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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,597
Posted By footprintsmusic
I don't have much expertise with backlinks but...

I don't have much expertise with backlinks but let me in a friendly way challenge this comment for one second :p :D :

I checked all of my primary competition's backlinks. They had many links that...
Forum: Website Development 13th July 2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,293
Posted By footprintsmusic
I use Hostpapa.ca but they're not very good....

I use Hostpapa.ca but they're not very good. Support is awful and when I brought to their attention a security issue they didn't seem to really care nor know how to fix it.

My site also got...
Forum: Social Media 3rd July 2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,298
Posted By footprintsmusic
Yes, there are good tips here. Thank you...

Yes, there are good tips here. Thank you everyone!




Thank you David for your honesty and help. I have to admit I am at a loss as to what makes a quality post. I find it difficult to "talk...
Forum: Social Media 25th June 2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,298
Posted By footprintsmusic
Wow! This is awesome. Thank you so much. I have...

Wow! This is awesome. Thank you so much. I have heard of using the search before but never tried it nor thought of trying it like that. Amazing!
Forum: Social Media 25th June 2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,298
Posted By footprintsmusic
Twitter

So since I've joined this site I went from 11 followers on Twitter to 29 (as of last night). Cool!

Today I have 16. I've posted once on Twitter since I've been here I think lol. Should I be...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 24th June 2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,696
Posted By footprintsmusic
I have had a similar example with a potential...

I have had a similar example with a potential client wanting vocal lessons. She wanted everything on her terms which I couldn't provide. So she's not taking lessons now because we can't agree on...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 24th June 2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,534
Posted By footprintsmusic
It's not just in that industry. A friend of mine...

It's not just in that industry. A friend of mine repairs guitars and he repairs them better than any one in the city. I've never had one compalint in the 3 years i've worked with him and he's fixed...
Forum: Sales 22nd June 2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,649
Posted By footprintsmusic
I think planning is a great suggestion. Even just...

I think planning is a great suggestion. Even just things like, what will your return policy be or what is your responsibilty regarding returns? How much product will you be able to carry? How will it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd June 2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,597
Posted By footprintsmusic
I use Wordpress for my site. (I might post it in...

I use Wordpress for my site. (I might post it in the "review my site" section) I have noticed that the link of my page is somehting like "http://mywebite/wordpress/page_id=123". I just noticed I can...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 22nd June 2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,274
Posted By footprintsmusic
Thanks! That helps. I guess in my mind the back...

Thanks! That helps. I guess in my mind the back checker would find the "big boys" links first then the smaller ones.

I also joined your facebook page. Looks interesting!
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 22nd June 2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,274
Posted By footprintsmusic
Hmmm, When I post my site I get only 4 results...

Hmmm, When I post my site I get only 4 results back. 2 are from the same site that I replied on (fourhourworkweek) and 1 is a friends site.

I don't see my facbook fan page, twitter or...
Forum: Link Development 22nd June 2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,598
Posted By footprintsmusic
I've always used a href or URL tags on website...

I've always used a href or URL tags on website forums or where html cod works to shorten links before I know about those sites you mention.

I think it's important for twitter (obviously) but in...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 22nd June 2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,167
Posted By footprintsmusic
I Think she's just talking with google. It...

I Think she's just talking with google. It happened just recently. If I find any useful info I'll let ya know.
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 21st June 2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,474
Posted By footprintsmusic
Awesome article. I remember a friend of...

Awesome article.

I remember a friend of mine about 15 years ago asking me to join his MLM. It wasn't a pyramid scheme he said because when you got to the top you got a free trip to Jamaica, or...
Forum: New Member Introductions 21st June 2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By footprintsmusic
Hello, I just joined myself. Nice to meet you

Hello, I just joined myself. Nice to meet you
Forum: Local Marketing 21st June 2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,571
Posted By footprintsmusic
I'll just put those 2 paragraphs together for...

I'll just put those 2 paragraphs together for you! LOL! She should do a video of her on the beach talking to potential clients. She should then do videos with her pitch after! Then your web copy gets...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 21st June 2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,817
Posted By footprintsmusic
A friend of mine owns a print shop. He also feels...

A friend of mine owns a print shop. He also feels the competition with Staples, Kinkos and hundreds of local shops. I recommended to him to focus on specific industries to promote his business to....
Forum: New Member Introductions 20th June 2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By footprintsmusic
Thanks guys!!

Thanks guys!!
Forum: General Small Business Issues 20th June 2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,817
Posted By footprintsmusic
My 2 cents

Don't lower your price to compete find a better/ideal customer and/or a niche market in your industry. Just because someone does it for cheaper doesnt mean they do it better. You need to optimize the...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 20th June 2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,167
Posted By footprintsmusic
This just happened to a friend of mine. It's...

This just happened to a friend of mine. It's terrible.

Good luck.
Forum: Local Marketing 20th June 2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,571
Posted By footprintsmusic
I own a music school and I think the hardest...

I own a music school and I think the hardest thing for me is how to use all of these online tools in a creative way. I find updating some of them taxing. I am quite creative with my business but each...
Forum: Local Marketing 20th June 2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 66,933
Posted By footprintsmusic
Old thread but hey....

I have found craigslist and Kijiji great for my business. I own a music school and Ive posted on CL 3 times and Kijiji twice. I got a new student every time. Which isn't bad for 10 minutes of work. ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 18th June 2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By footprintsmusic
Hello

Hello, I am new to this forum and it looks really exciting with a great group of people.

My name is Alex Hobcraft and I own and operate a music school in Toronto. We are in the first year of...
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