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Your Face May Appear In A Google Ads Soon?

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Image : pcworld If you’ve ever been appalled to see yourself or your friends used in a Facebook ad, then you’re not going to like Google’s new terms of service. The company updated its TOS on Friday to allow an adult user’s profile name and photo…


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Link Removal Requests: How to Respond

Chain LinksOver the past year or so, Google has been clamping down on what it considers bad links and bad linking practices. This includes a wide variety of link building activities that Google considers unnatural. This includes some forms of article marketing, comment spamming, etc.

This has led to a large number of webmasters, including many who didn’t feel they were doing anything wrong, to take severe penalties in Google that hurt their traffic and their bottom line. Many webmasters first learn about these penalties from Google Webmaster Tools and its alerts, while others simply see a drop in traffic and go hunting for an explanation.

But regardless of how it is discovered, once a webmaster learns that they’ve been hit, there’s usually a sense of panic and a rather large mess to clean up. Most of the sites bit by Google penalties have hundreds, if not thousands of questionable links. Removing them to get back into Google’s good graces can be a daunting challenge.

However, it’s not just a challenge and a problem for the people who have their site hit by the penalties, it’s also a problem for the sites where those links appear. Those include many legitimate sites who either were the victims of comment spam or hosted guest posts unaware that the author was engaging in dubious behavior.

Many of those webmasters, myself included, have been getting an increasingly large number of link removal requests and are wondering what to do about them.

Unfortunately, the answer isn’t 100% clear and it depends heavily on you, your site and the situation that you’re in. Read More

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4 Ways You Can Market Your Blog Ethically (And Avoid Google Penalties)

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So many factors affect search engine results and keyword optimization. Customer behavior studies show that many low-ranking websites are completely disregarded, because prospective clients follow top links to find a solution to their query.

But few businesses have time to market their blog effectively. White hat SEO tactics require time, patience, and imagination to create. Companies have to watch their analytics and generate up-to-date reports to see which processes are effective and which to throw away.

Here are five ways to market your blog ethically, and avoid getting penalized by search engine algorithms. Read More

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6 Quick And Simple WordPress Security Tips

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Is your website or blog built on the popular open source content management platform called WordPress? There’s a good chance you are running WordPress in fact according to Wikipedia, 22% of all active websites on the Internet today are running WordPress as their core. This is because of the several tools and pure “awesomeness” WordPress delivers. But there are some downsides to WordPress being the #1 most widely used CMS.

The main downside is security. Because WordPress is so commonly used these days, it has become a target of hackers as of late. And will most likely continue to be for the foreseeable future. Hackers love to exploit over-exposed WordPress run sites and hacks are being reported at alarming and record-breaking rates. So if you run WordPress than this blog post is for you… to learn how to better protect your site from malicious hackers. Read More

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Is High Keyword Density Really Important?

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You may have read it and even have heard it from many self-proclaimed SEO experts, that keyword density is vital and tremendously important to a successful article and overall website. In fact, many SEO companies that use both ethical and unethical search engine optimization strategies always aim for an article with quality keyword density.

Search engines know when writers are constantly thinking about a keyword when writing an article. However, some people question whether keyword density is really important at all. Read More

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5 Tricks For A Better Facebook Ad Campaign

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Many online marketers try starting a Facebook Ad campaign once and to their standards fail, leading to never exploring Facebook advertising again. I’ve had many online marketers tell me that the blame rests completely on Facebook, and that it’s just not a great place to advertise online. Is it really Facebook’s fault or is it the online marketer who can’t find a way to make his/her ads work?

A little bit of both I think. See… some brands just won’t do well on Facebook regardless of the effort you put in. Some brands cover boring topics, and boring topics tend to not do so well on Facebook. Especially with Facebook advertising. Read More

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The Top 5 SEO Do’s And Don’ts In 2013

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Every month as Webmasters we ask ourselves what we can do to get more traffic and success with our SEO efforts. Because things seem to change so much in SEO we are forced to constantly change, innovate, and adapt. You could make an argument that this is what makes SEO so enjoyable. It’s challenging and new challenges are always arising. Read More

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Successful Blog Writing For Your Business

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There is not enough time to discuss all the different ways that businesses can use SEO services and various SEO tools. We could spend days talking about the best way to build communities around your business, creating keywords, keyword research, etc.

There are many building blocks in the SEO process and one of the ways to obtain successful SEO is to know how to use the building blocks. Blogging is a great method of SEO that helps with creating backlinks, helps strengthen your community, and allows businesses to connect through their customers.

This blog is going to help you with successful blogging for your business. Read More

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6 Smart Ways To Drive Organic Traffic To Your Blog

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In Internet marketing, organic traffic is web traffic that comes from listings that aren’t paid for. These listings can include guides, search engines like Google or Bing and directories. Typically, when you want to make money blogging, search engines are the best source of organic traffic. Below are 6 smart ways to drive organic traffic to your blog or website.

#1 – Deliver Quality Content

One of the easiest ways in internet marketing to drive organic traffic is to deliver quality content to your readers. This is not only more appealing to visitors but it also gives them a reason to explore your site further. In addition to quality writing, it’s also important to choose your keywords. It’s best to use the keywords in the first and last 100 words of the article. Take care not to stuff your page with keywords, however, as most search engines penalize that. Read More

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How To Ruin Your Blog In 5 Simple Steps

mistakesYour blog should be an extension of your business and a showcase for your personal thoughts, experience and knowledge. Whether you’re a freelancer, an SME or a huge corporation, you’ve got something to say and you will almost certainly have an audience for whatever is going on in that brain and dying to find its way onto your blog.

The key to having a successful blog is to have a plan. Just throwing up content every now and then isn’t going to find you the audience you want, and visitors to your blog certainly won’t return if you don’t give them a good enough reason to. The first way to ensure that they do come back is to make it easy for them to do so. Take a long, hard look at the design and layout of your blog, and be honest with yourself. Would you stick around if it belonged to somebody else? Also, consider how easy it is to find once people are on your site. Display the most recent posts in a sidebar and have “Blog” listed proudly within your navigation. Read More

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