If you have decided to outsource your search engine optimization needs, make sure they’re adequately met. There’s a lot of noise and hype in the SEO industry, and it’s important that you wade through it and get down to what an SEO company or individual who is well-versed in SEO should be able to offer you. Here are a few questions you should ask of any company or individual you are considering hiring for the task of handling your website’s SEO needs:
What qualifies you as an expert in SEO? This open-ended question is a great starter to any conversation with an SEO person, and it gives you decent insight into what they’re bringing to the table.
What’s your best SEO project to date? This is a powerful question, but also one that you may not necessarily get a straight answer on, depending on the SEO individual’s or company’s contract with their previous clients. Some have no problem revealing their previous clients, others are under strict contract not to do so. However, any SEO expert should have no problem discussing keyword usage, and improvements in conversion and traffic.
What are your favorite SEO tools? There’s no SEO company out there that doesn’t have at least a few tools in their arsenal, and the right tools can significantly improve the success rate an SEO company has with a client. While tools aren’t required, they’re certainly desirable, and your prospective SEO company should have no qualms in revealing at least a few of them to you.
Have you ever outsourced your SEO work? You may be surprised to discover that the SEO work you’re outsourcing may be outsourced one company further. Find out if your prospective SEO individual or company does this – and determine if you’re okay with that.
USA: A shopping addict can only know how choosey on gets while buying things. After the online shopping revolution it has become easy and comfortable. Online stores like Amazon and so allow people to buy things according to their category. When there is a category while shopping why not get the same category while getting discounts? This is why codes911.com has Amazon promotional codes listed according to its category. The list runs in ascending alphabetical order. The only thing that can be confusing is don’t expect free shipping in S but look for it in A under the hood “Amazon”.
This category wise list will allow the buyers to find their choice of Amazon promotional codes without any problem. With such listing facility it is hard to believe that people still face problems in choosing a coupon code. This is because in each category there are many types of coupons. The choice of coupon should be based on the choice of purchase and its total billing. To solve this problem the website also has blog updates with quite reliable articles on the choice and use of coupons.
Amazon promo codes are offered by non-other-than Amazon itself and this is why these coupons are in abundance. When you have to copy a code and then use it on the website there are chances of being cheated. Most of the websites for such reasons show a success rate for all coupons. This is also with codes911.com, but apart from this facility the best part of this website is you don’t have to copy the code and use it while shopping, the website will take you directly to Amazon’s page with the coupon applied on it. In such cases the risk of authenticity is minimized to ZERO.
The website codes911.com is like your own 911 that saves you from forgery and guides you to the secure path of using Amazon codes. You can follow the website through social networking sites like Facebook or Google+ and stay updated about Amazon codes. You can also review Amazon promotional codes on this website and inform if anything is missing or is not working. The website is owned by Jim Wilson, who himself is a coupon addict and is open to add or amend for better. The world really needs such optimistic and genuine websites that aims to simplify shopping for everyone.
In honor of her one year blogiversary, the owner of Electric Allure, Amanda, is giving away a 3-pack of Zoya Nail Polishes (winner chooses the colors – and they even come in a pretty little Zoya gift box!) to one lucky winner! The giveaway is Rafflecopter-powered, and there are many ways to win, so visit the giveaway page and enter. Good luck! Zoya Nail Polishes are quite nice – and yes, I speak from personal experience.
The following five tips should be applied to any website for optimal conversion, as well as for help in building and retaining visitors. These tips may seem fairly obvious, but you’d be surprised — and appalled, if you’re anything like me — at how often these fairly obvious and simple tips are overlooked! Seriously, apply these, whether you have a blog, a portfolio, or a full-fledged online business.
- Make your contact info easy to find. Whether it’s your phone number, your email address, or just a contact form, it should be easy to find. And your phone number and/or email address should always be found in a subtle spot in your header, sidebar, or footer, on all pages of your site.
- Return correspondence. If you offer the option for people to get in touch with you, then you should respond within a reasonable amount of time.
- Proofread, proofread, proofread. Go over your site with a fine-toothed comb to look for — and fix! — spelling and grammatical errors.
- Distinguish links. Use a different color and underlines to make your links stand out from the rest of your content.
