The “Duplicate Content Penalty” Is A Lie!
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The “Duplicate Content Penalty” Is A Lie!

But isn't my site going to be penalized if I have blog posts from a content channel that are the same as another subscriber? What about the Duplicate Content Penalty by Google? [youtube width="640" height="360"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r6Zt4awVbA[/youtube] I get this question pretty often from prospective clients as well as other social media marketing and blogging professionals when they hear about our service and how we write high-quality, industry-relevant, credibility-building blog posts for our clients and publish them automatically to their WordPress-based blogs without them having to do a thing. They're usually always impressed with the solution that we offer but have that…
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How To Get Good Return On SEO In The Real Estate Business
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How To Get Good Return On SEO In The Real Estate Business

Search engine optimization doesn’t matter at all in your business and in this video I’m going to explain exactly why. Hi, I’m Mikel Erdman, President and CEO of MySmartBlog.com and let met tell you, search engine optimization, it really doesn’t matter in the vast majority of businesses in America or around the world today. Here’s the truth, most businesses, especially small business or service-based businesses for things like real estate and the mortgage industry are done by referral. In fact, statistics show that over 70% of all transactions nationwide are done through repeat and referral business year-after-year-after-year, and that’s validated…
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Blog SEO: How to Make Your Blog More Search Engine Friendly

Whether you're running a blog to promote your legal practice or you have an e-commerce store and you derive a significant amount of business through blogging, having a grasp of search engine optimization or "SEO" and how to optimize your blog for search engines will help you to attract new visitor traffic. In today's post we'll explore blog SEO and how to make your blog posts a bit more search engine friendly. Use Fast, High-Quality Hosting Have you ever tried to load a webpage or blog only to find yourself getting frustrated with how slowly the page is loading? Search…
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Engaging Your Audience With Your Own Blog Content
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Engaging Your Audience With Your Own Blog Content

For this tech tip, we will discuss how writing your own blog content can help your online presence as well as how to do it in a way that will appeal to your subscribers. Writing Your Own Content Even though you may be receiving  professionally written daily articles from us here at MySMARTblog, there are many reasons why it is good practice to post your own personal blog content as well. Including your own content with location specific information or important local news updates can help create a more personal experience for your readers who are actually affected by these…
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General Overview of “WordPress SEO by Yoast” Plugin
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General Overview of “WordPress SEO by Yoast” Plugin

This article covers the very basics behind SEO and information about the plugin, "WordPress SEO by Yoast". This is considered the best free SEO plugin for WordPress, for more information please check out the WordPress Plugin Page or the Developer Website. What is SEO? SEO stands for "Search Engine Optimization" and refers to the process of managing a website or webpage's position/visibility in search results. As you can probably figure out yourself, the further up the list a website or webpage appears, the more visits it should receive. WordPress SEO by Yoast By default, the "WordPress SEO by Yoast" plugin is installed…
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Should Loan Officers And Real Estate Agents Pay For Search Engine Optimization?
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Should Loan Officers And Real Estate Agents Pay For Search Engine Optimization?

So this is always one of the hottest topics and questions that I get about setting up a blog or content marketing strategy for mortgage loan officers and real estate agents. They always ask... "How is this blogging thing going to get me to the top of the search results in Google for my local keywords?" or "I want to be on top of Google (who really is "on top of Google, anyways?) for Scottsdale homes for sale,  Dallas FHA home loans, Philadelphia first time home buyer...  How is your system going to make that happen?" And on and on. VIDEO: Exactly…
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