SEM Contest Results

While the Marketing Pilgrim SEM Scholarship Contest is still going on, it sadly ended for me today. My entry didn’t get the most unique views this week and I won’t be making it the next and final round. I did learn some things and wanted to share some of my experience and the approach I took to driving traffic to the article. Many of the same tactics can be used to bring traffic to any page on your site.
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Marketing Pilgrim SEM Scholarship Contest

You may have noticed lately that SEO contests seem to be everywhere. One of the latest is the SEM Scholarship contest and while I usually don’t participate in contests I did submit SEO is Nothing but Karma as an entry to this one. I wanted to talk a little about this particular contest and why I entered it.
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What Is The Sound Of Your Blogging Voice?

“To gain your own voice, forget about having it heard. Become a saint of your own province and your own consciousness.”
–Allen Ginsberg

A good writing voice can carry most any idea for a blog post. And a poor writing voice can ruin even the best of ideas. So what sound does your writing voice make?
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Readable Emails For Improved Newsletter Campaigns

Though there may be a lot of articles on making web site text readable, some people forget to make their emails readable, when they send out a newsletter, manage an auto-responder or their email marketing campaign. How do you make your emails easy to read to increase conversions?
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Social Media Optimization (SMO): The Next Phase Of SEO

I mentioned it my previous post, but the term social media optimization or SMO may be new to people and I thought it deserved more in depth coverage. SMO is a relatively new term to describe a practice that has been going on for awhile. You might notice that I’m not doing many of these things on my own site so this post is more of a do as I say rather than do as I do. I will be implementing many of these suggestions though, with a new redesign in the coming weeks and months and I am happy to say I do practice many of the rules of SMO, if not all of them yet.
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