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Forum: Copywriting 6th November 2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,087
Posted By Kalen
Average length is supposed to be 500 words while...

Average length is supposed to be 500 words while they can go to 750 without problems, although may or may not rank as well but I try to stick to 500 and break it up. That's just my little quirk you...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 5th November 2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 102,458
Posted By Kalen
Are all of these directories free? Or do they...

Are all of these directories free? Or do they have link exchange programs? Stay away from link exchanges those can screw you in the long run.
Forum: Link Development 5th November 2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,762
Posted By Kalen
It depends. First of all, you lose link juice...

It depends. First of all, you lose link juice with url shorteners and with some you don't get any juice at all. Long urls also are more descriptive and can be a call to action or build trust if...
Forum: Link Development 5th November 2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,503
Posted By Kalen
Most of the blogs I've posted on have allowed you...

Most of the blogs I've posted on have allowed you to deeplink your anchored text (or name, whatever you use). If not you could use a url shortener. People have done this to link to their own...
Forum: Link Development 5th November 2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 31,692
Posted By Kalen
Here are the top 5 we use (based off of our own...

Here are the top 5 we use (based off of our own Alexa and Pagerank calculations):

1. Ezine
2. Suite101 (if you can deal with their eccentric editors)
3. Goarticles
4. Helium
5. Buzzle...
Forum: Link Development 5th November 2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,007
Posted By Kalen
#3 Link is Emperor. #4 the nofollow tag was the...

#3 Link is Emperor. #4 the nofollow tag was the death of the Internet. Or at least it made SEO a lot more painful.
Forum: New Member Introductions 5th November 2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By Kalen
Thanks for joining us. I have got a lot out of...

Thanks for joining us. I have got a lot out of this forum and I am sure you will too.
Forum: Local Marketing 5th November 2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 35,177
Posted By Kalen
Don't forget local online directories such as...

Don't forget local online directories such as Yelp, Local.com etc. I'm not promising that they will do wonders for you overnight (but you never know depending on your community and how often people...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 31st October 2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 26,214
Posted By Kalen
Affiliate systems are great but they have a lot...

Affiliate systems are great but they have a lot of scams too. Some require you to pay a fee to enroll which is always a line of red flags raising at once. A legitimate company wants to encourage...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 31st October 2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 26,214
Posted By Kalen
What do you do now? If you aren't interested in...

What do you do now? If you aren't interested in using your current (or past job) as a business idea you can do something completely unrelated that uses skills you mastered. Of course any other skills...
Forum: Link Development 31st October 2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,426
Posted By Kalen
I wouldn't count on blog commenting to bring many...

I wouldn't count on blog commenting to bring many visitors unless you make yourself a regular part of the community and gain the trust of the readers and establish yourself as an authority. in that...
Forum: Link Development 30th October 2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,414
Posted By Kalen
True but blogs aren't hard to find. getting...

True but blogs aren't hard to find. getting dofollow links are if that's what you're looking for. I would use the follow search engine through Google. It is very helpful.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 30th October 2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,054
Posted By Kalen
Many bloggers use nofollow links so that they can...

Many bloggers use nofollow links so that they can be lazy and avoid moderating for spam. this is crazy because spam ruins the user experience just a much. the recommendation is that if you moderate...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th October 2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,634
Posted By Kalen
Older domains tend to rank better but don't be...

Older domains tend to rank better but don't be misled into thinking that the domain age itself has anything to do with it. If you listen to Matt Cutts the algorithm doesn't really have domain age...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 21st October 2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,075
Posted By Kalen
I founded my own company on this principle and I...

I founded my own company on this principle and I am glad that others agree that I made the right choice. I feel that in order to be successful in business these days you need to create a system...
Forum: Success Stories and Profiles 21st October 2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,468
Posted By Kalen
I share quotes about business on Twitter...

I share quotes about business on Twitter regularly. One I have used is "A genius is one who builds his success with the bricks others have thrown at him".
Forum: Viral Marketing 21st October 2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 46,488
Posted By Kalen
Forums where basically the birthplace of online...

Forums where basically the birthplace of online networking and are still very successful. Social media has come along but it hasn't removed forums from existance. They just have too much going for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th October 2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,559
Posted By Kalen
A few things. first of all i would be hesitant...

A few things. first of all i would be hesitant to link to your page even though you seem to have a good site and its in my niche just because you might be a bad neighborhood (in google's mind not...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 10th October 2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,973
Posted By Kalen
I agree but we also need to understand relevant...

I agree but we also need to understand relevant opportunities first. Although I would like to know a little more about some of these opportunities and why they are on the top 5 list. Green...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 10th October 2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,814
Posted By Kalen
I would probably classify it as a nonprofit not a...

I would probably classify it as a nonprofit not a charity because it provides a humanitarian service indirectly (you provide a service and give the proceeds to a charity instead of being a charity) ...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 10th October 2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,054
Posted By Kalen
First of all where are you located? What kind of...

First of all where are you located? What kind of electronics? Who else is in the area? The specifics of these types of questions are usually more important than the business you are going for.
Forum: Small Business Finance 10th October 2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,556
Posted By Kalen
Generally they want cash for your loan. They...

Generally they want cash for your loan. They would rather just have you sell everything you can to pay them in paper than go through the ridiculous hassle of turning over a house. They also know...
Forum: Small Business Finance 10th October 2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,687
Posted By Kalen
I'd make fixing your credit a priority. It...

I'd make fixing your credit a priority. It doesn't only affect getting funding but clients, partners etc. may look at it to learn about your character as well. i know one businessman who says that...
Forum: Link Development 8th October 2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,951
Posted By Kalen
If you are talking about SEO then you are right,...

If you are talking about SEO then you are right, all links are counted but relevant ones are much more valuable for your keywords. The only links that hurt your site are bought. In terms of direct...
Forum: Viral Marketing 2nd October 2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 26,027
Posted By Kalen
It can be very helpful. Just keep two things in...

It can be very helpful. Just keep two things in mind:

1) it takes effort to build and maintain relationships just like any you make offline
2) It's not all about you. Sure you can promote your...
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