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Generating better content ideas

By on Aug 18, 2014 in Content | 35 comments

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Millions of web content get published every day – from blog posts, videos, podcasts, image-based up to interactive content.

Standing out in the content game (in any industry) will obviously become tougher to be consistently accomplished, considering that there could be thousands of newly published content in your space each day (which will possibly grow even further in the coming years).

(More) Enterprise Link Building Strategies

By on Jun 26, 2014 in Content, Search | 25 comments

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Many people already argue that links, as ranking signals, are getting less valuable. Google’s search algorithm is still based on the link graph.

Most of their actions (such as Penguin update, and the successive batches of manual unnatural linking penalties) to win against web spamming may perhaps just prove the real importance of links to the search technology. Seeing that links are still one of the best signals they can use in determining the relevance, authority, popularity and the credibility of a web page or an entity.

How I increased my email list subscribers by 532% in 1 month

By on May 26, 2014 in Content | 41 comments

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Email marketing is proven to be the most effective (and undoubtedly the most profitable) channel in online marketing – given that the entirety of the Email world still holds the most number of users over the web (both as a personal and business medium).

Building an email list (and continuously growing it) is so crucial for any type of business nowadays. Aside from the fact that this channel has better conversion rates, it’s also a form of “owned media”, a medium where you have full control of, which can allow you to create a recurring revenue stream.

Developing a Content Strategy like a Fortune 500 Brand

By on May 19, 2014 in Content | 28 comments

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By now, we’ve all come to terms with the fact that it’s practically impossible to succeed in SEO without having great content. After the Panda, Penguin, and anti-guest blogging initiatives from Google depleted the proverbial SEO bag of tricks, a lot of us were compelled to take a hard look at the campaigns we were running and the tactics that we were using.

Moving up on the SERPs has become a lot more complex than just publishing keyword-laced pages and boosting them with backlinks. I believe we’ve entered the age when SEO has become a “battle of the creative,” as SEO master Benj Arriola puts it.

How to Really Rank in Google SERPs

By on Apr 30, 2014 in Content, Search, Social | 38 comments

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Ranking in Google’s search results has been a lot more challenging these days, compared to how SEO is typically done a decade ago.

Over the years, Google has gradually integrated several advanced factors/metrics – mainly to fight web spam – and also to make the web search experience more relevant and useful to people worldwide.

YouTube Marketing for Businesses

By on Apr 24, 2014 in Content, Search, Social | 10 comments

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I was invited to speak for one of this year’s GDays events here in the Philippines – which will be held in Angeles City, Pampanga this coming Saturday (April 26, 2014). This event was organized by Google Business Group in Angeles and is also supported by Google.

Originally, Glen Dimaandal (one of the smartest SEOs I know here in the country) was chosen to speak for this event, but sadly, he has to leave the country earlier this month for a business trip in the US.