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Forum: Blogs and Blogging 5th November 2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,449
Posted By rdcclu
Install and activate All in One SEO Pack. ...

Install and activate All in One SEO Pack.

Make sure your primary keyword for your post is in the title. Within 160 characters, write a compelling reason/benefit for the person to click over to...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 5th November 2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,073
Posted By rdcclu
I would suggest starting a mobile coupon...

I would suggest starting a mobile coupon campaign.

This would build a mobile opt-in list using a different channel. It seems your business is one where "alerts" on things that change in the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,954
Posted By rdcclu
Who can read Google's mind? It could be any...

Who can read Google's mind? It could be any number of things, but let me take a stab at a couple possibilities.

The problem most likely occurred with something you added or changed.

1. Did you...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 28th October 2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,123
Posted By rdcclu
Seeing as how you know the families, you could...

Seeing as how you know the families, you could call, send a postcard, letter or flyer. Whatever it is, it should contain a link to a page that contains an opt-in form, along with some bullet points...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 28th October 2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,549
Posted By rdcclu
I recently wrote an article on this subject. Here...

I recently wrote an article on this subject. Here it is...

16 Ways I Promote My Website

With billions of websites, how do I promote my website to help people find me? More than 85% of people...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,532
Posted By rdcclu
If you want to increase the length of time a...

If you want to increase the length of time a visitor sticks, put videos on your site.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st October 2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,614
Posted By rdcclu
Domain age is one of the ranking factors, but it...

Domain age is one of the ranking factors, but it won't make or break you.

You can get on the first page of Google within a couple weeks (sometimes within hours) if you do these things for a brand...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 13th October 2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,876
Posted By rdcclu
I can relate to your business in a technical...

I can relate to your business in a technical field as I have a site devoted to a very specialized segment of financial planning where few people know much about it. Consequently, I have written all...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th October 2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,704
Posted By rdcclu
Naturalbeauty and nutty have hit the nail on the...

Naturalbeauty and nutty have hit the nail on the head, one on more places to drive traffic and the other on the importance of keyword research and optimizing the page/article etc. for the keyword....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th October 2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 32,214
Posted By rdcclu
If you are a small business, I would (and have)...

If you are a small business, I would (and have) use this in your Google Local Search (Google Places) listing. Google is focusing on local search big time. Along with that is a major emphasis on...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 6th October 2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,643
Posted By rdcclu
In today's Internet environment, the answer is...

In today's Internet environment, the answer is definitely, "yes." However, here's some things to think about...

1. Getting results solely from blogging can take a while. Make sure you have...
Forum: Local Marketing 6th October 2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,841
Posted By rdcclu
Even though bad reviews cannot be deleted, they...

Even though bad reviews cannot be deleted, they can be responded to and corrected. This can turn a lemon into lemonade if subsequent visitors see that you have corrected whatever went wrong to the...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 6th October 2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,448
Posted By rdcclu
Here's what I do. I haven't had a duplicate...

Here's what I do. I haven't had a duplicate content problem.

1. I have my author write three versions of the same article.
2. Each article has a different headline.
3. I put an article up on my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th October 2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,400
Posted By rdcclu
I would move your thinking away from "link...

I would move your thinking away from "link exchanges" to "one-way links."

Exchanging links is unreliable, time-consuming and slow.

1. You are relegating something of high value to your business...
Forum: Local Marketing 4th October 2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,647
Posted By rdcclu
howtofranchiseg and MaineCopywriter have hit the...

howtofranchiseg and MaineCopywriter have hit the nail on the head. This is, bar none, step one.

Let me amplify on why...

1. Google Local (now Google Places) is putting more and more emphasis on...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 4th October 2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,868
Posted By rdcclu
Pardon me for going off in a different...

Pardon me for going off in a different direction...

I think Tiggerito in his post #3, where he says, "I would use that smaller URL and have it display a specific page that targets customers from...
Forum: Link Development 30th September 2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,737
Posted By rdcclu
Both. 1. The easiest and least expensive way...

Both.

1. The easiest and least expensive way to get a bunch of links is to write articles and submit to the top article directories. A link will come from the article directory itself and links...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 30th September 2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,277
Posted By rdcclu
Absolutely. Depending on your market: ...

Absolutely.

Depending on your market:

1. Clicks could be less expensive.
2. Visitors could be of higher quality, more targeted.
3. Acquiring a customer could cost less.

The Positives
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th September 2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,401
Posted By rdcclu
There are two types of optimization: 1. One...

There are two types of optimization:

1. One that has already been mentioned, increasing the chance that your web site will rank high enough in the search results when a given keyword is searched...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 23rd September 2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,576
Posted By rdcclu
I have been using AWeber for about 10 years....

I have been using AWeber for about 10 years. Here's why...

1. A company's reputation has a lot to do with the delivery rate. The owner of AWeber is tight with all the major email ISPs and attends...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 23rd September 2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 29,062
Posted By rdcclu
Books have been written on this, but let me give...

Books have been written on this, but let me give a couple of quick and simple things that can reduce your CPC.

1. Tighten up your Ad Groups. Each group should focus on one keyword and contain 5-15...
Forum: Local Marketing 23rd September 2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 41,532
Posted By rdcclu
The two most important elements to ranking well...

The two most important elements to ranking well in Google Local Search (now Google Places) are;

1. Keyword research. A moderate-sized list of the most highest-searched keywords in your market...
Forum: New Member Introductions 22nd September 2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By rdcclu
New To Forum

Hi, I'm Bob from Tucson, AZ.

I come from a financial and estate planning background. I have had my own office for many years, as well as serving as the Tucson District Manager for a large...
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