FTC Guidelines And My New Disclaimer

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I’m sure by now you’ve probably seen that the FTC has set new guidelines for bloggers. I’ve been reading comments on both the pro and con side of the issue. Some folks argue that this is long overdue. Without specific rules people will take payments to promote products and services whether they actually like them […]

Great Tips For Local Search

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The search engines in an attempt to make sure your search results are relevant to what you were actually asking for are getting more and more local. If you search for “pizza” for example you not only get a list of the national chains, you also get a list of the shops that are near […]

Offer Something Of Value To Your Visitors

I saw a great post by¬†Eric Brown on the Search Engine Guide site where he reports on an apartment rental company in Michigan who’s blog has nothing to do with apartment rentals and are still top of the search engines. They offer virtual sightseeing tours, restaurant tips and reviews, and other good information about the […]

New Free Keyword Reasearch Tool

When first starting or adding to a website one of the first things that you want to do is to decide on which keywords to target. These words should be action words to get your visitors to do whatever it is that you want them to do when they land on one of your pages. […]

Inbound Links Are The Best Way To Help Your Search Rankings

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Whenever I’m at a networking or social event where someone asks about my business, there is always someone who wants to know what they can do for their site to be number one on the search results page for whatever it is that they are selling or promoting. My first answer is usually the same […]

Simple Can Be Good

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It never ceases to amaze me how many people want the latest and greatest technology, regardless if they have any idea how to use it or what it can actually do for them. It’s also very true with websites. I can’t tell you how many sites that I’ve built with programs for things that were […]

How To Get Unexpected Customers

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A little while ago I noticed on Twitter a post by a local SEO company that was trying to get Pittsburgh to #1 on Google for the term “best city in the world”. I realized that this was more about them than Pittsburgh, but I was a hometown boy who likes his city and thought […]

Good Tips For New Webmasters

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I was reading a blog called Internet Marketing for the Newbie and one of their posts called Website Marketing For New Webmasters They offered some pretty good advice for any webmaster, not just the new ones. One of my favorite tips was that you should write your site thinking about what your human visitors are […]

WordPress Is Nofollow By Default

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I was tweaking my WordPress theme a bit today. Whenever I look at my blog and see something that I don’t like or think could look better I change the stylesheet for the custom theme that I made. While I was working on that today I noticed the links from the commenters on my blog […]

Getting Inbound Links

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Making your site have more value with search engines has always included inbound links. These links from other sites to your pages have always been considered a “vote” for the value of your page. Why would some site owner link to your page(s) and risk sending a visitor from their site to yours unless they […]

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