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SEO Knowledge is Free, It’s the Wisdom that Isn’t

James Bond and Q

A scene from Skyfall, depicts a conversation between Bond and Q, that reminds me a lot about SEO.

Q: I’ll hazard I can do more damage on my laptop sitting in my pajamas before my first cup of Earl Grey than you can do in a year in the field.
James Bond: Oh, so why do you need me?
Q: Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.
James Bond: Or not pulled. It’s hard to know which in your pajamas.

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Is Your Site Secure? Who Are You Telling About It?

Site Security Issues

It seems barely a month passes before we hear about another significant breach in some major retailer’s credit card database. It’s getting to the point that many shoppers are gong back to good old fashioned greenbacks. While that may work at physical stores, it’s not really an option for online stores.

But you can fight back.

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Good Word of Mouth Knows No Geographical Barriers

SEO has no Geographical Borders

We do a lot of local networking. As I write this I’m just hours away from heading out to one of the big networking events for our local area. I often have to ask myself, why do we do this? When your audience is national, does local networking really help?

Yes, I believe it does. Good word of mouth knows no geographical barriers.

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Are Your Web Pages Printer Friendly?

Printer Friendly Web Pages

Living online as much as we do, we don’t often think about how our web site translates offline. Yes, people still print web pages for later offline reference.

How does your site appear when printed? Is the text too small or formatted poorly? Does a lot of worthless information wind up on the page? If you don’t know, go print up a couple pages of your site right now and tell me if that’s satisfactory to you.

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Good Web Marketing Just Isn’t Enough To Succeed Anymore

Good Web Marketing Just Isn’t Enough To Succeed Anymore

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As a web marketer for over 15 years I know the benefits of a good SEO/Social Media/Conversion Optimization/Content Marketing campaign. The number of businesses who have succeeded by implementing solid web marketing campaigns is beyond numbering. But not every business that places a heavy emphasis on SEO succeeds. Sometimes, SEO cannot save your business, only you can!

When the Pole Position Marketing Pit Crew begins analyzing a website and starts building a web marketing strategy, we see a lot of things that fall outside the scope of “web marketing” in general. In short, we see a lot of the shortcomings built into the business. The fact is, it’s impossible for us to develop a successful marketing campaign without first understanding, and second, addressing other business issues. While web marketing primarily deals with how visitors find and interact with the site, if the behind-the-scenes stuff is broken, there isn’t an SEO campaign in the world that will make it succeed. Why? Because Google wants to drive people to great sites that people love. Read more - see the full post at Search Engine Guide.


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How Social Correlation Impacts SEO

How Social Correlation Impacts SEO

 

Social Media

Many businesses jump on the social media bandwagon for no other reason than because someone told them they need to be doing it. While that may be true, it’s kind of like being told you should stop at the gas station but not knowing if it’s because you need to get gas, grab a quick snack, or use the restroom!

Maybe you understand that social media helps improve your rankings. But what does that mean? How does good social media correlate to increased search engine rankings?

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5 Ways to Sell Your Products By Selling Yourself First

5 Ways to Sell Your Products By Selling Yourself First

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When a visitor lands on your website, there are two questions they need answered:

1. How does this product or service benefit me?

and…

2. Why should I buy this product or service from you?

If your site does a good job of answering the first question, congratulations – you’re one step closer to making a sale, but that alone won’t necessarily close the deal. To push the visitor to commit, giving you money in hand, you must be able to answer the second question sufficiently as well.

And, even when you’ve done that – you’re not out of the clear yet. Tons of businesses go wrong by focusing on just these two questions. They fill their pages with plenty of benefits, stats and other figures all intended to get the sale, but they leave visitors still asking, “Why you?”

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How You Can Survive the Online Marketing Onslaught

An overwhelmed marketing expert

Being in the web marketing industry for as long as I have been gives me a unique vantage point. One thing that continually amazes me is both the changing nature of web marketing and its remarkable consistency at the same time. In the grand scheme of things, good SEO is still good SEO. What works today also worked in 1998. However, the same can’t be said in reverse, many tactics that SEOs used back in 1998 clearly no longer work today.

That’s the consistent part. So what’s changed?

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The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist Gets an Upgrade—and a Cheat Sheet!

Seven years ago I embarked on a journey to create The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period! I did and it was… if I may say that with humility. The free PDF we created has been downloaded tens of thousands of times over the last seven years and continues to get a handful of downloads every week even today.

But today is not seven years ago, and web marketing has changed. Back then, social media marketing didn’t (or barely) existed, mobile sites weren’t even a thing, and local search meant typing in the geographical location into your search bar.

Last year I set out to create an even better Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period! I did and it is. The new version, which will be published as a book in a couple months, includes 13 new checklists (36 total) and more than 200 new action points (somewhere around 635). That’s one big damn checklist!

Get the Cheat Sheet Today!

Since the book will be sold on Amazon, we decided to create a free companion piece called The Best Damn Web Marketing Cheat Sheet!

The cheat sheet contains all of the action points of the book, minus the explanations and examples. It’s designed to accompany the book and give you an easy to print and reference document, but it can certainly stand on its own.

Today we are releasing the cheat sheet as a free download. So what are you waiting for? Go get your free copy today. Your website will thank you!


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