10 Premium SEO Tools That You Can Try for Free (or Cheap)

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If you don't do SEO for a living but want to do some major search marketing work with your website, you're in luck. You don't need to pay an expensive monthly fee if you need to do one-time research. The following are awesome SEO tools you can use for free or cheap for a limited time to do your search marketing research. Premium SEO Tools with Free Account Options First … [Read more...]

10 Areas Where Small Businesses Lack an Online Competitive Edge

This is a guest post by Pratik Dholakiya. We all know it; even though we wish it weren't true: small businesses have limited resources. They often have only enough time, money, and patience for the core of their business. Certainly, a small business should never sacrifice its unique selling position. But it's equally true that businesses need exposure in order to stay up and … [Read more...]

WebMeUp SEO Dashboard Review

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WebMeUp is a promising new tool for SEO's and those who would like to learn more about how their website is doing in search. Although it is in its infancy, it has a lot of great features to choose from and even more coming up. In this post, we're going to look at how easy it is to set up your websites in the WebMeUp SEO Dashboard and learn about your rankings, backlinks, social … [Read more...]

SEO on the Go

This is a guest post by Christy Wilson. No longer tied to a desk to create and manage our websites, an explosion of apps enters the scene, freeing us to track SEO strategies almost anywhere. While the well-designed and properly executed apps give us all the information we need quickly and are sized properly for smartphone screens, the poorly designed apps are nothing but a … [Read more...]

The Future of Link Building

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This is a guest post by Christopher Jan Benitez. Google, arguably the most relevant search engine in the world to date, has been aggressively rolling out updates on algorithm changes since last year. The updates aim to eliminate spam on their search results and provide users with the best possible sites based on the searched keyword moving forward. For online marketers, this … [Read more...]

The History of Google Panda & Penguin, Abridged

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This is a guest post by Matt Beswick. Every year, Google quietly releases hundreds of refinements to their search engine algorithms. Most of these updates are small, incremental changes that go largely unnoticed. The major upgrades, however, receive serious coverage by mainstream news outlets and bloggers alike due to the momentous impact that they have on the broader web at … [Read more...]

Binging Relevant Search Back

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This is a guest post by Jeet Banerjee. Which search engine do you use for finding information, products, or services? For most of us, that answer is Google. Google has been the top search engine for the last few years and has essentially dominated the world of search. While most of us have believed that Google is the best search engine, Microsoft's search engine Bing has … [Read more...]

Basic SEO for Bloggers

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This is a guest post by Derek Mabie. Most of us understand how to search online. For more than a decade, we have relied on websites like Google and Yahoo to sift through the billions of web pages and present a list of contenders that, according to the search engines, most accurately relate to our search query. Search Engines for President We understand how to search. … [Read more...]

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing

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As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. What worked in 2011 may or may not be as effective in 2012. If you're a business, you may have the luxury of hiring an awesome Internet Marketing Company to keep up with the trends, but as individuals managing a blog for as a hobby or for profit, it's up to you to not only maintain that blog but keep up with ways to … [Read more...]

Do Google +1s Really Affect SEO?

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This is a guest post by Kevin Lau. Google+ is still gaining some traction online, slowly building an audience and drawing more people in to give it a try for the first time. Perhaps most importantly, marketers are still getting used to how things work, in particular with reference to the Google +1 button. Whenever you read items in your information stream from other … [Read more...]