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Customers are demanding information and the businesses that are providing that information are winning. Developing and implementing content the right way can be a lot of work, but what many don’t know is that companies are creating content on a daily basis and just don’t realize it. Read on to discover some fun ways to create content for your business on a regular basis.
This is a list of the most popular social media sites, all arranged by category. Besides the obvious factor that these sites allow you to get involved in their communities, they also allow you to create a unique profile which includes your own custom URL, a link(s) back to your site and information about you and/or your company.
Following is a summary of what I presented at this year’s PubCon conference held in Las Vegas. The session deals with the following questions: “Does social media prevent the need for search?” or “Does social media play an important role in search?”
One of the key benefits of having an online web presence is that you have a global reach. However, what if you are primarily a “local” business? You may have global visibility but what you really need to survive is “local visibility.” This post will look at some foundational steps a business can take to improve their visibility in local search.
The power of the consumer is stronger than ever. Blame the Internet. With blogs, review sites and even Twitter, consumers can damage your brand’s reputation very easily.
In this post, I will look at some (not all) of the methods and tools available to monitor online reputation for names, brands and even specific keywords and phrases.
As social media, blogging, & other user-generated content types of sites continue to garner the attention, many are paying attention to their online reputation. Here are some ways one can go on the offense in taking control of their online reputation rather than just sitting like a lame duck, waiting for the worst-case scenario to occur.
It is becoming more evident everyday that we are living in a Google world. What began as a search engine has quickly evolved into many additional things. Just this month, Google entered the cell phone business with the release of the Nexus One. They are also working their way into the real estate business. What’s next? This post takes a somewhat humorous look at possible Google acquisitions for 2010 and beyond.
If you thought Wordpress was only useful for blogging, you’re wrong. It also serves as a great content management system. And while Wordpress itself is relatively easy to set up for the intermediate to expert webmaster, it can pose a degree of difficulty for the novice. Not any more. A new service called Page.ly will allow even the most novice webmaster to set up a functioning Wordpress site with custom theme, hosting and email in minutes.
I recently had the privilege of presenting at PubCon in a session entitled How Do Social Media & Search Intersect? where two questions were pondered – “Does social media prevent the need for search?” and “Does social media play an important role in search?”
In a world where inbound links are often crucial in complimenting an on-page SEO effort, determining the value of those links can be equally important. This is especially true if you are making any kind of “investment” in those links whether that involve time, money or both.
Following is a simple checklist of what to look for in a valuable inbound link.