Kristi Hines – Search Engine JournalSEO, Search Marketing News and TutorialsSun, 16 Jan 2022 15:59:33 +0000en-UShourly 1 Social Media Usage Statistics For Digital Marketers In 2022 via @sejournal, @kristileilani/top-social-media-statistics/418826/Fri, 14 Jan 2022 07:45:44 +0000/top-social-media-statistics/418826/Do you want to know how powerful social media marketing can be for your brand? Find out with these social media statistics.

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6 Expert Tips For Small Business SEO Strategy In 2022 via @sejournal, @kristileilani/small-business-seo-tips/429650/Fri, 07 Jan 2022 07:45:53 +0000/small-business-seo-tips/429650/Where should SMBs focus their SEO efforts in 2022? Here's what our network of search experts had to say.

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Language: Is It A Google Ranking Factor? via @sejournal, @kristileilani/ranking-factors/language/Sun, 19 Dec 2021 17:00:30 +0000/ranking-factors/language/It seems logical that language plays a role in how Google ranks webpages, right? We evaluate whether it's actually a ranking factor.

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How To Use Hashtags On Instagram: Everything You Need To Know via @sejournal, @kristileilani/how-to-use-hashtags-instagram/417550/Wed, 10 Nov 2021 11:45:26 +0000/how-to-use-hashtags-instagram/417550/Learn how to use Instagram hashtags for content inspiration, follower growth, and engagement, with helpful tips for social media engagement.

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Should We Buy Instagram Followers And Likes? via @sejournal, @kristileilani/buying-instagram-followers/417064/Tue, 02 Nov 2021 11:45:11 +0000/buying-instagram-followers/417064/Find out where and why people buy Instagram followers and likes, whether it helps engagement, and what Instagram can do if they catch you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing via @sejournal, @kristileilani/ultimate-digital-marketing-guide/417055/Wed, 27 Oct 2021 12:45:45 +0000/ultimate-digital-marketing-guide/417055/Do you want to reach more people online? Learn about the most effective types of digital marketing used today.

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Deep Link Ratio: Is It A Google Ranking Factor? via @sejournal, @kristileilani/ranking-factors/deep-link-ratio/Sun, 24 Oct 2021 16:00:44 +0000/ranking-factors/deep-link-ratio/What is deep link ratio, and can it affect your organic search rankings in Google? See what the experts say.

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Core Web Vitals as a Google Ranking Factor: What You Need to Know via @sejournal, @kristileilani/ranking-factors/core-web-vitals/Mon, 18 Oct 2021 11:45:22 +0000/ranking-factors/core-web-vitals/Can Core Web Vitals affect your organic search rankings on Google? Read on to learn whether this set of metrics is a ranking factor.

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Is Alt Text a Google Ranking Factor? via @sejournal, @kristileilani/ranking-factors/alt-text/Sun, 03 Oct 2021 14:15:30 +0000/ranking-factors/alt-text/Can alt tags affect your organic search rankings? Read on to learn whether alt text is a ranking factor.

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SMART Goals: Examples for Search Engine Marketing via @sejournal, @kristileilani/smart-goals-sem-examples/420163/Fri, 01 Oct 2021 12:45:18 +0000/smart-goals-sem-examples/420163/Consider using SMART goal setting to move your SEO goals forward. See ways it's used in search marketing to achieve better results.

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Are 404 & Soft 404 Errors Google Ranking Factors? via @sejournal, @kristileilani/ranking-factors/404-errors-google/Sun, 26 Sep 2021 14:00:52 +0000/ranking-factors/404-errors-google/Do you think 404 and soft 404s errors can affect your Google search rankings? Find out if they are ranking factors here.

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Are 301 Redirects a Google Ranking Factor? via @sejournal, @kristileilani/ranking-factors/301-redirects/Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:00:47 +0000/ranking-factors/301-redirects/Can 301 redirects affect your Google rankings? Read on to learn whether there's a connection between 301 redirects and improved rankings.

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What is HTTPS? A Guide to Secure On-Site Experience for Marketers via @sejournal, @kristileilani/https-for-marketers/417561/Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:45:06 +0000/https-for-marketers/417561/Do you want to secure your website and help your rankings in search? Find out what is HTTPS and how it can benefit your website.

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Quality Over Quantity: 7 Steps to Get More Links That Count via @sejournal, @kristileilani/quality-quantity-7-steps-get-links-count/133332//quality-quantity-7-steps-get-links-count/133332/#commentsFri, 12 Jun 2015 12:22:26 +0000/quality-quantity-7-steps-get-links-count/133332/Worried about Google when it comes to link building? Here are seven steps you can follow to get high-quality backlinks for your website.

