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Forum: General Online Marketing Information 5th November 2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,763
Posted By Matt121
Although I did mention cold calling in my...

Although I did mention cold calling in my previous comment, something else I really like doing is inbound marketing.

About inbound marketing though, I specifically like blogging.

I like the...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 5th November 2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,107
Posted By Matt121
I believe that a well designed web site gets more...

I believe that a well designed web site gets more visits and is more successful in terms of marketing.

Marketers should really consider how their websites look because we all know that some people...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 5th November 2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,659
Posted By Matt121
A blog should have a focus. Random ideas are, how...

A blog should have a focus. Random ideas are, how do I say it... not really helpful when they fly around in all directions. If your blog is about starting up, then your ideas should really focus on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,912
Posted By Matt121
I for one know that one of the largest benefits...

I for one know that one of the largest benefits of SEO is the traffic to your site.

Businesses that want to generate inbound marketing leads should learn that SEO is one of the prime sources of...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 31st October 2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,655
Posted By Matt121
I find that Google is the search engine that...

I find that Google is the search engine that needs the most optimization.

Most of the guys here at work are always in an uproar whenever Google launches an update, the next thing we know we're all...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 31st October 2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,430
Posted By Matt121
True, content is king. High-quality content just,...

True, content is king. High-quality content just, for some reason, produces a good amount of readers and thus visitations to the sites that have such good content.

I like to write "how to"...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st October 2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,583
Posted By Matt121
Some nice tips right there. I personally use...

Some nice tips right there.

I personally use high-quality content to my advantage when dealing with my ranking on SERPs. Keywords also matter, but excessive use is harmful.

Also, image SEO...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 30th October 2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,561
Posted By Matt121
Hmmm... I've never really considered using apps...

Hmmm... I've never really considered using apps on Facebook except for fun. I find that Facebook isn't exactly amazing for business usage.

Can you share a link to your blog? I'd like to see your...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 30th October 2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 27,602
Posted By Matt121
Actually, that depends on HOW you blog. If you...

Actually, that depends on HOW you blog. If you want to keep a few blogs in hand to increase readership, you can do so and not be penalized by making sure the content on each of your blog sites is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th October 2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,398
Posted By Matt121
Actually, I've seen a lot of spammers that say...

Actually, I've seen a lot of spammers that say thank you and leave a link to their site.

There are also spam comments in which you can clearly identify that it IS spam due to the spelling errors...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 29th October 2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 27,602
Posted By Matt121
Tumblr is good, although it is more for...

Tumblr is good, although it is more for multimedia rather than for business (which our company is about).

I find that Wordpress is a nice platform to use and many of our websites are built on...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 29th October 2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,659
Posted By Matt121
You'll know if your content is "hot" if you get...

You'll know if your content is "hot" if you get organic traffic and get a discussion going.

If your blog posts are able to start a string of comments that soon bleeds into a discussion, then your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th October 2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,913
Posted By Matt121
Ranking on Google is really all about SEO. You...

Ranking on Google is really all about SEO. You need to take all the right steps in making sure that you do pop up in search engine results.

It takes a while, but search engine optimisation is...
Forum: Social Media 23rd October 2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,038
Posted By Matt121
I agree with you. It depends on who you're...

I agree with you. It depends on who you're targeting if either Facebook or Twitter is the chosen option.
Forum: Social Media 23rd October 2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,645
Posted By Matt121
I too am confused with the new Digg. When you...

I too am confused with the new Digg. When you submit a link, where does it go?
Forum: Viral Marketing 23rd October 2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,377
Posted By Matt121
Viral marketing is when it gets a lot of...

Viral marketing is when it gets a lot of attention that the promotional material will tend to spread out on its own without any effort from your end. But you have to make sure that it will catch on...
Forum: Viral Marketing 23rd October 2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,095
Posted By Matt121
IMO, location plays a very small factor with...

IMO, location plays a very small factor with regards to traditional forms of marketing. There are ways where you can reach your prospects without even you having to walk out of your house (or...
Forum: Viral Marketing 23rd October 2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,626
Posted By Matt121
I would suggest making a catchy video and posting...

I would suggest making a catchy video and posting it on Youtube. Afterwards, spread it on social networking sites and watch it spread out on its own.
Forum: Social Media 21st October 2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,760
Posted By Matt121
Depends on who you want to target or what...

Depends on who you want to target or what industry. Just do a quick search in either Google or the Facebook search bar and you should get the results you need.
Forum: Local Marketing 21st October 2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,687
Posted By Matt121
By defining your target market, you can focus...

By defining your target market, you can focus marketing practices into getting clients and customers in a specific classification of business (or consumer if you're into b2c).
Forum: Local Marketing 21st October 2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,860
Posted By Matt121
IMO, I don't think there is a "wrong" way to do...

IMO, I don't think there is a "wrong" way to do marketing. May it be offline or online, the strategy and method done can be different depending on the target market and a bunch of other factors.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,721
Posted By Matt121
A good balance of creating quality content and...

A good balance of creating quality content and social media is key to good SEO. You can get on the good side of Google and get more visitors as well.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,565
Posted By Matt121
I would go with this idea as well.

I would go with this idea as well.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,192
Posted By Matt121
Social media is a great way to get visitors to...

Social media is a great way to get visitors to your website. However, do a bit too much and you can indeed get flagged for spamming. For instance, if you're on twitter and you post about a hundred...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,752
Posted By Matt121
Backlinkwatch is a great tool for checking...

Backlinkwatch is a great tool for checking backlinks on a particular keywords. You can also input the following format when searching in Google to know which of your links get crawled:

Site:"your...
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