Using Post Excerpts Or Full Content On Your Website

By Semantic Mastery



During Episode 37 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, a viewer had a question about how to use full text posts or excerpts in order to avoid duplicate content issues.

Additionally, we went over how tags operate in WordPress – if you are unclear on how these work you should watch the video clip so that you can avoid potential complications that can arise from inappropriate use of tags.

The question asked during the Hump Day Hangout was:

“…when you allow excerpts or full content from your posts on the main page does Google look at it as duplicate content because the content appears again as posts?”


How To Charge For Video Ranking Services

By Semantic Mastery



During Episode 37 of our weekly Hump Day Hangout weekly SEO Q&A webinar, we had a question from a viewer about how to appropriately charge for video ranking services – especially how to approach potential clients and video production companies when you may not be able to guarantee a top ranking immediately. This is a common issue and the answer is surprisingly simple!

The original question from the viewer is:

I want to charge {niche} to add videos to my IFTTT network that you guys are building on my behalf. I own a video production company and charge flat fee for video, I would like to upcharge to access my network. I have no guarantees that I can rank these videos yet as IFTTT network is brand new. Any recommendations on how/what to charge? I love the concept of recurring, Charge by the video? flat monthly fee? what would BB do??

Check out the video to find out how we work in this situation – you may be surprised by the amounts involved and how easy it can be to set up and configure a working relationship with a video production company where both parties gain!


Yahoo Pipes Alternatives – Service Ending Soon

By Semantic Mastery



It was announced a little while back, but in case you missed it – Yahoo Pipes will be shutting down, beginning with stopping the ability to create new Pipes in late August, and completely shutting down the service in September:

pipes closing picture


This service was a great way to aggregate information in many ways and we were avid fans of the ability to combine RSS feeds that could then be syndicated for various uses.

However, this wasn't all that Pipes could do:

  • Parse XML
  • Parse HTML
  • Output CSV

These are just a few of the cool things that Pipes could do, but with the coming shutdown of the service, we need to look for alternatives.

Luckily, for those of us who are interested in continuing to use RSS feeds for SEO purposes, whether it's content review, content curation, RSS aggregation, or something else entirely, there are many services out there that you can use.

Alternatives to Yahoo Pipes

Here is a list of sites and services that you should check out as Yahoo Pipes replacements – some offer different specifics, but all of them will help you with your quest for a Yahoo Pipes RSS replacement!


Powerful RSS and Pipes Alternative

We also recently talked to Lisa Allen about RSS Authority Sniper and how you can use it with RankFeedr to do some incredible things like make your own RSS feeds with any content, mix with authority content, get full YouTube RSS feeds, and more.

In fact, you can watch the entire webinar where we talked about co-citations, RSS uses, and more with Lisa right here:

Do you have a favorite replacement for aggregating RSS feeds? Let us know about it!


How To Handle AdWords And Personas

By Semantic Mastery


If you're working with tiers or syndication properties you may want to use AdWords with your persona based properties – how do you go about doing this?

In this clip from Episode 36 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts we talk about how you can get this done easily and safely.


Hangouts and Video Ranking Replay – Peter Drew & Semantic Mastery

By Semantic Mastery


See how Hangout Millionaire can be utilized to rank videos, generate revenue – it's a killer tool that works extremely well with our IFTTT Syndication approach. This replay of our live webinar with Peter Drew, creator of Hangout Millionaire, showed just how many ways there are monetize and scale with videos.


This is an awesome tool for your SEO toolbox if you are looking for a way to scale video production, test markets and niches, and want to save time in doing so. As Bradley points out during the webinar, it has allowed him to do tests that might have taken weeks or a month in just hours. This is software that we use in our businesses and were glad to have Peter and Mitch join us to talk about it in depth.

This great presentation with Peter and Mitch, along with the Semantic Mastery crew, will give you a good idea of how Hangout Millionaire can fit into your business or freelancing options for generating client videos, lead gen videos, and more!


