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I am very surprised to hear so many SEO companies throwing in the towel after Google’s Penguin update in April 2012. The general feeling amongst the experts is that Google has defeated SEO companies. I don’t agree!
So what can managed Internet marketing do for your business?
The White paper will explain the complete Managed SEO concept, something that is much needed in the industry.
This Whitepaper will benefit you if:
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One of the new tools we have implemented, as part of our complete managed internet service, is a free SEO report, which is available to everyone.
No such thing as a free lunch? Or is it simply a case of if it is free, it can’t be of much use? In this case neither is correct.
This is a useful tool for anyone interested in seeing the current SEO of their website and once you have the report, you don’t even need to contact us to discuss it further.
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I am a great believer of Emotional Intelligence as a concept. I feel, after some exposure and basic training based on Daniel Goleman’s book, “Emotional Intelligence” published in 1995, that this is a revolutionary way of thinking and communicating. Very briefly, the concept is communication between people at a deeper emotional level.
“Emotional Intelligence (EI), often measured as an Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ), describes an ability, capacity, or skill to perceive, assess, and manage the emotions of one’s self, of others, and of groups. It is a relatively new area of psychological research. The definition of EI is constantly changing”. (Wikepedia)
As a professional SEO, I always wondered if there can be a link between a website and a websites’ visitor on the said level of emotional intelligence. This is something I have been discussing with an expert on the subject, Sarah Cartwright, an Effective Communication Consultant and a Facilitator. Sarah and I have briefly explored various avenues of approaching this concept and we both feel that there is a possibility of communication using some of the principles of emotional intelligence on SEO.
Our clients would have a great benefit from the Emotional Intelligence implemented on their website as we will try to get engaged with the visitors to the sites at an emotional level. We would try to understand them and help them choose the product or service they want in a very cost-effective way. A website should be able to communicate with all visitors at all levels. A website should give the visitor a better and more enjoyable experience and hopefully, that will make them a returning client. From our point of view as SEO experts, we are always looking for a better, more effective, newer way to communicate with a website visitor.
We would like to investigate the possibility of tapping into visitors’ feelings.
Emotional Intelligence is a subject I have only recently come across and I would like to investigate its possibilities further. There is a lot to learn and research. So watch this space…
Next time your boss arches an inquisitive eyebrow towards your screen and asks what you’re doing on Facebook, you have a legitimate excuse. Just whisper the hallowed words “Social Marketing”.
Companies big and small are opening their eyes to the marketing possibilities of sites like MySpace, LinkedIn, Del.icio.us, and that well-known scourge of office productivity, Facebook itself.
After all, it makes sense that these sites, heaving with users (70 million on Facebook at the last count*), are a resource worth tapping. Unfortunately, there’s a little more to it than the methodology you learned in SEO school.
These days almost everyone knows about the power of inbound links and metadata – but can these methods be used in Social Networking?
Well, forget any ideas you have about harnessing Facebook’s power with a mighty inbound link to your site. Facebook is a registration zone, and its links will never be found by Google’s crawlers.
Your campaigns have to rely on more subtle means. One obvious route is to develop a plug-in that is so irresistible, so delightful, or so downright preposterous, that not only does it spread like a rash through Facebook, but it provides enticing content for blogs or if you’re lucky, newspapers. Those reports are sure to provide a link directly to your site.
If you have a limited budget, time is your best resource. It costs nothing to develop a wonderful Facebook page, garner fans, and reward them with rich content: photos, exclusive news, or a personalized relationship. It’s not a quick SEO fix – but goodwill has a knock-on effect, and slowly but surely your name will become known.
If that all sounds like hard work, don’t even think about going down the blogging route. Blogs are a natural arena for the swapping of links (in posts, comments or Blogrolls), but to really leverage their power, you need to post regularly. Google rewards frequent updates. Other sites will reward you too, if your content is interesting enough, with inbound links galore.
As with Facebook, nurturing relationships count for a lot in the blogosphere. Blogging for SEO is a long-term strategy, and one that will have many other positive side-effects, but a hit-and-run approach won’t work. Woo your commenters; favor them with personal replies. Remember too, that if you’re blogging on-topic, every post, reply, and comment is a keyword-heavy piece of SEO gold-dust.
If your boss still can’t see the value of blogs or social networks, bookmarking sites like Digg or Del.icio.us might be an easier sell. After all, they are based on the precept of sharing URLs, and through inbound links from Del.icio.us are fairly weak collateral, they count for something. Plus, as all Digg users are aware, one killer story can flood your site with visitors.
In short, social networks can work hard for your site’s SEO, but they’re not a quick fix. Either your boss is going to have to get used to your surfing habits, or it’s time to suggest he outsources your Social Marketing.
* Source: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/press/info.php?factsheet