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How to Sell SEO Services to Local Businesses

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How to Upsell SEO to Clients with AdWords

The art of selling and pitching search engine optimization services to local businesses can be challenging. The idea of getting on a cold call to ask if a nearby gym needs SEO is flat out terrible. It’s awkward and will almost always result in a no. At TM Blast, I use Google and SEMRush to […]

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How to Find and Fix Orphan Pages

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Crawl Budget

Orphan pages are web pages that are no longer navigable for users to discover. These pages don’t have direct paths for search bots to find them, but they live on the website. There are countless reasons why this happens, but I want to display how to find orphan pages and how to fix them for […]

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How to use Related Searches for SEO Success

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How to Have Your Company Show up in a Related Search

Google, Bing, Yahoo and all other search engine use something called auto-suggest and related queries when you search. It is all based on machine learning and gives the searcher more choice to narrow their broad search based on what others also look at. From an SEO standpoint, I believe that this is one of the […]

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Best Free Tools to Check Keyword Position

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Rankaware Free Keyword Check

Checking keyword rankings is a good barometer to measure your SEO strategy. Looking at simple metrics like growth over a period can allow you to see if your plan is starting to gain traction in Google and Bing. Being a small business myself, I am always looking for ways to cut costs, so I tend […]

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ALT Tags SEO Best Practices

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Search Engine Breakdown by Type like Web and Image Google Search

Did you know that over 20% of all Google search comes from images? Considering that Google has a 70% market share on desktop and 95% on mobile in the United States, you need to be optimizing your site every way possible for SEO. When you factor in seasonality like October, you can see the percentage […]

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How to Create a Google Knowledge Graph

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How to Get into the Knowledge Graph in Google

The Google knowledge graph was first introduced around 2012 by Google. This was a way to enhance related search information on any given search query. Google has an extensive collection of related search queries that come after a given search. So such as, I search for the statue of liberty, I might then change my […]

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How to See Meta Tags on YouTube

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Do you have an active YouTube profile and want to do some competitor research on your top competition. One of the ranking factors on YouTube is the use of meta keywords for your video that help search bots get a better understanding of what this video is about. This tag holds some weight as a […]