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Forum: Social Media 10th March 2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,953
Posted By highlandspring
Social media

I work on the basis of what post actually appear in the Search Results, as these are the ones that are likely to actually get traffic.

For me and the niches I work in it has to be Linkedin and...
Forum: Reviews 10th March 2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,382
Posted By highlandspring
Jobs Site


I am building a jobs site for senior finance recruitment, I am using the jobs plugin for WordPress which seems to be really good as it automatically creates a feed which gets picked up by the...
Forum: Small Business Finance 4th January 2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,332
Posted By highlandspring
Uncertain times

There are many troubling economic factors around the world, so it is more important than ever to keep spending both business and personal under control at the moment.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,500
Posted By highlandspring

It is a network of blogs used to promote websites on the Search engines, Google has been "going after" PBN's for some time so you have to be careful to avoid blogs which are made up of posts which...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 1st December 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 13,106
Posted By highlandspring
Business cards

I always ask people I meet at shows for business cards then keep them in folder sorted by event.

I've been able to determine that way which events gave me the best bang for my buck.

Another tip...
Forum: New Member Introductions 1st December 2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 28,660
Posted By highlandspring

Nice to see new recruits )):welcome:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th November 2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,721
Posted By highlandspring

It helped hugely back in its day.

But that long since pasted.
Forum: Link Development 30th November 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,450
Posted By highlandspring

Shame, but there were lots of editors open to bribes, I remember paying $40 to get my links approved.

At the end of the day it was just a list of links that also powered the google directory, a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th November 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,068
Posted By highlandspring

If you increase your web sites size by adding more content, then provided the content is of a high standard and Google indexes it, then you'll have more phrase combinations available and more...
Forum: Social Media 28th November 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,447
Posted By highlandspring

I think the story of the data loss is not the real reason for the shut down, as others have said it does not have anything like the traction of say Twitter.

The issue is it is more like a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,276
Posted By highlandspring

I mostly use content marketing these days.

I get a writer to produce articles each week for me.

Then carefully select sites to pitch these to, or sign up with them and post them myself.
Forum: Link Development 28th November 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 36,339
Posted By highlandspring

There is also the benefit that a vistor will click your link and arrive at your page, if they are interested enough in what you write then there is a chance that they will be open to whatever your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,910
Posted By highlandspring
A few ideas

Here are some ideas:-

Add images that catch the eye
Try approaches that improve page speed as visitors leave before waiting for your page to appear.
Improve the content so visitors want to stay...
Forum: Direct Mail 28th November 2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 16,519
Posted By highlandspring
Direct marketing

I remember the time when Direct marketing meant physical mass mailings via the postal service, amazing how those days have gone and everyone only things of internet and virtual delivery options!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 82,649
Posted By highlandspring
A/B testing

You can always test for a few weeks/months then revert back and compare traffic and rankings.

This type of trial and error testing is called A/B testing and is very popular online for trying out...
Forum: New Member Introductions 28th November 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 27,867
Posted By highlandspring

Great name - my mother in law is another Galina from Ukraine, so nice to have a familar name on the board..
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th April 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 62,329
Posted By highlandspring
Say Hi to Jill Whalen if she is still going - I...

Say Hi to Jill Whalen if she is still going - I used to be a member maybe 15 years ago when I worked for a Web Hosting Outfit.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,164
Posted By highlandspring
URL Shorteners

Anyone any experience on using URL shorteners?

I am using them on Web 3.0 articles as an experiment to see if there is any benefit. I'm avoiding the Google version and instead trying the...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 14th March 2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,792
Posted By highlandspring
Good points

I agree on that some good points there.

I would also add:-

Hire good people, as it is your team that leverages success, it is hard to achieve anything significant alone or with outsourcing...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 12th March 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,905
Posted By highlandspring

To be fair Banner and in-text links can work well as a compliment to Adsense.

I had some success running Adsense + Banners all at the same time, but that was before Google Panda so I am not sure...
Forum: Link Development 8th March 2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,036
Posted By highlandspring

Yes Jeff is right.

Both are useful, sometimes there will be a one-off promotion or seasonal offer which makes PPC ideal, long-term day in day out SEO gives a better return.
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 7th March 2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,905
Posted By highlandspring

100% correct on the money ))
Forum: Website Development 6th March 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 19,429
Posted By highlandspring

Move to https:// if not already done so. Google is favouring sites with an SSL
Forum: New Member Introductions 6th March 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,388
Posted By highlandspring


Welcome aboard, we are all friends here.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th March 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 82,649
Posted By highlandspring

The title tag has a strong influence on how a page performs, so getting it right is essential.

A good tip is to review the titles of your competitors.
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