Posts By: Lewis Crutch

As the administrator of Marketing Bees, Lewis Crutch manages all of the free advice and tips available here on the Marketing Bees blog as well as spending time putting together in-depth marketing related courses covering a wide range of topics including email, content and social media marketing.

How to Publish StumbleUpon Content that’s Worthwhile

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Anybody can write a piece of content nowadays. In fact, you only need to go to Fiverr, spend a few bucks with a writer from India, and you have yourself a half decent piece of content that took no effort. The problem is not the amount of money you spend on the content, it is not even the amount of time you spend on the content, it is the concept behind the content that truly matters. If you have the concept/idea part wrong, you are basically setting yourself up for content marketing failure.

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Google Explains Why Penguin Cleanups Take so Long

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One of the biggest hassles with the Google Penguin update is the fact that if you got dinged by that update, it’s very hard to get out of that penalty hole. I’ve worked with and spoken to SEO clients that got penalized by Penguin right after Penguin came out and they can’t seem to get out of that penalty box. Even after they have gone through all sorts of efforts and all sorts of trouble to disavow their backlinks, they still cannot get out of the Penguin penalty box.

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Top Five Reasons Why You Need To Follow Brian Dean

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In the world of online marketing, gurus come and go. Seriously. A lot of the gurus and internet marketing geniuses out there are really just online media creations. In many cases, it only takes a few talking heads or a few influential people throwing the same names around for people to get the impression that these names are really worth following. Let us face it. There are just too many supposed online marketing gurus that are really just playing the very common game of ‘fake it until you make it’. This is an unfortunate truth, but somebody has to say it.

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Google Kills Authorship: SEO Community Loses its Collective Mind

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I do not want to lie and say that I saw it coming, but it would be nice to say that I did see it coming. However, I did get the impression that Google authorship was unsustainable. Think about it, Google was basically letting people that do not put any money in its pockets take money from Google’s own pockets.

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The Top Five Signs your Blog Post Sucks

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I have some very depressing news to tell you. It pains me to share the fact that every single day, there are over two million pieces of online content produced and shared everyday. That’s every single day. Can you imagine that? Can you see the odds of you making a dent in your niche with that flood of information? This is not the same recycled content we’re taking about. This is not just one article being shared two million times. This is not just one article being repackaged two million times. These are two million separate pieces of content produced and shared every single day. This is English language content that is completing for your global share of the pie.

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An Interview with Conversion Expert Michael Aagaard

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Michael has dedicated most of his waking existence to optimizing websites and decision-making processes. His hands-on approach and enthusiasm have made him a popular international speaker on the topic of Conversion Optimization. When he’s not preaching the CRO gospel, Michael spends his time helping clients improve conversion rates out of his office in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Continue Reading

Stop Blogging like a Wallflower

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Have you ever been to a high school party? You would notice that the very popular people are in the dance floor, cutting up the rug, having a good time. You can also see the party animals near the refreshment tables, telling jokes, making people laugh, and having a great time. The average high school student is probably in small circles, talking to their friends, and trying to have a good time.

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How to Use HARO Properly

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HARO or Help a Reporter Out is a website that puts reporters looking to research a particular topic with subject matter experts in that topic. Many SEOs are excited about HARO. It is not hard to figure out why. You have to understand that some of the best websites to get backlinks from on the internet are news websites.

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