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There are countless articles—and opinions—out there about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Optimizing your website to maximize organic traffic is a key part of any good content strategy. Yet there still seem to be contradicting opinions about SEO as it relates to content strategy. Despite these contradictions, there are still four main concepts that remain true. These four pillars of Search Engine Optimization are the foundation for any good content strategy.

I’ve been an online school teacher at a public high school for the past five years, and I’ve seen first-hand the social impact of technology on the younger generation. Technology has the power to connect our world in ways that were not previously possible. It also has the potential to help equalize the playing field by giving access to information to an entire world. But, in the recent years, I’ve begun to see and experience some of the aspects of technology that disrupt our lives and bring us further from a global society.

I was recently asked by a client about the age limit on our challenge course. As soon as that question had been asked, I realized I no longer knew the answer. What was the age limit on a challenge course, and perhaps more importantly, how would I have a conversation with the client that would help fit them with the best program for their group?

This post originally appeared on the Content Equals Money blog.   Google+ business pages are just now becoming available…but while they get the kinks worked out, here is what you can do: 1. Internal information disaggregation The most talked about aspect of Google+ is Circles. Circles allows us to quickly and easily identify groups based on our relationship to them. For an individual, this allows us to identify family from friends from coworkers. It also allows us to go deeper, identifying close friends from occasional friends from acquaintances. Or, from a business perspective, your entire company, the various groups you…

This post originally appeared on the Content Equals Money blog.   Social networks have become the new reality TV. One social network after another has cropped up all over the internet, attempting to replicate the success of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and, to a lesser extent, MySpace. There has been much debate over whether Google+ will have that same impact as these popular social networks or whether it’s just another in a slew of failed copycats. I’m leaning towards the former for three reasons: privacy, simplicity, integration, and functionality. 1. Privacy Facebook has lost a lot of trust from its users…

In my time as an online teacher, many different students have crossed my path, each with his or her own story that had led them to online learning. While it’s impossible to tell with complete certainty which students will or will not succeed, it is quite possible to identify early on, the factors that will lead a student to be successful or unsuccessful in the online world. So here is my contribution to all those considering entering the online learning world.