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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,824
Posted By TheIntroducer
I think SEO is overplayed a little bit, and with...

I think SEO is overplayed a little bit, and with the advent of PPC it is far less lucrative nowadays.

And yes, there are still a lot of people out there making money from selling virtually...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th April 2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,839
Posted By TheIntroducer
One site to keep an eye on about recalculations...

One site to keep an eye on about recalculations coming down the line is the Matt Cutts one. He's a sort of blogging PR, engineer, SEO guru for Google

Good Luck
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 12th December 2006, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,687
Posted By TheIntroducer
To test out Wordpress you can always create a...

To test out Wordpress you can always create a free one on their site. I prefer to use something like Blogdesk sitting on my PC, do the writing in there and then publish to the Apache server. In the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2006, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,915
Posted By TheIntroducer
There seems to be other subtle differences too....

There seems to be other subtle differences too. If a word is surrounded by quotations or is in upper case the results are sometimes different. I suppose you'd expect it to be different surrounded by...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2006, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,764
Posted By TheIntroducer
For various reasons I was checking out a local...

For various reasons I was checking out a local SEO yesterday and was amazed at their charges. They are called adwords media and charge a whopping 250 for 25 one way links and 600 for 75.

Surely...
Forum: Link Development 23rd November 2006, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,166
Posted By TheIntroducer
How to retire in one week? No seriously, I...

How to retire in one week?

No seriously, I think two of the main things I see on business forums are how to create a business plan and questions about taxation.
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 17th November 2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,386
Posted By TheIntroducer
There's some useful snippets in that article, I...

There's some useful snippets in that article, I partly agree with the statement

"But at Yahoo, and even more so at Google, the passion for search is pervasive. at Microsoft, it still feels more...
Forum: Link Development 12th November 2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,323
Posted By TheIntroducer
Touch wood, I've managed to get by without doing...

Touch wood, I've managed to get by without doing any paid links or reciprocal links since I started.

One thing I'd like to add to this thread though is that there's some fairly useful info on the...
Forum: Link Development 6th November 2006, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,811
Posted By TheIntroducer
I think buying links is absolute crazy and some...

I think buying links is absolute crazy and some of the prices these companies charge you are extortionate. As another poster said the best way to get links is to offer good content.

To get you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th October 2006, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,216
Posted By TheIntroducer
One thing I find quite interesting nowadays is...

One thing I find quite interesting nowadays is just how different the search engine's algorythms are. One of a day they were similar, but now Google seems to dramaticlly different. I think that since...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 15th October 2006, 06:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,476
Posted By TheIntroducer
I opted for Wordpress and like it, but agree...

I opted for Wordpress and like it, but agree about the comments on categories. For some reason I have a number of posts that go into the supplemental results. Sometimes people get a direct hit on one...
Forum: Link Development 7th October 2006, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,801
Posted By TheIntroducer
The thing I always find about SEO firms is you...

The thing I always find about SEO firms is you can hardly ever accuse them of being wrong. So if they say doing XYZ is the best thing to do, you more or less have to live with it. What I mean is...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 3rd October 2006, 02:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,215
Posted By TheIntroducer
Some interesting points on here. Does...

Some interesting points on here.

Does anyone know of any successful blogs where they are updated by more than one person? I originally set up my blog to have a couple of people updating it and...
Forum: Copywriting 15th September 2006, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,376
Posted By TheIntroducer
I think its amazing how good copy can get...

I think its amazing how good copy can get visitors to your site. I've only been promoting my site for a couple of months, but quite early on I wrote an article about Pawnbrokers listed on the...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 1st September 2006, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,034
Posted By TheIntroducer
Third party collection eats into your margin. ...

Third party collection eats into your margin.

There are different types of incoming cash flow management. [a] Your terms in days [b] offering settlement discount (e.g. pay in 10 days and we give...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 22nd August 2006, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,068
Posted By TheIntroducer
I created a blog for my new venture and in the...

I created a blog for my new venture and in the early days I think I posted far too many personal posts. I think it's an easy habit to get into, but one to avoid for the serious business blogger. I...
Forum: Small Business Finance 15th August 2006, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,341
Posted By TheIntroducer
Getting a loan secured on property is always a...

Getting a loan secured on property is always a risky business.

The questions which arise are how much money does the business need? Is it more than the value of the house - with the rest coming...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th August 2006, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,600
Posted By TheIntroducer
I find one of the most difficult things about...

I find one of the most difficult things about working from home is knowing when to switch off. One of the main problems in the "Global Internet" is that you sometimes deal with people in dramatically...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 1st August 2006, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,043
Posted By TheIntroducer
I'm still a newbie to the world of SEO, but find...

I'm still a newbie to the world of SEO, but find it full of scoundrels and vagabonds - there's a lot of money being paid for old rope.

I haven't even got a smidgen of God's page rank yet, I'm...
Forum: Link Development 29th July 2006, 11:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 29,470
Posted By TheIntroducer
If I may add a few comments about writing...

If I may add a few comments about writing articles.....

One of the thing's that 'depressed' me (if depressed isn't too strong a word) was the number of sites I posted articles on, but I...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 25th July 2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,160
Posted By TheIntroducer
I tend to find that fear of failure (and the...

I tend to find that fear of failure (and the knock on effect of not being able to pay ones bills) is motivation enough.

What I'm saying is, that motivation and the drive to succeed makes you more...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 25th July 2006, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,364
Posted By TheIntroducer
I agree with David - a unanimous vote - I think...

I agree with David - a unanimous vote - I think he must have hit the nail on the head.

I'm new to blogging and I think it takes a while to find 'your voice'. The other thing I would say is that no...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 25th July 2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,561
Posted By TheIntroducer
One lucrative business venture is to become an...

One lucrative business venture is to become an introducer for Sub Prime Mortgages - this isn't what I'm doing I'm having a stab at the secured loans market.

The problem is it would be home based...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,052
Posted By TheIntroducer
One thing I've found, and I don't know if anyone...

One thing I've found, and I don't know if anyone can confirm this, is that Google doesn't seem to like a deep level of nested directories. This seems particularly prevalent on Blogs with the...
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