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How social media marketing preferences have susadaigle23 3 2 monthsDansCartoons (298): @susadaigle23 I have read recently that if you ask a set of questions (question marks!)in beginning of your blog posts etc. than that does get big-G to pay closer attention.....don't know if true but since you are yet another person I see mentioning has to ask....thumbs up+ to you! (and I hereby proclaim that using the plus or positive symbol +++ is GOOD!) lol?
Question about an abandoned blog vicky4227 6 1 yearRev (5413): @vicky4227 Please fill out your profile information so we can find you online. I would like to read your blog.
Numbers or consistency? BKatt 14 1 yearSusanDay (2023): @BKatt I have two sites - one I posted 3 x a day for six months, the other 6 x a day for five months. That was nearly three years ago. I dropped posting down to two or three times a day, then once a day, and now one of the sites only gets one post a week; the other one a day. All those posts I put up are my little soldiers working away to get lots of attention. I know this because even though I have dropped the number of posts dramatically the...
Is SEO work on previous posts worth it? BKatt 4 1 yearBKatt (28): I am using Yoast... as best I know how at this point. I usually tweak their snippets. I also add a title and description in the WP dashboard below. And I edit the permalink per suggestions in my thread about categories, tags, etc.
Your Connection is Not Secure ... Then what? jmolan 19 1 yearSusanDay (2023): @Rev Great! Thanks for clearing that up.
From Google - How to Maximize Your SEO Belew 2 2 yearsRev (5413): Hmmm... I include free controlled organic traffic development in SEM (not just paid). But that's my choice, not a rule. It relates to an inbound marketing approach. The rest looks good!
Getting Lousy Search Results Belew 7 2 yearsRev (5413): @Belew As per my answer in the other thread, I expect it is the difference between "I like presents," and "I like presence!"
Serious and Honest Visibility - Backlinks Belew 17 2 yearslunar_ranger (586): Just checking out my new label.
Over the hump! jmolan 6 2 yearsBelew (11716): @jmolan Some folks don't even realize they have a hump in the way.
How to get a blog post indexed by Google gspieler 15 2 yearsBelew (11716): @gspieler building smith - building smth = building something. Yes.. build you own blog/site.
BIG HUGE Thanks to Rev KathrynLang 5 2 yearsjmolan (478): The Rev rocks!
Growing an email list jmolan 10 2 yearsRev (5413): @jmolan That's better, but I would probably add two sentences (about 20- 25 words) that provides a little more description (and keywords!). I would also center the image or make it larger to match the width of the form -- no real SEO value there, just a visual "discomfort" thing. Additionally, the MailChimp code has no alternate text (alt) attribute for the image. If there is a way to add it in the MailChimp setup you should do...
Blog: WordPress vs. Joomla Alessio 8 2 yearsGELTMAN (13): "bait" [sorry]
Learning to optimize facebook: HELP!?!?! meshea01 9 2 yearsmeshea01 (16): Yes... Hubby isn't fond of it, lol, but I can read it at night while he sleeps so he tolerates it ;-) (He is over one of the largest, fastest paper machines in the world...)
True Measurement of a Website KathrynLang 13 2 yearsRev (5413): They didn't??? :eek:
Google Penalizing Popups on Mobile Devices? slaqjaw Jump to first page37Jump to last page 2 yearsRev (5413): A really good marketer would sell the damsel a wide screen TV and interest the dragon in a portable tablet model in a flame retardant convenient carry case.
Page Two on Google is the New Page One Belew 16 2 yearsstevew407 (4): Rev- Both :)
HTML coding and SEO proficiency CoolHandLuke 15 2 yearsLizG (55): This is a loaded question. Some aspects of coding can be very useful, depending on what industry you go into. Really it's having a wide range of skills that's most important. JSON is the structured data most often used to generate SERPs with lists, cards, flights, movie times, product prices or sales, anything like that. Having knowledge in that area could be a career of its own. You can check out MOZ's essential training guide for SEO's and...
How do you use AdWords? MartinTolovski 9 2 yearsBelew (11716): @gregoryamoshe Can you be more specific? Without naming names, of course.
