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Top SEO Gurus : They Dared to be Different Top SEO Gurus : They Dared to be Different If you don’t know these top SEO Gurus in the land yet, here is a shortlist for you. SEO has slowly and consciously come into our midst. It has proven to be a strong career that anyone could certainly learn, get into and succeed too.
2014 Industry Survey Some good news for the industry: overall budgets for marketing tools are clearly on the rise. In 2012, only a third of respondents reported monthly budgets of $500 or more. This year, that number was up over half of respondents (54%). More than a tenth (11%) of respondents reported budgets greater than $10K/month for marketing tools, and almost a quarter (24%) had monthly budgets over $3K. As reported above, content creation was a top-5 activity for every major group of marketers in this year’s survey. Almost four-fifths (79%) of consultants reported offering content creation as a service (second only to analytics at 85%). 2014 Industry Survey
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The Increasing Complexity of the Organic SEO Task List for 2012 & 2013 The Increasing Complexity of the Organic SEO Task List for 2012 & 2013 Ideally a blog post should be written and formatted for the web, meaning it should be short, snappy and image-rich. This post is exactly the oposite of that. Do as I say, not as I do? Honoring Great Search Marketing Content Online Honoring Great Search Marketing Content Online Let’s skip the corny, canned jokes and the awkward moments at the podium and just open the envelope, shall we? Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the 2010 SEMMY Award in the Small Business category is … drum-roll, please … If I Were Launching a New Small Biz Web Site Today Matt McGee, Small Business Trends | 5/26/09 Congratulations to our winner! Here’s a choice bit from the winning post:
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How Google Will Know If You’re Lying How Google Will Know If You’re Lying A Soothsayer from the Sibylline Sisterhood was the first of her Sisterhood to see the TARDIS The value of any piece of information is only as good as its truthfulness. Data that’s out of date, inaccurate or just plain false is next to useless. Worse than that it can lead to seriously flawed decisions based upon it. We don’t have Soothsayers around anymore but we have Google and its semantic search engine.
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The power of top Google ranking is huge: make your website show up as #1 for your target keywords, and be ready to pile money. There's a definite science and a definite art to making websites rank #1, which is SEO, or search engine optimization. When it's done right, your business gets found by thousands of new people daily — and secures you new levels of online profits and success.
Subscribe to Noble Samurai News and get updates every time we publish a blog article. Register for a free trial of our Market Samurai Keyword Research and SEO software Get my free trial! Following the carnage of Google’s Penguin update and the release of their Disavow tool, I’ve noticed an interesting shift taking place in the SEO community. I must admit, when I hear a new idea for the first time, I usually take it with a grain of salt… BUT – when several people I respect start talking about the SAME idea – that’s when I sit up and take notice. Is this the ‘NEW’ SEO? Is this the ‘NEW’ SEO?
Grab your FREE guide to 2013 SEO. Grab your FREE guide to 2013 SEO. Ready for 2013 SEO changes? Here are the "Must-read SEO guidelines for 2013" that get you full-armed! Congratulations, you are the SEOs who have withstood Panda, Penguin, and the "end of the world" memes flooding in social media. Who knows, 2013 may be even harsher, so it's high time to get prepared for the coming year.
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Fact: All businesses, large or small, want to save money wherever they can. I understand this. I sympathize with this. What I don’t understand, however, is why so many businesses try to take the cheap route and cut corners in their online strategy— and then are dumbfounded when they get scammed/receive terrible results/get blocked by Google. I know how devastatingly costly it can be to launch, maintain, and grow a business. But there are certain aspects of building a business where it’s never okay to cut corners. The Hidden Cost Of Cheap SEO & Social Media Labor

The Hidden Cost Of Cheap SEO & Social Media Labor

What is the single best piece of SEO advice Very challenging to name only a single thing and call it "the best" but I'll share one of my favorites: Create a site, service, product or hook that has a natural, viral feedback component accessible to search engines (via links, embeds, badges, incentives to share, etc). Make it repeatable and compelling.
7 Link Quality Metrics That Matter The classic way that people have determined link value is by using Google PageRank. It is well known that Google doesn't use PageRank as a direct determinant of link value, but it remains convenient and available as a metric, so it's only natural that people continue to use it. If you're using Internet Explorer, you can get this information from the Google Toolbar, and third party tools that use the API can also display it: People often refer to the home page of the linking site when referring to the value of a link: "I have a link from a PageRank 8 site" means that the home page of the site containing the link has a PageRank of 8, though the link can come from any other page on the site. If one is forced to rely on PageRank alone, there is some merit to this as it may communicate something about the level to which a link can be trusted, but clearly you should consider the PageRank of the linking page as well.
Other Factors ("Advanced" SEO) What other factors affect rankings besides backlinks? Where you’re getting your links, the quality of these links, the relevancy of these links, how many links you have and what keywords you’re using as the anchor text all affect your rankings. But there are other factors that affect your ranking, including but not limited to: On page optimization factors – this is how well you’ve optimized your tags, content, formatting, keyword proximity, site map, and links on your web page. SEO - Frequently Asked Questions
SEO Trends: 7 Hot Trends you'd be foolish to ignore 800 Flares Twitter 407 Facebook 0 Google+ 191 LinkedIn 86 inShare86 Buffer 116 Pin It Share 0 800 Flares × If you’re not tracking and taking advantage of the major changes that Google is making to their search algorithm you are missing out on some really valuable opportunities to help you rank for content now or in the future. Are you aware of the changes that are happening now and likely to happen? What plans have you put in place to deal with these? Here are 7 SEO Trends that you should really consider for your business.
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