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Blogger Fined for Top-Ranked Restaurant Review

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French blogger Caroline Doudet was forced to amend her post title and pay damages after a negative restaurant review that was appearing too prominently in Google search was found to be "unfairly hurting" the business. The blogger was forced to amend her post title and pay damages after a negative restaurant review that was appearing too prominently in Google search. 0 Comments

Content Marketing: 3 Overlooked Content Sources

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The importance of content in all of its forms can't be overstated and neither can the struggle that marketers have producing it. Here are three commonly overlooked content sources and tactical ways to squeeze more content out of them. The importance of content in all of its forms can't be overstated and neither can the struggle that marketers have producing it. Here are three commonly overlooked content sources and tactical ways to squeeze more content out of them. 0 Comments

Blog Posts Published on Weekends Get More Social Shares [Study]

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What blog post titles get the most engagement? When is your audience actually reading your blog posts? Answers to these questions and more in TrackMaven's recent study published in the "Colossal Content Marketing Report." What blog post titles get the most engagement? When is your audience actually reading your blog posts? Answers to these questions and more in TrackMaven's recent study published in the "Colossal Content Marketing Report." 0 Comments

Mythbusting: 4 Content Marketing Misconceptions & How to Overcome Them

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Content marketing has established itself as the backbone to building and maintaining relationships with customers and potential customers, but there are still some misconceptions about that require dispelling. Avoid these common pitfalls. Content marketing has established itself as the backbone to building and maintaining relationships with customers and potential customers, but there are still some misconceptions about that require dispelling. Avoid these common pitfalls. 0 Comments

Link Building in 2014 is All About Building Your Brand & Reputation

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Many of those who pursue link building have had a tough year. Google's verbal and physical assault on link building practices has been unrelenting. Here's a comprehensive review of all that goes into deciding what to do in link building these days. Many of those who pursue link building have had a tough year. Google's verbal and physical assault on link building practices has been unrelenting. Here's a comprehensive review of all that goes into deciding what to do in link building these days. 0 Comments

Matt Cutts: Google +1s Don't Lead to Higher Ranking

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A Moz blog post gained big attention after proclaiming an "amazing correlation with higher search rankings" and quickly prompted Google's Distinguished Engineer to debunk the overall idea that Google +1's lead to higher search rankings. A Moz blog post gained big attention after proclaiming an "amazing correlation with higher search rankings" and quickly prompted Google's Distinguished Engineer to debunk the overall idea that Google +1's lead to higher search rankings. 0 Comments

How to Find Free Images With Google's Advanced Image Search

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There are several benefits to complementing your blog posts with a little visual appeal, but photos must make sense and not infringe on any copyrights. Follow these simple steps to find royalty free images using the Google Images advanced search. There are several benefits to complementing your blog posts with a little visual appeal, but photos must make sense and not infringe on any copyrights. Follow these simple steps to find royalty free images using the Google Images advanced search. 0 Comments

Free WordPress Plugins: Respect the Author

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While frustrations due to unresolved technical support issues are understandable, when asking for support on a free plugin, please consider the author and their time. They aren't just twiddling their thumbs waiting for support requests. While frustrations due to unresolved technical support issues are understandable, when asking for support on a free plugin, please consider the author and their time. They aren't just twiddling their thumbs waiting for support requests. 0 Comments

Bing Boards: New Search Experiment Highlights 'Inspiring Content'

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With Bing Boards, which resembles a sort of inline image slide show, Bing is experimenting with putting Pinterest-like boutique content front-and-center in search results, or at least complementing them from a sidebar next to search results. With Bing Boards, which resembles a sort of inline image slide show, Bing is experimenting with putting Pinterest-like boutique content front-and-center in search results, or at least complementing them from a sidebar next to search results. 0 Comments

Twitter Buys Spindle, Targeting Local Businesses

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Twitter has bought local discovery app Spindle. Spindle, available on iOS in the U.S., describes itself as a "news feed for your neighborhood", collating Twitter and Facebook posts from local businesses into a stream of local events and offers. Twitter has bought local discovery app Spindle. Spindle, available on iOS in the U.S., describes itself as a "news feed for your neighborhood", collating Twitter and Facebook posts from local businesses into a stream of local events and offers. 0 Comments

