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The Impact of Authoritative Links, Mentions, and Shares on Rankings

The Impact of Authoritative Links, Mentions, and Shares on Rankings | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it

First of all, it's fresh content. Google loves fresh content. Second, the article is good enough for people to share it on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

 

On average, these articles get about 50 to 100 shares total. What would happen if you would have some very influential people share that content?

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Schedule a Free 30 Minute Social SEO Consult with Neil Ferree

Schedule a Free 30 Minute Social SEO Consult with Neil Ferree | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it

Let's schedule a Free 30 minute Google+ Video Hangout to discuss how my DiY Content Marketing System will increase your social signals and social shares and improve your rankings on Google.

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Google it What is a Social Link Wheel and notice how many of the SERP's on page 1 are linked to my social link wheel and then ask yourself, what would it mean to your business if 5+ of your social profiles showed up on page 1 of Google for your keyword phrase?

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Michael Ehline's curator insight, July 17, 2013 10:59 AM

#NeilFerree #Champion

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Come Over To The Plus Side: Google+ And Its SEO Benefits

Come Over To The Plus Side: Google+ And Its SEO Benefits | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
SEO as we knew it is dead. Or at least it’s dying. The good news is that Google+ is evolving to present an entirely new (and much more natural, too) form of SEO meant to help searches find the most…
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If you’re not on Google+ for SEO already or aren't sure how to use it yet, maybe these notes on how Google+ helps SEO will win you over to the Plus Side.


The rumblings that Google+ is a ghost town have subsided and you will need to sharpen your content marketing skills to get your message found, seen, read and shared.


The good news is, there are plenty of talented people willing and able to help you get there.

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How To Use Hashtags To Boost Your Online Presence

How To Use Hashtags To Boost Your Online Presence | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
How To Use Hashtags To Boost Your Online Presence [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Did you know that studies have shown that tweets with hashtags generate up to double the engagement rate?


Used correctly, hashtags can help brands of all sizes gain extra followers, improve reputation and acquire information


What are your Top 5 #HashTags? Here's a few I use.


#FerreeMoney

#SocialSEO

#JNFerree

#CMTip



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malek's curator insight, April 14, 3:50 PM

What hashtags to avoid like plague?

The Vague and the Over-subscribed

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How to Attract More Clicks to Your Blog Posts: 11 Revealing Title Tests

How to Attract More Clicks to Your Blog Posts: 11 Revealing Title Tests | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
Take a look at some blog post title A/B test results, and what the takeaways are for your own title brainstorms.
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Which Blog Post Title Won?


1) Question vs. No Question
2) Broader vs. More Specific Topic
3) Common vs. Unique Adjectives
4) "You" focused vs. "Me" focused Language
5) Asking a Question vs. Offering Exclusive Info
6) Stating Your Offer at the Beginning vs. at the End
7) Number vs. No Number
8) Common vs. Unique Descriptions of Your Content
9) Fun vs. Serious Tone
10) Emphasizing Content vs. Value Proposition
11) Clear vs. Vague Topic

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10 Social Media Blogs You Should Add to Feedly RSS Reader

Social Media Blogs You Should Add to Feedly RSS Reader


  • Google Plus and Social SEO
  • Get BIG Website Traffic for Small Budgets
  • Content Marketing System Best Practices
  • Your Blog Sucks and How to Fix it
  • Google Plus for Business
  • 3 Tools to Instantly Give Better Results
  • 7 Tips For Creating Content Your Clients Actually Want
  • 10 Golden Rules to Successful Social Media Marketing
  • How to Identify Relevant Hashtags for Your Business
  • 6 Ways a Formatted G+ Post Will Increase Engagement
  • Facebook Paper: Is It the Next Big Thing in Social/Mobile? 
  • 5 LinkedIn Marketing Tips to Optimize Your Social Media Success, Taming the Social Media Marketing Beast
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Social Media Blogs You Should Add to Feedly RSS Reader Listly List

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How to Use Google Suggest to Grow Your Long Tail Traffic

How to Use Google Suggest to Grow Your Long Tail Traffic | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
If you are not targeting long tail keywords, you are missing out on a lot of traffic. Out of the 262,169 visitors that came to Quick Sprout from search engi
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Don’t expect miracles without hard work

Now that you got this tactic down, you need to realize that this is a long term strategy. Making these keyword tweaks to your content won’t provide big lifts in the short run. 


