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Google Introduces Google Trends Email Alerts, Trending Topics and Hot Searches Delivered To Your Inbox

Google announced today they will be rolling out the ability for users to have popular topics from Google […] Author information Matt Southern Matt Southern is a marketing, communications and public relations professional. He provides strategic digital marketing services at an agency called Bureau in Ontario, Canada. He has a bachelors degree in communication and an unparalleled passion for helping businesses get their message out. Twitter Facebook Google+ The post Google Introduces Google Trends Email...

Pronet Advertising (11 hours ago)

Writing Clinic #6: Denise Hisey’s Post

Welcome back to Writing Clinic! This is the last review I’ll be doing: next week I’ll sum up some of the key points that have come up during the clinic. Many thanks to all those who submitted posts, and sorry if you submitted one that I didn’t get a chance to review. Today’s post is […] Wanna learn how to make more money with your website? Check the Online Profits training program!

Daily Blog Tips (11 hours ago)

LinkedIn Announces They Have Reached 300 Million Members Worldwide

LinkedIn announced today  they have reached the milestone of over 300 million members worldwide, more than half of […] Author information Matt Southern Matt Southern is a marketing, communications and public relations professional. He provides strategic digital marketing services at an agency called Bureau in Ontario, Canada. He has a bachelors degree in communication and an unparalleled passion for helping businesses get their message out. Twitter Facebook Google+ The post LinkedIn Announces They Hav...

Pronet Advertising (12 hours ago)

Taking a Look at Retargeting in 2014: An Interview with David Karel

Retargeting is one of the most effective cross-channel strategies in 2014, which is probably why it was such […] Author information Murray Newlands CEO at The Mail Online Murray is Deputy Editor at Search Engine Journal, Murray founded The Mail in 2013, an angel-funded startup publication covering performance marketing and mobile marketing. Murray is an advisor to a number of bay area startups including VigLink. In 2011 Wiley published his book Online Marketing: A User's Manual. Born in England, Murra...

Pronet Advertising (12 hours ago)

Google Breadcrumbs – Why should it matter to you?

What are Google Breadcrumbs? Whenever we search anything on Google, the URL of the search results are shown, right? What Google did was change the URL visibility status and introduce a “breadcrumb” system which consists of precise guidelines as to where the user clicking on the words will visit. The breadcrumb trails appear horizontally across the top of a webpage, below the title bars and/or the headers. The visitors are given a link back to the previous navigated pages in the hierarchical site structure. ...

Blogging Tips (13 hours ago)

Revisiting Google SEO Guidelines

While Google continues to be elusive about practices that automatically give blogs higher authority, they have this 32-page long PDF guide which tells us the primary unavoidable factors from SEO perspective. Many of you may have already read this guide and other might be reading about this for the very first time. In both cases, it is a good practice to recon the technical aspects of any blog at regular intervals. Google SEO Guidelines Checklist Print out the checklist below and find out what’s wrong with y...

Blogging Tips (13 hours ago)

What Is a “Good Link Profile” and How Do You Get One?

You know that good link-backs are an important part of SEO. You know how important it is to work at building strong backlinks. You understand the impact of over-optimized anchor text. You realize the toxic effect of links from spam sites and directory listings. But how important is it, really? And, more to the point,  [click to continue...]

Quick Sprout (13 hours ago)

Community in Conversation: The Give-Back Challenge

I’ve heard Liz refer to Successful Blog as “community in conversation.” A place where we share tips, war stories, and lessons learned from a life of entrepreneurship and leadership. With that in mind, I’m excited to announce that we’ll be introducing a new regular feature on the site that will highlight both the community and the conversation. With each SOBCon event, Sunday was a special day. In the morning, a few passionate non-profits would present their mission and ask for h...

Liz Strauss at Successful Blog (15 hours ago)

The Future of Paid Search… Isn’t Search. What Google Could Announce Soon

Editors Note: This post uses actual examples to draw conclusions. However, nothing is set in stone when it […] Author information Bryant Garvin Dr House of PPC at Bryant Garvin Consulting Bryant Garvin has been involved with marketing for over 10 years known by many of his peers as the Dr House of PPC. He is currently focused on PPC Audits & Paid Search Consulting at Bryant Garvin Consulting , his private PPC Consultancy. Previously he has worked with large brands (like Comfort Inn) as an in-house...

