Last Tuesday was my one year blogging anniversary! (Yah!)

Right now I’m in the middle of doing a full analysis of traffic and engagement per blog post. I will share this data with you soon.

As I was going over all my old posts, I ran into this one dated February 7th: “Step into my office – a post about blogging and numbers”.

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When I came in to our office (see picture) this morning, I filcked open my laptop and noticed that my last post got quite a few tweets and a good bit of traffic as well.

Step into my office a post about Blogging and Numbers

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Google Rankings no prize for fourth placeAs a marketer on the social web, one of your first objectives is to be found by your potential clients.

And since search engine Google has a market share of 98% in The Netherlands, your website needs to rank high in Google.

But as the graph below indicates, ranking high in Google is not good enough. Nearly 88% of the clicks on Google Page 1 go to the websites that are on first, second and third place!

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Today, it is a simple marketing truth that if you want to get found by potential customers and clients on the social web, you need to know the basics of SEO (search engine optimisation). You need to develop and implement a keyword strategy. You need to apply that keyword strategy in your social channels – and your content!

This will help help potential customers find you rather than spending unnecessary marketing euros on advertising to find them.

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In this post I will explain the concept of Long Tail SEO, how you can beat your competition in search engine rankings by applying it, and even how to get a shot at great search engine rankings for a single keyword!

SEO Longtail Keyword Phrases

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Shameless Blog Promotion image of woman holding up signOK. You are just starting out with your blog or social media newsroom. You have written and published a great blog post, and it now sits there on your blog.

Because your blog posts are search engine optimised to your Keyword Strategy (On Page SEO), you will eventually start getting traffic through search engines.

But you also want some people on your blog TODAY!

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Social Media & SEOSocial Media & SEO: In the last month or so I have published quite a few posts on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). I talked about the importance of Basic SEO Knowledge, the chances Google offers you as a marketer, Self SEO Diagnostics and Developing a Keyword Strategy.

But this blog is about marketing on the social web. So, what’s with all the SEO?

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Over the years, your old website has probably gained loads of incoming links from other websites.

These links do two things. They help people find your site from other websites, which gives you traffic. Plus, they also help improve your SEO – your search engine optimisation, which helps you get better search engine results.

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Unbounce logo plus header templatesAlthough we do communications is at heart a public relations 2.0 company, which helps it’s customers use social media towards specific business objectives, we also use online marketing tactics to generate traffic, leads and sales.

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Currently I am preparing to publish a series of posts that teach marketers how to develop a Keyword Strategy. A Keyword Strategy is crucial if you want to drive quality traffic to your website.

Before that however, I will first publish some posts on basis SEO knowledge. Today: the importance of ‘incoming links’ aka ‘backlinks’ to your websites findability.

Links to your website is a major factor in getting great organic search engine results.

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