Guest Posts SEO Webmasters Marketing Web Design


We are now accepting guest blogging submissions on the following topics:

– Search engine optimization (seo)
– Webmaster Internet marketing
– Web design and graphic design

Please note this would be a guest post exchange we want our post placed on one of your blogs. If you are interested please contact us.

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What Makes A Good Web Design Company

There are a lot of things that can make a good web design company. Some of these are easier to think of than others but they all create a large impact in the way the website looks and feels.

A Good Template

There our many templates that you can use for your website. If you decide to do this you should pick one that is going to look the best for you and the design of your website. This may mean something as simple as the color or even the way it feels. Templates give a lot of different options to website and make the design process a lot easier.

Color

If you are creating your own website for your company, color is a huge deal. The reason this can be a big deal for a website, is because if your website doesn’t look good you won’t have any customers. The color of your website should be indicative to what kind of feel you’re giving with your business.

Font

Font is a great thing to help boost a website’s appearance. That’s because the font used can make a website look better or possibly look worse or less professional if it’s not the right kind. You may want to think about the font you’re using when you create the website so people will want to buy your services for their own.

These are just a few things that can help you have a website that’s going to sell your business and services the best it can. When you’re in this kind of business, you don’t want something that’s not going to work well or that will make you look as though you can’t do your job. Web design is a very competitive field and having a website that is good will help you get ahead.

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Attending a Conference for Link Building

While it’s certainly possible to conduct all of your link trades online using sites like this one as well as forums and direct emails to other webmasters in your niche, it can be a lot of fun to build links in the real world, too.  One way that people do this is by attending conferences and networking events.

There are major trade shows that encompass a wide variety of internet marketing and social media topics.  These take place throughout the United States and in major cities around the world.  However, one can also find specific events, like blogger conferences or even mommy blogger conferences,  to maximize your chances of meeting up with similar people.  Whether you have a blog, an e-commerce site, an adult website, or something in between, you can find an event that will meet your needs and help you to create valuable contacts.

Of course, you can gain more from a conference than just link exchanges.  You will have the opportunity to attend seminars that can teach you other tips and tricks for increasing your traffic, promoting your business, and monetizing your site.  You’ll get to listen to insight from keynote speakers with experience in the field.  And whether or not you end up trading links with everyone, you’ll get to make contacts that you can bring home and use in the future.

If you’ve never attended any sort of internet marketing event in the past, don’t be shy.  By and large, people are friendly and eager to foster new connections.  Remember to pack your business cards, put some thought into how you want to describe your business, and put on a smile.  Then you will be ready to get out there and start networking!

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SEO for Videos

Startup companies are trying to launch their businesses quickly and with minimal costs so they can start gaining revenue. How to market on the internet changes with whatever is trending at the time. Recently with the advent of Youtube.com and various other video hosting websites, it is extremely easy to make a video and have it reach your target audience. So whether you are posting videos of silly cats or posting videos that advertise your home business, you’ll need to know some basic tips.

How can you optimize your video?

You may think that performing basic search engine optimization tasks to increase rankings on a video may be difficult, but it is the same concept as optimizing traditional text websites. You need to use relevant keywords in your title, tags, URL, file name, and link text. Also make sure to include a description of the video in “natural style” writing. This will paint a vivid picture for people searching for material relating to your content and more importantly to the search engine themselves so your video can be found on the Internet. Essentially, optimizing your video incorporates the same tactics as optimizing any other digital media. The thing about videos is that you can use them in a variety of ways to diversify your appeal. A few common tactics include:

  • Taking screen shots of videos and posting them on photo hosting sites such as Flickr
  • Segregating longer videos into shorter content; thus creating a higher chance for the search engine crawler to find one of your videos.
  • Talk about the video in a seperate blog post.

The bottom line is that videos can get people talking and may be another tool for your Internet marketing campaign. Remember to allow people to share your video. You could have just produced the next viral video and you didn’t even know it!

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Increasing Your Site’s Link-Building Appeal

Link exchanges are a crucial part of search engine optimization, but it isn’t always easy to find high-quality, relevant trades.  In order to make the most of your efforts, you should take every possible step to make your site appealing to prospective trades.

Start with design. Giving your site a clean, user-friendly appearance will not only help your customers or visitors, it will also make link swapping partners more inclined to trade with you.  Make sure that your directory or “other resources” area is easy to find and uncluttered.  Think of it as you would inviting guests into your home – you want them to feel comfortable and appreciated.

