Referral Traffic For Higher Video And Local Ranking

By Semantic Mastery

 

Here is a method we have been testing and it turns out that this works great for videos and for local sites.

You will need access to a referral traffic tool — or as I like to call it “CT (Click-Thru) Spam” — like Crowd Search.

Here is how it works

So what you do is create a post on a web 2 or social profile (Twitter works great for this right now) and use a unique hashtag in the post and a link to your money site.

Then get the post indexed and setup the CS campaign to search for hashtag (or another unique phrase from within the post).

Next you turn “Random Browsing” off inside of CS and tell the search to click the link to your money site.

This creates referral traffic and helps the site to be given more authority.

Of course you should have Analytics installed so Google sees the referral source. Alternatively (if you don't use Analytics), you can use goo.gl short links to shorten your money site link and use the short link in the web 2 post and tell CS to click the short link. This will still inject Analytics (click analytics) into the link so that Google knows it is referral traffic.

Anyway, I have tested this and it works well for local. Just don't be stupid and send a ton of traffic thru those links. Set it to like 30 – 45 per month or whatever is appropriate for your niche and local search volumes.

And as mentioned above, Twitter works well for this since there is a whole “Bromance” thing going on between Google and Twitter right now.

We originally started using this method for videos, but have also been using for local sites and having good results with it.

Creating The Content

Using Video Traffic X is also a great way to go about creating content for these purposes. You can get Video Traffic X here.

 


Increasing Revenue Through Productivity, Organization, And Growth

By Semantic Mastery

 

During Episode 50 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts webinar, a viewer had several questions about productivity and organization as it pertains to running an agency – a question that just as well could be directed towards a freelancer with several clients.

When getting to the point of handling multiple clients you have to use a system that allows for time management, organization, and team management – by the time you have several clients you should definitely be utilizing processes and tools like Trello to assign and monitor tasks that can be outsourced.

The specific questions asked were:

Do you have a day to day set workflow that we can use?

How do you organize your day to day activities?

What kind of tools do you use to manage your team and organize your activities?

Check out the video to hear how Bradley and the others arrange their activities and get the most out of their time using tested methods and tools that save time, increase productivity, and let them work efficiently with their team.


Weekly SEO Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 50

By Semantic Mastery

 

Click on the video above to watch Episode 50 of the Semantic Mastery Hump Day Hangouts.

Full time stamps with topics and times can be found at the link above.

The latest upcoming free SEO Q&A Hump Day Hangout can be found at https://semanticmastery.com/humpday.

 

 

Announcement

Bradley: This is coming. We're live. Hey everybody this is Bradley Benner from Semantic Mastery, this is Humpday Hangouts Episode 50. Wow.

Hernan: Woo-Hoo!

Bradley: Two weeks away from the 1-year anniversary and, knock on wood, we haven't missed a single episode yet. And we're planning on not missing anymore between now and the 1-year anniversary as long as I'm still breathing. Even if I don't make it, one of these other guys will. We got Hernan and Marco with us today. Adam is out doing whatever Adam does whenever he doesn't want to work with us. So, and now Chris just joined so I'll go right down the line. What's up Chris?

Chris: Hello everybody.

Bradley: Mark excuse me, Hernan, what's up man?

Hernan: Hey everyone it's good to be here.

Bradley: And last but not least, Marco.

Marco: Hey everybody, what's up?

Bradley: So the only announcements we have today is we were just talking about this guys, what was the first one? Link building right?

Hernan: Link building. Yeah.

Bradley: Okay. Our link building service is pretty much live again. It will be available for the general public again within the next week or so I would say. Possibly even by Friday of this week. So it's new and improved. We've been re-developing that for the last two months or so. We've had it shut down because of some bottle neck issues that we were having with FCS networker. so we've developed a new method that is working quite well and that's going to be available.

So you guys will have access to that again if you need link building services to your IFTTT networks to PBN's to citations to boost up citations. If you do local SEO. There's a lot of things that you can use our link building service for. Very very effective. All right number two is a video powerhouse. We've been working on that now for what? 4 months? I think about 4 months now.

Hernan: Yeah, 4 months, yeah.

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Best Practice For Anchor Text When Backlinking From Tiered Properties?

By Semantic Mastery

 

On Episode 49 of our weekly Hump Day Hangout SEO Q&A webinar we had a viewer with a question about how to correctly use anchor text when linking within a tiered structure. Specifically, they were interested in finding out how to vary anchor text ratios and whether or not to use branded terms, broad terms, and navigational terms such as “click here”.

The specific question asked was:

What is best practice for anchor text when back linking from Tier 3 and Tier 2 properties? Should you use broad, exact or branded? Geo modified or no? What is best practice for backlinking from Tier 1?

Also, what anchors should you use when blasting your web 2.0 properties?

Check out the video above for a quick rundown of best practices when backlinking in a tiered network structure.

 


Weekly SEO Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 49

By Semantic Mastery

 

Click on the video above to watch Episode 49 of the Semantic Mastery Hump Day Hangouts.

Full timestamps with topics and times can be found at the link above.

The latest upcoming free SEO Q&A Hump Day Hangout can be found at https://semanticmastery.com/humpday.