Pronet Advertising (16 hours ago)

Online Marketing News: Photos > *, Twitter Has A Problem, Mobile Makes A Big PPC Impression

#PutAWingOnIt KFC’s Chicken Corsage Just Went Viral - Prom season is in full swing, and KFC wants to add a little something to the big night: a chicken snack on your date’s wrist. USA Today Study: Brands still overwhelmingly prefer photos on Facebook - Though Facebook has tried to make its link share post format [...]

Online Marketing Blog (17 hours ago)

Marketing 101: How to Create a Successful Influencer #Marketing Plan

These days it seems like we’re in need of some unique marketing tactics, and although influencer marketing has […] Author information Amanda DiSilvestro Amanda DiSilvestro gives small business and entrepreneurs SEO advice ranging from keyword density to recovering from Panda and Penguin updates. She writes for HigherVisibility , a nationally recognized SEO consulting firm that offers online marketing services to a wide range of companies across the country. Connect with Higher Visibility on Google+ an...

Pronet Advertising (17 hours ago)

Particular vs. Specific

A reader asks if there is a distinction to be made between the words particular and specific . Try Today's Exercise: Personal Pronouns

Daily Writing Tips (1 day ago)

6 Changes We Always Thought Google Would Make to SEO that They Haven't Yet - Whiteboard Friday

Posted by randfish From Google's interpretation of rel="canonical" to the specificity of anchor text within a link, there are several areas where we thought Google would make a move and are still waiting for it to happen. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand details six of those areas. Let us know where you think things are going in the comments! For reference, here's a still of this week's whiteboard! Video Transcription Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. Today, I'm going t...

SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog (1 day ago)

Facebook Introduces Feature To Help You Find Nearby Friends

Facebook’s Product Manager, Andrea Vaccari, announced today the beginning of a roll out of an optional new feature […] Author information Matt Southern Matt Southern is a marketing, communications and public relations professional. He provides strategic digital marketing services at an agency called Bureau in Ontario, Canada. He has a bachelors degree in communication and an unparalleled passion for helping businesses get their message out. Twitter Facebook Google+ The post Facebook Introduces F...

Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)

Why Newbie Bloggers often Fall into a Pit of Despair

I have been doing blog critiques for a while now and I see the same mistakes over and over again with relatively new bloggers, and some who have been around for a while and should know better. 1. You create your blog on blogger or wordpress.com instead of going directly to wordpress.org I belong to several blogging Facebook and Google+ groups and the constant question I hear is, “How do I get my own domain and how do I get to use all those plugins you all talk about?” Many of them don’t know the difference ...

Blogging Tips (1 day ago)

SEO 101: How Google Algorithm Changes Are Impacting #Marketing Processes

Ever notice how you have to go back and make changes to your website each time Google makes […] Author information Melih Oztalay CEO at Local Listing Services Melih (“may-lee”) Oztalay is a veteran of the Internet with over 20 years experience and expertise. He is the CEO of SmartFinds Internet Marketing located in Birmingham, Michigan, providing Internet marketing solutions and services to businesses. The agency’s recent focus on Geographic Marketing solutions for multi-location business to reach loc...

Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)

9 Crucial Tips for Self-Editing Your Blog Posts (That Every Blogger Can Use)

This is a guest contribution from Ali Luke of Zen Optimise. Have you ever glanced at a post the day after publishing it … only to notice a glaring error? In an ideal world, you’d have a professional editor helping with your posts, making careful adjustments and double-checking things with you until your post is [...] Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger 9 Crucial Tips for Self-Editing Your Blog Posts (That Every Blogger Can Use)

ProBlogger Blog Tips (1 day ago)

The Death of the Web Design Agency?

Others have gone as far to say that the very concept of a user experience-focused agency simply isn’t a long-term play, largely because of what the big folks are up to. Facebook and Google went on a design/product buying spree specifically because they needed to figure out how to own this thinking themselves, and other tech companies have followed. And more traditional industries, like insurance, media, and retail? They’ll develop robust in-house capabilities soon, if they haven’t already. Ready to pack up ...

A List Apart: for people who make websites (1 day ago)

How to Decrease Your Bounce Rate

You’ve heard the term “bounce rate” before, but do you know what it means? Google Analytics defines “bounce rate” as the percentage of single page sessions on your website. The higher your bounce rate, the less money you will typically make because people will most likely have to click through a few pages before purchasing  [click to continue...]

