Do Blog Tags and Categories Help Your SEO?

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I recently came across more content writers and marketers advocating to clients that they need to use blog tags and categories to help their SEO. Too many of them want to use a lot of tags. I mean LOTS of tags! They believe that simply adding blog tags and categories will help your SEO. I’m […]

How to Create the Perfect Blog Post

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Blogging is not something that happens by accident. It is a skill that includes a process. Here are the key factors that go into creating “The Perfect Blog Post.” Use an Enticing Headline The title or headline is the first thing that people will see and it’s what shows up in search results, emails and […]

Blog – Online Marketing Term of the Week

Definition of Blog

Blog noun: A website or web page where an individual or individuals record opinions, updates, news and other timely information. verb: To add new material, news updates and/or other information to a webpage or blog.  

Blogging Should be Your First Social Media Platform

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There are many social media “gurus” out that would have you believe that your first step into social media should be Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn or maybe something else. Many will even tell you can skip building a website and use one of these platforms as your main internet presence. There are so many choices […]

SEO Best Practices for Blogging

I recently had a client ask about SEO best practices for creating title tags for blog posts for their network of bloggers. Currently when the title and link to each blog post shows up in their network it shows a very generic title that gives very little indication to what the post is really about. […]

Is Mashable Subtly Convincing People to Say Nice Things About Them?

I came across this today when I was reading a post on Mashable.com and I found it a bit curious. I guess you can interpret “constructive” as constructive criticism, but it sort of comes across as “say nice things so the community will like you?” What do you think is this a good practice or […]

Introducing TriStarr Staffing’s New and Improved Blog

I’m happy to announce the launch, or I guess I should say “re-launch” of the TriStarr Staffing blog. TriStarr Staffing is one of our oldest clients. We’ve worked with them in many different areas of internet marketing including; SEO, Social Media, Website Analytics and Pay Per Click Adverting. Today we are launching their new and […]

Wondering About the Cost of Social Media? Think: “Time is Money”

Their is a misconception among a lot of businesses and business owners that Social Media is free. When I come across people that believe this, I try to explain to them that even though many of the tools and platforms are free, using the free tools correctly is not. The old adage always comes to […]