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Engagement as an SEO Factor: 7 Burning Questions


Post by Jason Darrell:

Engagement as an SEO Factor: 7 Burning Questions

Engagement as an SEO Factor: 7 Burning Questions

The meaning of Semantic


My @Quora post: The meaning of Semantic | After last night's #MidWeekZap, here are the #SemanticXFactor results

Post by Jason Darrell:

The meaning of Semantic

The meaning of Semantic

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New year, new blog? Make it a great one.


Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to be a better blogger? Or perhaps you want to start a blog, but are more likely to rely on SOS than HTML, SEO, RDFa or CSS?

Well, WordPress are the top global blogging platform for a reason. And that’s exemplified in this free 4-week Blogging 101 course that begins on January 5th.

No WordPress, No Cry

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And, okay – no more reggae puns. See you there. 🙂

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New to blogging? A new session of our introductory blogging course starts on Monday, January 5 — and all bloggers are welcome, whether you blog on WordPress.com, a self-hosted WordPress blog, or somewhere else entirely.

Blogging 101 is four weeks of daily bite-size assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” — along with a supportive community to encourage you all the way through. At the end of the course, you’ll have a blog you’re proud and excited to publish, and that others are excited to read. Here’s how it works:

My blog has gone from being dull and plain to having widgets and all this shmancy tech stuff, and from having almost no followers to having a loyal following now!
– Microgalactic

  • And you'll get a badge! Who doesn't love a badge? And you’ll get a badge! Who doesn’t love a badge?

    Assignments fall into three broad categories — publishing posts and pages, customizing your blog, and engaging with the community — and…

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What are your predictions for digital and internet marketing for 2015?


Forecast for Search and Social for 2015 | via Quora

Answer by Jason Darrell:

Saw this article, thought of you, Frank Tsaur : 2015 Digital Marketing Predictions. Well, specifically, this question.

The linked post contains summaries from industry experts about their 2015 forecasts for:

  • SEO
  • AdWords
  • SocMed advertising
  • Consumer traits
  • More advertising and social media predictions
  • you get the picture.

Article originally found on Google+: Online Marketing Predictions for 2015

Changing face of SEO for 2015

For myself, I agree with Rick Eliason's forecast for SEO, to some extent.

Keywords will still play a part, just their role has changed. Marrying keywords' relationships with context and concepts around them will be the winning factor for ranking in search.

But this means a change in the way we write for Web 3.0. Brands will (hopefully) realise that Google does not exist purely as a channel along which brands can expect website traffic. «« Tweet This!

A company's entire digital strategy has to merge and beat with the same heart rate. Yes, even if SEO remains somewhat symbiotic to traditional advertising methods.

But that's no bad thing. Your search campaign should mirror your offline promotions, products and services. That's what Google wants.

Speak to your clients (not at them) through your social channels and your blog and website content. Discover what it is they like about your brand. Or what they don't.

Only by understanding your evangelists' motivation and your naysayers' chagrin will your digital marketing be successful.

I want to see more brands become more tangible, letting customers get touchy-feely with them.

If they can highlight the benefits of their products, they'll both attract a more relevant audience in the first instance and garner word of mouth traction, which is advertising money just can't buy.