Free Business Leads From Google Local Business Center

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  • Written on: June 19th, 2009

When new web clients come to me they all seem to want one thing – They want to rank well in Google to get FREE business leads. Before you start to navigate the thorny paths of search engine optimization, take advantage of what Google gives you for FREE.  Take 5 minutes to list your business […]

Online Reputation Management is Important

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  • Written on: February 5th, 2009

Online reputation management is more than having a website about what you do. Potential employers, business partners, investors, or even the girl you meet at the bar can learn everything about you with a simple Google search.

Anyone can write anything about you on the Internet, so its important to know what is being said and how you can enter the discussion in a tactful way that furthers your goals. The online information about you or your company paints a public portrait of who you are and what you represent.

Here are some examples of situations my clients have experienced in the past, mistakes they made, and what you can do if you find yourself in similar situations. Have you ever had to deal with any of these common online reputation missteps:

Why You Need to Link to Your Own Blog Posts

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  • Written on: January 30th, 2009

Last week I mentioned that I was going back to revise some of my older blog posts to help them rank better for their key terms. After adding much missing meta data, scrubbing for dead links and nofollowing ones placed for reference purposes, my traffic jumped 12%.  At the same time my bounce rate also […]

Hyphens in Domain Names – The Right Way to Use Them

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  • Written on: January 5th, 2009

The most basic explanation is that Google sees hyphens as spaces, and interprets them in the same way a space is used to separate two words.

One of the best explanations about how this works was written on Guru of Search where he posts that Google considers hyphens to be spaces in a domain name. If you start thinking of hyphens as spaces separating keywords as well, you can begin to select domain names that will have a slight edge in the search engine results positions (SERPs) over some of your competitors.

Keyword Density is Important

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  • Written on: September 19th, 2008

The legacy definition of keyword density doesn’t cut it entirely in today’s search engines. Relative distance from other keywords is just as vital to an SEO effort.

What Does it Mean to “Own” a Keyword/Phrase?

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  • Written on: September 8th, 2008

A friend of mine emailed me the other day and asked a very basic question about a term that gets tossed around the affiliate marketing industry pretty loosely.

He asked me what it means to “own” a keyword or phrase. I have to admit that I have used this term here in the past without much thought about how vague it really is.

Set up Your Affilite Marketing Websitewith Little or No Coding Experience

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  • Written on: August 16th, 2008

WordPress allows you to get your affiliate marketing articles on the internet and in Google’s search results fast. Get content online now, make it pretty later.

Selecting the Right Affiliate Marketing Domain for Your Niche Website

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  • Written on: August 15th, 2008

Domain selection is an important step in building an affiliate marketing niche website. Find out how to get a keyword-rich domain in a competitive niche CHEAP

Great Learning Opportunity at PMMOL Nebraska Seminar Last Night

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  • Written on: March 29th, 2007

Last night I attended the People Making Money Online Meetup at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln. Jeremy “Shoemoney” Shoemaker was the featured speaker on the subject of Search Engine Optimization and You.

To Those Few Google Haters Out There: No One Else Can Compete

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  • Written on: October 23rd, 2006

This afternoon I had a conversation with one of our web development customers about the placement of her website in Google. She was concerned that she was not close enough to the top of the results in Google, which puzzled her given that she ranked well in Yahoo and MSN.

I explained to her that saying she does well in Yahoo and MSN but not in Google is like saying the Huskers can beat any Texas high school team out there, just not the college ones.

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