Advanced Search Engine OptimisationTactics

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Search engine optimisation is necessary for driving traffic to a website. A large volume of traffic increases sales and profits. Although there are a few simple search engine optimisation techniques that most business owners can implement, for the best results such as quickly ranking on the first page of search engines, you need to hire a SEO expert. Professional tactics greatly improve your SEO. Search engine optimisation experts have a variety of tools in their area of expertise to help any business increase its online visibility and exposure. 1. Meta Descriptions For search engine optimisation, there has to be a [Read more…]

Building Your Freelance Portfolio with WordPress: Essential Plugin Pack

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There are many reasons why many freelancers choose WordPress for building their portfolio of websites: It’s easy, reliable and flexible (thanks, of course, to plugins). Okay, maybe you will occasionally be told that Tumblr or Blogger is the better choice especially for those looking for a more casual blogging experience. But for the professionals, WordPress always comes out on top — and for good reason, considering the number of features, tools and free plugins you can access to customize and monetize your content.

Patience and the Long-Distance Blogger

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Blogging offers writers great rewards. We get to share our words with others. We educate and entertain. If we’re really lucky, our blogs generate income or interest from book agents. To do any of this, however, you need readers, and in the early days of any blog, readers are hard to come by.

What Does it Take to be a Freelance Writer?

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I’ve been a (more than) full-time writer for ten years.  It takes talent, ambition and the ability to manage your time and money to be successful. Contrary to popular belief, you can be a successful freelance writer without starting your own business. However, if you have a habit of slacking or procrastinating, this probably isn’t the path for you. My typical day includes writing for up to ten clients at a time. This includes everything from SEO-rich web content to brochures for international hotel chains. I scour job boards for new openings and apply daily, even if I have a [Read more…]

Choosing SEO Consulting Services Comes Down To Common Sense [Tips]

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SEO consulting services can help a webmaster boost their websites presence by bringing in professionals who understand what it takes to create on-site and off-site optimization, however it’s important when choosing a service provider that you first investigate their past successes and understand their approach to site optimization. Start your search by first examining how the SEO service ranks for keywords found on their own website. If an SEO “expert” isn’t ranking for basic terms such as “SEO” or “SEO Services” and “SEO consultants” it should raise a red flag. Speak with several representatives from the company. While a one man [Read more…]

Freelance Writing for the Web: A Change is Gonna Come. Are You Ready?

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Make a point of learning more about why potential clients are looking for a writer in the first place and study the hell out of the marketplace and the kind of changes in advertising, search, social media, and all of the other things that are going to force changes in the way people conduct business and information acquisition on the ‘Net.

SEO Experts and Freelance Writers: Interview with Kieran Flanagan

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Kieran is a great guy with whom to work and his perspective on writing and search engine optimization is indicative of what I tend to encounter when dealing with the “right” people. He’s the kind of person I’d recommend to anyone looking for someone to provide link building services.

Don’t get any funny ideas about stealing my client, either. I’ve asked Kieran to tip me off if anyone tries to muscle in on my turf, lol!

Without further ado, here’s the Q&A:

Freelance Writing Opportunities in SEO Content

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The morals to the story: There’s gold out there for those willing and able to mine it. It’s a mistake to dismiss SEO content as nothing more than half-assed articles that happen to use the right words. If you bring your A-game to SEO content and hook up with the A-level masters of the craft, you can have a chance to do good work at a good rate.

And, if you understand why exceptionally good content can be a fantastic SEO tool, that should be a part of your pitch to many clients.

Are We Still Supposed to be Using SEO?

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I’m really bad with the SEO. I know we’re supposed to be using it to stay on top of the search engines, but I’ve been lucky enough to get good search traffic without using obvious SEO techniques. I try to use my keywords when I can, but the truth is, I don’t want to sound too keywordy, if that makes any sense. Sometimes, obvious SEO titles are just silly. When they’re used five times in a paragraph, it looks spammy, at least to me. When I do use SEO I try and find the words and phrases sounding most natural. [Read more…]

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