SEO for Startups

SoCal CTO

I recently had a conversation with an pre-launch startup where they discussed how SEO was going to be really important for them. And to me, there seems to be a lot of confusion by founders of startups around search engine optimization (SEO) and how it works for a startup.

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ReachLocal Launches New SEO Offering

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ReachLocal''s SEO product includes keyword identification and optimization, content optimization and publishing, social media integration, local search tools, and more. The offering starts at $999 per month for six motnhs, and provides one blog post created per week as part of the content optimization.

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6 SEO Mistakes You Should Never Make

Tech Zulu Event

The basics of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) are really quite simple. Blogging SEO Social News Website Flash Link building Search Engines TagsIf you build a site that is both readable and understandable to the search engines, you're halfway there. Visit TechZulu for full story.

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BLOGGER ALERT: How to Start a Blog and Make Money Blogging

Tech Zulu Event

In this article you’ll discover how to start a blog that makes money. There are four types of blogs; written blogs, video blogs, photo blogs and a combination of these. We’ll primarily be discussing written blogs. How to make money with a written blog.

SEO and Social Marketing

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, February 23, 2009 -- SEO and Social Marketing. We're pleased to have Dustin Luther from 4Realz Consulting, one of the founding fathers of blogging in real estate. Dustin started Rain City Guide, now one of the most respected real estate blogs in the country. How does Social Media optimize Search Engine Results? What is the potential and where are the boundaries? What is grey hat?

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Should You Blog? (yes, and here’s how …)

Both Sides of the Table

I recently wrote a piece for Mashable on how to create a company blog. Since it’s already written (and since I promised not to republish on my blog other than a summary) if you’re interested please have a read over there. What should you blog about? Most blogs are.

Chartbeat is to Blogs as Google Analytics is to Print Newspapers

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve been using Chartbeat for over a month now to track performance of my blog and I find myself looking at Google Analytics much less these days. The next users after that is reading a blog post that I wrote nearly 9 months ago.

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. Its also been interesting to see the interaction of tools involved - Social Networking, Blogging and a Discussion Group. to help bloggers and blog readers with comments.

Small Business Marketing | Get Customers versus Get Leads

Tech Zulu Event

Over 50,000 journalists use HARO to find experts to interview for TV, newspapers, books, magazines and blogs. Blogs and Forums. Spend time in Blogs and Forums to get to know your potential customer. For blogs go to Gravatar so that your photo and bio will appear in blog comments.

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Marketing The Funniest Site On The Internet With Patrick Starzan of Funny or Die

Tech Zulu Event

We focus on developing strong distribution channels through social media, search, blog outreach and email programs to accelerate the discovery, sharing and engagement with Funny Or Die content. TechZulu gets some questions answered for all you marketing folks out there.

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How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

Both Sides of the Table

One of the many things you become expert at when you launch your own company and have no money is SEO. Tracy studied SEOMoz and several other online sources of SEO tips. So Tracy began keeping a blog about … (what else?)

LA CEOs

SoCal Tech Calendar

Whether you have a personal blog or e-commerce website, search traffic is a crucial aspect for you to grow your business. Learn the ins and out of SEO from our featured speaker SEO expert, Rex Freiberger, so you know how to hire a team or do it in house. Thursday, August 4, 2011 -- LA CEOs, an education and support group for CEOs presents: Free Traffic From the Search Engines Do you have a beautiful startup or established website for the world to see.

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What are the Technical Performance Requirements for your Startup?

SoCal CTO

By far the most popular post on this blog is 32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder. Is SEO important? Google told us back in 2010 that site speed was important for SEO. These will have many individual web pages, with specific URLs, optimized for SEO.

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Why The Haters are Wrong About Growth Hacking

Both Sides of the Table

In essence Muhammad thinks the “growth hacking” is a charlatan term for online marketing that consists of a bunch of everyday tasks that all online businesses should be doing: SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, Social Media, Referral Marketing, etc.

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Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t

Both Sides of the Table

SEO / SEM are promotional techniques for marketing through the Google distribution channel, which have yielded huge benefits to many companies – Yelp being a prime example. When I first started blogging Digg was still at its peak. How do people drive SEO growth?

This Week in Venture Capital with Jason Calacanis

Both Sides of the Table

Q&A delivers amazing SEO juice that I’ve seen at several recent companies so I get that. And SEO juice of sites with no value makes searching for real product feedback suck. My blog and what it’s done for my deal flow. -

The Power of Quora & Why Benchmark was Right to Pay Up

Both Sides of the Table

Take AVC.com, the blog by Fred Wilson. He wrote a blog post that always stuck with me about how there are regulars on his blog who hang out there a bit like “Cheers&# just having a chat with a metaphorical beer in hand. They ARE blog posts.

