Entries by Heather Lloyd-Martin

What if You Pay to Guest Post? Will Google Think It’s Spam?

Once upon a time, guest posting could make your Google positions climb. People would write one article, add backlinks including their most important keyphrases (for instance, [best small business accounting firm]), get it published on multiple sites, and watch their rankings rise. Was it spammy? Oh yes. After all, those links back to their site […]

Here are 3 times you can safely ignore Google and write what you want

Do you crave to write what you want – without worrying about keyword research, Google, or positions? I get it.  There are times when following the Google rules and optimizing content feels…boring. Sure, you know following SEO writing best practices is important. Still, you wish you could break free and write what’s on your mind […]

3 Ways To Protect Your Brand Now Before the New Google Launches

Here’s how to adjust your SEO content campaigns for the “new Google” now. What do you think? How will you adjust your SEO copywriting strategy? Leave a comment and let me know. Did you know my SEO Copywriting Certification students get updates like this every month — plus the ability to ask questions? Yup. Here’s […]

5 Reasons Why Keyword Research Is Important

Have you wondered if keyword research is important? Here’s the thing… Keyword research is the foundation of any SEO writing campaign. Researching keywords helps you write content that connects with your target reader and makes your content easier to find in Google. If you don’t add keywords and phrases to your content, your page won’t […]

What Does Google’s Panda Update in 2011 Teach Us About Today’s AI Content?

Twelve years ago, the SEO world was officially rocked by a … Panda. No, not the cuddly black-and-white creature. On February 23, 2011, Google’s Panda algorithm update rolled out. And everything changed like that. ::snapping fingers:: Back in 2011, Google was a different place. Seeing low-quality content positioning was common. Experienced SEO writers were competing […]