SEO

Why Local Citations Are Important for SEO

When it comes to having an effective SEO strategy, citations are incredibly important to your local business listings. What are local citations? By definition, citations are “mentions” of your business name and address on other webpages, regardless of whether or not there is a link to your website. Including local citations for SEO are a key component of the ranking…

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Social Media

What is Twitter Vine and How to Use It

What can you possibly show to the world in six seconds? This is the idea behind the new video app, Vine. Currently, Vine is among the top free applications available in the App Store. This new service allows its users to create six-second clips as well as share them on social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook or on the Vine…

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SEO, Social Media

The Importance of Using Facebook Graph for SEO

As a small business owner, there are responsibilities that you already have as the site’s owner (promoting business, capturing leads, designing, etc.), keeping up with social media is time-consuming as well as daunting. Fortunately, the future of online advertising has finally arrived: Facebook Graph. As you may already be aware, the more social votes that a website receives, the more…

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SEO

Using Google Authorship to Enhance Your Site

Google is constantly making changes to its algorithm, we all know that, but it’s important as a small business owner, that you understand what these changes mean to you, or at least hire somebody who does. Websites that collect content from other sources for the purpose of gaining more traffic to their sites were more negatively affected by these changes.…

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SEO

5 Tips for Choosing a Hosting Company

If you’re just starting up a company, one way to get your name out in the market is to have a website that lists your contact information and services. Your first step in doing this is by finding the right hosting company. Choosing the right hosting company to manage all your website’s data is surely a tough decision to make.…

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SEO, Social Media

How to Create an XML Sitemap

I have written in the past about some good WordPress plugins to create an XML sitemap, but obviously, not everybody uses WordPress to create their sites.  This step by step guide will help you create an XML Sitemap from scratch.  This process will require you to use Excel or Numbers and the ability to crawl a site.

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SEO, Social Media, WordPress

Top 3 WordPress Plugins for Technical SEO Issues

There are several areas of SEO that you need to pay attention to other than links and keywords.  One of those areas I like to call “Technical”.  These include anything that usually takes place by a development team, URL’s, HTML code, tracking code implementation, re-directs, canonical tags, etc.  Another reason that I love using WordPress is because most of these…

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Link Building, SEO, Social Media

Is Link Building Dead?

I am used to always hearing the question, “Is SEO Dead?”, but more recently I have been getting the question, “Is link building dead?” When I first heard this question, my initial response is, “absolutely not, links are still important even after all of the Google updates.”

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