Creating Content, Backlinking, And More From Keyword Research

By Semantic Mastery


Last week, during Episode 34 of our weekly Hump Day Hangout, we had a question from a viewer about the use of Power Suggest Pro and how we utilize it for content creation, backlinking, and more. This keyword research tool is one of our favorites (we all own a copy and use it regularly) and you'll see us using it in various webinars and case studies.

Here is the question that was asked – watch the video above for the answer:

When you guys are using the Power Suggest Pro, are you creating content from those keywords? Are you using those phrases for linking purposes?

I mean in some cases you have so many different phrases, I am not exactly sure what you are doing with the phrases. The one that you did for the case study is a good example.

There's a lot of ways to use keyword research tools and this was a good question to showcase several ways to use the lists that tools like this generate – there are a lot of uses!


Web 2.0 Account Creation Question From HDHO Episode 33

By Semantic Mastery


During Episode 33 of the Semantic Mastery Hump Day Hangouts, a viewer asked the following question:

I've been reading a lot about web 2.0 tools/bots and am trying to differentiate between how effective they are. For a 2.0 builder like Money Robot, how does building out your own IFTTT networks differ as far as the actual “work” getting done. When it's all said and done, isn't it basically the same thing as far as what properties are build and linking actually done.

There is actually a lot that goes in to answering this question as it can depend on your strategy and end goals. We gave our reasons behind using, or not using, account creators (like FCS Networker), and also explained theming and interlinking the web 2.0 accounts (why we do this) – something that we always do with our IFTTT Networks.

There are certainly strategies that can make use of account creators – check out the video for more information.


Generating Targeted Traffic With Dirt Cheap YouTube Ads Webinar Replay

By Semantic Mastery


We had a great webinar with Justin Sardi and Zane Miller – these guys showed us a ton of great information on how to implement YouTube advertising to get clicks to your products and websites for a fraction of what you have to pay with AdWords!

We've got the webinar replay posted so that you too can check it out and learn why you should be using YouTube ads:

  • Additional “killer” service for clients
  • Cheap views and clicks (sometimes 10x less than Adwords!)
  • Easy to set up
  • Ability to make a huge ROI

Their pre-launch price for their personalized YouTube Ads Bootcamp won't last long, in fact it's only good until June 29th!

Get in now:


Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 28

By April

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0:00 Intro



Proxies in Firefox and Chrome

As I am in Firefox w the proxy, does chrome open under my IP or the proxy IP?

Throughout the IFTTT SEO Academy training, you keep the workbook open in chrome with your own google account. i just want to make sure there is no conflict doing this as we build our networks… and so, is it vital that I clean chrome and stay out of my own google every time i use proxies in firefox?

Cloud Storage Sites for IFTTT Networks

Are you currently using any of the cloud storage sites in your networks?

Using Contributor To Links in Blogger

When you set up Robert R Mills, you put the Blogger link under ‘Contributor to'. Could you elaborate on why?

Tumblr Themes with Social Buttons

As I have done some digging, I have found Tumblr themes that include various social buttons. I was wondering if these kinds of links would be equal to the ones you code into the Tumblr header.

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Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 27

By April

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0:00 Intro – Episode 27!

2:00 Announcements – please subscribe to our YouTube channel! Getting close to 1000!

3:00 Update – sent out email about updates to YouTube recipes for IFTTT SEO

DFY Networks

5:00 DFY Networks price increase

6:00 I'm thinking of giving the DFY IFTTT networks a go, so my questions relate to those but also to the IFTTT approach in general.

1. Is it better to create the IFTTT network properties over a period of time?

2. Likewise, if building further rings to reinforce Tier 1, should the Tier 2 and Tier 3 pages (or any other links) be built over a longer (“more natural”) timeframe?

3. Is it therefore possible/advisable to order the DFY IFTTT Tier 1 and Contextual Backlink package at the same time?

I want to be sure that any subsequent haste in getting those links built doesn't become a negative factor.

Linking Directly to PBNs and Money Site

10:00 It is my understanding that you very rarely link directly from your PBNs to your money site and that you sometimes use SAPE links. Do you ever link directly to your money site? If so, with what type of links?

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