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Forum: General Online Marketing Information 27th March 2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,101
Posted By vangogh
I'm having a hard time getting excited about...

I'm having a hard time getting excited about Twitter. I can see it's appeal, but for the most part I'm not really all the interested in answering the question "what am I doing now" or finding out...
Forum: Link Development 27th March 2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,945
Posted By vangogh
This is a great idea Jen. One of the advantages...

This is a great idea Jen. One of the advantages of seeing blogs for links is that bloggers are usually looking for others to link to. You're approaching someone who is more likely to be willing to...
Forum: Social Media 27th March 2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,762
Posted By vangogh
Thanks for the link Jen and great article Lisa. A...

Thanks for the link Jen and great article Lisa. A really nice overview of what social media is, why you should be thinking about it, and how to do well with it.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 27th March 2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,174
Posted By vangogh
Angie you could probably make either one work...

Angie you could probably make either one work well. I prefer WordPress (though in all fairness I haven't used Blogger).

I think hosting the blog yourself (with Wordpress) is a better option since...
Forum: Link Development 27th March 2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,365
Posted By vangogh
Thanks for the article Jen. I read the first two...

Thanks for the article Jen. I read the first two and was looking forward to this last part to the series.
Forum: Free Links 27th March 2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,885
Posted By vangogh
Thanks for the link Corey. I'll have to look...

Thanks for the link Corey. I'll have to look deeper into it and see if I can find others.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th March 2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,597
Posted By vangogh
Glad to hear he's starting to get it. I can...

Glad to hear he's starting to get it. I can understand how some can get lost in the idea that a specific rank is the goal. But that generally comes with the idea that everything beyond that will just...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd March 2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,597
Posted By vangogh
Great article Stoney and thanks for posting Jen....

Great article Stoney and thanks for posting Jen. I think people can sometimes get lost in seeing search traffic as the end goal when in truth it's just part of the path to the goal. Ultimately we're...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd March 2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,032
Posted By vangogh
Perfect advice from Jill for the question. I've...

Perfect advice from Jill for the question. I've seen plenty of examples where someone will use an include for the entire head of a document and then set page titles and meta tags with a variable on...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 22nd March 2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,377
Posted By vangogh
Thanks for the article Linda and thanks for...

Thanks for the article Linda and thanks for writing it Sharon. Some very good tips. I agree that ultimately it's the quality of your posts that will both attract and keep readers. I know I subscribe...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 22nd March 2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,970
Posted By vangogh
I signed up from the publisher side and am...

I signed up from the publisher side and am waiting as well. I think this is still just a limited expansion of the program so we may all be waiting a little longer, but in time I'm sure things will...
Forum: New Member Introductions 22nd March 2007, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By vangogh
Welcome to the forum Grizz. There's usually some...

Welcome to the forum Grizz. There's usually some good marketing conversation going on and some great people here that are happy to share what they know. I hope you enjoy your stay here.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 22nd March 2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,895
Posted By vangogh
A few years ago I worked for a company that had...

A few years ago I worked for a company that had expanded too fast and later was contracted. They found themselves with a lot of extra office furniture, computers etc. I think most of it either went...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 22nd March 2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,483
Posted By vangogh
With a paid post I wouldn't really be thinking of...

With a paid post I wouldn't really be thinking of the links in terms of their seo value. But a good review by someone you trust can lead to direct traffic through the link.

For me this is more...
Forum: Free Links 22nd March 2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,885
Posted By vangogh
I didn't realize there were get togethers through...

I didn't realize there were get togethers through LinkedIn and I'm apparently in the area where many seem to be.

I can't say I've been an active participant in LinkedIn though, but based on what...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 15th March 2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,483
Posted By vangogh
I'm in agreement with everyone else. I don't mind...

I'm in agreement with everyone else. I don't mind the occasional review as long as the blogger is upfront that it's a paid review.

Jenn I'll use you as an example. I've read enough things you've...
Forum: Social Media 15th March 2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,237
Posted By vangogh
Jenn my apologies. I reread it again myself and I...

Jenn my apologies. I reread it again myself and I can see from the Alexa graph that the linkbait was indeed done on the client's site. My bad.

I agree with you that the article should have been on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th March 2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,859
Posted By vangogh
khalid I don't think it's a good move to trust...

khalid I don't think it's a good move to trust any piece of software to optimize your site, especially one that guarantees you top ranking. SEO just doesn't work that way.
Forum: Social Media 9th March 2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,237
Posted By vangogh
Maybe I read it wrong, but my understanding was...

Maybe I read it wrong, but my understanding was while working on linkbait ideas for a client the author of the article came up with an idea that he thought would work well on Digg, but wasn't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th February 2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,174
Posted By vangogh
Thanks Jen, and nice article Lisa. Some good...

Thanks Jen, and nice article Lisa. Some good points about how to create a sitemap that it useful to both search engines and real people.
Forum: Social Media 26th February 2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,237
Posted By vangogh
Jen I agree with your point, but you may have...

Jen I agree with your point, but you may have missed something in the SEOmoz article. The person who posted it mentioned that this was simply an experiment. There really wasn't mean to be any...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th February 2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,181
Posted By vangogh
It won't matter. The meta keywords tag isn't...

It won't matter. The meta keywords tag isn't really important any more. There's nothing wrong with using it, but in truth it won't make much or any difference in how well your pages rank. Many SEOs...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 15th February 2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,091
Posted By vangogh
Interesting Jenn. I'm intrigued too though I also...

Interesting Jenn. I'm intrigued too though I also have my doubts. I haven't gone through the articles you linked to yet so anything I say here is my initial impression.

It would seem like...
Forum: Copywriting 15th February 2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,257
Posted By vangogh
Dale I envy you since I have had writer's block...

Dale I envy you since I have had writer's block from several of the reasons mentioned above. I think a lack of focus for me is probably the biggest reason I may be blocked over a particular piece of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 15th February 2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By vangogh
Welcome to the forums Greg. We're all here to...

Welcome to the forums Greg. We're all here to offer support so you've come to the right place. I hope you enjoy your stay.
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