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Jonathan Schlosser

About Jonathan Schlosser

Jon Schlosser is a professional writer and SEO specialist living in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Keywords, Without Intent, Do Not Convert

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When considering keyword strategies, most people simply want to rank as highly as possible for the most common, popular keywords within their industry. If you run a hotel, for instance, you may consider words like hotel, motel, lodging, accommodations and the like. These are considered fairly broad keywords, and you can find them within every industry. While they may describe what you offer, you have to consider the intent of your potential audience. If the keywords you use do not match that intent, ranking highly may still get you increased traffic numbers, but that does not mean it will lead to conversions.

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Google Makes Changes to Nofollow Links

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Linking is a big part of your SEO strategy. Search engines can both see and acknowledge the links you put on your site, along with links to your site from other sources. While it sees them all, it only acknowledges or recognizes the dofollow links. For those links with the added nofollow tag, it ignores the link.

At least, that's how it worked until last month.

As a quick overview, most links on a webpage, with typical HTML coding, are dofollow links. That's the standard way that a search engine reads the code. It only changes if you manually add in a "nofollow" tag to that code.

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Does Short Content Work?

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Excuse the pun, but you're worried about selling yourself short. In your efforts to reach your audience and educate readers, you want to go in depth. You want to put as much information as possible out there. You want to answer all of their questions and work hard to sell them on your goods and services. You wonder if there's any way to use short content, or if everything needs to be the size of a chapter in your favorite novel. What type of content approach is going to work most effectively and accomplish your goals?

Every situation is different and every business has unique needs. But there is a lot of evidence that short content can and does work.

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Google Pixel 4 Phone Leaks Keep Coming

Pixel 4 leaks

It's almost like Google does not care about leaks when it comes to their phones. There were a ton of them for the Google Pixel 3. There may be even more for the upcoming Pixel 4. Is this all part of the marketing plan? People have asked why the company does not keep a tighter grip on secrecy, but maybe the tech giant wants the information to get out early. They want to generate that online buzz. On the other hand, maybe they're too focused on the products and they do not care about devoting time or energy to stopping these leaks. Whatever the case, let's break down some of the things we know about this new phone.

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Targeting Your Copy to Customers' Needs

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When you are creating marketing copy with a call to action, the ultimate, final goal is not always some general concept like brand awareness or spreading the word about a new idea. Sometimes, you're trying to directly sell to the reader. You're trying to get a conversion. That's not to say that copy for brand awareness won't work; it can, and it does. But you must remember that unique pages have unique goals, and you need to have copy that focuses on those goals. It needs to work toward a specific end. Only when you identify that can you create pages that work and do what you intend. Finding that success is not a fluke, so long as you focus on it from the very beginning.

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