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#Clueless? Everything You Need To Know About Twitter Hashtags

#Clueless? Everything You Need To Know About Twitter Hashtags | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
Some people #use #them #for #every #freaking #word; others ignore them altogether. It might leave you wondering: what are hashtags even for? Am I using Twitter wrong if I don
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As Twitter has recently gotten tremendously flexible, it's more important than ever to undertand the potential of hashtags.  This guide will get you up-to-speed quickly on using this uniqu mini-blog and alert system that helps you keep your finger on the pulse of the planet and also become a trend-setter yourself.

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The Unexpected Rise of Social Media as a New Career

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Social Media probably is a good career but it's gotten very sophisticated over the years and there's a lot of people with minimal skills who call themselves Social Media Managers. My approach would be to figure out what your skill are and find somebody who needs them....and start building your career from there.

 

I also know that you can go to a lot of website that will tell you what 'social media manager' jobs pay. I think career.com does.

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How to Generate Leads for Your MLM With List Bonus

Learn how to generate free leads for your mlm business with this email marketing tool. Try it out here http://listbonus.com/splash/id/24/u/curtclapier.
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I don't think this is a totally new concept but it's still a good idea if you do it consistently. I suspect this would be something that could outsourced rather effectively.

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Training For Wealth - So how did MLM Leaders get to where they are now?

Training For Wealth - So how did MLM Leaders get to where they are now? | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
Training For Wealth - Teaching you how to build your business.
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I will read this article later but I'll the answer is 'worked hard' and didn't let other people drag them down. It's a delicate line you have to tread to be a success in this business but when you make it...it's WELL worth it.

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6 Tricks To Be A Social Media Pro 1

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Uhhh.. how about just being consistently social?

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Watch This Space: 10 Must-See Documentaries About the Universe

Watch This Space: 10 Must-See Documentaries About the Universe | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
The Universe is fascinating. Billions of stars, millions of planets, and the vastness of space attract our attention and make us want to contribute to science.
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There's probably a LOT of stuff about the universe that we'll be surprised to find out when we can finally talk to God.

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Here's What Happens When Hackers Shut Down a Jeep's Engine Going 70mph on a Highway

Here's What Happens When Hackers Shut Down a Jeep's Engine Going 70mph on a Highway | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
Some of you have probably already read Wired's shocking article published yesterday titled: Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It. If not, I strongly suggest getting caught up. ...
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All you business people...guess what? I don't know for sure but I'd be willing to bet that a lot of your cash registers are digital too, right? Does that give you the same ideas it does me? :-)

 

Welcome to the New Digital World War 3.

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Top U.S. evangelist goes public on Confederate flag

Top U.S. evangelist goes public on Confederate flag | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
A Free Press For A Free People Since 1997
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Now that I understand fully what Mr. Graham said, I can see that he's bowing a bit to political correctness. One of the commenters here is exactly right: the flag didn't hurt anybody and there were a lot of people who fought for it under the best of motives. And that's not even considering the fact that the people who say they don't like it will FOR SURE be coming after the US flag next. I don't know why some people are too stupid to understand that. It's like they can't think beyond the level of a garden slug.

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Get To Know ACRBO - Ep: 1 - Paul Hart - Hart's PC Repair

Listen to Get To Know ACRBO - Ep: 1 - Paul Hart - Hart's PC Repair by Herman Pool #np on #SoundCloud
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Here's a great interview that my friend Paul Hart, owner of Harts PC Repair, did with the owner of a professional group called ACRBO which is a professional group for ccmputer remote service specialists.

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Grammarly Handbook | Sometime, Sometimes, and Some Time Grammar Rules

All three of these adverbs are considered acceptable for formal writing. Some time When using some time, some is an adjective. It is describing the ...
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Here's a little piece of information I'll bet has tripped up lots of people who do their own writing. I was just writing an article and I wanted to clarify for myself, 'Is it SOMETIME or SOMETIMES?'

 

Now I know...and so do you. The answer is really pretty logical once you see it in these examples.

