Search Engine Optimization

The Simple Change Facebook Made That’s Screwing Up Brand Pages Everywhere

December 16, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, Facebook altered the algorithm that determines what content you see in your News Feed (and no, you’re not seeing everything from your friends or the pages you Like).  Previously, content from friends/Pages that you had Liked or interacted with previously were more likely to show up in your News Feed […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Blogging SEO

July 21, 2013

UPDATE: Here’s tonight’s #Blogchat transcript! (Click ‘Transcript’ on the left to view). Well this is a topic I can definitely blog about, since I am no SEO expert!  We will also be discussing this topic tonight (Sunday, July 21st 2013) at #Blogchat on Twitter. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization.  Effectively, what you are doing […]

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@LeeOdden co-hosts #Blogchat Sunday talking Optimizing content for Search and Social!

May 6, 2012

Tonight (Sunday) I am thrilled to welcome back as co-host of #Blogchat the one and only Lee Odden!   This will be Lee’s second time co-hosting #Blogchat and he’ll be teaching us how to Optimize our blog content for both search engines PLUS social media!  The best of both worlds! The format for tonight’s #Blogchat […]

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Subscribe to My Social Media Marketing Newsletter!

March 22, 2012

Starting next Wednesday, I’ll be running a weekly newsletter in addition to (almost) daily posts here.  The content focus will be slightly different, however. Here, I cover Social Media primarily, but a blend of content that can benefit the individual, as well as those that are using Social Media for their company.  But this newsletter […]

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How to Write Better Blog Posts That Both Google and Twitter Will Love

March 12, 2012

There is a definite art form to writing blog posts that can give you both the short-term gain of being shareable on Social Media sites, and the long-term gain of ranking well with search engines.  Mainly, because you’re trying to reach two different audiences at the same time.  Content that’s shared on Social Media sites […]

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How I Used Twitter to Increase My Blog’s Traffic by 60% in Two Weeks

March 5, 2012

Hey y’all, I wanted to update you on my progress on using Twitter as a tool to grow my blog’s traffic.  As I posted last week, I was able to increase my blog’s traffic by 41% in one week by using this method: 1 – Every morning starting at 8am, I would RT a link […]

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How Much Does Social Media Cost Companies in 2012?

January 3, 2012

Two years ago I wrote a post entitled So How Much Will a Social Media Strategy Cost, which was designed to give businesses and organizations an idea of how much they should expect to pay consultants and agencies for basic social media marketing services.  As you might expect, that post was insanely popular, so I […]

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A No-Nonsense Guide to SEO and Content Creation for Bloggers

December 27, 2011

Two of the most common complaints I hear from bloggers, especially during #Blogchat is: 1 – I wish I could figure out how to post more often and create more content 2 – I wish I better understood SEO and how to optimize my posts for search I’m going to show you a ‘trick’ that […]

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How I Increased My Blog’s Monthly Search Traffic By Over 100% in 2011

December 8, 2011

As you know, I am always experimenting with my blog, especially when it comes to traffic and traffic sources, and I always like to report back to y’all what I learn.  One of the areas I wanted to focus on this year with my blogging was increasing my search traffic.  At the start of the […]

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Learn how to improve your blogging and SEO with Topic Buckets

August 3, 2011

Two of  the biggest issues that most bloggers face is how to come up with ideas for posts, and how to optimize their blog for search engines.  I think most bloggers can solve both these problems (as well as tightening your blog’s focus) with Topic Buckets. Here’s the way Topic Buckets work: Take your blog, […]

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#Blogchat LIVE video plus info on my Social Media and Blog Strategy Audits

July 29, 2011

One of the ‘problems’ I am running into when I talk to event organizers and potential sponsors about doing a LIVE #Blogchat is that it’s sometimes difficult for them to understand what a LIVE version of a Twitter chat would look like.  I try telling them that a buncha smart people get in a room […]

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