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A selection of the best SEO blogs out there

I expect it would come as no surprise to many that people who work in SEO tend to spend a lot of time on the internet, and many of those are actively involved in the on-line SEO community. This is something that I have always loved about the world of SEO, the willingness of people in the industry to share new ideas and help each other develop new techniques and strategies.

However this propensity to share, blog and tweet about anything and everything to do with SEO does mean that you need to learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff. To help you I thought I would share a few of what I think are the best SEO blogs and sites with you. These sites are all very good go to sites for all things SEO…enjoy!

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One simple way to increase likes on your company Facebook page

We all hear about the importance of social media, having a presence on Facebook and making sure you interact with your followers. But how do you simply and effectively build up your likes on your company Facebook page? Why would someone go out of their way to follow a company? Here’s our one simple way to increase likes on your company Facebook page.

This post isn’t going to be about the basics i.e. making sure that you have a good page layout, that your logo is clearly displayed, that you have a pleasing cover photo and regularly update (once every day) your page. I’m going to assume that you have done all that and are now looking for ways to start building your “Likes”.

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Social media and your business – where to start

Over the past couple of years social media has become very difficult to ignore, the majority of regular internet users have dipped their toe in at one point or another and there are plenty of great opportunities for business to capitalise on this. The question is where do you start, with an ever growing list of popular social media websites which is best for your company? That is the goal of this article, to give you some idea of which social media website to focus your efforts on to enable you to merge social media and your business.

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Becoming the “Go to Guy” in your industry

There are a number of ways to make yourself a media contact person, or to Becoming the “Go to Guy” in your industry, but as with all things that are worth doing it takes time and genuine relationship building.

There are lots of reasons to want to help out reporters, it will help increase your brand’s exposure, reputation and will help to position your company as an industry expert. But perhaps most importantly for SEO, it will provide links back to your website.

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Great expectations – the social media edition

Everywhere you turn people are talking about social media, it has a buzz about it that seemingly won’t die. There’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Reddit, stumble and many many more.

As a business you want to make sure you tap in to these resources and not miss out on all the new opportunities that they apparently bring, but like any journey you need a road map and you need 

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Is your social media profile stopping you getting that job?

Finding the right job for you can be hard in today’s job market. So once you have found the right job you need to make sure that you are doing everything you can to make yourself stand out, in the right way, but is your social media profile stopping you getting that job?

I was talking to a friend about a month ago about ways to do this. To give you some background this friend of mine, let’s call her Lucy, was made redundant from her previous company and thought that she wouldn’t have a problem finding a new position in her industry. She is well educated, affable and has experience in the field of work that she was looking at.

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Using Google+ for SEO

What many people forget is that Google+ is owned by Google and Google is the largest search engine on the internet. It would be silly for them to go to all this effort and for it not to have an impact of their search engine, which means that you should be using Google+ for SEO.

Google have had a few motivations for setting up Google+ (or G+). One of the biggest yet least talked about reasons is to change the way in which they find, order and display websites on the results page of their search engine.

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Why you should use social bookmarking for SEO

Social Bookmarking websites are growing in popularity for several reasons, they are not only a great personal tool but also an increasingly powerful tool for business. But why you should use social bookmarking for SEO? The idea behind social bookmarking is that people “bookmark” something that they have seen on the internet to publicly accessible social websites, other people can then see your social bookmark, read what you have bookmarked and then share it again. This creates a much larger level of exposure for the content.

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How to use Google+

A social media presence has been a must for businesses over the last few years. Most companies know that they should have a Facebook page and a Twitter account and most companies think that this is enough. However now that the search engine giant Google has entered the social media arena it can not be ignored. This means understanding how to use Google+.

The fact that Google have poured so much time, money and manpower into Google+ shows that they have every intention to use this social media platform for big things.

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