How to Increase SEO with Google+

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If you’re like many people online, you have a love/hate relationship with Google+.

On one hand, you might not be a huge fan of the platform because it’s another social network to manage. On the flipside, Google is the top player in the search engine world. Any time you and your business can do something to get into Google’s good graces, it’s welcome.

It’s the latter that makes it so surprising that Google+ isn’t used as well loved as it should be by most businesses.

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How to Prioritize Your SEO Checklist

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While it’s true that there are SEO best practices everyone should regularly undertake, it’s also true that not everyone has the resources or staff to do those activities as often as recommended, if at all. Typically, a small business is torn in many different directions when trying to establish an SEO checklist that covers everything. This can lead to burnout or ineffective practices that don’t deliver sufficient payback for the work involved.

To get the most out of your SEO practices, it’s important to finely tune your SEO checklist and prioritize based on your business needs.

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Want better SEO Results? Focus Above the Fold!

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Search engine optimization, or SEO, has proved over the years to be an elusive and fluid pursuit. As Google and other search engines are constantly changing their algorithms, the industry often contains more mysteries than it does concrete answers. Things have changed almost entirely since the early days of SEO. However, regardless of how the industry has evolved over the years, one trend has stayed the same: algorithms are getting smarter and search engines are getting better at indexing content built for users.

SEO is still the number one go-to resource for webmasters looking to boost organic traffic. Yet, in all the calculation and analysis of keywords, H1 and H2 tags, algorithms, site load speed etc., it is easy to forget about the human beings behind all of this. The solution: learn how to improve on-page seo by optimizing for users and focusing above the fold.

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4 Steps to Ensure Your Website Attracts Your Ideal Customer

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Everybody wants more traffic their site.

The trouble is that not all traffic is going to be of equal value. In fact, unless you discover how to attract exactly the right type of visitor to your site, the chance that you are going to see the results you expect are pretty slim.

Thankfully, there is a process that you can use to attract the right type of traffic and in today’s post, I’m going to share it with you.

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Matt Cutts’ Top 5 SEO Tips

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If you’ve been around the SEO world for some time, the name Matt Cutts is familiar. He is one of Google’s leading developers. His focus? Stopping webspam and punishing low-quality websites.

This is the guy businesses fear at night.

Remember that expression; “keep your friends close and your enemies closer?” Actually, I don’t view Matt Cutts as an enemy (I actually appreciate his endeavor to rid the world of terrible, spammy websites), and do believe that it’s important to heed his advice when it’s given.

One of the greatest mysteries in online marketing is knowing how Google works. So let’s get closer to advice straight from the mouth of Matt Cutts, and get a better grasp on how to write SEO content.

Here are the top five tips from Matt Cutts that we believe you should follow in your SEO content marketing strategy.

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25 SEO Tips You Can’t Live Without

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One of the great mysteries in online marketing is how Google and other search engines rank websites. All that’s known is that it’s a complex algorithm. Every business is fighting for a spot at the top, so implementing smart search engine optimization (SEO) techniques is vital to your website’s success.

It might surprise you to learn that the majority of your traffic comes from search engines. Don’t believe me? Look at your Google Analytics account. Click on referrals and chances are you’ll see that Google is one of the top search engines sending new people to your website.

Here are 25 ways you can bump up your website’s ranking and solidify your position high up on the search engine results.

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SEO Optimization in 2014 and Beyond [Infographic]

In the early days of the internet, SEO optimization was easy.

  • Pick out the keyword you want to rank.
  • Pump out content with your keyword laced generously throughout your page, including in your title and meta tags.
  • Add in a few backlinks.

Chances were good that your content would rank! Then the search engines got smart.

In 2014 and beyond, content marketing is becoming the backbone of SEO. What’s the difference from old school SEO versus SEO optimization 2014+ style?

Below, we’re sharing an infographic done by QuickSprout. It’s a look the strategies that used to define SEO and those you need to use today in order to drive organic search rankings and avoid future search engine penalties.

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Nailing On-Page SEO

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You’ve heard about something called on-page SEO, but you don’t know what it is, or if you should even care. Here, you’ll learn just what on-page SEO is, and why the entire future of your business could be at stake if you try to ignore it.
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7 Common Blogging Mistakes Made by Financial Services Firms

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Are you struggling to attract traffic to your website? Do you have a blog that is filled with industry jargon? Do you look at your own posts and yawn?

If your blog isn’t getting the traction you need, read on to find out the 7 most common financial services blogging mistakes and how you can turn your blog into a client magnet.

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6 Tips About SEO That You Need to Know

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You can’t sell to people if you don’t attract their interest first. SEO helps you put out the “welcome” sign. Read on for some easy SEO tips that can give your website a big boost right now.

It’s important to remember that your website has to impress both search engines and people, and while these tactics coincide in some respects, they diverge in important ways. In the end, it’s people who buy your products or services.

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