Search Engine Optimization

Google’s love affair with Twitter is back on.  Previously, Google had indexed tweets from Twitter in its search results, but that deal ended in 2011.  Here’s a post I wrote back in 2011 that examined how this process worked.  Earlier this month it was reported that Google would begin adding tweets back to search results […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]