Making the most of Commenting on YouTube andelalai 3 2 yearsandelalai (10): @Belew I am really thankful to you for your valuable thoughts.I follow these in my work.
205 Google Search Engine Ranking Factors Belew 21 2 yearsandelalai (10): Lot of factors discussed in this post.
Does anyone care about Yoast readability? Sagekreyol 8 2 yearsBelew (11716): Yoast is useful for beginners. It's also double work. You end up repeating or rewriting = redundant. Follow a few basic rules and you need not use the plug in. I have never used it and don't plan to start.
Google is having serious trouble with search Belew 9 2 yearsmorrnel (697): My guess is that Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are all in trouble. This year's U. S. presidential election exposed some serious censorship, misinformation and favoritism among these players and others that there are rumblings that antitrust laws will be used to break up these players.
http vs https slaqjaw 10 2 yearsDansCartoons (298): Chessie, You may find a web host that offers you free SSL certificate upon signing up with their hosting plan....keep that in mind. It's an incentive that many hosting companies use in order to attract new customers. It sounds unusual for a place to tell you that unless you switch to https a certain aspect of your site won't work.....never heard of that. I use a place called Bulwark Hosting and in fact, my cartoons online are hosted via the...
Professional Tagline tienny 17 2 yearstienny (658): Finally, I choose the tagline 'Creating a Generation of Creative & Logical Storytellers' and have updated my site's tagline.
Scribblers Unite mooncreations 2 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): Hi there @mooncreations! I too am a great scribbler and doodler - it helps me concentrate. Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll meet lots of great folk :)
Internet Marketer and entrepreneur Svargo 4 3 yearsRev (5413): @Svargo What do you intend to do with all that wonderful learning?
Obnoxious Copy Review Request seoapexpredator 26 3 yearsSteve (3649): asked me to chime in ... love it, if you have a point to make, make it don't ask others to make it for you ... it erodes your authority. As to the rest ... YAWN just words But this is just my opinion and I guess you all know more :)
Defining a High-Quality Post - # of words Belew 8 3 yearsbdaoust (949): Long is only in the readers eyes. The writer is never finished - long to me is several hundred words 1000+ whereas long to my daughter is anything over 400 -
Does Site Speed Affect Search Ranking? Study Belew 10 3 yearsRev (5413): @Jonnner Results will can vary depending on browsing history (browser specific), Google site searched, your geographic location (based on IP resolution), and whether or not you are logged into Google, among other things. Would still love to see the results.
Programming languages for digital marketers? Guru_genius 5 3 yearsGuru_genius (4): @Rev Thank you so much! You've been a huge help. I'm definitely bookmarking this page for reference and would go straight to learning the 4 core languages in the order you suggested and save Python for last (if necessary). Also, I've been blogging using blogspot for a while now and I've always felt the urge to learn to use WordPress as well but never did, I guess I needed a push such as this. I'll start learning it right away too....
Infographic on how to increase traffic Jonnner 13 3 yearsrcayeras (439): Here's another infographic to look at - how well does it fulfill its job? You'll have to scroll past the text to get to the graphics. (I looked into this article because a client wants to emphasize IoT for their products.) Infographics at the bottom of the page - I did not expect that. ...
Is Giving External Links a Dead Strategy? Belew 10 3 yearsmorrnel (697): Moving servers is pretty straight forward. Just need the right tool.
Are Forums Worth the Effort - 3 part series Belew 2 3 yearsBelew (11716): Numbers don't lie unless you lie about them or twist what them to say what you want. This forum has been a labor of love for me ... but recently it has more than given back. What's your labor of love?
5 SEO Tips to Improve Magento Store Ranking TMOGroup 3 3 yearsLizG (55): If you are new to eCommerce and not rich, you should not be using Magento. Even a sub-par developer will charge you 7k+ for a Magento site. Then you have to learn how the back end of the CMS works, lol - which is complicated to say the least. Say goodbye to the wysiwyg editor and hello to static blocks. The biggest SEO tip for improving Magento site ranking is site speed. You can't be indexed if the bot can't crawl your site. Server response...
what are the most popular requests in google Tonyyakovlev 12 4 yearsBelew (11716): What if Robin Williams wanted to download a free vacuum cleaner? Okay. I am kidding. I have never used a keyword tool. But perhaps a Google adwords account is a good place to start. You will learn the most popular terms and what it costs to buy them...just don't buy. might do what you want. Perhaps someone else here has done what you are doing. I wish I were more help.
