10 SEO Plugins for WordPress to Make Your Life Easier

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WordPress is one of the most popular and widely used content management systems (CMS) on the web, used by over 40 percent of all sites. Known for its user-friendly interface and an array of over 30,000 plugins to extend its functionality, WordPress is something most SEOs encounter on a daily basis. For many larger enterprises, […]

HTTPS Everywhere: Where is it Now?

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Table of Contents1 What is HTTPS?2 HTTPS Everywhere3 HTTPS: Now or Later? It has been almost a month since Google announced that it would begin using HTTPS as a new ranking signal. While the announcement, which was made on August 6, 2014, was long-rumored, it was met with questions as to what affect HTTPS would […]

12 Completely Appropriate Responses to Google in GIFS

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Google is constantly changing; this summer alone, there have been several major updates. It’s all in a day’s work for SEOs, and Google does a pretty good job keeping us on our toes. Don’t get whiplash trying to keep up with all the algorithm updates: stay cool, roll with the punches, and when in doubt, […]

5 Tips on Optimizing for Semantic Search

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Table of Contents1 Semantic Search2 1.)  Revise Your Keyword Research Strategies3 2.)  Create a Robust Content Outline4 3.)  Integrate Social Media5 4.)  Structure Your Data6 5.)  Continue What You’re Doing The Hummingbird update to the Google algorithm in the fall of last year was, and continues to be, a game changer for SEO. Unlike the […]

Ready, Set, Blog! Why Blogging Matters to SEO

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Table of Contents1 Brand Marketing2 Successful SEO2.1 A Blog is the Platform on Which You Build Your Brand2.2 Become a Voice People Will Listen To2.3 Content is the Basis for Web Marketing3 The Evolution of SEO: From Keywords to Content4 Was SEO Ever Dead? To blog, or not to blog? That is the question businesses […]

Content is Contagious: Is There a Secret to Viral Content?

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Table of Contents1 Content is King2 Viral Content Content is King This popular saying has always been understood to be one of the fundamental tenants of online marketing. For a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the necessity to strengthen your brand through reliable, trustworthy, and engaging content, a solid marketing strategy […]

7 Important SEO Conferences to Look for in 2014

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Table of Contents1 SMX Advanced2 SES Conference3 MozCon4 SearchLove5 Inbound6 Inbound Marketing Summit (IMS)7 PubCon Attending conferences is a vital component for professional development in any industry, particularly Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Marketing as a whole is continuing its transition to online and digital media, so the practice of optimizing a website’s content to rank […]