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Growing A New Website to 100,000+ Organic Visitors Per Month In Less Than 1 Year

This is a case study on how I built a website that receives over 100,000 visitors per month, in less than 1 year, without spending $1 on advertising.

This was done 100% through SEO and content strategy.

Before we dive in, allow me to clarify a few things:

  1. The website reached over 100,000 visitors in 9 months.
  2. This was a new domain, registered just a couple months before launch.
  3. This
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Stop Making Excuses, Start Split Testing

If you are reading this, chances are you are not new to the idea of split testing, but just in case, here’s a quick and dirty definition:

A/B testing or split testing compares the effectiveness of two versions of a web page, marketing email, or the like, in order to discover which has better response rate or better sales conversion rate.

Source: Wikipedia

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Building Communities Through User Experience, Interview with Indy Hall Founder Alex Hillman

Alex HillmanI recently had the opportunity to catch up with a friend and inspiration of mine, Alex Hillman.

Alex is the Founder of Independents Hall, a coworking community in Philadelphia. Alex has succeeded in building a large, constantly growing, and intertwined community of creative and driven people . His model for cultivating relationships is now being used around the world to start growing other communities in cities from AustraliaKeep Reading »

Point Blank SEO Link Building Course Review & Free Preview

Jon Cooper’s Link Building Course is a comprehensive approach to explaining how to build links in plain language.

He put several months of research, interviews, and tests into practice to write one of the most definitive guides I have read on how to approach link building.

He steps through specific strategies, research tactics, and even gives you an up to date list of places to acquire authoritative links.

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Do You Deserve A First Page Ranking on Google?

Think about it.

Does your content really deserve to rank on page one for your target keywords? Is it one of the 10 best, most informative, most useful pieces of content on the internet?

If not, the answer is probably no.

This post was inspired by this tweet from Russ Jones:

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This may seem harsh, but you know what – he’s right.

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An Open Conversation About Content Strategy

I invited my friend Anthony Pensabene to participate in this conversation with me; if you are reading this I would also like to invite you to add to our open conversation via the comments.

Anthony is a talented content strategist who has always expressed strong feelings about the role content should play within overall marketing strategy.

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SERP Analysis - Dissecting Your SEO Competitors

It’s no secret, and it certainly doesn’t happen by accident: in 2017, ranking in major search engines such as Google has become a science, the science of knowing your competitors, of knowing your customers/visitors and of course of knowing which SEO practices to ditch and which to keep and improve.

What used to be a handful of on-page, off-page, and architecture factors has evolved into hundreds of signaling attributes fed … Keep Reading »

How To Optimize Any Page for Your Target Keywords

This is more of a beginner post than I would usually write, but several friends at Indy Hall and around the Philly start-up community have been asking for a while, so I decided to write it.

The goal of this post is to provide a simple, straight forward, and step-by-step guide on how to approach optimizing a page on your website for your target keywords.

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Inbound Marketing and Content Strategy from Philadelphia SEO Community

Last month’s post on Fresh Insights from Some of Philly’s Top SEO’s generated a lot of great feedback in the form of comments, tweets, and even some very nice emails. The reoccurring theme of the feedback was for more; more Philly SEO, more Q&A, and especially more coverage of the brilliant minds in or from this great city.

This post features some awesome industry feedback and insights from SEO’s who … Keep Reading »

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