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Content Marketing Tips: 11 Types of Content People Love To Share

Content Marketing Tips: 11 Types of Content People Love To Share | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it

Content marketing is about attracting attention. But attracting traffic and attention is getting harder.

 

Here are some content marketing tips that will help in getting your content shared....


Via Jeff Domansky
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I haven't read this yet but I suspect this is the kind of 'brain jogger' that a lot of people could use. We all know we need good content but sometimes our brains instinctively feel it's a tedious task.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 31, 11:06 AM

Ici une vue sur ce que les gens aiment partager en ligne.

 

Janet Vasil's curator insight, June 1, 11:55 AM

Handy list for content creation inspiration.

Brandon Daniels's curator insight, June 8, 11:39 AM

I've done some research on my own and have confirmed much of what Jeff Bullas points out in this article. Great summary!

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Wi-Fi vs Ethernet: Which Should You Use and Why?

Wi-Fi vs Ethernet: Which Should You Use and Why? | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
The world is going wireless. The lack of clutter and the convenience of being able to connect to the Internet almost anywhere means Wi-Fi is the first choice for anyone who is looking to go online. The emergence of the Internet of Things means that soon we'll have dozens of devices in our homes all…
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This was an interesting article because, as the article points out, it's one of those 'it depends' answers. Luckily, there is an 'in between' answer based on the fact that many routers today do have a wireless and ethernet option (did I say that right?).

 

But.... I think it's a non-issue for most people when one considers that both options are so much better than they were must a few years (if not months) ago....and most people were perfectly happy back then.

 

For a business owner wanting to attract customers, wifi is obviously the way to go not only for the convenience of their customers (i.e. assuming they offer wifi 'hot spots') but also because they're not really under any obligation to provide security (of ethernet) to thier customers.

 

Personally, I'd chose ethernet for my home because I think it is LESS susceptible to CIA/NSA hacking.. although I'm sure there are ways, if they wanted to, that 'they' could hack your system even if it is hard-wired.

 

 

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Free online file storage (15GB)

Free online file storage (15GB) | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it

Copy offers a simple cloud solution to manage business and personal storage.


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I'm all for online storage. It amazing how soon the minimal free limits on various services get filled up.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 15, 6:34 AM

This looks useful and the basic free plan comes with 15GB storage.

Nandan Choksi's curator insight, May 15, 2:43 PM

Web Tutoring is a simple and efficient way to get the tutoring you want at the time and place you want. Contact anpadh@hotmail.com for further details.

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15 gigi par brīvu

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Starbucks’ ‘Race’ Campaign: What They’re Not Telling You

Starbucks’ ‘Race’ Campaign: What They’re Not Telling You | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
The white guilt trip you didn't ask for.
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I'm glad to see, in the last few months, that Paul Joseph Watson (the commentator here) is getting more outspoken on the ridiculous political correctness and hypocrisy of the media and most of corporate America.

 

What he says here, about the absurdity of the "Black Lives Matter" fake movement is a good example of the latest outrage that illustrates who 'big money' is trying to manipulate public opinion on our society. It's well worth watching because it includes a lot more information than just this absolutely stupid Starbucks effort to lay a guilt trip on white people.

 

If I was in a Starbucks (which I tend to not do because I can't see paying $5 for something worth $1) and one of those little preppies in there tried to give me a cup with that PC crap on it....I'd tell him/her where they could shove it.

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[TUTORIAL] Audacity Tutorial for Podcasting

Audacity is a famous free open source digital audio editor and recording computer software application, available for Windows, OS X, Linux and other operating ...
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I remember Audacity from my early, early days getting on the internet. It's been around almost forever and is probably a darn good, basic tool by now. I also did not suspect that you could record track-over-a-track as illustrated here. THAT...I like!

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MLMGods.com - Home of Today's Top MLM Business Contacts

MLMGods.com - Home of Today's Top MLM Business Contacts | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
Home of Today's Top MLM Business Contacts
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Of course this article is going on my scoop.it page about business 'in general' but there's no doubt that MLM and traditional business is merging. The MLM companies that can facilitate that melding will make a lot of money.....but very few are. They better be careful though b/c the MLM industry is one of the few succesfull industries in business today.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Watch Rick and Morty

4 Reasons Why You Should Watch Rick and Morty | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
Rick and Morty is the smartest, darkest, and most original comedy on television right now. If you still find yourself binge-watching old Futurama episodes despite its cancellation, consider this a more than adequate replacement.
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Sounds interesting but I doubt it's as interesting as Crusader Rabbit and Ren and Stimpy.

