February 25, 2017

Tip to improve local targeting with online ads

Some online business owners already know about Backpage.com’s sponsored ad services, but if you are of this group and don’t know about their classified ad services — you’re really missing out. The ads are, overall, downright cheap; you can advertise all across the USA for as little as $40-$50 for an entire week (depending on the category), and the sponsored ads are SEO friendly — pick a longer-term ad option, and you could give your website a temporary boost in search engines to boot.

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How to Send a DMCA Takedown Notice

Not too long ago I found out that somebody stole an article from my website. Now, I’m familiar with the process of getting web hosting companies to remove unauthorized content as it should be a regular practice for freelance writers when clients fail to pay, and subsequently use, content. However, while I have a decent amount of experience in getting stolen content removed from websites, not everybody does.

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Caught: They Stole my Blog Post

It didn’t take me long to notice this — somebody posted my How to improve WordPress SEO article on their site. They did, however, give a credit link back to my site — which is odd to me, since they stole the website content.

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Google Using Toolbar Data for Discovery

This has been happening for a long, long time, but Google does use more than just inbound links to discover websites or web pages. The other day I was looking through one of my website’s “recent visitors” logs, and lo-and-behold, I noted a Googlebot hit on a page… a page that was, first of all, dynamic (somefile.htm?do=something), and second of all — not referenced anywhere online.

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SEO Case Study #1: 10DollarArticles.com

I decided to do a little bit of a public test, though I wish that I had documented the findings sooner as the site has already risen up on Google’s first page a couple of notches.

Nonetheless, the case study is for a new article writing service that I have put together – 10DollarArticles.com.

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