Kristi Hines

Kristi Hines

Business & Marketing Writer

Kristi Hines is a freelance writer, business blogger, and certified digital marketer who creates website copy, blog content, lead magnets, white papers, ebooks, emails, and more.

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SEO for Google+ Profiles, Pages, Local, Communities & Updates

Want to maximize your visibility in Google's search results? This Google+ SEO guide explains how to optimize your profile, page, local, communities, and even your updates for specific keywords to rank – as well as how Google handles outgoing links....

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4 Ways to Build Links Without Anchor Text

Is there such a thing as too much anchor text? Absolutely. Here are some of the benefits of creating a more natural looking link profile....

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How to Build Links to Your Social Profiles

In addition to helping your site will rank well in the search results, building links to your social profiles will help increase exposure for your company. Here are some ways to build links (both internal and external) to your social profiles....

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Google Panda Update: Say Goodbye to Low-Quality Link Building

After penalizing sites for "shady" linking practices, Google unleashed the Panda update targeted "low quality" sites. What does it mean for your link building strategies? Advice on how you can determine valuable backlink opportunities....

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Monitoring Your SEO Clients with Cyfe

Have trouble keeping up with everything when managing multiple SEO campaigns? Cyfe is an all-in-one business analytics tool that let you create dashboards with multiple widgets organizing SEO data, competitor stats, brand mentions, email, and more....

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Twitter Analytics: A Beginner's Guide

You'll find some very useful information in Twitter Analytics, including timeline activity, follower demographics, and website analytics. Here's what you can learn from the official Twitter Analytics, as well as some alternative options....

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Why Your Link Requests Are Failing

You need to stop link building and start content development. The types of content that people will want to link to offer value, such as how to guides, tutorials, detailed histories, facts about the industry, current trends, videos, and so forth....

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Optimizing 3 Types of Content on YouTube, Flickr, SlideShare

Having trouble ranking your own site’s content? It won’t hurt to help content you've created on other sites with strong domain authority to rank well for similar keywords in search - making sure content is branded so people know who to credit....

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A Few Simple Tricks to Getting Links on Autopilot

Three strategies you can implement that get links back to your website, such as having a great email signature, including your link on all social profiles, creating a badge for your site, and making it easy to link to content....

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How to Use Blog Commenting to Get Valuable Backlinks and Traffic

Blog commenting can help you build relationships and authority in your industry. This will ultimately lead to organic links and new traffic....

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SEO Outsourcing: When to Listen to or Question Your SEO Provider

For those of you looking to outsource your SEO, link building, or other online marketing strategies efforts, pay attention! Here is a quick list of times you should listen to or question your SEO consultant or online marketing agency....

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Win the Best High Volume Links

Some tips for getting the best of your client's competitors' links for higher volume while still sticking to your principles of better link quality....

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Basic SEO for Facebook Fan Pages

How to edit and keyword optimize your Facebook fan page. Beyond editing and optimizing your page’s title, meta description and H1, you also need to optimize other areas –your page updates, notes, and discussion topics – that pull SEO elements....

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Crush Content Marketing in 2014: 5 Outside-the-Box Techniques That Get Results

If you aren't upping your content game in a big way this year, you're going to struggle. With big brands going all-in with content marketing, the competition has never been fiercer. Stand out from the noise with these techniques that get results....

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Is Link Relevance as Effective as Anchor Text?

Obtaining links from high authority pages will increase your site's authority. Here's how to find pages with strong relevance to the keywords for which you want to rank....