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Forum: Sales 22nd March 2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,197
Posted By DeniseTaylor
Find ways to keep them coming back to you and...

Find ways to keep them coming back to you and update your product line so they have a reason to return. If you have sales, get them to sign up for sale notices. That will give you a way to contact...
Forum: Link Development 22nd March 2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,574
Posted By DeniseTaylor
I agree with Logan. Create a site others...

I agree with Logan.

Create a site others want to link to - that's the best policy. Links are still important, but they're not so important to put your site at risk by doing crazy things to get...
Forum: Viral Marketing 17th March 2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,556
Posted By DeniseTaylor
I know a lot of people contact website owners in...

I know a lot of people contact website owners in the same niche and ask them to do it. They give away a free copy in exchange for a review.

Perhaps you could have a contest of some sort or give...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 17th March 2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,891
Posted By DeniseTaylor
Are you asking or telling? If you're asking,...

Are you asking or telling? If you're asking, market research helps you locate areas of demand, while determining the amount of supply and therefore competition. ;) It can also help you to find a...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 17th March 2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,066
Posted By DeniseTaylor
I agree with Torka, as usual. Exact match domains...

I agree with Torka, as usual. Exact match domains were once a favorite technique of spammers who used it as a way to quickly climb search results. It was usually coupled with a spun article or some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd February 2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,637
Posted By DeniseTaylor
While both are necessary, good content attracts...

While both are necessary, good content attracts natural links. Focusing on link building can be harmful. So content is higher on the food chain, so to speak. But without links, it won't be seen.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 17th February 2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,779
Posted By DeniseTaylor
Nice article, thanks! Another trait that is...

Nice article, thanks!

Another trait that is crucial for success is persistence. Success requires a lot of hard work and so many people give up too soon.



Quote courtesy of Ben Franklin and...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 17th February 2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,544
Posted By DeniseTaylor
When I read the question, monetization came to...

When I read the question, monetization came to mind. My answer then, is the best way to earn is by creating/promoting your products or services. Any method of monetization your site or blog that is...
Forum: Direct Mail 11th February 2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,494
Posted By DeniseTaylor
With everyone being online these days, it's great...

With everyone being online these days, it's great to see this data.

Another reason I can think of is niche. If someone's niche includes potential customers who aren't online or who aren't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th February 2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,827
Posted By DeniseTaylor
One way to do this is to filter your IP address....

One way to do this is to filter your IP address. That way, anything from that location will be ignored.

Here's write up on it:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1034840?hl=en
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,296
Posted By DeniseTaylor
Cross-linking is where two sites link to each...

Cross-linking is where two sites link to each other. Depending upon the intent, usage and frequency of the practice, it can be a good thing or a bad thing.

If links are placed between two,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By DeniseTaylor
Yes, content marketing has been important for a...

Yes, content marketing has been important for a long time, although some people didn't want to put in the hard work to create. Instead, they boosted their rankings using excessive linking and spam...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 25th January 2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,545
Posted By DeniseTaylor
There is Google's Disavow Links tool, but it can...

There is Google's Disavow Links tool, but it can harm your site if you're not really qualified to use it. Here is the tool where you can read all about it:
...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 19th January 2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,305
Posted By DeniseTaylor
Creating valuable content that is sought after by...

Creating valuable content that is sought after by visitors, then ensuring a good visitor experience when they come to your site is the best way to gain traffic. It's the safest method too.

If...
Forum: Social Media 19th January 2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,947
Posted By DeniseTaylor
I agree with all of the above. It's always best...

I agree with all of the above. It's always best to keep it real.

However, if you're trying to detect whether someone has fake likes, etc., here is an article that might help you:
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th January 2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,449
Posted By DeniseTaylor
What a coincidence! I was just reading about this...

What a coincidence! I was just reading about this about an hour ago.

Apparently, Google confirmed it was a core ranking algo update:
...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 11th January 2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,308
Posted By DeniseTaylor
Stress management is very important for business...

Stress management is very important for business owners. Overall, you have to strive to not people bother you, but I know. Sometimes that easier said than done.

Working out and vitamins help if...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,962
Posted By DeniseTaylor
I agree with HCFGrizzly. Bear in mind that some...

I agree with HCFGrizzly. Bear in mind that some niches are very competitive, so if your budge is limited, you may not be able to hold the top rankings. One solution to that is to use less competitive...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,567
Posted By DeniseTaylor
I don't know if a "trick" is really a good word...

I don't know if a "trick" is really a good word to use, since Google is very opposed to using those things.

The best thing to do - for long-term success - is to build a fabulous site that visitors...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th December 2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,703
Posted By DeniseTaylor
Don't do anything for the links or help people...

Don't do anything for the links or help people who's main purpose is to link to their site. This is a dangerous activity that can precipitate penalties all around. If you do accept a guest writer,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th December 2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By DeniseTaylor
Most of what used to be done to obtain links is...

Most of what used to be done to obtain links is now null when it comes to earning search engine brownie points. A rule of thumb is that if it's easy to get or something you can do yourself, it likely...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 23rd December 2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,792
Posted By DeniseTaylor
I agree with this. To add a little more - write...

I agree with this. To add a little more - write your content like you're talking to your friend. Unless your topic caters to an intellectual crowd, match the voice of the people who are interested in...
Forum: Computer Software 23rd December 2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,221
Posted By DeniseTaylor
You would need to hire a programmer if you wish...

You would need to hire a programmer if you wish to pursue developing this software idea. There are several freelance sites like Odesk and Elance. I would use a Non-Compete or Non-Disclosure agreement...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd December 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,190
Posted By DeniseTaylor
Hi There may be an easier way, but ... ...

Hi

There may be an easier way, but ...

Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) will give you a list of your indexed pages. Your site's admin section will give you a list of all your pages. Just compare...
Forum: Selling Ad Space 21st December 2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,060
Posted By DeniseTaylor
I think the reason anybody invests in advertising...

I think the reason anybody invests in advertising is in its effectiveness. It may help if you find a way to measure your ads' effectiveness and use that in your sales activities. You'd have to show...
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