5 SEO Tips for Beginners

from guest blogger Ness

New to SEO? Don’t worry because SEO is always changing, so no matter what, there will always be

something new to learn. You just need to be patient because SEO isn’t something that becomes

profitable and works over night. You will need to take hours and hours of research and understanding

before you can have an effective SEO strategy. So to help you get started, we are going to go over 5

basic tips for SEO beginners.

Keywords Will Always be Important

Although there is a lot of talk about how keywords shouldn’t be a big part of our SEO strategies, we have

to remember that keywords are how Google and other major search engines index our pages. Without

the proper keywords, they would have no idea where to put our content and how relevant it is towards

the search terms.

Although we might not be able to keyword stuff our content like we did years ago, we can still make

sure to place the keywords in our titles, URLs, in our code, and a little throughout our content. You don’t

want to use the keyword to much within the content because that might end up looking unnatural and

could end up hurting your rankings. A good rule is to keep the density under 3% throughout all of the

content.

Get a Healthy Link Profile

Google has consistently been updating their algorithms to counteract the spam type of link building that

we have seen in recent years. It is no longer about how many links you have out there, it’s about what

type of quality those links are. The higher quality links that you have pointing to your site, the better off

you will be.

There are a few things that determine what is considered a high quality link. You should be posting

your link in relevant areas that would be beneficial for the audience that is looking at the link. So for

example, if you are running a guest posting campaign, you are going to want to write on websites that

are relevant to your niche, have high authority, and have a quality website that receives regular traffic.

Quality Content

Search engines love unique content that is high quality. As soon as you start to post good quality

content, the search engines are going to know it and will put your content higher than the typical below

average article. You should never try to rush your content because the worse your content is, the worse

your overall rankings will be as well. Not to mention bad content doesn’t attract traffic, so either way,

bad content will get you nowhere.

Drive Traffic

Most people want to do SEO for more traffic, but what they don’t realize is that a lot of traffic helps SEO.

Once major search engines see that a website is getting a lot of attention, they will raise its rankings and

make them more of an authority within the search terms. So instead of just focusing on other aspects of

SEO, create an appealing website that people will love and try to market it on other places to attract a

few people and after a while you will start to see more and more people coming to your site.

There are plenty of online marketing methods that don’t have anything to do with SEO. You can market

on forums, use advertisement programs, social media marketing, and so much more. The important part

is to just focus on getting quality traffic.

Ensure Website Code is Clean and Effective

An important factor of SEO is to make sure the search engines have no problems crawling through your

website. If there is a lot of different code errors and unresponsive parts of your website, the spiders

might not be able to proceed, which risks parts of your website not being indexed. You need to make

sure that all of the code is correct and also ensure that each page has proper navigation. The more

internal links, navigation bars, and a site map, the better it is for spiders to find new content and index

it.

There are plenty of other tips and tricks for beginners in SEO, but these 5 tips should get you headed in

the right direction.

 

About the Author:

This guest post is written by Ness for MakeAWebsite. They provide comparisons of hosting providers. They have reviews on some of the most trusted and reliable web hosts including http://

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OnlyWire has added Pocket!

OnlyWire now offers service with Pocket!

Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket. Save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite.

To add Pocket to your OnlyWire networks, please go to your OnlyWire Networks page.
1) Select ‘Add Network’ at bottom of the page
2) Scroll down to Pocket
3) Select ‘Set Up’
4) Enter description and click on ‘Activate’
5) Finish the authentication process.

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OnlyWire has added Bitly

OnlyWire now offers service with Bitly!

Bitly is the easiest and most fun way to save, share and discover links from around the web. We call these links bitmarks, and you can use bitly to remember, curate and share them.

To add Bitly to your OnlyWire networks, please go to your OnlyWire Networks page.
1) Select ‘Add Network’ at bottom of the page
2) Scroll down to Bitly
3) Select ‘Set Up’
4) Enter description and click on ‘Activate’
5) Finish the authentication process.

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OnlyWire has added Yammer!

OnlyWire now offers service with Yammer!

Yammer is a secure, private social network for your company. Yammer empowers employees to be more productive and successful by enabling them to collaborate easily, make smarter decisions faster, and self-organize into teams to take on any business challenge. It is a new way of working that naturally drives business alignment and agility, reduces cycle times, engages employees and improves relationships with customers and partners.

To add Yammer to your OnlyWire networks, please go to your OnlyWire Networks page.
1) Select ‘Add Network’ at bottom of the page
2) Scroll down to Yammer
3) Select ‘Set Up’
4) Enter description and click on ‘Activate’
5) Finish the authentication process.

