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]
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The Recession: Signs of Improvement, No Jobs Yet
There are signs of improvement, sales are picking up, but according to a recent survey of small business owners, layoffs and poor credit are still a problem. CNNMoney.com
Business Groups to Obama: Limit Union Boss Pay
With President Obama intent on capping executive pay, business groups are now daring the President to impose pay caps on labor union bosses as well. WashingtonTimes.com
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Getting your website popular is more work than you realize. However, there are some basic tips that you can do to connect your website with people searching for your products and services locally. Local search is no where near as competitive as the general, global search market. With these fast, simple and FREE optimization tips below, you will be able to out rank your competitors with very little effort. Check back soon for advanced tips to really blow away your local market.
Submit to Google Local. Google is the most widely used search engine in the U.S and around the world. Over 60% of all searches in the U.S. are performed by Google. Creating a Google Local profile allows you to enter in-depth business information that will help people find your business in just a few days. Try an example search of [Read Full Article]