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SEO Value from rel=”nofollow” Links, 6 Technical On-site SEO Hacks, 7 Google My Business Q&A, Speedlink 41:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Plenty of websites that make it easy for you to contribute don’t make it easy to earn a followed link from those contributions. While rel=nofollow links reign in the land of social media profiles, comments, and publishers, there’s a few ways around it. In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he shares five tactics to … [Read more...]

Easiest Link Building Tactics, Guide to Structured Data for SEO, Deoptimize Over-Optimized Content, Speedlink 37:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Without a solid base of links, your site won’t be competitive in the SERPs — even if you do everything else right. But building your first few links can be difficult and discouraging, especially for new websites. In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he shares three relatively quick, easy, and tool-free (read: actually … [Read more...]

Rankings From Geography To Geography, Social Sharing Tools for Teams, SEO For Responsive Sites, Speedlink 36:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Are you ranking pretty well in one locale, only to find out your rankings tank in another? It’s not uncommon, even for sites without an intent to capture local queries. In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he shows you how to diagnose the issue with a few clever SEO tricks, then identify the right strategy to get back on … [Read more...]

5 Ways You Can Turn Your Small Business Blog into a Content Marketing Legend

Being able to compete with other businesses locally isn’t always about cheaper prices or a larger variety of products on offer. Sometimes, competing with the competition needs to be done when it comes to marketing efforts. If you run a small business and you have a regularly updated blog, it’s time to turn that blog into a workhorse to make your content marketing efforts a bigger … [Read more...]

Markdown: Why And How To, Improve Content Quality, Tips For SEO For SAAS, Speedlink 32:2017

Writing with Markdown for Better Content & HTML: Why & How To Content creation is hard enough without adding bad HTML into the mix. Ian Lurie from Portent, Inc. on this episode of Whiteboard Friday below, talks about how to cut out the cruddy code produced from writing in word processors by adopting Markup and text editors as your go-to writing solution. 3 Blogging Tools to Improve Your … [Read more...]

Google’s Organic Quality Score, Grow Your Facebook Following, PDF SEO Best Practices, Speedlink 33:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Entertain the idea, for a moment, that Google assigned a quality score to organic search results. Say it was based off of click data and engagement metrics, and that it would function in a similar way to the Google AdWords quality score. How exactly might such a score work, what would it be based off of, and how could you optimize for it? … [Read more...]

Most Common WordPress Errors: How To Fix Them [infographic]

WordPress has become one of the top choices for those looking to set up their own blog or website. This demand stems from the various benefits of using WordPress: from the fact that it’s as free as websites can be; its easy interface and user-friendly options that can be mastered with a little bit of effort, learning and patience; its extendibility by means of themes and plugins from both … [Read more...]

Tips to Transform Your Blog into A Lead Machine [Infographic]

Is your blog producing enough leads or not? Are you looking for tips to convert your blog into a lead generating machine? Well, every marketer needs more and more contacts to reach-out for promoting the business. “Conversion rates are nearly 6x higher for content marketing adopters than non-adopters.” -Aberdeen Content marketing is a powerful technique to market your business online … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Social Media Images

Social media is an important tool. Graphics are a big part of social media, whether you’re on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or any of the other platforms. The infographic below, courtesy of WeAreTop10.com will tell you what you need to know when it comes to the image sizes for all that you’re going to be posting. After all, you want the image to present well, not be cut off or look too … [Read more...]

SEO Best Practices for Canonical URLs, Facebook Video Insights, Creating Ads on Instagram, Speedlink 29:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. If you’ve ever had any questions about the canonical tag, you will want to watch Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video were he defines what rel=canonical means and its intended purpose, when it’s recommended you use it, how to use it, and sticky situations to avoid. SEO Best Practices for Canonical URLs + the Rel=Canonical Tag … [Read more...]

Mission SEO Impossible, How To Repurpose Videos, Fixing Outbound Link Problems, Speedlink 28:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Competing with comparison sites in the SERPs can feel like a losing game, but it doesn’t have to. In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he explains the challenges and outlines five solutions that can help you begin ranking for those high-value comparative terms. Mission SEO Impossible: Rank a Single Brand Website for a … [Read more...]

