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An In-depth Tutorial on How to Use Yoast SEO (Updated 2017!)

Question: Which plugin appears first in Google when you type in “WordPress SEO,” has over one million active installs, a 4.8-star rating in the …

How Speed Up Your Front End Web Development Process

Web design is often lumped together with a lot of other ideas like UX design and web development. Although these areas do overlap, the skill sets are …

40+ Awesome WordPress Development Tools

Long gone are the days when WordPress was merely a blogging platform. By now it’s a full-fledged content management system used by millions of …

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

Image Optimization: How to Optimize Images for Your Blog

Google hates a slow website, and it loves fast ones.<p>This is going to continue because more and more people now browse their content on mobile …

How to Use Semantic Markup to Improve Your Search Results

Do you want search engines to find your content easily? Do you want search results related to your content to stand out? You can tell search engines …

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Recipes

4 Key Steps the Pros Use to Get Traffic from Search Engines - Jeffbullas's Blog

Creating great content for your blog is one thing. Getting traffic to your blog posts is another, and it’s something a lot of bloggers do not account …

The Best Places to Find Free, High-Res Images for your Website

Good, high-quality images add visual interest to your website. Another reason why photos have become so important is because web pages that include …

Bing: Adding Markup & Schema Is "Worth" It For Search Engines

Duane Forrester from Bing posted a new article on the Bing Search Blog named Mark It Up. In the article, Duane explained the upmost importance of …

Engines

How to Rank a Keyword: The Guide That Actually Tells You How!

If you do business online (who doesn’t?), then optimizing your site for search is crucial. Organic search results are an excellent place to advertise …

Search Engines

Report: Google to end forced G+ integration, drastically cut division resources

Report says 1000-1200 employees will be moved from Google+ to other divisions.<p>When Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+, suddenly announced his …

Pin Like a Pro: 8 Simple Ways to Take Your Pinterest Pins Up a Notch

Pages With Schema Markup Rank 4 Positions Higher in Search Results [Study]

Schema.org was introduced about three years ago as the preferred markup for websites trying to communicate to search engines like Bing and Google …

Which Marketing Channel Gives You the Most Bang for Your Click? [Infographic]

Consider the various online channels you use regularly to boost your business. Do you know which ones yield the highest return?<p>The following …

YouTube Now Lets Channel Owners Add 3-Second Intros To Their Videos

YouTube has made it possible for channel owners to add a three-second intro to their videos, helping them build a stronger brand presence on Google’s …

Marketing

A Quick (but Thorough) Guide to YouTube Optimization

Though many companies have succeeded in reaching their audiences via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, only a fraction have explored the …

How AOL and Yahoo Could Crush Your Email Marketing

Recent big changes by major Internet service providers might be blocking your emails.<p>If you send email marketing campaigns to your customers on a regular basis, listen up. Recent big changes by some major Internet service providers, or ISPs--specifically, AOL and Yahoo--might be blocking your …

Which Social Sites Refer the Most Engaged Visitors?

A recent study from Shareaholic revealed that StumbleUpon was referring more traffic to publishers than a host of other popular social sites (such as …

Marketing

5 Best Container Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners • Brown Thumb Mama

Are you a beginning gardener? New to ideas like crop rotation and plant thinning? Don’t worry–vegetable gardening doesn’t have to be a chore.<p>Even if …

PageRank Sculpting: You can still use rel=nofollow

Some months ago Google changed the way that treats the nofollowed links. This new policy causes massive problems to all the sites that use the …

Content Marketing Expert Series: Advice for Content Marketers

Content business is booming; and the amount of information on content marketing out there can be difficult to sort through. With so much great …

Marketing

A Visual History of Google Algorithm Updates [Infographic]

Does Facebook Activity Impact SEO?

In today’s post we are going to review the data we (Stone Temple) have assembled on the potential for Facebook actity to impact Google rankings. This …

Social Media

How to Grow Blueberry Plants in Containers

Blueberries are notoriously fussy about soil pH. While most garden plants prefer a neutral or slightly alkaline soil, blueberries like acidic soil. …

5 Trusted Accounts Every Local SEO Should Have

As local marketers, most of us know how to set up a Google Places for Business account or create a Facebook Page. But, these are not the only …

Why Google Wants Every Business Using Google+ | Learn SEO Fast

Unless you’ve been on a media blackout for the past year, you’ll have heard about Hummingbird – a complete rewrite of Google’s main …

SEO