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Archive for January, 2011

Creating Custom Reports in Google Analytics

January 12th, 2011 | | Analytics, SEO Tools

Can you name three ways to optimize websites for search engines? If you’ve had even minimal experience working with an SEO account you can probably do this easily: have relevant content, put keywords in page titles,  have good descriptive meta tags, etc. Following SEO best practices though is only half the battle. You also have to understand how these changes are affecting your performance. If you can’t analyze performance, you can’t improve it.

Google Analytics is the best tool to gather …

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Product Review: Google Goggles

January 10th, 2011 | | Search Behavior, Site Review & Analysis

Google’s products never cease to amaze me, even when they don’t necessarily pass the consumer test of time (Google Wave). One product that I’ve been playing around with lately has just gotten better. Google Goggles is a mobile search engine that utilizes your mobile phone camera to effectively search for, well, anything. Goggles is a downloadable app for Google Android OS (1.6 or greater) or iPhone (iOS 4.0 only) mobiles. I myself have been using it on my iPhone 4 …

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SEO News Roundup for January 7, 2011

January 7th, 2011 | | SEO News Roundup

Kate Morris of SEOmoz discusses five SEO tactics to explore in 2011 in her most recent post. Some of her suggestions include: utilizing HTML5 coding, using A/B testing and hiring an intern to compile all the data through Google Website Optimizer, utilizing guest posting on your company blog, as this will encourage more back links and she suggests employing CRO, or Conversion Rate Optimization. This involves tracking conversions on all types of marketing efforts to understand the effects of …

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Our Greatest Hits for December 2010

January 6th, 2011 | | Greatest Hits

The page views have spoken! Below we have gathered SEO Boy’s four most visited, and hopefully most valuable, articles from December. Whether you’re a new or long-time subscriber you may have missed these insightful and helpful SEO management tips. Enjoy!

SEO Boy’s top spot in December goes to Amy for her checklist post on common SEO processes and their importance.  SEO beginners can easily be overwhelmed with the to do list involved with optimization, however, as Amy explains, knowing why …

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Focusing on what works

January 4th, 2011 | | Social Media & SEO, Usability

The previous year has given us a ton of toys and trends to think about. This year is the year to find what makes sense. Anyone can look at theorize how a business can adopt a trend or toy, but a business wholly adopting something new may be done if it financially makes sense.

Any manager given the task to analyze a budget will be forced to look at where the bulk of its sales came from and look where other …

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Hanapin is Hiring! – Looking for Account Executives

January 4th, 2011 | | Hanapin Marketing News

Hang out with people who understand the web, work with some of the best companies nationwide and spend your days where your talents and intelligence are appreciated and make a difference! Hanapin Marketing is now hiring, and we’re looking for talented people who love search engine marketing. Applications are due Monday, January 17, 2011 by 5 p.m.– so get started on that cover letter!

The ideal candidate…

  • loves the Internet
  • obsessively makes …
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A New Year’s Resolution for Product Search and Local Deals

January 3rd, 2011 | | Local SEO, Social Media & SEO

Led by the projected rise in smartphones over the next few years, search marketers, pay per click advertisers, and social media marketers are all investing in location as the next big area of growth. Therefore, while all organizations and services can benefit from participating in location-based marketing platforms, my post today will primarily aid those places that will profit most: small, B2C businesses.

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Happy New Year from SEO Boy!

January 1st, 2011 | | SEO Boy

2010 was a great year, and we are looking forward to uncovering more SEO tips and tricks with you in the coming year!

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