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Best Windows 10 Ready Hardware & What It Means

Best Windows 10 Ready Hardware & What It Means | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
With Windows 10 set to become available on July 29, and supposedly being the last version of the OS ever, manufacturers have begun to announce their hardware which will be ready for the launch of the new operating system.
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I'm looking forward to W10. I hate w8.

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Stop Hating On Selfies: 3 Reasons You Should Love Them

Stop Hating On Selfies: 3 Reasons You Should Love Them | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
Selfies get a lot of hate, most of it entirely unwarranted. My esteemed colleague Dave Parrack has a particularly dim view of the art form, typical of most denegrations of the art home.
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Bullshit. I think they're the dumbest thing ever to curse the consumer realm since white bread.

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The Illusion of Choice When You Book Travel in Advance

The Illusion of Choice When You Book Travel in Advance | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
When you look at all the possible places to book travel online in advance, it seems like you have a lot of choices for finding the best deal. Think again...
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Excellent article, as is everything else on Tim's site, and this is information I was totally unaware of.

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gFriend - Welcome

gFriend - Welcome | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
Learn English FREE - Family-Friendly Social Network - Affiliate Program
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A friend of mine in California told me about this site tonight because I told him I was setting up an online English coaching site.  I must say I'm pretty impressed.


The technology really is amazing and it works for any English learner in almost any major country who wants to learn English.


The best part about it is that it's free AND would compliment quite well an online teacher, like me, who wanted an additional resource to give students something they could benefit from and have fun with on their own.  

http://wanderingsalsero.gfriend.com

 

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20 Free LinkedIn Apps for Better Social Network and Business - Quertime

20 Free LinkedIn Apps for Better Social Network and Business - Quertime | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it

This is a great medium for the beginners, as well as for those experts who have been working and employed for more than many years. They share their thoughts, opinions and point of views regarding the professional approach and consult the minor details.

 

This forum has also generated countless applications to facilitate the users and fans on a daily basis. New updates have been seen on the site of LinkedIn, which makes your profile more attractive and impressive in the community. Experts suggest that every LinkedIn user should be acquainted and familiarized with these applications, so that they can better work and take advantage of the networking site, for business as well as socializing purposes.

 

Covering all the dimensions, this forum has made sure that users are facilitated to the maximum extent and for this purpose, various business related as well as new techniques have been observed....


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I haven't had a chance to peruse this recommended resource yet. And actually this intro seems a bit unfocused. But, I'm going to check it out b/c I've been more interested in LinkedIn lately.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 18, 10:48 AM

Go straight to the list of useful LinkedIn tools and you'll find one or two you can use.

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hi, im kizi

Matt Davis's curator insight, July 6, 8:32 PM

20 free LinkedIn Apps for better Social Network / Business, which provide a lot of interesting and different websites that are similar to LinkedIn, but might be easier / more inviting depending on personal preference.

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Top 5 free online logo maker tools - TechieGIG

Top 5 free online logo maker tools - TechieGIG | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it

I have got a few free online logo maker tools that are awesome ones to design professional logos. I am still trying out few of those tools and trying different designs to get a final logo for my blog.

 

During my Hit & Trial efforts, I have a collected list of few online logo maker tools that I would like to share with you so that you can use them whenever there is any requirement....


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What could an article on this subject be EXCEPT extremely valuable. The majority of people mistakenly think that logos are ONLY something you put on the header of a website. 

 

But that's far from the truth. There are a lot more creative uses for logo/graphic tools. For example, they're great for using in the headers or for specific articles or other content.

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I am still trying out few design tools and trying different designs to get a final logo for my blog.  Try these ...



