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Razzaq 18th August 2008 12:02 AM

Hi everyone,

Nice to find the interesting place with lot of useful information...

thanks to all the members for posting tips, ideas, information and links ...

keep posting

Take care

gudrunsmith 15th October 2011 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by SpongeBob13 (Post 13123)
[ADMIN NOTE: This thread was split from the Zero Cash thread.]

Hey what a wonderful idea!

I've been working on building a Small Business web site for the better part of six months... full time ;)

I've learned some great tricks from your work.

But I do have to ask -

a) Is it real that the common Small Business Person has access to all the Blogs that originally created your Viral Marketing traffic?
b) The event itself generates traffic, how can the average Small Business Person expect to repeat that effect?
c) Is it real that you received Google indexing at day 10? My experience, and maybe others, Google indexing and Google traffic takes months to acquire! Personally I've sent out over 400 emails for recip links. This has resulted in about a dozen responses, of which, Google has tracked only 1!

There is much more to discuss put I think you get the point.

I came into this bright eyed and bushy tailed and am gathering a different feeling. This exercise seems more akin to Martha Stewart saying to the girl scout, watch how I sell brownies. Martha immeadiately goes to her speed dialer and starts making calls ;)

None the less, its a fun read!

PS - I've started a small business web site and have worked it on average 65 hours a week. It's a good unique idea that produces content. Currently I am seeing 40 unique visitors a day and have a Google Page Rank of 1. Sadly I find myself spending 85% of the time wearing a SEO hat, and 15% of my time creating content.

You are on a good track toward success, the biggest challenge you are doing already great to get traffic to your site. As you may know, the more traffic you get to your site so more you will make money, but no traffic means also no sales.

Hampers 6th December 2011 11:50 AM

I agree, most small business get into seo out of exasperation after having been burned by a ruthless seo 'expert' who has drained the advertising budget.

And then seo is a total distraction to what the small biz person actually does, ie make pies.

Also agree most sites are 90% seo and 10% content - although this is changing.

BEST thread I have read on this forum for ages - well done all involved!

BoBo_184 4th January 2012 07:19 PM

SEO is not rocket science.. there are a lot of things to do but each thing is actually quite simple in concept so is very easy to learn... when it comes to SEO, it's about repetition and perseverance...

My friend was recently seduced by the SEO division of a well established business directory publisher here in the UK.

He paid them 800 to help him create a Adwords PPC campaign. This company purchased ads for keywords in this configuration: Business+Name+Town for each of his 3 shops

The thing is his own retail website was already No. 1 organically when people searched using 'Business+Name+Town'


To avoid getting ripped off like that, just devote the time to learn the basics of SEO. It's really not that difficult. You can still hire people to do the job for you but you should always know what need to be done.

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