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am not sure where I learned about HubSpot
but I am really glad I did.
In the last three months I have taken control and have been
learning how to improve the search
optimization of my web site.
In the past, I left this job to others I hired.
Unfortunately, I never found that I was satisfied. I
decided to learn the nuts and bolts for myself so that when and if I do
hire someone in the future, I will be far more knowledgeable in the
directions I give and the way I evaluate the results.
Otherwise, I now have the tools to do this myself.
I am so excited about what I am learning, this is the first
post in a
series I will do on HubSpot and its Web 2.0 tools and training.
Many of you may have heard about
HubSpot's Web Site Grader tool and
there have been a few recent posts about their Twitter tool.
fact, HubSpot has a number of awesome free tools but, the ones you pay
for, are even better.
If you get inside HubSpot
there is a wealth of information and training
about Web 2.0 strategies. There is a series of detailed
training sessions about in-bound and out-bound
keyword analysis (including the correct writing of titles, descriptions
and keywords), blogging, social networking and so much more.
are layers and layers of
detail to work through. All of this information is directly
to working on the SEO of your web site and blog. There also
amazing library of webinars on every SEO topic you can imagine, for
example, Advanced Link Building Strategies to using Twitter
Linked-In in your business.
If you have a
question you, you can
use the Forums. HubSpot SEO marketing
gurus answer these
questions as well as all the marketing gurus for all types of companies
that are using HubSpot. I
recently posted a question about the value of using Squidoo
I immediately got answers and learned that everything I am
through Active Rain and my own blogs is the appropriate way to go.
The latest and greatest on SEO, Web 2.0 and social
networking is always coming from HubSpot. HubSpot
and its up-to-date information let's you stay on the forefront of
what's new and hot on the web!
this post, I want to talk about The Web Site Grader tool which
evaluates your web site. This tool gives
you a number
of excellent recommendations to improve the SEO of your site.
Once you get inside HupSpot, the Web Site Grader tool is more
difficult than the free tool (meaning that your grade on the inside
will be lower and there is more detail on how to improve the SEO of
your site). The report looks at your title, descriptions and
keywords on multiple pages, your blog, blog rank, google page
rank, inbound links, your Alexa score and more. In each of
areas, there are other tools to dig deeeper to improve the SEO of your
site. In future posts I will give you information on the
tool, the links tool and a few other goodies.
The other thing I love about HubSpot is that you can also track the specifics about your
competitors on an on-going basis.
The table below shows the details of my site vs. a number
of competitor sites. I have removed all of the URLs but left
other detail. In this chart, not only do I have detail on
do to improve my site, I can see how my competitors
relative to me. The following table gives you a snapshot of
this looks like. With the other tools mentioned above, I can
even deeper not only for me but to evaluate my competitors as well.
I guess I am a true web geek, but I think this stuff is
Look forward to future posts on HubSpot and the things that I keep
learning that think are of value to share. Don't hesitate to
me your comments, feedback and questions.
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