Monthly Archives: August 2012

When Is The Best Time To Tweet?

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My results from using TweetWhen just before writing this post.

Ah – great question! How about right now? Okay, I know what you mean. Your question really is when is the best time to tweet to get the most eyes, the most retweets and (hopefully) the most conversions. You’re in luck because I don’t know either. Now we’re even. I do, however, know where some tools are to help you find “an” answer.

First is TweetWhen. It’s a property of HubSpot which just gets bigger, and bigger and bigger. The image here in this post is from my TweetWhen examination just a few minutes ago. Be aware this does change from time to time but having been on Twitter for about 4 years mine seems to be somewhat stabilized.

Places to Publish Articles Online to Help With SEO

SEO – Search Engine Optimization with Article Publishing

When it comes to SEO it’s all about having a bigger net connected to a funnel connected to a syringe. Get the biggest net possible! Here are a few places you can publish articles with links back to your site. This tactic gets both love and hate – sometimes from the same users! If you’ve read my writings or listened to my shows/podcasts you’ll know I’m a die-hard fan of data. My data says you do get a return on using this tactic and how well your article is written, what keywords it uses and how you invite people back to your money maker all play a role in that all important event: conversion!

Engaging With Small Business on Twitter Through #SmallBiz

small business infographic for twitter use

I make a lot of connections through the hashtag #smallbiz on Twitter. It’s one of those things you either “get”, “don’t get” or “want to get but don’t”. If you’re in class 3 maybe these numbers will help you see the amount of engagement potential just from following this one hashtag.
Granted it has its share of spam as is the nature of the topic and the medium. Hopefully you won’t add to that and I won’t report you and block you. Just throwing that out there.

With an average use of around 1,500 times a day I think that will keep your automated keyword machine humming. Granted an easy 50% of those are spam even if just 10% are realistic opportunities for engagement you’ve still got a full plate.

This infographic was created automatically using visual.ly so it has a very robotic look at a thin line of data – still it’s enough to whet your appetite about this powerful tool: Twitter keyword monitoring and engagement.

Free Blogger Resources, Free Graphics, Free Sounds, Free Icons

Sometimes you just need a quick icon or a quick graphic. Some people still use clip art. Occasionally you just need a sound. With the RIAA and other organizations filing over 4.3 million complaints per month it’s not like you won’t be found. Publishers, enforcers, watchdogs, and attorneys are just waiting to pounce. In fact the “threat for cash” industry is huge bucks.

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Are You Buying SEO Service or Keywords?

I have realized several times without ever writing it that most people who say they are SEO experts are actually keyword users. Now there is certainly nothing wrong with appropriate use of keywords and, in fact, it is and essential factor in SEO. The problem, if you want to call it so, is many SEO professionals end at keywords. They don’t know how to really break down how a domain, site, page, article, or sentence actually work with or against the algorithms which result in higher ranking on the search engines.

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By Danard Vincente

One big example  I recently encountered was a client who had contacted a “competitor” about doing SEO for their site and the first thing the SEO company suggested was they change their domain name because their domain does not contain their keywords. Really? That’s the best you can do and that’s the punch you lead with? In reality had the client changed their domain name and done so the way the SEO expert suggested they would have tanked and may never have been able to get back their PR5 on Google.

Another bit of talk I hear from people who have spoken with someone either before speaking with me or who speak with someone else after speaking with me about Search Engine Optimization is this: They told me I need at least 4% saturation on my keywords but no more than 6%. Okay. If we’re looking at keyword density chances are that’s not an unreasonable range but where are those keywords and how do they flow with the conversation? Are those keywords in the footer in font designed to blend into the background? Are those keywords in the meta keywords tag? (I know, that was snarky.) Or are those keywords in the headings and body text in a natural flow for human readers?