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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,569
Posted By BWelford
Well HTH means Hope That Helps. :) I was...

Well HTH means Hope That Helps. :)

I was going to add that Yahoo uses the term inlink for what Google calls back link. That leads to the term outlink which is a hyperlink from your web page to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th September 2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,155
Posted By BWelford
Work through social media as well such as Twitter...

Work through social media as well such as Twitter and possibly Facebook. If you can develop friends and you all agree to support each other's posts or articles, then this sharing will hopefully get...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 28th August 2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,002
Posted By BWelford
The key word is Focus. You must focus on a...

The key word is Focus. You must focus on a market niche where you have something 'unique' to offer prospects that exactly meets their needs and where there is no competition. It's sometimes not as...
Forum: Social Media 26th August 2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,603
Posted By BWelford
I think it is important to have a network of...

I think it is important to have a network of followers that you can contact via email when you have something important to get out. If they will ReTweet your tweets, then there is a much bigger...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 25th August 2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,807
Posted By BWelford
If you have the funds to give you time to write...

If you have the funds to give you time to write the business plan and to survive before starting up the business, then that is a fine way of doing it. Most people don't.

For them, I think it is...
Forum: Questions About the Forum 20th August 2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,501
Posted By BWelford
I started off my business career in the UK, then...

I started off my business career in the UK, then spent many years in Montreal, Canada. I now am in beautiful British Columbia in Canada.

Of course we are all on the Internet and I'm sure we all...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 20th August 2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,095
Posted By BWelford
Although I too would say do not put too much...

Although I too would say do not put too much effort into link exchanges, there are exceptions.

If there is no logical connection between the two partners in the exchange, then the search engines...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th August 2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,742
Posted By BWelford
Using a coach may be the best way

I believe if you have the time, then the best solution is to do it yourself. However to set you out on the right path, it may be better to work with someone who can act as an SEO coach. It may be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th August 2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,517
Posted By BWelford
Black Hat SEO is certainly something that only...

Black Hat SEO is certainly something that only appeals to a certain proportion of individuals. One important rule they should follow is to have expendable domains that they don't mind losing since...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 18th August 2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,586
Posted By BWelford
If I wish to appear well in Local search so that...

If I wish to appear well in Local search so that people will visit my restaurant or store, then I would use the money to buy entries in directories such as Yellow Pages. Normally such entries are...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 18th August 2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,601
Posted By BWelford
Even an empty robots.txt is worth adding since...

Even an empty robots.txt is worth adding since the search engine robots tend to look for that as a sign of a complete website.

More importantly you can block robots from spidering some parts of...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 18th August 2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,475
Posted By BWelford
In addition to the reasons already mentioned,...

In addition to the reasons already mentioned, another very important one is that a blog has an RSS news feed. Your blogging software will normally ping a number of aggregator services such as Google...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th August 2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,917
Posted By BWelford
The big disturber in all this are all those...

The big disturber in all this are all those robots that prowl cyberspace. How any analytics software handles those can be critical in any comparisons.

Trying to get to understand comparisons may...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 14th August 2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,088
Posted By BWelford
Posting regularly does indicate to your audience...

Posting regularly does indicate to your audience that you are active and knowledgeable on what is going on. Use Google Reader to be aware via RSS newsfeeds of the things that are happening in your...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 14th August 2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,463
Posted By BWelford
Let me join the fan club. WordPress just rocks. ...

Let me join the fan club. WordPress just rocks.

The only major concern used to be going through constant updates in order to avoid hackers taking over your blog. With automatic updating now it...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 13th August 2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,400
Posted By BWelford
I think there are two somewhat drudgey areas you...

I think there are two somewhat drudgey areas you really cannot overlook.

The first is really an aspect of SEO. Make sure by whatever means that your website is performing as it should with no...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th August 2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,808
Posted By BWelford
I don't believe in buying lots of domain names...

I don't believe in buying lots of domain names and pointing them all to a single website. Very few people try to guess URLs but are more likely to do Google searches. So work on the best domain and...
Forum: Reviews 12th August 2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,544
Posted By BWelford
Only you know what name will work best for you,...

Only you know what name will work best for you, Marcin, so go with it. No Problem. :)

Re the tagline I always believe you have to be customer centric rather than just describing the products and...
Forum: Reviews 11th August 2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,544
Posted By BWelford
Hi MarcinR. I know you said the name is fixed...

Hi MarcinR. I know you said the name is fixed but I would encourage you to perhaps think again before locking it in. You will now put a lot of effort into whatever name you have selected so you...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 22nd January 2007, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,372
Posted By BWelford
I'm a very strong supporter of this approach. If...

I'm a very strong supporter of this approach. If you feel the choice is website or blog, go for the blog every time. You'll be much more visible on the Web and your prospects can be alerted every...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 15th January 2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,782
Posted By BWelford
I don't do this but I see no problems if you make...

I don't do this but I see no problems if you make the disclaimer as you suggest, thejenn. If you only write about items that you think are worth writing about, then your reputation should ensure...
Forum: Ecommerce 15th January 2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,694
Posted By BWelford
It's also good if you can "own" the name on the...

It's also good if you can "own" the name on the Internet. In other words, try to make sure that, if you do a Google search or a Google Blog search for the potential name, then you don't get a lot of...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 12th October 2006, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,983
Posted By BWelford
Use WordPress (http://www.wordpress.org). It's...

Use WordPress (http://www.wordpress.org). It's very user-friendly and RSS feeds are created automatically.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 15th August 2006, 10:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,499
Posted By BWelford
I use both for different blogs and they're all...

I use both for different blogs and they're all hosted on their own domains. Both are equally good for SEO. Wordpress is much easier than Blogger to use. At some point I'll probably move the...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 19th July 2006, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,329
Posted By BWelford
A good way of getting extra mileage out of your...

A good way of getting extra mileage out of your trade show participation is to mention it in your blog (you do have a blog I hope) before the event. Try to think of a different angle so that your...
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