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Vitaly Gonkov

Vitaly Gonkov has been actively involved with search engine optimization and social media marketing since 2010. Vitaly has a broad range of expertise that spans many different types of SEO & SMM strategies and techniques. He is passionate about blogging, social networking and enjoys the challenges presented by this dynamic industry.


How to Get More Out Of Instagram: 7 Tools to Enhance Your Business Exposure on the Mobile Platform

March 20th, 2014 | Vitaly Gonkov

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Instagram is an increasingly important actor in the social media scene. In the last six months the app has increased its active user base by 23%, which made it the 6th biggest social media community in the world. All that makes the platform a great place to promote your biz.

But when it comes to Instagram marketing, the app lacks some important functionality, which makes managing  accounts away from your mobile phone quite a challenge.

Yes, Instagram introduced Web interface. But it still doesn't let users interact with their following, doesn't support lots of useful features and can't work as a fully-fledged internet marketing tool.

Fortunately, there are some useful Instagram tools that will help you enhance your user experience and get more out of the mobile platform. These apps will help you:

  • explore you niche
  • get on the radar of influential Instagram users
  • acquire detailed Instagram stats and analytical data
  • manage your following
  • get Instagram popularity reports from your mobile device
  • manage correspondence with other Instagram users
  • and even enhance your photo experience.

So let's have a closer look at each of the tools.

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A-Z Guide to Inbound.Org: Using the Community of Internet Marketing News the Right Way

January 15th, 2014 | Vitaly Gonkov

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Inbound.Org

If you are engaged in Internet marketing and want to learn more about the industry, you may have heard of the website called Inbound.Org.

Inbound.Org is a great social news website entirely dedicated to everything related to online marketing. Basically, that is a community-based news platform, where members can submit the most interesting and up-to-date industry news and decide which one really matters.

The website was launched a couple of years ago but quickly won popularity with both seasoned and new internet marketers.

However, if you surf the Web, you may come across different opinions about the community. The point is that Inbound.Org is a unique platform that has a strict set of rules not everyone is aware about. That resulted in multiple TOS violations and was the main reason why lots of beginning marketers burnt their fingers when contributing to the community.

This post will explain how to avoid any pitfalls when using Inbound.Org, and teach you what to do to get most out of the website.

Read on to learn how to:

  • join the Inbound.Org community and set up your social profile there;
  • discover website's little-known features;
  • manage content on Inbound.Org the right way;
  • understand the content voting system;
  • avoid bans and penalties;
  • build your authority in the community and enlarge your social following.

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Selecting the Best Backlink Prospect: Evaluation Framework

December 26th, 2013 | Vitaly Gonkov

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There are a sheer number of backlink opportunities available on the Web. And this may bring up a challenge both for professional SEOs and individual webmasters.

To surface the best link targets, one needs to assess SEO value of each potential linking source, check lots of different SEO metrics, and carry out their comparative analysis.

This article will tell you how to streamline the process and evaluate backlink prospects in 3 easy steps.

In the post you will find professional, yet easy-to-implement tips on how to:

  • collect important SEO metrics for potential linking sites;
  • roughly estimate SEO value of link targets;
  • eliminate irrelevant backlink prospects;
  • run comprehensive analysis of most SEO-valuable sources;
  • target the best sites to get links from.

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The Ultimate Guide to Link Building with Images

November 21st, 2013 | Vitaly Gonkov

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We all know that a picture can speak a thousand words. Using images adds richness to website content, makes it more valuable, enhances readers' experience and provides more definition to textual information.

But not everybody knows that besides all the above mentioned advantages Web images can also be a great means to get more natural links.

From this post you will learn how to:

  • get a full list of your site images indexed by Google;
  • find your images that are illegally used on other sites and turn them into backlinks;
  • automate the process of searching for coverage that didn't result in a link, and mine for relevant platforms to place your image content on;
  • analyze your competitors' image content;
  • use image search by keywords as a way to find new sources to get links from.

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How to Move a Domain without Losing Its SEO Value

October 17th, 2013 | Vitaly Gonkov

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Setting up a new website, we all hope that it is built once and for all. However, there may come a time when one has to move their domain.

There are lots of reasons why the procedure may be necessary. That can be a change of a domain name as the result of a rebranding campaign, merging domains after one company takes over another, etc.      

Whatever reasons for moving a domain are, it's important to undertake the process wisely and carefully. Otherwise, you are running a risk of losing all the authority you have been building for your initial website.     

This guide will teach you how to:    

  • choose a domain to move to;
  • prepare your current domain for the transfer;
  • actually move a domain;
  • redirect SEO value to a new domain;
  • organize the structure of a new domain;
  • monitor a new domain after migration.

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Missed SEO opportunities (Part 2): Run SEO Analysis like a Pro

September 25th, 2013 | Vitaly Gonkov

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If your website is stuck at the bottom of search results, and you can't find the reason for its ranking stagnation, run a comprehensive analysis of your SEO strategies. It can be that your SEO techniques are missing on some essentially important components, which is holding back ranking growth.

In the first series we learnt how to run such analysis for small websites. This part will tell you how to find and fix SEO issues for sites of a large size.

 

 

From this post you will learn how to:

  • conveniently organize big amounts of SEO data;
  • run comprehensive SEO analysis of big websites;
  • research SEO data with the help of Excel;
  • spot underperforming pages and find out the reasons of their poor performance;
  • make the necessary adjustments to improve your current SEO strategies.

In a word, this guide will tell you how to run professional in-depth SEO analysis quickly and easily.

Ok, let it roll.

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