SEO Link Building Best Practices for 2013: Interview with Neil Patel

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Neil Patel, founder of KissMetrics, shares his thoughts on topics including post-Penguin SEO link building best practices, anchor text, social signals, misconceptions, and the importance of getting press – plus future insights for 2013 and beyond. Neil Patel, founder of KissMetrics, shares his thoughts on topics including post-Penguin SEO link building best practices, anchor text, social signals, misconceptions, and the importance of getting press – plus future insights for 2013 and beyond. 0 Comments

Google Stops Warning China Searchers About Dangerous Keywords

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Google had been offering users a warning if they searched for terms including "Freedom", and whenever someone in China had made such a move would tell them that their internet connection could be interrupted. Such warnings ceased in early December. Google had been offering users a warning if they searched for terms including "Freedom", and whenever someone in China had made such a move would tell them that their internet connection could be interrupted. Such warnings ceased in early December. 0 Comments

18 Ways to Create Unique Content From Survey Results

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Market surveys can be a rich source of unique, original content. Discover some real examples of the content that has already been created, then we’ll run down a checklist of 18 different types of content that you can generate from survey results. Market surveys can be a rich source of unique, original content. Discover some real examples of the content that has already been created, then we’ll run down a checklist of 18 different types of content that you can generate from survey results. 0 Comments

46 Ways to Kill It With Content

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Manipulative techniques are being rendered redundant. Now is the time to embrace change. Creating killer content will lead that charge. Check out this list of quick-fire actions filled with ideas to help grow your investment in valuable content. Manipulative techniques are being rendered redundant. Now is the time to embrace change. Creating killer content will lead that charge. Check out this list of quick-fire actions filled with ideas to help grow your investment in valuable content. 0 Comments

WordPress Launches WordAds - Because 'You Deserve Better Than AdSense'

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A partnership between WordPress and Federated Media gives bloggers another monetization option, with an opt-in ad program available exclusively to WordPress.com bloggers, designed to rival Google’s AdSense. Google vs. WordPress: a new PPC war? A partnership between WordPress and Federated Media gives bloggers another monetization option, with an opt-in ad program available exclusively to WordPress.com bloggers, designed to rival Google’s AdSense. Google vs. WordPress: a new PPC war? 0 Comments

6 Tips to Keep Blog Visitors On Your Site

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Your blog posts are optimized, your pages are visible in the search engines, and you have an SEO strategy. Now you need to engage readers with additional content to further showcase your authority, encouraging repeat visits. Here's how to do it. Your blog posts are optimized, your pages are visible in the search engines, and you have an SEO strategy. Now you need to engage readers with additional content to further showcase your authority, encouraging repeat visits. Here's how to do it. 0 Comments

9 Ways You Can Improve Your Infographic Pitches to Blogs & Websites

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Writing good infographic outreach messages becomes a lot easier once you take into account the needs of bloggers. Here’s a must-follow checklist and some lessons on pitching infographics. Also: three things that don’t work. Writing good infographic outreach messages becomes a lot easier once you take into account the needs of bloggers. Here’s a must-follow checklist and some lessons on pitching infographics. Also: three things that don’t work. 0 Comments

Online Reputation: 5 Ways You're Offending Online Customers

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When you have an online presence, your customers will increase their expectations accordingly. Pay attention to the buzz about your company on forums and blogs or you will risk alienating your customers. When you have an online presence, your customers will increase their expectations accordingly. Pay attention to the buzz about your company on forums and blogs or you will risk alienating your customers. 0 Comments

4 Content Strategies for B2B Corporate Blogging

Here are four ideas and supporting examples for B2B corporate blog writing, designed to target specific audiences, help achieve marketing goals, and build links for SEO campaigns. Here are four ideas and supporting examples for B2B corporate blog writing, designed to target specific audiences, help achieve marketing goals, and build links for SEO campaigns. 0 Comments

The Redeeming Qualities of Links with a Bad Reputation

Backlink rejects, such as nofollows, blog comments, and reciprocal links, have earned their bad reputations by being mostly garbage. But that doesn't make them entirely beyond salvation. Backlink rejects, such as nofollows, blog comments, and reciprocal links, have earned their bad reputations by being mostly garbage. But that doesn't make them entirely beyond salvation. 0 Comments

Combine Freshness and Links for Long-Term Results

Fresh content will help you achieve top rankings right away, and help your Web site become an "authority" site. But fresh rankings don't last, unless you have a concerted effort to generate links and traffic to the post. Fresh content will help you achieve top rankings right away, and help your Web site become an "authority" site. But fresh rankings don't last, unless you have a concerted effort to generate links and traffic to the post. 0 Comments