Can Paid and Organic Traffic Get Along? Belew 5 4 yearsmorrnel (697): It all has to to with basic economics risk and return. Paid leads have a clear price and timeline. Organic leads have a price and timeline too. Have you ever figured them out? My guess is far more and far longer than the paid.
Where can I find SEO/SEM help? jlr5385 15 4 yearsLizG (55): You never said what type of Adwords your client is buying. 7 dollars a day is literally nothing, and it's probably not set up correctly - thus not leading to conversions. I would do three things just with Google alone: 1) Display advertising with targeted placements and demographics by age/gender. One campaign for each of the product groups, so one for breast pumps, one for diabetic shoes, and one for braces. Each campaign has 3 - 6 image...
How Many Google Searches Done Each Second? Belew 2 4 yearsBelew (11716): In 2013 and 2014, one new WordPress site was launched every 5 minutes. Are you on WordPress?
How much traffic *should* your site receive? Lenderman33 9 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev Change something - Do more. Do better. Choose a different target. Check your price. Lotsa things that can be done differently.
How Long Before Leaving The Search Sandbox? Lenderman33 20 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev Re: facebook visits... I have a great case study that demonstrates Facebook fatigue in visual form. I should put that up here.
Incoming Links NOT Needed for Page 1 Rank Belew 4 4 yearsMLHarris (88): It also depends on the topic, I've been listed as well
POLL: Strategy for 1,000 visitors per day? Lenderman33 4 4 yearsTonyyakovlev (58): @belew I believe it is not that easy. A lot of blogs/websites have 300 visitors per day, and they stay around the same for a long time. And they are not the same 300 each day, they are 80% new. This means that the retention rate is pretty low of course, which can be caused not only by low content quality but also a number of other factors. Thus you don't need just a good content, you need some kind of good content that compells your visitors...
VIDEO: Keyword Density & "Cannibalization" Lenderman33 2 4 yearsBelew (11716): I don't do keyword research. I do market research. Then I try to write for my audience NOT for a searchbot.
100,000v per Month . . . within 9-months Lenderman33 Jump to first page31Jump to last page 4 yearsLenderman33 (250): Hi @Belew - Thank you. Will watch along! Erik
Plugin for scheduling post push to Facebook dmortaz 9 4 yearsdmortaz (145): Thanks for the input. I have to agree with Steve that there has to be some automation and that's why I like the Post Twetters that can run on a scehdule. With more than 900 posts, sifting through them manully for re-disribution is not an option. In fact, all of the content curration services like and are all offering scheduling option to automate the search and repost. And that only leave the engagement with the...
Top Expert Shares List of 10 Best SEO Sites Belew 11 4 yearsLenderman33 (250): Yes - That makes sense. You always seem quick to reply! Thank you!
Open Directory Project (DMOZ) dmortaz 5 4 yearsBelew (11716): What @Rev says. Interestingly 3-word and 4-word keyword PHRASES make up 75% of all search. It's not which word, but which wordS is your target using. Search is 'smart' enough now that the bots can determine by context what words mean what ... usually. Write good stuff that is on target and useful to your target and you'll get found.
What's your opinion on low-text pages? KitK 9 4 yearsBelew (11716): @SteveDolan Seth Godin doesn't need to worry about search. He has a very large crowd of subscribers waiting for his content. When you have a ready audience who is waiting to be notified every time you publish the rules are different. Example - if you are appealing to search, your titles tend to be clunky, heavy, searchabel. if you want your waiting crowd to click thru and read, your titles tend to be clever and enticing. Does this make...
Almost Instant SEO positioning! slaqjaw Jump to first page55Jump to last page 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Steve @Rev And even when they don't talk openly...say in inmails and such.
WordPress site structure recommendations dono2081 10 4 yearsslaqjaw (10): @Rev Found the Yoast setting for keywords and have it on. DANKA!
