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Learn how to tell a remarkable story and stand out with the 7 elements of inbound storytelling.

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Keyword Co-Occurrence Analysis and SEO

I really enjoyed the presentation done by +Marcus Tober at +Search Marketing Expo (SMX) Advanced in Seattle, and took a piece of that specific to keyword co-occurrence analysis and wrote it up for my latest column in +Search Engine Land.

Bottom line? Designing pages that provide a reasonable balance between focus and addressing the majority of the user needs related to the page is likely a part of the Google algo.

Take the jump to see the full story: http://searchengineland.com/content-quality-analysis-seo-194314
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Blog Tips: 10 Things to Check Before Hitting ‘Publish’
"There are a lot of things to remember when it comes to blogging. Writing a post and clicking ‘publish’ is only half of it."

Before you hit publish, read through these 10 quick tips from +Becca John to ensure you're on track!

Top Tip

Have you included a Pinnable image? If not, make sure you do!

Consumers are actively pinning and eagerly looking for your content online. If you're not sure how to translate pinnable images into your content, see +Jeff Sieh's awesome example's of how to take any article and turn it into a beautiful graphic!

Read the rest of the tips here: http://www.amuse-your-bouche.com/blog-tips-10-things-to-check-before-hitting-publish/

Pin it for later: http://www.amuse-your-bouche.com/blog-tips-10-things-to-check-before-hitting-publish/

#bloggingtips   #blogging   #businessblog  
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Today's Featured Host: +Eric Enge
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I'm highly fortunate not to have conversations like these because my clients aren't "hiring" me - it's always a mutual business relationship. But I think I'll make it my new habit to visit http://clientsfromhell.net daily after I was reminded about that site once more by +Steven Shattuck on #maximpact  yesterday. Fun reads :)

#consulting
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The Best Google Analytics Metrics for Social Media Professionals
http://bit.ly/1lFznNR

+Adam Singer, Analytics Advocate at #Google, joins the #SocialPros #Podcast this week to discuss what it’s like working for Google #Analytics, measuring macro versus micro conversions for #socialmedia, and the importance for every business and professional of measuring success.

#metrics   #analytics   #SEO   #socialmediastrategy  
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Here's the new Google Maps & local products design that's coming based on I/O presentations.
Simple and even more focused on what's important.
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A healthy blog is one that has a great blog design.  This Infographic outlines 7 crucial blog design tips.

http://bloggingtips101.com/7-crucial-blog-design-tips/

Do you have any more?
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Schema gets more interesting with "Role"

If you haven't looked at schema in a while, it's time to take another look, and see how you can incorporate it into your web site.

h/t to +Dan Shure 
To date, schema.org has supported relatively simple relations between entities.  For example, if we wanted to describe Joe Montana as an athlete on the San Francisco 49ers team, we might represent this using the newly propose...
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Saw this by +Cyrus Shepard  over on +Bill Slawski's page - worth a read!
 
Feeding the Hummingbird: Structured Markup Isn't the Only Way to Talk to Google
http://moz.com/blog/feeding-the-hummingbird

Here's the deal: People who haven't implemented structured data on their website shouldn't feel left out of the entity search revolution. While microformats and Schema.org are great, they are only one of the ways search engines can extract relationships from your content.

In this post we explore 7 ways to strengthen semantic relationships in your content, including;
• Keywords
• HTML elements
• Entities and synonyms
• Anchor text and links
• Google Local
• Structured data highlighter
• CMS plugins

... all without complex markup languages. (and at least 3 reference to +Bill Slawski) Read the full post here: http://moz.com/blog/feeding-the-hummingbird
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Director of Strategy at Thinkable Digital & Freelance Digital Marketing Consultant
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Content Marketing, SEO, Technical SEO, Social Media Management, Social Media Promotion, Social Media Strategy, online PR,
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Obsessed with digital & content marketing... and fresh coffee!
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I've been involved in the SEO & digital marketing industry for around 10 years. Initially I worked as a freelancer working on client's websites from whatever cafe had the best coffee in town. After a few months of working like this, I started an SEO company and opened a small office.

I ran Kingpin SEO for several years, focusing primarily on search engine optimisation. Slowly due to client demand, the remit of my work expanded to include social media, content marketing, PPC and complete digital marketing solutions.

Due to the widening of digitalservices offered, I closed Kingpin SEO and creating Thinkable Digital - A small digital marketing agency made up of several independent digital experts who come together to offer clients a full spectrum of digital marketing services. 

In addition to being the head of strategy for Thinkable Digital, I also work as a digital marketing freelancer, and run my digital marketing blog, www.mikegracia.com.

I've had the pleasure of working for some really great clients over the years, from well known large comparison sites to international agencies. I also enjoy working with charities, for example I was commissioned to help the RSPB (Midlands) to define their social media strategy (case study on Thinkable).
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I'm not usually a fan of chains to be honest, however the Cabot Circus pret is great! Staff are always cheerful and welcoming, sandwiches are fresh and coffee is great! Only gave 4 out of 5 stars as I wish they had WiFi - would have been a straight 5 stars if they did.
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The only way I can describe Cosines is a 'Hidden Gem'! Great bar for business meetings by day, serving decent coffee and nice ales - oh, and good lunchtime food. Wild party spot in some evenings! You wouldn't believe the atmosphere of this place considering it's size!
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Excellent team of accountants and tax advisers. Highly recommended for anyone that wants the headache taken out of of annual returns, VAT returns and corp. tax! Had a couple of accountants in the past, and never found anyone I trust more than the team at Perpetual!
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Only giving three stars as although they are usually very good here, recently a staff member on the night shift didn't seem to want to stop talking on his mobile to serve me, informed me they didn't have a product I wanted - When in actual fact they did, but not in the small stash of chocolate bars he had behind the till. I pointed out the product was visible on a shelf across the store (through the window), and he (rather begrudgingly) walked over to get it. The whole time I felt like I was 'in the way' of his phone conversation! Poor show Shell! That said the daytime staff are usually always very cheerful and helpful, hence me giving the place 3 stars instead of the 1 star I would have given due to this guy's attitude!
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Brilliant take away and very friendly staff. Food is very good, and the staff are very friendly. The' veggie mela' is a good deal, offering a selection of curries and a portion of rice for a pretty amazing price.
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