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Announcing Free Image Collection at #MyBlogGuest

Announcing Free Image Collection at #MyBlogGuest | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
***First two important announcements: (1) We have slightly updated our TOS to better explain blogger-author relationships and (2) We have added official content
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Microsoft Charges Google Reads Your Love Letters

Microsoft Charges Google Reads Your Love Letters | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
Microsoft has launched a Valentine's Day attack on Google, pointing out that the company reads your lovey emails to serve ads.
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Microsoft is celebrating Valentine's Day with a broadside against Google, which it criticizes for reading your lovey emails in the name of commerce.

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Google Sends Hundreds Of Thousands Of Webmaster Notifications Each Month & 90% Are Black Hat Related

Google Sends Hundreds Of Thousands Of Webmaster Notifications Each Month & 90% Are Black Hat Related | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
Google’s Matt Cutts shared some new statistics in a recent video about the types of notifications Google sends out via Google Webmaster Tools. Google sends approximately “hundreds of thousands” of messages each month to webmasters.
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Google sends approximately “hundreds of thousands” of messages each month to webmasters. The categories of those messages break down as follows:

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Why You Need To Take YouTube Seriously In 2013 — socialmouths

Why You Need To Take YouTube Seriously In 2013 — socialmouths | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
YouTube is the best chance your business has to be found on the Internet in 2013, here is why you need to include it in your content marketing strategy
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But let me ask you something first, how do you perceive YouTube? Do you see it as a social network? maybe a search engine?

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37 Ways To Thrive On Linkedin: An Infographic By Boot Camt Digital

37 Ways To Thrive On Linkedin: An Infographic By Boot Camt Digital | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
LinkedIn can be a very powerful social network – I have personally used it to generate 6 figures for my business.  Today, most people have a LinkedIn presence, but very few people actually take the time to build an active presence.
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LinkedIn can be a very powerful social network – I have personally used it to generate 6 figures for my business.  Today, most people have a LinkedIn presence, but very few people actually take the time to build an active presence.

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Matt Cutts and Othar Hansson on How to Establish Authorship - Search Engine Journal

Matt Cutts and Othar Hansson on How to Establish Authorship - Search Engine Journal | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed that some search results show up with a smiling face included? Like this one for Matt Cutts. This is the Google Authorship
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New YouTube Channel Design - What You Need To Know

New YouTube Channel Design - What You Need To Know | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
On February 4th, YouTube announced a new Channel design. Though it is currently in limited beta, the new design will soon be available to all users. YouTube Channel ...
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On the homepage of your YouTube Channel, you now have the ability to feature a “trailer” to users who are not yet subscribed to your Channel. Currently, you can specify a “featured video” that takes up a majority of the space on a Channel homepage above the fold.

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Beginners' Guide to Google+ - Search Engine Journal

Beginners' Guide to Google+ - Search Engine Journal | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
Authorship, hangouts, circles? What is all the buzz about and why do webmasters, SEOs, and business owners need to pay attention? The super savvy markete
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Authorship, hangouts, circles? What is all the buzz about and why do webmasters, SEOs, and business owners need to pay attention?

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Referer Spam Explained by Google's Matt Cutts

Referer Spam Explained by Google's Matt Cutts | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
Referer spam is kind of old school but because of that, many SEOs don't fully understand what it is. Referer spam is basically making repeated requests to a specific web page with the goal of showing up often in the referer logs and analytics...
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Quickly and Easily Move A WordPress Site From Development To Production

Quickly and Easily Move A WordPress Site From Development To Production | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
There are numerous ways to move a WordPress site from a development environment to the live, production environment, but there's one method I've found that makes things quick and easy for me. I tho...
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#Twitter Changes Passwords of Hacked Accounts, Emails 250,000 Users - Search Engine Journal

#Twitter Changes Passwords of Hacked Accounts, Emails 250,000 Users - Search Engine Journal | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
Late Friday afternoon, Twitter began notifying account holders that their account security had been compromised and their passwords had been changed. In a
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The Hard Truth – We Are Women in SEO

The Hard Truth – We Are Women in SEO | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
Our extraordinary Top SEO Women list has been one of the most visited posts in the history of Top SEO Women, with over 2700 unique views. From a marketing standpoint, it’s great publicity for...
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Social Media Trends for 2013: 7 Tips on How to Maximize ROI - Search Engine Journal

Social Media Trends for 2013: 7 Tips on How to Maximize ROI - Search Engine Journal | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
A look at the important trends in social media for 2013 and how to leverage them for greater ROI and brand marketing.
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How 1 Billion People Are Coping With Death and Facebook

How 1 Billion People Are Coping With Death and Facebook | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
What happens when a Facebook user dies? How do people interact with a dead user? And finally, what has grief become in the age of social media?
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"I think I'm going to go online," said Cheryl, logging in to Facebook from her hospital bed.

