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.

2015 North Carolina Shark Attack Map, Timeline, Myths

2015 North Carolina Shark Attack Map, Timeline, Myths

If you know me or stalk me online you know that I frequent the coast of the Carolinas from Isle of Palms & Myrtle Beach, SC, to Topsail Island, to Atlantic Beach and the Outer Banks (OBX). Recently, while vacationing in Topsail Island, there was a shark

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4th of July Content Marketing Ideas

4th of July Content Marketing Ideas

Independence Day is upon us once again and I hope that everyone has an enjoyable, fun Holiday planned, I know I do, and it will involve ribs and a swimming pool. Many business owners are making last minute blog posts and articles to add to their website

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Surf City, Wilmington, and Coastal Real Estate Broker Content Marketing Ideas

Surf City, Wilmington, and Coastal Real Estate Broker Content Marketing Ideas

I love Surf City; it is like my second home. I spend 4 – 5 weeks each year here at Topsail Island, which is not nearly enough. I also create content for real estate brokers. If you are a real estate broker looking for content for your

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How To Get a Hound Invite by SoundHound

How To Get a Hound Invite by SoundHound

Some of you may recognize SoundHound as the music or sound recognition company. Well, SoundHound just introduced the new app, Hound (Beta). I was able to get a Hound invite right away. People who have been invited can invite 3 new users. I have 3 invitations to

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Does Reporting Spam to Google Hurt Competitors?

Does Reporting Spam to Google Hurt Competitors?

Someone asked me today if reporting web spam to Google hurts the spammy competitors or not. The short answer is no, but it is good to report it. In this case, the law firm who inquired has multiple competitors showing star ratings in search. Unfortunately, the star

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Duplicate Content Appearing on Real Estate Websites

Duplicate Content Appearing on Real Estate Websites

There is a bad smell in the air. It smells like duplicate content. To see it for yourself, just Google (with quotes) “This is the time of year that has home buyers and home sellers alike excited”… You’ll see 11,000 articles just like this one:   What

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Memorial Day Content Marketing Ideas

Memorial Day Content Marketing Ideas

Every day is a good day for content but Memorial Day can be a good one for many niches. I personally never try to undermine a holiday, especially one which remembers the people who died while serving our country, but you can still create content if it

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Epic BBQ Web Content by HowToBBQRight.com

Epic BBQ Web Content by HowToBBQRight.com

I couldn’t track him down but Malcom Reed creates content right. And, he also BBQs right! With Memorial Day upon us and me looking to build upon my great content examples page I figured it would be a great time to feature Malcom’s site, HowToBBQRight.com. Back story:

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GoDaddy Domain Forwarding vs 301 Redirect for SEO

GoDaddy Domain Forwarding vs 301 Redirect for SEO

Today a real estate broker contacted me. After decades of hard work they re-branded their company. This included a new URL. You would think that someone would set up a proper 301 redirect for her and be done with it. Nope. Does GoDaddy Domain Forwarding result in

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Google Phantom 2 Content Quality Update

Google Phantom 2 Content Quality Update

If you have listened to any of my ramblings over the last decade or two you will know that I am a huge fan of unique, quality content. I point it out great examples of content when I see them, I create content, and, I digest content.

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Does Social Media help SEO?

Does Social Media help SEO?

I’ve been there. I’ve owned a small business that I wanted to get in front of as many eyeballs as possible. I’ve also wondered if social media helps SEO. And, I’ve spent way too much time exploring this myself. Common questions about Social + SEO & Social

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Will Tweets in Google Search Frustrate Users?

Will Tweets in Google Search Frustrate Users?

May 19, 2015 Google and Twitter announced that Tweets will begin displaying in Google search on mobile devices. Sometimes. Within hours of the announcement I started getting the question.. “Len, why aren’t my tweets displaying in Google Mobile Search?” So, I had to check it out. I

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Yik Yak Peek – City Skylines May 19 2015

Yik Yak Peek - City Skylines May 19 2015

Yik Yak now allows users to upload images, and the Featured Peek area now allows users from all over to participate in conversations (as opposed to traditional Yak conversations where you must be geographically near where the conversation is taking place). These Peek conversations are gone after

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Snapchat Introduces Music Videos

Snapchat Introduces Music Videos

Less than 24 hours after our post mentioning Snapchat competing with television, news was released that Snapchat will be getting music videos. This is Snapchat’s next step into entertainment. When I was younger we had a TV channel that played music videos. Hmm, what was the name

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The SEO Value of Multilingual Content

The SEO Value of Multilingual Content

I have now set up several websites for multilingual content. There is a huge opportunity here that many businesses are missing out on. If you have clientele that speaks a language other than English, and you or your staff can accommodate other languages, this content needs to

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Adding Web Content Before the Sale of a Business

Adding Web Content Before the Sale of a Business

In 2012 I sold an IT firm in Raleigh North Carolina. The business was thriving. All of the customers were word of mouth who had initially found us online. I had approximately 1,400 pages of content on our website. Since then I have become a content creator.

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Do I need to List My Business with Local Directories?

Do I need to List My Business with Local Directories?

Today a client asked me if they needed to purchase a local directory listing service. While these may help some businesses with several locations, generally, the savvy small business owner can handle their listings themselves, or their ethical SEO person can handle them for them. In this

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This Experiment Shows Me Snapchat will be Massively Successful

This Experiment Shows Me Snapchat will be Massively Successful

Last week I had a brief affair with Snapchat. It is mostly over. Here’s what I learned. The experiment I allowed my Snaps to be public. I creatively gained 200 followers. I started snapping. I put up silly drawings and funny pictures of things that I saw,

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Snapchat Campus MyStory Brings Unity to Students

Snapchat Campus MyStory Brings Unity to Students

The primary purpose of social media is to bring us together. I’ve recently seen a perfect example of social media being used for this purpose in the creation of Snapchat’s Campus MyStory that popped up at my school. It allows people from the surrounding area to submit

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Snapchat Snaps and Arrests

Snapchat Snaps and Arrests

Anything can be used the wrong way; the only thing that it takes for a crime to take place is desire and opportunity. Many Snapchat users feel as if they are anonymous or that only a few people will see their snaps. Making a mistake just to

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