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Link Research Tools

June 22nd, 2011 | | Link Building, SEO Tools, Site Review & Analysis

A few months ago, I blogged about helpful linkbuilding tools.  I’d like to do a quick synopsis of another set of tools, called ‘Link Research Tools’.  First I’ll do a quick run down on the top tools and then offer a little background on Link Research Tools metrics and what sets them apart from similar tools.  As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to use the comments section as a discussion forum or to recommend …

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Google Displays Click Count In Paid Search Results

June 21st, 2011 | | News Update

If I had a dollar for every time someone “caught” Google testing a new feature, I’d have enough money to put Oprah back on the air (we miss you, O!). However, sometimes those experimental features could have quite an impact and I think this one could qualify…Read today’s news update to find out what it is!

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Summer is Here!

June 21st, 2011 | | SEO Boy

Well, it’s felt like summer for a few weeks, but now it’s official! SEO Boy has already taken a dip in the pool – thanks for testing out the water for us, SEO Boy! Happy first day of summer everyone!

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Spring Into Summer Scavenger Hunt: List 3

June 20th, 2011 | | Contests

SEO Scavenger Hunt List 3Remember, all of the items can be found in blog posts from this Spring, March 21st and on. Once you’ve completed the list, email your answers to seoboy@hanapinmarketing.com for a chance to win a Foodzie tasting box!

All answers are due by EOD June 30th and the winner will be announced Friday, July 1st.

Keep an eye out for list …

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Google +1: An Overview

June 17th, 2011 | | Basic SEO Tips

Earlier this month, Google built upon its introduction of the +1 button for SERPs (and PPC ads) with their announcement that webmasters may  add +1 buttons to their pages. So now, next to your Facebook likes and tweet counts, you can proudly display your Google +1s and request them on any of your site pages. Check out a quick PDF overview of how +1 works for organic search results, on webpages, and in PPC advertising, as well as general reception …

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Google Improves Map Overlay Reports for International Locations

June 17th, 2011 | | News Update

Google announced that, as of this week, you can view regional information on map overlays in Analytics for countries outside of the U.S. Previously, the U.S. was the only country that would allow you to drill down by state, and then city, but now you can see region level maps for over 170 countries. In addition, if you’re on the cities view in Maps Overlay, you’ll now see a magnifying glass that appears when cities are clustered together, making …

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10 Ways to Improve a Google Places Page

June 17th, 2011 | | Google Places

Google Places is another option for promoting your business online, and it helps you rise to the top of the local search results.  I recently set one up for a client, and I’ve been scouring articles and help forums looking for any sort of optimization tips available. Keep reading for ideas on how to improve a Google Places page for search engines and users.Optimize Google Places

Google Places is a …

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Google Search Results: Site Names vs. URL’s

June 14th, 2011 | | News Update

Google seems to be running yet another test in their search engine that replaces page link URL’s for query results, with simpler, shorter company or site names. Time to step up your branding? Read on to find out in today’s news update!

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Spring Into Summer Scavenger Hunt: List 2

June 13th, 2011 | | Contests

SEO By Scavenger HuntRemember, all of the items can be found in blog posts from this Spring, March 21st and on. Once you’ve completed the list, email your answers to seoboy@hanapinmarketing.com for a chance to win a Foodzie tasting box!

All answers are due by EOD June 30th and the winner will be announced Friday, July 1st.

Keep an eye out for list 3 which will be …

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3 Tricks to Enhance On-Site SEO for Local Businesses

June 13th, 2011 | | Local SEO

Local business Internet marketing is ever changing, as Google’s algorithm is ever changing and the way they treat local businesses in the SERPs is constantly something that people in the local business Internet marketing industry must keep up with.

The thing about link building for local sites, is that you don’t need as many to compete as you would for a site that is relevant on a national basis, but the links are usually a lot harder to come by because …

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