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Forum: General Small Business Issues 11th November 2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,763
Posted By Nicolette
Place this one under "Live & Learn." Did you not...

Place this one under "Live & Learn." Did you not at least request a deposit? For pure SEO, I require full payment in advance. Rest assured, these types of unscrupulous people will inevetiably screw...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 11th May 2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,621
Posted By Nicolette
Scott, Oh Man! I don't know whether to laugh...

Scott,

Oh Man! I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Just talked to an SEO prospect yesterday whose site is finally complete after 6 months. Do these developers not stay current on search engine...
Forum: Link Development 5th March 2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,422
Posted By Nicolette
What do you mean? Why and how would/could...

What do you mean? Why and how would/could WordPress do that?
Forum: General Small Business Issues 4th March 2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,573
Posted By Nicolette
Linda, Moving out of one's home office...

Linda,

Moving out of one's home office depends on whether you offer a product or a service. Years ago, I thought "bigger was better," rented office space, hired an assistant, and a salesperson. I...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 4th March 2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,972
Posted By Nicolette
Karri: After reading your first article, I...

Karri:

After reading your first article, I added pricing to my website. If the internet is all about transparency, it makes perfect sense to quote your prices. The Eisenbergs mention it takes $35K...
Forum: Link Development 4th March 2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,422
Posted By Nicolette
I created a lens yesterday because I'm intrigued...

I created a lens yesterday because I'm intrigued by the egalitarian concept but don't quite know what my next step will be. Is this just like creating another website? How is this different than a...
Forum: Chat 16th February 2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,527
Posted By Nicolette
Linda: We must be reading the same...

Linda:

We must be reading the same newspaper. I just blogged about Is 40 the new 50 or the new 20? (http://www.man-o-pause.com/manopause/2007/02/is_turning_40_t.html)

I never thought about age...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 26th January 2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,088
Posted By Nicolette
Matt, I responded to your post on your blog...

Matt,

I responded to your post on your blog about my typical industrial client not being marketing oriented let alone internet savvy. Someone suggested I take a look at Yelp and I thought, "Yikes!...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 25th January 2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,309
Posted By Nicolette
:agreed: My first foray into the search...

:agreed:

My first foray into the search marketing world was interviewing with a few companies in Houston who I thought might benefit from my offline marketing experience. One firm had a...
Forum: Reviews 22nd January 2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,140
Posted By Nicolette
Some pros in the bloggin/seo community recommend...

Some pros in the bloggin/seo community recommend turning comments off, unless and until you start attracting thousands (!) of visitors per month. The logic is that with so few comments it flags your...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 22nd January 2007, 07:31 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 93,163
Posted By Nicolette
I submitted to every known blog directory when I...

I submitted to every known blog directory when I launched my site in June, 2005. It was great for a quick infusion of links, but now that Google is discounting "untrusted" links, (You can define that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th January 2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,447
Posted By Nicolette
Great article Stoney! As a seasoned...

Great article Stoney!

As a seasoned marketing professional, I bring a lot of business intelligence to the table. Being relatively new to the search marketing world, however, my prices reflect...
Forum: Small Business Conferences, Seminars & Webinars 17th January 2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,013
Posted By Nicolette
Khalid: I'm in favor. Jill Whelan just...

Khalid:

I'm in favor. Jill Whelan just started an informal meet-up in the Boston/NE area. I think Houston is the most underserved market with regards to SEO interest. The closest the recognized...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 16th January 2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,187
Posted By Nicolette
Hi Bill! My advice would be to leverage the...

Hi Bill!

My advice would be to leverage the client base you have. Conduct a needs analysis for them? Ask them what is there most pressing need? If it's not money, it will most certainly be not...
Forum: Chat 16th January 2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By Nicolette
It's so cold in Houston, we had to move our...

It's so cold in Houston, we had to move our cocktail hour from the patio to the garage. I thougtht I was back in Michigan!!

Everyone from Houston, raise their hand.
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 15th January 2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,037
Posted By Nicolette
Hello. This is so basic that I'm almost...

Hello.

This is so basic that I'm almost embarrassed to reply, but here goes:

Start small and grow from there. Place as a challenge before you: How can I market my business for the least amount...
Forum: New Member Introductions 15th January 2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,470
Posted By Nicolette
Richard: I just discovered another great...

Richard:

I just discovered another great resource for small business called, WorkZ.com. It has more of a "corporate" feel than entrepreunerial, but displays a ton of content.

As far as I know,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 15th January 2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By Nicolette
:welcome3: from one Houstonian to another. ...

:welcome3:

from one Houstonian to another.

There's a Glazer-Kennedy Inner Circle meeting Saturday, Jan. 27th at the Museum of Printing History in Montrose near downtown. PM if you'd like more...
Forum: Sales 13th January 2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,123
Posted By Nicolette
As the article states, selling is all about...

As the article states, selling is all about perspective. In reality, we're all selling something. Our clothes, cars, book choices, restaurant reviews all communicate something about "you." And the #1...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 13th January 2007, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,998
Posted By Nicolette
I'm happy that you're getting paid for doing what...

I'm happy that you're getting paid for doing what you love. As a blogger, I see an inherent danger in paying someone to post. The essence of blogging is to engage a like-minded readership who share...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 13th January 2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,349
Posted By Nicolette
Scott, You are spot on with your assessment...

Scott,

You are spot on with your assessment of the SEO/M world currently. As businesses become more sophisticated, they will expect an Internet Marketing "strategy." Many small businesses are busy...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 10th January 2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,159
Posted By Nicolette
Jenn: I, too, am constantly amazed at the...

Jenn:

I, too, am constantly amazed at the advertising waste by large companies. Worse for me though, consulting with small to midsize businesses, are the number of owners handing over their...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 22nd December 2005, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,838
Posted By Nicolette
"...they may not be happy about which of those 15...

"...they may not be happy about which of those 15 minutes they're famous for!"

Yeah, just look at the latest Apprentice, Randal!

Nicolette
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 22nd December 2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,963
Posted By Nicolette
Dear Joann: Here are a few marketing steps...

Dear Joann:

Here are a few marketing steps you can take to increase traffic:

Submit to niche Directories
Write an article and submit to article directories
Begin a targeted link exchange...
Forum: New Member Introductions 22nd December 2005, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,959
Posted By Nicolette
Mr. Leo, Six months ago, I knew nothing...

Mr. Leo,

Six months ago, I knew nothing about internet marketing. I joined a 60-Day Experiment to follow the lead of someone who wanted to walk people through the steps of creating an online...
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