“SEO is a marketing function for sure,
but it needs to be baked into a product,
not slapped on like icing
after the cake is baked.”

Duane Forrester

Business Grow Guide: Instagram 101 and Beyond

Business Grow Guide: Instagram 101 and Beyond

Growing your Instagram business account takes weekly grooming. This guide will help your brand optimize, socialize and publicize your brand for Instagram success. Whether it‘s auditing your profile, creating the most eye catching aesthetic, writing a caption, scoping out the competition or finding the perfect hashtags for your audience, check this out for an Instagram marketing pick me up.

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The Mobile-First World: Is It Time to Batten Down the Hatches?

The Mobile-First World: Is It Time to Batten Down the Hatches?

Mobile has made a tremendous impact across the globe: 5.1 billion unique people now own a smartphone and the largest technology firms are developing their platforms with a mobile-first future in mind. In this post I‘ll review the financial benefits of desktop traffic relative to mobile traffic and attempt to clarify how a mobile-first approach to Google search will affect you.

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How To Win Integrated Search-Social Campaigns #SEMrushchat Recap

How To Win Integrated Search-Social Campaigns #SEMrushchat Recap

To help walk us through the process of making search and social work together, expert and head of social analytics at Adobe Joe Martin joined us to explain how exactly you can set up search-social campaigns for best success. Our chat participants also offered a lot of helpful hints and tricks you can start using today. Check them out!

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How to Use Keyword Gap Analysis to Land High-Quality Guest Posts

How to Use Keyword Gap Analysis to Land High-Quality Guest Posts

Guest blogging is still a great way to build rapport within your industry, but finding ideas for content can be hard. I am going to break down how to simplify the process using the SEMrush Keyword Gap tool and their other tools to find organic competitors. See how you can easily find a topic that a publisher needs with these tips.

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Why Your Small Business Website Sucks and How to Fix It

Why Your Small Business Website Sucks and How to Fix It

So, you have launched a website for your small business but you are not getting any leads and you can‘t figure out why. Check out some of the common reasons why your website could be struggling to convert visitors, and see some fixes for each potential problem.

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5 SEO Questions with Pete Meyers; Algorithms, Mobilegeddon and Actionable Tips for Mom and Pops

5 SEO Questions with Pete Meyers; Algorithms, Mobilegeddon and Actionable Tips for Mom and Pops

An interview with “Dr. Pete“, aka Pete Meyers (MOZ data scientist and creator of MOZCast where he talks about Google algorithms, mobile indexing and actionable SEO tips for local small businesses. If you own an online business, especially a small mom and pop, I guarantee you are going to want to pay attention to what he has to say regarding Mobilegeddon, Google algorithms, and Local SEO.

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Google News Digest: The Mobile-First Index and Mobilegeddon are Here

Google News Digest: The Mobile-First Index and Mobilegeddon are Here

The mobile-first index is here! You would expect that with this news, everything else would not seem important, but there were some other noteworthy developments, like Google’s new Shopping Program which appears to be Google’s response to the financial world valuing Amazon over the search giant. And, the end of our favorite goo.gl links.

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20 SEO Experts Share Advice on Career, Skills and Education in 2018

20 SEO Experts Share Advice on Career, Skills and Education in 2018

In this interview with 20 highly experienced SEO professionals, you will find out how they would start their careers from scratch in 2018, what they think are the most important skills for the future success and how they educate themselves and keep up with the constant updates in the industry of search engine optimization.

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How to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing #SEMrushchat Recap

How to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing #SEMrushchat Recap

Affiliate marketing is a competitive space, that takes time, effort and of course dedication to get right. If you want to get into affiliate marketing, you need to avoid a few rookie mistakes and have a firm grasp of the fundamentals before plunging in.Harsh Agarwal talks to the community on what works with affiliate marketing, what doesn‘t and what you need to keep in mind to be successful.

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5 SEO Tips to Improve Your Apartment Property's Local Online Presence

 5 SEO Tips to Improve Your Apartment Property's Local Online Presence

Most apartment marketing professionals have a hyper-local focus to their business. They‘re trying to rent properties in a specific community, neighborhood or city. Trouble is, many have no idea where to start. In this article, find out how to strengthen your local search engine optimization (SEO) efforts, and put a full marketing strategy into place.

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9 Tips for Boosting the Speed of your Shopify Website

9 Tips for Boosting the Speed of your Shopify Website

Have a Shopify website? Did you know that users expect certain things, like fast load times, and if you don‘t meet those expectations, they will leave your site? Here are the 9 ways you can speed up your Shopify store for your mobile and desktop customers to grow conversions and sales.

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Your Best Content Should Reside...On Instagram?

Your Best Content Should Reside...On Instagram?

Some of your best content on Instagram? Is not that bad idea for a brand? Find out why it might be one of your best marketing options and see all multiple strategies you can use to reach the audiences that won‘t just like your content but will also buy from you as well. This is a detailed how-to post for content marketers and businesses. Check it out!

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How to Successfully Plan and Execute a Seasonal Adwords Campaign

How to Successfully Plan and Execute a Seasonal Adwords Campaign

Managing paid search campaigns in seasonal businesses can be stressful, but lucrative. This in-depth guide will detail the learning, planning, and execution steps required to crush your goals despite the unpredictable nature of seasonal businesses. When executed properly, seasonality can present an excellent opportunity for your business to beat your competition and thrive.

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The 17 Best Resume Templates for Every Type of Professional

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While an eye-catching resume alone probably won't land you your dream gig, it doesn't hurt to put a little extra effort into how you present yourself on paper.

The right resume design speaks to your individual skills and personality, and can propel your application to the top of the stack. But finding a cool design that also fits your professional identity can be a major hassle -- and applying for jobs is already hard enough.

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7 AI Tools to Help You Grow Your Blog

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OK, you get it. Artificial intelligence is kind of a big deal. It’s a huge buzzword in the marketing community. People talk about how it’ll change the world daily. And you can’t throw a rock without hitting a company with AI in the name these days.

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The Top 12 SEO Tools of 2018

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There's nothing quite like a sudden Google algorithm update to leave marketers feeling equal parts confused and concerned. It seems like they wait for you to get all of your ducks in a row and then unleash an update that makes your efforts instantly obsolete.

Sure, they're pretty open about that fact that they're doing this for everyone's own good -- each algorithm tweak brings us one step closer to more relevant search results, after all.

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19 Awesome SEO Blogs and Websites You'll Want to Bookmark

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Search engine optimization (SEO) standards are constantly changing. Like social media, email marketing, and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), search engines are improving the way in which they deliver results to users every day.

To do this, they're focusing on things like localization, page authority, click-through rate, and even searches that come from voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

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Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify Before Congress, According to Reports

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Update on March 28, 2018, 9:08 AM EST: Reports from Politico indicate that Mark Zuckerberg is expected to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, "according to a person familiar with the matter." The appearance is predicted to take place on April 12, though Committee spokeswoman Elena Hernandez has said that the hearing date is not yet confirmed.

According to a report from cable news network CNN earlier today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided to testify before U.S. Congress amid growing concerns over user privacy.

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Facebook Won't Unveil a Smart Speaker This Spring

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Facebook has reportedly suspended its plans to debut a new smart speaker at its annual F8 developer conference in May. The decision comes amidst ongoing scrutiny and backlash from the alleged misuse of its users' personal data by analytics firm Cambridge Analytica.

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