Why Google’s New Hummingbird Algorithm is Good News for Serious Content Creators

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On October 3rd, 2013 Google announced a major search algorithm release called Hummingbird.

Uh-oh.

Does this mean your content-driven business is in jeopardy? Is keyword research dead? Are you going to have to reengineer your entire content strategy?

There’s no question that the Hummingbird algorithm is only the beginning of change in search optimization, but smart content creators can be prepared to thrive in this — and any — environment that may come in the future.

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The Power of Mystery

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Andy Warhol, Robert Greene, Marcel Duchamp, and JJ Abrams walk into a darkened bar somewhere in eastern Europe.

Andy clings to a Campbell’s soup can. Robert Greene flips through an orange book. A urinal sits in Marcel’s lap. And JJ Abrams — beaming — hugs a light brown box.

The bartender approaches Robert Greene and says, “So, what are you reading?”

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Synthesis Hosting Delivers a New Option for Improved European WordPress Performance

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The mission of our Synthesis WordPress hosting team is to combine world-class technology into an independent offering where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

The result is unparalleled performance, security, and support for your WordPress website that you can trust.

Today, we are pleased to announce the latest technology extension that we have added to the mix.

Effective immediately, new Synthesis Starter Plan customers can choose to have their sites hosted in data centers located in either Virginia or Amsterdam.

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13 Ways to Attract More Webinar Attendees

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It is one of a content creator’s worst fears …

What if you decide to host a webinar, take the time to create an incredibly useful presentation, sign in on the day of the event, and no one shows up?

Maybe you’re already using webinars to grow your mailing list, build authority, and connect with your audience. Or perhaps you’re just starting to consider adding them to your marketing mix.

Either way, you probably have one huge question — how do you get people to sign up? What’s the best way to get a good crowd?

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Why You Don’t Need to Freak Out over Google’s (Not Provided)

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We all know that SEO is evolving, right? The SEO world is prone to earthquakes, and the ground has been moving a lot lately. One of the latest temblors is a development known not-so-affectionately as “Not Provided.”

In the good old days, a useful thing you could do was to log into your Google Analytics setup and see exactly what words and phrases people were using to find your site.

Then Google started to hide that information for some searches. And in September, Google decided to make 100% of that search term data “not provided.”

So we web publishers have had a major piece of data — the precise strings of words that folks are using to find us — taken away. Which should be a major bummer for those of us who want to give web searchers a great experience with our wonderful content.

But it’s not worrying us here at Copyblogger, and it doesn’t need to worry you either.

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Take a Look at These Four Breathtaking New WordPress Themes

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If you’re not a designer by trade or hobby, then putting a WordPress website together from scratch can feel a bit like scaling a mountain on your own (if you’ve never climbed before).

Daunting. Arduous. Maybe impossible.

Even experienced climbers, certainly those concerned with safety and support, are going to begin at a base camp and follow a somewhat beaten path — a framework.

Now, we can’t teach you the first thing about scaling a mountain, but our StudioPress team can most certainly guide you with ease and comfort toward majestic new heights when it comes to designing your website.

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