Do I need to Write Longer Articles to Rank on Search Engines?

Who can answer this important question? As a blogger myself, I am desperate to be on top, but how? Can I be on top by writing 1500 word article? Can I be on top by just writing short article but straight to the point? I read lots of articles every day, especially for, my favorite social blogging network that pays writer. Honestly, I love reading shorter articles than longer ones (not less than 400 characters though). Why? I am on a hurry. While writing this one, I need to prepare myself for my day job. So do writing longer articles help readers in a hurry? No. I may skip it. I want a straight forward answer for my question. As for entertainment, I won’t read longer articles to … [Read more...]

Local Search: Why You Have to Have It for Better SEO

The pizza shop down the street. The bicycle shop that you always walk by. That cute little park that you drive by every morning. What do they all have in common? They’re local. Your customers like to see and do things that are local. They also like to buy from people who are local. Call it a “locovore” fad, but it’s what’s making money right now. For years, Google, and many other search engines, have been shifting focus to local search, dropping keyword research tools' effectiveness, and trying to get businesses to let Google take care of the ranking. In a way, we're going back to the way things used to be - albeit with better technology. Remember when you opened the Yellow Pages to find … [Read more...]

Tips to Boost Web Traffic to Your Site

Creating a blog is not a difficult task, but the success of the blog in terms of web traffic is the tricky and demanding part. Even if you are confident and proud of your content you cannot do without driving customers to your website especially if you own an e-commerce website. And that is the reason you need to use effective strategies to increase the web traffic to your blog in order to achieve a wide range of objectives varying from just connecting and networking to marketing and selling your product or services, establishing yourself as a leader or building brand awareness. You need to be visible to the consumers to engage them and sell your product, which you can do only if you are … [Read more...]

12 Tips to Increase Your Pinterest Followers.The Art of Pinteresting (Part Two)

Some believe that image is everything. Well, I do! And that is why there has been an increase in the use of images in marketing. Pinterest is a leading social media tool, where many brands and individual marketers have been using it for promoting their products, services or even simply, their blogs.But in order for your effort to result in conversions, you need to have Pinterest followers. In my previous post " The Art of Pinteresing: Your Ultimate Guide to Pinterest Business Account", I illustrated in details how to set your Pinterest business account.But an account with no followers would be like an isolated island. You need to connect your island with the world, so that people will get … [Read more...]

The Art of Pinteresting: Your Ultimate Guide to Pinterest Business Account

I am a big fan of Pinterest. When I started blogging, I enjoyed pinning images to my boards as a way of promoting my blog. I enjoyed navigating through follower's boards, re pinning and commenting. However, that was just like a short sweet dream. While examining my SERP for some of my blog's posts, I noticed that a Pinterest board page had a SERP 4 for one of my keywords. How come an ordinary woman, who knows nothing about SEO get such a good SERP?! I thought if she can do it, then I can do it too! I write about natural beauty tips, but Pinterest can be good for your niche, too. You should be aware of the fact that Pinterest is not a social tool for only food recipes, beauty and fashion … [Read more...]

How to Use Stumble Upon To Increase Targeted Traffic and Improve SEO

Here are the most important questions to consider if you decide to use Stumble Upon or not. Does Stumble Upon increase my traffic? Yes. Do I use Stumble Upon on a regular basis? Yes. Do I find a significant part of Stumble Upon traffic on my Google Analytics? Yes. It's #2! Does Stumble Upon provide quality traffic to my site? Yes, and no (you must know why it's “yes”)! Do I use a Stumble Upon Badge on my site? Yes. Do I use Stumble Upon browser add on? Yes. Does Stumble Upon good for SEO? I am an SEO guy and I insist Stumble Upon helps improve my SEO. Hi guys, we will be focusing on seven important points about using Stumble Upon to increase traffic to our sites. I also believe that … [Read more...]

Learn How My 3 Months Old Blog Got PageRank 3 in 2013 Google PR Update

I will tell you the whole story how I received PR3 in as early as 3 months since I started my blog. COD is created last October 2012, transferred to Wordpress by the end of December the same year. I checked my email, and I was informed by mybloggetricks that Google has rolled out its quarterly PageRank Update last February 4, 2013. I was surprised to find out that my 3-month old blog, COD received PR3! I have no magic. I have no secret. I only have some helpful, white hat SEO that I will share in this post. What do you mean by PageRank? It is a link analysis algorithm. I do not know exactly how it is done, but I know some important factors to increase your PR in the next 3 months. When … [Read more...]

