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Micky Stuivenberg
Works at Triple W Communications Pty Ltd - www.contentwriter.com.au
Attended University of South Australia
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Run a local business? Here's a good overview of local SEO. You may find some useful tips in here for improving your local rankings.
It is so important to approach your local SEO strategies with a white hat, holistic, relationship-building approach in mind. Read this guide to learn how.
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Glacier Bay, Alaska
Misty mountains, still icy waters, bluish glaciers and beautiful rain. Shot from the bow of +Holland America Line's MS Noordam a few days ago. Far, far away from everywhere. LOVED it!
#travel  #Alaska 
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Sign the hipster barista at this new coffee place may be just a tad pretentious: After taking a good 8 minutes to craft my (simple) coffee, gasping loudly and shrieking "oh no, I wouldn't do that!" as I reach for the sugar.

#coffee #barista 
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Why websites rank well - insights from 1 million search results

I find this article very interesting because it's based on such a huge amount of actual search results.

Some insights: Backlinks and exact match anchor text still seem to matter more than Google says they do. Topically relevant, in-depth content is very important, while keywords in title tags seem to matter less with Google moving more and more towards semantic search. 

If you're interested at all in SEO and what makes pages rank well, you should have a read.

#SEO   #google  
We recently analyzed 1 million Google search results to answer the question: Which factors correlate with first page search engine rankings? We looked at content. We looked at backlinks. We even looked at site speed. With the help of Eric Van Buskirk and our data partners1, we uncovered some interesting findings. And today I’m going... Read more »
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B2C Content Marketing Survey Results

New +Content Marketing Institute report is out.

Among the findings: Social media content is the most popular content marketing tactic, but e-newsletters are the most effective tactic.
 
The Content Marketing Institute’s latest B2C Content Marketing Report found nearly all the B2C marketers it surveyed are using Facebook to distribute content, but only 66% say the platform is effective. http://mklnd.com/1jz1T4F
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Personal domain name page

I bought the .com domain for my own name several years ago, planning to make a quick profile page for it with links to all my social media accounts and websites. Yesterday, I finally did it. The result: www.mickystuivenberg.com < Let me know what you think. (I'm still tinkering with the background image.)
Micky Stuivenberg: international copywriter, Aussie business owner & digital nomad. Quick 2-minute bio page with all my social media and website links.
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That looks great +Micky Stuivenberg I'm tempted to do the same! 
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Do you know what your SEO company does for you?

If you pay an SEO company a monthly fee, you're entitled to know what they do with your money.

I still regularly come across businesses who have no idea exactly what their SEO company does for them and don't see results over time. Because these people don't really understand SEO, they may be too trusting and afraid to ask questions. But that way they're very easy to take advantage of.

For every honest, professional SEO company that works hard to get good results for their clients, there are many more that are happy to just take money off people, lock them into a long-term contract, hardly do anything, get no real results, don't provide reports and purposely keep their clients in the dark about their SEO practices.

If that sounds like you and your SEO company, never mind if you don't understand how SEO works, but please hold your SEO company accountable. Demand monthly reports showing you exactly what they are doing and have them explain how that is helping your website.

If they refuse, and you're not happy with the results of their work, cancel your contract and find a better SEO company.
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Glad to note we can now add one or two words back into the all-important Title tag.
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This certainly makes it easier for customers of local businesses to leave reviews.
 
Google has removed the Google+ account requirement when leaving reviews on local businesses within Google Maps:
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Switching to the new Google+
So based on the comments and reviews I've read, should I continue saying "no thanks" to Google's "do you want to change to the new Google+"?
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Found it, thanks +Glenn Murray :)
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Have you tried Google voice search lately? It's improved by leaps and bounds.

I'm really impressed by its ability to understand me and give me fast, relevant results, sometimes even via a direct verbal answer.

For example, while watching Top of the Lake, we wondered where exactly this Kiwi mini-series was shot. I didn't want to miss anything or stop the show to type my question, so I pressed the microphone button in the Google search box on my phone and simply asked "where was Top of the Lake filmed".

Within 1 second, I heard: "According to Wikipedia, filming took 18 weeks and was shot entirely on location in Queenstown and Glenorchy, in New Zealand." (Followed by two more sentences, and the extract also appeared on screen.) Wow. 

I can also just ask "what's the weather today" and get an immediate response for my location. Even "will I need an umbrella this afternoon" results in a direct verbal answer.

When I last tried a voice search for "content writer", a year or more ago, no matter what accent I used, Google had no idea what I was saying. Now I can say it in an Australian, American or British accent and it's understood. Same with other words that have totally different pronunciations across the world.

I think it's awesome. I'll start using voice search much more often now that I know it works so well.

Do you use Google voice search? What do you use it for mostly? Does it work well for you?
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Gorgeous views in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (literally: Beautiful Place on the Dordorgne), France. 

#France #holiday #Dordogne  #reflection #water #photography   #Correze  
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Occupation
Copywriter, SEO & Web Consultant, Business Owner
Skills
Copywriting, SEO, Writing, Editing, Website Reviews, Content Production, Content Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, Training, Public Speaking
Employment
  • Triple W Communications Pty Ltd - www.contentwriter.com.au
    SEO Web Copywriter and Business Owner, present
  • Search Engine College
    SEO Tutor
  • Singapore Press Holdings (The Straits Times)
    Journalist / Content Producer
  • Baxter Communications
    Copywriter / Communications Consultant
  • Coffs Harbour City Council
    Website Editor / Media Officer
  • ... and several others
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Australia
Previously
Holland - United States - Hong Kong - Singapore - Australia
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International Web Copywriter, SEO & Web Consultant
Introduction

I am an international Web Copywriter, Web Content & Usability Specialist and Website/SEO Consultant, servicing clients around the world.

I love helping small businesses make their websites more successful and improve their overall online presence.

My background is in marketing communications, copywriting and editing, advertising, public relations and online journalism.

I've lived in 6 countries on 4 different continents, but my husband and I are currently settled in beautiful Coffs Harbour on the east coast of Australia (between Sydney and Brisbane).
 
Our company is called Triple W Communications Pty Ltd and the SEO & content arm of the business operates under the name Content Writer.

Find out more about me, Website Copywriter Micky Stuivenberg, on my Content Writer website.

Bragging rights
The SEO I applied to my own website has brought me a steady stream of clients from across the globe from day 1. I have never had to advertise my business to find clients.
Education
  • University of South Australia
    B.A. Communications & Media Management
  • Benson Sr High School
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Female