This blog now shows Contributor advertisements

contributor adYou may have noticed in the sidebar a small advertisement that looks like the image to the right. This is for Google Contributor which has now gone live after running for a time on an invitation basis to certain publishers. We received notice of this via the AdSense newsletter on November 5. It certainly would be handy to be receiving more revenue as a result of this initiative. Continue reading “This blog now shows Contributor advertisements”

Google And Goggle – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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A current hot topic that will not go away is the question of privacy on social media such as Facebook and Google Plus. If you wish to limit what others can find about you on the Internet, then how should you go about this. Most social media have a clearly stated policy on privacy. For example this link will take you to Google’s Privacy Policy.

In essence this policy puts the onus on the individual to take whatever steps that may be required to block Google’s access to sensitive information. Since the privacy policy is somewhat complex, this is a challenging task and will not be100 percent effective.

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The Grass Is Greener on Your Side – Staying Relevant With Backlinks

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This article is contributed by Thomas McMahon.

A major part of inbound marketing to your website is obtaining backlinks that point towards your site by active link building. There are thousands of places on the internet that will tell you how to build links, but it’s ultimately up to you to decide how you’ll go about gaining backlinks in order to drive natural traffic to your site, but also to improve your search rankings. Continue reading “The Grass Is Greener on Your Side – Staying Relevant With Backlinks”

The Dead Backlinking Method

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This article is contributed by Sophie Eagan.

The dead backlinking method is probably news to quite a lot of people, and indeed I have only just come across it. This is why I would like to share it with you all. The method itself has been around since the beginning of the Internet.  I would like to share this with you as in a way it is a form of guest posting but a great deal easier. Continue reading “The Dead Backlinking Method”

Your Website Design Is Crucial To Your Marketing Plan

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This article is contributed by Clark Jones.

When you create a website Home page the chances are that you’re thinking of it as mostly a means of navigation for your website and a bit of fancy dressing to help make your product or service seem more polished and desirable. What you need to bear in mind though is that a website design can and should be much more than this.  It can be a great way to market your business and can pull people in to read more about your business and what it offers. Continue reading “Your Website Design Is Crucial To Your Marketing Plan”

WordPress Plug-ins for More Effective SEO

This article is contributed by Steven Boggs.

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The WordPress content management system (CMS) gives its users access to an unprecedented array of site construction, expansion and maintenance tools. With these, attached to a hosting account and private domain, almost anyone can create an awesome, high quality website of varying complexity in no time flat and with little or no programming knowledge. Continue reading “WordPress Plug-ins for More Effective SEO”

Google PageRank is Chaff

Almost anyone who owns a website is familiar with the term Google PageRank.  This is a patented measure of a Web page which according to the Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, measures the authority of any given Web page.  This measure is one of many elements in the Google search algorithm and many believe it to be perhaps the most important. Continue reading “Google PageRank is Chaff”

Are You A Negative SEO Target

This article is contributed by Charles Dodgson.

The big scare in the latest months has been whether or not negative SEO exists, and if it is possible to negatively impact another webmasters website. The truth is, negative SEO has existed for quite some time, it’s definitely possible to penalize another site on the Internet. Could someone target your website? Continue reading “Are You A Negative SEO Target”

Top 10 Myths about Pay Per Click Marketing

This article is contributed by Pat Walton.

PPC marketing is the absolute market leader when it comes to online advertising. The largest and most powerful of the search engines, Google Inc. alone pulls in over $10 billion per year in revenue from their pay per click advertising platform Adwords. With such revenue streams it’s obvious that PPC is very popular and well used amongst many market segments. Continue reading “Top 10 Myths about Pay Per Click Marketing”