Where Did My Website Traffic Go: To Google!

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Don’t rely on Google for your website traffic. When you are typing “Where did my website traffic go?” into Google, remember I told you this back in 2012!

As everyone quickly learns, it takes more than just creating a website to get visitors, and more than getting website visitors to generate business. This is . . . → Read More: Where Did My Website Traffic Go: To Google!

Web Marketing Tools: Google Webmaster Academy

Google Webmaster Academy just launched (May 2012) and I have immediately added it to my list of Essential Web Marketing Tools because it is great introduction to web marketing for small business owners.

This tutorial style guide is for everyone: those new to web marketing, those who want a refresher, and those looking . . . → Read More: Web Marketing Tools: Google Webmaster Academy

3 Essential Web Marketing Tools

There are three web marketing tools that I recommend people use , both to begin with and to keep coming back to. Not everyone wants to do this themselves, but it is still worth informing yourself by looking into these tools, because they will also help you choose the right person to do SEO . . . → Read More: 3 Essential Web Marketing Tools

Is A URL Shortener Bad For SEO?

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I first started using a URL shortener for sharing links on Twitter. Shortening a URL to leave space for the rest of a 140 character tweet was a godsend, but I realised they have other uses too (see below) so I began using them a lot.

But hang on, if Google and search engines . . . → Read More: Is A URL Shortener Bad For SEO?

How To Invite Facebook Friends To Google+ & Diaspora, Export To Spreadsheet (CSV File)

Here’s one short video that is bloody brilliant!

Invite Facebook friends to Google+ or Diaspora in just 5 minutes!

Facebook does not want you to get at your data: it has blocked browser plugins and apps that help you do this. Facebook does provide a “download your data” feature, but the output is . . . → Read More: How To Invite Facebook Friends To Google+ & Diaspora, Export To Spreadsheet (CSV File)

A Safe Alternative To Facebook & Google+ : Consumer Cooperative Social Networks

Facebook is a landslide internet success. An elite group of investors are hoping that it will remain so, because they are investing billions of dollars in the company and its business model. Even Google, which has launched a rival social network, Google+, will have a tough time competing because of Facebook’s dominance of social . . . → Read More: A Safe Alternative To Facebook & Google+ : Consumer Cooperative Social Networks

A Fisherman’s Tale: The Swan, SEO Prospecting & SEO Beauty

Yesterday while fishing, my teenage son and I captured a swan (pictured right) and safely removed a hook from its eye.┬áThe swan was a full grown male we had met the previous outing. Apparently we were brave or foolish to do this, because I’m told swans are dangerous and can break a man’s . . . → Read More: A Fisherman’s Tale: The Swan, SEO Prospecting & SEO Beauty

Linking For SEO: What Does “nofollow” Do?

You probably already knew that getting nofollow-links from other websites doesn’t help your website’s SEO. I was never exactly sure what they did do though: What is the effect of this HTML attribute on Google’s web crawler algorithm? Well, Matt Cutts has in fact been very open about this, and I think what he . . . → Read More: Linking For SEO: What Does “nofollow” Do?