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    Keyword In First 100 Words
    This is the most standard best practice you should be using in your content marketing efforts. The keyword you’re trying to rank for in search engines? Make sure it’s in the very first 100 words of the post you’re about to publish. It may not be as helpful for crawlers as it was in the past, but it certainly can’t hurt and it can help make the connection between the content and title for your readers a lot more seamless.
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    Fix Title Tag Issues
    Use the Google search console to find and fix any title tag issues you have. This will have an immeasurable impact on SEO down the line, as Google's crawler bot will be more able to properly understand, catalog, and rank your pages.
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    Optimize Search Position
    The vast majority of SEO traffic comes from links in the top 3 positions in any given search results page. If you can crack the top 3 by optimizing anything in position 4-5, you'll see a big boost in traffic. This works regardless of whether you’re on page 1 or page 3, so even if you can’t crack the top 10 for a search, put in a bit of effort to make sure you’re top of the specific page you’re ranking on.
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    Use Images
    Adding at least one image massively increases your chance of ranking. Google's algorithms prefer content that has a good mix of imagery and text, especially when the imagery is given proper alt text.
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    Convert Mentions To Links
    Reach out to people who mention you online but don't link to you. You derserve those links. There are several tools to go about this dicover process - we like Buzzsumo. They have a tool called 'no link' that finds these opportunities for you.
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    Leverage Caching
    Cache key CSS and images to decrease site load times. This will help users get to your content and products faster without having to deal with frustrating slowdown. An increase in speed results in a decrease in friction in your product and landing page for visitors.
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    +12%
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    Bad Neighborhood Check
    Try checking you're not hosting your site on a spammy IP. If you’re hosted on the same IP as sites that are known to spam or have a bad reputation, your own site’s reputation can be damaged and your search engine rankings might take a blow.
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    +12%
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    Time Your Outreach Emails
    Not everyone on your email list has the same daily routine... nor do they all live in the same timezone. Segment your email list and send out outreach emails that engage potential customers at the ideal time. Use a tool like Boomerang help you execute perfect timing.
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    +20%
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    Contact Journalists On MuckRack
    Find journalists who are working on stories that you could contribute to.
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    +17%
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    Transcribe Video/Audio Content
    When you create audio or video content (podcasts, explainer videos, live talks, etc…), transcribe them into text and publish them alongside the video. This is a simple and easy way to get keyword-rich content. The transcribing process can also be outsourced easily via freelancing sites like Fiverr or UpWork.
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    Page Title Optimization
    The page title is the first thing a person sees when they visit your website: make sure it is optimized to create conversions. A title should be accurate, exciting and succinct. Ideally you will want to optimize your title for search and social, but never do this at the expense of having it sound clunky. A/B test any new title ideas and measure the impact on your conversion rate.
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    Bucket Brigades
    One of the most important aspects of SEO is time on page. The longer people spend on your pages, the more SEO weight those pages will hold. A great way to increase read time in your content is bucket brigades. These are small, short buckets of text (1-2 lines) that make your content easier to read and more scrollable.
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    +15%
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    Video At Top Of Page
    Putting your video at the top of the page makes it more likely that you'll get indexed by Google.
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    +60%
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    Contact Authors Who Just Published
    Use a link alert system to get notified when someone has just published a blog in your niche - they're much more likely to update it and add a link to your site at that point.
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    +13%
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    Unsolicited Advice
    Try offering an influential site owner unsolicited advice to get a link back to your content. This can be time consuming and you aren't guaranteed a link back... which is precisely why it's so effective! Not many people take the chance to do the work on spec. Remember to share as a blog post - that way even if the original target doesn't acknowledge you, you're still getting a tonne of value from the other people who are interested in seeing your advice.
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    +14%
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    Copy Best Adwords Ads For Meta Title / Description
    Leverage your paid ads to test best versions and roll out on organic. You gather a lot of data from the performance of your ads - how well they do with your audience, how many leads they generate, etc… That data can be used to advance your SEO efforts, since you already know what works best from your ads.
