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Duplicate Meta Descriptions: OK or Not?

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Matt Cutts, Google's chief of battling search spam, is back with yet another video to tell us a simple but important search engine optimization (SEO) tip. Today's tip concerns meta descriptions and the best ways to use them. A meta description, of course, is a brief description of the contents of a given web page.

The meta description will show up in search results pages under the link to the relevant page. From a user interaction standpoint, your goal is for your meta description to entice the user to visit your page by previewing the valuable content they'll find if they do.

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How to Make Money with Any Hobby

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For many individuals, hobbies remain just that - hobbies. However, with the right balance of drive, creativity and business smarts, you can transform any hobby into a profit-generating online business - simply by creating a blog about your hobby.

For instance, let's say that you enjoy landscaping and gardening. You could take this knowledge and create a blog site where you discuss the "ins and outs" and "how to's" of landscaping and gardening. You could even create instructional videos as well. From there, you could then incorporate some the approaches listed below:

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How to Increase Your Word of Mouth Referrals

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Back when I was young and foolish - now I'm just the latter - I wrote for an educational children's show that achieved critical acclaim, a Peabody, but no commercial success.

While I wasn't too concerned about what the future held, my co-writer, an older woman, most certainly was. While I focused on and made it my job to write scripts, she made it her job to write scripts and collect emails from everybody. This included everyone that we met in relation to the show: producers, actors, engineers, big names at award banquets, you name it.

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Guest Posting Done Right: A Blueprint to Guest Posting

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There can be a high level of value derived from guest blog posting for both the author of the content and for the blog owner alike. However, the problem is that, of late, guest blogging has become more of a new age type of spam; a type of spam that is more advanced than most.

The one thing it has in common with other types of spam, is that it is truly annoying. More specifically, in many cases, blog owners are being harassed daily for guest blog post opportunities (in bulk), while genuine high value guest authors are being rejected because they are being clumped in with the spammers.

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How to Successfully Market Yourself as a Freelance Writer

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Though freelance writing can be quite a lucrative business, you need to have a solid client base in order to make any money. Probably the biggest obstacle for any freelance writer is finding people that are willing to pay for your content. If you want to get hired, you must market yourself as an effective and hard-working freelancer.

Establishing yourself as a freelance writer involves researching each article extensively and approaching it in an innovative way. If you want people to pay you money, you need them to first notice you and recognize that you can help their business grow.

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