SEO, LinkedIn, OtherSocial Networks
Agenda• Housekeeping• Twitter assignment recap    • Humber email issues•   SEO continued•   Google+•   LinkedIn•   Other N...
Housekeeping
Assignment
SEO – Eight Step Strategy1.   Define Your Audience2.   Keyword Research3.   Find Gaps and Opportunities4.   Define Competi...
SEO – Step One• Define your target, and their interests     • Content strategy     • Targeted keyword discovery•   Researc...
SEO – Step Two• Keyword Research• Create (or reuse) a template     • Base around key terms. Demographics, products, indust...
SEO – Step Three• Finding gaps and opportunities• Highlight initial prioritizes     • Relevancy > quantity• Find gaps and ...
SEO – Step Four• Define your competitors• Only search engine competitors• Find them!   • Try common search terms, take not...
SEO – Step Five• Spying on and learning from the competition• What makes you stand out (remarkable & different)• Create or...
SEO – Step Six• Customize SEO strategy and recommendations• Specific, Specific, Specific!    • Product, URLs, profiles•   ...
SEO – Step Seven• Must have SEO Recommendations• External SEO items   •   Press release   •   SEO resources   •   Long ter...
SEO – Step Eight• Prioritize and summarize• Prioritize – what are the most important steps, now and  moving forward• Item ...
Further reading• http://www.seomoz.org
Google + and SEO• All social media is impacting SEO• Social profiles are now showing up in search results  • Search, like ...
Niche Social Networks• Reasons for success  •   Tailored, do one thing very well  •   Limited, you need a box to think out...
Interest   InterestSpecific   Generic User       UserSpecific   Generic
Examples            Generic               Niche•   Facebook          •   LinkedIn•   Twitter           •   Instagram•   Tu...
Linkedin - Stats• Launched May 5, 2003• The largest professional network on the internet with more  than 150 million membe...
Premium Subscriptions• For recruiters – See more in your search $20.95-75.95 / month• Job Seekers – $20.95 - $50.95 / mont...
Linkedin 100% Profile Tips•   Start with a profile pic!•   Link to your websites•   Have a good headline – First impressio...
More Tips• Linkedin > Business Card• Connect to people you meet at conferences – empty out the  business card drawer• Shar...
Groups and Answers• Groups  • Join / Create groups for your industry / company to discuss and    share posts on relevant t...
Follow a company•   Find others that work there•   Get recommendations•   Posts by the brand•   Product videos•   In the n...
Company - Hubspothttp://www.linkedin.com/company/68529?trk=tyah
Linkedin – How does it make $• Hiring solutions – post a job for a fee• Marketing solutions – banners• Premium subscriptions
Hiring Solutions•   $296.95 CAD to post a job for 30 days•   “Who’s viewed this job post” – day, title, industry, region• ...
Marketing Solutions• CPC - $2.00• CPM - $10-15.00 (estimation)
Marketing Solutions - TargetingTarget By:       Examples:Job Title        “Patent Attorney” or “Sr.                 Labora...
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Class 9 seo, linked in, other social networks

  1. 1. SEO, LinkedIn, OtherSocial Networks
  2. 2. Agenda• Housekeeping• Twitter assignment recap • Humber email issues• SEO continued• Google+• LinkedIn• Other Niche Social Networks
  3. 3. Housekeeping
  4. 4. Assignment
  5. 5. SEO – Eight Step Strategy1. Define Your Audience2. Keyword Research3. Find Gaps and Opportunities4. Define Competitors5. Spy and Learn From Them (Your Competitors)6. Customize7. Must Have Recommendations8. Prioritize and Summarize
  6. 6. SEO – Step One• Define your target, and their interests • Content strategy • Targeted keyword discovery• Research demographics• Create multiple recommendations• Backed up data• Specific!• http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-8step-seo-strategy-step-1-define-your-target-audience-and-their-needs
  7. 7. SEO – Step Two• Keyword Research• Create (or reuse) a template • Base around key terms. Demographics, products, industry trends• Expand the base • Keywords • Search Volume• Google Adwords keyword tool • https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal• Start high level, narrow it down• http://www.seomoz.org/blog/categorized-keyword-research-step-2-of-the-8step-seo-research-strategy
  8. 8. SEO – Step Three• Finding gaps and opportunities• Highlight initial prioritizes • Relevancy > quantity• Find gaps and opportunities in existing sites • Manual, time sucking • Gaps: site content, low referral volume. Low search traffic • Opportunities: lots of search volume( relevant), little site content• http://www.seomoz.org/blog/finding-gaps-and-opportunities-step-3-of-the-8step-seo-strategy
  9. 9. SEO – Step Four• Define your competitors• Only search engine competitors• Find them! • Try common search terms, take note on who keeps coming up • Target at least a three of them• http://www.seomoz.org/blog/define-competitors-step-4-of-the-8step-seo-strategy
  10. 10. SEO – Step Five• Spying on and learning from the competition• What makes you stand out (remarkable & different)• Create or use your template • Features • Sentiment • Page crawl • Inlink • Traffic• Don’t lose track of your audience• Specific and consistent numbers comparing everything• http://www.seomoz.org/blog/spying-on-and-learning-from-your-competitors-step-5-of-the-8step-seo-research- strategy
