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Do "Nofollow" Links Count in Blog Comments?

Do "Nofollow" Links Count in Blog Comments? - http://www.michellemacphearson.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Online Marketing
From http://www.michellemacphearson.com 4524 days ago
Made Hot by: AndreLVaughn on February 22, 2008 7:08 am
If you're trying to build inbound links for your website, you've probably heard that you'll get no link love from commenting on sites that are using the 'nofollow' tag. However, is this really the case? Social media expert, Michelle MacPhearson, did her own little test on this bit of online wisdom and discovered surprising results. Read More

A New Search Engine For Small Business Owners

A New Search Engine For Small Business Owners - http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Resources
From http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com 4527 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 19, 2008 6:31 am
Business.gov the official business link to the U.S. Government, managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration has developed a new search engine for small business owners. Read More

Design Inspiration: the Anatomy of a Great Blog Ad at Randa Clay Design

Design Inspiration: the Anatomy of a Great Blog Ad at  Randa Clay Design - http://randaclay.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Advertising
From http://randaclay.com 4530 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 16, 2008 6:49 pm
It's hard enough creating effective banner ads of any size, but it's especially difficult to create an ad that's only 125px X 125px (a popular size for blog ads). Randa Clay offers some great examples of these tiny ads. If you can create an effective version of one of these, you create an effect ad at any size. Read More

BizSugar Makes Business a Little Sweeter

BizSugar Makes Business a Little Sweeter - http://www.betterforbusiness.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Products and Services
From http://www.betterforbusiness.com 4530 days ago
Made Hot by: TimJustus on February 15, 2008 11:09 pm
This is a wonderful review of bizSugar by Terra Andersen at BetterForBusiness.com. If you haven't had the chance yet, check out her site. She's got some great articles and often finds unique angles on business that aren't covered by other writers. Quote from review: "this concept was MUCH NEEDED in the business world. I am beyond happy that Read More

New York governor wants online sales tax

New York governor wants online sales tax - http://hosted.ap.org Avatar Posted by JohnH under News
From http://hosted.ap.org 4532 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 14, 2008 7:20 pm
Amazon.com is fighting Gov. Eliot Spitzer's plan to require out-of-state online companies to collect New York state sales tax on goods they send to addresses in New York - the most recent cash-strapped state to propose the tax. Spitzer estimates in his budget that the state would gain $47 million by requiring Internet giants such as Amazon.com t Read More

Is now the time to widen your retail niche -- or narrow it?

Is now the time to widen your retail niche -- or narrow it? - http://money.cnn.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Marketing
From http://money.cnn.com 4533 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 13, 2008 7:19 am
It's times like these that retailers panic. They expect, or have experienced, a turndown in sales and are trying to figure out how to broaden their market to increase sales. But is this the best strategy during a recession? This article covers this question and provides other ways to increase sales during a downturn. Here's a quote: "A smal Read More

Exploring Alternatives To eBay

Exploring Alternatives To eBay - http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Online Marketing
From http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com 4536 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 11, 2008 5:43 pm
If the eBay fee changes have got you bummed, know that there are alternatives. Some of them are a bit obvious, but that makes them no less good, and there are a few other less-known ones that we'll try to bring to light. Read More

Presidential Candidates Weak On Small Business Policy

Presidential Candidates Weak On Small Business Policy - http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under News
From http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com 4536 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 10, 2008 7:49 pm
Would you like to know which candidate will best represent the interests of small business? You're not the only one wondering. A poll at SBTV.com found most people believe Barack Obama would be the most responsive to the small business owner. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee followed, each grabbing 20 percent of the votes in the informal survey. Read More

How to call to action on your website

How to call to action on your website - http://www.seosmarty.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Online Marketing
From http://www.seosmarty.com 4538 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 8, 2008 3:56 am
This is probably the best analysis I've seen for creating an effective call to action for your website. According to Ann Smarty, "With calls to action everything is important: the color of your buttons and supporting elements, the language you use to describe the action, the place on the page where you locate them, the additional elements that e Read More

Does Google's Pagerank mean nothing?

Does Google's Pagerank mean nothing? - http://www.highrankings.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Online Marketing
From http://www.highrankings.com 4538 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 7, 2008 4:35 pm
Fretting over why you can't move your website's Google Pagerank beyond 3? Maybe it just fell from 5 to 0. The following forum discussion explains why you may be worrying for no good reason. Read More
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