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Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 15th November 2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,398
Posted By DavidHawke
Submitting your .xml site map to the search...

Submitting your .xml site map to the search engines is important as already stated. You can monitor everything Google knows about your site through Google webmaster tools and like most other Google...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 28th June 2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,588
Posted By DavidHawke
Add Your Business To The New Chamber Of Commerce App

Just wanted to let you know there is a new app out. The Chamber of Commerce is working to build an app for it's members throughout the United States and Canada.

See more about it here:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th December 2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,879
Posted By DavidHawke
Thanks James! I'm glad you liked it. I'd...

Thanks James!

I'm glad you liked it. I'd love to hear your success stories after putting it to work for you :-)

David
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,879
Posted By DavidHawke
Glad you liked it RoadRock005. If you set your...

Glad you liked it RoadRock005. If you set your website up like that it will definitely increase your sales.
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 21st December 2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,758
Posted By DavidHawke
Dee, There is a huge amount of validity to...

Dee,

There is a huge amount of validity to that approach. It is best for you if you find (and work with) someone that has a list already. If neither of you has a list you may as well do it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,336
Posted By DavidHawke
A good rule of thumb to avoid doing things you...

A good rule of thumb to avoid doing things you shouldn't is: just make your website useful for the market you are targeting. If your site is full of content and that content is valuable you should be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st December 2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,879
Posted By DavidHawke
5 Steps To A Website That Is Optimized And Sells

Optimization is great, but what if you get traffic and still no one buys? This Press release talks about the 5 steps to having a website that is search engine optimized and is built to sell.
...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 21st December 2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,758
Posted By DavidHawke
Try infoUSA. You may be able to get your lead...

Try infoUSA. You may be able to get your lead list free. If you haven't heard on it or are unsure how to use it, here is a video that shows the database and what you'll find there. Please leave a...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 8th November 2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,492
Posted By DavidHawke
I Need Your HELP!

What are your biggest online marketing questions?

I currently offer a video tutorial series to some subscribers of my blog and I am looking to include more video's.

That is where I need your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th November 2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,048
Posted By DavidHawke
Google maps is targeted at "local businesses"....

Google maps is targeted at "local businesses". People that are not local to you will not see your listing anyway.

So, there is really no reason to have a toll free number in the first place,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,295
Posted By DavidHawke
Glad I was able to help you. If you have any...

Glad I was able to help you. If you have any other questions feel free to ask me. I've done this for a long time and want to help small businesses get this done right.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st November 2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,295
Posted By DavidHawke
If you did go and read the article, please give...

If you did go and read the article, please give me some feedback... What did you think?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st November 2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,295
Posted By DavidHawke
It's not a hoax, there are businesses that do it....

It's not a hoax, there are businesses that do it. Don't get me wrong, I believe a website is an extremely important sales tool for businesses today.

It's a quick read, about 4 minutes, and if you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,022
Posted By DavidHawke
All good points here, but something no one has...

All good points here, but something no one has brought up is, what is the goal of your website? And, is it accomplishing that goal.

Is your goal to keep people reading or viewing for a specific...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th October 2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,295
Posted By DavidHawke
How To Get A Top Google Ranking - Even Without A Website

We all know websites are important for businesses today, but it is possible to get a top Google ranking even without having a website.

Check out this article to learn more.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th October 2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,670
Posted By DavidHawke
Why do you say including the website at the...

Why do you say including the website at the beginning of the description is "not at all a good practice"? That is exactly where the link goes. You have to be sure to include the http:// when you list...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 26th October 2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 72,789
Posted By DavidHawke
The Bottom Line

The bottom line is, the more places your business is seen the more visitors you're going to have to your website.

Not to throw any monkey wrenches into the spokes here, but there is also Google...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 26th October 2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,110
Posted By DavidHawke
Luxuria, It looks like you haven't had an...

Luxuria,

It looks like you haven't had an answer yet for your question, so here it is. Google analytics will report all your traffic up through yesterday. So, you won't be able to see what's...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 22nd October 2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,209
Posted By DavidHawke
Great post, This is how it should be done!

Great post, This is how it should be done!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 37,595
Posted By DavidHawke
I agree with Logan, something else to do is to...

I agree with Logan, something else to do is to make sure the keyword is in the url itself too.

Setting up "on site" SEO isn't different for different websites. But some setups are easier for the...
Forum: Sales 22nd October 2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,351
Posted By DavidHawke
I believe your website is confusing to the...

I believe your website is confusing to the visitor, others have said they went through and got lost. But just on the first page you have the pictures rotating and if I were trying to read the text...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,593
Posted By DavidHawke
Basically no follow aren't supposedly as strong...

Basically no follow aren't supposedly as strong as do follow links, the search engines aren't supposed to be able to follow those links back to your website.

I personally don't worry about whether...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 22nd October 2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,758
Posted By DavidHawke
Lily, Typically the email lists you can buy...

Lily,

Typically the email lists you can buy are complete garbage and haven't opted in to have you email them something, so in a sense you could still be accused of spamming.

Never email a list...
Forum: Free Links 22nd October 2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,632
Posted By DavidHawke
Video's, when done correctly can help your...

Video's, when done correctly can help your business. Youtube is one of the highest searched sites for content, if yours isn't there you completely miss out, but that doesn't really tell you how it...
Forum: Link Development 22nd October 2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,620
Posted By DavidHawke
Type this into Google (site:.com inurl:blog "post...

Type this into Google (site:.com inurl:blog "post a comment" -"comments closed" -"you must be logged in" "add your keyword here") When you put that in to Google it will bring up, "mostly" relevant...
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