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Forum: Local Marketing 20th June 2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,322
Posted By Jen 100
Since you're willing to offer deals you might...

Since you're willing to offer deals you might even consider doing a deal with Groupon or LivingSocial or another site like that.
Forum: Local Marketing 18th June 2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,397
Posted By Jen 100
A few quick tips for local: For local SEO...

A few quick tips for local:

For local SEO it's extremely important that your website is mobile friendly. The stats on local shoppers using their phones to search for local business and products...
Forum: Link Development 10th June 2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,930
Posted By Jen 100
If you're doing blog commenting as a means to...

If you're doing blog commenting as a means to simply build links then it doesn't seem that disqus comments would be worth as much since the link doesn't appear on the page and since it's more...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th June 2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,602
Posted By Jen 100
Some 90% of consumers use search engines before...

Some 90% of consumers use search engines before shopping locally. They use desktops, cell phones, tablets, apps, maps or a GPS. When local customers are doing a search, you want to be found. A...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th May 2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,093
Posted By Jen 100
If you don't already have some time set aside for...

If you don't already have some time set aside for social media you might spend some of the free time there. Find a few new people to follow each week. Find somethings from other sites to share or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th May 2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By Jen 100
Below are some blogs you might want to check out:...

Below are some blogs you might want to check out:
Moz dot com
SearchEngineWatch
SearchEngineLand
Matt Cutts blog
SEOBook
Forum: Social Media 20th May 2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,028
Posted By Jen 100
To increase Twitter followers make sure you have...

To increase Twitter followers make sure you have links to your twitter account on your website so customers can easily find it. Let your followers on other social media networks know that you're on...
Forum: Local Marketing 16th May 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,236
Posted By Jen 100
Around here we get an envelop of ads and coupons...

Around here we get an envelop of ads and coupons every couple of weeks as well as a couple of different flyers with coupons and ads. If your area has one of those you might consider placing an ad...
Forum: Local Marketing 13th May 2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,922
Posted By Jen 100
I suggest you do some research online to...

I suggest you do some research online to determine who your target audience is so you can narrow down how to advertise. Google determining target audience and read some of the articles that come up. ...
Forum: Local Marketing 12th May 2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,922
Posted By Jen 100
What type of business are you hoping to start?...

What type of business are you hoping to start? The industry you're in will help to determine how to advertise.

You also need to have a firm idea of your target audience and where they spend their...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th May 2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By Jen 100
Work to build brand recognition with Facebook,...

Work to build brand recognition with Facebook, Twitter, Goggle+, email marketing. Get links to your site from useful trusted directories that people actually use and that are related to your...
Forum: Social Media 7th May 2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,823
Posted By Jen 100
If you have a Facebook account already then you...

If you have a Facebook account already then you might try a Pinterest business account. I suggest you research product pins and see if the use of those might be beneficial to you. Depending what you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th May 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By Jen 100
Some people use these question and answer sites,...

Some people use these question and answer sites, like Yahoo Answers, as a link building technique for SEO.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st May 2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,304
Posted By Jen 100
Alt tags allow you to describe an image to users...

Alt tags allow you to describe an image to users who can't see the image, such as blind users. Search engines can't see an image and don't know what an image is so using alt tags allows you to tell...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th April 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By Jen 100
This is somewhat debatable. Some people would say...

This is somewhat debatable. Some people would say that no follow links pass no juice while others believe there is still at least a little passed. For this reason no follow links are not as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th April 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By Jen 100
Link juice is an SEO term that refers to the...

Link juice is an SEO term that refers to the "power" passed to a site through links from external sites. The "power" is like a vote for your site. These votes are a factor in your site's ranking.
Forum: Link Development 11th April 2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,759
Posted By Jen 100
Yes, SEO is important. Even though you're small...

Yes, SEO is important. Even though you're small and, I assume, only have 1 location, you want people in your area to find you when they do an internet search for bakeries.

However, I think the...
Forum: Social Media 9th April 2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,460
Posted By Jen 100
Twitter is a social media tool. When you "like" a...

Twitter is a social media tool. When you "like" a business or person on Facebook their status is shown in your newsfeed. When you "follow" a business or person on Twitter their posts are shown on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th April 2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,912
Posted By Jen 100
Use 1 article 1 time. Do not reuse the same...

Use 1 article 1 time. Do not reuse the same article multiple times, even if it's in different locations.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th April 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By Jen 100
I believe they could. When you offer something...

I believe they could. When you offer something free and you let people know about it on social media they are likely to share it with their friends and family, sending more visitors to your site....
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 2nd April 2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,834
Posted By Jen 100
"submission tools" is a bit vague but generally...

"submission tools" is a bit vague but generally refer to a program that will automatically submit your website to directories. Using tools to submit to directories is not a recommended practice. You...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By Jen 100
Niche does not mean new. According to the...

Niche does not mean new. According to the Business Dictionary, a market niche is: So your niche refers to your specific industry and helps you target your audience. It allows you to concentrate...
Forum: Social Media 26th March 2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By Jen 100
@NigelGriffiths Thank you for posting about the...

@NigelGriffiths Thank you for posting about the way to find the free HootSuite accounts! I've seen numerous mentions of using HootSuite for free but had yet to figure out how, other than the free...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st March 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By Jen 100
Did you try googling it? Search Engine Watch has...

Did you try googling it? Search Engine Watch has a Google Webmaster Tools overview that was posted Jul 21, 2013 that might be what you're looking for.
Forum: Social Media 11th March 2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,098
Posted By Jen 100
Create a good profile. Include a few of your...

Create a good profile. Include a few of your keywords so new as well as existing customers can find your page.
Be sure to have a link on your website to your Facebook page so customers can easily...
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