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    +11%
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    Pro Quality Images
    Elevate your content by incorporating professional quality images. Nothing screams laziness like a pixelated image. Don't let good content go to waste by skimping out on visuals. (Note: not only do pro images look better, they also receive twice as many shares.)
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    +19%
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    Find Keyword Ideas On Quora
    Quora is the most popular Q&A site on the web with over 80 million users a month. Take advantage of the vast number of questions posted by translating questions into keywords. Take this tactic a step further by putting Quora questions into Google Adwords Keyword Planner to generate specific keyword suggestions.
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    Guest Article Publishing
    Be open to accepting guest articles from relevant authors for publishing on your blog. You can manually recruit these people by offering a quid-pro-quo (offer to write for their blog) or just as a way for them to increase their exposure. You get free content without having to write it yourself, and the credibility of the influencer who published on your site.
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    Find Branded Links
    If someone is linking to your competitor with their brand name as the alt text, it's likely this is a sponsored or guest post, and they might be willing to do one for you too.
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    +16%
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    Keyword Only URLs
    Another SEO best practice for all blogs, instead of having random strings or the blog post title as your URL, use the keyword you’re trying to rank the blog post for as your URL slug. This both helps you have a clean URL that’s easy to understand for your readers, and whenever the link is copy-pasted, it acts as anchor text, which is great for retaining the SEO benefit of your link.Example:Instead of https://blog.ladder.io/144-actionable-growth-strategies-for-your-business/We use https://blog.ladder.io/growth-strategies/
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    +11%
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    Have Public WhoIs Information
    Google has been rumored to use public WhoIs information as a trust signal. Alternatively, a private WhoIs could be a sign of "something to hide." (Tip: match your contact page info with your WhoIs info.)
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    +19%
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    Influencer Roundup
    By asking a single question (or list of questions) to multiple influencers, you can get engaging content from a diverse pool of opinions. More importantly, you’ll be able to get multiple backlinks and social shares from individuals with large followings and dedicated audiences. This will help you reach a new audience that’s more likely to give you their trust.
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    +18%
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    Keyword In Video Title, Description, Filename
    Add your keyword in at least one of your title, description and filename when uploading to Youtube as Google still doesn't know what the video is about until you tell it.
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    +20%
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    Publish Collections
    By grouping your content into thematic collections, you can republish old content to your audience in a new way, targeting specific personas with your themes. When you have enough content, start dividing articles up into different collections based on the various themes they fit into. Publish these collections as new articles to drive your audience to relevant pieces of content.
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    +20%
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    Find Keywords Through Competitors
    This should be first stop when you’re doing keyword research. What keywords are your competitors ranking for / trying to rank for? What keywords are they advertising on? This research will help you determine which keywords you should be targeting with your ads, copy, and content efforts.
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    +36%
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    Delete Low Performing Blog Posts
    If your blog post isn't getting much traffic and hasn't attracted many links, you should actually delete it as it could be harming your site's reputation.
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    +11%
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    Find Competitor's Guest Posts
    Search for the author's name of your competitor's content person to see where else that person has been featured on the web. They'll probably allow you to post there as well!
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    +14%
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    Short Paragraphs
    Never go over 3 sentences in a paragraph in order to break up long blocks of text and make it more readable. This decreases bounce rate and increases SEO ranking.
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    +18%
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    Find Linking Hubs
    Find pieces of content that link to more than one competitor as they will likely be a 'roundup' post that could link to you too. Reach out to the blogger, writer, or content marketing person at the blog that wrote the post and offer your own post as an addition to the list. Make sure your post provides both relevant content and appropriate added value over the other links in the roundup.