Quick Sprout (1 day ago)

Top 10 Essential URL Shorteners

URL shorteners are services in which, let’s say, a long-ish URL is inserted and at the click of a button, the URL is shortened to a maximum 10-character code. When anyone clicks on this code, they are directed to the original URL. Use of URL Shorteners The important usages are: Sharing of blog posts on social networking sites; Tracking visitors & conversions   Top 10 Essential URL Shorteners There are 100+ URL shortening services. Here, I give you the best of the lot, according to my observation. Y...

Blogging Tips (1 day ago)

Your Brand Versus Your Domain: 6 Factors to Consider

When it comes to choosing the perfect brand name, certain factors are often used to evaluate potential options. […] Author information Adam Torkildson PR Director at Disruptive Advertising Adam is the PR Director at Disruptive Advertising. He writes on Marketing, PR, PPC, Native Advertising and how these all interact with each other on sites like Forbes, SocialMediaToday, SEJ, Examiner and others. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Your Brand Versus Your Domain: 6 Factors to Consider appeared ...

Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)

Cennydd Bowles on UX & Design: Letter to a Junior Designer

I admit it: you intimidate me. Your work is vivid and imaginative, far superior to my woeful scratchings at a similar age. The things I struggle to learn barely make you sweat. One day, you’ll be a better designer than me. But for now, I can cling to my sole advantage, the one thing that makes me more valuable: I get results. I can put a dent in cast-iron CEO arguments. I can spot risks and complications months in advance. In the wager that is design, I usually bet on the right color. People trust me with t...

A List Apart: for people who make websites (1 day ago)

The Hidden Value of Influencers in B2B Content Marketing

In the 2014 B2B Content Marketing Trends report from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, the top challenges that B2B content marketers face include: lack of time, not being able to produce enough content, not being able to create the kind of content that engages, lack of budget, and lack of content variety. Sound familiar? Stats [...]

Online Marketing Blog (1 day ago)

The New Definition of Search Engine Optimization

I wish I had a nickel for every person who has come to me and said, “I paid […] The post The New Definition of Search Engine Optimization appeared first on Search Engine Journal .

Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)

How to Handle Recent LinkedIn Company Page Changes

On April 14, 2014, LinkedIn removed the separate Products & Services page associated with all Company Pages. If you had been trying to build a credible presence on LinkedIn, this change may have removed some valuable information from your Company Page. You’ll need to remain calm, and take some action in order to rebuild your corporate profile. According to HubSpot, LinkedIn is the best social network for lead generation , so you should definitely have an active Company Page. Recover Your Product Recomm...

Liz Strauss at Successful Blog (1 day ago)

Predicate Complements

The term complement comes from the verb to complete . The predicate nominative and predicate adjective complete the meaning of a state-of-being or linking verb. The most common linking verb is to be , with its forms am , is , are , was , were , being , been . Other verbs, like seem and appear , also function in this way. Try Today's Exercise: Personal Pronouns

Daily Writing Tips (1 day ago)

The Holy Grail Of Building Communities: Developing A Strong Sense of Community

Posted by RichardMillington None of the technology released in the past five years has made us better at building communities. It's made it easier to build communities, but it hasn't made us better at building communities. In fact, much of it has proved a costly distraction that has reduced the chances of us succeeding. We say that with confidence. We've crunched, munched, and otherwise stared at numbers until our eyes bleed. Technology tweaks, barring a correction for an earlier mistake, rarely have a big ...

SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog (2 days ago)

Matt Cutts Debunks SEO Myths

Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam, answers a question about SEO myths in his latests Webmaster Help […] Author information Matt Southern Matt Southern is a marketing, communications and public relations professional. He provides strategic digital marketing services at an agency called Bureau in Ontario, Canada. He has a bachelors degree in communication and an unparalleled passion for helping businesses get their message out. Twitter Facebook Google+ The post Matt Cutts Debunks SEO Myths ...

Pronet Advertising (2 days ago)

Quality over Quantity with Big Data

Back when computers were still a new technology for businesses, there was a simple acronym going around: GIGO. Garbage in, garbage out. Basically, if someone fed a computer system flawed or mixed up data, they probably wouldn’t like the result very much. That wisdom still holds true in the newer and fast-moving field of big data. Big data is exciting. Used well, it grants the ability to analyze customer trends and wants, customer interactions, lead generation, sales patterns and so much more. The resu...

Liz Strauss at Successful Blog (2 days ago)

WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the […]

WordPress Development Blog (2 days ago)

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