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Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet

SoCal CTO

I can be found on LinkedIn , have a blog Holocognics and my firm’s website is www.SolutionsLLP.com. In other words, instead of accepting that “SEO is good,” let's explore what the point of SEO is and when it is actually “good” (that is, promoting a goal).

Mafia Sourcing – How Insider’s Game User Generated News

Both Sides of the Table

Here’s how I learned: When I first started blogging 18 months ago or so I started asking people the best way to get distribution. I had a few friends help with the initial distribution and explained how to do that in this post on how to blog effectively. The Web.

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Why You Should Give Before You Get

Both Sides of the Table

Brunson’s short and to-the-point blog post, “ It’s Called Networking, Not Using.” It’s why I wrote the blog post on 50 Coffee Meetings. Later on he would offer to share his advice on SEO with other portfolio companies.

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Guerilla Marketing, Brad Feld Style

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Brad proudly described how the company successfully used thought leadership marketing to seed a marketplace in which companies can outsource their SEO campaigns to a legion of independent, third-party “optimizers.” This article originally appeared on Forbes HERE.

The Most Misunderstood Facts About Building a Business on YouTube

Both Sides of the Table

Any reader of this blog for a period of time will know that I’ve been long YouTube for years.

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Why Your Marketing Campaign Sucks

Both Sides of the Table

The major battle for press is a battle for “mindshare” and it’s exactly the reason I blog. Consider this blog post titled, “ Christmas 2012 Shatters More Smart Device and App Download Records.” This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

Doing the Right Thing > Doing Things Right

Both Sides of the Table

So they create a task list of all the marketing activities an organization can do: press releases, web site updates, customer case studies, blog posts, daily Tweets, Facebook fan page, attending conferences, etc.

F2F Still Matters

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 16, 2007 F2F Still Matters Kathy Sierra has a great post today: Face-to-Face Trumps Twitter, Blogs, Podcasts, Video. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

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How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success

Both Sides of the Table

How many adds came through organic SEO? For example, if you have developers, content people or SEO folks working on SEO programs you’ll need to allocate their time / costs to this effort. SEO is seldom “free.”. You Manage What you Measure.

How to Solve the Biggest Frustration Marketers Have With Social

Both Sides of the Table

What you really want to know is which campaigns drove “bottom of funnel activities” such as: Purchases, newsletter signups, subscribers, comments and so forth in the same way you’d be tracking this on Google Analytics for your SEO / SEM campaigns, direct referrals, etc.

A starting point

Alon Schwartz

I will use this blog to talk about topic I believe are of interest to many technology entrepreneurs which is a group I found to be quite unrepresented. These topics range from tips for successful outsourcing, SEO tips, why.Net (or why not), how to get a great team, and many others. My name is Alon Shwartz and I’m the CTO and co-founder of Docstoc, a LA based start-up focused on sharing and finding documents: www.docstoc.com.

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A starting point

Alon Schwartz

I will use this blog to talk about topic I believe are of interest to many technology entrepreneurs which is a group I found to be quite unrepresented. These topics range from tips for successful outsourcing, SEO tips, why.Net (or why not), how to get a great team, and many others. My name is Alon Shwartz and I’m the CTO and co-founder of Docstoc, a LA based start-up focused on sharing and finding documents: www.docstoc.com.

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A starting point

Alon Schwartz

I will use this blog to talk about topic I believe are of interest to many technology entrepreneurs which is a group I found to be quite unrepresented. These topics range from tips for successful outsourcing, SEO tips, why.Net (or why not), how to get a great team, and many others. My name is Alon Shwartz and I’m the CTO and co-founder of Docstoc, a LA based start-up focused on sharing and finding documents: www.docstoc.com.

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Negative Customer Acquisition Costs - Creative Startup Marketing Ideas - Eric David Greenspan

SoCal CTO

Sometimes I make a blog entry. However, as I read more about your focus, you are using these things in a slightly different way, i.e., not sure if SEO is as important. I recently posted about SEO for Startups. Is/was SEO important for MakeItWork? You've been blogging for a while, what are five good posts that I should check out?

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Doing the Right Things is More Important than Doing Things Right

Both Sides of the Table

So they create a task list of all the marketing activities an organization can do: press releases, web site updates, customer case studies, blog posts, daily Tweets, Facebook fan page, attending conferences, etc. Yesterday I wrote a post about top-down versus bottom-up thinking.

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Southern California Tech Central

SoCal CTO

I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. So you can see that Entrepreneur (60) LinkedIn (15) Metrics (16) SEO (15) Company (141) are all considered highly relevant to the term "startup."

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

SoCal CTO

This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point. The content comes from other places.

10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Because market is such a broad topic, I’m restricting these lessons to PR marketing (as opposed SEO, SEM, product marketing, etc.). Market to Your Target Audience – I’ve seen a lot of startups who like to write blog posts on life as an entrepreneur.