Getting a longtail to get ranked on page 1 of Google is the same thing only different but the traffic and conversion you get with well worth it!

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How to Promote Your Blog Content: 40+ Experts Share Marketing Tips

How to Promote Your Blog Content: 40+ Experts Share Marketing Tips | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
One challenge that content marketers face is getting traffic to their posts. Over 40 top bloggers and marketing experts share tips to promote content.
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Once you have identified your target audience, you should also target a few important influencers (i.e., the individuals that heavily influence your audience) and reach out to them.


It’s much easier to promote content when you have your audience’s influencers amplifying your promotional efforts in your area of expertise like Content Marketing Best Practices



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How to Promote Your Blog Content: 40+ Experts Share Marketing Tips

Marianne Lalonde's curator insight, March 9, 5:03 PM

40 Experts share a few tips on how to get traffic to your blog. You're bound to pick something up here..

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How to Promote Your Blog Content: 40+ Experts Share Marketing Tips

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How to Get a Google Page 1 SERP

How to Get a Google Page 1 SERP | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
Getting ranked on page 1 of Google is becoming more complex and more difficult these days now that Panda and Penguin are fully baked. In spite of the new rules of engagement, here are a handful of ...
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The Semantic Web is making it more difficult to get ranked on page 1 of Google for a competitive keyword phrase. There are techniques that can improve your chances of getting a page 1 SERP. Find and follow #JNFerree of #FerreeMoney to get more details on this.

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Debbie Gartner's curator insight, February 23, 12:01 PM

Yes, it's the Holy Grail of the internet - getting to Page 1 of Google and the other search engines.  Better yet, getting into those top 3 spots is like winning the Olympics.  Super articl from Neil Ferree.  A must read for sure.

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Want a Viral Hit? Here Is an Inside Look at Our Ideation Process

Want a Viral Hit? Here Is an Inside Look at Our Ideation Process | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
Posted by KelseyLibert
This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz, Inc.
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YouTube's New SEO Feature for Writing Metadata

YouTube quietly released an update that auto-completes tags as you write them in the metadata field. As you type your tags, it now shows some results based o...

Via Ileane Smith
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Video Marketing on YouTube requires more than just uploading videos. You need to optimize your video and this Tag Trick helps do it right.

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Ileane Smith's curator insight, July 24, 2013 6:35 AM

This is a really big change for us YouTubers. Now YouTube's analytics and adding tags will make much more sense.

Pesa Nasha Pyar's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:24 PM

http://celebrity60.com/

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7 Reasons to Remove "Link Building" from Our Vocabulary

7 Reasons to Remove "Link Building" from Our Vocabulary | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
Posted by Carson-Ward
Double disclaimer: This really is my own opinion, and may not be the official position of either Moz or Distilled.
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Social Shares is the Future of SEO • You are the Brand so make sure your Rich Snippet is set-up Right. 

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Michael Ehline's curator insight, August 2, 2013 4:19 PM

This is really an amazing graph thanks #FreeMoney #NeilFerree

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10 robots.txt files worth to have a look at

10 robots.txt files worth to have a look at | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
Even a junior SEO knows what a robots.txt file is. While performing my marketing job I have come across a lot of interesting cases connected with these files
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Handy Robots Text File Tutorial which should be considered especially when you're cleaning up your On-Page Optimization and the top videos on YouTube search results

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Michael Ehline's comment, July 17, 2013 11:00 AM
Great job cleaning up there #NeilFerree
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Download "any" YT Video using Dirpy

Download "any" YT Video using Dirpy | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
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Its one thing to grab the mebed code from a YT or Vimeo video and drop it into your website. Its another thing to note of the top ranked videos and emulate what they did and how they did so you video will get more views.


In this case, I was curious to see what other videos ranked at the top of the search results for Get Ranked on Page 1 of Google and you know what I found out?

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Michael Ehline's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:00 AM

Mandatory for any true hard core #onlineattorney

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Dominate Page 1 Search Results using Social SEO

Dominate Page 1 Search Results using Social SEO | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
How to Dominate Page 1 Search Results using Social SEO and Social SEM to get Multiple Page 1 Rankings on Google to increase your social media traffic
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What are your top performing social channels?


