Today Seo people are focused on their business reputation; they are managing it by posting reviews. These reviews not only help them to build a better business, but also help them to rank well in Google. Google give more attention to those businesses which have good reviews on every well known citation sites, or have good reviews on Google maps/Places. If you have good reviews on your business profile that mean your conversion rate will increase, Google will rank you in top results. But why we are doing all these things?

1)      Quality Traffic

2)      Business leads etc…

Will you get all these goals if you have good business profile with positive reviews?

Will you get all these goals if you are ranking at the top off Google Places for your desired keywords?

I think yes you will get all of these goals, if you have good business profile or you are ranking at the top of Google places. But how much traffic or business leads will you get by doing these things? This is little bit tricky but I will try my best to make this puzzle easy for everyone.

Suppose I have a business profile on yelp, I have good reviews on my profile. So if we guess that every month 80 million people visit Yelp and 5-10 million people search my niche services on yelp, 1-2 million people search my niche services in my locality  and there are 20 business are working in my locality related to my niche. All these business are listed on yelp, few of them have good reviews like me and few of them don’t have good reviews. So my chances of getting a lead depend on my reviews, it is tough for me to get a business lead in this situation.” So at the end of the month I am just getting 20-30 business leads from yelp”.

Same thing goes with the Google Places, if you are ranking for a high demand able keyword and you have good reviews on your profile only then you will get business leads otherwise user will choose someone else. This time total traffic will depend on the demand of keyword for which you are ranking in the search results.

All the things which are mentioned above are old seo technique, but know I am going to introduce a new seo technique through which you will get the quality traffic, Good online Business profile and huge business leads. My technique will be totally based on social media, as social media will become more and more successful in future so why not we incorporate our business with social media. For better understanding check this example.

Suppose I visited a Bakery, which is located in LA. I received good services, so normally what people do? If they have a yelp account or any other local business site account on which they can share their experience; they logged in and find the Bakery and then post their experience as review on the business profile. But if we don’t do all these things and just simply log-in our social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Google plus; and shared that experience on these profile by mentioning their business url/Business page in the status. If we do this first of all our friends who are also located in the same city will read our reviews, and if they found good they will share this on their profile and will visit the Bakery for services.

In a very quick minute we almost cover our local area with positive reviews, and probability of our business leads will increase 90% in an hour or in a day. Slowly- 2 this review will go viral and cover the whole state in a day or in a week, the more business opportunities will increase for us. So day by day that review will reach to millions or billions of people, which mean we are getting at least good amount of traffic just from that simple review. This is called the power of social media, through which you can reach millions of people in a day if you have good or attractive content. The whole thing also impacts badly on your business, if someone shared a negative review about your business.

So which is Good a Review on a static page or a Review on active social media profile which reach millions in a single day? Please share your thought by commenting on the post.

Finding a decent SEO is hard work, and the recommendations you get for selecting your perfect fit will vary as much as the people providing them.

Whether you’re looking for a consultant or an agency, you don’t need to feel alone in your search! In this week’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand walks you through his tips for finding an SEO that will be the cheese to your macaroni.

Do you have any other tips you’ve used to find an SEO that we haven’t covered? Leave them in the comments below!
How do I find a good SEO?” They were hoping I would do a Whiteboard Friday on it. So here it is.

I recommend a lot of things when people ask me for SEO assistance, consultants, agencies, that kind of thing, and I do it all the time. But I have a benefit of being in the industry for a long time and knowing a lot of people and usually knowing pretty well the people that I’m talking to or asking them a few questions to get those probing, in-depth answers that can let me know who I should recommend them to. This process is not particularly scalable, and certainly I can’t have everyone just emailing me and ask. So please everyone who needs an SEO, don’t email and ask me.

But if you’re looking for somebody, I would recommend a process similar to this. I would start with your network, meaning check out LinkedIn, check out people that you might know on Twitter and Facebook who have SEO or have SEO experience in their profile. You could even post something on these sites saying, “Hey, does anyone have someone that they’d strongly recommend?” I’m not saying that you go directly from this process to hiring someone, just that you can start with it, any of the web communities where you participate, your friends and family, business colleagues.

Even local meet-ups, if you see that there is an SEO meet-up in your area, that might not be a terrible idea to actually go, meet some people, get friendly, especially if you find some folks in that community who don’t necessarily offer SEO services – maybe they are in-house SEOs, they work for software companies, those kinds of things – but they will often have very good recommendations about who’d they suggest that you use. That’s a great process, find sort of a neutral third party whose only interest is in helping you, but who knows the field well. That’s what I’d be looking for here, more so than a direct consultant right away.