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10 Essential LinkedIn Tips, Tools, and Strategies You Need to Know via @sejournal, @kristileilani/10-essential-linkedin-tips-tools-strategies-need-know/121353//10-essential-linkedin-tips-tools-strategies-need-know/121353/#commentsTue, 06 Jan 2015 13:34:22 +0000/10-essential-linkedin-tips-tools-strategies-need-know/121353/When it comes to LinkedIn, you know you need to complete your profile, participate in groups, create company pages, and create showcase pages to get results. So, this post is going to skip over the basics and dive right into the tips, tools and resources you need to take your LinkedIn experience to the next level. How to Unsubscribe From Blog Posts There’s nothing worse that being subscribed to notifications that you didn’t opt-in to voluntarily. LinkedIn’s notifications of new posts by people in your network aren’t so bad if you have a small network. But when you have 10k […]

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How to Use Content + Social Media for Link Building via @sejournal, @kristileilani/how-to-use-content-social-media-for-link-building/64070//how-to-use-content-social-media-for-link-building/64070/#commentsTue, 18 Jun 2013 16:15:54 +0000/how-to-use-content-social-media-for-link-building/64070/Have you ever wanted to send out a link request to thousands of people without being a spammer? Now you can, thanks to social media. Let’s look at the ways you can use great content + social media to establish trust, build an audience of bloggers who love to link out, get exposure for your link worthy content, and learn how social media really affects your link profile. Establish Yourself on Social Networks Whether you are sending out standard link requests, link exchange requests (not advised, but still happens), guest post requests, or any other types of link building correspondence, […]

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What You Can Learn from Exploring Your Links Visually via @sejournal, @kristileilani/what-you-can-learn-from-exploring-your-links-visually/59567//what-you-can-learn-from-exploring-your-links-visually/59567/#commentsThu, 21 Feb 2013 16:40:11 +0000/what-you-can-learn-from-exploring-your-links-visually/59567/Have you ever wanted to really see your link profile, beyond a list of links, without having to export them into Excel to create a series of charts? If you have been waiting for a visual link-profiling tool, then you’re in luck. cognitiveSEO recently released the new Visual Link Explorer that allows you to see your link profile as a whole and visually dig into it. The following are things you can do with your visual link data. Who This Tool is Useful For (and Why) First off, let’s look at who can benefit from using the Visual Link Explorer […]

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6 Networks You Can Use for Guest Blogging and Blogger Outreach via @sejournal, @kristileilani/9-networks-you-can-use-for-guest-blogging-and-blogger-outreach-2/50801//9-networks-you-can-use-for-guest-blogging-and-blogger-outreach-2/50801/#commentsWed, 31 Oct 2012 16:00:54 +0000/9-networks-you-can-use-for-guest-blogging-and-blogger-outreach-2/50801/When it comes to online marketing in the post-Penguin and Panda age, two strategies that many marketers are turning towards are guest blogging and blogger outreach. While you can do a lot of legwork on your own by searching for bloggers related to your industry on Google, you can also turn to networks designed to connect businesses and bloggers. However, there is an easier way to find blogs looking for content. Guest Blogging & Blogger Outreach Networks The following are networks for guest blogging and blogging outreach that you can use to market your business for increased exposure and additional […]

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Twitter Direct Messages vs. Thank You For Your Comment Emails via @sejournal, @kristileilani/twitter-direct-messages-vs-thank-you-for-your-comment-emails/30935//twitter-direct-messages-vs-thank-you-for-your-comment-emails/30935/#commentsThu, 07 Jul 2011 14:00:40 +0000/twitter-direct-messages-vs-thank-you-for-your-comment-emails/30935/There’s always a huge debate going on about the value vs. authenticity of automation in Internet marketing, but some strategies are considered ok when others are considered an absolute evil. But are they really that different? A few weeks ago, I asked fans on my fanpage (mostly bloggers) about automated messages, particularly Twitter direct messages and thank you emails for comments, and now I want to see if I can get some more opinions about it from online marketers. Here are two particular automations that have similar goals but are treated differently. Automated Twitter Direct Messages A lot of people […]

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7 Tools & Resources for Domain Research via @sejournal, @kristileilani/7-tools-resources-for-domain-research/29202//7-tools-resources-for-domain-research/29202/#commentsMon, 25 Apr 2011 14:00:28 +0000/7-tools-resources-for-domain-research/29202/If you are shopping for domains, then you will want to do some research as a bad choice in domain names will lead to branding and search optimization issues down the road. Here are a few of the tools I use when I am setting out to find a great domain! 1. Google Adwords Keyword Tool Google’s own keyword tool is always a great place to start when looking for keyword based domains. You’re goal is to find a keyword that has high search volume and low competition if possible – consider it sort of the sweet spot for ranking […]

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