Guest blogging is a big topic in the internet marketing community these days. Many have started to realize all of the benefits that can be obtained through guest blogging. And it’s not just about being a guest blogger posting on other websites; it’s also about letting others guest post on your blog.
Benefits of Accepting Guest Authors
Opening your blog up to guest authors can provide you with a range of benefits that include:
Generating new content for your blog Giving your readers a fresh perspective Driving new traffic to your website Creating valuable relationships with other bloggers Positioning your [...]
Google+ Local rolled out to replace the old Google Places product. This directory of local businesses includes contact information, maps, descriptions, pictures and reviews. But if you aren’t taking an active role in managing your Local+ page, Google will do its best with information gathered from around the web.
Just as you wouldn’t want an outsider managing your website, you shouldn’t allow Google to be the master of your Local+ page.
Let’s take a look at the steps you can take to properly optimize your Google+ Local page.
How to Set Up Google+ Local Pages 1. Find Your [...]
There is a good deal of discussion in SEO circles currently about disavowing links. If you are concerned by what you may have read, this article may well put your mind at rest. For most people, it is not necessary to disavow links. In the rare cases where it is, you probably already know you need to do something. Either you have received a notification from Google about questionable links, or you may have noticed a dramatic reduction in the ranking of your web pages in keyword search reports.
To clarify this discussion, it may be helpful to remind [...]
If your eye was drawn to the title of this post, I wonder what you were expecting to see. Perhaps most of those who are now viewing this post had Google in mind. We will get to that discussion shortly, but before that let us look at the simple question as set out.
Paid Links In A Non-Google World
So forgetting Google for the moment, what exactly is a paid link? On any webpage, a link, or hyperlink to be more precise, if clicked takes you to another webpage on another web site usually. The fact that someone may [...]
If you needed any confirmation that Google dominates the Search field, the latest search figures will convince you. As Forbes tells us, comScore’s February Search Query results have Google increasing its share from 67.0% in January to 67.5% in February. Microsoft edged up from 16.5% to 16.7% while Yahoo! decreased from 12.1% to 11.6%.
Even more dramatically, netmarketshare.com shows the following data for the Mobile/Tablet Search Engine Market Share in February, 2013.
Search Engine Total Market Share Google – Global 86.77% Yahoo – Global 5.31% Bing 1.93% Baidu 0.69% Ask – Global 0.36% AOL – Global 0.03%
These results happen [...]