I have been asked several thousand times why I started my own blog. The initial aim was to share my ideas and experiences with others. However, I soon realized that my blog could become a great way to expand my networking opportunities with my professional peers. So, I started being more and more creative with the ideas and the content. However, I wasn’t getting the kind of attention I desired. After some research what I found was that readers didn’t even know my blog existed because I hadn’t bothered to optimize it for the popular search engines. Not implementing good SEO strategies meant that my content wasn’t being listed among the top results on the search engine results pages. If this was a business website, it would mean that I was losing out on visitors, therefore conversion and sales. So, here are 5 ways you can successfully implement SEO strategies to give your blog higher online visibility.Tip: Get 10X more e-mail subscribers with this WP plugin … [Read more...] about Episode 7: How to Set the SEO Basics Right for Your Blog
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You’d like people to click on your result in Google rather than on the result of one of your competitors. That’s why you need to make sure your search result (a.k.a. your snippet) stands out from all of the other ones. So, how do you do that? How do you write an awesome meta description? How do you make people click your snippet? Here, I’ll tell you all about how to use Yoast SEO to write an awesome meta description. What is a meta description? A meta description is a description you manually add to your blog post or page. And it tells the reader (and the search engine) what your post is about. It contains up to 320 characters that summarizes a page’s content. Generally, search enginesshow the meta description in the snippet when the searched phrase is in the description. Recent changes Google changed the rules concerning meta descriptions not that long ago. Nowadays, meta descriptions can be up to 320 characters. We’re currently carrying … [Read more...] about How to use Yoast SEO to write an awesome meta description • Yoast
When used correctly Facebook can help your business grow. That’s a fact. It’s the world’s most popular social media network. It literally changed the social media game. Actually, Mark Zuckerberg and crew are often credited with starting the whole phenomenon. Facebook, however, is more than just a place to update your friends and family with baby pictures and pet memes. It can do wonders for your business. In this blog we’ll explain five ways that Facebook can help your business grow. You can collect testimonials and reviews on your Facebook business page. If you set up your Facebook page as a local business, you have the option to collect testimonials and reviews from your customers. You can put up a sign at your brick and mortar business or on your website and let customers know that they can review you or provide testimonials for your business on Facebook. In addition to having a Facebook page of reviews, you can add the best reviews to your business’ … [Read more...] about How Does Facebook Help Businesses Grow?
The last day of September in 2003 was almost like any other day. I woke up at 5:30 a.m., showered, got dressed, and began my one hour commute to work in my 1999 Honda Accord. I got there at about 6:59 a.m., sat in my cubicle, and pretended to work for an hour or two. What I was really doing was mentally preparing myself to walk into my boss’s office and quit! But I wasn’t just quitting this job, I was quitting corporate America. I was done with hours or traffic, 12 hour days, cubicles, and bosses. My plan was to start an SEO business out of my kitchen, in my tiny two bedroom apartment in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago, IL. What I’m about to show you, is something I never had. A step by step, ultimate guide on how to start a SEO business. I had to learn everything through trial and error, which took an incredible amount of time and energy. I wish someone had posted a detailed guide that would have saved me the time and money I spent … [Read more...] about How to Start an SEO Business – The Ultimate Guide
Guest blogging is very conducive to building brand awareness, extending market reach, and boosting your credibility. Regular and quality guest blogging helps boost credibility in four major ways: Stronger online presence Increased authority in industry-related topics Additional leverage in link building & SEO Expanded audience base Guest blogging provides a win-win situation from both parties involved. With that being said, poorly executed guest blogs can have a negative affect on your online reputation. Mastering guest blogging techniques is something content writers and marketers should pay close attention to. Mastering Guest Posting Guest blogging boosts credibility only when done productively and efficiently. To ensure that the guest post you make on a blog actually aids credibility building, follow these tips: 1. Choose Where to Post Carefully Bear in mind thatyou want followers of the blog where you send guest posts to follow you, too. Selecting a popular blog will help … [Read more...] about How Guest Blogging Effectively Boosts Credibility