Guest Posting – How to do it THE right way…

In early 2014, Google's webspam guru, Matt Cutts, proclaimed the death of guest blogging. On his own blog, he wrote, "Stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done; it’s just gotten too spammy." His statement launched waves of speculation and uncertainty. Was guest blogging truly dead, or did it still have value in the marketing world? image credit: techwyse.com After his blog post provoked an outcry from the SEO community, Cutts clarified that he'd meant to say, guest blogging as a link-building Read more [...]

Facebook Meet Blog: Installing Open Graph

Wouldn't you just love it if Facebook and your blog could shake hands and be friends? You're in luck. Facebook Open Graph does just that. Open Graph is a set of rules that help integrate your blog into Facebook's social graph via metadata. That metadata tells Facebook which title, description, and image to display when you share a post or page link from your blog. Open Graph helps Facebook quickly understand what your content is about, who wrote and published it, and what Facebook page it's Read more [...]

G+ Vanity URLs, SEO Traffic Drops, and More + Your Links!

Happy Friday! This week's roundup of helpful blogging links is a good one. I could give you a dog and pony show, but let's face it. You want to get right to the good stuff. Get Your Google+ Vanity URL Get rid of that long string of numbers and make your G+ URL make sense. You can follow me at https://plus.google.com/+MelanieNelson How to Diagnose Your Traffic Drop I've been hearing all year that bloggers have mysteriously lost traffic or are having a slow few months. It's time to troubleshoot, Read more [...]