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How to Make Money with Your Blog in 6 Months

"How can I make money with my blog?" is a question I get over and over again. You may be stuck at your cubicle right now and looking for a way out. Blogging seems to be the doorway to passive income and freedom, but you don't know where to…

SEO Commando: 7 Tips to Embrace Hacker Mentality

SEOs have been compared to “hackers,” “spammers,” "sumos" and even “ninjas,” but never “commandos.” Are there actual parallels between the activities of real-world commandos and today’s PageRank-sculpting SEO optimizers? Maybe…
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The Ultimate SEO Guide to Schema Markup Like I'm 5

Schema optimization has been a big subject in SEO circles, yet very few businesses are using it. In fact, only about 1% of websites on the Web are using Schema markup. Why? It's too damn technical!!! Fear not; Brady D. Callahan does a great…
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SEO Used To Be...The Janitor (and other unusual insights from Google)

We all know that SEO has changed, and that it’s different now from what it used to be a couple of years ago. But what did exactly SEO used to be? Well, it’s time to explore the negative side of SEO’s semantic footprint and explore…
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Website Speed Optimization Manual for Wordpress

You have to make a decision right now: Are you going to be in the slow lane or fast lane? If you don’t make that decision and follow these steps to make your site faster, you probably never will. So, make the right choice and choose the fast…
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How to Hack Your Personal Brand Online

I've been writing and speaking about personal branding for a while because there is just so many misconceptions about the topic on the Internet I wanted to debunk. I also noticed that 'personal branding' or 'self promotion' got bad stigma over…
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Top 10 in SEO and Internet Entrepreneurship on SearchDecoder in 2014

2014 was a break-through for SearchDecoder. The site launched in 2012 as my personal blog, which evolved into a side gig in 2013. In 2014 we featured some bigger names and many up-and-comers, saw our community grow, and experienced growth across…

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of SEO

There are many reasons why you may not be using inbound marketing channels (such as SEO, blogging, social media, and newsletters) to drive leads. You might have tried, got burned, and given up. I hear it all the time. Trust me, it’s not…
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12 Free Google Tools Every Small Business Should Use

I recently did an inventory of the free tools I've used to bootstrap my online business for my recent Kindle resource, 99 SEO Tools for 99 Cents, and I was surprised how many Google tools got their way into my marketing and online business operations…
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I Will Teach You SEO

Hello, my name is Matthew Capala... and I will teach you SEO. Check out the (exec) summary deck of everything written below or keep reading. I Will Teach You SEO from Matthew Capala For the past 10 years, I have been practicing and…
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The Ultimate Guide to Outsourcing SEO to the Philippines Done Right: The Good, The Bad, and How to Win Big

I've experienced a lot of ups and downs since I started providing outsourced SEO services from Philippines 8 years ago. I saw shifts in the search engine landscape bring down SEO sweat shops. I have a bunch of stories that I could tell about…
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How to Reach New Audiences on Emerging Social Content Platforms {Podcast}

I don't really listen to my online interviews or webinars anymore. Sure, it's great to improve your public speaking game. Catch mistakes to avoid in the future. The list goes on. I blame it on 'no time' or 'too busy,' but in reality I am quite…