How does content marketing help for keyword ranking?

Quora (a fantastic source of blog topics) asked: How does content marketing help for keyword ranking? Here’s my answer. Content marketing and SEO really go hand in hand. You can “do” SEO for your website, but if your content isn’t engaging or useful, then no one will stick around, which search engines don’t like. On the flipside, if your content isn’t optimized for keywords, search engines will never see it…and neither will anyone else. Here’s a quickie on how content helps keyword – or, perhaps more accurately – search term ranking. If you’ve been around the online space for awhile, then you’ve probably heard that you should use your keywords in your content’s title, meta data, H2...

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How to Find Blog Topics In Less Than 15 Minutes [20 Sources]

Okay, so you’ve got your online biz and you know you need a blog. And so far, you’ve been doing pretty well publishing content. But today? You’ve got no idea what to write. The muse has gone AWOL, leaving a trail of dry, dusty letters in her wake that you can’t seem to put together… …your brain’s not working, and… …you sit staring at that damn blank page and flashing cursor (that’s totally mocking you right now). You. Are. S-T-U-C-K. So what’s a smart online biz owner like you to do when you’ve gotta get a blog post published, pronto? That’s what I’m sharing with you here today. Because – NEWSFLASH – content creators and...

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6 Best Free SEO Tools 2018 (for Beginners)

When you’re just starting out, the number one question I see people asking (including myself) is: “How can I optimize my website for free?” In this post I’ll share 6 of the best FREE tools I’m currently using and highly recommend for everyone who’s new to SEO (as of the writing of this post). When you’re just starting out with SEO and content marketing, it’s vital to start getting results without forking out a ton of dough for fancy tools. ‘Cause while those tools are amazing and save loads of time, they also eat up a tiny or non-existent budget quickly with subscriptions priced anywhere from $49 to over $100 a MONTH. When it comes to getting traffic to your content, there are no shortcuts. You absolutely...

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How to Track and Manage Your Content Marketing With Trello

Why use Trello for content management? Because content marketing may be great for business… …but it sucks to keep track of. After all, it can get a little overwhelming when you’re creating epic content with everything that needs to be done. In this post I’m going to show you how to get started with your own content management process using Trello. As organized as I like to believe I am, I’ll admit that I’m terrible sometimes at tracking and organizing things. Content management fell into that category. No matter how I tried to organize it on a spreadsheet or track it, I always found myself going back and manually auditing posts for links, videos, images, and so on. But then...

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How to Search Keywords On Google

Knowing how to search keywords on Google (who gets 80% of the search traffic) is fundamental to your success as an online business owner. Here’s why: Over 1 BILLION websites are online today and over 3 billion people are active internet users. Which makes it super important you break through the noise. And the right keywords will help you slice through the mayhem like a hot knife through buttah. In this post, I’m going to show you how to find the most searched keywords on Google using the free Keyword Planner Tool so you can start optimizing your content and get more traffic. (I came up with keywords and topics for 11 blog posts in just 33 minutes – see how I did it) What is a keyword for a website?...

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How To Research Keywords Fast: My lazy 33-minute process

Want to know how to research keywords fast, instead of spending hours and crossing your fingers you come up with something usable? How about uncovering hot, keyword-rich topics to create content around for your website? Because, let’s face it: Keyword research and planning content can suck. Truth is, I used to hate planning and writing blog posts more than going to the doctor, dentist…even more than laser hair removal. And keyword research took forEVER. But then I discovered how to find keywords AND use them as my source for creating blog posts for topics that people actually want to know more about, quickly. Using this process I sliced my time investment by more than 2/3. And – more...

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