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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,024
Posted By cobase
The amount of bad advice centered around...

The amount of bad advice centered around backlinks and keywords drives me crazy! :fryingpan1:

The fact is that Google now focuses heavily on 2 things: engagement and bounce rates. That means you...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 12th November 2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,272
Posted By cobase
Hi Davo, It sounds a bit like you're...

Hi Davo,

It sounds a bit like you're reinventing the wheel here. There are many, many firms that will do this for free or for a very small fee (MailChimp, Campaigner, Constant Contact, and...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 12th November 2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By cobase
It doesn't seem like it really matters what the...

It doesn't seem like it really matters what the global market for real estate is doing -- you don't buy property that is global. Property value is very specific to each area, probably more so than...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 12th November 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,917
Posted By cobase
Hi Cynthia, what do you mean by a huckster CEO? ...

Hi Cynthia, what do you mean by a huckster CEO? I'm assuming they didn't actually go door-to-door?
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 31st October 2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,618
Posted By cobase
I like the first one the most as it actually...

I like the first one the most as it actually solves a real problem that a lot of people have. It's like AirBnB, but for storage. Seems like a cool idea, though it might be hard to execute (AirBnB...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 31st October 2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,314
Posted By cobase
There are a lot of sites out there -- this...

There are a lot of sites out there -- this article has some of the top options:
Online reputation crucial for small businesses...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 29th October 2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,010
Posted By cobase
Just go to a dealership and ask them if they want...

Just go to a dealership and ask them if they want the service. If they say yes, grab your camera and go to work!

This won't take more than an afternoon; I don't think you have to be too concerned...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 29th October 2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 27,564
Posted By cobase
If you're interested in increasing readership...

If you're interested in increasing readership (most bloggers are), maintaining a few blogs is probably the fastest way to do it without spending money. Don't do too many though, or you will start to...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 25th October 2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,653
Posted By cobase
I think that's a great goal, but you might want...

I think that's a great goal, but you might want to re-think the name and make it a little more personalized. If the blog is just called "Startup" it isn't going to stand out in people's minds. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th October 2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,833
Posted By cobase
What do you mean? How will you show up on the...

What do you mean? How will you show up on the map without an address?
Forum: Social Media 25th October 2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,037
Posted By cobase
People seem to prefer Facebook, but somewhat...

People seem to prefer Facebook, but somewhat ironically, advertising on Twitter is generally more effective.

If you're less interested in advertising and more interested in connecting with...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th October 2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,056
Posted By cobase
Thanks for the tip Jessica. My guess is they...

Thanks for the tip Jessica. My guess is they will use this feedback from users to crack down even more on the sites that are generating the spam links.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th October 2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,919
Posted By cobase
New Tool: SEO Site Checkup

Hi all,

I came across a new tool today that others may find useful. It's called SEO Site Checkup and it can help you analyze your site to improve it for speed & content:...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 23rd October 2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,925
Posted By cobase
"(Unique name) Cellphone Batteries" would be a...

"(Unique name) Cellphone Batteries" would be a good place to start. If you're looking to find a unique domain name, I'd recommend something like domize, or any one of the domain name tools you can...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,624
Posted By cobase
Denise is right, although sadly I think this...

Denise is right, although sadly I think this entire thread is for link building. One short, nonspecific question followed by a bunch of throwaway comments. The irony is that they're all wasting...
Forum: Chat 22nd October 2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,780
Posted By cobase
I use Chrome, and over the past few months our...

I use Chrome, and over the past few months our site visitors (non-mobile) have broken down as follows:

Chrome: 48%
Safari: 20%
Firefox: 15%
Internet Explorer: 14%
Other: 3%

If you have your...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 22nd October 2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,762
Posted By cobase
That is a pretty general question. Do you have...

That is a pretty general question. Do you have anything in particular that you feel is lacking? Do you currently run a hotel business?
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 18th October 2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,486
Posted By cobase
This can be done incredibly successfully, as long...

This can be done incredibly successfully, as long as you put a lot of thought into how the marketing will come across to both sides.

7-Eleven has had a great deal of success with their...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 18th October 2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,296
Posted By cobase
My business is dedicated to helping your...

My business is dedicated to helping your business!

I was a sole proprietor for my last couple of businesses and found it really hard to tell what business tools were the best, so now we're...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 18th October 2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,602
Posted By cobase
I'll also throw in my $0.02 for a book called The...

I'll also throw in my $0.02 for a book called The $100 Startup (http://www.amazon.com/The-100-Startup-Reinvent-Living/dp/0307951529). The author goes through 50 different cases where people have...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th October 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,716
Posted By cobase
With the release of Penguin, SEO is already...

With the release of Penguin, SEO is already changing from what it used to mean.

Backlinks, keywords, and others were all just proxies for what search engines really want to know: how much does a...
Forum: Link Development 17th October 2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,326
Posted By cobase
No, technically it means "Personal Home Page:...

No, technically it means "Personal Home Page: Hypertext Preprocessor", but that is shortened to "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor", which is abbreviated as PHP.

It's called a recursive acronym, and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th October 2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By cobase
Welcome! :welcome3:

Welcome!

:welcome3:
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th October 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,205
Posted By cobase
I would echo what Ryan said about Fiverr; it's...

I would echo what Ryan said about Fiverr; it's great to be able to work with freelancers on a small project so that you don't get stuck with someone that has low-quality work (but who advertises...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th October 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,273
Posted By cobase
Google updates its indexes weekly and bi-weekly...

Google updates its indexes weekly and bi-weekly (once every two weeks), depending on a variety of factors. I would expect that Google Places is no different in this regard.
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