Google Plus

Facebook

YouTube

LinkedIn

Twitter


The goal is to have an optimized profile on the top social channels where you can identify and engage key influencers in your niche.


Then you can create and curate and syndicate your awesome content to these top performing social channels to entertain and educate your audience (fans and follower) with your knowledge and domain expertise (aka) personal branding.


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

What Is a “Good Link Profile” and How Do You Get One? | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
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
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Branded anchor text

When you break down the importance level of the different elements that affect a website’s ranking, it looks like this:


  • Most important factor in a website ranking: Link profile.
  • Most important aspect of a link profile: Quality of backlinks.
  • Most important quality aspect of backlinks: Anchor text.
  • Most important quality of anchor text: Diversity.


I've seen many of my images show up in the organic search results using Neil's tactics. I've tested the SERPs in Google, Bing and Qwant and it works on images too!


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21 Strategies To Build a New Blog's Traffic

21 Strategies To Build a New Blog's Traffic | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
Your blog is all shiny and new and you are so excited to engage with the online world. Now...how to get people to read it? This will take an enormous amount of time and energy-- probably a lot more...

Via Malhar Barai, Lisa Buben
Neil Ferree's insight:

It should go without saying, but just in case. Take the tips and tricks you pick up in this piece and ADD your Scoop.it strategy to this model and you will get up the mountain faster!


Inventory your social link wheel and make sure your social profiles have the same look & feel, the same tagline, and make sure they all point back to your Google Authorship credentials so your social influence is rewarded appropriately

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How to Score Your Website’s SEO in 10 Minutes or Less

How to Score Your Website’s SEO in 10 Minutes or Less | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it

One of the most important skills you can develop is getting a quick snapshot of a website's SEO. 

 

All it takes is ten minutes. And you don't need any expensive tools.


You can use this step-by-step process to determine your own website's health, to find out how your competitors are doing, and to discover what needs to be done to improve your SEO. 


Read More: http://www.quicksprout.com/2014/04/09/how-to-score-your-websites-seo-in-10-minutes-or-less/


Via Antonino Militello
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Knowing the health of your website SEO is key if you want your pages to rank at the top of the search results.


Having good onpage optimization is critical. Here are the other steps you should do to get a complete picture.

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Celebritize You's curator insight, April 10, 12:30 PM

How do you know if your SEO is enough? Find out how to score your website's SEO in ten minutes or less. 

Neil Ferree's comment, April 10, 10:13 PM
I like to compare Alexa vs. SimilarWeb stats to get a deeper look into a site's SEO structure and appeal
Debbie Gartner's curator insight, April 11, 7:45 AM

Here's a great guideline to quickly analyze the SEO/effectiveness on your website.  It's rather simple to do and quickly points out the areas you need to work on.


For me, I still need to do some work on my domain authority.  So that will be my focus for the next few months.

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Color Coded #hashtags Tweets

Color Coded #hashtags Tweets | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
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Is your Twitter stream as bloated with tweets that have minimal appeal to your business interests? Yeah, me too.


Rarely do I peruse my Twitter stream, but I do query it using keywords and #hashtags to tap into relevant social conversions.

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Google Ranking Factors: The Complete List

Google Ranking Factors: The Complete List | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
A list of all 200 Google ranking factors. Here you’ll learn the ranking signals that search engines use to rank pages and sites.
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Google's 200 Ranking Factors

You probably already know that Google uses about 200 ranking factors in their algorithm… But what the heck are they? Today you’re in for a treat → here's the complete list.

  • Some are proven
  • Some are controversial
  • Others are SEO nerd speculation
  • But they’re all here
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20 Favorite Content Curators on Scoop.it Are #MustFollows

20 Favorite Content Curators on Scoop.it Are #MustFollows | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it

20 Scoopiteers who've taught me more than I can repay in one lifetime about #contentmarketing and #contentcuration are #MustFollows :

@Robin Good

@maxOz(Michele)
@Ally Greer

@Ana Cristina Pratas

@ janlgordon

@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com

@Karen Dietz

@malek

@Thomas Faltin

@Jeff Domansky

@Alex Butler

@The Fish Firm

@massimo facchinetti

@Giuseppe Mauriello

@Mariano Pallottini

@Jesús Hernández

@Guillaume Decugis

@Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com

@Neil Ferree

@Jesús Hernández


Via Martin (Marty) Smith, John van den Brink, 508webdesign
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How many of these Top 20 Scoopiterrs are you currently following? In this case, more is better.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, April 12, 4:37 AM
Thank you Marty - and especially for all your fantastic sharing!
Therese Torris's curator insight, April 17, 7:39 AM

Glad to have made the list. As an afterthought, I feel proud to be in the the company of Beth Kanter @ttorris

delta14's curator insight, April 21, 12:52 PM

Un aporte muy interesante y enriquecedor.