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These days after the some algorithm updates by search engine, people are talking about new techniques for creating back inks or I can say safe back links. They are looking for the techniques which actually give them a really benefit, in SEO community “content is the king” is one of the old and popular phrase but in 2012 we got one more phrase called “guest blogging” it is very popular nowadays. People are talking about guest blogging everywhere on sites like Blogs, forums, Q&A sites; I think guest blogging is safe till Google think that people are not doing spam things by using this technique.

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Till now guest blogging is one of the safe and effective ways to get quality back links from your niche, one of the SEOMOZ users define some Real benefits of guest blogging. If you’re not interested in guest blogging or just fade up with its time consumption then you can try these 7Alternatives of guest blogging .But there is common question which is asked on many forums and community “how to find niche guest blogging sites” here is the answer for the question. There are some effective operators and sites which really help you in guest blogging, all of them are good and you can find the result very quickly. If you content is good  then you will get the high quality back link from your niche sites. Try these search operators to find guest blogging sites according to the niche

  • guest post
  • “guest post”
  • “about the author”
  • “write for us”
  • “blog for us”
  • “guest blog for us”
  • “guest blogger”
  • guest blogger
  • guest contributor
  • “guest contributor”
  • intitle:contributor
  • inurl:contributor
  • intitle:guest
  • inurl:guest
  • intitle:”guest post”
  • inurl:”guest post”
  • intitle:”write for us”
  • inurl:”write for us”

And if you are not able to find guest blogging sites by using these operators then try these sites

http://www.guestblogit.com/

http://myblogguest.com/

http://www.bloggerlinkup.com/

http://triberr.com/

These are one of the popular guest blog sites or I can say bloggers social media where you can find at least every category or business. Build you relation with other bloggers and start guest posting for your site. The more you contribute, the more you get, if you still have any problem regarding the guest blogging strategy or you don’t know how to start your guest blogging campaign just see the Randfish post on SEOMOZ “Guest Blogging Strategies” on Whiteboard Friday.

Hope that everyone get benefits from this post and now it become easy for them to find niche related blogs for guest posting.

 

Did you feel it yesterday? Some did, a slight shaking in the Google results. Yes, it was real. Google’s confirmed to us that a Panda Update happened yesterday.

Google said that worldwide, the update will impact about 0.4% of queries that a regular user might notice. For those searching in the United States in English, the percentage is higher. 1.1%, Google says.

This marks the 21st confirmed Panda Update by Google and stays in keeping with the roughly 4-6 week release schedule. Here are all the releases so far:

Panda Update 1, Feb. 24, 2011 (11.8% of queries; announced; English in US only)
Panda Update 2, April 11, 2011 (2% of queries; announced; rolled out in English internationally)
Panda Update 3, May 10, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
Panda Update 4, June 16, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
Panda Update 5, July 23, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
Panda Update 6, Aug. 12, 2011 (6-9% of queries in many non-English languages; announced)
Panda Update 7, Sept. 28, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
Panda Update 8, Oct. 19, 2011 (about 2% of queries; belatedly confirmed)
Panda Update 9, Nov. 18, 2011: (less than 1% of queries; announced)
Panda Update 10, Jan. 18, 2012 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)
Panda Update 11, Feb. 27, 2012 (no change given; announced)
Panda Update 12, March 23, 2012 (about 1.6% of queries impacted; announced)
Panda Update 13, April 19, 2012 (no change given; belatedly revealed)
Panda Update 14, April 27, 2012: (no change given; confirmed; first update within days of another)
Panda Update 15, June 9, 2012: (1% of queries; belatedly announced)
Panda Update 16, June 25, 2012: (about 1% of queries; announced)
Panda Update 17, July 24, 2012:(about 1% of queries; announced)
Panda Update 18, Aug. 20, 2012: (about 1% of queries; belatedly announced)
Panda Update 19, Sept. 18, 2012: (less than 0.7% of queries; announced)
Panda Update 20 , Sep. 27, 2012 (2.4% English queries, impacted, belatedly announced
Panda Update 21, Nov. 5, 2012 (1.1% of English-language queries in US; 0.4% worldwide; confirmed, not announced)

The notations tell what percentage of Google’s queries were estimated impacted by the Panda release, when this is given.

The notations also tell whether Google announced that an update happened publicly or if it was confirmed after the fact, as is the case with the latest one.

Source
http://searchengineland.com/google-releases-panda-update-21-138902

 

The foundation of any good website is content. Content keeps visitors interested and gives search engines the basis for your site’s rankings. You want great content that people want to read and share, but that’s easier said than done, especially when you consider how much content is already out there.
Still, as long as you keep these elements in mind, you can write great SEO content.

1.Write catchy titles

Titles are the first things readers see. Your titles should be catchy and instantly grab a reader’s attention. There are numerous ways to do this. You can give a direct command, ask a thought-provoking question, or offer a basic summary of the body. How-to titles are popular as they point to the human need for self-improvement, but make sure the how-to title highlights the benefit or final result.

