Kevin Rowe

It’s long been accepted that 301 redirects are important to pass PageRank and maintain organic traffic when permanently moving a webpage. There was some dilution of PageRank several years ago, but Google has since reported that 3xx redirects do not loose PR. So, it would appear that all you need to do is setup a [...]

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It’s long been accepted that 301 redirects are important to pass PageRank and maintain organic traffic when permanently moving a webpage. There was some dilution of PageRank several years ago, but Google has since reported that 3xx redirects do not loose PR. So, it would appear that all you need to do is setup a [...]

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Title tags pack a lot of power in 50-60 characters—they not only give users an immediately glimpse into what the page or piece of content is about, but they also help the search engines decide (amongst several other considerations) how and where to show indexed content in search results. To get the most comprehensive view [...]

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Title tags pack a lot of power in 50-60 characters—they not only give users an immediately glimpse into what the page or piece of content is about, but they also help the search engines decide (amongst several other considerations) how and where to show indexed content in search results. To get the most comprehensive view [...]

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Every year marketers begin to ask if guest blogging has really died and gone to SEO heaven. We ask if it’s now overkill to spend the time and energy to get our content on external sites. Since we repeat this process annually, it may come as a surprise that guest blogging was actually declared deceased [...]

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Every year marketers begin to ask if guest blogging has really died and gone to SEO heaven. We ask if it’s now overkill to spend the time and energy to get our content on external sites. Since we repeat this process annually, it may come as a surprise that guest blogging was actually declared deceased almost four years ago when former Googler Matt Cutts declared guest blogging as dead in 2014.

But this overstatement shouldn’t be taken so black and white. Cutts didn’t mean that writers and marketers should never write content for outside publications again (or that there weren’t any benefits for it). He simply meant that writing guest blogs to get links in the bio section or within the text has been too overdone.

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You see them all the time, but infographics are far from being overdone. According to CrowdRiff, the infographic is still an easy way to garner attention: there’s an 80 percent increase in users’ willingness to read content when it is paired with colored visuals. When the proper work goes into them, infographics can still be [...]

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You see them all the time, but infographics are far from being overdone. According to CrowdRiff, the infographic is still an easy way to garner attention: there’s an 80 percent increase in users’ willingness to read content when it is paired with colored visuals. When the proper work goes into them, infographics can still be great for link building.

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Content and SEO go together so well, it seems almost frivolous to talk about them separately. However, there still seem to be a wide variety of businesses and even marketing experts that believe these silos don’t really have a lot in common. After all, an Altimeter study cited by Curata found that 30 percent of [...]

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Content and SEO go together so well, it seems almost frivolous to talk about them separately. However, there still seem to be a wide variety of businesses and even marketing experts that believe these silos don’t really have a lot in common. After all, an Altimeter study cited by Curata found that 30 percent of marketers don’t have a consistent or integrated strategy, meaning that they have siloed their different areas of marketing.

This can hinder productivity, communication, and improvement. When marketers have worked together on an integrated strategy, the majority of content creators have cited SEO as one of the aspects of marketing that has had the biggest impact on their organization’s bottom line. Below are some of the ways that content and SEO influence one another to create better content, search visibility, and an overall more effective online presence.

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Everybody Needs Strategic SEO: Strategic Evolutionary Obsession

by Kevin Rowe

Are you a traditionalist? You don’t like change? You think what you have done and what you are doing is ‘good enough’. If it isn’t broken, why fix it? In marketing, business, and in life, we all get into a place of complacency (whether we realize it or…

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Passing Go: Get Your Startup’s Content On the Board with Influencer Outreach

by Kevin Rowe

Before the Internet existed, we relied on board games for entertainment. While visiting my grandparents, I found myself gravitating towards the board games cabinet – and as I choked and coughed on decade-old dust, I spread out the games and looked at a…

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Passing Go: Get Your Startup’s Content On the Board with Influencer Outreach

by Kevin Rowe

Before the Internet existed, we relied on board games for entertainment. While visiting my grandparents, I found myself gravitating towards the board games cabinet – and as I choked and coughed on decade-old dust, I spread out the games and looked at all the available options. With so many games, how did we choose? As […]

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How to Help Yourself with Online Reputation Management

by Kevin Rowe

With so many consumers researching products and services online, the importance of online reputation management for businesses is undeniable. “Reputation management is ‘the new black’ in corporate strategy, according to Bruce Rogers, Forbes magazine’s Chief Insights Officer. ‘In their fight to increase revenue, grow market share, increase the stock price, attract and retain the best […]

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Choosing an Online Reputation Management (ORM) Tool – Part 1: Why You Need BOTH Automated and Human Analysis

by Kevin Rowe

With the vast majority of consumers researching purchases on the internet, it’s no surprise that so many companies are making online reputation management a chief marketing focus. Failure to consistently, thoroughly, and accurately monitor and analyze your brand could keep your company from reaching its potential – or, worse, cause serious damage to your brand. […]

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How One Customer Can Have a Big Impact on a Company’s Online Reputation

by Kevin Rowe

Years of work, extensive resources, and loads of money go into the making of a strong brand. But in today’s super-connected economy, those brands can be taken down more easily than one might expect. Not by their top competitors, but by the average Joe behind a computer or smartphone. You may deliver impeccable service, but […]

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How One Customer Can Have a Big Impact on a Company’s Online Reputation

by Kevin Rowe

Years of work, extensive resources, and loads of money go into the making of a strong brand. But in today’s super-connected economy, those brands can be taken down more easily than one might expect. Not by their top competitors, but by the average Joe …

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Choosing an Online Reputation Management (ORM) Tool – Part 1: Why You Need BOTH Automated and Human Analysis

by Kevin Rowe

With the vast majority of consumers researching purchases on the internet, it’s no surprise that so many companies are making online reputation management a chief marketing focus. Failure to consistently, thoroughly, and accurately monitor and analyze …

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Search Engine Reputation 101

by Kevin Rowe

What is search engine reputation management? It’s simply managing the type of content showing up in search engines for a specific word, as it related to you or your company. The most obvious issues is when negative content ranks in Google for your company’s or your name. Some examples are low ratings, scam articles, poor […]

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Leveraging Microsites and PPC to Test a New Startup Idea Before Launch

by Kevin Rowe

When you go swimming you have a few options before getting into the pool, 1) jump right in a hope the temperature is okay, 2) dip your foot in before jumping determining to jump or ease in, or 3) slowly move forward. Well, if you have a startup the options aren’t much different. But the […]

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