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Forum: Blogs and Blogging 20th December 2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,796
Posted By bdorland
Chris Brogan is my hero...;) Thanks for the great...

Chris Brogan is my hero...;) Thanks for the great list!
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 20th December 2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,187
Posted By bdorland
"He who claims to know all...knows...

"He who claims to know all...knows nothing."
Forum: Website Development 20th December 2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,421
Posted By bdorland
As usual Kim, great answer to a common scenario...

As usual Kim, great answer to a common scenario with lots of considerations. If I was approached with this project, I would recommend a custom solution that would include the following:


design...
Forum: Link Development 20th December 2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,093
Posted By bdorland
It shouldn't help or hurt. The SE spiders are...

It shouldn't help or hurt. The SE spiders are just going to view the iframe as another page (within your page) to index, but you won't get credit for the content within that iframe page.
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 2nd December 2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 42,849
Posted By bdorland
Nice explanation Dave! Let me take this two steps...

Nice explanation Dave! Let me take this two steps further...ROI Tracking & Cost.

ROI Tracking
When using a bulk e-mail provider (Vertical Response, Constant Contact, Exact Target, just to name a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 56,676
Posted By bdorland
Writing high-quality, buyer-focused content that...

Writing high-quality, buyer-focused content that contains your target keywords is by far the most important SEO technique. It's also the most important piece of your website strategy. Without great...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd November 2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,950
Posted By bdorland
I'm going to start a new thread on...

I'm going to start a new thread on "behavior-based search results" as it would be good to discuss this separately.

Regarding the original question, Torka's on it.
Forum: Website Development 23rd November 2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,434
Posted By bdorland
Welcome Michelle! Web 2.0 can be hard to put...

Welcome Michelle!

Web 2.0 can be hard to put a finger on because there are so many interpretations of what the term means and such a wide variety of web technologies and functionalities that could...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,888
Posted By bdorland
Thanks for your comment Junior. The real...

Thanks for your comment Junior.

The real key here is that mostly all on-page optimization techniques (except for keyword integration within content, fed through CMS) will require that a site...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th November 2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,465
Posted By bdorland
LOL! Yes, promo product sites are notoriously...

LOL! Yes, promo product sites are notoriously busy.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,465
Posted By bdorland
More and more online stores are realizing the...

More and more online stores are realizing the need for and integrating this keyword-rich content, but they normally won't make it a focal point. Here's an example:

Go to Branders.com...
Forum: Small Business Finance 11th November 2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,115
Posted By bdorland
HA! Love it Kim... And Kelvin, she's...

HA! Love it Kim...

And Kelvin, she's absolutely right...good work will naturally translate into client referrals. This should start feeding you, but then there are lots of other sales/networking...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th November 2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,399
Posted By bdorland
From Google's perspective, the meta description...

From Google's perspective, the meta description carries little to no value. However, the tag still has its uses, including giving you an opportunity to tell both search engines and potential visitors...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 8th November 2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,602
Posted By bdorland
What would your internet marketing services...

What would your internet marketing services entail?

You might be opening up a can of worms that is more than you bargained for...
Forum: New Member Introductions 8th November 2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By bdorland
Welcome Eric...There is certainly opportunity to...

Welcome Eric...There is certainly opportunity to provide SEO guidance on this forum!

Enjoy...
Forum: Reviews 8th November 2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,441
Posted By bdorland
Thank you Logan. Lonnie, here's some guidance...

Thank you Logan. Lonnie, here's some guidance regarding the template scenario.

1. Click the link below and locate a template that you like and that fits your content. Note the number of the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th November 2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,114
Posted By bdorland
Can you be more specific regarding your business,...

Can you be more specific regarding your business, product/service? There could be a number of things that are disrupting the sales process, but it's hard to troubleshoot without more details.
...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 8th November 2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,834
Posted By bdorland
Optimal keyword densities vary between search...

Optimal keyword densities vary between search engines. I shoot for the 3% to 6% range.
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 8th November 2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,623
Posted By bdorland
Yes, great direction Dave. I would also add one...

Yes, great direction Dave. I would also add one more thing regarding the "how to get them" question. In certain instances, it may be prudent to get a third party writer involved.

On a few...
Forum: Reviews 8th November 2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By bdorland
J.Chang, Pete brings up the most important...

J.Chang, Pete brings up the most important question here: "what is the business reason for your site"? A quality website is going to answer that question within seconds of a visitor being there. And...
Forum: Link Development 8th November 2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,922
Posted By bdorland
I just spent the last two hours getting set up,...

I just spent the last two hours getting set up, adding some intel and screening others' content. I'll be interested to see if I get any traffic or notice new backlinks in google.
Forum: Social Media 8th November 2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,173
Posted By bdorland
Here's a few relevant articles that may help you...

Here's a few relevant articles that may help you prioritize the multitude of things that you are trying to tackle...

Too Many Social Networking Sites...Too Little Time?...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 8th November 2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,890
Posted By bdorland
NightTide, there are probably numerous promo...

NightTide, there are probably numerous promo companies that sell that exact item. If you can figure out what the item number is and search on that, you'll probably find several vendors that offer...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th November 2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,209
Posted By bdorland
Dos, while you may feel like your HSA/HDHP plan...

Dos, while you may feel like your HSA/HDHP plan is expensive and you are shelling out a lot of out of pocket, you really need to understand that you're probably going to be paying more with a...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 2nd November 2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,542
Posted By bdorland
I'd second the HSA recommendation, but I...

I'd second the HSA recommendation, but I completely disagree with getting the goverment involved...I want complete control over my health insurance.

Health Savings Accounts and their accompanying...
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