KellyLynnetteDesigns's curator insight, June 2, 1:08 PM

Awesome tools to speed up the logo design process!

Vickens Moscova El Moscova El Bey's curator insight, June 6, 4:16 PM

Similar to Canva DEmocratization of Graphic arts..now anyone can do it that has time....

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The Ideal Length for All Online Content

The Ideal Length for All Online Content | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it
Learn the ideal length of Facebook posts, tweets, blog posts, Google+ headlines, title tags, paragraphs, and so much more.
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I recently decided that I wanted to run a 'Content Generation Special' for new customers in my free-lance writing business. But I first needed to know what the 'sweet spot', in number of words, was for various types of content.

 

I already had some ideas what those numbers would be. I knew they would vary depending on with the type of content, i.e. Facebook content, Twitter content, Video optimization, blog articles, Case Studies, White Papers, etc. but I thought I should do some research to make a truly fair offer. 

 

First, I Googled the general phrase, "ideal length for online content".

 

One of the articles that came up very highly ranked was this one I'm curating here, from bufferapp.com (which also happens to be a very highly esteemed social media tool). I did a couple other variations of that search term and they generally tended to have similar information.

 

From that research I've read I've reached one conclusion: The answer is: "It depends."

 

No, that's not a 'cop-out'. It really does depend because there are two things you should keep in mind.  

 

First of all: Google does like longer content because they're in the information business. You usually (but not always) should keep Google happy if you want your content to rank highly.

 

Second: It depends on the purpose of your content. Very tightly focused content needs enough length to present and then solve a problem. 

 

On the other hand, other web content, e.g. social media posts, can be effective even if it's more general in nature, i.e. 'edu-tainment' type content.

 

Shorter content can still be entertaining and help build brand loyalty if it's done well but two facts are clear:

 

1. People are busier than ever nowadays therefore they simply don't have (or take) the time to read like they used to.

 

2. The general reading level is going down... therefore people aren't able to read as well or fast as they used to be able to.

 

While many studies show that the optimal article length in some situations is around 1000 to 1500 words (depending on what study you read), there are many web content writers who remain adamant that 350 - 500 words is an ideal article length.

 

Generally speaking, the more academic or technical content is or the more problem AND solution it is...the longer it is. The more entertaining or 'social' it is...the shorter the writing can be.

 

The 'in-between' situation is that problem-focused content can be shorter if it has a strong call-to-action to click a link to another page which is part of the sales process. If a reader is NOT specifically reading to find a solution to a problem they will (usually) be less likely to read longer articles.

 

An exception would be an instance where the article is entertaining in some fashion AND it is very well-written. Some people can write like that.

 

Seth Godin, well-known American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker, is notorious for writing ultra-short posts and articles. Seth is an example of a good thinker who can write as well as he thinks. He expresses himself very well and usually doesn't need a lot of words.

 

If you noticed the graphic on the top of this article, you noticed that BuzzApp says that the optimal article length is 1600 words. I tend to disagree with that. At least, not the kind of article the average small businessperson needs.

 

I can't believe the average chiropractor, hardware store owner, dog breeder, attorney, personal trainer, dance studio owner, professional photographer, remote IT support specialist, et.al. requires length articles.

 

Most of their customers don't have time to read a 1600 word article. In my opinion, the kind of content that most small business owners need is more in the vicinity of 300 to 400 words.

 

Such content should consist of an Intro, a couple of key points with some examples or elaboration, a summary, and a call-to-action (i.e. CTA).

 

That's it.

 

Which brings me to MY point:

 

The best content is content that engages the reader (you're still here...right?). If you're still here, that means I have 'engaged' you. That's the kind of content I write.

 

My writing style maybe isn't for everybody but if you Google "WanderingSalsero" or "InforwarsTrooper" you'll find examples of my writing on a wide variety of subject going all the back to September, 2003.

 

Yeah, I've taken a few courses in the past (and I continue to study and observe) but I don't just talk about writing. I've been doing it compulsively for almost 12 years now.

