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How to Improve Your SEO

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I recently came across the following question on an online discussion forum, and it’s one I’ve heard many times. How can I improve my SEO by myself? Tricky question, but you can. (I haven’t included the asker’s name or business in the interest of privacy.)

Q: “Does Anyone Have Any Cost-Effective Strategies That Would Help Me Get the Word Out for My Website?

I am looking to increase SEO for my new website? Does anyone have any cost-effective strategies that would help me get the word out for my site? I am currently using running an AdWords campaign, and joining sites like this and other forums as fast as I can. However, I am tempted to spend money on tools that could mainstream that process for me like yext.com. I have just read mixed reviews of all of those sites, and don’t want to waste money. I have seen my site has high as page 2 of google for specific searches, but for the highest key words, I am past page 15. All suggestions welcome. Thank you in advance.”

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Help, My Social Media Marketing Isn’t Working

Shelp beatles album coverocial media marketing sounds easy, but it’s not. Everyone knows it’s necessary, which is why everyone from international corporations to the corner barber shop has social media accounts. But not everyone is sure WHY it’s necessary. What exactly is a Facebook page supposed to be doing for your business? What good will come of keeping a Twitter account?

Your social media marketing should absolutely be helping you generate business. There are ways to track this. If your social media marketing isn’t generating business for you, it’s time to take a hard look at your strategy and perhaps call in experts.

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Privacy is a Myth

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Last week, Apple generously uploaded the new U2 album Songs of Innocence for free to all its iTunes user accounts. Isn’t that nice? Not everyone thought so. They claimed it was presumptuous and invasive for iTunes to access their user accounts and upload music they didn’t want without their permission. Maybe it was. Nonetheless, it’s hardly the first time iTunes has done so. When you sign up for iTunes, it comes preloaded with music.

On the other hand, loads of people thought it was awesome. Yay! Free U2!

On the third hand, many people thought it was an absolute non-issue. Who cares?

One thing is certain – it drew a great deal of attention to the new U2 album, which was certainly not guaranteed otherwise. It was a good media stunt.

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