Weekend Wrap 2 – Penguin fears, meta tags, Twitter tips and more

There has been a lot going on this past week and with everyone waiting for the latest updates from Google we bring you a sneak preview from some of the most influential thought leaders in the industry, plus more about what Google wants from your link building efforts, how to create fantastic ‘explainer videos’ and why telling stories is now so important.

We welcome you to call in on a weekly basis and see the valuable goodies the week brings.

First up though – a picture taken during the week of the wild daffodils in our paddock that burst through every year – Spring is on it way!

 

Enjoy the posts below…

SEO / Search Engine Optimisation

Meta Description Magic: Think Less about SEO & More about Click-Throughs

Hilarious! Google overshoots meta-description length for their own results! Absolute wisdom on the frequently debated meta description tag and its importance to website results.

Google: Further Penguin Update “Jolts” To Come; Panda Is Smoother & Monthly

A lot of people are getting rather anxious as they anticipate  the impending Penguin Update!  Matt Cutts even went as far as to say that the next Penguin will have some jarring effects until Google gets it right…

Why Search, Social Media and Content are Vital For Your Company’s Success

Excellent overview showing how SEO, social media and content strategy are now critical to online success.  Jeff Bullas discusses the three core pillars of digital marketing with Technology Fast 550 expert Andy Jamieson and covers some of the reasons why an integrated strategy works… “Is your company stiff, static and slow or is it dynamic, social and real?”

The Unbearable Torture Of Linking

Is 2012 the time when the scales finally tipped the other way and Google officially became the enemy?  There is a lot of panic out there and this post assures if you provide Google with what they want –  quality website, quality content, engagement…

Social Media and Content Marketing

Building An Engaged Audience On Twitter

A great post for anyone who has Twitter set up and now wants to move into the next phase.  It introduces a comprehensive plan on how to attract the right audience and get them motivated enough to follow your updates and some awesome tips on the best ways to engage with your followers.

7 Reasons Storytelling Is Important For Branded Content

Storytelling plays a major role in content marketing today. We have been telling stories for thousands of years and everyone knows the powerful effect it has on an emotional level.  (remember when you were young how you couldn’t wait to hear your favourites story over and over again)!  In this fascinating post we get to see how stories create an impression that goes deeper than facts and figures…

Klout Transforms Into “Social Media Resume” With New Design

Couldn’t care less what your Klout score is?  You might want to rethink that after you read this post.  Klout is undergoing a major overhaul and redesign as it aims to become your “social media resume” with emphasis on engagement being favoured heavily over sheer follower numbers.

Stop Creating Explainer Videos, You’re Doing It All Wrong!

It might sound strange… but this post will show you why “it’s all about the script – not the video.”  Industry expert takes you through a step by step plan on how to make an explainer video that works and how you can boost your  conversion numbers if you take the right approach.

 

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Come back next week for more fantastic content and business resources from the week that was at ‘Weekend Wrap’.

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About Midge Hand
Midge is a co-founder of High Profile Enterprises and loves social media management and building powerful online brands for businesses of all sizes. Midge has a penchant for keyword research, especially uncovering those hard to find gold nuggets! When Midge is offline, you will find her experimenting with new recipes, in the garden, or watching a great film while relaxing with a good French red! Follow Midge On Twitter Here

Comments

  1. I’ve been trying to decide whether I like the new Klout or not. Generally it seems like everyone that likes the new updates of Klout decides they like the newer updates if they get an increase in their score, hah! This time around it seems like it might have a more well-rounded approach to generating an engagement analysis of that user.

    I also really like the article that you referred that talks about focusing more on CTR of a website and one of those ways to get it done is a metatag. Great wrap up.

    • Hi Joel,

      I guess there will be some who care about Klout and some who still won’t put much emphasis on its score!
      Glad you enjoyed the Weekend Wrap. Thanks for your comment.

      Cheers
      Midge

  2. Hey Midge,

    It will definitely be interesting to see what the next Penguin refresh brings. It seems like it’s been pretty quiet for a while now, so I have a feeling Google is working on something big again. Maybe it will even be a significant change that warrants a new animal. Still waiting for the “Killer Whale” update. Another black and white animal Google will need to take advantage of eventually.

    • Thanks for stopping by Derek. I’m also wondering what the next ‘animal’ will be as I’m sure a lot of others are!
      Like your sense of humour – stay tuned!

      All the best
      Midge

    • ha ha ha, Killer Whale, well said. I think Google should use it.
      It’ll be another pain in the ass for sure if the next update come this year. Hope that Google will bring some good news for us.

      • Hi Rowan,

        I think Google should use a skunk – and call it the stinky update!!
        We all wait with bated breath and pegs on our noses!
        Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Hi Midge,

    Thanks for sharing the links – Provides me and the other readers with a great source of reading material and information. Especially on niche and viable topics of SEO.

    • Hi Anton,

      Happy to hear you are enjoying all this great information! I find it’s one of the best ways to learn what’s going on in the world of SEO.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Midge

  4. Google’s goal isn’t to run wild with algorithm updates and penalize every site until there are only 10 decent sites left. Google just wants to make the web a better place, and it does that by rewarding people who do things right.

    • Hi Jhon,

      Yes, that what we like to think – although sometimes the good guys sometimes get caught in the crossfire.
      No matter what, Google is God…

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