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22 Sep 2014

Here’s Your Best Tool for Content Brainstorming

This is by far one of the most useful free tool I’ve ever seen! I use it daily and recommend to everyone when they ask about keyword research or content idea brainstorming. Please meet: Bulk Google, Bing, Amazon and Youtube Tool How Bulk Auto-Suggest Works Google (as well as Bing, Amazon and obviously Youtube) Auto-Suggest feature works by: Suggesting popular search patterns (for those with Google Instant enabled, these also…


19 Sep 2014

Where Do Web Directories Fit Into the Internet Picture?

Web Directories serve many purposes, whether you are a consumer visiting the web directory to find a solution to your problem or a company wanting to gain exposure for your brand. Either way, the web directory helps to meet those objectives. Web Search and Web Directories Many times we refer to “Googling” something, performing an internet search with a tool like Google, Bing, or another search provider. There used to be…


15 Sep 2014

How To (Better) Reach Out To Bloggers

Reaching out to bloggers successfully is easy if you have a well-known name in the industry. What if you are quite new? Building connections with niche bloggers goes a long way when it comes to getting coverage and positive PR. Here are five blogger outreach tips I learned to do the hard way. Make a List Of Dream Bloggers Create a dream list: This is a list of about five…


08 Sep 2014

2 Awesome Twitter Search Tools That Give You What Twitter Lacks

I love Twitter. That was almost love at the first sight. It’s a great idea which became awesome thanks to all the apps that completed it. Here are two absolutely fantastic tools that have some really basic functionality Twitter still lacks: Snapbird: Better search Snapbird functionality is so cool that I am surprised Twitter doesn’t offer anything like that: Search your or anyone’s favorites There are lots of ways to…


02 Sep 2014

How to Stay on Top of Your Pinterest Activity

Pinterest has proven to be absolutely awesome for marketing. With its business offering, it’s going to be even more efficient, so if you are not yet utilizing Pinterest, it’s time that you start playing with it! Here are a few tools to easily keep on top with your (and your team’s) Pinterest progress: Pinterest Notifications I’ve done a separate article looking at Pinterest notifications. It’s by far the best way…


28 Aug 2014

5 Useless SEO Metrics To Avoid

Metrics are awesome! Seriously I know I sound like a nerd, but the truth is, metrics make our jobs as SEOs easier because they allow us to quickly identify complex aspects of large data sets. If used correctly they can show patterns and trends that need to be identified. However understanding which metrics are the most important is a hard task. This is largely because some metrics are better than…


26 Aug 2014

Google Penguin Penalty Removal Can be Guaranteed… But Recovery Can Not.

For most companies, there is nothing worse in the world that can happen to your website than having it hit with a Google penalty. To loose from 30 to 98% of your rankings, for months on end, can be devastating. People are searching in Google for “Google Penguin” or “Google Penalty” or “Penguin recovery services”, etc, and then they’re seeing several Google ads, and organic listings for services such as…


25 Aug 2014

Content Distribution Checklist: How to Make the Most of Your Content Creation Efforts

Creating interesting, engaging content is just par the course for anyone involved in marketing, website development, or pretty much anything else on the web these days. Whole careers are launched on blogs, and if you are able to capture the continued interest of readers you can pretty much solidify a place in Internet history. But writing content isn’t really the whole problem. Most of us can generate something that will…


18 Aug 2014

How To Come Up With An AWESOME Content Idea (Even When Everything Seems To Have Been Taken)

There is a common question among people these days, from book author to amateur bloggers, in particular those who are new to the medium. They want to know how it is possible to come up with an original idea anymore. Hasn’t everything been taken? With the creation of the Internet, we have been provided with access to content in a way never seen before. We can share our own work,…


13 Aug 2014

Digital Assets to Get People TALK about You by @JimBoykin at #CZLSF

I am at ClickZ today tweeting and blogging what’s going on here. Here’s my favorite topic: Creating awesome content (digital assets) to generate natural links and traffic – wonderfully presented by our own Jim Boykin. Digital assets accomplish lots of important goals: They get people TALK about you! They turn your site into a BRAND => Create great digital assets that will drive social media shares, links and brand mentions…


11 Aug 2014

How to (Try to) Write a Perfect Headline

Writing headlines is hard. No, really…you may think you have a grasp on the whole thing, but you probably don’t. I know I don’t, most of the time. Writing the perfect headline to turn a web skimmer into a reader can be very hit and miss. The fact that you are reading this post write now can probably be marked down as a significant victory; you could have just as…


04 Aug 2014

3 Ways to Brainstorm a Useful How-to Video

There are lots of reasons to add how-to videos to your content marketing strategy: Make it easier for your customer to understand your product or niche Create another asset to get ranked and draw people in Drive video viewers into your conversion funnel Give your brand fans another reason to share on social media channels. Yes, there are many solid reasons to create how-to videos and none to neglect it……


01 Aug 2014

Adding Some Pizazz To Social Sharing.. with Sniply!

Earlier this week, a friend of mine, Alex Yong, sent me to a really cool page. Not only was it interesting content, but what was that thing in the lower corner? It was social sharing by way of Sniply! Sniply allows you to create all sorts of fun social sharing options, including links, buttons, and forms. With the upgraded, paid version, you can have even more options. And, I liked…