Welcome to the Creative Class SEO Workshop Follow-up Q&A. There were 20+ SEO questions that we didn’t get to during the call.
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Now to the questions!
1:30 How can you do link building (other than buying them on those sketchy sites or contributing to other people’s blogs as guest bloggers)? Any effective link building strategies, especially for a newer business or website?
3:32 I’m a _____. Can I use SEO to help my clients?
4:43 Is good SEO possible if you don’t use WordPress?
6:33 Do I really have to do keyword research or can I just write about what I want to write about? AND Are keywords relevant today as far is SEO is concerned?
8:53 Can social media help improve SEO?
9:31 Hey Brendan! What do you think about in regards to SEO when redesigning/rewriting pages that are already getting some organic traffic? I’d like to keep/optimize that traffic, but the copy doesn’t totally reflect the site as a whole.
11:34 I am hearing more and more about Machine Learning and AI. How will this affect SEO in the future and how do we get ahead of the curve regarding this new technology.
12:39 Thanks for this SEO webinar invitation. Q: SEO local vs International for branding design services?
14:19 What is the best way to use SEO to gain a social media following?
15:51 I’ve read that two types of content you should create to be affect in SEO today are: 1) Write content as an answer to someone’s question 2) Write “authority pieces”, basically a long page where you try to be the best resource/article on a given topic. Do you think those are key/important?
16:26 Does Google Crawl Squarespace?
17:16 I keep hearing duplicate content is bad for SEO. To make websites responsive, I am creating pages with different media breaking points. However, sometimes a theme I am using does not show the web pages in the way I want on tablet or mobile. So, I duplicate the content and adjust things for tablet and mobile for each page. Does that mean I have duplicate content? If it is bad, Is there anything I can do to avoid this other than doing every adjustment using CSS?
19:48 Will quality of keywords win over its quantity when it comes to SEO? For example, if a website has quite a few pages with 3-5 keywords on each page compared to 1-2 good keywords?
21:06 Thank you for organising this, looking forward! Q. Most of my clients come to me via word-of-mouth, do I need SEO (just starting on my site)?
22:22 I’ve been taking an ahrefs course on SEO. The person teaching the course seemed to suggest having just a high ranking keyword as the title of an article. Something like ‘books like Lord of the Rings’, is that the best option? It doesn’t feel very personal for me. Could you make it longer and more personal if it still contained ‘books like Lords of the Rings’ ?(or your actual keyword of course ; ) )
24:04 My company name is a misspelling of a single common word – what sort of things can I do to help search engines not suggest to people the “correct” spelling of the word as an alternate search?
25:34 Instead of one time website design projects, how can I grow MRR with SEO? How to get started, what do some services look like? I’m a freelancer currently as well as starting a distributed agency another developer.
29:08 But do I really have to write? I cant solve SEO with making videos? Or I guess I need the copy of what the video is about right?
30:07 When meeting with clients for the first time for SEO. How do you explain it to them?
31:55 How do you not appear spammy to potential clients like the 100s of emails they may receive about SEO with your first contact?
32:44 Do we need to create (or should we create) blog category pages? (meaning a landing page for each category on our blog)
33:55 Can you guest post the same article to different blogs? I did a great guest post on a blog that is now defunct, but maybe i will add that to my own blog
35:00 does words that are used in IG posts, FB Biz Posts, stuff like that add to SEO?
35:42 How do you optimize for local and international SEO on the same site?
37:15 How do you handle a website redesign without losing any rankings you gained with your old site?
38:09 Can you recommend any online WordPress SEO training courses?
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38:09 Devils advocate:Is the best SEO word of mouth? Isnt random organic traffic is not your ideal client?
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