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How Social Shares & Social Signals Impacts Your Social SEO

How Social Shares & Social Signals Impacts Your Social SEO | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
Social Signals is continuing to have a major role in social search results
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When someone shares your content to their social link wheel  (aka) social profiles where they are active, they are indicating that you are a trusted entity.


Links pointing to your site are still important as a key ranking factor and social shares are just as critical as a social verification seal of approval which can greatly compress the sales cycle.

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How Loon Works – Project Loon – Google

How Loon Works – Project Loon – Google | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
Learn about how Project Loon balloons are designed, how they navigate through the stratosphere, and how they deliver Internet to specialized Internet antennae down on Earth.
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Project Loon Hangs out in the Stratosphere

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Michael Ehline's curator insight, August 2, 2013 4:18 PM

Ehline Law Firm PC presents #LoonGoon

Neil Ferree's comment, August 2, 2013 4:39 PM
Thanks @Mike
Marianne Lalonde's curator insight, February 21, 7:35 AM

Project Loon balloons travel about 20 km above the Earth’s surface in the stratosphere where the winds are generally steady and slow-moving. The project uses software algorithms to determine where the balloons need to be and arranges to them form one large communications network.


Project Loon’s balloon envelopes are made from sheets of polyethylene plastic and stand fifteen meters wide by twelve meters tall when fully inflated. Parachutes attached to the top of the envelope deploy In the unlikely event a balloon drops too quickly. 

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Free SEO Analysis

Free SEO Analysis | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
SEO Audit service checks for and provides a huge amount of data and characteristics of the site, over a hundred graphs, as well as several hundred different parameters.
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Keyword Density Analyzer is helpful for serving webmasters and SEOs reach their best possible keyword density for a set of key conditions. Keyword Density Checker will crawl the set URL, extract text as a search engine would and examine the density of the keywords. 


Keyword frequency checker will investigate your chosen URL and return a table of keyword density.

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On-Page SEO: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page

On-Page SEO: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
On page SEO doesn’t have to be difficult. In this infographic I’ll show you an actionable checklist that actually make a difference in your search engine traffic.
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Even though social shares have a major influence on search results and rankings you still need good onpage optimization seo technqiues on your blog post articles.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, February 17, 9:59 PM

An actionable guideline to keep nearby as your create content.

Go Viral Exposure's curator insight, February 18, 8:03 AM

Talking about a well laid out On-Page SEO post from #briandean: Optimized pages http://buff.ly/O3vnsc #seo #pagerank

Marianne Lalonde's curator insight, March 5, 9:16 AM

Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page


Infographic listing useful tips for On Page Optimization 



#seo   #onpageseo

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Embedded Video Schema Markup: A 7-Step Checklist for Great Results

Embedded Video Schema Markup: A 7-Step Checklist for Great Results | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it

Couple solid authorship with good semantic markup best practices and you will achieve solid rankings. Here's a checklist of steps to follow to achieve success with your embedded videos using semantic video markup to your web pages.


Via Pedro Da Silva
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We all know how imprtant it is to have a good video marketing strategy in place. This Schema Markup process makes video marketing easier to get your video content ranked in the Google search results.

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Jonathan Ginsberg's curator insight, July 7, 2013 12:12 PM

A few extra steps to enhance video rankings.

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Twitter Analytics Feature Is Now Available

Twitter Analytics Feature Is Now Available | Backlinks for your Blog | Scoop.it
A Twitter analytics feature was spotted by at least two online marketers who posted their findings, however, there's been no official notice from Twitter.
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SocialBro still seems to be the Best of Class Twitter Analytics Tool of Choice (unless) Twitter itself rolls out its own Twitter Analytics Dashboard which (if/when they do) will probably take the lead in this space and why using Twitter to build your social reach is not gonig away anytime soon.

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