Top 10 Mobile Apps for Online Marketing

On July 27th, 2012, wrote:

The most prolific marketing campaigns today happen on the Internet. After all, why pass up an opportunity to reach out to thousands of people inexpensively and quickly? If you don’t yet have the resources to hire Internet marketing professionals or SEO rockstars, don’t worry: just use your smartphone as your essential marketing tool. Check out these mobile apps that will help you in enhance your presence on the Web and drive your business: Raven Tools It’s a free (but there is a subscription charge) and all-inclusive toolkit, with an on-the-go dashboard for all of the website campaigns you’re managing. Raven Tools also covers SEO indicators often ignored by other similar apps: social mentions, connection between marketing expenditure and incomes. Yelp (for Mobile) Users can interact with business owners in this app, so you should use this to listen to what your customers are saying. Keep checking in to spots where you go often and write good reviews. The ripple effect – Read the full article

How Google Places (Google+ Local) Can Help Your Business

On July 16th, 2012, wrote:

Managing and marketing your own business? We understand that there are a lot of things to consider in order to get noticed and drive your growth: things like advertising, keeping in touch with customers, and reaching the target market effectively. Fortunately, through Google Places (now Google+ Local), you can now connect with your customers and help your business stand out. Overview of Google Places / Google+ Local Google Places is an online directory of local businesses (listings) that is integrated with Google Search. Businesses can register for free, create a business page, and post important information on this page. Latest offers, promos, specialties, images, and videos can also be added to your Google Places / Google+ Local page. With Google Places / Google+ Local, your customers are allowed to write reviews of your business, product, or service. You may find this favorable initially, but be aware that this feature cannot be turned off, even for negative reviews. That’s why it’s – Read the full article

6 Awesome Link Building Tips for Photographers

On April 20th, 2012, wrote:

Links are a very important element when it comes to search engine optimization. Sites that have many quality links coming in from other websites are usually ranked higher than those that have fewer incoming links. How do you leverage the power of SEO to get others to discover your images? The following are some awesome link building tips for photographers. 1. Build links slowly You need to come up with a strategy for building links gradually. If you build 40 links in a single day and then go for a whole month with no new links, your rankings might improve for one day only, and then go down for the rest of the month. Search engines value websites or blogs which have consistent activity, whether it is building incoming links or posting fresh content. 2. Join photographer communities Find communities and forums for photography and create a profile. Remember to include a link to your site in the profile. Each – Read the full article

Fixing a Merged Listing in Google Places

On April 5th, 2012, wrote:

Google Places offers people the chance to merge duplicate business listings in an effort for business owners to concentrate on just one business listing and let them comply with Google rules of having only one listing per business location. Google also uses data from other parties to make sure that duplicate listings are identified and merged it into one. But this can be a problem for some businesses. For example, a competitor hijacks your Google Maps listing by merging it with an account that they control, changes your contact information like your phone number, and adds their own business name to the listing. You can remedy this by manually changing your contact details and everything that has been changed by the competitor. But just when it is changed back (which could take some time), your competitor hijacks your listing again. For most, however, it is a matter of inconvenience and lost business rather than unfair competitive practices. Some merged business listings show – Read the full article

Terrific New Tips For Improving the SEO Performance of Every Website

On February 12th, 2012, wrote:

Some of the major challenges posed to the online business owners or any website owner is the visibility of their websites on popular search engines, most especially Google. Among the number of search engines, Google controls majority of these searches. This is the reason why most of the websites embark with strategies targeting Google first. The best way to enhance your online visibility is by search engine optimization or SEO. Hence, when you come up with your website, it is important to adopt a proper SEO strategy to improve your website’s ranking / search performance. The following are some terrific new tips to improve the search engine optimization performance of any website you design: By adding a blog: When you add a blog to your website, it gives you an opportunity to add new content on a regular basis. Different search engines love new and fresh content. So, when you add new content to your blog at least once or – Read the full article

How SEO Copywriters Can Improve Your Website for Your Customers and the Search Engines

On January 26th, 2012, wrote:

When you try and use Internet marketing and blogging to bring in more business, it is essential to think about each word that you publish. Each page of your website needs to have a goal and each blog post must be aimed at achieving the following: Providing readers with information regarding your business and industry Creating a call for action Encouraging sales Working on optimizing the website Providing customer service Building brand recognition Installing trust Fitting all that into a blog post of around 300 to 500 words may seem like a lot but with the help of SEO copywriters, each of your blog posts can achieve all of those goals for you. Working on Web Copy Your website will no doubt be split up into different sections; what they are will depend upon the services and products that you provide. Most websites will have the obligatory Welcome page, About Us page, and the Contact page. These need to be – Read the full article

Is Your SEO Siri-Responsive?

On January 5th, 2012, wrote:

You’ve spent a great deal of time and effort optimizing your website for the search engines. Why? Because a stellar search ranking is how you’re going to get visitors and ultimately, customers. SEO has been pegged as the most important – and only – way to cultivate traffic. Your SEO tactics have been successful, and you’re among the top results for your keywords. And then comes a curveball. Siri and Her Effect on SEO and Local Search For millions of Apple iPhone 4S users, and there are more of them every day, your SEO won’t matter. Meet Siri. She’s a clever little witch, and you’re going to have to reassess your current SEO tactics if you hope to please her. And please her you must, because iPhone users rely on her. Instead of opening a search engine and manually typing keywords, they’re just going to ask Siri to find them what they’re looking for. And Siri, being the intelligent voice – Read the full article

Monitoring Google Places Reviews, Web Updates, and Content Changes

On November 15th, 2011, wrote:

There are ways to monitor changes and updates to your favorite websites, blogs, social networks, classifieds, and local business listings (including Google Places pages) – without having to watch the Web 24/7 or pressing the Refresh button every minute. And while RSS is today’s most popular way of syndicating content automatically, not all websites have it. (And not all users prefer it.) That’s where this list comes in: to be able keep up with what’s happening (in real-time) on any place across the entire Web; to monitor what customers and competitors alike are doing and saying; and to listen and respond to reviews and feedback as they are generated. Here are some of today’s best tools for monitoring changes to any website. Page2RSS Page2RSS is a free service that lets you create feeds for web pages you wish to follow or monitor – pages, specifically, that are static or don’t offer any RSS/Atom feeds. Page2RSS also serves as a way – Read the full article