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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.

Scam: www.agroamerica.com Website Design Email

Scam: www.agroamerica.com Website Design Email

Today I received a strange email. The person writing it had poor English and was incapable of capitalization and punctuation, which seems to be a prerequisite for scammers (and cell phone users). The email said “I have lung cancer and need a website designed to sell Kola

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How Often Should I Blog for my Business?

How Often Should I Blog for my Business?

Each new article is a new opportunity for someone to find you in search when they need you most. The amount of content your business needs and how often it is produced is up to you. So… Today a client asked me how frequently his blog should

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How fast do blog articles show up on google?

How fast do blog articles show up on google?

The amount of time it takes for blog articles to show up on Google varies. If you are using WordPress, which pings search engines when new content is produced, most articles will display in 3 – 4 days. Some blogs get their content indexed in as little

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Prediction: Home Services Ads Will be Renamed

Prediction: Home Services Ads Will be Renamed

Recently released is the Beta of Google AdWords Express Home Services Ads. I think there is an unwritten rule at Google that the products must be renamed every so often. 🙂 If the program makes it out of the San Francisco Beta, I bet that it gets

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Plumber Local SEO Apocalypse Coming in 2015

Plumber Local SEO Apocalypse Coming in 2015

Ok, I hate apocalypse titles as much as the next guy but this is going to be pretty big. Telapost is two Latin words meaning the future of the web. And, here I like to concentrate on not only what works now, but, what the future of

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Google Home Services Ads Beta Now Available

Google Home Services Ads Beta Now Available

Previously only available to select users, Home Services Ads are now available to businesses providing home services, or more specifically, all plumbers, locksmiths, house cleaners, and handyman services in the San Francisco bay area. Businesses who want to try it out can join the program here: google.com/homeserviceads.

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Organic Search Results Pushed Below Google Local Results – September 2015

Organic Search Results Pushed Below Google Local Results - September 2015

August 29, 2015: Over the last several days I have noticed that in many of the niches that I track, Google Local results (the 3 pack of local listings) has now moved to the top of Google’s search engine results pages, pushing organic rankings down. Previously, there

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How To Make Sure your Google Searches are not Personalized

How To Make Sure your Google Searches are not Personalized

Often when people go to check their web rankings they fear that their searches are personalized. What is personalized search? Pioneered by Google in 2004, search engines “personalize” your search results. Pages you have previously visited, cookies, your network, current location all influence your search results. Also,

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What is a Geo Modifier?

What is a Geo Modifier?

A geo modifier, also known as a geographic modifier, or geo tag, is a location specific keyword, typically used in addition to a search query of a local business or service, which communicates local intent to a search engine. An example of a geo modifier would be

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Living Alone in LA

Living Alone in LA

When I found out I’d been accepted for a film internship with the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women over the summer in Los Angeles, California, I was excited… and scared. But mostly scared. Because I didn’t know anyone in L.A., and I had never been

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Social Media in Presidential Campaigns

Social Media in Presidential Campaigns

These days everyone is on social media. Even presidential candidates. “[Candidates] use social media to try to generate attention, to push a particular story or agenda that they have,” said Jennifer Stromer-Galley, the author of Presidential Campaigning and the Internet Age. “They use social media to increase

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Funny Snapchat Users to Follow with Snapcodes

Funny Snapchat Users to Follow with Snapcodes

If you are looking for entertaining, amusing, funny Snapchat accounts to follow I’ve got you covered. Here’s a list which includes Snapcodes when possible. @mplatco Michael Platco is a Snapchat influencer, consultant, and artist. He draws funny snaps very often. His Snapchat username is mplatco. Here is

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Is Google Testing Bundled Search Results?

Is Google Testing Bundled Search Results?

Thursday, August 13, 2015 I noticed only what I could call “bundled” search results. The results were seen on desktop on Chrome in incognito. The results which were bundled were YouTube videos. The YouTube videos displayed directly above other page’s search results. Observations: The page, which would

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Should I Share my Blog Posts on to Google Plus?

Should I Share my Blog Posts on to Google Plus?

As of August 2015, Google has stripped Google Plus from Local Search Result pages. I wrote about the recent changes to the new Google Local 3 pack here. Now that people from Google search can no longer see the Google+ link or click through to a business

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Does Google Plus Drive Traffic to Websites?

Does Google Plus Drive Traffic to Websites?

Nearly nobody I know in the business world uses Google Plus. And that’s because it drives very little web traffic. For many businesses, this is more than enough of a reason to avoid a social media network. Anyone who tells you differently is either ignorant or lying.

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Thoughts on Jacksonville NC Marketing for Personal Injury Attorneys

Thoughts on Jacksonville NC Marketing for Personal Injury Attorneys

I spend much time in the coastal areas of the Carolinas and whenever I’m in Wilmington or Surf City and I flick on the TV there are advertisements for personal injury lawyers. I work with multiple personal injury lawyers with monthly Internet marketing budgets of well over

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Do Your Facebook Friends Affect your Credit Score?

Do Your Facebook Friends Affect your Credit Score?

Today someone asked me if their connections on the social media site Facebook impacted their credit score. I’m not sure where they heard this rumor, but nothing Facebook does surprises me any more so I decided to look into it. It turns out that a recent article

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Why are Essential Oil Pins Banned on Pinterest?

Why are Essential Oil Pins Banned on Pinterest?

The FDA has been cracking down on what claims people may or may not make about essential oils. This is because some people claim that various oils do everything from easing autism symptoms to preventing the contraction of the ebola virus. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic

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How Do I Rank in the Top 3 Google Local Search Positions?

How Do I Rank in the Top 3 Google Local Search Positions?

In less than 24 hours since Google Local Search Results and maps changed, people have already begun asking me how they can rank in the top 3 Google local search positions. If you need assistance ranking in these valuable positions feel free to reach out to me.

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August 2015 Google Local Search Results are All About the Money

August 2015 Google Local Search Results are All About the Money

After speaking with several business owners and asking multiple “normal people” who use search using the engine Google I confident that the latest 3 pack update of local search will result in business owners spending much more money. The costly changes I am not sure if this

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