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    Skyscraper Technique
    Skyscraper is a classic technique that can help you create content that ranks higher than your competitors. Here’s how it works: You read a ton of great blog posts every day. Find one that’s link-worthy, write your own unique version and make it better, and then do outreach for backlinks. Think of it as a skyscraper size race - make your own content a dozen stories higher than the competing product.
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    +17%
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    Outbound Linking
    Link out to relevant sites to prevent users who come to your site through search from returning to Google. Google considers a search more successful if after clicking on a search result, the user does not return to the search results page to select another link or create a new query. This is known as time to long click. Link out to valuable information sources so users leave your site on your terms rather than through Google, meaning an increase in long clicks and an increase in your search ranking.
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    +10%
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    Switch To Premium Hosting
    Don’t be thrifty with your web hosting solutions. If you suddenly have a blog post explode and go viral, your cheap hosting solution will crumble to bits. More importantly, fast page load times are a big deal for SEO and can help you rank faster by making your site a lot easier for bots to crawl.
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    +18%
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    Promote YouTube Videos To Your Email List
    Your email list is a valuable asset that can be tapped on to surge traffic to your content. Encourage your email list to engage with your brand on YouTube by embedding a video into a promotional email. (Hint: do not promote old or duplicate content that the email list has likely seen.)
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    +20%
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    Longer Videos
    Longer viewing time is a ranking signal for Google on Youtube.
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    +14%
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    Limit Title Tag To 60 Chars
    Only 60 characters show up on Google, so limit your title tags to the length that Google will be able to properly display. No one wants to see a ... at the end of your page title on a Google search!
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    +15%
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    Data PR Pitch
    If you have interesting facts or pieces of proprietary data gathered by your platform or through research, consider pitching them to journalists and bloggers writing about your niche. By offering them information they need to write their articles, you can get a link in return and gain access to their audience.
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    +19%
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    Notify Featured Influencers
    This is an obvious way to get more backlinks and social sharing, but most people get lazy and don't do it. Take advantage of the fact that you quote, reference, and feature different influencers in your content. Send them a quick email saying “Hey! We featured your quote/post/etc… in our blog! Check it out. Would love to hear your thoughts on the post.”
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    Re-Promote Old Content
    Most users never see your content the first time you post it. It might have gotten lost in the feed or maybe they weren't even a follower back when your best content came out. By re-promoting your best old content on a regular basis you can drive much more traffic from social with little extra effort.
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    +17%
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    Fix HTML Errors
    Having clean, semantic HTML can produce a generous effect to your website's SEO. Avoid common mistakes such as: having unnecessary dive and having empty HTML tags. Clean up your HTML you will have a stronger website infrastructure and faster load times. (Tip: use a HTML validator to speed up the process.)
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    Video "Open Loops"
    Mention something at the beginning of the video that's coming at the end. That increases your user's dwell time as they stick around to hear what you promised would be coming up. Longer viewing time is a key ranking indicator for Youtube.
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    Find Keywords With Google Correlate
    Input primary keywords to find long-tail keyword ideas using Google Correlate. Google Correlate finds patterns and correlations related to search queries using real-world data. (Tip: enter your own data for more powerful functionality.)
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    +18%
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    Founder Interviews
    If you are a publishing company giving other companies some press, then you could use your articles as leverage to ask if you can setup an interview. Founder stories are popular and get shared a tonne. As an added benefit, most founders are influencers themselves so if they share your interview it can drive traffic and help you rank higher (thanks to the links).
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    Alt Tags For Images
    This is an absolute basic SEO tactic, but everyone forgets it consistently. Alt tags for images not only help explain to Googlebot what images are on your site, but can be strong SEO juice in and of themselves. Google will be able to understand what each image is and how to index it. Keep your alt tags relevant to the content on the site and the image itself so that it both explains what’s going on in the image and what the content is that surrounds it.
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    User Case Study Content
    Get your users to write blog posts about how your product helped them achieve their goals. As well as providing a valuable case study you can link to from your landing pages, this type of content typically ranks well and is keyword rich for SEO benefit. It can also lead to more social and referral traffic.
