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SEO and content writing tips: Week ending April 22, 2014

This week, check out the SEO audit information under our “SEO for beginners” section, so you know how to check your site for proper optimization techniques, what needs to be implemented or changed, and how it’s done.
For the advanced SEO crowd, you’ll find new Schema.org actions, a deeper dive into Google+ SEO and how to steal competitor links!
Hop to it, crew, and get crankin’ on that SEO and writing goodness!
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Dave Neal writes Will Google Reward Secure Websites With [...]

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Experts share top tips for freelance writing success

Are you starting a new freelance writing business or trying to get ahead with your current one?
We’ve rounded up some experts to answer: What’s your top tip for running a successful freelance writing business?
Enjoy and happy freelancing!
Demian Farnworth, The CopyBot:
Avoid isolation. Arrange to get out of the house two or three times a week to work. Do lunch at least once a week. Video skype or Hangout at least with one person a day.
Miranda Miller:
Networking and professional development are incredibly important, [...]

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Another year older: Give your content a birthday

It is official: I’m now two 21-year-olds! (That sounds so much better than 42.)
This past year has definitely brought many changes in my life. (Check out my Not another thankful post to see what I mean.) It is safe to say that I am not in the same place in my life that I was a year ago.
Although things may not have changed as radically for you as they have for me – I bet you have experienced some change [...]

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The lazy person’s guide to writing great copy – fast!

Would you rather be hiking a wooded trail rather than writing your latest blog post?
Or taking a quick catnap on the couch?
Or catching up with friends?
You can. You just need to learn how to write content the lazy way.
“Lazy” doesn’t mean that you write poor-quality content. Or you don’t write at all. It means training your writing brain to write top-notch content, faster.
Writing more efficiently has some pretty cool benefits. If you freelance, this means more money in your pocket. [...]

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SEO and content writing tips: Week ending April 15, 2014

Sooo … what’s up with Google!?
You’re about to find out in the following posts.
When Google’s not generating guest blogging and keyword confusion, it can teach us a thing or three about copywriting – as Heather shares in her “content writing tips” post.
Enjoy this week’s tips … uh … all bazillion of them.
Sorry, I gotta warn ya now, I went a liiiiiittle content crazy this week, folks.
I’ll try to reign it in a bit next week.
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Ginny Marvin writes Official: [...]