HitTail Guarantees to Increase Your Organic Search Traffic

If your website content is online but nobody can find it, why even have it?

It’s something I tell myself and my clients all the time. If you’re writing something worth reading, I would assume you’d want someone besides your mom and pop to read. If that’s true, then I believe you’ll like this tool I just ran into.

Best part of it, it’s guaranteed to increase your organic search traffic. The tool I’m talking about is HitTail and I’m giving all of you my thoughts on the software.


Finding a Replacement for Google Reader

A Better Alternative to Google Reader

So many people are freaking out because Google reader is shutting down, relax people there’s other Google reader alternatives out there. I’m not to involved in the apps worlds, so I’m no expert to say I saw it coming, but with awesome tools out there like feedly, it doesn’t surprise me.

If Google’s not making money on a product it makes sense why they would shut Google reader down. But on the positive side is that it gives sites like feedly a chance to step in and grow.


Hot Links Friday: Social Media Marketing, Link Building, Analytics, Getting Found…

Hot-links-fridayI feel like this week flew by and I didn’t get much done. Although I did get to write a couple of posts about Twitter tools and search engine optimization (SEO), I still feel like I should have done more. Anyway, if you missed any of the two posts I recommend you read the one on Twitter, it has a nice little bonus you can use to avoid wasting time on Twitter and useful tips on how to use it only 20 minutes a day effectively.

For those of you who are new to my blog, I try to do a Hot Links Friday post every week, I admit it, a few weeks ago I missed one or two. Anyhow, the goal of this post is to share with you some content that I wished I had written and shared with you, but couldn’t because I already had my hands full. It’s also information that you might have never found, so I find it and share it anyway, that’s what the web is all about.

So enough blabbing, let’s get right into it:

How to Get Found Everywhere For Free: Exclusive Rand Fishkin Video Tutorial and Webinar!

This is actually an event that’s going to happen on September 29th and I wouldn’t want you to miss it. He’s going to be talking about How to Get Found Everywhere for FREE, I’m very excited to watch this and see what he talks about.

I think anybody that’s struggling to rank their website on the search engines will learn a ton from Rand, he’s the most knowledgeable and respected person online, when it comes to SEO. Go sign up for the webinar!

Mastering the Small Business Link Building Basics

This is a great place to start if you’re a small business just starting out and haven’t really built a presence on the web. Don’t struggle with building links anymore, just head over and read this post and begin your backlinking journey.

60 Social Media Marketing Tips for the Holiday Season

I know this looks like a monster of a post and in fact it is. I bookmarked it myself because there’s no way I’m going to be able to apply all of them at once, let alone this year. Although, I already knew some of these ninja social media marketing tips, I still learned a couple that I’ve yet to apply to my businesses. I thought creating a seasonal branded image was one of the more creative tips. See if you can learn something new you can use this Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.

14 Awesome Features in the New Google Analytics v5

Just when you thought you knew enough about Google Analytics, they bring out more toys to play with. I’m not complaining, I’ve been playing around with it and I like it. If you’re a big numbers guy like me, you want to know exactly all the details of what people are doing in your website you’ll enjoy all these new features. Just to warn you Eugen did a great job at explaining all the features and you might want to sit down and take your time reading it or bookmark it.

The Modern Executives Essential Social Media Toolkit Plus [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s better if you just click the link and see for yourself.

The Ultimate Guide to Increasing Blog Conversion Rates

When you want to turn web traffic into leads, there is only one guy you should be listening to. Well, the person I turn to is @derekhalpern. In these 7 videos you’ll learn so much about conversion you’ll be a jedi of blog conversion. The videos are long but worth watching, at least one every other day, most of the tips for each case study differ a little bit, which I like because you can then apply some of the conversion tips that relate most to you or your website.

10 Top Business Blogs and Why They Are Successful

Companies are starting to realize how important it is to have a blog, but it’s not always easy to find a strategy or guide to follow. What I liked about these business blogs was, they all are in different industries and they’ve succeeded at attracting new visitors to their website and build a community through them. Check and see if you can model some of their strategies to building a successful business blog.

I want to thank Janet, Sandra, Bryce, Rojish, Brock, Adrienne, Justin and Ilka and everyone who read my posts for being supporters of this website. I try to write the best content you guys can use in your own business to be more successful.

Finally, I want to know if you’re struggling with anything, please leave it in the comments or email me or tweet me a question or something you need help with in your online business. I’d like to skype with anyone that needs some kind of help in any way with SEO, social media, blogging, conversion optimization or whatever I want to help you.


How Will Google+ Affect SEO?

A lot of small businesses are beginning to use social media for SEO, but more importantly word of mouth. Now there’s a new platform small businesses can start using to connect with their customers. It’s Google’s plus one.

And I have good news, it could affect your SEO in a positive way.

If you don’t believe you can see the proof here. I found this post randomly looking for more information about Google+ and it made me realize that if you’re selling anything online, you should incorporate the button.

Even though some people still think it’s to early to determine if Google+ is going to thrive or be a flop, you should test it on your site and see if it help your webpages higher in the search engines. What is there to lose?

In this experiment seomoz did, to test the influence G+ and Twitter had on the search engine it showed how it did affect the SEO for these pages.

Okay I get it, How do I add the G+ button?

It’s not as hard as you think. If you go to this page that Google has made specifically if you want to install the Google+ button, you’ll know the basics to get it installed. If you’re using WordPress it’s even easier. I understand some people might be using some frameworks like DIYthesis, or Genesis.

You can find a tutorial on how to add it to Thesis here and Genesis here.

I think that if you’ve a website or a business that provides value to the web and you have a tribe that backs you up, each +1 you get can increase your rankings which is great but also serve as great word-of-mouth or social proof.

Any business that is not utilizing this tool might be giving their competitors an advantage if they actually have recommendation and you don’t.

On Google’s official Webmaster Blog they said:

“But the +1 button isn’t just for search results. We’re working on a +1 button that you can put on your pages too, making it easy for people to recommend your content on Google search without leaving your site.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll add +1 buttons to search results and ads on Google.com. We’ll also start to look at +1’s as one of the many signals we use to determine a page’s relevance and ranking, including social signals from other services.”

Have you added your G+ button yet?

Go do it now. Just click on the link above [install the Google+ button]. And watch some of the Google plus tips from SEOmoz.