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10 Self-Editing Tips that Will Make You a Better Writer

On August 23, 2017
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self editing tips

I’ve been an editor for many years (don’t make me admit how many) and a writer for even longer. After even a few years in the game, every editor develops their own list of bugbears (translation: pet peeves) – the mistakes or missteps that really stick in one’s craw (translation: annoy the pants off one).

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The Most Expensive Keywords in the UK

On June 28, 2017
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In the coming weeks, in celebration of our revamped Free Keyword Tool (currently in beta), we’ll be releasing new infographics that reveal the most expensive keywords in five different currencies. Yesterday we saw the most expensive keywords for the U.S. dollar, and today we’re looking at the top 25 highest-CPC keywords in terms of the British pound.

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We were fascinated to see how different the results were in the different currencies! I know our friends across the pond are dying to see what our study turned up, so without further ado, here they are, the 25 costliest keywords in the United Kingdom...

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The 25 Most Expensive Keywords in AdWords – 2017 Edition!

On June 27, 2017
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Way, way back in 2011, when the world was young and fidget spinners weren’t yet a thing, there was lore floating around in the search marketing world that “mesothelioma” was the most expensive keyword to bid on in Google AdWords, costing upwards of $100 per click. But was it true?

I had a little idea: What if we used data from our Free Keyword Tool to determine which keywords had the highest costs per click (or CPC’s) in Google AdWords?

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Value of a #1 Google Ranking Down 37% in Two Years?

On April 26, 2017
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SEO is hard, y’all.

It can take a while to start working, and then, once you get used to seeing double-digit growth in organic traffic year over year – suddenly you hit the dreaded plateau. It’s harder and harder to make serious gains.

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WordStream's traffic growth since 2009

See how the slope of growth is less steep toward the end?

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4 Super-Smart Keyword Research Ideas that Boost SEO

On December 21, 2016
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I’m one of those weirdos who finds keyword research fun; seriously, it’s one of the most enjoyable parts of my job. When you’re looking for new keywords to target, the world seems bright and full of possibility.

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Looking for keyword gold at the end of the SEO rainbow

I recently ran a little keyword research workshop with some folks on the WordStream marketing team, in an effort to get others around here as jazzed about keywords as I am. Here are a few of the keyword research and optimization tips I shared. Let’s hope they help shake you out of your keyword rut!

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Getting Started with Google Advertising [Video Series]

On November 1, 2016
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We know there are a lot of people out there with questions about Google AdWords – what it is, how it works, and how to do it effectively. We also know you’re all really busy! That’s why we decided to turn some of our most popular AdWords guides into three quick one-minute videos. Each video provides a high-level answer to three questions that are common among new Google advertisers. If you’ve got three minutes, you’ve got time to learn a little about how Google advertising works!

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10 Question-Based Keywords that Drive Tons of High-Quality Traffic

On August 9, 2016
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I’ve already shared some tips with you for ranking in Google’s featured snippet, the first of which is to target complex question queries rather than simple queries that can be answered by Wikipedia or by Google itself – see the query below where Google anticipated a weather search and showed me the weather forecast right from the browser search bar in Chrome!

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Here’s the reason you should target complex questions: Anyone can answer an easy question, but by providing smart answers to hard questions, better than anyone else on the SERP, you position yourself as an expert that your site visitors can trust. That means those visitors are more likely to come back for more, and more likely to convert.

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