Are Your Links All They Should Be?

In a recent entry, we spoke about the value of including hyperlinks on your business’s site, blog and marketing efforts. We take things a bit further with this entry by focusing on the best practices of how hyperlinks appear on your site.

Why your hyperlinks should never read “click here.”

It’s important to remember that many visitors to your site actually scan rather than read the entire pages. Instinctively, our eyes are attracted to text that is different, like headings and bolded text or keywords.

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Find Out How WordPress Just Made SEO Easy!

In early October, WordPress added “Advanced SEO Tools” to its programming. It’s actually a powerful trio of tools that will give business owners the abilities to:

  • Write custom meta descriptions for blog posts
  • Write custom title elements for different pages
  • See how a URL will look when shared on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks as well as how it will look in Google’s search results.

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Making Sure Your SEO Strategies Are Current

A recent Caldiatech blog shared search engine optimization (SEO) trends that had been noticed at the half-way mark of 2016. The overriding point was that SEO practices – like just about every other technology-related tool – is forever in a state of flux.

With this entry, we’re going to touch on a few SEO techniques that have overstayed their welcome yet are still being used by many businesses and organizations.

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Harnessing the Power of Mobile App Search

Mobile search is here to stay. If you are not currently harnessing the power of mobile app searches, it is time to start! Creating a mobile-friendly website is a good first step, but you also need apps if you are really going to tap into the mobile market, no matter what it is that you are selling.

The Rise Of Mobile

Both mobile website and app searches are part of the larger movement toward mobile search paradigms. Every year, mobile takes up more of the search market, and is predicted to eventually edge out other forms of search by a large margin. Because mobile is so important, it is critical that you tap into this market as soon as possible.

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What Is Sponsored Content and Do I Need It?

http://moz.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-sponsored-content

Readily-accepted channels for content, such as SEO and PPC, deliver the best results to users at the right time, so is it really necessary to change our game plan? Actually, if you are still using the same content delivery methods, you may be in for a disappointment, according to experts. In the next few years, expect traditional content delivery models to slowly move aside for newcomers such as sponsored content.

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Using Facebook To Target Your Content Promotion

Getting content to “go viral” is not a simple process, no matter what advertising might lead you to believe. You do not just write content and sit back waiting for it to magically bring you great results. Often, you must push that content out to the public in order to ensure that people actually get to see it.

In this regard, Facebook advertising may be a great way to get your content out to viewers. One of the advantages of working with Facebook as opposed to other forms of advertising is that you can use this social media platform to fine-tune the details of your target audience. This allows you much greater flexibility in using your advertising budget to reach the people you really want to reach.

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Focusing Away from SEO?

SEO is definitely important, but the habit of focusing all of our attention on SEO topics may cause us to lose sight of the goal, which is to get and retain customers. In fact, sometimes it is best to focus away from SEO per se and instead focus on the overall idea of marketing, including both online and offline strategies in the “big picture.”

By Shifting the Focus, SEO Fits the Landscape

Most brands tend to make one of two mistakes: either they ignore SEO or they focus completely on inbound marketing. This is easy to understand, since most marketing agencies push their own products. If they are SEO-centric, the marketing firm likely focuses on SEO. If not, they tend to ignore it or even downplay its importance.

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