How To Optimize Images For Search Engines, Social Media and People

The article was updated April 2017. Please post comments to add up-to-date tips and tools Optimize your images for search engines: Use keywords in alt text, text around the image, file name, page title; Set up separate search-engine-accessible image folder; Use reasonable image file size (here are wordpress plugins to optimize images). Limit number of…

The *Working* Guide to Reaching out to Influencers Using Social Media

The *Working* Guide to Reaching out to Influencers Using Social Media

You may know that I used to do business from far away, I had no way to meet my business partners and contacts in the real world, but despite that I was fairly well-connected. So here’s my recipe to building connections online: reaching out to niche influencers through social media. Whether you are trying to…

My Viral Content Buzz (Now: Viral Content BEE) Case Study: How to Get Found on the Internet

[Updated: August 19, 2017] Last year we announced our new kid: Viral Content Buzz [Update: Currently ViralContentBee.com]. A few more recent reviews from other members of Viral Content Buzz: Viral Content Bee: Blogging Tool Review Boost Your Social Media Traffic With Viral Content Bee Viral Content Bee – Promote Your Blog Post [Free Platform] We’ve…

Quick Tip: Create a Cool Brand Asset that Will Build and Promote Itself

I love tools. Moreover, I love simple ideas that may have dozens of practical uses, like a Swiss knife (as my friend likes to put it). In today’s quick tip series, I am sharing a tool that combines two of my passions: automation and multi-purposefulness. I’ve been a long time user of Paper.li. I am…

[Quick tip] How to Use Search Console To Improve & Increase CTR

[Quick tip] How to Use Search Console To Improve & Increase CTR

Note from Ann: You may have noticed that I seldom publish guest tips, only when they are very practical and to the point. This one is useful and many website owners overlook this. Even if your website has a strong and high quality link profile, not necessarily it will appear on Google’s first results. Your…

[Quick Tip] How to Find Most Valuable Keywords to Create Content

[Quick Tip] How to Find Most Valuable Keywords to Create Content

Keyword research is still an integral part of content creation, mostly because search engine rankings are unarguably (and possibly sadly) the best source of free traffic… but also because it’s a huge source of inspiration showing you what people in your niche are interested in and what hasn’t been covered well enough yet. Speaking of…

How to Smartly Combine Google’s Search Operators to Find Anything

How to Smartly Combine Google’s Search Operators to Find Anything

If I have learned anything since I started this blog is to find anything in Google almost momentarily. I can quickly find the source of a quote, the original image or the official documentation for anything. At college they used to say that you don’t need to (and you cannot) know answers to all questions:…