How long have they been in business – Everyone needs to start somewhere, but if you are hiring someone that has just started their business and does it part-time, make sure this is not just a little hobby they have on the side to bring in a few additional dollars. This designer might not be around in twelve months time when you need to make changes to your website. This will be a real problem if they had the original design files–it is not standard practice for your designer to give you the original design files without you incurring an additional cost.
Use Internal Links. You want the search engines to be able to find their way around your site. Think how difficult it would be to walk around a city like Edinburgh if there were no sign posts or if you didn’t have a map. Links from your homepage to other pages on your site act as sign posts that search engines can use to rank your pages. You need to work out what are the main pages that you want to rank for and then link to these pages. Then use relevant keywords to link to these pages. For example, to rank a page for “Edinburgh builders” use the word “Edinburgh builiders” in the text that links to that page. Remember to use keyword diversity to make it look more natural. So don’t just use anchor text keywords, but other words like “contact us” or “click here”.
A marketing strategy is different from tactics. Think of strategy like an approach. It’s how you approach the problem of promoting your product or business. The methods you finally select to promote your product and services are called tactics. Tactics translate into action steps. Tactics are things like, “I’ll use direct mail; I’ll build a landing page; I’ll use content marketing and social networking to promote my business.” Then, break each idea down into action steps. “Write direct mail piece. Research and rent mailing lists. Create Facebook and Twitter accounts.” You get the idea.
Odds are you have a blog and have signed up to use Facebook and even Twitter. Now you want to learn how to make the most of these social networking sites. To do that you need to contact the pros who have already written the book on how to get ahead in the world of affiliate marketing.
Nowadays, relationship in business does matters. Prospect doesn’t just go online, and buy things they want randomly. They want to know the person behind the website. In this case, it is like Seth Godin told in his blog, trust does make profits.
Install a Blog tab to show your latest blog posts which helps to position you as an expert and build your credibility. Some blog tab applications also update your Facebook Fan Page status as soon as a new post has been published.
With all types of Seo, it’s important to think of your content as part of a larger net. When your website optimisation focuses on single-word keywords, you need to link through to the pages assigned to those keywords, using your content to support your keyword structure. The same is true of a long-tail search engine optimisation campaign, but with the difference that the net needs to be a lot more complex.
Blogs are brilliant – but don’t be tempted to host your blog on a site such as WordPress or Blogger. If you are going to go to the trouble of hosting a blog, do it on your own site (and not just publish to your site).