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Why Social Bookmarking is More Important than Search Engine Submission

by Guest Blogger: Chris Barber

 

Why Social Bookmarking is More Important than Search Engine Submission
If you search on Google for “ farmer’s market Los Angeles,” you want to find a farmer’s market, right? Not some spam site that redirects to makeup brushes. Search engines have changed their algorithms to produce more relevant search results for their users and to discourage abuses such as keyword stuffing and redirects (see Google and Bing webmaster guidelines).

Get Found, Not Lost
If your goal is to be found by a search engine, you need to demonstrate how relevant your site is to the appropriate audience. The best way to prove relevance to search engines is to provide excellent content that is shared and visited by others.

Search Engine Submission Now Officially a Scam – Source
“…you don’t even need to submit your site to Google. Google is a fully automated search engine that uses software known as “spiders” to crawl the web on a regular basis and find sites to add to our index.” -Google. So how do you get those ‘spiders’ to find your site? Social bookmarking is one of the best ways to get found and be deemed relevant by search engines.

What is Social Bookmarking?
Social bookmarking is kind of like a simplified Facebook. Users go to sites such as del.icio.us to save links to content they find captivating or beneficial. A list of links generated by an individual can be browsed by the entire user base. So if I create a list of ‘The Best Cycling Gear On the Planet’ and I diligently update this list with the best links, other del.icio.us users will start to use my list, boosting my social clout. My list will get higher ranking on the del.icio.us site, and any links on my list will get noticed by search engines.

Social Clout = Better Search Ranking
The most active, influential users on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ use social bookmarking to keep track of information they want to reference later. When your website is found and stored by a social network influencer, your site gets a double boost: first because search engines will see that someone with social clout is interested in your link, and second because many people will see the bookmarked site and click to see what the big deal is. “Links help our crawlers find your site and can give your site greater visibility in our search results.” – Google.

Search Isn’t Everything
Another benefit of focusing on social bookmarking is that you’ll get more traffic through referrals instead of waiting for everyone to find you via search. While SEO still should be part of your portfolio, it’s not the only way to drive traffic to your site. Furthermore, the traffic that comes from social bookmarking sites will be more targeted and will provide better search engine ranking.

If you build it, they will come.
The lesson here is that you don’t need to submit your website to search engines as long as you’re creating useful content and promoting it on the Web. Not sure you’re creating the right type of content? Then watch this video from Google’s search quality team on creating content that performs well in Google search results.

Guest Blogger Chris Barber has been practicing internet marketing since 2005 and recently started specializing in blog marketing. He enjoys the challenges and unique opportunities digital marketing presents and the excitement of the people he helps. To learn more about his blog marketing service visit bloghands.com or follow them on twitter 

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Set Up A Feed With OnlyWire

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Set Up Network Groups With OnlyWire

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Set Up Your Networks With OnlyWire

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OnlyWire network alert: Google+


OnlyWire has removed Google+ and Google Bookmarks from our Networks list due to Google’s posting restrictions.

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OnlyWire has added Open Diary!

 

OnlyWire now offers service with Open Diary! Founded in 1998 with over half a million diaries to date, Open Diary is an online diary community where you can create your own interactive diary with unlimited storage and posts. Read diaries posted from users all over the world. Upgrade to a paid subscription for additional features and no ads.

To add Open Diary to your OnlyWire networks, go to your OnlyWire Networks page and select “Add Network”.
1) Scroll down to Open Diary and select “Set Up”.
2) Enter your Open Diary username and password.
3) Select “Save”.

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Set Up Your RSS Feeds With OnlyWire

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Get Started With OnlyWire

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Set Up Your Networks, Set Up Network Groups, Submit a Manual Post.

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The Importance of Branded Submissions in Social Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are Branded Submissions?

The image above shows a Facebook post that was shared “via Blog.BodybuildingMakeup.com”.  This branded submission link directs readers to that site, increasing traffic and brand visibility.  With branded submissions, you can promote your site every time you submit a post on social media.

Promote your brand with OnlyWire

Promoting your brand is easy with a content submission tool!  Set up branded submissions today with an OnlyWire Enterprise plan.  Enterprise plans start at $99 per month and offer branded submissions to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Sign me up now.

OnlyWire is the fastest way to auto-submit content to the top 50 social media networks.  Visit us at onlywire.com today.

Arlene Lurey is the Social Media Manager at OnlyWire.
Join our OnlyWire User Community at www.facebook.com/groups/onlywire
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Introducing OnlyWire 6.0

With OnlyWire 6.0, we created the fastest, easiest way to automate your website or blog posting to the top social networks. You’ll find new features and account settings to take your social media management to the next level.

 

We added these awesome NEW features:

  • Multiple Accounts Per Network – Do you have more than one Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ account? Create multiple network accounts for each of our supported networks.

  • Network Groups – Have you ever sent a test post to a real account by accident? Group your social network accounts by function or type for easier posting and accuracy. Network Group examples: Personal, Business, Favorites, Test.