The Power Of Making Enemies, How to Build Backlinks, Reoptimize Underperforming Content, Speedlink 27:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Getting readers on board with your ideas isn’t the only way to achieve content success. Sometimes, stirring up a little controversy and earning a few rivals can work incredibly well — but there’s certainly a right and a wrong way to do it. Rand details how to use the power of making enemies work to your advantage in this … [Read more...]

Creating Influencer-Targeted Content, Use FaceBook Ads Effectively, Local SEO Checklist, Speedlink 26:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Most SEO campaigns need three kinds of links to be successful; targeting your content to influencers can get you 2/3 of the way there. In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he covers the tactics that will help your content get seen and shared by those with a wide and relevant audience. Creating Influencer-Targeted Content to Earn … [Read more...]

Google On Hidden Text, Protect Your Blog Content, How Big eCommerce Sites Drives Traffic, Speedlink 24:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Does Google treat text kept behind “read more” links with the same importance as non-hidden text? The short answer is “no,” but there’s more nuance to it than that. In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he explains just how the search engine giant weighs text hidden from view using CSS and JavaScript. … [Read more...]

Using Domain And Page Authority, How To Repurpose Content, AMP Guide For WordPress, Speedlink 25:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. How can you effectively apply link metrics like Domain Authority and Page Authority alongside your other SEO metrics? Where and when does it make sense to take them into account, and what exactly do they mean? In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday below, he answers these questions and more, arming you with the knowledge you need to better … [Read more...]

Should SEOs Care About Internal Links, Social Media Metrics, Google Warns On Guest Posting, Speedlink 22:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Internal links are one of those essential SEO items you have to get right to avoid getting them really wrong. In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he shares 18 tips to help inform your strategy, going into detail about their attributes, internal vs. external links, ideal link structures, and much, much more. Should SEOs Care … [Read more...]

How To Create Good Quizzes That Get Your Audience Hooked?

A lot of things to drive more traffic on your site has already been covered by many authors on iblogzone.com. I am trying quite hard to think if we (me included) have ever mentioned a way that can boost your traffic, increase social engagement and more, while having a bit of fun on the way. Hmmm.. Anyway, if you are interested in knowing how you can have a bit of fun in hooking up your visitors … [Read more...]

Why You Should Know About Shared Hosting?

Shared hosting is one of the most cost-effective ways to manage your website, and you must have as much information as you can find about it before you hire a host. The hosts that are offering shared hosting know that you need a small amount of space, and they will provide you with all the space you need without forcing you into a large server you do not need. You may learn quite a lot about … [Read more...]

Title Tag Hacks for Increased Rankings, Making Animated GIFs, Account-Based Marketing, Speedlink 19:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. You may find yourself wondering whether the humble title tag still matters in modern SEO. When it comes to your click-through rate, the answer is a resounding yes! In the Whiteboard Friday video below, Cyrus Shepard talks about 7 ways you can revamp your title tags to increase your site traffic and rankings. 7 ‹Title Tag› … [Read more...]

Why is Responsive Website Design A Big Deal In 2015 and How It Can Boost Your Rankings

Google has been rolling out some really stringent updates like Panda and Penguin. This time Google is back with one more update – Mobile Friendly which basically aims to improve site rankings of the websites which are responsive. The algorithm will affect all the websites which have mobile usabililty issues and hence, it is now imperative for businesses to move to a responsive website. … [Read more...]

Free Marketing eBook, Invest In Loyal Audiences, Link Graph Primer, #Speedlink 16:2015

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! Free Marketing eBook Brought to you by Brother CreativeCenter, SmallBizTrends.com has made available to download, the Innovative Marketing Tips ebook, to help marketers and just about any small business owner help thrive in today’s world of online marketing. The ebook contains many useful and insightful tips, as a result of many … [Read more...]

Mobile Friendly FAQs, SEO Value From SERPs, WordPress 4.2 Powell, #Speedlink 17:2015

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! So you probably have heard about all the fuzz that has been going on for weeks about the “mobilegeddon” thing. Mobilegeddon is suppose to be the dreaded Google mobile algorithm update. Dreaded becasue it not only impacts your site on mobile search, it may also affect your overall rankings. Well, the wait is over. Google … [Read more...]

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