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Tips To Maximize Social Media Marketing To Increase Your SEO Rankings

Let’s face it, social media is an essential part of ensuring your company ranks with Google.  Now is the time to assess your social media and SEO practices and make sure you have a streamlined unified approach.  And as the web evolves, social media will continue to become more and more important. Soon, there may […]

WordPress: Know The Difference Between Pages and Posts

Whether you are new to WordPress as the content management platform for your website, or have become a WordPress veteran, you may have found yourself wondering if there is a difference between WordPress Pages and WordPress Posts. It seems in everyday social media language, these terms are used interchangeably, but these two words mean very different […]

On-Page SEO: The Only Checklist You’ll Ever Need [Infographic]

With so much to pay attention to when it comes to on-page SEO, it can be overwhelming to get your pages optimized for search engines effectively. What if you forget something? What if you don’t do it right? How many words should this post be, again? These questions and more are solved below in this […]

Getting the Most Out of Yoast–an SEO Tutorial

It can be easy to ignore excellent plugins on WordPress. Sometimes you just want to write a damn blog post and move on with your day. But Yoast isn’t something to overlook. WordPress SEO by Yoast is a fantastic tool, yet it won’t do you much good if you don’t know how to use it well. […]

How to Get More Views on YouTube

The thousands of articles on using social media for a small business will tell you that your brand should be personable, helpful and easy to connect with. Although often forgotten, using YouTube to promote your business is a way to engage your audience and another way to get people interested in what you have to […]

Getting the 101 on Google Plus’s +1

With so many people using Google+, it seems like it should be easy to get people to add you to their circles and to get those followers to +1 your posts. Well, with many small businesses and entrepreneurs fighting for attention, getting engagement is sometimes easier said than done. However, with the right tips in mind, […]

MNSearch Summit 2014: Reasons YOU Should Attend

Each year, I travel around the country to attend social media and SEO conferences. The thing I love most about these events is the chance to meet bright, fun people from all backgrounds. When a great social media or SEO conference makes it’s way to Minneapolis, I am especially excited. It means that some local thought leaders will […]

Guest Blog Post Tips for 2014

Google’s Matt Cutts recently blasted guest blog posting, leaving the search engine optimization world worried. Now that the dust has settled, there aren’t many changes for responsible social media users and content marketers. If you follow the simple guidelines in this post, guest blogging can even be an effective part of your social media marketing strategy. After Matt’s post was published, I emailed […]

Word Cloud Tools for Keyword Discovery

Looking for another useful SEO tool? A word cloud may be just what you’re looking for. A word cloud shows words that are used most frequently within your content. The larger words within the cloud represent the words that are repeated most often. Online tools create these graphics for various purposes, but they have become […]

Social Media and SEO: What You Need to Know

Social media is quickly becoming a major player in search engine optimization. We’ve explained how it works, and how it affects your business.  As the web evolves, social media is positioned to become even more important. Soon, there may not be a definitive division between social and non-social interactions online. The fact is, social media is […]