Content Marketing SEO Strategies For Service-Based Businesses

Many service-based small businesses gain traction due to word-of-mouth referrals and community presence, but lack when it comes to content marketing for SEO. Unfortunately, small businesses are much slower to adopt marketing strategies than newer startups or corporate companies. However, small businesses need to compete to get their services to a wider audience, too. And according to several studies, the foundation is there. Most Americans would prefer smaller businesses in order to support local economy and receive more personal service. With 543,000 new small businesses sprouting each month, pressure to compete is fierce.

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Some treat SEO and content marketing as if they’re two separate entities, but the truth is, they overlap and blend together to make a perfect pair.…

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Content Marketing – Optimise your Article for Search Engines

Writing articles and posting them to your website can be extremely valuable to your business. Some of the benefits of content marketing include:

  • It keeps your network and current customers informed of what’s happening
  • It engages new customers as news about your company is shared and liked on social channels
  • It creates an active and busy website which can lead to higher engagement and conversions from your visitors
  • it can improve your rankings on Google when done correctly

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Many business owners I know are confident they can write an engaging article for their customers and potential customers. The area they are not sure about is how to optimise the article for the search engines.…

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Content Marketing Results

It’s common for clients and in-house content marketers to shift their focus and retool their strategy after the initial launch. Managing SEO, inbound links, and social traffic is a learning experience, and many realize that their goals have changed.

Unfortunately, changing your plans can get expensive when it’s not done right. Here are a few ways to improve your content marketing to meet your goals, without driving your budget into the ground.

Evaluate Your Goals and Target KPIs

While all businesses care about the bottom line, it’s a common mistake to expect your content to immediately tie back to sales. Instead of community building, many companies focus on immediate ROI and leads generated per post.…

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Showing Your Human Side: Why Blogging Makes Busy Lawyers

It’s unfortunate, but the majority of the people you interact with on a daily basis don’t think you’re human. They think you’re a creature from some far away, incomprehensible, planet filled with lawyers that speak their own language and don’t understand the problems of real people. Deep down inside, you probably already know this to some degree. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. You are human, and you can show potential clients that you really do care. How? Through a blog.

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Beware SEO Services

One thing you’ll figure out very quickly is that, when you start a blog, everyone suddenly becomes an SEO expert.…

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Google Hummingbird and its Impact on SEO and Content Marketing Strategies

The new Hummingbird update from Google has hit the online marketing world by storm, much like every other update they’ve ever done! Site owners, marketers and search engine enthusiasts alike seem to go into frenzy-mode every time Google changes something. And rightly they should, every update makes a significant leap forward for the actual users.

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While it usually sets most marketers back a few, or several steps – where they have to head back to the drawing board to figure out a game-plan to fight their way back to the top of the search engines for terms like “Test fit black elastic underpants sizes 1-20”, or “prefabbed concrete slabs in Glendale”.…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Online Content

Content marketing is the rage. It’s so talked about the debated these days that even huge brands like Pepsi and Coca-Cola are devoting resources in terms of both time and money to create customized, interesting and sharable content.

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All that being said, there are some pitfalls when it comes to content marketing. Here’s a few to avoid:

Know your target market

A major SEO company based out of San Diego called Covario is running a workshop titled SEO for Hispanic Markets. Here’s the problem, the word Hispanic is increasingly being thought of as both derogatory and generally, should be avoided. You might be wondering why.…

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