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18 Oct 2017

6 Ways to Find the Time for Blog Reading Even on the Busiest Days

One of my biggest passions? Blogs. I love writing for them, I love searching for them and I especially love reading them. The downside to this is that I have a huge number of blogs. I mean there are really lots of great blogs in my niche I need to keep up with. When you have too many blogs to follow, you run into the problem of actually reading them… [Read More…]


14 Oct 2017

Google Organic Clicks Shifting to Paid, Danny Sullivan as Google’s Public Liaison and More: Weekly Forum Roundup

This week the biggest discussions centered around the shift from organic to paid over the last two years. Also, Danny Sullivan announced that he will be working at Google in a liaison type role. Search News Discussions: New Findings Show Google Organic Clicks Shifting to Paid View full discussion Growmap, shared a blog post from research from Brian Wood, SEO at wayfair.com, who stated “Over the last two years, the… [Read More…]


10 Oct 2017

5 Tips for a Winning Youtube Custom Video Thumbnail

YouTube is one of the most useful tools for content marketing. The problem is the high number of competing videos you have to stand out against. According to the site’s statistics, 100 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube every single minute! You read that right… that is 6,000 in an hour, 144,000 hours in a day. Your best bet will always be building a consistent audience. But you still… [Read More…]


06 Oct 2017

Did Google Update Just Happen? And Other SEO Discussions: Weekly Forum Roundup

The big discussions this week included theories around the recent rankings shakeup and around Googles recent announcement to remove the first click free policy for publishers but is the new approach really a win for publisher? Google also announced  that a huge increase to Adwords daily overspend budget limits. Search News Discussions: WMW members Share  Theories on SERP Shake Up View full discussion Member GoodROI calls for explanations around the… [Read More…]


04 Oct 2017

How to Use Influencer Marketing to Build Stronger Content for Your Blog #InfluencerDays

Last week I was in NYC speaking about influencer marketing and how it helps creating stronger content assets for your blog. Here’s my recap of the presentation: First of all, content marketing is ALL about influencing – not just your potential customer – but also about influencing the influencer, i.e. those people who can effect buyers’ decisions. And what’s a better way to accomplish that than to actually get that… [Read More…]


29 Sep 2017

Twitter Testing 280 Character Limit, Apple Switches To Google and Revised Adwords T & C: Weekly Forum Update

Much of the big discussion this will was around Twitters testing a character limit that is double their existing character limit. Beyond that, there was some interesting discussion around Apples switch to from bing to Google as the search engine for spotlight and Siri. Twitter tests 280 character tweets View full discussion here Twitter  announced that it is testing upping the twitter character limit to up to 280 characters. Can’t… [Read More…]


28 Sep 2017

How to Organize Tips and News You Consume Daily

Information is flowing around us all the time. Sensationalized headlines on trendy stories peek at us from the sidebar of Facebook. Enticing hashtags beckon us to discover their meaning. One news story leads to another, and another, and another. Within minutes of getting online in the morning, you can find yourself falling down the rabbit hole. How can you possibly keep track of everything? How are you able to organize… [Read More…]


23 Sep 2017

Google Shopping Proposal to EU, iOS11 Intelligent Ad Blocking, Getting Accurate Rankings: Weekly Forum Update

This week Google presents their proposal for assuging EU anti trust authorities. iOS 11 launched to users with new intelligent tracking prevention. Members discuss how to get accurate rank tracking data and what to do if you’re a well known brand but do not rank for your core short tail term. Google May Open Up Ad Space to Competitors View full discussion In order to meet compliance requirements of European… [Read More…]


21 Sep 2017

Smarter Outreach: 3 Google Chrome Extensions to See Who is Behind Each Email

Today’s social networking world is overwhelming: You meet people online, talk to them, lose them for a month or two, then find them again. There should be better ways to keep up than trying to remember everything! Luckily, apps are popping up that allows for smarter outreach, by putting a social dashboard inside your inbox. These three helpful tools work by giving you information on each contact, effectively establishing your… [Read More…]


17 Sep 2017

Facebook Skewed User Data, Google on Use of Click Data in Rankings: Weekly Forum Update

This week brings us news that Facebook Ad audience  metrics may as accurate as some advertisers imagine. Additionally, an attendee at an event in Canada gets confirmation that click data does play some role in organic search rankings. Also, EU renews a possible filter as part of copyright proposal Facebook Ad Metrics Questioned by Analyst View full discussion Facebook Ad Metrics may not as accurate as some advertisers imagine. It… [Read More…]


12 Sep 2017

10 Useful Cheatsheets for Bloggers

Choosing to run a blog is a big decision. Whether it’s a business blog or just a way to make some extra money, it will eventually consume your life. The work you put into it, the joy you feel when it takes off, the frustration when it doesn’t – all of these are part of the natural emotional cycle of the blogger. With so much to do in order to… [Read More…]


08 Sep 2017

Gary Illyes on Link Value, Planning for Mobile First Index and More: Weekly Roundup

This week, there was much discussion and speculation around Gary Illyes claimed that you can’t know which links are critical, and how webmasters should understand what he was saying and why. The community also talked about what they hope to gain from when Google switches to mobile first indexation. Also as study shows that up to 87% of social shares go unattributed. Google’s Gary Illyes says you can’t know which… [Read More…]


28 Aug 2017

15 Resources to Bring Your Social Media Marketing Strategy to the Next Level

Working in social media marketing can be overwhelming, so you are forced to try to organize and scale tasks as much as you can. Sadly, behind that scaling effort hides another problem: You may ultimately build a routine and do the same thing day after day. Social media is all about variety though: Tactics change daily, new tools and apps are launched, new opportunities emerge. Bonus: Join Zest.is! Zest.is is… [Read More…]