is now an outdated no-no.
Yelp is ten years old and they gave everybody else a gift to celebrate, a new toy called Yelp Trends. Now I know it’s a serious tool because it is a decade of data, but is it fun.
"We write for two audiences now, people and bots.” I’ve said that numerous times, in lectures, in one-on-one sessions about social media.
When you go to buy a scuba tank, who do you buy from: a five-star, expensive company or a three-star, less expensive company? Naturally, you don’t want to run out of air while deep under water so it’s justifiable to pay a little more for a product you know you can trust. The same method applies when spending money on quality SEO services. You tend to get exactly what you paid for.
The best practices covered in this post are proven tactics in SEO, social media and email marketing. These expert tips are a great and solid foundation to build on when evaluating and growing the maturity of your organisation’s digital marketing strategy.
Search engine optimization? Isn’t that dead? Nope! If you thought it was, then you were misinformed. SEO isn’t dead or dying, it’s simply evolving, according to our SEO predictions for 2014. And it’s still important to know how to optimize without overdoing it.