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10 SEO Analysis Tools You Should Be Using

We finally updated our list of the top 10 SEO analysis tools...

http://www.webgnomes.org/blog/10-seo-analysis-tools/

#SEO   #Tools   #LongTimeComing
If you're looking for SEO analysis tools, this post is for you! Here are 10 tools that you should be using for your SEO analysis...
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5 Things Self-Employed SEOs Think You Must Know Before Going Solo

In this post, +Pawel Grabowski interviews 4 self-employed SEOs (+Steve Webb, +Dan Scalco, +Maciej Fita, +Josh Rubin) and identifies 5 very important lessons for anyone considering going solo:

http://blog.ahrefs.com/5-things-self-employed-seos-think-you-must-know-before-going-solo/

Check it out!

#SEO   #entrepreneurship   #lessons  
In 2011, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake severely damaged New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch, forcing Steve Webb to abandon his travel plans. And s
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80+ Conversion Rate Optimization Resources for Marketers

In this post, +Chris Dyson presents a massive list of CRO resources... http://www.hitreach.co.uk/blog/cro-tools-resources/

The post contains 80+ resources that are broken into various categories (tools, case studies, conferences, etc.).

If you want to take your CRO knowledge to the next level, this post is an excellent starting point!

#SEO   #CRO   #conversion  
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Google's Payday Loans 3.0 is launching today

If you're competing for particularly "spammy" queries (e.g., "payday loans", "viagra", "casinos", etc.), you might observe some serious SERP flux in the next day or two (even more than usual).

http://www.seroundtable.com/google-payday-loan-3-spam-18695.html

A lot of people are reporting this update as Spam Algorithm 3.0, but DO NOT confuse it with the next version of Penguin.  We're still waiting for that shoe to drop.

#SEO   #spam   #paydayloans  
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Panda 4.0 impacts ~7.5% of English search queries...

In case you missed it, yesterday was a wild day in SEO (even wilder than normal).  First, Payday Loan 2.0 was announced.  Then, Panda 4.0 was announced...

http://searchengineland.com/google-begins-rolling-panda-4-0-now-192043

We're seeing massive Panda-related recoveries for some of our clients (as much as 135% and 141% organic search improvements).

Were any of you affected by the Panda (positively or negatively)?

#SEO   #panda   #searchengineupdate  
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The Ultimate +SEMrush Review, Guide and Hacks

Everything you need to know about one of our favorite SEO tools...

http://refugeeks.com/semrush/

Thanks for putting this together, +Rishi Lakhani!

#SEO   #seotools
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It was our pleasure... as we mentioned in our post, SEMrush is one of our favorite tools.

Keep up the great work! :-)
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The ULTIMATE Guide to Creating an Expert Roundup Post

Back in 2013, we created an expert roundup that generated thousands of social shares.

In this post, we share some of our best tips for duplicating that success, and we're joined by a lot of other really smart marketers!

Here are just a few of the people sharing their best tips...

+Steve Webb
+Ian Cleary 
+Brian Dean
+Adam Connell
+Ashley Faulkes
+Andy Crestodina
+Rand Fishkin
+Mark Traphagen
+Larry Kim
+Kristi Hines
+Peg Fitzpatrick

Honestly, if you want your next post to go viral, you REALLY need to read this post!

#SEO   #trafficgeneration   #bloggingtips  
Want a shortcut for creating blog posts that go viral on social media? Find out how to harness the power of an expert roundup to get thousands of shares.
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A Real World Negative SEO Case Study

Someone threatened to launch a negative SEO attack against our website so +Steve Webb decided to start documenting everything that happened next...

http://www.webgnomes.org/blog/negative-seo-case-study/

Assuming the "attack" actually materializes, we'll be providing continuous updates in this post (e.g., a description of the attack, its impact, recovery steps, etc.).

#SEO   #negativeseo   #extortion  
Someone threatened to launch a negative SEO attack against our website so we're documenting the attack and the eventual recovery process. Check it out...
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You&A with Matt Cutts at SMX Advanced 2014

In this post, +Rae Hoffman provides an excellent summary of the recent You&A w/ Matt Cutts at SMX Advanced 2014:

http://sugarrae.com/online-marketing/seo/youa-matt-cutts-smx-advanced-2014-wth-penguin-update/

This session covered A LOT of topics (e.g., the next Penguin update, Author Rank, upcoming GWT features, penalties, etc.) so this post is an excellent resource!

#smxadvanced   #SEO   #google  
Every year at SMX Advanced Danny does a You&A with Matt Cutts where audience members submit questions, Danny asks them (the ones he feels are the most valid to a large audience anyway) and Matt answers them. I live tweeted this year's session and this is the roundup of those tweets along with ...
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Help your business shine with Google My Business

Google just announced the Google+ Local replacement: Google My Business.

http://googleandyourbusiness.blogspot.com/2014/06/help-your-business-shine-with-google-my.html

#google   #local   #localmarketing  
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How to Start a Successful Business with $5,000 or Less

In this post, a group of consultants, entrepreneurs, and managers all share their advice for starting a new business... on a limited budget.

The post contains a lot of great ideas and a wealth of knowledge about avoiding pitfalls when starting a new business!

If that's not enough, just look at this list of participants...

+Benj Arriola +Zeph Snapp +Nishank Khanna +Ian Lurie +Simon Slade +Richard Baxter  +Luciano Zanirato +Dan Petrovic +simon penson +Sean Patrick Si +James Agate +Glen Allsopp +Sujan Patel +Joel Klettke +Julie Joyce +Brian Dean +Jon Cooper +AJ Kohn +Grant Merriel +John Doherty +Glen Dimaandal +Cyrus Shepard +Miguel Salcido +Bill Sebald +Neil Patel +Aleyda Solis +Dan Shure +Steve Webb 

#business   #businesstips   #bootstrapping  
Starting a business is not as difficult as many people imagine. Coming up with a business idea could be a bit challenging at first, but the real challenge comes in once you’re already running and thinking of ways on how you can scale your own business. It takes a lot of courage, experience, luck and surely a lot of failures to really have a thriving business.
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DuckDuckGo Relaunches & Starts To Look Like A Real Search Engine

If you've never given DuckDuckGo a try, now's a great time... 

http://searchengineland.com/duckduckgo-relaunches-starts-look-like-real-search-engine-191997

It's sporting your favorite features like search auto-suggest, image search, recipe search, and much, much more!

#SEO   #duckduckgo   #search  
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Duckduckgo is an awesome website, it keeps your personal information private while giving it a really great look.
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Web Gnomes is a research-based Internet marketing firm. We take great pride in our industry-leading SEO Audit, which analyzes your website and shows you how to optimize it for the search engines.

How are we different? We share our knowledge freely and enjoy educating our community whenever possible. Also, we provide free services to qualifying non-profits. When you do business with us, you contribute to a greater cause. And doesn't that feel good?

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