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Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 26th April 2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,831
Posted By QwkSand
Hey there crazy... I'm not gonna fake it, I...

Hey there crazy...

I'm not gonna fake it, I don't know how to start a car garage business. But I'd still like to offer a few suggestions.

First off, make sure that car garages are appreciated...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 26th April 2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,736
Posted By QwkSand
Hi Mark... You have to start with what...

Hi Mark...

You have to start with what you're good at and what you love to do. Then research on the industry that you might be going into, as well as other factors like the country's economy, your...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 26th March 2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,468
Posted By QwkSand
The marketing strategy you use would really...

The marketing strategy you use would really depend on a lot of factors. Sometimes, it's about fitting in with the market, like staying with blue since the whole market grows with blue. Sometimes,...
Forum: Link Development 26th March 2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,116
Posted By QwkSand
I'm not a fan but I've done a little link...

I'm not a fan but I've done a little link exchange before. From that experience, I've learned that it's best to link with sites that are related to your site and and have a rank that is equal to or...
Forum: Link Development 9th March 2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,159
Posted By QwkSand
I just wanted to correct my mistake. I meant...

I just wanted to correct my mistake. I meant "directories with FREE submissions" not "paid submissions". (really took me along time to see this and realize my mistake!) :D
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th March 2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,534
Posted By QwkSand
It takes some time.. for my site, it took at...

It takes some time.. for my site, it took at least three months for google to index my site on the top 10... :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th March 2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,090
Posted By QwkSand
I agree with vangogh... you never know what's...

I agree with vangogh... you never know what's being done to your site when you're not the one doing it. And I also have doubts with softwares that guarantee top rankings. It's either a short-term...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st March 2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,987
Posted By QwkSand
Bookmarking.. it's done when you tag a page or...

Bookmarking.. it's done when you tag a page or post to the social sites like digg and delicious. When a social site user (like me and zoobie) pass through these social sites and might be interested...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st March 2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,534
Posted By QwkSand
These are my SEO methods, and they've helped...

These are my SEO methods, and they've helped improve the rank of our sites:

1. forums
2. blogging
3. article submission
4. site directories submissions
5. social sites like squidoo, digg, and...
Forum: Social Media 26th February 2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,252
Posted By QwkSand
True. But sometimes we think that even if we go...

True. But sometimes we think that even if we go advertise on places where our market doesn't usually go, there is still that opportunity of more exposure, due to word of mouth and referrals. :)
Forum: Link Development 26th February 2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,159
Posted By QwkSand
I've also only submitted my site to directories...

I've also only submitted my site to directories with paid submissions. And it's been going well with my links so far. :)
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 22nd February 2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,477
Posted By QwkSand
I usually surf the web and if I see something...

I usually surf the web and if I see something interesting that is related to my blog, I use that as a reference to the post that I'll write. Interesting, new, and interactive stuff. As long as it...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 22nd February 2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,831
Posted By QwkSand
What do you mean? Do you mean the kind of sites...

What do you mean? Do you mean the kind of sites that can be used to help with your blog? Or are you asking the kind of blogs that sites would go for? or something else? :fryingpan1: (like this icon!)
Forum: Link Development 22nd February 2007, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,066
Posted By QwkSand
I've made two lenses about two weeks ago and...

I've made two lenses about two weeks ago and haven't been able to add more. I might later on.

I'm just wondering why it's taking too long to load these days.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 9th February 2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,831
Posted By QwkSand
Wordpress is one of the top choices. But you can...

Wordpress is one of the top choices. But you can also go to other blogs and bloglike sites, like blogger.com and squidoo... :)
Forum: Social Media 9th February 2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,632
Posted By QwkSand
Me four. But even if a specific site does not...

Me four. But even if a specific site does not need social media, you never know.. someone who has access to the social media might get the word out about this site and that and the target market of...
Forum: Link Development 9th February 2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,536
Posted By QwkSand
Search for the sites on using your different...

Search for the sites on using your different keywords... take a look at their site, the page rank, their products, and whether or not they are also willing to link to you...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 30th January 2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,392
Posted By QwkSand
It is a great idea. But it maybe a little hard to...

It is a great idea. But it maybe a little hard to succeed on this. Others wouldn't usually blog about another's business because they're busy promoting their own. you could try linking with them if...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 30th January 2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,285
Posted By QwkSand
I agree. Your customers and your target audience...

I agree. Your customers and your target audience are the greatest factors in the success of your business. So you have to tap into where they go and make yourself be of service to them. It would be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th January 2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,387
Posted By QwkSand
Pr would be used to promote any updates and...

Pr would be used to promote any updates and changes to your product or site. I would focus mainly on submitting them to PR sites. For your website, you can just add a little note of attention maybe...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 25th January 2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,291
Posted By QwkSand
Thanks! This could help me. I've got a new blog...

Thanks! This could help me. I've got a new blog started last December and I only received 1 comment on it so far.

Thanks again!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,174
Posted By QwkSand
I also read in another thread that google will be...

I also read in another thread that google will be making updates on its pageranking within days instead of months. So it could or it could not be about whois private protection.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,615
Posted By QwkSand
this is great news! I stil haven't gotten an...

this is great news! I stil haven't gotten an increase in most of my sites but I'm glad that one of them has a pagerank of 3 now. and it's great, considering it's a new one made only late last year. :)
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 22nd January 2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,604
Posted By QwkSand
This thread has also been quite helpful for me....

This thread has also been quite helpful for me. I'm just about to start writing press releases for my sites and I need some lessons to start off. I've already actually read some sources and blogs...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 22nd January 2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,776
Posted By QwkSand
yes, articles have been very helpful in getting...

yes, articles have been very helpful in getting customers to the sites. It would be better if you put your article on your site and also submit it to article directories. It'll get you more readers...
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