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.

Mobile Redirect Sites Now Display Warning in Mobile Search

Mobile Redirect Sites Now Display Warning in Mobile Search

Back in March, I put out an article Why websites that are not mobile friendly should be penalized. Google announced today that websites using “faulty redirects” will have a new warning message in Mobile Google Search. If you’re using one of those terrible mobile websites that redirects

Read more

Google Plus Communities We Manage

Google Plus Communities We Manage

We manage several communities on Google Plus. If you do not know what a Google Plus Community is, please read What is a Google Plus Community? We have over 100 communities. Below is a partial list that users of our website might find beneficial to them. If

Read more

What is a Google Plus Community?

What is a Google Plus Community?

If you are new to Google Plus or just starting to learn the platform, you might be wondering what Google+ Communities are. What is a Google Plus Community? A Google Plus community is a place where plussers (Google Plus users) can go to discuss a specific topic.

Read more

National Running Day Content and Social Media

National Running Day Content and Social Media

Do you create content on national running day? How can you create content for your blog around running if you’re not a sneaker manufacturer? Did you even know today was national running day? Of course, some people will stop and think, ok, national running day, so what.

Read more

How much Content Does your Website Need?

How much Content Does your Website Need?

If you’re reading this article, you probably have some sort of understanding that your website needs content in order to rank well and get more exposure in the search engines. If not, be sure to read why you need content. So now the question is, how much

Read more

Q&A With One of the top SEO Salesmen in the United States

Q&A With One of the top SEO Salesmen in the United States

Preface: There is some good information in this article and I hope that you find it fascinating or educational. The point of this article is to allow you, the reader, to understand exactly what level of SEO to expect from the average SEO firm. From 2001-2012 I

Read more

Take your Content One Step Further

Take your Content One Step Further

This advice applies to small businesses that wish to rank better in Google search: Take your content one step further. How do I create content for my website? If you understand the amazing return on investment ranking in search offers and work in a competitive niche, you

Read more

What Panda 4.0 Means for Your Business

What Panda 4.0 Means for Your Business

What is Panda 4.0? The Panda update is an algorithm update which Google started rolling out in 2011. It has gone through several changes. The 4.0 designation for this update which Matt Cutts announced on Twitter tells us that it is more significant than other recent Panda

Read more

Pinterest 101: Verify your blog or Website

Pinterest 101: Verify your blog or Website

When you first configure your company (or blog’s) Pinterest page, there is an option to verify your website. Why verify your website? If you ask me, every business should claim their presence on Pinterest and get their site verified. Pinterest is rapidly evolving and is absolutely a

Read more

How do posts go Viral on Google+?

How do posts go Viral on Google+?

Google+ is a powerful social media network. There aren’t nearly as many people on Google+ as there are on Facebook but there are active users, many of whom love animated images called GIF images. Google+ has a neat feature which allows animated GIF images to play right

Read more

Pinterest’s new Guided Search is Awesome

Pinterest's new Guided Search is Awesome

Pinterest’s new guided search is awesome. Human input It was only a matter of time before algorithms could factor in human input. Pinterest the the perfect platform for this. People share images with a description. I always thought Google would be the first to do this. But

Read more

How To Merge a Google+ Page and a Google+ Local Page

How To Merge a Google+ Page and a Google+ Local Page

Update: As of late 2016 Google has separated Google+ from Google My Business, formerly known as Google+ Local. I am asked at least once a week how to get 2 Google+ pages merged. Typically one is a Google+ Local Page and the other is a Google+ Business

Read more

Can a small business compete against a big business online?

Can a small business compete against a big business online?

Sometimes I think I am the only person in the search world that doesn’t watch Matt Cutts videos. I probably am. I think I’ve seen 5. Matt is the head of the webspam team at Google. No offense to Matt, I am certain is a brilliant guy,

Read more

Black Hat vs White Hat SEO Explained

Black Hat vs White Hat SEO Explained

In my last business I had just over 37,000 customers. I bent over backwards a few times but I managed to keep around 36,990 of them happy (anyone who tells you they kept ALL of their customers is either lying or has been unreasonably taken advantage of).

Read more

What are Google +Post Ads?

What are Google +Post Ads?

What are Google +Post Ads? A Google +Post Ad is an interactive advertisement on the Google Display Network. The ad itself is your Google+ content which is promoted as an ad. Ads on the Display Network do not show up on the Search Network. In case you’re

Read more

Google+ Community Guidelines and Etiquette

Google+ Community Guidelines and Etiquette

This page is in place to list the current community guidelines for Google+ Communities moderated by Telapost. (These are basic common sense policies which are good Netiquette in general.) No Link Dropping: Do not enter the community for the purpose of dropping links back to your site.

Read more

How to Call Google for Google Places Support

How to Call Google for Google Places Support

I encounter a variety of problems with Google Place pages or Google+ Local Pages. Business owners forget passwords, need to update their listings, need to reclaim their listings, or have trouble getting their pages verified. Basic troubleshooting is available at the following locations online: Google Places quality

Read more

How To Claim a Google Place Page for Locations that Don’t Receive Mail

How To Claim a Google Place Page for Locations that Don't Receive Mail

I am often asked how to get a Google Places listing verified for a business who’s address does not receive USPS mail. But what happens when the business can not receive United States Postal Service mail? This happens more often than one would think. I live in

Read more

Sometimes there are many good answers for a search.

Sometimes there are many good answers for a search.

It started with a lunch: This week I had social media powerhouse lunch with my friends Karen Tiede of Red Tuxedo and Jesse Wojdylo of Wojdylo Social Media. Jesse and I get together often to go over social media strategy, user behavior, ranking content, and content marketing.

Read more

Google announces support for schema.org structured data markup

Google announces support for schema.org structured data markup

Please note: If you’re an SEO customer of ours with a locally owned business, your website is already utilizing schema.org structured data markup. We’ve been implementing it for years as it only made sense to give the search engines as much information about your business as possible

Read more