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The Truth About SEO: Can't Buy Google's Love

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Breanne Liebmann 0 777 Article rating: No rating

This is an update to "Can't Buy Google's Love” dated 2/6/2013.

So you wanna be at the top of the search engines you say? How much is it going to cost you, you ask? Nothing. Nada. Zip. Google’s love is not for sale folks. (No matter who is trying to sell it to you). You’re going to have to wine and dine her; you’re going to have to work for it a bit. So, if you can’t buy a higher ranking, how does it work then? What, exactly, do you have to do to make it to the top?

Keep Your Website Content Fresh to Stay Searchable

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Breanne Liebmann 0 587 Article rating: 4.0

This is an update to "Lights, Camera, CONTENT" dated 11/07/2012.

When planning out how you’re going to pull your website together (and even after you already have it all together!) remember that the content on your site is absolutely one of the most important components. Consider this: Search engines like Google are out there scouring the web trying to find relevant, fresh, and substantial content with which to fill their searches. What does this mean for your business website? It's essential that you update your content, do it often, and keep it relevant to what your customers are looking for. 

How to Earn a Tweet Carousel for Your Business in Google Search Results

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Breanne Liebmann 2 3431 Article rating: 4.1

Appearing on the front page of Google search results is a very big deal to many people in business. Considering Google’s partnership with Twitter in recent years, it’s a great reminder to keep your tweets SEO friendly. Tweets show up in Google search results, so you should utilize this tool accordingly. Taking this step further, certain brands with a very active presence will show up in a carousel unit in Google search results. This means that when you search a brand on Google, if they meet certain requirements and have been selected by Google, their Twitter page will appear in the search results with a carousel of their recent tweets on display. 

Prepare for Google’s Mobile First Index

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Breanne Liebmann 0 2017 Article rating: No rating
Smartphone use for internet search has exploded over the last few years. Previously, Google has analyzed content for ranking of search results primarily from the desktop version of a website vs a mobile version. More and more people are using mobile devices every day to search and navigate the internet. Because of this, Google has decided to change everything around and start prioritizing the mobile versions of websites. This new index will be rolled out over the next few months. It means that there will be big changes for marketers and website owners to prepare for.

The Impact of Google’s Mobile Intrusive Interstitials Penalty

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Breanne Liebmann 0 2820 Article rating: No rating
Google announced that they would be applying penalties to sites that utilize problematic interstitial ads for visitors. These are ads that pop up and take up a considerable amount of screen space. At times, especially on mobile devices, these ads can be nearly impossible to get around. It’s something that site visitors complain about and get frustrated with time and again. Google has decided to penalize the offending sites by dropping their ranking on the search engine.

SEO, Social Media Marketing, and Content Marketing -What’s the Difference?

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Breanne Liebmann 4 4579 Article rating: No rating
If you’re new to the game, or heck –even if you’ve been around awhile, you probably have heard phrases like content marketing or SEO being thrown around all over the place. Also, if you’re anything like me, you’ve spent a lot of time blindly shaking your head going, “Sure, yeah, SEO super important. Oh, yeah, content marketing is where it’s at right now…” All the while feeling like you’re speaking in tongues. So, let’s break it down. What IS the difference between SEO, social media marketing, and content marketing? What do each of these things mean?

Users Turning to Pinterest Over Google to Search

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Breanne Liebmann 0 2590 Article rating: No rating
Say it isn’t so! You’re talking to a dedicated “googler” over here. I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz lately about Pinterest being the new Google and at first I rolled my eyes and said a sarcastic OKAY, but now that I’ve sat back and thought about it a bit … I’m guilty of searching on Pinterest too. This can be a pretty positive shift for those who are marketing (or should be marketing) on Pinterest. With its power in search growing, this can translate into serious dollars for Pinterest marketers.
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