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sg_serpstatAs I regularly skim the internet for great business resources and software, I was informed of another free keyword tool that I wasn’t aware of until just a few days ago. It’s called Sg.SerpStatSo I had to try it out for myself. Let’s just say, ‘I’m hooked!’ And with that said, I had the pleasure of receiving just how the this keyword tool works right from the person who developed it. His name is Austin Ahamba and below is the information he provided to me so I can post it on today’s blog, giving him the credit and the visibility to drive traffic to the site. You won’t be disappointed!

Sg.SerpStat is a free keyword suggestions tool that’ll make your work with keywords really quick, easy and convenient. This is a new service that has been launched for everybody who works with keyword search suggestions. 

Serpstat comes with a lot of exciting features:

 

  • Gives a full list of keywords on your query in seconds;

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  • It also comes with an additional unique feature of generating interrogative questions. These are the FAQs people ask on the search engine on daily basis— you can easily create a nice content plan with this. 

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  • unites search suggestions in topics;

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  • export keyword results in a convenient unloading document format (TXT).

NB: You’ll be required to sign up in order to export your keyword results. This can be done in seconds.

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The search is performed on Google search engine, USA. Try Serpstat tool right now: http://sg.serpstat.com/.  It’s 100% free of charge! 

So there you have it. Feel free to share your experience with the tool once you’ve given it a try. I would like to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. 🙂

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keywordsAs promised from last week’s “Blog Traffic Series” Tip #1, I said I was going to report the Google search results of my post that I had shared on all my social media platforms, namely Google+. Well, I had hoped for a ‘page 1’ ranking with my keyword string, “keyword selection”. However, I didn’t make it to page 1, but I did show up near the end of page 4. See my screenshot below.

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Two things I want to point out as being wrong in publishing this blog post to begin with:

Keywords too vague

Using the keyword string, “keyword selection” is really a broad set of words and it’s no doubt that I ended up being on page 4. I honestly thought I wasn’t going to show up until maybe 10 pages in! It makes sense that instead of selecting general keyword terms that you create a list of keywords unique to your business model. It just so happened that when I just searched for the keywords, “improved SEO”, it was nice to see I was at the end of page 1.

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Another thing I noticed is that when I was adding keywords to my post, I didn’t add “keyword selection” to the list. If I had, there’s a good chance I could have been higher up in rank, possibly showing up on the first page. It’s not a full-proof system that my post will show up where I want it to because it’s really up to Google and its algorithm process as to whether I get ranked or not. If you’re unsure about how Google ranks your posts or your website, here’s a good article to get you up to speed on how it all works.

I hope this post was a good lesson on how to effectively use key words to position yourself high up on Google. If you missed my post on keyword selection for improved SEO results, you can find it here.

Until tomorrow…Day 20 of the UBC 

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marketingsuccessOn today’s second installment of the “Blog Traffic Series” posts, I want to cover a subject that can be a challenge to many that have either contemplated having a blog, but have not followed through with or they have started a blog, but have not been consistent in producing interesting and readable articles…better known as FRESH CONTENT.

Producing fresh content is key in a number of ways. Let me share with you tips that will help you get a “fresh” perspective on starting and continuing with your blog writing and posting.

Post Fresh Content Often

Posting fresh content daily or weekly provides your major search engines information that they will find “newsworthy” and will most likely crawl your site more often, putting your words or keywords at the top of the “keyword chain”. Thus, this will help your placement on a search page, preferably at the top of page one of a Google search.

Post and They Will Come…and Stay

The more content you provide on your blog or website, the more your visitors will stay on your site longer because they are interested in what you are writing about. It’s a great way to display your expertise in your niche market too.

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Make Your Blog Visible in Social Media

And here’s an obvious reason you need to post blog articles regularly…such an easy way to market your website beyond just your website or blog. I’m referring to social media marketing, of course. There are a number of ways you can connect your blog so it’s posted on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest. And if you have a decent following on one or all five of these popular social media platforms, then you have yet another reach beyond just your regular website or blog traffic.

