What is a Good Tool for Social Monitoring?

By April


 

During Hump Day Hangouts episode 70, one viewer wanted to know about the best tools that are recommended for all in one social monitoring or reporting.

The exact question was:

What lifetime/free software would you suggest for all-in-1 social monitoring/reporting?

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Effect of Putting Geo Tag in the Head Section of a Page

By April


 

During episode 69 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, a viewer asked about the impact of adding geo tags in the header section of the page as well as setting the location in JSON LD schema.

The exact question was:

Hey guys,

Would a meta geo tag in the head section of page work as well as json-ld to show location relevancy for the specific city page? My json already has local business schema so i dont think i should add a second local business schema hence hoping the header meta geo tags will help. I also have 1 image on the page geo-tagged but am thinking of adding the meta geo tag to further help location relevancy with out adding a 2nd local business to json.

Just put this in that specific pages head section via the WordPress plugin you mentioned a week or two ago?

 

Thanks?

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Best Way to Create Simple Silo Using Sidebar Categories

By April


 

During episode 69 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked about the best way to create a silo structure sites using categories in the sidebar of the page.

The exact question was:

Hi. Really appreciate the videos you made on Simple and Complex Silos. I have watched both videos 3x now. I had one question regarding the categories in the sidebar. After making the top pages be the categories, you made one statement regarding the categories in the sidebar still leaking out juice from the silo then something like “I'd remove them from the sidebar.”

What is the best option after creating a Simple Silo to avoid or minimize that category leak?

1) Just leave the 5 categories (which would be pages) in the sidebar and tolerate a small amount of silo leakage.

2) Remove the category listings widget out of the sidebar.

3) Or Use the Simple Silo Plugin from Network Empire?

My site only has a few top level pages at this time. I could go with any option. Thanks.?

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Weekly SEO Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 69

By April


Click on the video above to watch Episode 69 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: Hello, everybody. Welcome to a Hump Day Hangout. This is episode 69 where I echo a lot. All right, here we go. [Let's go 00:00:09] down the line and say hello. How's it going, Hernan?

Hernan: Hey, Adam. Hey, everyone. It's really good to be here.

Adam: Marco, what's up, man?

Marco: It's still sunny in Costa Rica.

Adam: It's not warm enough for me to be wearing my Semantic Mastery Mastery shirt yet. That's what makes me sad. Bradley, how's it going?

Bradley: What's up everybody?

Adam: We'll keep the announcements short today. I just want to remind everybody, IFTTT 2.0 launching on March 28th. I'm going to pop the link in there if you want to sign up and be notified. For sure, you will be hearing about it. We have a couple of questions on it today so we'll be wrapping that in the part of the Hangout and if you haven't yet head over to SerpSpace.com and sign up for your free account. That is all I have got. What have you guys got today? Continue reading “Weekly SEO Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 69” »


Duplicate Content Issues When Using Templates for Business Franchise

By April


In the 69th episode of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked about the possible content duplication issues when using a template for optimizing a business franchise in different local listing sites. Moreover, he wanted to know if it's recommended to syndicate posts from each city domain to a branded network.

The exact question was:

Okay, so I've setup a branded service for local business on a root domain and I've created subdomains for regional cities. My intent is to lease out the map listings and subdomains. For example “Ann Arbor Premier Septic Systems”, “Lansing Premier Septic Systems”, etc. Couple questions;

1. Since I'm branding the service and treating each city like a franchise, I'm using the same template, graphics, and brand name for each website, changing only the content, city specific NAP, Json markup, etc. Am I going to get myself into trouble branding across subdomains like that?

2. Similarly, can I syndicate blog content from each city subdomain to my main branded IFTTT network, or should I create a separate branded IFTTT network for each? My thought here is it would look natural having a branded franchise service syndicating content from its franchisees. Yes? No??

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Best Practices of Setting SEO Title and Other On Page Practices for Beginners

By April


In the 69th episode of Semantic Mastery weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one of the questions asked was about the best ON PAGE SEO practices for beginners.

The exact question was:

Burning Question for anyone with some experience with Keyword Research and utilization via Local SEO particularly +Bradley Benner. I'm a follower of the Humpdays Hangouts which has been sometimes like listening to alien conversations but very helpful and product purchaser based off your recommendations. I haven't gotten into the S Mastery club yet as this is new for me, still in the learning curve but if I can get this remake done on this one site up and ranked for my first client, I would have the money to do join SM as the local competition is sleeping.

I understand most everything with the research process and discovery aspect related to competition analysis of the Keywords though one of your courses (+1) but see that your now using the process of starting at Trends then to KeywordSuggestPro, to RankSpy to GKWP. What threw me off here is that I've been told that getting the site to rank in the 3 pack (local Intent) and using KWs based on mybuisness categories and relevant KWs triggering the 3 pack is the most important aspect of the keywords and the Titles of the site silo structure.

In addition with the recent purchase on your reco for Project Supremacy plug in, I'm learning Keyword Mapping for Content creation with correct Keyword density. For some reason the local is throwing me off and going a little crazy when it comes to the keyword selection and the content creation based on KW relevancy and KW density. What I'm trying to grasp is in Local is where does the Geomodifer/Town Name for my Keywords go into the mapping process. That is, will the Geomodifyer (town name) be actually a part of the mapped keyword written content that I'm trying to rank for or is that more in the page title aspects with the setup of the site silo structure or both? So for example I wanted to have a site for Town Name Medical Spa (+ 3 pack) the Silo Titles would be Laser Hair Removal (+ 3 pack), Skin Care (+3 pack) Botox and Fillers (+ 3 pack) and so on. So where would the town name(s) go in the keyword maps that I'm creating content for on these pages. In addition if I'm placing just one town name in the Titles and or into the keyword density content of some of these pages wouldn't I be pigeonholing myself for just this town and not really pick up any surrounding towns? Solve that and I would have a big question solved project near completion and on my way to joining Semantic Mastery. Thanks hop that make sense. ?

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Is it Possible to Rent a YouTube Video? Here’s How!

By April


During episode 69 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, a participant asked about the possibility of renting a YouTube video.

The exact question was:

I am just starting on SEO. I heard it is possible to rent a YT video. How can I do that?

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What is the Safest Way of Powering up a Tier 1’s PA in YouTube Silo Network?

By April


 

In the 68th episode of Hump Day Hangouts, a participant asked about the safest way in boosting the page authority (PA) of tier 1 properties in a YouTube Silo network.

The exact question was:

Recently got around to watching YouTube Silo training. In that training it's said that you can send GSA and other spam type links to your T1 IFTTT networks. Is that still the case or is that dated? I was under the impression that you should not spam any of your T1 properties. I'm curious what would be the safest/best way of powering up your tier 1's PA.

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