What should you pay for SEO services?

For most businesses today, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the marketing investment that yields the highest return on investment (ROI). The benefits SEO provides far exceed the value of other marketing approaches – print or broadcast advertising, online ads, direct mailing, etc. Businesses no longer decide whether they need SEO services; rather, it’s how much they’re going …

How To Grow Your Readership

“At the ‘Tools of Change’ publishing conference in New York, Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler revealed a remarkably simple, effortless way for authors to sell more eBooks on Amazon… or in fact anywhere eBooks are sold online. In a survey of Goodreads’ 15 million-strong membership, he found that the main driver of eBook purchases was, unsurprisingly, ‘referral by a friend’.”–BESTSELLER …

Why Write a Killer Blogpost

Sure, it seems easy enough – all your friends seem to have started one, so why shouldn’t you? But with the advent of the internet and weblogging, it seems that everyone has become an expert and so it’s hard to separate the good content from dross, the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. There …

How To Harness Social Media to Boost Your Business

You constantly hear that social media is the way to build business, attract friends, fans, and followers, and “go viral” overnight. But as anyone who has waded into the web has quickly discovered, you can easily spend hours caught in this “web” with very little to show for your effort. If only it were as …

Top 10 Words That Capture Readers’ Attention

As writers and editors, we know that our word choices are important. Some messages call your readers to action – others not so much. What is it that makes one paragraph soar while others fall flat? According to fictitious studies published some 40 years ago, certain power words capture our attention more than others. Though the studies …

The Better Way To Blog

Blogging is tough! The hours are long, the information is difficult to come by, and your work isn’t panning out like you’ve hoped. Still, blogging is important. You probably already know that Google and other search engines rank longer, in-depth content higher than others. This study done by Neil Patel shows that the content length for a web …

How to A/B Test for SEO

A/B testing (or multivariate testing) is good practice to determine which aspects of your site need tweaking. But running multiple versions of a website can get you out of Google’s good graces (mainly because serving up different versions of the same page to different users has, in years past, been used for nefarious SEO purposes). …