Here’s just a quick list of the social media plugins I use that are associated with my blog here on the Digital Marketing Maven website:

So remember the next time you don’t feel like blogging or don’t feel you have enough time to blog, reconsider what you may be missing in terms of traffic and business conversion. Hopefully Monday’s article will inspire you. 🙂 And I’m not saying this because I’m being really challenged with writing a blog post every day for the month of January either! LOL Make time to write fresh content for your business. You may not see the increased traffic results or increased client interaction overnight, but you will see long-term results as long as you stay consistent with blogging. That goes for any kind of marketing for your business…just be consistent with it! 

Until tomorrow…Day 15 of the UBC

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how-to-increase-blog-trafficI’m starting this work week (well Tuesday anyway) with a series of blog tip articles called the “Blog Traffic Series”. I want to share with you a number of ways on how you can generate more traffic by applying this series of simple tips when publishing to your blog.

Ultimately, your blog or website needs better visibility and more visitor traffic in order to gain more interest and business in the long-run. Optimizing your site with the most effective key words and description can make a difference in the traffic of your site versus the traffic of your competitors.

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It can certainly make a difference in where you are ranked in a Google search…are you at the top of the first page or at the top of the second page? Is your competition above you or below you in a Google search? If they are above you in Google, then it’s time to evaluate or re-evaluate how you are optimizing your site with popular key words.

Here is my blog traffic tip #1 for today:

Using the free key word tool kit that I mentioned on this video blog, coupled with writing your blog post around the key words you choose for your article, then you have put your blog or website in a better position to be searched based on the key words you chose. Be sure to add key words and a description to each of your blog posts before you publish it. Then make sure you share your blog post on your favorite social media platforms.

A good example of a Google search this morning for the key words, “8 easy maintenance tips” produced the following search for my Sunday (1/4/15) blog article. Check out the screenshot below. If I had possibly posted this blog article on social media, like Google+, there was a good chance that I would have ranked higher than the #4 spot on this particular search. I’m going to take today’s article and share on social media and will report back later in the week to see what the ranking is for it based on these key words: “keyword selection”. It will be interesting to see how it ranks. Stay tuned for the results!

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As part of your daily or weekly marketing plan, spend some time researching your key words, creating and updating a running list so you have plenty to work with to write articles around. Having a blog editorial calendar will help you keep your key words in one place so that when you are ready to write your blog article, they will be handy for you to get your article written fairly quickly.

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My next Blog Traffic Series Tip #2 article…”Fresh Content is Key”. Look for it tomorrow!

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link-juiceOkay, so the first word out of your mouth is what is “Link Juice”? Believe me, it wasn’t that long ago that I had to look it up and figure out what it really meant. I had a good idea that it had something to do with your links on your website, but the “juice” part I didn’t get.

Well, here’s what “link juice” means:

Definition: “Link Juice” refers to the overall quality or “weight” of the incoming link to your website. All outside links pointing to a certain page of your site affect your page score in the eyes of the search engines. High quality links are considered to have more “Link Juice” than others.

Whaaattt? Sounds like another SEO technique to me! LOL

And now that you know what it means, here are three ways you can improve your “link juice” on your website or blog:

  1. Any opportunity you can provide an author box or widget on your articles that are published on a popular site like ezinearticles.com is a great way to improve your “link juice”. Because you have left a link(s) back to your site on your bio box, a bit of ezinearticles.com’s page rank (what Google uses to determine the importance of a web page) has just been shared on your site. This helps “up” your page rank just a little each time someone visits your link on the ezinearticles.com site.
  2. Stay current with your content simply by blogging and sharing your links using your popular social media platforms. If you use Twitter, be sure to use #hashtags so your content can be found.
  3. Here’s an authentic way to build your “link juice”: offer testimonials on friend’s sites, your favorite sites or related blogs. By you being personable with what you have to say, you’re more likely to have people click on your site link if you are providing useful or resourceful information they can use.

So how are you improving your link juice today?

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