5 Tips For Creating Google Business Posts

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Your Google Business Profile (formerly Google My Business, GMB) is one of the most powerful marketing tools at your disposal. And Google Business Posts are one of the best ways to leverage it. If you already have a Google Business Profile but aren’t sure how to make the most of it, this post is for you. Here are 5 tips to create Google Posts that not only generate clicks but also turn visitors into customers. These are quick, measurable, and easy-to-use tips to power your web presence and grow your ranking on Google. Best of all, they’re completely free. Let’s dive in. 1. Professional Images The first thing anyone will notice about your Google Posts is your chosen image. This can be in the form of a photo or video, and for both, make sure you’re using high-quality, eye-catching visuals that send a message about your business. Original images are […]

John Wickham

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John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.

How to Write a Brilliant Meta Description in 2022

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Meta descriptions are one of the shortest bits of content you’ll ever have to write. They’re also one of the most important. In this post, you’ll learn how to write a brilliant meta description to drive clicks and get people on your site. At the end, you’ll find 8 top tips to create a powerful, persuasive meta description in 2022. Let’s get started. What Is a Meta Description? A meta description is a brief summary of the contents of a page. These meta descriptions are placed in a webpage’s HTML code, describing the contents of the page for users and search engines. Let’s set one thing straight: Meta descriptions are not a search engine ranking factor. Nowadays, search engines do not use meta description data to influence search rankings. Does that mean you shouldn’t worry about your meta descriptions? That they’re not important? No! Meta descriptions are a crucial part […]

John Wickham

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About John Wickham

John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.

Semantic Search and Intent Optimization: A Brief Guide

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Find Out Why Secondary Keywords Are Your Superpower The way people search the Internet is changing, with as many as 33% of households using voice commands to ask questions. That’s not all. Way back in 2010, the key to ranking well in the search engine results pages (SERPs) was to produce as many backlinks as possible while filling each page to the brim with keywords. Times are changing. The focus of a great SEO strategy has shifted. How does semantic search play into this in 2022, and why are secondary keywords so powerful? First, let’s peer into semantic search and why it’s so crucial for an exceptional modern SEO strategy. Defining Semantic Search Semantic search refers to a new era of SEO in which experts are not so interested in what keywords a searcher uses, but rather how those keywords are used. It seeks to understand the core behavior, motivation, […]

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John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.

Does Long-Form Content Improve Search Ranking?

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If you think keeping your content short and sweet is the recipe for success, think again. Long-form content is the Internet’s gold standard. It’s the best way to rank well on Google, increase your online visibility, and grow your audience. No matter the type of content you’re creating, if there’s not enough meat and potatoes to satisfy your audience, no one is going to want to stick around for dessert. So, what’s good about long-form content? Read on to discover what could be your new secret weapon. What Long-Form Content Is (and Isn’t) To break it down, long-form content is content that’s comprehensive and in-depth. It provides a deep dive into the subject matter, providing a full reading experience that leaves your audience feeling satisfied. The Best Long-Form Content: Is easy to scan Uses plenty of headings “Chunks” content by using images, infographics, and other visual information Uses bullet-point lists […]

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About John Wickham

John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.

How to Write a Blog Post: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Writing blog posts is a stellar way to grow your web presence, drive traffic to your site, and convert visitors into customers. But it ain’t easy. Not unless you know what you’re doing. Fortunately, we have you covered. Here is our fail-safe, step-by-step guide to writing a blog post. This is what we use to grow our blog traffic and reach new customers. Read on to learn how you can create business-boosting blog posts yourself! Part 1: Keyword Research Don’t let the term keyword (KW) research get the best of you. Even if research hasn’t really been your thing in the past, we promise following these steps will make it quick, easy, and much more profitable in the long run. Step 1: Research Your Target Audience Who is your target audience? What questions are they asking? What information do they need to perform a transaction? These are just a few […]

John Wickham

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About John Wickham

John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.

