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Fine-Tune Your SEO Strategy for the Upcoming Holiday Shopping Season to Help Maximize Growth Opportunities

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Although it is hard to believe, the holidays, and the associated massive uptick in online shopping, are just around the corner. Is your startup, e-commerce site or SMB well poised to capitalize on this period of surging consumer interest and spending? If not, one of the most effective ways to posture your business to take advantage of these unique growth opportunities is through targeted enhancements to help boost your SEO. With a balanced and thorough SEO campaign incorporating some of the strategies below, your business may be able to generate additional traffic and conversions this holiday season.

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Is There Value in Long Tail SEO?

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You know that most people don't have a lot of time when they search for something on the internet. In our fast-paced modern culture, people expect to put a word or two into Google and get relevant results in a split second. And it usually works. This means the competition for those keywords can be incredibly high.

Would you also benefit from considering long tail SEO, which means you shift your focus to longer keyword strings that go into a bit more detail? While you may intuitively want to target the most common search terms, you'll find that niche terms can also play a significant role in your overall SEO strategy.

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Four Factors That Help Develop Your Content Strategy and Provide Value to Customers

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With leading search engine providers heavily focused on enhancing overall user experiences, hosting content which is actionable, engaging and high quality is now more important than ever. But what constitutes “high quality content” and how has the definition morphed over time? Today’s content must not only align with your small to medium-size business's overarching marketing goals but must also stand out from the static to inspire users to action. By examining four essential factors of your content strategy, your business can go beyond chasing the SEO tactic du jour, and, instead, focus on providing value to users.

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Google Removes Right Sidebar Ads: The Effects on SEM

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Anybody involved with Internet marketing - and especially search engine marketing - has likely heard the news that Google will no longer be displaying text ads in the right sidebar of search engine results. Instead, four text ads (previously three) will be displayed at the top of a search results page, while positions 5 through 7 will be pushed to the bottom.

This change is rightly causing quite a bit of confusion and apprehension, as it's thought that fewer ad positions per page will drive up AdWords bids and increase competition. Here are some of the most important takeaways from this rollout.

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Search Engines Reveal Top Searches of 2015

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Looking at the top search trends of the year helps internet marketers, content creators, SEO professionals and webmasters understand how people use the internet. While these lists are typically dominated by celebrities, news events and sports moments, they nevertheless provide valuable insight and perspective for anyone hoping to attract more traffic to their site.

And while the importance of search engines may be diminishing slightly when compared to other methods of content delivery such as social media, these lists could help content creators find audiences in unexpected places (like Yahoo, for instance).

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