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How to Rank Your Old, Outdated Content

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What percentage of your search traffic is driven by your top 10 pages? Chances are, it’s a large portion. Just look at the screenshot below. You’ll see that my top 10 pages drive 28.7% of my search traffic. That may not seem like a high number, but I have 5,441 blog posts. In other words, 0.1%

7 Google Analytics Reports That Show How Your Blog is Really Performing

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When you log into Google Analytics , what do you look at? Chances are you see something like the image above that shows you how many people are currently on your blog. Well, that was easy to guess because that’s the report Google Analytics gives you once you log in. ??.

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How I Grew My Dying Facebook Traffic

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Is it me, or does Facebook just want to keep you on Facebook? Every time I post a link to my site, I get less and less traffic. And it’s been this way for years. In other words, my organic reach on Facebook was dying.

New Study: What 100 Social Media Followers Are Really Worth

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The social web is huge. From Facebook to Pinterest , they all command billions of eyeballs per year. Which, of course, makes these channels too big to ignore. In other words, you have no choice but to participate in them or else you’ll miss out on traffic and revenue.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

An infographic listing the best practices companies can follow to bolster their e-commerce website.

How Google’s New Layout Predicts the Future of SEO

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When you think about SEO and what’s changed over the last 5 years, what comes to your mind? Chances are, it’s something related to how it’s harder to get rankings on Google. But why has it gotten harder to get more organic traffic?

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What Type of Links Does Google Really Prefer?

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We all know that links help rankings. And the more links you build the higher you’ll rank. But does it really work that way? Well, the short answer is links do help with rankings and I have the data to prove it. But, you already know that.

17 Charts That Show Where Social Media is Heading

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You already know it’s harder to get traffic from the social web unless you spend money ads. There’s nothing new with that fact… just look at the graph above: It breaks down how the average number of social shares per blog post has been dying year over year.

How to Perform a Thorough SEO Audit in Less Than 3 Minutes

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They say there are over 200 ranking factors in Google’s algorithm. But are you going to take the time to optimize your site for each and every single one of them? Well, you should… but you probably won’t. See, SEO has changed… it used to be that you could do a handful of things and rank well.

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17 Charts That Show Where Content Marketing is Heading

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I started content marketing in the early days. So early that when I first met the WordPress founder, he had just raised $1.1 million for WordPress. Fast forward to today and WordPress is worth over a billion dollars.

How to Rank New Content Faster

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If I write a blog post on any topic, what do you think happens? It typically gets indexed by Google the same day I publish the content and within a week it tends to rank high on Google. Then again, I have a domain score of 94 and I have 633,791 backlinks. Just look at the image above. (If

Backlinks: Your Free Link Analysis Tool

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Please note that you may have to clear your browser cache to see the latest version of Ubersuggest. Do you want to know how many people are linking to you? Do you want to find more link opportunities? Well, I created a free backlink tool that will allow you to do that (and much more).

17 Hidden Facebook Marketing Tools That Will Increase Your Engagement by 154%

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Facebook engagement is easier and more valuable than you ever imagined. I found this out the hard way. At one point, I was spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a month on Facebook Ads. Sure, I was getting some huge successes. But I was also wasting a ton of money.

How to Generate 100 Content Ideas in 60 Seconds (Seriously)

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I have a question for you…. How do you figure out what you should blog about? If I had to take a guess, you probably come up with ideas based on one of two strategies. The first is to use tools like Ubersuggest to come up with a list of keywords.

How I Gain 1,260 Instagram Followers Per Week

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Do you want to be instafamous? Well, who doesn’t? Over the last few months, I’ve been running numerous Instagram experiments and I’ve finally figured out how to grow my Instagram following. My Neil Patel account has been growing by 1,260 followers per week.

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Why You Shouldn’t Try to Rank #1 on Google

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Do you know what the number one email request I get is? Come on, take a guess. What do you think it is? Ok, its people asking me for money. But, do you know what the second most common email request I get is? Companies asking me to rank them number 1 on Google for a specific term.

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How to Outrank Big Companies When You Have No SEO Budget

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There’s a formula to SEO and as long as you follow it, you’ll get rankings. So, what’s this formula? Well, you write amazing content, optimize your code, create a great user experience, and you mix in some backlinks. Sounds simple, right?

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Why Unscalable Marketing Activities are Best for B2B Companies

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Most blog posts talk about going viral. They talk about network effects and refer-a-friend tactics. They talk about switching your orange button to a green one. They talk about sending out automated, cold emails. Well, guess what? None of that works in B2B. Not at a high level.

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How to Find the Right Keywords to Rank #1 on Google For

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Do you want more traffic? Well, who doesn’t? The reason you want more traffic is that you think more traffic equals more revenue. But here is what you’ll learn the hard way… as your traffic goes up, your revenue won’t increase at the same pace.

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How to Think About SEO

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Don’t you hate how it takes forever to get results when it comes to SEO? Everyone says it takes 6 months to a year and even in some cases many years to see results. Well, I have some bad news and some good news for you. Let’s start with the bad news…. SEO is a long-term strategy.

