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Forum: Local Marketing 2nd November 2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,259
Posted By lyrafire
Etsy is a great idea!

Etsy is a great idea!
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 31st October 2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 24,308
Posted By lyrafire
Excellent points, Kalen, and worth listening to.

Excellent points, Kalen, and worth listening to.
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 31st October 2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 24,308
Posted By lyrafire
If you want to work strictly online, start by...

If you want to work strictly online, start by searching for a viable keyword niche. (I use Market Samurai when I need to do keyword research, but you can get started for free with Google's Keyword...
Forum: New Member Introductions 19th October 2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By lyrafire
Hi! Sounds like a good biz idea!

Hi! Sounds like a good biz idea!
Forum: Copywriting 18th October 2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,547
Posted By lyrafire
Yes--This is absolutely true. I've also looked at...

Yes--This is absolutely true. I've also looked at them. Most of (but not all) the shoppers on those sites are bargain shopping. It's disappointing. Moreover, a good number of people are looking for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th October 2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 76,199
Posted By lyrafire
That makes perfect sense.

That makes perfect sense.
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 15th October 2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 24,308
Posted By lyrafire
Robert--I was going to recommend the same thread,...

Robert--I was going to recommend the same thread, but you beat me to it.

Bizop--look for my post in which I gave everyone a link to a good article on SEO operations. When you read it, read the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 15th October 2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By lyrafire
Hi Chiccherry--yes--what kind of business are you...

Hi Chiccherry--yes--what kind of business are you starting? Can you add a signature line?
Forum: New Member Introductions 15th October 2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By lyrafire
Welcome Cleaning Boy! This is a great forum....

Welcome Cleaning Boy! This is a great forum. Many people are knowledgeable and generous with their advice. I've enjoyed my time here and learned a lot.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 76,199
Posted By lyrafire
I'm so glad to hear you guys saying that proper...

I'm so glad to hear you guys saying that proper grammar counts. As a former college writing instructor, all I can say is: Woo-hoo!

Is there somewhere where I can find something that says Google...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,527
Posted By lyrafire
Sounds like a good idea, I think. You're already...

Sounds like a good idea, I think. You're already optimized for long-tail searches because you're using long search terms that include the word Bristol. Use the word Bristol on the page title, and you...
Forum: Reviews 14th October 2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,137
Posted By lyrafire
At first, I didn't get it. Then you explained...

At first, I didn't get it. Then you explained it--but you won't be there to explain it when it turns up in a search. On the other hand, your tag line could do that work. Still, I'm with Logan. Maybe...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 14th October 2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,306
Posted By lyrafire
You deserve it. That's a darn good article.

You deserve it. That's a darn good article.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th October 2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 76,199
Posted By lyrafire
Here's an interesting article on this very topic....

Here's an interesting article on this very topic. And the comments are just as interesting and informative. I highly recommend it.

http://blogs.sitepoint.com/2010/10/01/most-seo-professionals-suck/
Forum: Local Marketing 24th September 2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 33,049
Posted By lyrafire
Yes they do. If someone can figure out how to run...

Yes they do. If someone can figure out how to run a successful business offline, they can figure out how to do it online as well. Even if you are a traditional Mom and Pop, it's important to have a...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 15th September 2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,996
Posted By lyrafire
Thanks Social-Media. I had been looking at...

Thanks Social-Media. I had been looking at Genesis as well. Copyblogger uses it (they have a vested interest in it), but I couldn't find out as much about its capabilities as I was able to find out...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 14th September 2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,996
Posted By lyrafire
Well, I took the plunge and bought Thesis. I'm...

Well, I took the plunge and bought Thesis. I'm massively excited about it! Unfortunately, I have to wait for the DNS transfer to kick in before I can get started. So disappointing...

I watched...
Forum: New Member Introductions 13th September 2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By lyrafire
Welcome Rhettroweb! This is a helpful forum, so...

Welcome Rhettroweb! This is a helpful forum, so feel free to ask questions and offer help as you can.
Forum: Social Media 13th September 2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,497
Posted By lyrafire
Yes, social media is interactive. All those...

Yes, social media is interactive. All those sites, like Twitter and Facebook, that you see at the bottom of this page are social media sites. Blogging platforms are a type of social media. Blogs that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,349
Posted By lyrafire
Woops! Sorry about that folks--I forgot about...

Woops! Sorry about that folks--I forgot about Flowplayer making a site map. Still, I'd like to know about other methods of creating a video sitemap.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,349
Posted By lyrafire
Ryan, Thanks for the info and encouragement. Can...

Ryan, Thanks for the info and encouragement. Can you tell us more about building a site map for a video? Or maybe point us toward more information? Thanks!

Entreprenette, I'll take a look at your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th September 2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,262
Posted By lyrafire
I concur Social-Media. Thank you for pointing...

I concur Social-Media. Thank you for pointing this out. And thanks for the link to the snippets information!
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 9th September 2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,996
Posted By lyrafire
Has anyone compared the Genesis theme to Thesis?...

Has anyone compared the Genesis theme to Thesis? I'm curious what you think.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 9th September 2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,996
Posted By lyrafire
I also love plugins--they make life so much...

I also love plugins--they make life so much easier. No coding! I think the list is a good idea. I have a bunch that I like:

WP Clikcha (a captcha plugin)
Contact form 7,
Table of Contents...
Forum: Local Marketing 20th August 2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 84,358
Posted By lyrafire
Hou816, Don't give up yet--can you pinpoint...

Hou816,

Don't give up yet--can you pinpoint some of the things you're having trouble with?

Is it web design? Content? Products? Attracting traffic? Conversions? All of the above?

How old...
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