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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th July 2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,516
Posted By ReganP
I agree with Torka on this. Just make sure you...

I agree with Torka on this. Just make sure you have well-written product descriptions of adequate length, and consider updating them every now and again.
Forum: Social Media 24th July 2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,328
Posted By ReganP
Great post Christine! We started using Pinterest...

Great post Christine! We started using Pinterest a few months ago and it was slow going at first but we are starting to see a lot more engagement from our followers as well as a lot more followers.
...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 24th July 2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,013
Posted By ReganP
I think being intrinsically motivated goes a long...

I think being intrinsically motivated goes a long way too. There are certain people who, no matter what the job is, they always want to do it well. Those are the people who will always put in a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th July 2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,416
Posted By ReganP
I highly recommend you do not take this "seo guy"...

I highly recommend you do not take this "seo guy" up on his offer. It will be a waste of money that will probably just hurt you. A ton of blog networks got deindexed this year because Google knows...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 10th July 2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,307
Posted By ReganP
Both of these suggestions are good, offering...

Both of these suggestions are good, offering something for free, and sending a postcard before you call. If your post card is nice, meaning you should highly consider commissioning a design, it will...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th July 2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,428
Posted By ReganP
This is definitely a valid point. You an do a...

This is definitely a valid point. You an do a search for lists of dofollow blogs, and there are even specific dofollow and keyword luv search engines you can use to find dofollow blogs related to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd July 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,952
Posted By ReganP
Where people tend to get confused about meta tags...

Where people tend to get confused about meta tags is when think that when people say meta tag they are referring to one specific type of meta tag, usually keyword tags.

Keyword tags are basically...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th June 2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,667
Posted By ReganP
I agree with Diane that you should do what works...

I agree with Diane that you should do what works best for your business. This entails figuring out where your customers are hanging out online. They're likely all on Facebook, but are they interested...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 26th June 2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,886
Posted By ReganP
Since you're focusing on local and will likely be...

Since you're focusing on local and will likely be promoting your services in person have you thought about giveaways? It's great to drop of a brochure or flyer, but if you leave something for them to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th June 2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,802
Posted By ReganP
yes, everyone else did a good job explaining what...

yes, everyone else did a good job explaining what anchor text is. But, a lot of people pointed out that you want to use keywords in your anchor text, which you do....to an extent.

If your website...
Forum: Link Development 19th June 2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,508
Posted By ReganP
If you have a business account and use images of...

If you have a business account and use images of your products/services to promote yourself that's perfectly fine. In fact, it's expected. All of the major brands on Pinterest are pinning images of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th June 2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,843
Posted By ReganP
Sure just download a nofollow link extension on...

Sure just download a nofollow link extension on your browser. You can either search through the tools/extensions/plugins section of your browser or just Google it and then install. They usually turn...
Forum: Local Marketing 12th June 2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,167
Posted By ReganP
I think this depends not only on what your...

I think this depends not only on what your business is but what city you live in and what streets you'll be on.

If you live in a small city this could be great because people will see your face...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 8th June 2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,187
Posted By ReganP
Your website looks great and I love the fun...

Your website looks great and I love the fun creative options you have like feather extensions! If I had a pet and lived in your area I would totally use your services.

But, I did notice a few...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 29th May 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,563
Posted By ReganP
Go on a site like Etsy and look at what other...

Go on a site like Etsy and look at what other people are charging for similar products, that should help you set a realistic price range. Also, see if anyone else in your area is doing something...
Forum: New Member Introductions 29th May 2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By ReganP
Hello, and :welcome3:!

Hello, and :welcome3:!
Forum: General Offline Marketing 22nd May 2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,912
Posted By ReganP
This is a more recently published post about...

This is a more recently published post about writing an excellent press release (http://www.noobpreneur.com/2012/04/30/how-to-write-an-excellent-press-release/), if you are interested.

I like it...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 22nd May 2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,947
Posted By ReganP
Not sure if the event has passed by now but are...

Not sure if the event has passed by now but are there any really cool demonstrations you could do or something funny like a short skit every 15 min or something?

I agree with the idea of giving...
Forum: Link Development 15th May 2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,523
Posted By ReganP
Yes, if you are making a video, whether it is for...

Yes, if you are making a video, whether it is for SEO purposes or not, you need to make sure to include a link to your site. Depending on what the video is about, you might want to make a special...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th May 2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,098
Posted By ReganP
I agree with the previous answers that...

I agree with the previous answers that writing/producing high quality content that people will enjoy is the most important step. If you create a valuable site full of valuable content people will...
Forum: Website Development 1st May 2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,810
Posted By ReganP
I think the site looks very professional! My two...

I think the site looks very professional! My two cents concerning aesthetics are that the background color does not complement your logo very well and the rollover color for links (bright green)...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 1st May 2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,156
Posted By ReganP
I agree about the hosting matter. But, deciding...

I agree about the hosting matter. But, deciding between WordPress and Blogger also depends on how you are going to use the blog and what it's for. It also depends on your level of computer savvy.
...
Forum: Direct Mail 20th April 2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,531
Posted By ReganP
I agree that offline promotion can drive online...

I agree that offline promotion can drive online traffic and online purchases, just please, for the love of god, include your url in or on whatever the offline promotion is.

Of course if your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,379
Posted By ReganP
I think this is a good argument to be focusing on...

I think this is a good argument to be focusing on social sharing AND link building! It's all about building relationships and a presence online, the more relationships you have the more links and...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 20th April 2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 21,221
Posted By ReganP
"Social signals" is rumored to be one of the next...

"Social signals" is rumored to be one of the next biggest influencers of search engine ranking. That isn't to say that other types of links and quality content will no longer important, you just need...
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