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Search Tips of the Week: Quick SEO and Local Search Wins

Let’s take a look at the finest, recently released resourced in the world of online search. We take a look at the answers to 40 top-of-mind local search questions, 5 landing page conversion killers, how you can make your site more interesting and link worthy, how to score close to 100 quick SEO wins, and a series of SEO quirks you should be aware of.

96 Quick SEO Wins – What Can You Do With an Hour? – If you want to win in 2013, you must commit to a solid long-term strategy. However, that’s not to say you can’t build small wins into your long-term strategy to assist in developing brand strength. The only real way to beat the well-known online brands is to become one yourself. But just because the more traditional SEO tactics from previous years are now areas to avoid in 2013, doesn’t mean there aren’t any quick wins out there and Kevin Gibbons shows you in this article what they are.

40 Important Local Search Questions Answered – There are lots of questions and confusing aspects of local search, so Mike Ramsey created a post answering 40 questions about local strategy and tactics, reviews, citations/directories, links, onsite optimization, and Google+ local.

5 Landing Page Conversion Killers – You may not know it, but there are a few conversion killers that stalk your landing pages, hacking and slashing away at your leads and sales when you aren’t looking. As Gregory Ciotti points out, they’re quite insidious… you may not even know you’re making these mistakes.

How to Make Your Website More Interesting and Linkworthy – As the lines blur between Web Design, CRO, SEO, UX, UI, Content, and other disciplines there’s one thing that’s central to them all. Your website. We all know that on site activities like reducing bounce rates and increasing time on site as well as off site factors like social sharing and links are all important if not crucial to your online success. There’s so many opportunities to help encourage all of them, sometimes with very little effort, that Chris Gilchrist wanted to demonstrate some ways you can immediately benefit your site without having to rebuild or redesign it.

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9 SEO Quirks You Should Be Aware Of – They say the devil is in the details. Tom Schmitz explains that when it comes to search engine optimization, those details include some important quirks you need to know about: conforming to search engine behaviour, keeping-up with changes in search engine behaviour, playing well with other websites to protect your SEO, and avoiding common practices that obstruct SEO.

Should I use the nofollow attribute on internal links? See what Matt Cutts, head of Google`s webspam team, has to say about this:

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