Archive for August 2012

How DMCA Takedowns Will Affect Collaborative Sites

Today I offer you the following guest post by Trevor Smith of HomeWetBar.com. Copyrights have become a heated topic lately, and Trevor outlines his biggest concerns for social media and collaborative sites. Web 2.0 and crowdsourced sites are in many ways the backbone of the internet. These are sites and services where anyone can contribute,…

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Cause Related Marketing: Using Social Media For The Greater Good

Many of us like to give back to charities, schools, and other organizations that help make the world and our locales a better place to live. A lot of businesses do this via philanthropy, donating funds to any of the thousands of good non-profit organizations who fight diseases, injustices, and poverty. While philanthropy is a…

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What Went Wrong for Digg?

Please enjoy this guest post analyzing how Digg went from being tops in the social bookmarking race to where it stands today. By now, you have probably heard that Digg has had a rather unfortunate fall from grace. There was a time when it was a big and exciting tool that had everyone talking: The…

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Local SEO: Helping Google Know WHERE to Rank You

Among our SEO services, one specialty we offer is Local SEO. While only critical for businesses with a physical site or store, local SEO can help anyone who targets a local or regional audience. On-Page Factors As with all forms of SEO, the actual content on your website itself is important for Local SEO. Let’s…

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The SEO Industry: Slides from Rand Fishkin and Dharmesh Shah

Thanks for reading yesterday’s post, The State of The SEO Industry in 2012. After the data was released publicly, Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz and Dharmesh Shah of Hubspot presented the following information on a well-attended webinar. Hubspot has been kind enough to post the slide deck to SlideShare, and you can view the information below.…

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The State of the SEO Industry in 2012

SEOmoz has released the results of their annual SEO Industry Survey. The results illustrate quite a few intriguing data points and trends. Let’s take a moment to cover off on the high points. Top Services Provided by SEOs The SEOmoz team sliced and diced the services question several ways, and I won’t delve into each…

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Google Penguin: The Backlash Intensifies

Although Google did the initial push out of their Penguin update back on April 24, 2012, it is abundantly clear that this is only the first step in what looks to be a fairly long road, a’la last year’s Panda update. Last week during his keynote speech at SES, Matt Cutts caused quite a stir…

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Are You Dropping the Ball with Online Marketing?

I’ve been working on a new ebook that highlights 10 big mistakes businesses make when building out their online marketing programs. The book is now available, and I wanted to share a quick excerpt from the beginning of the book here. Before I get to it, I have to fess up… the book actually includes…

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