 

 

Announcement

Adam: Hey everybody, welcome to this week's Hump Day Hangout. This is episode 49 and today is the 7th of October, so we're rolling into October. We're getting close to episode 52, but more on that later. How's it going Chris?

Chris: Hey, how you doing?

Adam: Good, good. Hernan, how's it going?

Hernan: Hi everyone it's good to be here.

Adam: Sorry guys. You just made my day, I don't know that's almost as good as [Wayne's 00:00:32]. All right, hey Marco, how's it going?

Marco: I don't know yet.

Adam: Last but not least Bradley how you doing?

Bradley: What's up guys?

Adam: Man, we've got a few announcements to go over, hopefully Hernan has got his voice cleared up so he can do some more talking.

Hernan: Yeah, I am, sorry.

Adam: Just some real quick announcements then we'll get into the fun stuff. Our link building services that we were talking about last week we mentioned we were trying to get that back online we're going to be opening up very shortly. If you're on the waiting list we'll be getting to you and you'll be opening up and probably just taking I think about a hundred orders. It depends, we've got to take a look at it here shortly, but we'll be sending out some more information on that.

Let's see, we have the RYS contest. Before we get to that I just want to say when we get to episode 52 we decided we're also going to do some contest with that. Part of that is going to be for only live attendees. If you're watching later in the week or something, episode 52 is going to be one you definitely want to be there. We did do the drawings for the RYS contest. If I full this up it looks like we had Steven at zeroshoes.com is the winner of the RYS. He's getting free access to RYS academy, he's getting … Well done. [crosstalk 00:01:58]. Good job. What's that?

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YouTube Syndication Problems And Solution With RSS

By Semantic Mastery

 

During Episode 48 of our weekly Hump Day Hangout SEO Q&A Webinars, a viewer had a question about YouTube and RSS syndication issues.

Syndicating via YouTube is a very powerful addition to a website for any reason: local business, bloggers, affiliates, and more. As with any platform, changes made to the feed outputs can wreak havoc on syndication strategies. However, there is a good solution for this, and additional information was given specific to FeedBlitz.

The specific question was:

I am having some trouble with the new YouTube channel RSS url working in Feedblitz. They are saying that the RSS feed created using

https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=CHANNELID is not valid?

For reference on this question see our Knowledge Base post here that explains the updated YouTube RSS URLs: http://support.semanticmastery.com/knowledgebase/updated-youtube-rss-urls/.

 


Weekly SEO Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 48

By Semantic Mastery

 

Click on the video above to watch Episode 48 of the Semantic Mastery Hump Day Hangouts.

Full timestamps with topics and times can be found at the link above.

The latest upcoming free SEO Q&A Hump Day Hangout can be found at https://semanticmastery.com/humpday.

 

 

Announcement

Adam: All right, hello everybody. Welcome to Hump Day Hangout. This is episode forty-eight. This is [inaudible 00:07] September, so we got the last Hump Day Hangout for September. Let's have everybody say hi. How's it going Chris?

Chris: Hello Adam. How you doing?

Adam: Good, good. Marco, how's it going?

Marco: Hey, what's up everybody.

Adam: Hey Bradley, what's up?

Bradley: Hey guys, how are you?

Adam: All right, well listen, Hernan today, I think he's out on some super secret squirrel mission. I think he's out and about. He's looking to get some stuff taken care of because we're going to be doing some stuff down South. I'm not going to say exactly where right now, but later on we might be meeting up I think in Costa Rica it sounds like, so we're gearing up for that. That's going to be down the road though. What's coming up sooner, we do have our one year anniversary coming up. I know Bradley's talked about it a couple times, but we're on episode forty-eight. Once we hit episode fifty-two, that's a year straight of the Hump Day Hangouts.

Bradley: No breaks. No vacations. Nothing.

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How To Show Results Fast For Local SEO Client

By Semantic Mastery

 

While the title of this post is “how to show results fast for Local SEO Client”, the idea and execution can be applied to any client.

During Episode 47 of the Semantic Mastery weekly public SEO Q&A webinar Hump Day Hangouts a viewer had a question about how to get fast results for a client that had some previous issues with SEO activities.

The viewer wanted to generate a very fast result that could be shown to the client as an immediate result showing that quick video rankings were possible.

This is a great question, in that if you are able to generate these types of results you can have a much easier discussion with clients where you are able to present actual results and bring that to a second meeting – a big “win” for you.

The exact question asked was:

I’m going to pitch a plumbing company in my local area tomorrow. I want to offer them something that will bring some instant gratification because they’ve already told me that they’ve been burned by another SEO agency in the past.

My question is, how can I rank videos fast if I don’t have an authoritative YouTube channel?

Basically, I want to use video ranking services on google to get my foot in the door. Plumbing is a pretty competitive niche, so I feel I need to offer them something tangible upfront before I ask for $1k+ per month for SEO.

Check out the video to see how we would go about getting quick video rankings in order to help secure a client – whether it is plumbing, a different home improvement or repair niche, or any other area where we wanted to see quick results with a video.

For our recommended resources in making great videos – anything from Video Sales Letters to client focused niche videos, check out our recommend resources here.