A Look At The SEO PowerSuite

One of the most powerful software suites to have been developed in recent years, SEO PowerSuite aims to help you get high rankings for your website. Undoubtedly packed with a small but potentially useful set of tools, does the SEO PowerSuite actually deliver? Somewhat surprisingly, there are relatively few software suites that have been developed for the same purpose as SEO PowerSuite. Comprised of 4 distinct programs, SEO PowerSuite was developed as a solution for drawing in targeted traffic to a website. The beauty of the system is that it provides you with basically everything you would need to launch a highly effective SEO campaign. SEO can be a very complicated and work intensive … [Read more...]

SEO Books Worth Checking Out

Although there are many articles on how to develop an effective SEO campaign on the Internet, there is still plenty of valuable information that can be obtained from books on the subject. Some of these books are available for free and some are sold at fairly costly prices. What all of them have in common however is that they may help you take your SEO campaign to the next level. Here are some of the more useful SEO books available on the market today. Google's own SEO Guide is available free of charge and it contains plenty of valuable information that you will not find anywhere else. The range of the guide is a bit limited compared to other books, and it can be difficult to read in … [Read more...]

A Must Read SEO Basics For The New Year 2013

2013 is upon us, yet the hold of SEO on the online world shows no sign of abating any time soon. Still one of the most important aspects of gaining a high search engine ranking, SEO could be what you need to boost your site’s performance. However, it is important to note that SEO is a very competitive field. Even with the most effective SEO campaign in place, you could miss out on getting the high ranking that you want for your site if you neglect optimizing your text and links. The good news is that many of the basics of SEO that have been established for many years remain viable to this very day. Generating quality content is still of paramount concern, and it is more crucial than ever … [Read more...]

Who is Matt Cutts?

Profile: Matt Cutts In the online world were so many significant figures remain anonymous, Matt Cutts stands out for his numerous accomplishments in the industry. Most famous for being the head of webspam at Google, Cutts began his search career promisingly enough with a Bachelor's degree at the University of Kentucky, followed by a Master's degree from the University of North Carolina. Cutts subsequently entered the field of computer science, later making a shift into information retrieval. After taking classes at the Information and Library Science department of his university, he then delved deeper into the search engine industry. Matt Cutts first joined Google in January of 2000, in … [Read more...]

A Quick And Easy Google SEO Guide

Google remains the top search engine in the business, and any website that wishes to get a good ranking in its results pages will have to conform to Google’s criteria. The good news is that it is easy enough to get the favorable attention of Google, although you will have to keep some important things in mind.Meta data is one of the most important aspects of getting a high Google ranking, although you will have to utilize it in a way that you may not have expected. You can basically just often the Meta keywords field as Google will not consider this a factor in determining site ranking. This is especially useful for small business websites, in which ranking for relatively few search terms is … [Read more...]

SEO Techniques That Really Work

SEO techniques are a dime-a-dozen nowadays, and there is certainly no shortage of ways by which you can squeeze every last chance of getting a high Google ranking out of your website. However, launching a proper SEO campaign can seem like a monumental task, especially if this is your first time to embark on such a quest. To make it easier for you to dip your toes into the murky waters of SEO, we offer you these proven SEO techniques. Think of SEO from the ground up. Instead of focusing all of your attention on making your site look as good as possible and then somehow “shoe horning” your SEO into the mix, you might get better results by designing with SEO in mind right from the start. Keep … [Read more...]

What Is SEO And How Can You Make It Work For You?

You may have heard of SEO and have an idea that it can be a good thing for your website, but are unfamiliar with what it is exactly and how to best benefit from it. SEO or search engine optimization is simply a set of methods by which you can improve the visibility of your website with your potential audience. There are many steps involved in SEO and many different aspects you should focus on if you want it to produce favorable results for your website. Some of the most important aspects to take into consideration are the site contents, links to other sites on the Internet, and the general organization of the web pages. The end goal of any SEO campaign is to garner a higher visitor count to … [Read more...]

Affordable Search Engine Optimization Options

Search engine optimization is one of the most essential factors in the performance of a website, and it can help draw in an audience and encourage them to perform an action. This may encourage them to purchase products and/or services for example, or simply go back to the site on a regular basis. Of course quality search engine optimization can be quite costly, although there are ways to make it more affordable to startups and multi-site owners. One of the simplest and yet most effective methods to effective SEO is submitting your site to the major search engines. You will eventually catch the attention of the search engine spiders after you have established inbound links, but the process … [Read more...]

AuthorRank Makes SEO News

The world of SEO is a fast changing one and new developments come down the line at a staggering rate. Some of the most significant SEO news revolves around the AuthorRank, which could have a significant effect on SEO as we know it in 2013 and beyond.Although already in use since the filing of its related patent by Google in 2011, AuthorRank will come into its own as an integral part of many SEO campaigns in the coming years. The usage of AuthorRank is actually undergoing a shift of sorts, with a move away from its use as a high-level metric that gauges the quality of a particular Web page, toward implementation along with quality metrics such as domain and page authority, among others.Here's … [Read more...]

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