 

I'm actually a full-time writer now...for an online magazine in the Direct Selling and Multilevel Marketing business. But that doesn't take much time and what I'd like to do is add another couple of clients, on a monthly contract, wherein I would write 5 pieces of content for them (for their blog or social media platform) every week for a very affordable price.

 

I could probably write about almost anything.

 

Busy business people know that their time is better utilized 'doing' their business rather than writing about it. But they also know that they don't have the time (or the inclination) to generate all the content they need themselves.

 

It's a fact that 'content mills' (i.e. online shops that employ very low-paid, struggling writers who are frequently not native-English speakers) where you get articles written 'for cheap' are dying.

 

They're dying for two reasons.

 

First, they're dying because Google can recognize that kind of content and Google knows that people don't read it therefore Google doesn't like to rank it because they can't sell advertising on sites that people don't stay on for very long (it's called 'bounce rate').

 

The reason people don't stay on those sites or read articles like that is because the content is very seldom well-written. The writers can't speak well in English therefore they also can't write well in English.

 

Me...?

 

Most people tell me I do pretty well in getting my point across and engaging the reader. Imagine if I had a working relationship with YOU and, over a period of time imagine if I got to know you, your brand's 'voice', and your market and wrote about it every day (i.e. 5 to 6 days a week).

 

What do you think content like that would do for your blog, your social media content, and your sales or brand awareness? Would one piece of good content a day be worth a very affordable rate...considerably less that the going rate for '-brank' writers?

 

If your answer is 'yes', then I've got an idea in mind that I'd like to discuss with you. And it's such a bargain that I can only afford to do it for two clients.

 

Why am I doing it?

 

To build my portfolio....it's that simple.  Good writers (like me) typically get a minimum of $50+ per blog post. Often as much as $100 or more.

 

But I'm expanding my 'book' of business right now so I'm making an offer that will appeal to anybody with a content problem on their online presence.If you need content for your online presence and would like to discuss letting me help you, contact me via Skpe at 'atwill4'. I'm almost always at the keyboard.

It sometimes does take more words to write effectively about problems and their solutions.

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Articles

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English Proficiency in the Workplace Makes Headlines
Staying up to date on what’s important in workforce English proficiency can help take your business to the next level. Here you’ll find helpful information gathered from leading news and business sources across the globe, as well as original articles that address this ever-evolving topic.
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Here's a golden tip in 'how to write articles' for your website.

 

See this webpage? It's a bunch of different articles, right?

 

But they all point toward the same point....right? Specifically, that English language proficiency is a necessity in today's global marketplace.

 

So.....how could you use this one webpage (or any page similar to it) to write an article?

 

Easy....take each of these article, summarize it into 2 - 4 sentances, turn each of those groups of sentences into a pagegraph.

 

BAM! 

 

There's your article. just remember that 99.99% of everything you think is new...it's not. Somebody else heard it from somebody else. Just because words have been recycled, rearranged, re-phrased...doesn't mean that YOUR customers won't find them interesting.

 

You're welcome.....

 

Don't forget that I also freelance. Reach me on Skype at 'atwill4' or by email at 'xpatflipper@gmail.com'.

 

 

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How To Marry Keywords & Compelling Content

How To Marry Keywords & Compelling Content | Building a Web Presence | Scoop.it

'The death of keywords has been a bit exaggerated. Despite Google’s efforts to move towards entity search (“things, not strings“), understanding the words that people use to search for things is likely to continue to be valuable for online businesses.

That said, it is true that some of the “old ways” of keywords optimization simply don’t work as well as they once did.

 

As Google has been inundating webmasters with pandas, penguins, and other speciesover the last few years, I’ve seen business owners and marketing departments alike become increasingly confused about how to actually target a specific keyword that they want to rank for.

 

So, how should you be thinking about keywords in this “create great content” era ofsearch engine optimization (SEO) and online marketing?

 

In this post, Columnist Tom Demers will walk through how to incorporate keyword research and keyword targeting into high-quality content, thereby positioning it to help drive leads, links, shares and sales.

 

Read More: http://searchengineland.com/marry-keywords-compelling-content-218174

 

 


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Actually I haven't read INTO this article yet but it's an interesting subject and I plan to explore it more.

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