Small Biz Tip: Blogs: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Tips from March 18, 2010 The Small Business tips today discuss SEO (search engine optimization) for blogs. Keep your content fresh. The easiest tip for SEO is to have great content that will get you found without much promoting. The quality of your work and original content will get you found on the top search engines. Keywords - Important words that people will search for search engines, such as Google, Yahoo!, or Bing, are important when creating your blog post. Keywords should be in your title, subtitle, URL, and tags. Posting links to your blog in outside sources provides links back to your website. Unfortunately, this could also be labeled as spam if done incorrectly. Keep posting your blogs on comments to other blogs in your industry, or those that you know personally and professionally. Don't get too carried away, you could ruin your reputation. Social media provides a great way to provide a link for others outside your... [Read Full Article]


Small Biz Tip: Common Mistakes: SEO

Tips from February 2, 2010 The Small Business tips today discuss common SEO mistakes. Duplicating Content: Your content is plagiarized, and not original. You lose the optimization of the words on your website if they are not original. Poor Design & Usability: Broken links are killers for SEO. Come up with a creative, yet useful design that your visitors will be able to navigate. Same Meta Description on Each Page: To the SEO world, your websites have the same content. Your meta description should be specific and unique to every page. Over-stuffing Keywords: You are essentially spamming your own website, as it becomes unreadable in SEO terms. This could get you blocked/banned from some search engines or sites, such as Google. Daily Overview: Trying to manipulate SEO to get your website better rankings leads to many mistakes and poor rankings. Avoid this by having a knowledge of the SEO world, track your websi... [Read Full Article]


It's Mr. President Now: Barack Obama Takes the Oath of Office and Asks America to Choose Hope

Government and Economy Obama Takes Office, Saying Choose 'Hope Over Fear' Stepping into history, Barack Hussein Obama grasped the reins of power as America's first black president on Tuesday, saying the nation must choose "hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord" to overcome the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Wall Street Falls Amid Increasing Banking Worries The dawn of the Obama presidency could not rouse Wall Street from its worries over the banking industry's mounting problems as investors continued to sell and the major indexes drop... [Read Full Article]