Directories are online lists of businesses or people. Think of the old yellow pages. That’s where people went to find a business. Now it is all online. You can even find multiple yellow pages companies who have online directories. Most directories have a free basic service with an upgrade if a business wants more services.
Directories offer influential and high quality backlinks to new and existing local business. Basically, a backlink is a link in one website (in this case a directory) that links to your website. In a directory, this is accomplished by entering your website domain with the information about you and your company.
Keywords and keyword phrases are just words or a word phrase. Often the term “keyword” includes phrases. Keyword phrases are also called keyphrases, long tail keywords or long tail keyword phrases. I prefer to use the term Keyword to mean both single and multiple words.
Bottom line, keywords are words and phrases that the search engine analyzes for their indexes and what people type into the search engine to find the information they want. Examples of keywords are: gardening, organic gardening, herb garden, gardening tips, gardening supplies.
In this usage, what is important is how often the word or phrase was searched in search engines, such as Google. In other words, how often did people type into Google that word or word phrase to find the information they are looking for.
So if I am writing about antique furniture, if I use ‘old’ as a keyword, it wouldn’t work so well as I would get people searching for old hats, old dogs, etc. Yet I could use a keyword phrase of ‘old furniture’ if it ranks well in the search engine listings.
Keywords, in this usage, has little to do with the older copywriting concept of a key word or phrase in the article. Think of it as that humans do not read keywords initially. It’s all about how people will search the internet and find the article, so the computer reads it first.
A blog is sometimes called web log or weblog. At first, they were used as a personal place, for collecting links, sharing commentary – but now; they are a valid and VALUED form of communication for business people of all types. From the basics of blogging, to the intermediate areas – such as social bookmarking, and article marketing, to the advanced techniques using auto responders and more, there’s something for every affiliate marketer to put into motion.
The great thing about blogs is that people read them for fun and for information – in fact, blogging is one of the few areas of the internet that covers business, pleasure, networking and play.
They do for your company what face to face marketing could only do in the past – they provide you with a real, interesting connection to your readers – personalized contact, and information about your company that will allow them to empathize, and discuss your most important points, and anything that ties in with hot button topics and your business.
Blogs give your readers and consumers a chance, not only to read and connect with you, but a chance to comment and discuss with you, and your team, the information that you’re sharing – allowing them to further relate to your message. And a consumer that relates to you is a customer in waiting!
Our guide covers the very basics of blogging – it skims into areas that you’ll possibly never have heard of – and cover them so that you can employ them in seven days – or less.
With the release of The Secret followed by the outstanding response it has garnered, a lot of people are speaking about the Law of Attraction. The problem is that not half of these people know what they are talking about.
The Law of Attraction is not an enchantment or a potion that will wish all your problems away. There are things that need to be done if you want to experience its richness in your life.
This eBook specifically deals with the implementation of the Law of Attraction in gathering money, but really it is about all its various applications that can help in improving your life.
Sit back, free up your mind from all its clutter, and have a good read.
Creating and publishing a website is no longer a mysterious, cryptic task that is reserved only for computer geeks. Nowadays, virtually everyone and their dog has their own website. Anyone wanting a piece of the virtual pie can easily sign up for a free Blogger blog in about five minutes. In addition, there are lots of WYSIWYG editors available that make creating a beautiful, interactive website a very simple drag & drop process.
So that’s the easy part. The difficulty lies in getting your website seen! With the internet’s estimated 20 billion webpages, how on earth can you attempt to rise above obscurity and become well-known and famous in your niche?
The answer lies in search engine optimization. SEO can be defined as the process of driving traffic to your website organically (unpaid) from the search engines.
If you want to be a business success online and see your websites and blogs at the top of page 1 in the search engines, attract hungry customers and earn your online fortune, then you have come to the right place.
Did you know that there were more than 2 billion Internet users by the end of 2014? Many of these people could be actively looking for the products and services you offer. The potential is HUGE, but what about the competition?
You can type any word or phrase in the search box and Google’s will throw up millions of links in a matter of seconds. Will your target audience go through all of them?
In fact, less than 20% of searchers bother going to even the second page of the search results. The only way your online business or website is going to get noticed is if you are on the FIRST page.
The only thing that can help you achieve this is search engine optimization, or SEO.
Welcome to SEO Tips For Wordpress !
Did you know you can set up a simple website for less than $100. But how do you get people to know that your business exists?
Of course, your current customers can be informed about your site. But would’t you like to grow your customer base?
What if there was a way to make your blogs and websites stand out and not go unnoticed?
What if this way was the most cost effective marketing strategy?
STOP firing in the dark. It’s time you adopted a focused and powerful strategy for your website.
Reviews and testimonials are statements that a customer or client has made about you or your business. They have similarities and differences.
Testimonials are positive statements the client has given you and you have posted on your website or other marketing materials.
Reviews may be positive, neutral or negative and are written by someone about you, your services or your business. Typically, reviews are posted on directories or review sites. A review may be written by anyone, even someone who hasn’t worked with you. A person might even post a review about how you handled a phone call.
What’s important is to think about two things:
a) The search engines who read it
b) The people who read it
Obviously, you first care about your visitors, after all, it’s them that will make the decision to purchase. But you also need to know reviews are tracked by the search engines.
Selling actually has different meanings for different people. A salesperson who loves his or her job may love the term selling. It might feel exciting and wonderful. Another person may feel that it is the worst activity in the world. Why is there such a wide range of feelings? Let’s look at that.
You are probably a small business person if you are reading this book. While the examples used here are for hypnotherapists, you can use it for any holistic practitioner work. Much of it will even work for most small businesses.