Blogging

Guest Blogging Is Not Dead

The blogosphere, message boards, and forums have been up in airs this week after Matt Cutts (Head of Webspam, Google) posted on his personal blog that “guest blogging is done.” Before you read the rest of this post, take a look at the blog post in question: The decay and falling of guest blogging for…

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Which Marketing Channels Provide the Most Value?

We’ve all witnessed the transformation of marketing in the past decade. With digital technologies have come a variety of new options for targeting and reaching out to both potential and current customers. Where we once had direct marketing, mass media advertising and similar tactics, we now have search marketing, social media, pay-per-click advertising, mobile marketing…

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Is Blog Comment Link Building Bad For SEO?

If you are like most webmasters and SEOs today, you are very careful about link building, and especially blog commenting. And with good reason. Google has gone on record speaking out against link schemes as a whole. The passage below from Google’s Link Schemes Page summarizes their overall stance on the matter: Any links intended…

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7 Simple Ways to Market a New E-commerce Website

Enjoy the following guest post focused on how to promote a new e-commerce website, courtesy of professional internet marketer Alan Lucas. The views expressed in this post are those of the author and not necessarily that of Return On Now. Creating an e-commerce site can be one of the most profitable moves you could ever…

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How to Protect Your Online Reputation

Enjoy the following guest post, courtesy of professional Online Reputation Manager Gavin Carter. The views expressed in this post are those of the author and not necessarily that of Return On Now. Your company‚Äôs online reputation is very important. Most people check online to see what reviews have been left about a company before making…

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How to Promote a Blog For Free: 25 Ideas

Although many of us blog for business purposes, not all bloggers are getting paid for their work. On the other hand, most smaller businesses need to keep expenses in check when promoting their wares. We often get questions from clients and colleagues about our recommendations for low cost or free answers to how to promote…

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DIY Link Building: Easy Ways to Do It Yourself

Even with all of the hype about changes in algorithms and how social media has become important for overall rankings, link building remains one of the most important activities in driving a successful SEO campaign. If you have budget to support such a campaign, we highly recommend you hire an external agency or resource to…

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Repeat After Me: There Is NO Google Zebra Update

For over a year now, we’ve been seeing a slew of blog posts on the web hyping up a supposed Google Zebra update that is “on the horizon”. This update has been rumored to target everything from social media to ecommerce merchants. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen shares of this topic on…

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Content Strategy: The Role Of Evergreen Content Generation

Content comes in a variety of shapes and forms. It can be short blog posts, long white papers, videos, podcasts, pretty much anything that educates, entertains, or engages. If you build a matrix with one axis the medium, as described above, that’s only half of the equation. The other axis on the matrix addresses subject…

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Guest Blogging: Finding a Taker for Your Guest Post

With all the talk about content marketing these days, guest blogging has become a key driver for link building. If you are new to guest blogging, you are likely struggling to find recipients for your guest posts. We use a very specific process for engaging with potential takers on our guest post requests. Although no…

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