5 Secrets to Researching SEO Keywords Like a Pro

Do you want to know 5 Secrets to Researching SEO Keywords? Wondering how to even begin keyword research for SEO? The first step is to learn how to approach the matter. From leveraging search intent to determining relevancy, SEO keyword research becomes a lot easier (and more successful) when using our effective and prove techniques. Does that mean that you, as a small business, should just give up and not compete? Absolutely not! There are dozens of ways you can use to get the attention your product deserves without breaking the bank. Self-interest is one of the strongest motivators behind customer purchases. People want to see themselves in your products, not you. Intel managed to create a campaign where people didn’t care what Intel actually did – which was creating second-generation core processors; they just saw the results. And the results were all about them.

As you can see from the ideas above, creativity is really the name of the game when it comes to small business marketing. You don’t need a big bank account for an idea to go viral or for creating an outstanding promotion. You just need a unique idea. That’s where Mountain Brook Websites can help you reach your business and personal goals.

How can small sites become popular?

How can small sites become popular with superior content ever rank over sites with superior traffic? It’s a vicious circle: A regional or national brick-and-mortar brand has higher traffic, leads to a higher rank, which leads to higher traffic, ad infinitum. Tuning on-site content receives the lion’s share of attention from most SEO blogs because it is important. But small business owners have a bigger problem: A total lack of consistent onsite SEO content creation process.Identify DemandEvery website page should be positioned to catch existing demand as SEO (generally) doesn’t create demand. This means using keyword research to see how end users search in various categories. When a small business is just starting, it’s important to pick keywords that are easy to rank on until you see some results. Google AdWords will show the competition level in their free keyword tool, as will many other tools. The beginner should pick a keyword with no more than 300 searches per month (critical: Use Exact match) and is marked as “Low” competition by Google. Also pick keywords on which the business has something valuable to share because it is important that these visitors stay onsite once they land.

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'”

Great writing advice, funny, cynical, entertaining, Bird by Bird provides amazing insights into writing and human nature.

Are Links Losing Value in Google’s Ranking Algorithms

Are Links Losing Value in Google’s Ranking Algorithms? There are some great arguments to be made on both sides of the question of whether links are losing value in Google’s algorithm. In some ways, it seems that they are — and in some, they’re more valuable than ever. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand explores both sides of the argument, offering some concrete advice to SEOs on how they can navigate today’s waters

How To Fix Canonicalization Issues

Search engine optimization (SEO), and URL canonicalization deals with web content that has more than one possible URL. Having multiple URLs for the same web content can cause problems for search engines – specifically in determining which URL should be shown in search results.

For example:

All of these URLs point to the homepage of Wikipedia, but a search engine will only consider one of them as the canonical form of the URL. For SEOs, canonicalization refers to individual web pages that can be loaded from multiple URLs. This is a problem because when multiple pages have the same content but different URLs, links that are intended to go to the same page get split up among multiple URLs. This means that the popularity of the pages gets split up. Unfortunately for web developers, this happens far too often because the default settings for web servers create this problem.

Should You Monetize Your Blog?

Should you monetize your blog? Are you ready to make money online and monetize your blog? Then you’ll definitely want to check out this video before you do! Mama Mary from The Mama Mary Show, Theresa from Rock on Mommies, and Stephanie from Ooph have joined forces with The SITS Girls to talk about what’s OK when it comes to making money online. Does monetizing = selling out on your blog? Are there certain blogs that just should not monetize? Do you find it irritating when a blog that you love suddenly starts to try to sell you a product or a book? In the end, you will know when the time is right to start monetizing. Don’t be in a hurry, or feel pressured to do it too soon; just enjoy blogging for a while, creating content, building your community.


SEO Expert Andrew Wroblewski on Brian Tracy Show


SEO Expert Andrew Wroblewski on Brian Tracy Show.

Watch the full length interview of Rochester NY SEO Expert Andrew Wroblewski by world famous author, goal setting guru and speaker Brian Tracy. In this interview, Wroblewski gives insight to how his company: YourProfitWeb has helped clients achieve over 50,000 front page rankings for their websites in the real Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines in the last few years. YourProfitWeb has helped numerous companies in their Panda recovery and Penguin recovery penalties. Their specialty has been not just in helping businesses rank their websites, but to achieve a dominant presence on the front page by occupying multiple spots.


Facebook Marketing and Ads Tactics

Facebook Marketing and Ads Tactics are constantly changing. Amy Porterfield is a Facebook Marketing expert. She provides some amazing tips on how to maximize your return from Facebook ads. She discusses Graph Search, Power Editor and her top FB Ads Tactics. Amy writes in her latest blog: “Facebook’s organic reach has drastically declined. That’s a fact. When reach declines, it often feels impossible to get your fans to engage with you on your Facebook Page. It’s really a Catch 22: Low engagement means less people see your posts (this lowers your reach), but you can’t increase your your reach if you don’t increase your engagement. It’s maddening!”

For more information about Amy Porterfield, visit her website: AmyPorterfield.com

Secrets To Content Creation

Watch Watch Marie Forleo explain 8 Secrets to Better, Quicker Content Creation

Do you want to know the secrets to content creation? While social media tools like Facebook and Twitter and SEO strategies can build your audience, the best way to attract loyal visitors is to write great content. You must publish quality content week after week. All blog posts start with an idea. The title is critical in convincing people to read your post. Most readers decide within seconds of reading your title whether or not they’re going to give your post the time of day, so it’s important to invest time creating a catchy title. This keeps your writing focused and concise.

Marie began working as a life coach in 2001. In 2004 she worked as a hip-hop instructor at Crunch Fitness, worked as a choreographer and producer for MTV’s Say What Karaoke and began creating fitness videos with Crunch, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Women’s Health and Prevention Magazine. She has been interviewed by Tony Robbins for his DVD training program The New Money Masters. She was also named a “thought leader for the next generation” by Oprah when interviewed on the OWN Network’s Super Soul Sunday. In 2010, Sir Richard Branson invited Forleo to mentor young entrepreneurs in South Africa at his Centre of Entrepreneurship.

Visit Marie Forleo’s website at: Marie Forleo

The Best Books on Writing


What are the best books on writing? In this video, Katie Schnack discusses her favorite books about the craft and art of writing. These books discuss the process of writing, character development, how to write fiction and non-fiction, using style and voice, and more. Katie’s work has been featured in Austin Lifestyle Magazine, Redbook Magazine, Thrillist.com, and Homerun.com. She is also excited to be contributing to the new Austin publication BE Mag, launching its first issue this November. Prior to moving to Austin, Katie worked as an associate producer for an NBC affiliate in South Florida.

Great Books for Writers, How to Write & Find Inspiration was published by Katie at WriteByNight

1. Anne Lamott Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Pantheon Books. 1994.

2. SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper (Three Rivers Press 2008)

3. Brenda Ueland If You Want to Write: a Book about Art, Independence and Spirit, first published in 1938

4. Julia B. Cameron The Artist’s Way (1992)

5. E. B. White & William Strunk The Elements of Style (1918)

6. William Zinsser On Writing Well

7. Jerome Stern Making Shapely Fiction

8. Janet Burroway Writing Fiction

Please visit Katie Schnack’s website here:  KatieSchnack.com

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