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    +55%
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    Find Recurring Backlink Sources
    Find out which sources are giving competitors backlinks again and again. Then start reaching out to them for backlinks to your own content with better articles, better infographics, etc... Combine this with the Skyscraper Technique tactic.
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    Fill Out Thin Content
    Use a tool like Raven Tools to find thin content and improve it by adding more words. Thin content doesn't help much with SEO and doesn't add any real value to your readers. Padding it out with more data and information can give you a sizable traffic and SEO boost, the latter because Google tends to prioritize more valuable content that better explains a topic.
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    Short Post Introductions
    Use Short Introductions for your blog post (4-9 sentences) so that you draw the user into the content without putting them off with a rambling story. This decreases bounce rate and increases time on site.
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    Navigation Bar Keywords
    Change around your landing page’s navigation bar to only feature relevant verticals based on search terms. This can be based on search terms used to get to your site and ones that users employ in your native search bar. Use your navigation bar to point to the most important pages on your site, such as your highest-selling product categories.
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    Longform Content
    Longform content is our highest-performing content at Ladder. Our biggest blog posts (10,000 words or more) tend to do extremely well on all important SEO metrics - sessions, pageviews, time on page, sharing, returning users, etc… That’s because this type of content is both immediately actionable & useful, and is long enough that people bookmark it for later visits.
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    "Click Magnet" Words
    A word affects the definition, spirit, and motivation. Words like "new", "proven", "now" are known words that improve clickthrough rate. Test "click magnet" words in your title tags.
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    +16%
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    Milestone Post
    When your company reaches a significant milestone, publishing a post on it can drive lots of qualified traffic and convince people you're a force to be reckoned with. When a big milestone rolls around, such as a new product launch or major update, write, publish, and share a blog post on it. This approach can help you build excitement for your product, driving signups and conversions with a strong narrative about your major news.
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    Find Competitor's Best Content
    Do your competitors have excellent content? Leverage it. Set up alerts to notify you when a post by a competitor receives a backlink. Write a post on the same topic and ask the backlinking site to link to back to yours as well. This works especially well with sites linking back to more than just one of your competitors.
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    You Vs. Competitor Page
    There are usually people searching for 'competitor alternative' or 'product vs competitor' - these are incredibly high value searches because these users are actively searching for a solution. Create a page full of content comparing the relative advantages of your product over that solution. As well as helping you rank on the more niche 'you vs competitor' search terms, you may find you start ranking on the competitor's search terms also.
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    Embed Longtail Keywords
    Embed long tail keywords ('best red shoes' and 'cheap red shoes' instead of just 'red shoes') in your content to increase your chances of ranking.
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    Translate Other's Content
    Suffering from writer’s block or simply feel your content is getting stale? Find interesting content in another language and translate it to English. Put it on your site, and ask the original author to link to it. Not only will you have new content to share but more backlinks to your site as well, which will help boost your page’s SEO!
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    Reverse Image Search To Find Link Opportunities
    If you produce original imagery for your blog, then chances are someone has reposted your images. A quick Google reverse image search on your images can help you pull up a list of places where your images have been posted. You can then contact them and ask them for a link, which is a lot more valuable for SEO than getting them to take the image down.
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    Data Blog Post
    Content around interesting data you have on your users or industry is a great way to get attention and PR for your business. You collect a lot of data and insights about your customers that can shine a revealing light on different parts of your industry and your own business’ performance. Sharing that data with the world as content is sure to grab attention with journalists and in your industry.
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    Eliminate Landing Page Links
    Too many links that navigate away from your landing page can result in the splitting and distraction of a user’s actions. Try removing most or all outbound links from your landing page to increase conversion by having users focus exclusively on your primary CTA. This will target user attention on what you want them to look at - your convincing landing page copy and imagery - and prevent them from bouncing too early.
