Have you taken a look lately at your competitors’ sites? A real deep look? Have you compared the amount of different media they have, they type and freshness of their written content, which keywords they use, what their phrases they rank for, what niches do they use to spread the word, which social sites they […]
Your website is just the hub of your online presence. Social networking, content creation, personal and business branding, and management of search engine results are just a few of the spokes. But where do your energies need to be applied to maximize your exposure, SEO, SEM, current client retention, new client acquisition, and best online practices?
Where do you need to be seen for full web optimization?
What does your LinkedIN profile look like? This is a MUST HAVE if you do ANY business on the web! DIYers can create the basic profile, but do you know of all the apps and features they offer on a free account? Do you know which ones will benefit your hire-ability, believe-ability, or professionalism? Have you taken advantage of all of the ones that are best for you?
Is your Twitter profile tweaked to the max? Did you know you can add your brand elements to your profile photo AND to your background. And there are more changes/updates that can be done to help your profile page stand out, call to action, and look more professional. To the left you can see how I’ve helped some of my clients.
YouTube now not only has a LIVE! venue, but YT channels can be tweaked too. From banners at the top of your channel page, to backgrounds with your products or other photos, logos, graphics, etc. Did you know websites with YT channels rank higher than those without? It is because YT is the 3rd largest site in the world and search engines know many users go there first to search.
Facebook pages for businesses have been a hot item. There is even a WordPress theme that not only automatically adds local SEO, but it provides an easy way to create a Facebook page for your newly created site. Even if you already have a site, do you really NEED a Facebook page? Do you need help managing the one you have? There are ways to “brand” yours up, and workflow methods that can get it more attention.
What other web optimization should you consider?
Should you be on Pinterest? Or Author Central? Or any one of the other 200+ social networks? It is not only to find clients/customers … but to be seen, especially as an expert or professional in your product/field. As in real life, on the Internet it’s not just what you know but who you know. The best thing about web optimization is that you can PROVE what you know and help who you know get you to where you need/want to be. Web Optimization isn’t a quick fix, but if you need help deciding or managing it, contact me.
Yep, you can go live now on YouTube with your Google + account or business page. YouTube is reporting 3 billion hours of video streamed per day. Who wouldn’t want a piece of that for their business? Think of it, you can now partner with the biggest video network in the world, ranked #3 in […]
Having worked in broadcasting for 30+ years let me tell you there is LIVE and “as if Live”, both get a lot of attention. And with the Internet, the number of sites that will stream (and record for later playback) your product launch for free, the number and functionality of mobile devices… there is no […]
With constant changes on how they compute who gets the top billing when folks type in search queries, the major search engines keep SEO in flux. As recently as December 2012 Google made changes to their “search quality”; more specifically their search algorithm! Then there are the new players in the game. Since Google now […]
A picture is worth a thousand words; well actually when it comes to media on your website that sort of works in reverse. You know that graphics, especially infographics, and video are hot now-a-days. But did you know that too many graphics and videos can hurt your site’s ranking? The search engine bots love things […]
Do you have a LinkedIN page? Are you an Author who sells your book(s) on Amazon.com; did you know about their Author Central? In every online profile you have are you using all the free bells and whistles offered by that site to make you stand out? Are you on all the sites you need […]
What you don’t know can make you invisible! Research, done right, is always full of riches. Let me ask you… Are your competitors using your keywords? Are some of their blogs getting more hits than your whole site? Do you know which browser, device, and time of day your customers are finding you? What can […]
As you may know, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is ruled by algorithms, which take into consideration many variables before the final list of links to the query is generated. Did you know Google has discovered many users count on LinkedIN as a vital source for many decisions? So people with a LinkedIN Profile place higher […]
Where is your business socializing on the Internet? Where should you be to optimize your marketing? There are many types of analytic programs and research that can help you with this, whether you have a website or not. No matter how great a marketer you are, this is an ever changing industry so strap in […]
Most website platforms offer ways to automatically post your blog titles and links on the major social networks; where you have an account. But marketing is so much more, especially if you have a new product/business. E-Newsletters are an important part of every marketing campaign. Not only do your new/potential clients get the ability to […]
There are ways to test your website for many things. It is not only important for you to know how your clients/customers find you (SEO), but what they use to interpret your treasures. In other words: which browser do they use most, which devices do they log on with, etc. Most of these links are […]
I will admit there is no way I can cover all the different ways to use plugins the WordPress platform, and other online services, offer to automate your website. I do know what my clients like and use regularly. But there is so much more it gives me goose-bumps. As I explore and test more, […]