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If you’re blogging for business, you need to set some success metrics. Most business bloggers will measure visits and feed subscribers but are these the right metrics for your blog? Read More
A recent discussion and a post shared on Bizsugar brought up the issue of increasing blog comments by creating a DoFollow blog. Prompted by that discussion, this article considers nofollow use on blogs. Is DoFollow really the way you want to go to increase blog comments? and what issues should you be aware of surrounding rel=nofollow and comments Read More
Before you start on the SEO for your site, it is important that you know your goals. What metrics you monitor, what kind of content you write, what keywords you target. All of these and more will vary depending on the goals you have for your website and your campaign. Part 2 of our 12 Post SEO Guide Read More
Are you irritated that your web developer and SEO keep asking you for content? Want to know why? You can feel the frustration dripping through in this post (which makes it a little funny) but if you are planning a website project or looking to improve your site, this piece of perspective could be really useful to yo Read More

Small Business and Search: Where's the Return?

Small Business and Search: Where's the Return? - http://searchenginewatch.com Avatar Posted by alastair under Online Marketing
From http://searchenginewatch.com 3620 days ago
Made Hot by: lyceum on August 12, 2010 2:47 pm
Can marketing via search work for my small business? This article opens a very important discussion and considers the cost and rewards of search marketing (PPC or SEO) from a small business perspective Read More

Selling Clients on Content - Search Engine Watch (SEW)

Selling Clients on Content - Search Engine Watch (SEW) - http://searchenginewatch.com Avatar Posted by alastair under Online Marketing
From http://searchenginewatch.com 3627 days ago
Made Hot by: benmaxmime on August 11, 2010 5:42 am
Creating great, linkable content has real rewards (namely: traffic, authority, a competitive edge, and increased ROI). Don't believe me? Read this and see what you think Read More
Two days ago, Bizsugar led me to a really good post- "How to Find Thousands More Prospects for Your Business" and a couple of questions. What happens to the 95% of your visitors that don't convert? How can figuring it out help us develop a mature online marketing strategy Read More

Didn’t My Web Designer “SEO” my Site?

Didn’t My Web Designer “SEO” my Site?  - http://www.sitestreamseo.com Avatar Posted by alastair under Online Marketing
From http://www.sitestreamseo.com 3639 days ago
Made Hot by: maplesummit on July 26, 2010 4:11 pm
Simple answer: No. Your web designer didn't SEO your website. If you are asking this very reasonable question, your search engine rankings probably aren't where you expected. Mostly you'll be in one of these situations Read More

5 Signs Your Web Designer Knows Nothing About SEO

5 Signs Your Web Designer Knows Nothing About SEO - http://www.lunametrics.com Avatar Posted by alastair under Online Marketing
From http://www.lunametrics.com 3641 days ago
Made Hot by: yoni67 on July 21, 2010 7:15 pm
This is a bit of a rant and it is funny but there is a serious point. Every web designer out there seems to claim to do SEO these days. We all come across companies daily who thought their designer was going to "SEO" their site. Can you spot an SEO in that crowd? Do you know why you might need to Read More
In our day and age, nothing is becoming more important than monitoring your brand name. What if you could use the time spent monitoring toward your link building efforts as well? Here are some tools Read More
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