Unusual Sources of Online Traffic

Online TrafficIf you have a website online, online traffic is going to be the medium that either makes you or breaks you.  Without online traffic, no one will visit your website and while you might get some traffic from sites like Facebook or Twitter, nothing can outdo other high value targets.  While search engine marketing is important, there are also other websites and mediums that you should be aware of when it comes to getting people to come to your website or blog.  If you take just a few extra steps along the way you could be tapping into other mediums to bring even MORE traffic to your website.  Listed below are a few mediums that are designed to help bring traffic to your website or blog. Continue reading “Unusual Sources of Online Traffic”

Reputation Management Strategies

Reputation Management StrategyWhen it comes to reputation management strategies – either burying bad posts or creating new positive posts about your business or even yourself, there are quite a few ways of going about this.  Reputation management (the bad) is mostly put into use when someone has said something negative about you or your business and you want to “bury” it (true or not true).  On the other hand reputation management (good) is about creating a web presence about your or your business in a positive manner.  Because this can be a negative or positive experience, below we will be going over each of these facets as well as different strategies you can use for these options. Continue reading “Reputation Management Strategies”

How to Manage an Online Reputation

Online Reputation ManagementWhen it comes to having a website or a business online, you can’t always make everyone happy.  It’s unfortunate, but true.  You could be in business for 10 years and run into people (especially online) that want to say derogatory things against you or your company – even if it’s not true.  In the case of things being said about you, it can and probably will hurt your business or even you personally.  It might not affect every person that comes into contact with a negative review about you or your business but once in a while you may lose customers because of a bad review or comment about you or your business.  This can be a really tough thing to deal with – even if you do have thick skin.  Thankfully there is something you can do about it and its called Reputation Management.  Wikipedia defines Reputation management as this: Reputation management is the influencing and/or control of an individual’s or business’s reputation. Originally a public relations term, the advancement of internet and social media use, along with reputation management companies, have made it primarily an issue of search results.  If you want to know how to manage your reputation online, you must first SEE if there are any negative conversations, comments or reviews about you or your business online.  In order to do this, you need to: Continue reading “How to Manage an Online Reputation”

What is Evergreen Content?

When you have a business blog or even something like a Web 2.0 site, you don’t expect the content to be fresh forever.  You might have posts from 1 month ago, 1 year ago or 5 years ago that you want people to read, but they never do.  After all, when you create a content site, you tend to put a lot of work into writing all of those posts; it’s kind of a shame that people don’t visit them anymore now that you have new stuff up, right?  Fortunately, there IS a way for people to be led to that content from weeks, months or years ago; it’s called evergreen content.  So what is evergreen content?  It’s essentially a post or a piece of content that continues to gain search traffic long after it’s been posted.  If you want to understand more about this type of content, how to use it to your advantage or how to create it, continue reading below! Continue reading “What is Evergreen Content?”

SEO Campaign Checklist

 

SEO Checklist

Creating an SEO campaign is more than just keywords and seo, it’s so much more than that. In fact, when people are first starting an SEO campaign, they get so overwhelmed and stressed out they choose to hire an SEO Specialist in NJ to do all of the work for them and then step in at the last minute to take over. It’s alright if this is what you want to do, but I think as a business or website owner you should still be aware of what goes on behind the scenes, how everything works, and what all of these different terms and acronyms mean. Below, is a checklist of everything you either should be doing, if you are doing this alone, or should be aware of if you are hiring a Top SEO firm NJ to do it for you. It’s pretty long winded, but it’s all important information. Continue reading “SEO Campaign Checklist”

Social Media Networking Checklist

 

Social Media Checklist

Ignoring social media as a large or small business or even as a freelancer, is a big loss on your part these days. Almost everyone uses social media these days, so by not using it as a marketing platform, you are missing out big time. While there are all sorts of social media sites to join, there are of course the big sites that you should join. They are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube. Below, we will be talking about why you should use each of these sites, what things you should do on these sites, and what you should include in your social media profiles. Think of it as an informative checklist for social media. Continue reading “Social Media Networking Checklist”

How To Market A Service Online

 

Marketing A Service

Marketing a service, unlike marketing a product online is actually much more difficult. The reason? You are essentially marketing yourself; your knowledge, skills, abilities as well as your reliability and dependability. Unfortunately anyone can go and say “I am the god of software and I can do all things software related”, but really have little or no knowledge of software. A service is in fact, invisible. You can talk talk talk all you want, but talk is cheap and anyone can basically say they are good at something, without actually being good at it. It takes a lot to get someone to trust you enough to sell them your service. However, there are things you can do market the service, as well as gain trust from people. Continue reading “How To Market A Service Online”

How to Keep Your Website Secure

 

Keep Your Website Secure

People who are newer to the internet or newer to websites and owning one, might not really know how important it is to have a secure website. Not only is it important on your part, but if you have sensitive information of yours or your clients on your website or you have an ecommerce website, it’s important to keep other people’s information safe too. Some of these tasks on this checklist are easy and can quickly be done by you, while others you might need to hire someone to do it for you. Either way, it’s important that you make sure your entire website is buttoned up so that no malicious person, bot, machine or software can gain access to the website. Continue reading “How to Keep Your Website Secure”

Good Content vs. Bad Content

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The word content can mean so many different things, but for the sake of this specific article, let’s refer to content as words that are written for an article, written for blogs, written on social media platforms and anything else you might be publishing online. Content is used for many different reasons, but the most common; to let people know who you are, what you do, what you can do for them and let them know if they should be a part of your business or product or not. Is writing content easy? Heck no. Can it be incredibly beneficial? Yes! Continue reading “Good Content vs. Bad Content”

Different Kinds Of Backlinks

 

Types Of Backlinks

Backlinks are one of if not the most important things when trying to build links on search engines that lead back to your website. Back links or in the literal sense links back to your website are links that you can create through a variety of avenues to lead people back to your website. Backlinks, as one would assume, can be built all sorts of ways. From something simple like adding a profile on a directory like Yelp to something that takes more time to index like with article marketing. All in all though, the amount of quality and diverse backlinks you have, does matter. Quality = not spamming. Diverse = on various websites with different page ranks and authority types. It used to be that you could just place backlinks everywhere and anywhere and it didn’t matter where or how you got them. But, over the past few years, Google and other engines are cracking down on how you create these links and where they are coming from, because of this, listed below are various sites or rather “ways” to get backlinks. Continue reading “Different Kinds Of Backlinks”