For many, Reddit is just a place to browse interesting discussions and share memes, but for savvy marketers, it’s a goldmine of potential visitors. Reddit’s vast and engaged user base can drive thousands of targeted visitors to your site, but only if you know the right strategies.

The traffic Google sends to Reddit has skyrocketed from about 156 million visitors a month last year to an incredible 626 million monthly visitors now. That’s a 5X growth in just 12 months. Such rapid growth from one of the world’s biggest sites is amazing.

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SEO Is Not Dead

While it may come as a surprise to some people, SEO is still alive and kicking.

Inc. magazine published click-bait piece recently with the title “SEO is Dead”. It promoted a “new” concept they refer to as online audience optimization (OAO). But here’s the thing. OAO isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s what smart SEOs have been doing for a really long time. As search engines have shifted toward more sophisticated language processing, creating content people love has become absolutely critical.

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Social media content

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Is quality content the backbone of your SEO strategy? If you are a serious small business or online marketer, it certainly should be. Shabby content doesn’t engage readers. It doesn’t build valuable links. It doesn’t attract search engines, generate leads, or convert sales.

While “gaming the system” might have worked in the past, consumers expect more now. So do search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo – Google in particular. To gain search visibility and traffic today, a company needs to be useful, solve problems, and develop a brand.

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SEO Tools

Content marketing is about creating, optimizing, and distributing valuable content to grow your web presence and steer the actions of consumers. It involves driving traffic, generating leads, and building authority. Not too hard if you have the right skills and strategy, but without an arsenal of SEO tools at your disposal, you are bound to waste time and money.

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Top SEO Plugins

Want to maximize your blog traffic? Sure you do. In my last post, I touched on how using these 27 must use SEO tools can deliver incredible content marketing results, and they really can – I hope you found the post useful. Today, I list 27 of the best search engine optimization plugins available for those looking to get more traffic to their blogs. Most of these are for WordPress, but there are two browser plugins toward the end. Again, I hope you these helpful. Note that while I use many of these tools personally and have tested them all, some may not be compatible with your website, theme, version, or browser. The install instructions are straightforward, but get someone to help if you’re a newbie. The following tools are listed randomly. As usual, bookmark, share, and enjoy!

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Boost Traffic with Long-Tail Keywords

If you’ve had a blog or website for very long, by now you probably know 2 important things about search engine optimization:

  • a lot of keywords that seem perfect are too competitive, so they don’t bring in much traffic
  • loads of visitors mean absolutely nothing without conversions
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Link Building Strategy

Thanks to latest Google algorithm updates, getting your blog to appear on the first page of search results is trickier than ever. Building links is frowned upon, but you still need links to rank well. So what kind of link building strategy can you use to get the high-quality links you need without incurring the wrath of the Google gods?

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