Should I Enable or Disable Comments on My Blog?Published by James Parsons • Category: Search Engine Optimization

Blog post commenting is a contentious issue. Some extremely high profile blogs have disabled comments or have never allowed them in the first place. Their traffic hasn’t seemed to diminish. On the other hand, plenty of incredibly successful blogs allow comments and foster detailed discussion…

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A Complete Checklist to an SEO Friendly BlogPublished by James Parsons • Category: Search Engine Optimization

The Internet is full of in-depth resources on SEO, and that’s all good. You’ve probably ready plenty of them. When it comes time to putting them into action, though, it’s all too easy to let some parts slip your mind. Rather than let that happen, consider this checklist.
Before Launch

Pick an ea…

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11 Tricks to Increase the Traffic of Your BlogPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Content Marketing

Your audience is the heart and soul of your blog. Without them, you have no growth, no discussion and no point. This is true whether you’re running a personal blog or an eCommerce site. With eCommerce, you just have the additional layer of your audience being your financial success as well. So, grow…

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7 Steps to Recover from a Panda 4.0 PenaltyPublished by James Parsons • Category: Search Engine Optimization

Google’s Panda can be a harsh penalty to wake up to, and it’s not a gradual decline. It’s like a light switch flipped by the Google gods; one day you’re sitting in the top three, the next day you’re nowhere to be found. The initial traffic drop can be devastating, and if you let it go on too long,…

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6 WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Blog Post RankingsPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Search Engine Optimization

WordPress is the most popular, most common blogging platform out there. There are a few reasons for that. It was created right when blogging was exploding in popularity. It offered – and still offers – a robust platform with free hosting or a totally customizable suite for your own hosting. It ma…

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Why Making Friends with Fellow Bloggers Can Grow Your SitePublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Content Marketing

Sometimes, blogging seems like a solitary endeavor. It’s your and your words against the ignorant, distracted masses. It’s all about trying to get as much attention as you can, preferably away from the people you’re competing with in your industry. If you give them an inch, they’ll take yo…

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Why Aren’t My Blog Posts Showing up in Google?Published by Kenny Novak • Category: Search Engine Optimization

You’ve written an amazing post. You’ve proofread it, you’ve fact checked it and you’ve filled it with awesome links to authoritative sources. You’ve got it all set up for publication on your blog, complete with interesting images and a catchy title. You hit publish and you walk away, job…

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The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Freelance WriterPublished by James Parsons • Category: Search Engine Optimization

It’s a little discussed fact among bloggers that often times the content you “write” isn’t written by you at all. Ghostwriters are a common and essential part of the blogging economy. Some bloggers provide all of the content and just want it to be written by someone with more facility with wo…

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How Panda 4.0 Will Affect Your Content Marketing EffortsPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Content Marketing

What is the most ferocious animal on the planet? The answer likely depends on your point of view. If you’re a mailman, it might be a Doberman. If you’re an African tribesman, it may be the hippo, elephant or lion. If you’re a content marketer, it’s almost definitely the Panda.
Google’s Pand…

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Can Changing Your Blog Posting Frequency Hurt Your Rankings?Published by Kenny Novak • Category: Content Marketing

Let’s get right to the core of the question here. On SEO blogs throughout the Internet, everyone recommends 4-7 posts per week on average. Some say post as often as you can, even if it means two or three per day. Others say post as often as you have the content to support, even if it’s just once a week. T…

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