The iPad is one of my favorite writing environments. Near-instantaneous on, super long battery, ultra portability, and especially the combo of lit screen and on-screen (silent!) keyboard make it a real workhorse. But most writers will tell you there's something else that makes writing on the iPad just so: lack of distraction. On the iPad [...]

8 Blog Commenting Best Practice Tips

by Nick Stamoulis June 28th, 2012

Blog commenting is an excellent source of inbound links, can drive relevant traffic to your site, help build your social network and more! Reading and commenting on blogs is also a great way to keep yourself up-to-date with the latest trends in your industry, as well as provide inspiration for your own content marketing. Here [...]

Engagement: The nuts and bolts

by Kristy Bolsinger June 28th, 2012

I've broken down three of the most commonly measured by marketers to give you an idea of how to approach engagement measurement. These metrics should help you identify the same types of behavior on other platforms.

Were you hit by any of the Panda or Penguin updates from Google? Are you struggling to recover your rankings or have you made it through so far but are still worried about the next update? Whether you consider yourself an SEO expert or just a weekend warrior, it'd be wise to check your sites [...]

In the spirit of mischief, let's check out the most notorious ways in which people have exploited Google’s algorithm.

There are five types of redirects: 301, 302, 303, 307, and 308.

Why Article Spinning Can Cost You Dearly

by Claire Broadley June 26th, 2012

Article spinning — turning one article into hundreds or thousands — sounds like a good deal… until you consider these hidden costs.

5 Hacks for a Better Blog

by Mandy Boyle June 25th, 2012

Ah, the company blog. You're absolutely terrified of it. But don't worry – you're not alone. Today, when someone becomes an SEO, they decide to take on a wardrobe full of hats. SEO. Marketer. Technical Support Specialist. Researcher. Scientist. Comedian (you need a sense of humor in this business). Copywriter. Oh yes, and Blogger.  Talking [...]

You can get great links using a wide variety of techniques. Almost all of them involve reaching out to other high-authority sites, adding value, and asking for a link. Here are fivetechniques that work particularly well for B2B Marketers.

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That too, sucks. Because if you give me five minutes of your time I can make your life infinitely easier.