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What is a 10X Pillar page?

Once your pillar page is in place, it’s time to start developing the topic clusters, or subpages and blogs, that will provide more details about that topic. These are supplemental materials that support your pillar page. A subpage provides the opportunity to expand on what you’ve highlighted on your pillar page. It also needs to be fairly comprehensive—think 2500 words. These subpages take the form of text, infographics, videos, a guidebook or ebook. This is where you get creative and attract your users. They can be fun and entertaining, and tell a story.

Is SEO Free on Google?

I can’t tell you how many times I hear this question: Is SEO free on Google?

The more I learn about SEO, the more aware I am of just how confused people are about SEO. They start reading and quickly become overwhelmed. Understandably. There’s a gazillion applications that promise and they promise […]

Local SEO: Leveraging Google’s Powerful Search Tool

Nearly half of all searches have a local intent. How many times have you added “near me” to a search query? That’s local SEO at work. Besides the convenience of identifying local service providers in our own little ‘hoods, we like to support our local businesses. It builds community.

Local Pack […]

Is Local SEO Free?

The answer: Local SEO can be free if you stick to Google applications

There are hundreds of SEO applications that promise they’ll help you get better rankings, more customers and more revenue. Some of these apps are free; many offer a free trial with a fairly hefty financial commitment when that […]

Backlink Strategy for SEO

What are backlinks?

SEO: It doesn’t stop with being a keyword genius and writing high-quality content. Backlinks also play an important role in your showing up in search engines. Backlinks are simply links from one website to another.

But know that all backlinks are not created equal

Pages with […]

Local SEO for Small Business

I just returned from a month in Athens–a huge, sprawling city with densely packed residential areas. I stayed in a cute little Airbnb in Kypseli, a friendly, diverse neighborhood with which I quickly fell in love. Within a week I’d found my favorite bakery, café and bar. I looked forward to […]

What If You Could Rank on Google Without Doing Ads?

What are online advertising platforms?

Online advertising has exploded. If you read any article about marketing these days, there’s just an assumption that you’re doing online ads. Google is raking in an estimated $100M/day from this business alone. Amazon’s right up there, helping Jeff Bezos […]

What Is Local SEO?

What Is Local SEO?

More important, why is it important? This is why: Nearly half of all searches–an estimated 46%, have a local intent. That means their users are seeking information that is location-specific. Local SEO is about optimizing for a search query that is location-specific. Google and […]

Google Biz Page Gets an Upgrade to Business Profile

Keep your GBP updated

Like your website, if you want your GBP to work for you, you need to optimize it and update it with current information. The best way to do this is to add your blogs to your GBP. Post excerpts of your blogs, then include important backlinks back to your website where users […]