“About Us”: The Most Important Page No One Gets Right (and How to Fix It)

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Public Service Announcement! Your “About Us” page isn’t just about you. It’s about your clients. If you want to get the most mileage out of this critical page, you need to switch gears. You need to write your About page with your target audience in mind. This is where most businesses mess up and completely miss the mark. But with these 4 expert tips you’re about to learn, you’ll be able to make your About page truly remarkable. 1. Identify Your Target Audience The first and most important step to writing a stellar About page? Identify your audience. That means researching, thinking, and developing a persona for who your target audience is. Think about the needs of your clients—what challenge do they face that you can fix?—and what you can do to serve them best. Ask yourself questions like: What does your audience need? Why do your customers come to you? […]

John Wickham

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About John Wickham

John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.

6 SEO Tricks for Page-One Results

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6 Solid SEO Tricks for Page-One Results Competing for a spot on Google’s front page requires some fierce SEO magic to achieve. But with the right approach, that magic can become a whole lot easier to grasp. In this post, you’ll find 6 rock-solid tricks to catapult your webpage to the top of Google. These are tried-and-true techniques we’ve used for thousands of clients to help them reach the front page and crush the competition. Let’s dive in. 1.      Create Internal Links on Your Website An internal link is a hyperlink between two or more webpages on your website. This is an internal link to our home page. Internal links help users navigate your website. By creating “clusters” of webpages, these links allows users to retrieve information more quickly and easily. But internal links don’t just help your users. They also help Google crawl your website more efficiently. The more […]

John Wickham

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About John Wickham

John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.

Cornerstone Content: How to Write Stuff Google Will Love

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With digital marketing, it’s never enough to create content that engages your audience. You also need to grab Google’s attention. But how are you going to do that? Enter cornerstone content: the basic building-block to a rock-solid website. Cornerstone content is what you need to power your web presence, get Google’s attention, and convert clicks into phone calls. It’s what you need to drive traffic to your site, and ensure that traffic translates into real customers. Read this post in full to learn what cornerstone content is, why it’s so important, and how you can create your own today. What Is Cornerstone Content? Cornerstone content is exactly what it sounds like: it’s the content that’s core to your website: Your key service and product pages Your best, most essential articles Your highest-performing blog posts and landing pages Cornerstone content is the content visitors will first see when they arrive at […]

John Wickham

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About John Wickham

John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.

5 Easy Steps to Build a Stellar Social Media Presence

In 2021, he importance and relevance of social media is undeniable. With over a billion people on Facebook alone, most folks are engaged on these platforms in some capacity, especially in the western world. Creating a strong social media presence is an invaluable resource for small businesses. Still, many business owners struggle to find the time to develop a strategy that works for them. Besides hiring an exuberant young person to create TikTok dances promoting your business, there are a few other strategies to engage with your audience, build a following, and share your business with the world. Keep reading to find out more! 1.     Choose the Right Platform Different social media platforms cater to different demographics. When working on your social media strategy, it’s important to identify your target audience and go where they’ll see you. Facebook is a good catch-all choice: It’s by far the most used platform […]

John Wickham

Author: John Wickham

About John Wickham

John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.

How to Find Guest Posting Opportunities in 2021

This is part 2 in our series on Guest Posting. Click here to read part 1 on the basics of guest posts. Do you want to find out how you can find guest posting opportunities? These tips will help you into some amazing opportunities. These are proven strategies to help you reach out to bloggers and get your stuff on high-ranking, relevant domains that help catapult you to the top of Google. Read on to learn how to find great guest posting opportunities. Tips for Finding Guest Posting Spots Guest posting is a great way to boost your company’s public profile, build links for your business, and make meaningful connections with people in your relevant field. To reap all those rewards, let’s look at how you can find the perfect guest posting opportunities for your business. Finding the Right Blog for You A quick web search will tell you that […]

John Wickham

Author: John Wickham

About John Wickham

John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.