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Forum: Website Development 1st July 2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,282
Posted By LloydBurrell
It's clean and easy to use. Some images loaded...

It's clean and easy to use. Some images loaded slowly, but the percent is not relevant. There's an excellent balance between the design of your products and your website's design, which is...
Forum: Link Development 29th June 2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,726
Posted By LloydBurrell
Unless you are really sure you know what you're...

Unless you are really sure you know what you're doing, it's a good idea to spend some time online and read as many tutorials / how to's / guides as you can. I don't believe there's a correct answer...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 24th June 2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,045
Posted By LloydBurrell
A combination of online and offline marketing...

A combination of online and offline marketing methods. This ensures visibility and flexibility to your business, whilst covering all the important aspects a marketing campaign should take care of:...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 8th June 2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,077
Posted By LloydBurrell
I believe the ideal scenario includes a...

I believe the ideal scenario includes a combination of the two. Some comments are so obviously spam that an automatic tool can detect them easily (multiple links in the comment, weirdly colored...
Forum: Social Media 2nd June 2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,935
Posted By LloydBurrell
One of the brilliant things Facebook has...

One of the brilliant things Facebook has introduced in Social Media ever since the beginning is linking to their competitors' websites. You can link to anything you want, but make sure it's relevant...
Forum: Social Media 16th May 2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,446
Posted By LloydBurrell
As long as these tools are used to manually...

As long as these tools are used to manually interact with potential customers, they're good. People often forget the importance of establishing real connections, that is to actually discuss with your...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 11th May 2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,977
Posted By LloydBurrell
Apart from Google, you have two solutions: ...

Apart from Google, you have two solutions:

1. Try Yahoo News, Altavista, and Bing;
2. Search for websites dealing with this subject. Some of them may have news and you can use RSS feeds to stay...
Forum: Social Media 28th April 2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,106
Posted By LloydBurrell
I believe that too. But the question is how to...

I believe that too. But the question is how to manage so many variables at the same time when the boundaries between such variables (niche, importance of information, relevant profile, sharing time,...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 27th April 2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,458
Posted By LloydBurrell
You can do better than 50 visitors a day. Before...

You can do better than 50 visitors a day. Before thinking about ways to earn money from your blog, you need to learn how to make it popular. The smaller the niche, the faster the results, yet the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,511
Posted By LloydBurrell
Find similar channels and keep yours updated....

Find similar channels and keep yours updated. Make sure you upload new videos on a regular basis and that these videos are tagged with different keywords than the existing ones. For each new video,...
Forum: Social Media 22nd April 2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,458
Posted By LloydBurrell
Basically, this is true. If you have the time to...

Basically, this is true. If you have the time to dedicate yourself to social media marketing, then you can reduce your costs to a great extent. Even before spending money on online tools, there are a...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 21st April 2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,046
Posted By LloydBurrell
Apart from removing the image, you can split the...

Apart from removing the image, you can split the content into 2 or 3 pages. This will help too, and it will reduce the loading time.
Forum: Link Development 20th April 2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,167
Posted By LloydBurrell
Better spin it, to ensure you avoid duplicate...

Better spin it, to ensure you avoid duplicate content and... the feeling that you have limited content associated to your website. You see, if a potential customer of yours stumbles upon the same...
Forum: Social Media 12th April 2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,117
Posted By LloydBurrell
LinkedIn is great for small business owners. The...

LinkedIn is great for small business owners. The problem is most of them don't dedicate a lot of time to building a strong profile and establishing connections. With LinkedIn, it's important to be...
Forum: Link Development 11th April 2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,433
Posted By LloydBurrell
They can increase traffic, but they have zero...

They can increase traffic, but they have zero relevance for your PR. So you shouldn't overdo this, even if sometimes you may get the feeling that a certain link is fully justified. Think from a...
Forum: Link Development 8th April 2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,994
Posted By LloydBurrell
In the first place, link building should come...

In the first place, link building should come after content development. Then, you need to mediate between the two (how much time you invest, the contexts of your links in concordance to new content,...
Forum: Local Marketing 7th April 2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,776
Posted By LloydBurrell
I believe the mobile marketing field is still...

I believe the mobile marketing field is still restricted to very specific products, physical or virtual. This implies well-targeted apps and marketing strategies, regardless of platform or device...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 4th April 2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 56,036
Posted By LloydBurrell
Great resource. I would add one more category at...

Great resource. I would add one more category at the end of the list, about How to stay creative along the way. Has anyone serious, well-organized resources on the topic? Thanks!
Forum: Social Media 1st April 2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,121
Posted By LloydBurrell
Basically, this is another type of reflexive...

Basically, this is another type of reflexive marketing and Olivia has a point: you can do it by yourself. However, you should observe the limits of such a strategy: this would be a promotion inside...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 31st March 2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,448
Posted By LloydBurrell
Use Wordpress. Set up an account, create a blog,...

Use Wordpress. Set up an account, create a blog, and then invite people. However, if you want a strong presence, you should use social media to promote your blog. To do this, create identical...
Forum: Local Marketing 29th March 2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,103
Posted By LloydBurrell
I would go beyond that. Local places of interest,...

I would go beyond that. Local places of interest, local brands, local... jokes, stories, etc. may prove extremely useful, but they must be used with moderation to bring you the traffic you're looking...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th March 2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,310
Posted By LloydBurrell
Forums have the great advantage that they offer...

Forums have the great advantage that they offer contextual information and, at least by now, SEO has been a science about contexts. So yes, asking about SEO in forums is essential, if not critical,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd March 2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,769
Posted By LloydBurrell
Combine general information with specific...

Combine general information with specific names/places/trends in those cities. This may seem futile, but it really depends on how hard you're working on the structure. The more accurate the set of...
Forum: Local Marketing 17th March 2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,185
Posted By LloydBurrell
I believe offline marketing is of extreme...

I believe offline marketing is of extreme importance in most businesses. Have you considered local internet marketing as a complementing factor to your offline promotion? It may seem inadequate in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,160
Posted By LloydBurrell
I agree. I see no context where this would be...

I agree. I see no context where this would be advisable. As long as you keep it simple, keywords will show up naturally, because keywords, as people often forget, are meant to synthesize regular...
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