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Google Penguin Update on the Way: Time to Analyze Your Backlinks

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When Google's Penguin algorithm first went live nearly four years ago, sites that were engaging in black hat link schemes saw massive reductions in search rank and traffic that ended up being very difficult to recover from. At it's best, Penguin helped even the playing field by penalizing sites that were gaming the system through dubious link building. Unfortunately, it also killed some sites whose webmasters were unaware they were doing anything wrong or unethical.

Now, a new and potentially final Penguin update could be on its way. Analyzing your backlink profile can help ensure your rankings don't plummet.

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Survey Says Content Creation is the Most Effective SEO Strategy

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Despite social media creeping up on search as a leading source of referral traffic, search engines are still the number one way a user will find your site on the web. At the same time, you know that you need to undertake certain optimization strategies in order to get seen on search engines in the first place.

However, deciding which SEO strategies will benefit you most can be extremely difficult, as SEO's ROI is often difficult to measure, and search engine ranking criteria is changing all the time. Luckily, a new survey shines some light on what's working for most marketers.

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Evergreen vs. Viral Content: Which Is More Effective For Your Brand?

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Every content marketer's first priority is developing high-quality content. But secretly, all content writers want their pieces to go viral too. Wouldn't it be nice to write a blog post or create a video that gets tons of views, likes and shares right away, causing thousands of people to visit and convert on your site?

Of course, you don't want to be a flash-in-the-pan either. Maybe the better strategy would be to create long-lasting, valuable evergreen content that gets a steady stream of traffic over time. Which strategy works better?

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Bing Focusing on Search Apps To Compete With Google

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The latest comScore numbers indicate that Google still has over two-thirds of the search market share, and some people believe that number is actually quite a bit higher. There's no question that search marketers will need to focus mainly on Google in the near future.

However, between the Bing it On Challenge and the claims that their image search is superior to Google's, Bing hasn't been afraid to try grabbing some of that share. Now, however, it seems that Bing will be moving away from pure search and focusing more on search apps in order to compete.

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Skyscraper Content: Invest Some Time In Being the Best

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There are seemingly endless ways to make your content stand out when it comes to content marketing. Maybe you can provide a unique perspective or voice that others in your industry don't have. Maybe your content will get attention because it's fun and entertaining.

The most basic possibility, however, is that people will link and share your content because it's the best source for a certain topic. This is where content marketers are using the term "skyscraper content." While the concept is extremely broad, it could be hugely beneficial for gaining exposure and establishing yourself as an authority.

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