- Create a custom 404 error page. This is a very smart move for both search engines and human visitors.
Social Media Today’s recent article, Are your customers using social media to warn others to stay away?, is a good read in terms of pointing out two things that are very apparent — and appalling — in this day and age of easy access to, and use of, technology:
- Consumers are using social media to express the positive as well as the negative about companies, and their products and services
- Companies aren’t stepping up to the plate to defend their product – or at the very least to take notes and make improvements on their products
I have seen this happen many times, and as a consumer I have never thought twice about sharing both the positive and the negative about companies and their products and services.
Emani is giving away the newest iPad (the informally-dubbed iPad 3)! To enter the giveaway, simply visit & like their Facebook page, then fill out the giveaway form (for a bonus entry, sign up for their newsletter). Once you’ve entered, you can use your unique referral code to refer others to the giveaway – every person that enters the giveaway via your referral code is a bonus entry for you! The giveaway ends on 07/02/12. Good luck!
Mod Parent is giving away a KitchenAid 5 Quart Artisan Mixer (in your choice of color)! In order to enter the giveaway, all you have to do is visit the giveaway page and fill out the Rafflecopter form. There are multiple ways to enter the giveaway, and of course the more entries you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win. Good luck!
Love Twitter, and want to let everyone know that you do? Well, that’s all well and good, but your overzealous habits could lead to you looking like a Twitter spammer, which could lead to a loss in followers. Check out the following five tips on what not to do on Twitter in order to present yourself as an authentic, real, non-spammy person/company or brand representative:
- Don’t auto-follow all followers. Nothing screams “spammer!” faster than someone who immediately follows back all those who are following them. Take the time to selectively follow Twitter users based on their interests and appeal to you, not based on the simple fact that they happen to be one of your followers.
- Don’t auto-DM new followers. This is one of my personal Twitter pet peeves, and is one of the quickest ways to guarantee that you’ll lose me as a Twitter follower. Auto direct messages suck, period.
- Constant re-tweeting of other tweets. Focus more on original content, and less on promoting the content of others.
- Hashtag abuse. Hashtags are to tweets as blog tags are to blog entries. Use them to help identify and label the content of your tweets, but don’t go overboard.
- Mass tweeting. There’s no need to send 5 or more tweets in a row, unless it’s an emergency (and even then, shouldn’t you be dialing 911 instead of tapping out tweets?!), or you just won the lottery.
Facebook’s Promoted Posts make it easy for you to market your content to the masses. But before you take the plunge and purchase promotional ad space across all of Facebook, here’s what you need to know about Promoted Posts:
What Is The Difference Between A Regular Post And A Promoted Post?
A regular post will only be seen by your fans and friends – and then only if they have chosen to subscribe to your updates and have your updates be seen in their news feed. A Promoted Post is an ad, so it will be strategically inserted in news feed, regardless of a fan or friend’s or any user’s individual settings.
Do You Qualify?
You can’t participate in Promoted Posts unless your brand page has a minimum of 400 likes. Also, if you do meet the criteria, make sure that you’ve customized your fan page’s username (custom URL that comes after http://www.facebook.com/) and added plenty of relevant info and content to your page.
How Much Does It Cost?
You can promote content for as little as $5. Of course, the more you spend, the further your reach. Facebook will even provide you with an estimated reach based on your budget.
Who Sees My Content?
Everyone. Of course, you can filter things a bit so that your content is geo-targeted and in other ways more on target with the market that you want to reach. Also, keep in mind that your content will be within the regular news feed, and not to the right of the page like Facebook ads – so don’t devise attention-grabbing content, because eyes will already be on it, since it’s right there within the feed.
How Do I Purchase Promoted Posts on Facebook?
It’s as simple as composing a status update, then clicking the “Promote” drop-down button to begin the process of setting up your Promoted Post.
BorrowLenses.com is giving away a Canon 5D Mark III or a Nikon D8000 (winner’s choice). To enter this absolutely amazing giveaway, simply head over to the giveaway page, like the page (Facebook), then fill out the giveaway form. That’s it – you’re officially entered! Of course, you can earn additional entries by using your unique referral code and encouraging others to enter the giveaway. Good luck!