Blogging

Blogging

“The fact of the matter is, if you can start up a local blog about the independent hip-hop scene in Seattle or the financial side of the restaurant business or the intersection of immigration and entrepreneurship, you’ve got a far better shot at becoming a leader in your field.” (Rand Fishkin)

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Online Business Tips

The biggest mistake people make is not making a living at doing what they most enjoy. - Malcom Forbes

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Missing Piece To The Puzzle

Google Techniques

Search engine optimization does not specialize in tasks that will make pigs soar high up in the sky. Its real task is to dig deeper into the genetics of a website and reengineer the essential elements until it transforms into an eagle. – Bruce Clay

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Success

Online Marketing Tips

"Engaging in an authentic, meaningful conversation with consumers will be the key to marketing success and growth, even if that means acknowledging negative feedback; transparency is paramount.” – Ron Blake, president and CEO of Rewards Network

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Website Development

"The difference between a Designer and Developer when it comes to design skills, is the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it." - Scott Hanselman

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Domain vs. Subdomain

When you get ready to set up a professional blog, one of the first decisions you will need to make is if you want to use a domain, subdomain, or a free option, such as blogger.com. I recommend treating a blog just like any other website, especially when it comes to the hosting. Some hosting companies allow you to host a multiple number …

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Advertising Your Website

Yup, I admit it, I am a bit biased, but I think that one of the very best ways you can advertise your website is through the V7N. First, without a doubt, your site needs to be in as many high quality directories as possible. The V7N Directory is the one directory that I personally recommend the most often. Instead of …

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Offline Marketing Techniques

  Offline marketing is very similar to online marketing, either way, word of mouth is one of the best forms of advertising there is, but a huge part of that involves getting to know the people around you. Online, that might mean joining and actively participating in groups and forums. Offline that could be taking a sincere and active part …

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My Happy Crazy Life

It isn’t often that I come across a blog that I am so impressed by that I find myself wanting to tell everyone I know about it, but My Happy Crazy Life is definitely one blog that I want to share with others.    When I found this blog, authored by Amy Sue of the Zany Zebra, I absolutely could …

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Michael Kane Interview

Michael Kane, owner of InLip Designs, is one of my all time favorite designers. But he tends to be a bit private showing his work to the general public. So, one of the most common questions I have heard lately, is “who the heck is Michael Kane?” Now you know. The truth is, I literally drool over this man’s work, …

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What Do You Need Help With?

Looking at the list of categories that are covered here on my Website Development Training blog, what topics would you most like to see more articles about?   – Basic Blogging Tips   – Basic Computer Tips   – Google Techniques   – Motivational Articles   – Online Business Tips   – Online Marketing Tips   – Search Engine Articles …

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Shopping Carts vs. Stores

Do you know the difference between a store and a shopping cart? You don’t?? Are you sure?? Haven’t you ever been grocery shopping?? Here is what a shopping cart does: It lets you choose items to buy It lets you change your mind and put an item back on the shelf. It lets you take the items to checkout It …

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Make It Easy to Order Right Now!

Why is it that online business owners spend countless hours following every possible search engine optimization and marketing technique to get me to visit their website, and yet make it so difficult for me to actually make a purchase? Haven’t they realized that if they don’t make it easy to order right now, the odds are very good their visitors …

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Small Town Redneck Country Girl

There was a small town country girl who had a passion for making gifts and giving them to anyone who wanted them. She didn’t do it for the attention. She handed out the gifts in a private area, outside of the public eye. She did not give the gifts to hear words of thanks or praise for what she was …

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Five Things About Cricket

Okay, bear with me for an odd ball post here … John Scott tagged me, so I am supposed to come up with five things that y’all don’t know about me and post it here on my blog. I will find a way to pay you back for this someday John! Considering the fact that I have even told the …

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Shopping Carts and SEO

True shopping carts (those that are added to your already existing website) do not need to be SEO friendly. Other than the buy now or add to cart buttons, which lead to the actual payment page, they only come into effect once your customer decides to make a purchase. Unless a store is selling literally thousands of products, using your …

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Favorite Basic Computer Tips

As small business owners, none of us can afford to lose time dealing with computer issues. Arming ourselves with knowledge about our computers and operating systems can go a long way in preventing issues from happening to begin with. A great place to start learning the basics about your computer and operating system is to sit down and actually read …

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