Still Writing Blog Articles? Why You Should Stop NOW!

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For years, I’ve been preaching to small business owners that they need to start a blog. Writing articles is a great way to demonstrate your expertise, so you can attract new leads.

I’ve also taught that B.L.O.G. stands for Better Listings on Google – since articles with keywords get noticed by your prospects when they’re searching for your topic on a search engine.

But I’m changing my tune.

That’s right. This SEO copywriter / internet marketing expert says you should stop writing blog articles NOW!

Here’s what I want you to do instead:

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Want More Success in Life? Stop Using Google!

Would you like to be more successful? Most everyone does, in one form or another. More success in business. Better relationships. More money. The list goes on and on.

So, you’re probably wondering why on earth the headline of this article says you should stop using Google if you want more success in life.

It’s because there’s a better search engine that will deliver better results such as more success. Don’t misunderstand me. If you have a business website, you need to be on Google. And you need to be on the first page of results for the keywords your prospects use to search for your particular product or service.

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5 Ways to Get Better at SEO

By Felix Tarcomnicu
SEO

SEO remains an important aspect of building your online presence. Compared to its earlier days, the principles of SEO have undergone refinement and regulation as the search engines have decided to crack down on abusive practices.

Search engines, particularly Google, are focused on providing its users the best in User Experience. It will not hesitate to penalize those who resort to techniques that are designed to mislead Internet searchers.

Despite these regulations, SEO is a powerful tool that properly wielded can greatly improve your search rankings. It is a constantly evolving process which means you can always get better at it.

Here are five ways to get better at SEO:

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The Beginners’ Guide to Online Advertising [INFOGRAPHIC]

online advertisingAre you thinking about doing online advertising for your business?

It’s a smart move. A study by Nielsen found brands can experience a return of almost three dollars in incremental sales for every dollar spent in online advertising that has been precisely delivered using purchase-based information.

If you’re not sure what type of online advertising to engage in, CJG Digital Marketing has put together a basic primer to help you get acquainted with the different modalities, including search and social media advertising.

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Local Search Marketing with Video: Case Study in the Making

local search marketing It’s no secret that local businesses like dentists, plumbers and chiropractors depend on local search marketing to attract new customers. I have worked with a fair share of these folks over the last 6 years. And I can tell you that they are obsessed with being on Page one of Google. And who can blame them?

If you’re new to an area and your faucet starts leaking? What do you do? My guess is, you probably pull out your smartphone and Google “city name + plumber.” And if your company’s website is NOT on page one, it’s highly unlikely you’ll get the call.

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Google’s Mobilegeddon: Much Ado about Nothing?

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mobilegeddonGoogle changed its search algorithm on April 21 to reward mobile-friendly sites with better ranking on mobile devices. This so-called “Mobilegeddon” threatened to change the landscape of mobile search by penalizing websites that weren’t mobile ready.

But did it really?

According to a recent article in Website Magazine, “the scale of this radical change by Google is… minimal at best.” The article went on to quote Google spokeswoman Krisztina Radosavljevic-Szilagyi who said, “The intent of the search query is still a very strong signal – so if a page with high quality content is not mobile-friendly, it could still rank high if it has great content for the query. The ranking update will not make it rank below lower quality pages that are mobile friendly.”

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