Content marketing for Startups (youtube) yathso 12 4 yearsyathso (43): @Belew @tienny @SusanDay You're all very welcome. I hope it helps! @Steve @SusanDay Yes I do believe heatmap is a very powerful learning tool to get a better understanding of our users and their habits so we can build a better experience for them.
Blog vs Page on Word Press slaqjaw 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Steve I want to be one of those exceptions. Can you teach me how?
Question for those who publish on Linkedin dmortaz 14 4 yearsBelew (11716): @MLHarris LinkedIn is its own ecosystem. No worries abt republished content from your blog. I aim to ask abt this next week.
How Much Keyword Repetition is Best | Answer Belew 4 4 yearstienny (658): Good article
Redeeming Mobile Capability dzflower453 5 4 yearsdzflower453 (196): Hi everyone, Thank you very much. My boss was concerned that some of the pictures don't stack the same way on mobile as on the webpage. His website manager is working on it as well, but I will pass what the Rev said on to her.
Can Twitter Beat Google in Providing Traffic Belew 14 4 yearsSteve (3649): Simple answer: Yes Twitter can send more targeted traffic to your website than Google. Long answer ... it takes time to work Twitter... you need to follow the people that make up your target audience, you need to create a whole pile of content so that you can engage your audience with it via tweets. If you target audience is exposed to your tweets often enough they will check your content out. Also, being active and seen to be active on...
Footnotes in SEO traffic dzflower453 4 4 yearsBelew (11716): @dzflower453 It does help, if the link is a prestigious source. It helps more if the source thinks you are worth linking to.
YouTube Channel's 6 Ranking Factors Belew 2 4 yearstienny (658): Oh no! I have made mistakes for not having channel video homepage and description. :eek: How do I introduce myself in my own channel? Is using the artist statement in my biography enough? My YouTube channel is at
How to Make Soap Bar Holder tienny 23 4 yearstienny (658): @jycmba Thanks. What are steps to get there?
Will Traffic to Forums Grow Organically? Belew 8 4 yearsBelew (11716): @morrnel I answered the question on how forums get started ... for now.
How much of a page should be original? morrnel 12 4 yearsmorrnel (697): @Rev, I am doing the prototypes manually, then generating the pages directly from the database to HTML. Generating the code for each page is the easy part. What goes into the county page will be generated text, like product pages as @Belew described. Stuffing the new pages into Wordpress will be the trick. Is there a plugin for that? All my raw data comes from data sourced from the Medicare site data.
Post Feedback: How to Improve Format and ... tienny 15 4 yearstienny (658): Glad that I re-implement HTML tags into my post. I'm trying for this post what will happen if I forgo the HTML tags and just copy paste from word doc? The result is indeed awful.
Who else follows Joe Pulizzi? dono2081 4 4 yearsBelew (11716): @dono2081 Brian Clark is the only person in this list I have ever heard of. Let's see... who do I follow. Um ...thinking. Still thinking... Still thinking... Maybe you better come back later when I have something.
An Engineer is No Match for a Rascal Belew 11 4 yearsmorrnel (697): You wascally wabbit!
Let's talk about 400+ posts and 6 months dono2081 18 4 yearsBelew (11716): @lunar_ranger We will announce it here... It doesn't have to be long or short. Just long enough to get the point across. or dmortaz 7 4 yearsdmortaz (145): Hi Rev, the company is saying they plan to host the actual domain on and claim it's "difficult" to set it up the WordPress blog under They are running another promotional campaign with another hosting company that has hijacked the DNS settings. I suspect that might have something to do with their decision to avoid setting up the blog under But I want to publish in the right location...
How to Know if a Website has been hacked? Mavika30 13 4 yearstienny (658): @morrnel Thanks
Keyword tools for content marketing dono2081 3 4 yearsEricka (16): I've used a free one. That's what they say to use. I don't anymore though
Sliders Bad for SEO dzflower453 10 4 yearsBelew (11716): Instead of thinking is XYZ bad for SEO, why not instead ask what is good for SEO and do that?
Shopify vs Wordpress for Blogging Addy_walls 5 4 yearsAddy_walls (10): I am planning to have about 50 skus in my store. Most of these would change infrequently with few udpates now and then.
