• Title Tags, Description Meta Tags, and Keywords Meta Tags, Oh My!

    Does the mere word “meta” make your blood pressure go up? Does the sight of those little HTML brackets make you want to run away screaming? Are you internet savvy, but not that internet savvy? Never fear, Marketing Zen is here! And we’ve broken down these frighteningly technical-sounding terms into simple explanations that anyone can understand – even your dear Aunt Rhonda who still isn’t sure how to send an email. So grab a cup of coffee, curl up on the couch with your laptop, and call Aunt Rhonda to come over, because you’re about to discover why title tags and description meta tags are such a big deal – and why keywords mega tags, mercifully, are not. What Are Meta Tags? So first of all, what the heck is a meta tag, exactly? A meta tag is part of the HTML code of any webpage or blog post. The information you type into this tag doesn’t actually show up on the page anywhere, but it’s still a vital part of each page, because it helps search engines understand what that page is about. It can also show up on the search engine results pages as the title or description…

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  • What is SEO?

      “What is SEO?” video transcription Shama: Hi, this is Shama Kabani, CEO of The Marketing Zen Group. One of the questions we get asked often around here is, What is SEO? Specifically, What is Search Engine Optimization? I’d like to give you a very simple definition, a very simple way of looking at it that I discovered a few years ago, and it’s helped me many times when explaining what is search engine optimization to people who may not be familiar with it. So very simply defined, SEO can be broken down into two parts: one, it’s what you tell search engines you are. So I might use Google and search engines interchangeably, but it really means the same thing. So Google is one of the main search engines, there’s others like Bing and Yahoo, but for the most part, it’s what you tell search engines you are. The other part of SEO, searching optimization, is what other people tell Google or the search engines what you are. Why does this matter? Let’s step back for a second and look at why SEO matters. Why does is matter if you optimize your website or not? Well, you see, search…

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