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    Author Byline
    Add author bylines to your blog posts and guest posts to improve trust. Include your name, any relevant certifications you have, the name of your business, and a link to your site. Whenever someone reads your articles and looks at the author byline, they’ll get a good idea of who you are and why they should trust you along with a way to learn more about your business.
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    Title Tag And Meta Description
    One of the main ways to increase SEO traffic is to experiment with the meta title and meta description you have on your page. Flexing this can increase your clickthrough rate from the search engine results page, and can affect what keywords you rank for. Your Google Adwords adcopy testing is a great source of inspiration for what to write here.
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    Publish Unique Data
    A great way to attract backlinks is to publish data nobody else has. You likely collect a lot of great unique data from your clients, users, purchasers, etc... Figure out a way to build a narrative around the data and come to data-driven conclusions that can be helpful to other businesses. This can lead to tons of traffic and interest, as well as healthy SEO boosts from backlinking.
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    Newsjacking
    Write about topics that have just been made newsworthy. For example if a political candidate says something about your industry, there will suddenly be lots of people searching for that topic. Inserting yourself into the conversation with timely responses, analysis, and news-worthy content of your own is a great way to get social activity and backlinks for your site.
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    +38%
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    Last Updated Vs Published On
    You should always be thinking about your blogs this way - as constantly updated products and not one off pieces. You can only write about the same topic over and over again before your writing begins to resemble itself. A good way to increase sharing and search ranking for your most important content keywords is to update your posts with new content, new insights, etc…
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    Use Brackets In Your Title (Or Parentheses)
    Usingbrackets (or parentheses) in your title makes it stand out and increases CTR from the SERP. A/B test your titles using brackets versus not using brackets to see if your target audience is more receptive to the former.
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    Long Video Description
    Google can't "see" what's in the video, so write a long description for them to analyze to convince them to rank you higher for the right keywords.
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    No-Index Dynamic URLs
    If you have any dynamic URLs (for example using parameters) make sure you no-index them. By including a "no-index" meta tag on your webpage you are signaling to search engines that you do not the page included in a SERP.
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    Internal Linking
    Link from each page of your site to all the other relevant pages on your site, to associate related topics. Great for increasing pages per view, but also looked at by Google as a relevancy factor and makes your site easier to crawl.
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    +16%
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    End Slate Next Video Link
    Custom End slate is the last part of a video that usually has CTA to promote one of your other videos to increase the average session time (a key ranking indicator) and subscriber booster. End slate is a great way to strengthen your brand and take away users attention from related videos.
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    +14%
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    Top 10 List Placement
    Create top 10 lists for products/startups in your industry and get each startup / product to push the content to their audience in return for being featured. This type of content is really easy to put together and can yield a high return on effort.
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    Get Interviewed On Podcasts
    Podcast hosts love to interview entrepreneurs, influencers, and experienced players in their space. If you get the opportunity to be interviewed on a podcast, take it. It’s a high impact, low effort way of getting in front of a highly engaged user base. Go a step further by researching podcasts in your space, reaching out, and pitching them on an interview. This tactic is also a great way to gain backlinks for SEO purposes.
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    Resource Pages
    Many sites include a list of resources for users to gain more information on a topic. These lists can be great sources for backlinks to your content. Reach out to site publishers any time you see such opportunities. This will work especially well if you reach out to sites with outdated, broken links that need to be replaced.
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    Book Table Of Contents Keywords
    Developing a successful SEO strategy is all about your keywords. Where to find these keywords? Find the most popular books on your topic in Amazon and open up the Table of Contents. Type the name of each chapter into Google Keyword Planner and you'll be surprised to find some really great ones (e.g. "Grocery shopping for the Paleo Diet") hiding in plain site!
