Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Is Blogging Really in Danger Because of Social Networks?

This idea that blogs are dying has been around practically as long as either Facebook or Twitter, and it almost always gets dismissed as a ridiculous notion.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Step 1: Target Your Topic

Step 1: Target Your Topic

What do you specialize in? What do you know a lot about? What is the point to your website? After all, the goal of any article marketing campaign is to place articles of value out into the world and grow your number of back links (links that point back to your website from another website.)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Social Media - Part 2

Here are some Facebook SEO tactics:

• Don't stop the posting. Many times companies have felt excited about reaching fans via Facebook Web promotion,

How Social Media has Changed SEO - Part 1

In fact, lots of businesses have an FB page as their second homepage. So, the challenge here is how to use social media SEO to your business' advantage.

How Social Media has Changed SEO

Social media websites have spread like wildfire over the past couple of years. Today, people spend more time on Facebook, Twitter or other social network sites than on any other type of website.

Aside from connecting people, social networks also provide advertising opportunities. Take Facebook, for example. What do you do when you come across a website with half a billion active users? Develop Facebook Web promotion strategies and use the website as a marketing tool, of course.

It's not surprising to find so many businesses utilizing Facebook Web promotion these days.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Facebook holding Feb. 8 event to discuss new H.Q.

Facebook has sent out an invitation for a Tuesday press conference at an address in Menlo Park, Calif., which houses the city's municipal buildings. The company has confirmed CNET's guess that it would be to formally announce new headquarters within the Silicon Valley city.

"The press event on Tuesday at Menlo Park City Hall is regarding a campus that will fit our long-term business needs," a Facebook representative said via e-mail. "We'll be sharing more information at that time."

Facebook said late last year that it was searching for locations for a long-term headquarters to house its rapidly growing number of employees. One of the options, rumor had it, was a former Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park, near the Dumbarton Bridge.

Visit More Information - http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20030713-36.html

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Go for Higher Quality Links

All links are not created equal. SEO links that have higher value provide greater optimization benefits compared to low quality links. There are several factors that can determine the quality of website links. These are:

• The reputation and trustworthiness of the domain giving the website links. For instance, a link from cnn.com would have higher value compared to a link from a website that ranks lower in the Alexa rank checker.

• How relevant the anchor text is to the link. This means that an anchor text saying "fish tank" would be far more relevant and valuable than a "click here" anchor text.

• The link's location within the site structure. For obvious reasons, SEO links embedded on a site's homepage is more beneficial than a link that comes from a deeply hidden page.

• The link's visibility on a webpage. It also matters where the inbound link is located on a webpage. Website links at the top of a webpage are more visible than those at the bottom.

• Similarly, a link that's one of three on a page is more valuable than a link that's one of 80.

Now that you have an idea of how website links are given value, the question is: How do you get high quality links? The tips below will explain different methods of effective search engine optimization link building.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

SEO Link Building with Blog and RSS Feeds

Promoting your site via blogs and RSS feeds is an easy and great way to boost your site's exposure and SEO link building opportunities. Blog readers are always looking for interesting sites and posts. If your website is listed in their preferred blog and RSS directories, there's a decent chance that your site will be found.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

How to Use Facebook for Your Small Business

Leveraging Facebook to generate leads, build site traffic, and even make a little money is every small business owner's goal. But in most cases, it's not as simple as getting on once a week for an hour, posting a bunch of 'interesting' information, and getting on with your life hoping that the leads will start flowing in. Facebook is a remarkable tool for creating a 'buzz' about your small business and inviting new friends to check out your services, but done in the wrong way Facebook can also hurt your overall brand image.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What is Syndicate ?

If you've followed the above suggestions for creating website content, by now you should have a massive amount of content. But what do you do with it to give it maximum exposure?

Syndicate it. Syndication means sharing it to as many other websites as possible.

Here's a few quick tips of whats possible.

- Submit your articles to as many article directories as possible.

- Submit the videos you created to as many video sharing sites as possible.

- Submit your podcasts to as many podcasting sites as possible.

- Join two to three related articles together and create a pdf and submit to pdf websites

- Look at the articles you've created and take the main points out of them, to create more in depth articles on each point.

- Take those new articles and start creating more videos and other media.

That all sounds like a lot of work, but there are many websites that can do the hard work automatically for you. Pixelpipe and Traffic Geyser are good places to start looking.

Bear in mind that some article directories will not accept articles if they've been submitted elsewhere, so you may have to rewite some articles. But you're doing that anyway when you break your content into more in depth articles.

Always remember the more places your website content appears on the more likely it is to be discovered and therefore gain you exposure and traffic to your website.