2.Watch your keyword usage.

Keywords are the basis of search engine optimization. They get you noticed by search engines and hopefully increase your rankings. Unfortunately, many copywriters forget that keywords are only a small part of the content.
Use your keyword intelligently without sacrificing your content’s quality. Stuffing keywords not only sounds spammy and hard to read, but also causes your site to rank lower. Google’s algorithm picks up on keyword stuffing and punishes accordingly.

3.Link to relevant content.

Blogs give you a chance to link to other pages that contain relevant content or that might interest your readers. You can add links as a form of reference or to fully explain a topic that you could only touch upon. While it seems counter intuitive to point your readers to someone else’s website, adding links will only add more value and credibility to your website and ensures that you have your readers’ best interests at heart. Just create your links so that they open in a new tab.

This is also an opportunity for you to provide backlinks to product pages, blog entries, or other pages on your site, keeping people on your website longer.

4.Stay fresh.

In the past year, Google has put out various algorithm updates. The Freshness update aimed to provide users with the newest, up-to-date content available. It’s your responsibility to regularly put out fresh, new content. Once or twice a week is substantial for any SEO company.

5.Focus on quality.

It’s nice to have links and keywords and a cool title, but none of that matters if your writing is trashy and shallow. Keep your content relevant to your readers’ interests. Aim to teach your readers something new. Don’t be afraid to do the research. Above all, make sure your writing is clear and free of errors. Take the time to proofread and edit what you write.

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Blog :- blog is a website consisting many entries or posts, in this case most recent entries appeared first. Blog sites include comment and links facilities to attract the users. Blogger can share their experience in the form of a post. Blogging has become a craze on line, everyone is making a blog, but sadly enough; not all blogger’s are successful. They are ignored by search engines and only few readers can find them. So if you want that your blog cover major area and most people read your blog then you have to optimize your blog according to search engines.

Blog optimization

It is little bit different from search engine optimization, as we know that most of the blogs are listed on public blog platforms. In blog optimization it may not seen obvious at first but the type of blog template you use is important. The layout may be quite appealing to you and your readers, but that does not mean that search engine likes your idea. It may cause the ranking of blog, might be possible that new readers not find your blog. Always update your blog so that you can maintain your regular users as well, give them useful tools to work with and make their viewing experience as enjoyable as possible.

Blog Optimization Techniques

There are several blog optimization techniques available by which you can make your blog more visible to your readers and can generate a good traffic for the blog.

  1. Check Your Default Template

    if you customize your blog and design a original look for the blog , then your blog definitely stand out and achieve good rankings in SERP’S result. The combination of logos, pictures and colors will make your blog more attractive.

  2. Really simple syndication

    RSS is a great feature to have, free blogging platforms that don’t offer it; has a big disadvantage. If it is not available then add it as soon as possible and adding a logo will be a good approach. In the case of RSS snippets don’t copy the words from blog post, write some short but unique content.

  3. Expand with email

    Today most of the people like RSS, but there are some people who don’t use this features; so for them use the email  service. If you don’t have the time to send the latest blog post by email, you can find some on-line services related to this features.

  4. Format Your Text Properly

    Always remembers that readers don’t like the small words and paragraph which is not properly broken down. But nobody wants to read a big block of content, so edit your text in proper way; break the paragraph when you feel to be. Use a text which is easy to read.

  5. Text Errors

    Before publishing your blog firstly check the spelling errors; don’t use the abbreviations because it is not possible that everyone knows the meaning of your abbreviations.

  6. Page Speed

    Readers want to read and they don’t like to wait too much after clicking on the RSS logo for downloading. A 30 second loading time is too long.

  7. Navigation Bar

    blogs which are the part of big companies or websites should incorporate a navigation bar. Site navigation will help the readers to get back on the main page.

  8. Widgets Limits

    too many Java script can slow down your site, so always select those widgets which are useful for the site.

  9. Proper Title

    title tags are one of the important elements of search engine optimization it is really important and affects both user experience and seo. Before selecting the title for blog, just make sure that your title matches your content. Fascinating titles often result higher click through rates. When creating the title for home page, include your brand name in the title and important keyword of the blog.

  10. Maintain the CSS

    when you use standard template, probably all your css are placed in an external file, but if you select custom made design you may want to inspect your blog designer’s handy work. CSS that are not put in an external file can clutter up your pages.

  11. Post Update

    Update your blog regularly, it keep your site fresh and always different data attracts your old visitors with new visitors. Search engines also like fresh content. So if you do that after some time you might be rank well in SERP’s.

  12. Source Links

    if you are using content from article, blogs, studies or any other resource; always include their links. It makes your profile genuine and content.

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