Link-building is fundamental to SEO. In this post, I am not going to explain what links are, nor why they matter. I’m going to ignore nofollow vs. dofollow, domain authority, relevance and all the technical details. I’m assuming you know that. You’re ready for “link-building.” What you need is a list of ideas. A checklist of ideas on how to build links, that you can run through looking for easy link ideas. Continue reading
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Social Trust Indicators & Social Media Marketing: Becoming a Trustworthy Brand
“Social Trust” is a buzzword you hear a lot among marketers. Either you’ve got “social trust” or you don’t. But what is “social trust,” and more importantly how can you – as a small business marketer – influence it in a positive direction? Let’s investigate. Continue reading
Autocomplete on Google: Brainstorming Keywords for SEO, Google Ads, and Social Media Marketing
Keywords are the foundation not just of SEO or Google Ads, but even, I would argue, social media marketing. What are your customers searching for? What are they talking about (on social)? Google’s autocomplete is an easy tool to research your keywords. Let’s investigate. Continue reading
Website Speed: Free Tools to Test How Fast Your Website Is
How fast is your website? Such a simple question, yet such a complicated answer. We all know that “speed” matters – both in SEO (Google rewards fast sites and penalizes slow sites), but also in Google Ads and social media marketing. If your website does not load fast… then users (and Google) will abandon it. Fortunately, there are some free tools to measure how fast your website is. Unfortunately, they are not easy-to-use nor coherent. Let’s investigate!
Amazon Trending: Hacks to Find What’s Trending on Amazon (and Maybe Use in Your Marketing)
Amazon is the #1 product marketplace and search engine. If you sell a product, you can’t avoid Amazon. But how do you know what’s trending on Amazon? What are tricks, tips, and hacks to learn what’s selling and what’s not? Let’s investigate.
Is My Website Indexed on Google? How do I get Indexed on Google?
Ranking at the top of Google results from a series of factors, often called the “Algorithm.” One of the factors is the simplest: getting your site “in” the Google indexed. But how do you know if Google even knows your website exists? How do you know if your website is being indexed? And, if not, how can you get it into the index? Let’s investigate.
SEO Tutorial 2021: Tips, Tools, and To-dos for Search Engine Optimization
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the art and science of getting a company, product, or service to the top of Google. Yes, there are other search engines such as Bing, DuckDuckGo, and even Yahoo (RIP), as well as other search engines like VRBO, AirBnB, Amazon, or Yelp. But in practice SEO is 99% about Google. It’s about when your customer searches for “such and such,” then your “such and such” ranks at or ner the top. Continue reading
SEO Course 2021 Online: Schedule of Live Zoom Classes
The Spring 2021 online class on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is fast approaching. All classes are taught via live ZOOM and are recorded. So if you can’t make it live, you can watch it in video. I also offer live one-on-one “office hour” appointments on an as needed basis. Continue reading
JM Internet Group Announces Revised of Best Books on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for 2021
San Jose, California – February 23, 2021. The JM Internet Group, a leader in books and online learning on Google Ads (AdWords), Social Media Marketing, and SEO (Search Engine Optimization), is proud to announce its 2021 update to its list of the best books on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for 2021. The company produces much-read lists of the best books on digital marketing, and as online marketing grows, so does the demand for curated lists of the best books on the topic. Continue reading
Using Google Search Tools to Find Fresh Content
Google is the world’s largest search engine, but – I would argue – the folks at Google are kinda sort lazy. Many times, you do a search and the results really are not that great, especially things that are time-sensitive. Because Google likes links, it will often show you ANCIENT content that has a lot of links rather than more relevant FRESH content. Continue reading