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SEO Evolution: Sell, Discover, Deliver & Report on Highly Converting Keywords by Krista LaRiviere, gShift
  1. Search Engine Basic Concepts

    Baffled by search engines and how they work? Not technical in orientation? Here's a layman's level explanation of the basics of search engines – including the critical concepts of relevance, popularity, segmentation, diversity, trust, and quality.

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  2. 3 Tips for Selling SEO

    Successfully selling SEO requires you to wrap your head around important "pain points" and goals of a prospect, and speak to that. Here are a few tips you can use to help cut through the techno-babble, relate to a prospect, and close some business.

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  3. Ten Timely Tips for Terrific Title Tags

    Much may have changed through the years in SEO, however the importance of the title tag can't be overstressed. Here's how to create title tags that state who you are, what you do, why anyone should bother to click, and why Google should care.

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  4. Life After a Link Apocalypse

    What happens if your site gets hit by Penguin or a manual penalty, you lose rankings for your main keywords, and you can't get traffic back? Whether you endure is entirely dependent on your willingness to do more with less and evolve your business.

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  5. A Recipe for a Tasty Semantic Search & SEO Salad

    Stop trying to salt your content and meta data with keywords, thinking that's all you need to get to the top of search engines. And that doesn't mean just concentrating on synonyms, either. Instead, focus on conveying the concept of your pages.

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  6. Link Building for Real Estate Websites

    Professional home stagers transform homes into showrooms. To get more links to your real estate website and attract more traffic, you also need to stage it. Here are tips on how to optimize your site so it's more appealing to prospective linkers.

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  7. Fetch as Google Adds Page Rendering

    Google has added to the Fetch as Google tool in Webmaster Tools, allowing webmasters to render their webpage as Googlebot sees it and address any issues. You can Fetch and Render for Desktop, Mobile: Smartphone, Mobile: XHTML/WML or Mobile: cHTML.

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  8. SEO vs. SEM Timelines: A Medical Analogy

    How do you explain to your boss or client how SEO works and when to expect results? Use this doctors and medication analogy to help them realize the time and effort it takes to run a successful SEO campaign and avoid being inundated with questions.

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  9. Hub Link Building With Majestic SEO

    Majestic SEO's Clique Hunter should be one of your go-to tools for link building due to its focus on sites that are (mostly) relevant and sites that are willing to link to others in your industry. Here's how to use it to find hubs and secure links.

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  10. Google Launches Panda 4.0

    It's official. Panda 4.0 has officially hit the Google search results. Google and Matt Cutts have confirmed Panda 4.0 began rolling out yesterday, and it has caused some waves in the search results along with an update targeting spammy queries.

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