  • Teams – Are you responsible for multiple clients or teams? Group your users into Teams to manage multiple campaigns, clients and organizations on all your networks with OnlyWire Enterprise.

  • LiveWire – The LiveWire engagement console allows you to view and respond to comments posted on your primary networks. From one simple console, you can switch between social network accounts to prioritize your engagement.

  • Account Management – Now you have the power to pause submissions, update or cancel your account, and submit support tickets from your Account screen.

We kept your favorite Existing Features:

  • 50+ Networks – We continue to support the 50 leading social networks so that you can build new, vibrant followers.

  • Automation Tools – With our automation tools (RSS feeds, WordPress Plugin), OnlyWire will pick up your latest content and automatically post it to the social networks you have set up with OnlyWire. Just set it up and walk away!

  • Submission Brander – Submission Brander inserts your site or company name/url on each of your posts to increase your site traffic and brand visibility. Branded submissions are currently available for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

  • Status Posts – You missed your Status posts, so we brought them back!

Learn more about our plans or sign up for a free trial of OnlyWire Lite (no credit card required).

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Join our OnlyWire User Community on Facebook, or follow our Twitter feed @OnlyWire to be the first to know about product releases and service alerts.

OnlyWire is the fastest way to auto-submit content to the top 50 social networks. Visit us at onlywire.com today.

Arlene Lurey is the Social Media Manager at OnlyWire.
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OnlyWire System Update: Bebo service restored

OnlyWire has now restored service with Bebo.
Thank you for your patience throughout this process.

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OnlyWire service alert: Bebo

The Bebo site is currently experiencing technical issues. OnlyWire has removed Bebo from our Services list until the issues have been resolved. We appreciate your patience during this period and will message you with updates. If you require assistance, please message us at: www.onlywire.com/help

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Save Money and Time With a Content Submission Tool

by Guest Blogger: Shane Barker

Save Money and Time With a Content Submission Tool
In these frugal times, we are often asked to do more with less.  How do you expand your social media presence while meeting your other marketing obligations, all with the same resources as before?  Red Bull and Starbucks can only get you so far!  Okay, here’s a hint: you can’t buy it or hire it.  The answer is simple: by saving time!  Time is the most important resource you have, but since you don’t have to report it to the IRS, you probably aren’t paying attention to how you’re spending it.  How much time do you spend posting on multiple social media sites to maintain your social presence?  Let’s see how your small business or startup can save time using a content submission tool.

What is a Content Submission Tool?
A content submission tool is used to automate posting to multiple websites or social communities.  After you sign up for an account, you enter profile information for your social media accounts and authorize the tool to post your content for you.  Some tools allow you to coordinate seamlessly across multiple team members.  For example, one person can draft a blog post or press release, another can make tweaks, and yet another can approve and publish the content.   With the click of a button, the final content is automatically posted to your social communities for you.  Various reporting features help you easily track what you have published and where it has been posted.

Free Yourself From Manual Posting
If you’re the manager, you decide which tasks are performed in-house and which jobs are outsourced.  If you’re the only one running the show, chances are you get to do it all!  Using a content submission tool frees you from manually posting your blogs, articles and press releases to social media sites.  You can focus your limited time and capital on quality content development, customer acquisition and customer retention.

Take Advantage of Automation Tools
When selecting a content submission tool, you’ll want to choose one that has automation tools such as Plugins and a developer API.  For example, a WordPress Plugin allows you to automatically submit your blog posts to multiple sites.  A developer API, or application program interface, is a way for different websites to communicate openly with each other for sharing content.  Rather than hiring a programming guru to accomplish the sharing by exchanging and embedding HTML or other code among websites, a developer API can do the sharing for you.

Track Your Content Submission Performance
So you’ve scheduled a bunch of content submissions to be automatically posted to social communities.  Now what?  Well, any useful content submission tool should come with a method of tracking results and monitoring performance.  You can optimize your efforts because you can see the actual web traffic and backlinks generated from social content sharing.  If you’re a consultant managing social content portfolios for multiple clients, you especially can benefit from using a content submission tool.

Get OnlyWire
A content submission tool like OnlyWire is a great way to automate your posts to multiple websites or social communities.  With over 50 social networks to choose from, you can post your content to unique communities that are not supported by competing solutions.  Here’s how it works‒ Sign up for an account, enter your social media profiles, and authorize OnlyWire to post your content to those sites.  Then all you do is upload your content, choose the sites to post to, and OnlyWire does the rest.  They have plugins to automatically push your WordPress posts and RSS feeds to the sites you set up with OnlyWire.  And if you have some coding experience, they also offer a developer API.  With plans starting at $12.99 per month and a free trial of 100 submissions, you have very little to risk and everything to gain.

What’s your experience with sharing content on social media?  Have you ever tried a content submission tool like OnlyWire?

