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5 Inbound Marketing Methods that can Drive Traffic and Conversions

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interactive content

Inbound marketing – or combining different online marketing processes such as SEO, content marketing, social media and conversions – has been one of the most effective ways to hit a site’s various business goals in one go, like driving more specifically targeted traffic, improving revenue and/or building a stronger brand mind share.

Aside from involving practices that is measurable, utilizing inbound marketing as an approach to reach a business’ target audience (without disrupting their online activities) has proven itself to be very effective in terms of scaling and growing businesses in a shorter span of time.

Building better Brand Signals to Improve Search Visibility

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Online branding has become a very important component of SEO over the years. Given that brand signals, as a search ranking factor, made it easier for search engines to determine a website’s authenticity and authority.

A study from SearchMetrics a year ago also somehow proves how top brands appear to have a ranking advantage, making it more obvious that search engines do favor strong brands on their search results.

Other-Worldly and Alternative Link Building Strategies – Part I

By on in Search, Social | 28 comments

Good day, Kaiser the Sage readers!

Holy shit, I’m proud to be here!

(Looks at scores of previously-pleased link-building faces in the crowd.)

First, let’s engage, shall we? Please answer the following.

True or False – “People often expect too much of me.”

Digital Marketing Tips from 12 Marketing Professors

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Glen Gilmore

The drive to constantly learn new things is a very important attribute for marketers, considering that digital marketing is one of the toughest industries out there and with its nature as an ever-evolving field. Constant reading, practice and analysis are a must, in order to be better at it.

Online marketing is definitely full of challenges, for both starters and seasoned practitioners. But the thing that’s really great about our industry is that there are so many useful resources available over the web, which can help us improve in our own ways and overcome those challenges.

10 Types of Links that Really Matter and How to Get them

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Links will always be important in digital marketing (and will definitely remain as an important element of the web). It won’t ever be devalued as a mean to market a website, because links move people across places over the web.

There are so many methods that can be used to build links, but there are only a few that can really make an impact and help brands achieve their business goals (awareness and/or revenue more often than not).

How to Consistently Build 40+ Contextual Links Every Month

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ahref

A contextual link is a type of link that’s usually found within the body of content and is in context with the idea surrounding the link. It can be both natural (voluntary links from other websites – ex: link bait) and artificial (manually built – ex: one of your guest posts that links back to your blog/content).

Acquiring links is a vital process in online marketing, as the practice benefits a site in so many ways, such as in building online brand presence, driving targeted traffic/leads and in getting better search ranking positions.

How I increased my blog’s Search Traffic by 44% in under a month

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I’ve been blogging for over 2 years now, but I didn’t really optimize my blog for search extensively – which is kind of odd, since I work as an SEO.

So when year 2013 started, I decided to re-optimize my blog (some parts of it), a week before I published my recent post about Advanced SEO tips for blogs.

The Long Lost Art of SEO Client Support, Education & Retention

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Let’s get straight to the point – if you are reading this I am going to assume you have (at one point) or will (at some point) be working with SEO clients and want to keep them around (long term).

As many of us know, in the SEO business, results take time, commitment, understanding, and most importantly communication.