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What is the Best Keyword Difficulty Tool?

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Keyword research is arguably the most important step in the SEO process. It's the perfect antidote to Google's recent algorithm updates making it increasingly expensive, complicated, and risky to attempt to "punch above your weight" by manipulating your way to the top of the search engine results. Or at least, where the competition is weak [...]

How to Do SEO on a Small Budget

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How much SEO can I get for less than $500 a month? This is a common question among bootstrapped startups and small businesses on a very tight budget. Yet, the answer is quite simple. This budget is too small to get quality work done by a reliable SEO agency, so you’re left with only one [...]

How to Create an SEO Silo to Boost Your Website Relevancy and Authority

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SEO silos are your best startup marketing weapon in the fight against online anonymity. Crickets... That's the sound you hear every time you hit publish on your spanking new startup blog. But you're not alone... It's the same situation all new businesses face when starting from zero. Unlike the old T.V. sitcom "Cheers" where everybody knows [...]

SEO for Web Designers

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How about a 5 point rundown on the absolute must do SEO tasks for busy web designers? With these 5 points you will have taken care of the basics of SEO so if you have time you can come back and do a more in depth optimization in the future.

9 Tactics To Increase Cold Email Open Rates

By |Categories: Promote Your Content|

Editor’s note: the following is a guest post contributed by Justin McGill,  Founder of LeadFuze, B2B lead generation software for outbound sales enablement. Cold email is an excellent tool to promote your content and your company. While sometimes compared to junk mail or spam, when used correctly, it can be a great way to build [...]

Data-driven SEO Part 2: Does Long Content Really Rank Better?

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Many SEOs have made the claim that long content ranks better, but... Is this yet another example of confusing correlation vs causation? Does longer content just earn more links? Do bigger, more authoritative sites publish longer content? Is longer content just better optimized? Or… will publishing longer content really help you rank better? As one of the [...]

SEO for SaaS: From 0 to $50,000/ month in Free, Organic SEO traffic

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In this SEO case study, we'll share how the brand new SaaS startup PDF Pro used CanIRank Full Service to grow their organic traffic from almost nothing to over 150,000 visitors a month. PDFPro is a SaaS app offering a completely cloud-based solution for creating, editing, and reviewing PDF files, eliminating the need to download expensive and cumbersome [...]

5 Unusual Guest Post Pitches That Still Work

By |Categories: Build Your Authority|

Guest posting and influencer outreach are two proven methods of building your brand, creating awareness and generating targeted traffic to your site. Guest pitching can also be a cornerstone technique when you define a content amplification process. That’s why they form part of CanIRank’s 23 different strategies to identify growth opportunities. Knowing what possibilities to pursue is [...]

How to Drive Traffic to Your Website When You’re Starting From Zero

By |Categories: Improve Your Rankings|

The idea of trying to build a brand from nothing is incredibly daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before. On the same note, the idea of trying to build up your site’s search presence from scratch can be absolutely terrifying. Imagine starting with zero traffic. Zilch. Zip. Nothing. Frightening, isn’t it? However, such a [...]

Data-Driven SEO Part 1: Can You Trust Correlation Studies on Search Ranking Factors?

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Search ranking factor correlation studies are bullshit. In the past year, nearly every major SEO media outlet has published their own variation of a search ranking factor correlation study. They scrape huge numbers of search engine results and calculate the correlation between Google rank and various SEO metrics such as number of links, keyword density, or CTR. These correlations, [...]

Can Medium Replace My Blog?

By |Categories: Build Your Authority, Improve Your Rankings|

Medium can be an effective additional content marketing platform but you need to put the work into building your own blog if you want to build a successful content marketing effort.

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