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Blab Predicts Which Social Media Conversations Are Worth Joining

http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/09/blab-social-media-predictions/

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Geosocial universe

Posted: April 7, 2013 in SEO

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Most possibly, you have used, managed or liked a Facebook page in the past. But have you ever considered how difficult it could be to get people to like your own page, or which are the most popular page types.

According to data harvested last year by Hubspot, certain Facebook pages are much more likely to be popular than others. While some pages are doomed to be hidden in the back of the store and get dusted, as others are positioned behind the store’s window.

On the popular side, we can find pages about movies, music, theater, actors and generally around media. It certainly doesn’t come as a surprise, but what is really intriging is the rapid fall of popularity after the first three, as shown in the following diagram.

Most liked Facebook Pages

In this category, we can find the top 25 most liked pages:

1. Texas Hold’em Poker25,556,954

2. Facebook – 23,617,053

3. Michael Jackson – 22,424,494

4. Lady Gaga – 21,329,592

5. Family Guy – 19,898,829

6. Eminem – 17,927,089

7. YouTube – 17,851,856

8. Vin Diesel – 17,476,665

9. The Twilight Saga – 16,351,385

10. Starbucks – 16,094,792

11. Megan Fox – 15,985,737

12. South Park – 15,805,546

13. House – 15,635,112

14. Linkin Park – 15,416,063

15. Coca-Cola15,239,135

16. Barack Obama – 15,188,088

17. Mafia Wars – 14,365,947

18. Lil Wayne – 14,286,610

19. Justin Bieber – 14,096,502

20. Cristiano Ronaldo – 13,717,437

21. Bob Marley – 13,119,885

22. Dr. House – 12,759,255

23. Taylor Swift – 12,540,359

24. Rihanna – 12,471,742

25. Oreo – 12,193,790

On the other side, there are those Facebook pages that you certainly ignore when you come across them. From little stores to religious organizations and from pets to real estates, these pages don’t hit the eye of the average facebook user.

Least liked Facebook Pages

SEO your web page for Google

Posted: January 12, 2011 in SEO

Trying to get a higher place in google search engine’s rankings?

Just a beginner in seo (search engine optimization) ?

Then you should definitely see the following video, made by Mike Mindel, CEO and founder of WordTracker. It’s simple. It’s useful. It’s FREE. So sit back, click here , press play and enjoy!!

Key points of Mike’s presentation:

Part 1 – Title tag

  • Put your primary keyword at the beginning.
  • If you can work it in, put your secondary keyword at the end too, but in a different way
  • Make your title compelling for the reader so you get clickthroughs
  • Aim for 8-10 words and 50-80 characters.
  • Make sure your title tag is relevant to the content of your pages
  • Use a unique title tag for every web page or your pages may be seen as duplicate content and Google may not list you in its index!
  • For punctuation use the pipe (|) symbol or dash (-) and don’t bother with anything else

Part 2 -Meta tags

  • Use your primary keywords in the description, working in one or two secondary keywords if you can.
  • Length should be 25-30 words and about 160-180 characters total including spaces.
  • The description tag must make sense to a reader, reinforce the title tag and provide more detail.
  • It should contain a succinct version of your offer and a strong call to action.
  • Put your primary keyword near the front
  • Meta keywords is not that worth much of your time.  Use no more than 7-10 words.
  • Make sure you have different meta keywords for every page you optimize

Part 3 – Heading tags

  • Use no more than one H1 heading tag for your page.
  • Use your primary keyword in your H1 tag if possible
  • The H1 heading tag doesn’t need to be as SEO focused as your title tag and is usually the title of the content in the page.
  • Write great headlines for content like articles or blog posts to make people interested in reading the rest of your story
  • Don’t stuff keywords, work them in naturally!

Part 4 – Image tags

  • Give all your images keyword rich names
  • Make sure your names are rich and diverse
  • If you have an image that isn’t relevant eg, logo or a background graphic, give it a number eg, 1.png, 2.png.
  • The alt tag should be no more than 70-80 characters and should be a literal description of the image.
  • You can create a caption as a paragraph below the image to describe what the image is for and then gently work in a secondary keyword without it looking unnatural

Part 5 – Diversity

  • The more on topic language you use, the more likely Google thinks you know what you are talking about and will regard you as an authority
  • Use your primary keyword and several related keywords liberally throughout your text but don’t overdo it. You might be removed from Google’s index.

Part 6 – Relevancy

  • Google rewards you if you’re relevant and you’re relevant when you put relevant stuff on a web page.
  • Google monitors how long visitors stick around for, so try to keep the content of your page relevant so as to attract searchers to view it and persuade them to stick around

Part 7 – Reputable Links

  • You’re reputable when other people link to you from relevant, related and reputable websites.
  • Make sure you have quality content that adds value to your readers
  • Quality content means a higher chance of getting decent links, which is the most important step in SEO
  • Social bookmark your page on social networks like Twitter, Digg etc where your valuable content should attract some initial links from a few interested parties
  • Try adding value to someone else’s related content eg, a forum post or a blog post.

Part 8 – Anchor Text

  • Getting your keywords into the anchor text of the link is the best SEO you can do!
  • Don’t link with the text “click here”, but rather use linking text which contains the keywords you want to rank for.
  • Don’t use a scraggy and dishevelled URL. Instead, make sure your page name is neat, trim and descriptive.