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Kristi Hines

Kristi Hines is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter!


Are Keywords Still Relevant, and How to Use the Right Ones

September 19th, 2014 | Kristi Hines

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Editor's note: this post is brought to you by Kristi Hines, a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. If you're interested in more content on doing keyword research the right way, check out SEO PowerSuite's manuals on 4 Steps to Efficient Keyword Research and  Applying Keyword Difficulty Score.

Google has done several things in the last couple of years to make people wonder if keywords were still relevant when it comes to search optimization.  They've removed keywords from organic search data in Google Analytics. They've punished websites that have overused keywords in anchor text when link building. They've even punished websites that used keywords in their domain.

But the fact remains that keywords are still relevant. The average person probably doesn't type, "I want to find books about gardening" into a search engine. They type gardening books or books about gardening. Google confirms this. Read more »

20 Awesome Content Creation Tools

September 5th, 2014 | Kristi Hines

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For content creators, the right tools can help in several ways, from helping you organize your thoughts, come up with great ideas, and create a wider variety of content. And for content creators who also manage contributions from others, there are tools that can help streamline the pitch, submission, and editing processes.

Without further ado, here are 20 awesome tools that help with content creation. Read more »

7 Ways to Get Not Provided Keyword Data

May 20th, 2014 | Kristi Hines

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The keyword (not provided) has been a thorn in the side of marketers everywhere since it began appearing in Google Analytics organic search data in 2011. And now that it is extending to advertiser data as well, it leaves a lot of people asking – how can we find out what keywords are really effective in our marketing strategy? While you'll no longer be able to connect the proverbial dots within Google Analytics using your keywords and conversions data, there are still some ways to find out. Read more »

20 Awesome Social Media Tools for Specific Social Networks & Tasks

May 12th, 2014 | Kristi Hines

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When looking into social media tools for your business, you might have discovered a lot of options. When you have a specific need, however, that can limit the number of tools you need to look into. If you want a comprehensive social media tool based on your business size, then you can choose based on price. For those looking for tools that will help with specific social networks and activities, here are 20 great tools to consider.

Dedicated Facebook Tools

First, let's look at two great tools that are designed just for Facebook and what they can help you accomplish in your Facebook marketing. Read more »