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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, […]

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 […]

Google Guarantee: What It Is and How It Works

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Google Guarantee is one of Google’s latest search features. It’s also one of the best ways to get leads, grow your business, and stand out from your competitors. But not everyone can take advantage. In this post, you’ll learn what Google Guarantee is, whether you qualify for the program, and how you can use it to generate leads at minimal cost. Let’s get started. What Is Google Guarantee? Google Guarantee is a new search feature designed to vet and recognize the most reliable, reputable businesses. Like Google Ads, Google Guarantee is a type of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising program in which businesses pay, not for how many ads they run, but for how many times a user engages with the ad. Unlike Google Ads, Google Guarantee requires that Google screen, verify, and approve your business before you can run ads through the program. It’s a much more rigorous program designed to weed […]

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 […]

“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? […]