Telapost SEO and Content Marketing Blog

Welcome to the Telapost SEO and Content Marketing Blog. Our most popular categories have articles about Content Creation, Google My Business News, SEO News, Technical SEO and Case Studies. Sometimes there are random posts about business or North Carolina. Here’s our blog’s RSS feed, our blog’s Feedburner Feed and our a category specific SEO News Feed. Below you will find the entire blog’s most recent articles beginning with the newest articles first.

In 2016 Social Media Companies Screwed with People’s Streams

In 2016 Social Media Companies Screwed with People's Streams

I hope that one day people will look back at this article and see a little piece of strange history. And that they scratch their heads in disbelief! A brief history Back in the 1990’s people used BBSs. By the late 90s people had transitioned over on

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List of EDU Backlinks for Outside Scholarships

List of EDU Backlinks for Outside Scholarships

If you are trying to rank a website in a highly competitive niche or just genuinely trying to get the word out on a scholarship that you are offering you may have considered running and promoting a scholarship. Of course, this involves scouring the Internet for external

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Journalists and News Organizations Should Link Out

Journalists and News Organizations Should Link Out

Too many times a journalist or a local news website has swiped ideas off of one of the websites I’ve been working on, mentioned a brand and not linked, or not linked to an article which would have made it better. What gives? Last week one of

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Telapost Content Referenced by CNN

Telapost Content Referenced by CNN

Last week while researching a topic for one of my favorite clients in Los Angeles I bumped into a KTLA article which caught my eye. The title of the page was right up my alley. Eager to read it, I clicked on it waiting to see if

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Instagram begins testing Instagram Local

Instagram begins testing Instagram Local

Straight from the “I told you so” department comes Instagram Local. In spring 2015 I wrote up the article Is Instagram Local coming soon? This article shows off all of the latest developments at Instagram and some of the features which have been rolled out to a

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Marketing Law Firms Before the Internet

Marketing Law Firms Before the Internet

When I started practicing law in 1983, we were using IBM typewriters that had those golf balls with letters and symbols all over them. If you wanted to change the style of your script, you’d change golf balls. They were noisy machines, but they served their purpose,

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Leaving Reviews on Google no longer requires Google Plus

Leaving Reviews on Google no longer requires Google Plus

This could be too little too late but it is a step in the right direction. For years Google forced people who left reviews to be signed into Google+. Unfortunately, Google+ never took off and is mostly overrun with spam. With Yelp absolutely crushing the review scene

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How To Get your Ad in Google Maps

How To Get your Ad in Google Maps

Tonight I am setting up multiple clients with AdWords Location Extensions. Location Extensions is a form of Google AdWords which allow you to get your business ad in Google Maps. This is what the ads look like when people are performing a search and click through from

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SEO is NOT a Game of Cat and Mouse

SEO is NOT a Game of Cat and Mouse

The other day, one of my clients, who is very fortunate and get a LOT of business from Google search (with my help) told me that at a conference he recently heard a speaker talking about SEO and why it was so mysterious and difficult. He was

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Google Home Service Ads Expand to Sacramento CA April 2016

Google just announced that their Home Service Ads (HSA) have no expanded to Sacramento CA. This means locksmiths, plumbers and HVAC repair people can use the ads to get more business. Of course, they’ll have to pay Google for this special version of AdWords Express. Home Service

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What Happened to Reddit’s Warrant Canary?

What Happened to Reddit's Warrant Canary?

Last week, a so-called “warrant canary” in Reddit’s 2014 transparency report — affirming that the company had never received a national security–related request for user information — disappeared from its 2015 report. What is a warranty canary? What are they used for? And Why did it get

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Can I use Google AMP Pages for Business?

Articles are popping up everywhere on how great Google AMP is, why you need it, how to implement it, which plugins work best with it, what the AMP click through rate is, how to set up AMP for WordPress, etc, but everyone seems to forget to mention

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Is the Drudge Report Installing Malware on Android Phones?

Is the Drudge Report Installing Malware on Android Phones?

Today a client, knowing my background in IT, reached out to me and asked me if his Samsung Galaxy Android phone was infected, or if the DrudgeReport.com was trying to install malware (malicious software) on it. What is the Drudge Report? This is a website run by

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Spammers Blasting the Web using Anchor Text Variations in 2016

Spammers Blasting the Web using Anchor Text Variations in 2016

If you run a search engine such as Google, Bing or Baidu and would like assistance zeroing in on bad guys manipulating search results feel free to email me today. I see spam daily and have since the mid 1990s and would be happy to consult with

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Funny Google Reviews of Prisons, and Some Not So Funny

Funny Google Reviews of Prisons, and Some Not So Funny

I spend a lot of time in Google and monitoring Google Local Search results. Anyways, today I fell down a rabbit hole looking at prison reviews on Google. The first thing I noticed was hilarious reviews of prisoners who compared their stay in prison to that of

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Businesses and Reviews Missing in Google April 1 2016

Businesses and Reviews Missing in Google April 1 2016

It is not an April Fool’s joke. Some businesses and their reviews are completely missing in Google search. I first noticed this problem around 4PM eastern time on April 1, 2016. A local business I work with which displays very prominently in search results had their telephone

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Content Tip: Blog Outside the Box

Content Tip: Blog Outside the Box

Every once in a while a client will tell me that they’ve been reading my website, and I think to myself “Uh oh, who knows what I put on there recently!” 🙂 This is a business website which ranks extremely well. When potential clients get to an

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Can a Business get Too Many Google Reviews Too Fast?

Can a Business get Too Many Google Reviews Too Fast?

There is a lot of speculation online and many people will tell you that if you get Google reviews too quickly that they will be flagged and removed. However, on many occasions I have seen businesses receive reviews in rapid succession. If there is a certain number

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Louisville KY Personal Injury SEO Status March 2016

Louisville KY Personal Injury SEO Status March 2016

Every once in a while something prompts me to examine the rankings of a niche and put together my observations. This is something I do daily anyways, so sometimes I put the results here. Additionally, it is great content and people (usually) love reading them. Today I’m

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Are Links Still Important for SEO in 2016?

Are Links Still Important for SEO in 2016?

Once in a while the subject pops up of Google’s most important ranking factors. While there are many factors in any page’s rankings links remain not only important but the most important ranking factor. They will also be the most important ranking factor for the foreseeable future.

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