News and Picks From The World of SEO For Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SEO, Content Management, & Social Media Picks For Today’s Issue

The SEO Daily August, 8 20171. How to Grow Your Facebook Following: A 6-Step Plan – Social Media Examiner

2. Six Lessons to Learn From the World’s Most Popular Blogs – Neil Patel

3. How to Turn Your WordPress Site Into a Social Network – WPBeginner

4. Five SEO Tips Every New Blogger Should Keep in Mind – The Blog Herald

5. What is a Linkable Asset and Why Does It Attract Links? – Vertical Measures

6. When Do Redirects Stop Passing Signals With Google? – Search Engine Roundtable

7. WWW vs Non-WWW: Google Says It Does Not Matter – Search Engine Roundtable

1. How to Grow Your Facebook Following: A 6-Step Plan – Social Media Examiner

Looking for new ways to grow your Facebook audience? Have you considered targeting prospects by interests that are related to your product?

In this article, you’ll discover how to grow a specialized audience on Facebook in six steps.

More at http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com

2. Six Lessons to Learn From the World’s Most Popular Blogs – Neil Patel

We’re living in the golden age of content marketing right now. Social media has made it easier than ever before to reach and connect with your ideal demographic. Social Media Today put it best with its infographic on social media marketing statistics of 2017.

That’s right, 79% of all American Internet users are on Facebook! More at http://neilpatel.com

3. How to Turn Your WordPress Site Into a Social Network – WPBeginner

Did you know that you can turn your WordPress site into a social network? A WordPress social network allows users to sign up, connect with each other, post messages, and more. In this article, we will show you how to turn your WordPress site into a social network.

More at http://www.wpbeginner.com

4. Five SEO Tips Every New Blogger Should Keep in Mind – The Blog Herald

It is a fact these days that more young people are into blogging and more are interested in starting their own blog for varied reasons. While some simply want to share their personal experiences as they take on life’s varied challenges, the others are bent on earning from their sites. Regardless of one’s reason to blog, though, one important aspect that should not be taken for granted is search engine optimization or SEO.

SEO makes a huge difference in driving traffic to your blog and being ignored by your target audience. It takes consistent effort to make it work moving forward and every new blogger should be mindful of this. Here are several beginner blogging tips to help you get started on your blogging journey.

More at http://www.blogherald.com

5. What is a Linkable Asset and Why Does It Attract Links? – Vertical Measures

A linkable asset is an exceptional piece of content that’s likely to acquire links. Linkable assets traditionally share the following characteristics:

Non-Promotional: The most important part about creating a linkable asset is to keep it audience-focused and not brand-focused. Webmasters are much less receptive to the idea of putting a link on their site if there is a lot of branding on the content.

In-depth: Creating long-form assets that are well researched, in depth, and cover a specific topic is great for earning links. The findings from a study by Moz and BuzzSumo supported that content receives more shares and links if the content is 1000+ words. There is no “magic” word count number, but the data leans towards long-form content being beneficial for both links, shares and rankings.

Useful: If visitors can take something away from your website and put it to use, then they are far more likely to share and link to that content. Great examples of this type of content are checklists, white papers, free guides, infographics, templates and other practical content forms.

More at http://www.verticalmeasures.com

6. When Do Redirects Stop Passing Signals With Google? – Search Engine Roundtable

We cover redirects here a lot, I mean a lot, and Google has documented a lot of these things for us around redirects but often, webmasters/SEOs don’t believe it for some reason.

We know Google suggests one should keep redirects in place indefinitely but sometimes that is not practical. When the redirect drops, will Google stop passing the signals from URL A which redirects to URL B?

More at https://www.seroundtable.com

7. WWW vs Non-WWW: Google Says It Does Not Matter – Search Engine Roundtable

Which is better, to have a www or not to have the www to start your domain name? I know Search Engine Land redirects the www to the non-www, so their canonical domain is http://searchengineland.com/ not http://www.searchengineland.com/. Here we use the www and redirect the non-www to the www.

Which is better?

More at https://www.seroundtable.com