Infographic on a Visual Guide to SEO

The infographic below is provided by the good guys at Marketing Pilgrim.  After you’re done reading the Visual Guide to SEO below, you should take a moment to read 4 SEO Content Writing Tips to Improve Readability which is packed with information you can use right now if you take action today to improve your website’s search engine rankings.  And don’t forget to checkout the HTML 5 Flip Book Library on Content Marketing & Promotion.

Below the infographic there’s a video produced by the founder of Backlinko.com which will discuss the SEO ranking factor you MUST master in 2016 if you want to surpass the competition.  SEO isn’t incredibly difficult.  It is time consuming grunt work that a lot of webmasters avoid and throw their hands up in the air hoping their website will rank well despite their lack of detail.

Infographic of Search Engine Optimization

If you want to rank in Google today, there’s a new SEO ranking factor to pay attention to.  And if you optimize for this factor you can find yourself with higher rankings.  And if you ignore it?

Well let’s just say you’re missing out on A TON of high-quality traffic.  So check out the video to learn more about this increasingly-important SEO ranking factor.  Here’s some other cool stuff you’ll learn in today’s video:

  • The simple process you can use to get higher Google rankings…without backlinks (yes, really)
  • How the “APP Formula” makes users (and Google) love your content
  • The simple trick I use to increase the perceived value of my content by at least 2x.

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Create Link Bait with Awesome Content Writing and Images

People have been linking to great content prior to the Internet’s deployment in the free world a few decades ago.  Good stuff is what motivates people to discuss and share things with friends and family.  We all enjoy a good story.  Think of the last movie that grossed 300 million dollars over the summer.  Those blockbusters are not popular by accident.  Word-of-mouth advertising is what propels great content into the stratosphere as everyone is talking about it and sometimes, it’s on the news.

Word-of-mouth isn’t called word-of-mouth any longer.  It is now called ‘sharing’.  And it is one of the reasons why the World Wide Web became an instant hit with consumers throughout the world within a few years of its debut.  That’s great news for SEO content writers because we know that people will share our content as long as it’s entertaining, poignant and hard to forget.

The image below is a good example of creating link bait which is not only shareable, but it’s unforgettable.  Especially if you are writing content for the web!  I stumbled upon the animation on a computer programming tips blog hosted on the Blogger.com network.  The write of that site also posted a simple java script which instantly creates a simple notepad on a website.


Animation Using Canvas