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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.

Snapchat and the day the Internet Puked Rainbows

Snapchat and the day the Internet Puked Rainbows

September 15, 2015 Snapchat released several new filters that makes taking selfies to a whole new level. In fact, people are puking rainbows. There are videos, GIFs, tweets, vines, snaps, and Instagrmas of people puking rainbows everywhere. This viral YouTube video shows the filters: The Snapchat app

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How To Get Your First 1,000 Snapchat Followers

How To Get Your First 1,000 Snapchat Followers

People all over the planet are sitting around with the Snapchat app open, refreshing it, dying to see some entertaining content. Do you want to provide it? That is what I find most intriguing about Snapchat- the engagement level. If you have 1,000 followers and snap something,

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Snapchat eBook Explains How to Get Views and Become Snapchat Famous

Snapchat eBook Explains How to Get Views and Become Snapchat Famous

Over the course of the last six months I have immersed myself in the Snapchat app. I first heard about Snapchat in October of 2012 when many UNC students were tweeting to “Snap them”. As with most popular social networks, it all started with college students. Today, Snapchat

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What counts as a video view on Snapchat?

What counts as a video view on Snapchat?

A video which has been played for 1 second or longer counts as a viewed video on Snapchat. With Snapchat growth exploding, Snapchat is on the radar for a lot of people who study or are infatuated with social media. Many of these people have trouble wrapping

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As Predicted, Snapchat Traffic Explodes, Dominating Facebook

As Predicted, Snapchat Traffic Explodes, Dominating Facebook

This week the International Business Times released an article, later confirmed by Snapchat, that Snapchat videos are being viewed over 4 Billion times each day. This was coming I never go around saying “I told you so”, but, I did hit the nail on the head with

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What counts as a view on Facebook Video?

What counts as a view on Facebook Video?

A video is given 1 view on Facebook each time the video has been played for at least 3 seconds. Snapchat, Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook and other platforms have many different metrics. At Facebook, if someone plays your video for 3 seconds or more, you get 1 view

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How much traffic should personal injury law firms get?

How much traffic should personal injury law firms get?

The amount of web traffic a personal injury website receives depends on a wide variety of factors. Most firms ranking on page 2 for competitive terms receive around 20 unique visitors per day. Some factors. How many pages are on the site? Is there unique content which

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Case Study: 12 Months of Content for a Real Estate Broker

Case Study: 12 Months of Content for a Real Estate Broker

SEO & Content for real estate brokers is a blast. This is one of those niches where I am limited only by budget. I’m about a year into a client site and they are really taking off. Take a look at this completely useless analytics chart: Two

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Why You Should Hire an Ignorant Content Writer

Why You Should Hire an Ignorant Content Writer

I was recently retained to provide content for a Bankruptcy attorney and I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing. They know that. I work in the personal injury niche often; it is my favorite niche and I am very good at it. So, when I was

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Content for Law Firms – Where to get it

Content for Law Firms - Where to get it

It seems that everyone and their brother is serving up content these days, and they’re all anxious to share their incompetence with everyone they can find, including law firms. Some of these people even work for law firm marketing companies or call themselves content marketing experts. I

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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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