  11. 11. SEO – Step Six• Customize SEO strategy and recommendations• Specific, Specific, Specific! • Product, URLs, profiles• What was the competition doing better?• Highlight positive sentiment, drown negative• Are there any major issues• Specific considerations• Order and rank the considerations• http://www.seomoz.org/blog/customized-seo-strategy-ampampamp-recommendations-step-6-of-the-8step-seo- strategy
  12. 12. SEO – Step Seven• Must have SEO Recommendations• External SEO items • Press release • SEO resources • Long term strategy • International content • Content management systems • Risks, impairments, and avoidances• Can you keep it internal or should you hire someone externally?• http://www.seomoz.org/blog/musthave-seo-recommendations-step-7-of-the-8step-seo-strategy
  13. 13. SEO – Step Eight• Prioritize and summarize• Prioritize – what are the most important steps, now and moving forward• Item prioritization – with so much on the plate, it needs to be ranked• Prioritize by team and assignment• Overview – summarize everything that is planned out as a quick reference guide• http://www.seomoz.org/blog/prioritize-and-summarize-final-step-of-the-8step-seo- strategy
  14. 14. Further reading• http://www.seomoz.org
  15. 15. Google + and SEO• All social media is impacting SEO• Social profiles are now showing up in search results • Search, like this slide, is very text based. Google Goggles is changing this but not any time soon.• Google+ while not the most popular network has a huge impact on search • The ability to +1 votes search results up • What your network has +1’d increases SEO• The new Google TOS combine what you interact with on Google+, what you search on YouTube, what you email about, and what you search to customize results. http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/3339-SEO-Impact-of-Google-s-Search-Plus-Your-World http://gizmodo.com/5879163/how-will-googles-new-privacy-policy-affect-you
  16. 16. Niche Social Networks• Reasons for success • Tailored, do one thing very well • Limited, you need a box to think outside of • Spontaneous and lasting • Content grows and snowballs• Built in community • Early adaptor • Enthusiasts and advocates
  17. 17. Interest InterestSpecific Generic User UserSpecific Generic
  18. 18. Examples Generic Niche• Facebook • LinkedIn• Twitter • Instagram• Tumblr • Goodreads• Reddit • Subreddits• Pinterest • Pinterest
  19. 19. Linkedin - Stats• Launched May 5, 2003• The largest professional network on the internet with more than 150 million members in over 200 countries/territories• CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed are all losing market share of career services• 60% users outside of US• 36th most visited site in the world – 92 million unique visitors• Corporate hiring solutions used by 82 out of Fortune 100 companies• 85% of recruiters go to Linkedin before anywhere else to find talent.
  20. 20. Premium Subscriptions• For recruiters – See more in your search $20.95-75.95 / month• Job Seekers – $20.95 - $50.95 / month• Sales Professionals – $16.95 – $75.95
  21. 21. Linkedin 100% Profile Tips• Start with a profile pic!• Link to your websites• Have a good headline – First impression• Fill out your experience – uploading your resume is a good start• Skills & Expertise = SEO• Volunteer• Education & Courses• Recommendations• Apps – Reading list / Events / Slideshare etc.
  22. 22. More Tips• Linkedin > Business Card• Connect to people you meet at conferences – empty out the business card drawer• Share relevant industry news• Get a public profile: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/kennylnorton• Who’s viewed your profile?• Expansive news section• CUSTOMIZE the invitation – ESPECIALLY if you don’t know them
  23. 23. Groups and Answers• Groups • Join / Create groups for your industry / company to discuss and share posts on relevant topics (Text, Link, Poll)• Answers • To learn and engage with other industry professionals on specific topics, can then we looked at as a thought leader on certain topics
  24. 24. Follow a company• Find others that work there• Get recommendations• Posts by the brand• Product videos• In the news• Employees• http://www.linkedin.com/company/hubspot/products
  25. 25. Company - Hubspothttp://www.linkedin.com/company/68529?trk=tyah
  26. 26. Linkedin – How does it make $• Hiring solutions – post a job for a fee• Marketing solutions – banners• Premium subscriptions
  27. 27. Hiring Solutions• $296.95 CAD to post a job for 30 days• “Who’s viewed this job post” – day, title, industry, region• Great tool for recruiters to find talent – SEO• Jobs are targeted in timeline• Many companies posting jobs exclusively on LinkedIn• Attach your recommendations and your whole profile (reference check before the interview)
  28. 28. Marketing Solutions• CPC - $2.00• CPM - $10-15.00 (estimation)
  29. 29. Marketing Solutions - TargetingTarget By: Examples:Job Title “Patent Attorney” or “Sr. Laboratory Technician” or "Registered Nurse"Job Function “Sales” or “Engineering” or "Marketing" functionsIndustry “Banking” or “Biotechology” industriesGeography “United States” or “Netherlands” or “Toronto”Company Size "1-10" or “500-1000" peopleCompany Name "GE" or "Hewlett-Packard" or "FedEx"Seniority “Vice President” or “Owners”Age “18-24” or “35-54”Gender "Female" or "Male"LinkedIn Group "Business Intelligence Group" or "Corporate Real Estate"

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