After I was laid-off as a Boston newspaper-editor several years ago, I decided to move into SEO for several reasons. First, my communications background and M.B.A. education had shown me that I have a natural affinity for marketing in general. Second, the industry here in Israel — to where I moved after being unable to find work in Boston in the current economic-downturn — is pioneering many aspects of online marketing. But the most-satisfying aspect of SEM is the communal nature of the market. Here’s what I mean… Continue reading
March 21st, 2011
March 20th, 2011
If you are perusing SEO-software reviews to look for PPC software, it is important to keep a few things in mind — especially if you are new to pay-per-click advertising.
First, the overall approach to keyword research is (usually) the same whether one is looking for organic or PPC traffic: the so-called “long-tail” is better. For example, if your website sells music downloads, it is better to target “[band name] mp3 downloads” rather than merely “music.” In terms of organic traffic, people searching for… Continue reading
March 11th, 2011
Over at my journalism group-blog, “Considerations,” I often receive e-mails from article marketers and freelance writers who want to publish guest-posts. Since I advertise the opportunity, I welcome the inquiries — but within reason. There are good and bad sides to the digital coin.
First, most SEO marketers and content writers understand the basic principle: that “content is king.” In general, the websites that provide frequent, quality content will be those that tend to rank highly in organic search-results and social-media… Continue reading