How To: SEO

YouTube SEO 101

Based on Alexa traffic rankings, YouTube is the second most visited site on the web, right after Google. Unfortunately, a lot of digital marketers still treat it like any other social media site. But success on YouTube isn’t about posting content, it’s about optimizing your content — just like your website. It’s easy to find videos with millions of views and videos with almost none that are basically the same. The...

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8 simple ways to utilize a blog to improve SEO results

Seemingly every company has a blog these days. Unfortunately, very few organizations fully capitalize on their blog content to maximize SEO results. Here are eight simple ways a blog can improve your website’s organic visibility, traffic and results. 1. Create a compelling name for your blog It irks me when I go to a company’s website and the name of the blog is… “Blog”! I urge marketers to be creative and more...

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How to increase B2B traffic by 192% in five months

SEO is a long-term strategy. It takes time to build authority and reputation, and spammy tricks that work for a short time are eventually devalued by the search engines. However, we’ve found a strategy that’s delivered results relatively quickly and proven particularly effective in the B2B space. Some of our best projects have seen near double traffic growth: Not surprisingly, this traffic growth corresponds with our efforts to secure links. Here is a look...

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How to use long-tail keywords to build your short-tail rankings

If you have a relatively new or low-authority website, then you know how difficult it can be to rank for high-volume, short-tail keyword phrases. Heck, any competitive keyword can pose a challenge, even for well-established sites. I often hear experts talk about going after the low-hanging fruit of keywords. “Forget about the short tail,” they say. I agree that that going after the low-hanging fruit is a good strategy, but not at...

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