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Forum: Blogs and Blogging 7th June 2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,294
Posted By DFWattorney
I started out blogging three times a week, mostly...

I started out blogging three times a week, mostly to beef up my site. As business grew I didn't have that kind of time to allocate to blogging. Now I blog once or maybe twice each week.
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 7th June 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,370
Posted By DFWattorney
Can I vote for thing that never was? I...

Can I vote for thing that never was?

I think I scanned a QR code once or twice. The one I can remember was a business card I picked up in a bar that had a picture of an octopus on one side and a...
Forum: Small Business Finance 7th June 2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,999
Posted By DFWattorney
The first thing you should do is figure out: ...

The first thing you should do is figure out:

1. Are you capable of doing this work on your own; and

2. Is it more profitable for you to do it or hire somebody else?

Unless you have...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 6th June 2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,116
Posted By DFWattorney
I agree. You first need to figure out the...

I agree. You first need to figure out the profitability and feasibility. Part of that will be figuring out if you are even permitted to sell products on the hike. You may not be allowed to do this at...
Forum: Social Media 6th June 2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,566
Posted By DFWattorney
I disagree with the technique entirely. If you...

I disagree with the technique entirely. If you have emails from people who are interested in your services then you already have that lead and you shouldn't jeopardize it by trying to make them do...
Forum: Link Development 6th June 2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,933
Posted By DFWattorney
I thought disqus's selling point was that the...

I thought disqus's selling point was that the links wouldn't be crawled so nobody would have a reason to spam. That may not be the case in practice though.
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 6th June 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,591
Posted By DFWattorney
Google devalued those sites because people were...

Google devalued those sites because people were just copying content everywhere. I don't think it hurts to occasionally spread some material on article directories but I would make that material...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By DFWattorney
The "best" method depends on how customers are...

The "best" method depends on how customers are likely to find you. If people directly search for keyword location (whatever your keyword and location) then you need to focus on those keywords and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,411
Posted By DFWattorney
I believe Yahoo is powered by altavista now,...

I believe Yahoo is powered by altavista now, which is a pretty old search engine. It's algorithm may be rather dated and easily manipulated.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By DFWattorney
WMT for Google and Bing are your best options...

WMT for Google and Bing are your best options there. I believe you can still directly submit your URL to Yahoo. Not sure about the others but I think once you get on those three you will get crawled...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,584
Posted By DFWattorney
I don't see how google gets entirely away from...

I don't see how google gets entirely away from links because there is a lot of meaningful content that isn't social shared. Wikipedia, for example, is one of the highest authority sites out there but...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 5th June 2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,231
Posted By DFWattorney
Blog comments are often nofollow.

Blog comments are often nofollow.
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 4th June 2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,132
Posted By DFWattorney
Do they? I know google crawls them and links show...

Do they? I know google crawls them and links show up in WMT but I'm not sure Google is using them to determine ranking because they are obviously generated by the entity/site itself.
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 4th June 2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,716
Posted By DFWattorney
One easy way to do that is to add one unique...

One easy way to do that is to add one unique image from your server to each ad and then you can see how many times that image has been accessed. You won't be able to distinguish between spiders...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 4th June 2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,125
Posted By DFWattorney
I don't think it's "black hat" it's just...

I don't think it's "black hat" it's just spammy.
Forum: Social Media 3rd June 2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,969
Posted By DFWattorney
Create content that people want to see on a...

Create content that people want to see on a regular basis.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd June 2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,205
Posted By DFWattorney
I would be careful about guest blogging these...

I would be careful about guest blogging these days because google knows it's being used to create contextual links rather than share great content so google is penalizing it like other reciprocal...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd June 2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By DFWattorney
Sometimes indexing takes time and google seems to...

Sometimes indexing takes time and google seems to do it on an irregular schedule. Sometimes they will index a new page on my site every few days but other times I will go weeks before it shows...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd June 2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By DFWattorney
There's no magic trick to rank on highly...

There's no magic trick to rank on highly competitive keywords and if there was, everybody would do it and then it wouldn't have any effect. You can do all the things discussed on this site to...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 2nd June 2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,752
Posted By DFWattorney
Video is a great idea for both buyers and sellers...

Video is a great idea for both buyers and sellers on that kind of site.
Forum: Social Media 2nd June 2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,196
Posted By DFWattorney
That last sentence is really important: people...

That last sentence is really important: people are on FB to play. That's very opposing from the idea that people want to see business content on FB. One of the things that keeps driving people off FB...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 2nd June 2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,220
Posted By DFWattorney
You need to find out your ability to acquire and...

You need to find out your ability to acquire and sell the product, first and foremost. The manufacturer likely already has a platform for direct sales to retailers, like yourself, and/or a wholesaler...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 2nd June 2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,519
Posted By DFWattorney
In a small business many employees wear multiple...

In a small business many employees wear multiple hats. You may not be able to afford a comptroller only for internal financial work. The comptroller may need to perform other functions to make the...
Forum: Ecommerce 2nd June 2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,170
Posted By DFWattorney
There are good ecommerce plugins and themes for...

There are good ecommerce plugins and themes for wordpress if your needs are relatively basic and you don't mind the WP platform. That is a good low cost opportunity.

Something to consider is how...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,394
Posted By DFWattorney
Article submission sites are increasingly less...

Article submission sites are increasingly less valuable links. I wouldn't rely on those sites being the best way to create links. If you can spread content and gain visitors from them then you should...
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