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How to Build Backlinks in Less Than 1 Hour

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I have a question for you…. How do you build links? If I had to bet, chances are you spend little to no time on link building. Because it’s hard. But why should link building be hard? Most parts of SEO are much simpler and cost-effective.

One Simple Hack That’ll Boost Your Ecommerce Sales

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There’s a little growth hack that every ecommerce site should be using. It’s the easiest hack… it doesn’t require money, you don’t need a following, and it works instantly. But you know what? No one is using it. Can you guess what it is? Well, I’ll give you hint… just look at the image above.

How to Create a Global SEO Strategy

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As a child, I did everything that most kids did. I played outside with friends, I watched a lot of TV, I loved eating cereal for breakfast, and I went to school. My childhood wasn’t too much different than yours. But there was one thing that was a bit unique.

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The Ultimate SEO Tool: Ubersuggest 3.0

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In 2018, I promised you I would release a better version of Ubersuggest for free, and I did that. But there was one big issue: Ubersuggest only worked on a keyword level. When you put in a keyword, you get a list of more keyword ideas and content ideas.

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How to Acquire Customers with Facebook’s New Messenger Ads

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Facebook recently released Facebook Messenger app ads to the general public. Aaaaaannnnnddddd digital advertising just got even more creepy than ever imagined. Thanks, Zuck. You can now directly message potential prospects via Facebook Messenger right in their inboxes.

How Digital Marketing Will Change in 2019

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Digital marketing is going to change drastically in 2019. And sadly, you aren’t going to like a lot of the changes. And no, I don’t mean change from a competition standpoint. You already know that each year marketing gets more expensive and more competitive. That’s just a given.

How I Grew My Declining Google Traffic

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When you look at the chart above, what do you see? A site that gets a ton of traffic, right? I am a marketer, so I should be somewhat decent at getting traffic… or so you would hope.

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6 Engagement Marketing Metrics & How to Improve Them

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“Engagement.” It’s a term often dismissed as “fluffy” that lacks true value towards primary business goals. But we live in a world where customers can engage with us in real time. And with this comes an expectation of delivering the best experience possible.

4 Data-Backed Conversion Hacks that Cost You Nothing

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Conversions are in the toilet. Traffic is still coming in. But your bottom line isn’t changing. Sales are slower than ever. People simply aren’t buying right now. It’s not the holiday season. It’s probably just the “off-season” for online sales. No need to worry, right?

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Low Sales? Here’s How to Read Minds to Close More Deals

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People either do what you want. Or they don’t. And there’s not a whole lot you can do about it. Except react. Except follow-up based on a new set of rules. That doesn’t mean you can’t predict it, though. That doesn’t mean you can’t manipulate it.

3 Shortcuts for Business Owners to Market Effectively Without Wasting Time

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9-to-5 jobs are never truly 9-5. There’s always something that comes up that needs to get done. No questions asked. Thank your boss for that one. Actually, don’t. That’s probably not a good idea. But running a business is a whole new level of busy.

What Facebook Watch Will Mean for Marketers

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It was only a matter of time. Just like Amazon, YouTube, and Netflix before it, Facebook has officially entered the video streaming game. What is Facebook Watch, and what does it mean for you your marketing strategy? What is Facebook Watch? Launched in August 2017 to select users in the U.S.

What Tinder Can Teach Us About Growth Marketing

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Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, Tinder is a hugely popular mobile dating app that matches potential partners based on user data and proximity. Since the application was launched in 2012, it has experienced explosive growth.

Timely and Relevant Is The Only Message That Matters

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During the 2014 Grammy Awards, musician Pharrell Williams was seen wearing an unusual hat: Image Source. Sure, he may have gotten some funny looks, but it didn’t seem like a big deal.

6 Metrics You Might Think are Important But Really Aren’t (And What to Track Instead)

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You know all of those metrics you track? They’re probably worthless. I’m not saying they have absolutely no value, of course. I’m just saying they’re doing nothing for your bottom line most of the time. These are the things that you think matter, but don’t.

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How to Find Which Sites are Driving Retention

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I’ve previously written about how to use Kissmetrics to find which backlinks drive signups. I wrote that article because we all know backlinks are great for SEO, which is great for traffic, but what really matters is the quality of traffic you’re getting.

Homepages Rarely Convert Because These 6 Elements Are Often Ignored

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No, this headline isn’t clickbait. This article does contain critical homepage elements that are often overlooked. And you might be ignoring them. In fact, the examples I share here are a sure sign that many marketers still ignore critical homepage elements.

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Before Your Next Product Launch, Try These 5 Engagement Strategies

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The big day is approaching! Yes, you’re about to launch your first (or maybe fifth) product. You want the experience to be perfect for your audience. What your team does before the launch is just as important as what you do on launch day.

If I Had to Start All Over Again, I Would…

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I started young. At the ripe age of 15 and a half, I started my first online business. Can you guess what it was? It was a job board. I created it because I couldn’t find a high paying job at that young of an age. Heck, I struggled to find even a low paying job!

How to Hack Retention Rate and Get Customers to Stick Around

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Retention, huh? It’s like interviewing for a job and getting to the last stage of the interviews — just to realize it’s not going to happen. We spend money on getting people to our website, visitors spend eight seconds on the page and 98% will never return. Boy, that hurts.