Category: Internet Marketing

Robots.txt – Keeping web crawlers under control and off your site

On January 19th, 2008, wrote:

In the process of promoting your website, you’ve undoubtedly invited some electronic guests to your website — by submitting your site to Search Engines, Directories, etc. These guests, called Spiders or Crawlers, collect information from your site much like human visitors do. Much like inviting strangers into your home, you’ll get both good guests and bad guests. A robots.txt file specifies where you would not like these computer visitors to go. Also known as the robots exclusion standard, this is a simple text file placed in your root directory, named “robots.txt”. (www.yourdomain.com/robots.txt) You do not have to specify where this file is to any of the search engines. To aid in web crawling, there are some folders and files we don’t want any robots to visit. For example, any directories containing dynamic files, documentation for webservers, or information we don’t want showing up on Google. Make a list of those directories and files and continue to step 2. Now, just – Read the full article

How to add my business in Google local search…

On January 17th, 2008, wrote:

It is super easy and think about the last time you used a phone book? Well maybe you still like to use a phone book but personally I haven’t used one in at least 4 years. I like to search on Google, only about 10 times faster and usually more accurate. But you will find most of the content has been uploaded by the business themselves. Visit google local. You can add pictures, logo, hours of store etc. So next time someone is searching for your phone number on Google, you will come up first. It can also be beneficial to add your self in different “categories.” Then when your potential customer searches for your industry, for example – contractor in your zip code, you come up. Just another free service that you can use for your business. Add your today.

Analytics what is that? Google gives it out for free?

On January 5th, 2008, wrote:

Google Analytics is the tracking software used to discover who is visiting your website. Google Analytics can tell you where the hits are coming from, how long they are on your site, what pages they visited and i think most important- how they got to your site. I can see who is linking to me from where. This service has an huge value, previously companies would charge thousands a year for this service that google now offers for free. So if you have a website this is a must have to learn more about your visitors.

Free 411 service? try out goog 411

On January 5th, 2008, wrote:

Stop paying the phone companies 1.50 a call and call 1-800-466-4411. aka (800) GOOG-411. This free 411 service is voice activated and actually works very well. You can connect to the business for free and even get the listing texted to you.

The month of Google first off Google text

On December 27th, 2007, wrote:

So I thought since I was taking the week off I would put the focus on google. We all know that google will eventually take over the free world but many people are not aware of some of the free services that they offer, because they have so many! So I will take some time this week to talk about some of the services that can help small business and that are kind of cool. For todays post I am going to talk about google text. This amazing SMS technology brings google search right to your phone. Not everyone out there can afford the internet on their phone but many of us have splurged for the unlimited texting (my self included). You can ask google the weather in your zip code. Try it right now text weather (your zip code) to 466453 (‘GOOGLE’ on most devices). It sends an instant reply with the local weather. You can search for local – Read the full article

Greatest thing since sliced bread…

On November 19th, 2007, wrote:

I read about how people were using eLance to write articles about their company and distribute it. I recently had my first experience using the site to help with some web programing. I was unsure if I could find someone who would be able to help me finish this site. Today I put up the details of the job and I had 4 bids within an hour of my post. This just amazes me how flat the world has become. Bids from Cali to India. As technology advances and we are able to communicate with more effectively, with more sources. The internet has grown by leaps and bounds since the Tech crash in 2000. I am excited to see what new advancements in web development bring during the next 7 years to the free world. I will let you know how the process goes. I will award the project in two weeks.