I decided to start with my favorite and the one that can really kill your website. SEO was announced dead dozens of times. However there are reasons it can’t be true. SEO means “search engine optimization,” and while search engines are alive and popular, SEO will be prosperous. As we can see Google is very much alive. The only thing that is happening to SEO is it’s constantly changing. I like to see these changes as SEO evolution.
Question and Answer sites (like Quora, Yahoo answers, etc.) may bring you targeted traffic if you use it in a proper way. Q&A sites were created to solve people’s problems. Your product or service has the same aim.
You should build relationships and provide helpful, authoritative answers on those sites to get more people clicking through to your site and to gain customer leads. Listen to people on these sites – this is the best way to do consumer research. Develop your Quora answers into detailed articles that will really answer your prospects needs. Improve your business offerings.
One of the best ways to help develop a social media strategy for your brand is to research what your competitors are doing. Performing a social media competitive analysis is an essential part of your social media success. You should analyze your competitors’ activities to set realistic benchmarks for your brand.
Check what social networks your competitors use. Thy may differ a lot depending on the industry you are in. While Pinterest may be great for a florist or an interior design company, it might be less useful if you are in engineering. Now when you have a list of the social media profiles of your competitors you can start your competitive analysis.
Social networks are full of fake accounts and bought ‘likes’ and ‘+1s’. Digital marketers settled in Google+ and Facebook after some articles, showing a correlation between Google +1s and Google’s search rankings were published. However, Matt Cutts said:
“If you make compelling content, people will link to it, like it, share it on Facebook, +1 it, etc. But that doesn’t mean that Google is using those signals in our ranking. Rather than chasing +1s of content, your time is much better spent making great content.”
The question whether Google+ shares affects ranking has been discussed in SEO blogs often. An interesting study was conducted by Eric Enge, the President of Stone Temple Consulting. This study has been repeated for a second time – the first one was presented at SMX Advanced and disputed by Matt Cutts during his keynote interview by Danny Sullivan. Continue Reading >>
I am sure you spend a lot of time using Facebook to promote your business there. However, Facebook keeps changing and improving (for example, Facebook Graph Search is coming to all U.S. users) and new features you can use appear.
Don’t forget to let me know in the comments if I’m missing any important ones.
1. Promote Your Posts
This one you should know. If you have a post you want your page’s fans to notice, you can promote it to them, especially if you are posting about a contest or special promo. Depending on your Edgerank, a lot of your fans may otherwise miss your important posts. Post promotion increases visibility. Continue Reading >>