Ignoring your SEO competition: the biggest SMB mistake

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Over the years of content research and website promotion we’ve come across a very common mistake that small businesses make.

Nearly half of all business owners ignore their SEO competition when they start websites.

In fact, most of new business owners and entrepreneurs fail to face the reality and acknowledge their SEO competitors.

Here’s how it happens and how to fix it.

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How to SEO a blog post before and after you hit Publish

How you SEO a blog post is how you SEO your whole site – because your SEO efforts should be spread evenly across inner pages of your site.

Moreover, good blog posts are extremely helpful for overall site SEO. Quality posts attract links and social media shares, which in turn grows the authority of your whole domain.

So – you’ve got your content plan, know what to write about, and want to SEO your blog posts for maximum effect?

Here’s your checklist:

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Content planning for websites and blogs. Types of content planning.

content planning for websites and blogs

If you’ve landed on this page, you’ve probably heard of content planning.

This post will give you an overview of different kinds of content planning by type, purpose and technique.

Let’s touch upon the basics of content marketing and types of text content as well. After all, getting a content plan is absolutely crucial if you want to maximize the performance of your website and turn it into a lead generation machine.

Dive right in?

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Why you should still target keywords that have no search volume

target keywords with zero search volume

As you are preparing a content plan for your blog, or just doing some research for a post?

Many keyword tools, like Ahrefs, will give you keyword suggestions that display 0 search volume.

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are these really worthless?

Most beginner bloggers and SEOs will automatically discard these keywords.

It’s the wrong thing to do, however. You should examine these and use some of them to grow your business.

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Bad SEO advice from Hubspot – do this instead

bad seo advice from hubspot

Hubspot has a blog post that ranks high for search phrases like “SEO plan”, written by Drew Fortin. Here is the post.

Apart from some good advice the post also contains bad advice regarding blogging and content planning.

Sadly, the same advice is being repeated from blog to blog. We’ve come across the advice so often that the current blog post is long overdue.

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Blog Post SEO: The DIY Guide to SEO for Blog Posts in 2020

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If you run a blog, we have good news and bad news for you.

Good news: Google loves blogs, and especially WordPress blogs, since a large chunk of the Internet runs on WordPress.

Bad news: you have to actually work on blog post SEO to get organic traffic.

But then again, you have to do the work anywhere to get results.

Since 2012 we’ve turned hundreds of blogs into traffic generating machines.

This list of best practices for blog post SEO is a way to give back to community, so feel free to share it.

Let’s dive right in and give you an actionable and 2020-ready checklist on SEO for blog posts.

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Your SEO sucks because of these blogging mistakes

blogging mistakes that are bad for seo

Most website owners see SEO as a complicated specific activity, that requires a large contract and a dedicated agency-level support.

Blogging, however, is viewed as a simple process that’s easy to do.

However, a blog is a powerful SEO tool that can both bring you tons of organic SEO traffic and hold your site down in Google’s result pages.

Here’s a list of the most common blogging mistakes we’ve seen our clients do over and over again. Avoid these and stay consistent with your blogging – and you will see more and more organic traffic and leads on your site.

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5 Reasons to never buy “SEO Content”

A lot of copywriting agencies and freelancers are offering creation of “SEO content” as one of their services.

This seems like a legacy of times over a decade ago, when stuffing keywords into web copy meant it was going to do well on Google.

Times have changed since, yet business owners still fall for the dream of simple traffic copywriters sell them.

Here’s a list of reasons you should never order something labeled as “SEO Content”.

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