5 Ways to Turn Old Content Into New Link Bait

Fresh content, as Ann Smarty so elegantly points out, is the lifeblood of blogs – both great and small. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should ignore your old content. In fact, there are many benefits to repackaging that old content into something new.

This article by our resident guru gives you five – count em, five – ways to make the old new again.

Read how to turn your old content into new link bait now!

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SEO Terminology: Link Anchor Text Versus Linking to Name Anchor

Great new article up by Ann Smarty on SEO Chat: SEO Terminology: Link Anchor Text Versus Linking to Name Anchor.

Ever wondered what the difference between the two are? Are they really just the same thing? Our resident blogger breaks it down for you in simple terms. Go check it out!

SEO Terminology: Link Anchor Text Versus Linking to Name Anchor – SEO Chat

Google’s Firsts

Resident blogger and SEO guru Ann Smarty takes us on a voyage back through space (well, digital space) and time as she shows us some of Google’s "Firsts". Remember what the search pioneer’s first logo looked like or its first home page? An interesting look at the search overlord’s humble beginnings.

Check out the article here and discuss below!

Mobile Testing Tools – Any suggestions?

Any suggestions out there for tools you use to test your mobile designs? Any emulators you frequently use?

Here’s a brief list of common emulators for devices:

iOS emulator: https://developer.apple.com/xcode/index.php

BlackBerry emulators: BlackBerry – Smartphone Simulators – US

Android emulator: Using the Android Emulator | Android Developers

Windows Phone: System requirements for Windows Phone Emulator

Welcome to the Conversion Optimization Section

This section is for users seeking advice (or providing it!) on how to covert visitors into customers. You can also discuss how to make those visitors become followers and subscribers, and get them to discuss your brand to others – in a positive light.

Here are two articles highlighting some good conversion tips:

Top 20 Conversion Optimization Tips – Search Engine Watch (#SEW)

10 Important Conversion Optimization Tips That Make Your Site Bad@$$ | Search Engine Journal