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Andy Capaloff

Follow Links in Sponsored Posts: Why You Should Resist The Money

Follow Links v Nofollow Links

I’ll keep this article as concise and informative as possible. If you have a blog with decent traffic, chances are, you will receive inquiries for sponsored content. Some of these solicitations will include the demand that you include follow links (sometimes called ‘dofollow links’). It can surely be tempting to accede to this requirement and


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Ashley Faulkes

Boost Your SEO With These 4 Powerful Tools

SEO Tools

The right combination of the right tools can really be a game changer! Especially in the world of SEO. However, with so many available, it is hard to know where to begin.  If you type “SEO Tools” in Google, the results can be overwhelming. Give it a try! There are tools for: website rank monitoring


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Mark Preston

Stop It NOW! Why Are You Posting Re-Hashed Content?

Re-hashed content is just more blah blah blah

It seems that since the buzz word ‘inbound marketing’ was invented by HubSpot, the world has gone content creation mad. Marketers all over the world became copywriters and the feeling of ‘write and publish as much content as possible’ started to become the norm. Why? Why? Oh Why? I really do not understand why there


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Shane Barker

How to Improve Your Link Profile for Local SEO

So you want to improve your ranking on local search but you don’t know where to start? While there are many factors that affect local search ranking, your link profile has one of the biggest impacts. In this post, you’re going to learn all about link profiles and how you can improve them for local


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Avinash Nair

What Is Data Journalism? Do You Need It?

Data Journalism

The Internet has made it possible for everyone to access data easily. Whether you want to know how much the Ex-PM of Italy is paying his wife in alimony (recently reduced from 3 million Euro a month to a mere 1.4m, that’s how much), what a particularly frugal British princess wore in 1983, 1991 and


Jonathan Emmen

6 Steps To Cleverly Get Natural Backlinks For Your Website

Backlinks are like little SEO testimonials for your page. If you want to get your site to be recognized as a valuable resource, then you’ve got to find out a way to get more of these. Now most of us are of the more common strategies, such as guest posting and blog comments. The thing


Shelly Kramer

Google Told You How to Rank. Did You Listen?

It’s rare that any company reveals its trade secrets. It’s especially rare for tech giant Google to do so. But in March, they did just that during an online Q&A session when Google search quality senior strategist Andrey Lipattsev listed the three most important factors they use to rank websites and web pages. Content and


Mike Allton

Why You Should Use Forward Links

For•ward•link•ing – v. the act of inserting links to newer posts into older posts. Ok, full disclosure time… that’s not a real word. I made it up. But, bear with me… it’s worth learning about just the same! Conceptually, it’s quite simple, and based on the ideas of Backlinking and Deep Linking. Backlinks are when


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Artem Welker

When Content Curation is a Disease, but Not a Cure

Content Curation

In the world where everybody shares something without any added value, we face information pollution, not evolution (C) Artem Welker It arose as a cure, which could help us not to drown in the Information Ocean. But then it turned to a disease which fuels this ocean, where 27M pieces of content are shared every


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Dorien Morin

Is Blog Commenting a Lost Art?

Do You Have a Blog Commenting Strategy? ‘Say what?’ Yes I ask you; do you have a blog commenting strategy? Do you have ‘comment goals’ for your own blog? Have you ever analyzed your articles to find out why some articles get commented on a lot and other (great) articles get no response at all?