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    Remove Duplicate Content
    Google penalizes sites that have duplicate content - you should remove the duplicate content OR use a rel canonical tag to indicate which one is the original. Removing duplicate content can help your pages properly rank rather than competing against one another. Comb through your site, find places where you have the same exact copy, and make changes and removals where necessary. A site audit tool can help you automate the discovery process for duplicate content.
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    Like Video CTA
    Remind your watchers to like your video - just this one action can increase likes by 2-5x. This will help your video spread to other audiences and get more views.
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    Give Testimonials
    Give testimonials for tools you use and like. This serves several functions for your business. It will get you a backlink for your website, will help increase brand awareness, builds relationships with other businesses and influencers, and can position you as an influential figure with a valued opinion in your space.Offer to give testimonials to your favorite tools and services. In return, make sure they actually link to your website in that testimonial.
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    Submit To Online Directories For SEO Boost
    "Submitting your website to online directories is one of the easiest ways to get referral traffic but you don’t want to publish your website to every directory out there. Instead, focus on the ones that are most relevant to your industry or generate the most traffic." -Hubspot Moz has excellent resources for "Best Directories by City" and "Best Directories by Industry". Go through each and submit/claim your site on the most relevant directories for some juicy backlinking.
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    Reverse Guest-Posting
    Want to boost your site’s credibility? Influencer marketing is a great way to leverage the authority and following of credible individuals in your industry. Do this by asking an influential blogger to guest post on your site. Not only will this add to site’s credibility but you will likely see an influx of new traffic to your page.
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    Find Keywords In Conference Agendas
    Search through conference agendas to find good ideas for keywords. Conference writers and speakers want their content to be seen beyond just the conference, especially in the aftermath, so they'll consciously or subconsciously use keywords that will help them rank on Google. These keywords will help you generate content ideas.
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    Bullets And Subheadings
    Break up big blocks of text with bullet points and sub headings to improve readability and increase SEO performance.
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    Ask For Specific Link Page (And Place)
    Don't just email asking for a link. Ask them to link from a certain place on their site, to a specific page on your site. Makes it simpler for them to say yes.
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    301 Redirect Old Pages
    If the page name has changed, make sure you 301 redirect any traffic to the correct page. This will give that page the SEO benefits of the original page (backlinks, ranking, etc...) and will make sure you don't lose out on that traffic.
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    Commenter Pre-Outreach
    Contact people who typically comment on your posts and notify them that you will be releasing a new piece of content at a given time. This will boost engagement by bringing your followers together.
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    Buy A Domain And Redirect
    If you can find domains that are relevant and already have link authority, you can buy them and 301 redirect them to your site to pass on the link equity.
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    Triberr Influencers
    Pay to promote your piece to influencers on Triberr. This is an easy way to reach a community of talented Bloggers and Influencers looking for great content. Seeding a piece on Triberr can pay dividends in down stream exposure.
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    Short URLs
    Using short URLs is a better user experience and there are indications that Google ranks shorter URLs higher than longer ones (all things being equal).
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    Backlinking Request
    Get in touch with relevant sites/publications that have previously covered material similar to the content you cover or related to your product, and ask to link back to your site. Make sure to give them a specific reason that benefits them in some way, for example if you spot a dead link on their site, or if your content is more relevant than a link they previous had.
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    Free Tool / Widget
    Build a free tool or widget to attract backlinks. For example, a personal finance company can build a free mortgage calculator to help their visitors. This is both a useful service and one that will attract links from blogs and other companies, as well as help you submit to sites like Product Hunt to drive traffic. At Ladder, we built the Ladder Playbook as this sort of free resource.
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    Subscribe End Slate CTA
    At the end of your video (end slate) prompt people with a call to action to subscribe to your channel.
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    Keywords Through Google Suggest
    Utilizing Google Suggest aka Google's autocomplete function is a way to quickly generate keywords from your web browser. Simply type a word or phrase into Google and see what follows. (Tip: experiment using characters such as : "_" to find even more unique keywords.)
