Posts Tagged ‘social’

Don’t Forget About These

October 22, 2010

Google Maps here at your finger tips is literally the power to put yourself on the map. Select the appropriate category and complete your listing. This should help increase your site activity especially if there multiple business’ in your area. Pick a category that will result in better placements.

Beware of including too many keywords. You might notice a drop in ranking by trying this trick. A few keywords are acceptable but don’t go overboard. Trying to hit up every variation in search terms gets spotted by the googlebot and may not have the desired results.

Whether you like it not social media promotion is here to stay. Not only will a presence improve your local search results but the social interaction may drum up some business. It may not necessary contribute directly to more hits but with so many companies investing in this area it is hard not ignore the elephant. It may not benefit you immediately but it certainly will pay dividends going forward.

Good luck.

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Link Building 2.0

March 23, 2010

Nowadays this simply means social networking. Establishing a presence on these platforms has become a part of the marketing process. Smart phones allowing users to be more mobile than ever has changed the way data becomes accessible. Without them your linking ability is severely diminished. As well it means you will have even less downtime and will be working harder than ever.

Getting contacts, subscribers, fans work out to be extensions of your marketing ability. You can see how this can lead to exponential growth. The biz is getting younger utilizing today’s youth to push tomorrow’s products. With even more emphasis on leading edge, coolness, and trendy behavior.

The traditional method of spam doesn’t work anymore. Consumers are even more web savvy than ever. Social media is the way to go. Up to the minute, real time marketing.

Don’t be a Digg-whore

December 10, 2008

Social media site Digg can be incredibly useful and entertaining. However it is important to remember that it is not MySpace or Facebook. Having tons of friends does not make you a superstar. More often than not Digg is increasingly becoming a marketing tool to push traffic to sites for SEO purposes. Part of the problem is blind diggers.

Users who digg articles without reading them simply because one of their ‘digg friends’ sent them a shout asking them to digg something. The value of a single digg is nothing, however harnessed a few hundred by an SEO company and you have front page material.

Don’t be a digg-whore! Be careful who you decide to friend. If you get a few dozen shouts every day. You might want to un-friend that user. Only you can keep digg unpolluted.

Is $1,200 for front page of Digg worth it?

September 3, 2008

A recent interview with a Digg user revealed that some top users are using their clout for profit. Digg is one of the more popular social media sites regularly crashing servers from large influx of traffic by getting Dugg.

The Digg user says he charges “$300 – 500” for basic submissions. Actual article promotion will cost you $700 total. This is regardless of the traffic or Digg success. On top of this if the article actually makes it to the front page this will cost you another $500. This brings you to a total of $1200 for a Digg submission, promotion and an appearance on the front page.

The big question: is it worth it? Is the one time large influx of server crashing traffic worth the expense? If this one Digg user is any indication, yes. He’s making money and continues to offer his services. However, now that the cat’s out of the bag, ultimately the Digg community will seek out the perpetrator and probably exile him if he’s discovered. The Digg user took a big risk in doing the interview, but he also got paid.

He goes on to say that good content is still the key in addition to building a strong network within the community. With enough time and dedication you too can become a top digger, and who knows? Maybe you will one day be charging $500 per submission. So get digging.