Guest Blogger Shane Barker is a top-ranked social entrepreneur specializing in product development, marketing strategy and social media campaigns. He enjoys mentoring businesses and giving back to his community. Visit his personal blog at Shane Barker or check out his new startup, Modera 

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OnlyWire has added Blogster!

OnlyWire now offers service with Blogster!
To add Blogster to your OnlyWire services, please go to your OnlyWire Services page.
1) Scroll down to Blogster.
2) Enter your Blogster username and password.
3) Click on Save My Logins.

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OnlyWire has added Via.Me!

OnlyWire now offers service with Via.Me!
To add Via.Me to your OnlyWire services, please go to your OnlyWire Services page.
1) Scroll down to Via.Me.
2) Enter your Via.Me username and password.
3) Click on Save My Logins.

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OnlyWire service alert: Multiply

 Multiply has changed its offering and no longer supports social bookmarking.  As a result, OnlyWire has removed Multiply from our Services list.  If you require assistance, please message us at: www.onlywire.com/help

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OnlyWire service alert: SERPd


OnlyWire has removed SERPd from our Services list to address changes to their posting restrictions and content requirements.  We appreciate your patience and will message you with updates.  If you require assistance, please message us at: www.onlywire.com/help

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The Importance of Keywords in Social Bookmarking

The Importance of Keywords in Social Bookmarking

What is your Keyword strategy?
You’ve relaunched your site with new branding and focused content.  You’ve set up profiles on the top social networks.  You’ve spent the last two weeks stockpiling fresh new posts.  You’re ready for launch!  Or are you…  Unless you’ve put careful thought into your keyword strategy, your social media plan is destined to fall short of expectations.

Here are some keyword strategy tips:
1) Use a keyword suggestion tool (Google AdWords) to get a start.
2) Once you’ve compiled a list of top keywords, integrate them into all your forms of communication (site pages, emails, social posts, print collateral).
3) Cycle your keywords in social posts to test their effectiveness.  For example, you might use “gentle math tutor” in all posts one week and the next week use “SAT math tutor”.
4) Change the nuance of your keywords to fit the social network you are using.  For example, on YouTube you might use “gentle math lessons” for your video post.  On LinkedIn you might use “gentle SAT math tutor”.  On WordPress you might use “the gentle math guy”.
5) For each social post, include your keywords in the title, url/filename, description/content and tags.

Keyword management with a Social Bookmarking Tool
The good news is‒ managing your keywords is easy with a social bookmarking tool!  Put your social bookmarking on autopilot with OnlyWire.  Schedule your posts for the week, choose from your favorite tags list, use Advanced Post to auto-fill content for all social networks, and then customize individually with slight changes.  Start using OnlyWire today.  Your first 100 submissions are free!  Sign me up now.

OnlyWire is the fastest and easiest way to reach billions of readers by auto-submitting your content to the top 50 social networks.  Visit us at onlywire.com today.

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Save $2,100 a Month Using a Content Submission Tool

Save $2,100 a Month Using a Content Submission Tool

What would you do with $2,100 a month?
If you’re manually submitting an average of 5 posts per week to 50 social media sites, you’re throwing away $2,100 a month in lost productivity.  What would you rather do with that money?  You could rent a 1-bedroom co-op in NYC.  Or buy Pippa Middleton’s Gucci bag.  Or 1,050 Grande coffees at Starbucks.  You get the idea.

The time it takes to manually submit content
Let’s say it takes 3-5 minutes to manually submit content to one social media site (open your browser, log in to the social media site, try not to read other posts, insert your content, complete Captcha finalization, re-load to make sure the post submitted properly).  Now let’s say you need to submit that post to 50 social networks.  And let’s assume you are consistently producing an average of 5 original posts per week.

How much is 80 hours of your time worth?
According to leading salary websites (payscale.com, salary.com), the average hourly wage for a marketing assistant in the United States is $25 per hour.  5 min. x 50 networks x 5 posts per week = 1250 minutes = 20.8 hours x $25/hr = $520 per week in manual posting x 4 weeks = $2,080 and if we round up…. $2,100!  You’re wasting $2,100 a month in lost productivity!

OnlyWire users save time
The average OnlyWire user submits 2 posts to 40 social networks per day, or 80 submissions per day.  OnlyWire users get 7 more hours per day to focus on content creation and relationship building.  What could you do with an extra 7 hours per day?

Start now
Using OnlyWire’s content submission tools (Advanced Post, WordPress Plugin, RSS Feed or API), you can automatically post content to 50+ top social networks starting at $12.99 per month.  Start using OnlyWire’s content submission tools now.  Your first 100 submissions are free!  Sign me up now.

OnlyWire is the fastest and easiest way to reach billions of readers by auto-submitting your content to the top 50 social networks.  Visit us at onlywire.com today.

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OnlyWire Platform Demo

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OnlyWire makes it easy to post content to multiple social networks.
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