Google Cloud Platform Lunch & Learn 12 seats Belew 2 4 yearsmorrnel (697): 150 spots? Well, I got number 150.
Embedding Videos and Digital Content dzflower453 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev If I go to a website and I start hearing things ... I run.
RSS Feeds Give a Boost to SEO? dzflower453 5 4 yearsdzflower453 (196): Please elaborate.
Making the most of Google Analytics Mavika30 4 4 yearsBelew (11716): I have been using Alexa for a very long time. What kind of information are you hoping to learn?
Do you ever upset people? Steve 18 4 yearstienny (658): Yes. The possibilities is infinite.
Hutchinson SEO Expert Rev 6 4 yearstienny (658): Love the collaboration work. I wish there is a collaborator whom I can work with. Lonely
How to find the site map of a website? labellecleo 3 4 yearstienny (658): Try to go to
Does SEO include WordPress alternative text? rcayeras 5 4 yearsRev (5413): Alternate (alt) text is "fall-back" text designed to display when the image fails to load. It should, therefore, describe what the image portrays. Where the caption might say, "The Bass I Caught Lass Summer" the alt text would be better as, "three fishermen with gear standing on the pier, lake in the background, one holding up s large fish". Most impaired-vision reader apps vocalize the alt text so the site visitor...
Do brackets hinder SEO searches dzflower453 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev, I didn't know he was on sabbatical. I wish I had. He was buying a book on woodworking or something. He's a genuinely nice guy. No pretenses. It was a pleasant exchange and I wish we had had more time to talk.
I woul'd like to buy articles pc7878 5 4 yearsRev (5413): @pc7878 I work with several people who provide articles and other content for bloggers, website administrators, and content marketers. I would be glad to suggest someone to you but, like others, I need to know on which area of interest you will focus.
What is the Dummies Version of Backlinks? dzflower453 9 4 yearsRev (5413): The best of both worlds, of course, is people who comment on your content and then put a link on their site back to yours.
Any experience with landing page services? morrnel 11 4 yearstienny (658): Thanks everyone
List of social media sites? morrnel 7 4 yearsSteve (3649): If your blog has good stuff on it, and you promote it only on the social media sites you are active on, your audience will give you all the inbound links you could ever want... all you have to do is engage them.
Ken Ham figures out organic search morrnel 5 4 yearsBelew (11716): @morrnel interesting to follow. Plz do keep me posted.
The importance of long-tail search mcc 11 4 yearsmorrnel (697): How much content before a shallow isn't?
The Sky is Falling.. Another Y2K Story? jycmba 9 4 yearsmorrnel (697): Before Y2K was the decade bug when we tried an even better shortcut by using only one digit of the year. 1980, 1990 and 2000 looked the same. We had the problem solved in 1980. y2k came along and nothing happened. However we did tell everyone the sky was falling. Does that mean I was ready for small screens then too?
Another SEO update from Google rcayeras 9 4 yearsBelew (11716): They are gone. I wrote about business in the pan asian region and business in Japan.
SEO Conversation abt Dad's Site AlyssaYoung 9 4 yearsBelew (11716): @AlyssaYoung typo in the Navigation Bar - Conciere => Concierge.
Guidelines for using copyrighted images dzflower453 8 4 yearsRev (5413): @dzflower453 I don't know whether Google treats a picture differently if a) the file name is changed, or b) the picture is altered, but what Google does or does not do has nothing to do with copyright. If the picture was copyright before you changed the name or altered the image, it is still copyright when you are done -- and by the original copyright owner. I'm not sure about renaming, but altering is, in itself, sufficient to infringe...
Responsive Themes Please Google Mobility rcayeras 14 4 yearstienny (658): Thanks
How to Come Up with a Good Blog Name dzflower453 8 4 yearsRev (5413): Heck, @Belew, naming his child is easy. Let the uncle do it. Then, if it's a girl, call her Denise. If it's a boy, call him Denefew. Done! As for naming a blog... ouch! @dzflower453 Along with the excellent three questions above, you will want to consider the tone of the site. If it is fun and frivolous, you won't want to name it something stogy like, but if it is serious and scientific you probably don't...