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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,907
Posted By Local Mixed
that comment is 3-5 years old. They don't work...

that comment is 3-5 years old. They don't work nearly as well as they used to.

Run from suggesting you build web 2.0 links, form links, social bookmarks, article directories, etc. These are old...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,536
Posted By Local Mixed
Ezine used to be a great site for...

Ezine used to be a great site for backlinks....like 3-4 years ago.

Sorry, you missed that boat....along with Web 2.0, forum profiles, social bookmarking, etc. Anyone that tells you otherwise,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,268
Posted By Local Mixed
I posted a good answer to this in another forum...

I posted a good answer to this in another forum thread here: http://www.smallbusinessbrief.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68679&page=3
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,790
Posted By Local Mixed
ok guys, most of you are all barking up the wrong...

ok guys, most of you are all barking up the wrong tree. Most of your backlinking strategies are over 5 years old and can get you in a heap of trouble.

I used to do Web 2.0, articles, bookmarking,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,286
Posted By Local Mixed
First, no backlinks are not losing value in...

First, no backlinks are not losing value in Google's eyes. What lost value is backlinks from low quality and irrelevant sites.

As for content marketing as being the new SEO. Content marketing is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th July 2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,049
Posted By Local Mixed
What are you currently doing: strategies and...

What are you currently doing: strategies and tactics?

It's hard to give advice without knowing what isn't working.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th June 2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,049
Posted By Local Mixed
I published a popular answer on Quora about this...

I published a popular answer on Quora about this very topic.

You can click here to check out my answer: ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th June 2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,844
Posted By Local Mixed
Well, a simple way is to track your ranks for the...

Well, a simple way is to track your ranks for the keyword or keywords your campaign is targeting. If your keyword is climbing and/or maintaining first page rankings, then you are doing well.

But...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th June 2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 65,112
Posted By Local Mixed
Actually continuous updating a site is more of a...

Actually continuous updating a site is more of a myth than actual SEO signal.

I know many internet marketers that only update their site once every couple of months and don't lose traffic.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 65,112
Posted By Local Mixed
I'm sorry but I have to disagree. Social...

I'm sorry but I have to disagree. Social bookmarking, forums and blog comments aren't going to do much for SEO anymore.....that SO 2009. I'm surprised you didn't say Web 2.0 sites.

Also it's a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,339
Posted By Local Mixed
I'm sorry but statement is completely untrue. I...

I'm sorry but statement is completely untrue. I would love to hear why you believe this. You can grow you business with PPC. It comes down to budget, time and strategy.

If your statement was...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,339
Posted By Local Mixed
Your talking about on-site SEO, which that should...

Your talking about on-site SEO, which that should have been part of the design of the site when built. But that has little to do with traffic. I can have a perfectly constructed website, but that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,339
Posted By Local Mixed
Both are great answers. I often sprecommend...

Both are great answers.

I often sprecommend PPC to my clients first because, as two other commenters said, it is an instant gratification. After getting results, and hopefully conversions, we can...
Forum: Questions About the Forum 4th June 2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,945
Posted By Local Mixed
Greeting all. Logan told me about this thread and...

Greeting all. Logan told me about this thread and thought I'd stop in and give my 2 cents.

First, I love the passion I see in this conversation. That is definitely needed to help take this...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th June 2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 65,112
Posted By Local Mixed
PPC has nothing to do with organic rankings.

PPC has nothing to do with organic rankings.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th June 2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 65,112
Posted By Local Mixed
PR, or page rank is dead. Google hasn't updated...

PR, or page rank is dead. Google hasn't updated it in over a year and said last year they won't be updating again.

While higher the authority is best, relevancy is most important. Backlinks...
Forum: Local Marketing 2nd June 2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,146
Posted By Local Mixed
I just published a nice lists as well and it...

I just published a nice lists as well and it includes a Local Directory Finder Tool that includes directories for 93 U.S. cities and 40 industries: https://localmixed.com/local-business-listings/
Forum: Local Marketing 1st June 2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,686
Posted By Local Mixed
You could add another element to this. Instead of...

You could add another element to this. Instead of just offering the discount, maybe offer something else free and useful if they sign up to a email list or sms text message campaign.

This way,...
Forum: Link Development 31st May 2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,254
Posted By Local Mixed
First thing, Page Rank is absolutely...

First thing, Page Rank is absolutely worthless....it is dead. Google doesn't update anymore - at least not the PR the toolbar used to show us....
Forum: Link Development 31st May 2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,662
Posted By Local Mixed
Hubpages took a huge hit from Google in May. ...

Hubpages took a huge hit from Google in May.

After the release of the Phantom update, Hubpages saw 22% decrease in traffic. That definitely suggests that Hubpages is not as good as it used to be....
Forum: Social Media 31st May 2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,799
Posted By Local Mixed
"Earning links from reputable sites will help...

"Earning links from reputable sites will help you, no matter whether they're in your "niche" or not. It's more important to worry about the reputation and reliability of the linking sites than it is...
Forum: Social Media 31st May 2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 105,985
Posted By Local Mixed
I know this thread is a couple years old, but G+...

I know this thread is a couple years old, but G+ has a bigger role than ever before for local search.

In April 2014, Google incorporated Google Places into G+ and renaming it to Google My...
Forum: New Member Introductions 30th May 2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By Local Mixed
Thank Logan, I look forward to contributing to...

Thank Logan, I look forward to contributing to the forum as well as learning from!
Forum: Local Marketing 30th May 2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,554
Posted By Local Mixed
Absolutely. Google My Business is essential for...

Absolutely. Google My Business is essential for any small business - not only because it is a Google product, but because Google uses the information that you enter for it's local search results. So...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th May 2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,656
Posted By Local Mixed
5 YouTube SEO Tactics

A few things you can do.....

1. For a local business, tag the video with the location.

2. Keyword Research - Use popular keywords that people are searching for in your title. Remember, Google...
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