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Note 231 – Research tools and keyword phrases

There are many tools out there that you can use to find out how popular a certain word or phrase is.  Your goal when thinking about keywords or keyword phrases is to make sure they relate to the products and services on your site. Here are a few tips to help you: Try and think of what your … Continue reading

Note 229 – The difference between SEO and social media

If SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is the process of getting your content or site to rank well, then social media is the vehicle that can help you share your work and get people linking to it.  Examples of social media sites are Twitter, Facebook, Digg, YouTube and Stumble Upon, but there are many more. Some people employ an … Continue reading

Note 221 – Write great blog content and it could go viral

Everything I have listened to and read on the subject of marketing and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) has stressed the importance of having ‘great content’ on your website or blog. Creating this comes naturally to some people, especially if they are experts on their chosen niche(s). Producing great content is a must for your brand and … Continue reading

Note 211 – How do you set up ‘no follow’ attributes within WordPress comments?

Occasionally readers may include a link to another site within the comment they leave on your blog.  This might be for a number of reasons, for example: They would genuinely like you to visit their site. You are an authoritative website and in order for them to obtain a search ranking benefit, they want a connection with your site.  I’ve … Continue reading

Note 202 – Ever wondered what your Twitter account grade is?

Have you ever wondered how successful your Twitter account is?  Today I learnt about a great free tool called Tweet Grader (by HubSpot) and by just typing in your Twitter user name, you can find out how powerful your account is against millions of other graded accounts. It only takes a minute or so for your … Continue reading

Note 199 – Get your website or blog discovered with StumbleUpon

I have recently learnt that StumbleUpon is a great tool for writers.  Brian Halligan Darmesh Shah (authors of an audio book I am listening to called Inbound Marketing) describe StumbleUpon as a free social discovery site “helping you discover content that you might like”.  It has over 7 million registered users and is well-known for showing you the best that is on the … Continue reading

Note 197 – How SEO tool ‘Website Grader’ can help you improve your website

This morning I was listening to Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah’s audio CD called Inbound Marketing and I am excited to tell you about one of their suggested tools, which is ‘Website Grader’ by HubSpot.  It is a useful free tool which can show you how your website grades.  It also identifies SEO problems and how popular you on the social media side.  The process is … Continue reading

Note 187 – How writers can get more Twitter followers

After 5 minutes flow writing and still no inspiration for today’s blog, I thought I’d research getting more followers on Twitter.  After all that is part of the Daily Writing Tips course work this week.  Before signing up to the popular blog directories, I googled ‘Twitter followers for writers’ and it brought back 19 million results. The … Continue reading

Note 144 – How SEO can help you as a writer

I’ve seen the abbreviation SEO quite a lot recently. It’s short for Search Engine Optimisation and there are many companies out there whose job is to help others attract more visitors to their websites, webpages, blogs etc., although there are ways that you can do this yourself by learning how to use the right key words. Having … Continue reading

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