She soon reconsidered, however. "I don't know what to write: 'Hey I almost died last night. What's up with you guys?'"

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How to optimize your web page [VIDEO]

How to optimize your web page [VIDEO] | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
In this video, you'll learn how to search engine optimize your web page, so you can rank for the keywords you choose and attract more traffic from Google.
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Black Hat vs. White Hat Social Media Marketing - 'Net Features - Website Magazine

Black Hat vs. White Hat Social Media Marketing - 'Net Features - Website Magazine | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
When it comes to social media marketing, there is a long list of best practices and worst practices that brand managers should be aware of.
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Sometimes the lines of good and bad get blurry, and even though a brand might simply be trying to improve its follower or engagement metrics, it could be crossing over to the slippery slope of using black hat tactics.

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The DOs and DON'Ts of Social Media Marketing | Social Media Today

The DOs and DON'Ts of Social Media Marketing | Social Media Today | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
Marketers who spent 6 hours a week or more using social media and engaging/sharing content on it saw 52% more leads than those who did not. Companies that use Twitter average double the amount of leads per month than those that do not.
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Social media marketing provides a direct link to followers of a brand and prospective customers, but is not inherently a business-transaction medium. Social networking sites still need to be used in the way their name implies: for interacting with others in order to build relationships and form communities.

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Are YOU An Industry Leader?

Are YOU An Industry Leader? | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
What does it take to succeed in Blogging and be seen as an industry leader? As with most things in life, it’s not really that hard but it does take time, effort and commitment. So what are some of ...
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What does it take to succeed in Blogging and be seen as an industry leader?

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Infographic: How Users Interact with Pinterest - Search Engine Journal

Infographic: How Users Interact with Pinterest - Search Engine Journal | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
There has been a great deal of buzz about marketing opportunities via Pinterest over the last year. But is the buzz about something that is worth your tim
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10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations

Communicating visually is one of the most effective ways to explain complex concepts and relationships, both internally with your teammates and externally with your clients.
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Eric Schmidt Confirms Identity Verification Impacts Google Rankings - Search Engine Journal

Eric Schmidt Confirms Identity Verification Impacts Google Rankings - Search Engine Journal | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
Sneak peeks into the soon to be released book, “The New Digital Age”, by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, confirm what many industry writers have be
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“Within search results, information tied to verified online profiles will be ranked higher than content without such verification, which will result in most users naturally clicking on the top (verified) results. The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance.”

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Did Google Lose All Your Links To Your Home Page?

Did Google Lose All Your Links To Your Home Page? | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
Yesterday we reported that Google's link report dropped the number of links being reported across virtually all sites. Some have seen 70% drop in link counts as reported in Google Webmaster Tools.
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It seems that Google stopped reporting on the links pointing to your home page. Typically, but not always, your home page attracts the most amount of links. Now if Google stops reporting those home page links, then your link count may drop significantly.

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25 Excellent Female SEO Bloggers Worth Reading – UpCity

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Conrats to our Jennifer Horowitz of Ecombuffet.com for being listed as one of the top female SEO Bloggers

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How Local Businesses Can Leverage New Facebook & Foursquare Features

How Local Businesses Can Leverage New Facebook & Foursquare Features | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
Recently, Facebook and Foursquare announced new features that will drastically change the ways local businesses leverage the social networks to build customer loyalty and drive new sales.
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With Facebook, the introduction of Graph Search provides businesses with greater incentive to invest time and effort in their presence on the site so they can appear among the top search results for a wider group of potential customers.

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96 Quick SEO Wins - What Can You Do With an Hour?

96 Quick SEO Wins - What Can You Do With an Hour? | SEO Tips, Advice, Help | Scoop.it
If you want to win at SEO in 2013, you must commit to a solid long-term strategy. However, that's not to say you can't build small wins into your long-term strategy to strengthen it along the way.
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