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Forum: Local Marketing 9th January 2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,567
Posted By NeilD
There are lots of ways to generate quick traffic...

There are lots of ways to generate quick traffic however you need to make sure that the traffic is relevant traffic and actually converts.

Paid social media traffic and banner advertising traffic...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th January 2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,887
Posted By NeilD
I would suggest the following; Make sure...

I would suggest the following;

Make sure that your website is user friendly and has a fast load time.
Make sure that your website is mobile friendly. Create good original content of at least...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th December 2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,703
Posted By NeilD
Rather than focusing on dofollow or nofollow it...

Rather than focusing on dofollow or nofollow it seems to be more important to look at the "theme" of the site that is supplying the link. From what I can see a nofollow link from a relevant site is...
Forum: Ecommerce 21st October 2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,715
Posted By NeilD
If you are just starting out then Paypal is a...

If you are just starting out then Paypal is a good option. The rates are reasonable and it is very easy to set up.

Also a lot of the banks will try to lock you in to a long term deal while Paypal...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 3rd October 2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By NeilD
Hi Harry, It's a lot harder for a small...

Hi Harry,

It's a lot harder for a small business that is more physical than virtual. For a virtual business you can make sure that you have comprehensive backups and multiple servers across...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 23rd September 2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By NeilD
Hi, It sounds like a brilliant opportunity....

Hi,

It sounds like a brilliant opportunity. From what you have said you have done some of the foundation work and have got your product off the ground.

My advice would be to seek some serious...
Forum: Viral Marketing 12th September 2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,168
Posted By NeilD
I have also found Facebook difficult when it...

I have also found Facebook difficult when it comes to generating business. From my experience paid FB clicks have a higher bounce rate and lower conversion rate.

Adwords can be quite effective at...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th September 2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,809
Posted By NeilD
I recently signed up for Majestic and so far I am...

I recently signed up for Majestic and so far I am quite happy with what they offer. Majestic have developed a list of around 1000 topics and classify websites (based on backlinks) into these topics....
Forum: General Small Business Issues 2nd September 2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,538
Posted By NeilD
Have you considered using VOIP. The quality has...

Have you considered using VOIP. The quality has improved significantly and you can get some really good deals.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 2nd September 2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By NeilD
I agree with the concept however if the office...

I agree with the concept however if the office looks too clean and organised it could indicate that you have too little to do. You probably need to have great decor with a few indicators that you get...
Forum: eBay & Other Auctions & Marketplaces 25th August 2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,309
Posted By NeilD
Interesting stuff, I wonder how much of this is...

Interesting stuff, I wonder how much of this is influenced by international postage rates.

In Australia the Australian postal service has given the Chinese online sellers a major advantage over...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd August 2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By NeilD
One of the daily habits of a good SEO has got to...

One of the daily habits of a good SEO has got to be keeping up to date with best practices. Things change so rapidly that what you are doing today could be detrimental to your goal tomorrow.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd August 2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,985
Posted By NeilD
I think that there are benefits in going to...

I think that there are benefits in going to legitimate directories that people actually use. I don't think that there are any benefits from going to spammy directories that don't get used.

As...
Forum: Social Media 16th August 2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,772
Posted By NeilD
Google + is more about local rankings and getting...

Google + is more about local rankings and getting found within a local area. It may have a small impact on overall keyword ranking but probably not that much.
Forum: Domain Names 16th August 2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,087
Posted By NeilD
One of the biggest problems with cheap hosting...

One of the biggest problems with cheap hosting (nothing is really free) is that support is pretty well non existent. Why would they give you support when you are paying pretty well no money?

From...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 13th August 2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,659
Posted By NeilD
I would advise getting some professional advice...

I would advise getting some professional advice from a decent accountant or a lawyer before doing anything in respect of structuring a new business entity/entities.

Depending on where you are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th August 2016, 03:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,829
Posted By NeilD
Hi, it could be lots of things. Firstly, if...

Hi, it could be lots of things.

Firstly, if you are not adding content to your website regularly and your competitors are then Google may favor them.

Secondly, if you have not been building...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st August 2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,627
Posted By NeilD
I would start off by using the site operator in...

I would start off by using the site operator in Google. ie, search site:www.yoursite.com.

This will show you whether Google has indexed the pages in the site. You can then look at webmaster tools...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st August 2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,315
Posted By NeilD
From what I have read you should only use the H1...

From what I have read you should only use the H1 once.

With H2,H3,H4 etc you can use them as many times as you need.

The header tags are used for styling, ie each of the different header tags...
Forum: Sales 27th July 2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,321
Posted By NeilD
For a brand new site I would suggest going PPC...

For a brand new site I would suggest going PPC for a while to get an idea of which keywords can convert into paying customers.

In the USA you may find that Bing is cheaper than Google if you are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,965
Posted By NeilD
There are a variety of analytics tools out there...

There are a variety of analytics tools out there however Google Analytics is probably one of the best free ones. One drawback of GA is that it will not give you IP address details of incoming...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th July 2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,551
Posted By NeilD
It really depends on the level of competition in...

It really depends on the level of competition in your area. If you are in a niche area then you might be able to rank after a couple of days simply by putting good on-page SEO in the site. If you are...
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