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    Schema Mark Up
    Using Google's schema markup can help you get a higher clickthrough rate on your search results. Using structured snippets and data to beautify the way your pages appear on Google search will offer more options to searchers and potentially result in more organic traffic to your pages.
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    Guest-Posting
    Get your name out in front of your audience by guest-writing articles and sharing your expertise. Figure out the top blogs and writers in your space. Make sure they appeal to your target audience and have a decent readership. Ask if you can contribute a guest post on their blogs - they’re almost always looking for new content to push to their readers. Write high quality guest posts to establish yourself as an industry leader and organically push your product.
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    Glossary Of Terms
    Provide the definitions for a number of popular industry terms and jargon to attract backlinks while simultaneously gaining authority in your industry. Providing definitions also offers the opportunity for your content to be indexed as a Google featured snippet.
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    AdWords Copy In Meta Descriptions
    Look at AdWords ads for the different keywords you’re prioritizing for your landing pages and content. What words do they use often? Adding those words into the meta description of your article or page can help you get more clicks on your content via search engines.
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    Subfolders Vs Subdomains
    Though Google says there is no preference, subfolders seem to a smarter solution for SEO purposes. Avoid potentially losing site traffic and domain authority by sticking with subfolders over subdomains. The reason... Google is not perfect and it may not recognize that a subdomain is connected to your main domain.
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    Blog Banners
    Create a wide banner graphic for each blog post and/or post section.
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    Custom Blog Graphics
    Tired of constantly seeing stock images at the beginning of blog posts? Make your posts stand out by creating custom blog graphics. This will not only strengthen your brand, but also bolster your SEO efforts by avoiding the usage of previously indexed images.
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    Larger Font Size
    Don't make your font size too small or people will bounce and that will hurt your rankings. This will help with time on site, which is a critical metric for better ranking on Google search.
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    Interview Influencers
    A good way to build relationships with influencers is to offer to interview them for your blog. Ask them questions on their expertise and background and have them give tips and advice to your readers. This content provides value for your readers while giving exposure to both your blog/business and the influencer. Typically they'll also provide a backlink (for SEO) and share on social.
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    Co-Produce Content
    Similar to a guest post, but more involved. Co-produce content with an authoritative guest and publish to both of your audiences. This will result in a greater reach and a more diverse set of eyeballs on your content. Join forces with a complementary company for the best effect.
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    About Page Keyword Optimization
    Adding your highest volume keyword target to meta titles and descriptions in your about page will improve your rankings on that keyword. About pages usually have a lot more text than images compared to other pages on your site. This provides ample extra room for keyword optimization throughout the page.
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    Custom Social Media Graphics
    Create a social media graphic for each blog and social post. A premium display of imagery and design can help increase click and share rates on your social posts. Rather than using generic stock photos, have a designer put together high-quality premium imagery for your blog and social posts.
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    Remove Low Performing Product Pages
    If you have hundreds or thousands of product pages that aren't getting much traffic and sales, you're using up your 'crawl budget' and this could be hurting your SEO. Remove them and you should see a boost.
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    LSI Keywords
    Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) Keywords can be a great way to boost SEO when included in your content. These keywords can be found at the bottom of a Google search page. Just search your chosen keyword and scroll to the bottom to find the “Searches related to” section. Those are great LSI keywords you can incorporate into your content and copywriting.
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    Directory Posting
    Post your product - or pay to have it posted - in relevant directories that list similar products in your space. Research different aggregators like AlternativeTo and submit your product for inclusion to their system. Then, when people search for products like yours on those sites, your product will come up as an option. This can give you relevant traffic and potential backlinks to your site, boosting SEO authority.
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    Moving Man Method
    Blogs shut down all the time. When that happens, a lot of backlinks die off and redirect to 404 pages. When you produce content you want backlinks for, find dead websites that have published similar content. Then find other sites that link to them, send an email saying the site they link to is down, and offer them your content as a viable alternative.
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