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HRA 262: Determining Keyword Competitiveness

August 5, 2009
Hey everyone! Summer has finally settled into New England, just in time for me to head to the opposite end of the country. Oh well.

I've got an interesting email exchange about keyword research for your SEO learning pleasure, as well as a new Twitter Question of the Week.

Oh, and our September SEO class is filling up (only 3 seats left), so if you were thinking of attending, you probably should register as soon as possible.

Enjoy! Jill
Jill Whalen is the CEO of High Rankings, a Boston SEO Services company.

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