Choose your friends wisely. Linking to irrelevant sites or posting unrelated adult content, even for the purposes of trading links, is not a good idea.  Relevant partners may be turned off by a site that seems willing to trade with any and every one.  Instead of exchanging with everyone, seek out relevant pages and avoid potentially offensive content.

Provide quality content and unique information. When building your site, build on what you know.  Stick to topics for which you can provide authoritative, original articles, photos, and other media.  The more you know, the better you’ll be able to reach your audience, and the more likely others will be to link to your page.

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Advertising Options for Web-based Business

Although free advertising in the form of search engine optimization is the number one way to promote any internet business, webmasters also turn to paid advertising in some circumstances.  In fact, paid advertising is highly recommended if:

  1. Your website is new and so won’t appear in any search engine results.
  2. Your keywords are highly competitive.
  3. You want to “brand” your business beyond just getting clicks; you want to become a household name.

One relatively new and popular form of website advertising is modeled after the product placements you see in movies and on television.  In those cases, a sponsor like Pepsi or Tide pays to have their products appear in a show, without any direct mention of those products.  They simply ease them into our collective consciousness.  In fact, an entire movie was made based around the idea of product placement:  The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.

Blog advertising can be done in a very similar way.  You might find a mommy blogger writing about her day and slipping in a reference to a particular brand of children’s clothing – or laundry detergent or even soda, just like in the above example.  A technical blogger may include a paid reference to a new app or gadget in one of his posts.  A recipes blog might be asked to include a specific kitchen accessory in her next description.

Whatever the product or service, you can bet there’s a fit for it in the blog advertising community.  If you want to make your own site popular – and receive valuable backlinks as well – this modern form of site promotion may be a perfect fit for your company!

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Quality Hosting for Your Site

Sometimes, it becomes necessary to add a new site to your network or switch hosting providers in favor of a better deal.

One good host that I’ve discovered recently is TikoHosting.  They provide all the usual services, including domain registration, various levels of hosting, and of course, they promise to avoid downtime at all cost.  Because they offer rates that are geared toward individuals, small businesses, and large corporations, you can surely find a package that will meet both your needs and your budget.

Additionally, this company offers SEO services for people who don’t have the time or desire to do their own link building and search marketing.

If you’re looking for a good host, check them out today.

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Offering Free Content

One way to drive traffic to your site and increase backlinks is to write articles for other sites.  There are many content portals out there that welcome well-written submissions on a variety of subjects, and when you contribute, many or most of them will allow you to include a link back to your site from a short author biography.

You can also offer guest posts to popular, active blogs that pertain to your site’s subject matter.  Often times, these bloggers welcome the opportunity to publish new writing or increase their posts without having to put in the time to create them.

The maintenance of a website isn’t all that different from starting any other sort of company.  It’s important to brand yourself in a unique and recognizable way.  Writing and publishing articles will help you to be viewed as an authority on your subject, which will encourage others to visit your site and take your content seriously.

It goes without saying that you should familiarize yourself with others who are creating relevant content – it’s always good to know what else is out there – but you can also use this knowledge to connect and share with others.  Content sharing is a win-win for everyone!

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Moderating Your Link Trades

While quantity used to be valued when it came to obtaining backlinks, quality is given much more consideration now.  Instead of helping your site, getting an unnatural number of links (especially if they aren’t relevant to your site’s content) can actually hurt you now.

Many new webmasters ask how many links they should try to get over the course of a month.  Instead of focusing on a number, we recommend that you look for really good links from authoritative sites.

It’s important to note that if your site goes from having just a handful of backlinks to having a hundred or more in a month, the search engines may be suspicious.  Think about natural patterns when conducting your trades.  Start slow, and increase your links as you go, keeping quality and relevance in mind.

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Mistakes to Avoid in Linking

When putting the time and effort into swapping links, you want to make sure that you aren’t wasting either one.  That’s why it’s so important to be certain you aren’t making any of the following common mistakes when carrying out your trades.

  • Trading with nofollow tags. You want to make sure that you’re posting links that don’t have the modifying “nofollow” tag attached, and in return, you want to make sure that you’re receiving “follow” links.  Otherwise, the search engines won’t track or give any value to the links you’re posting or receiving as reciprocals.
  • Mixing up your domains. Choose either your domain address with the www included or not (it shouldn’t matter which one you choose) for link swaps — using both can weaken the value of your trades.
  • Failing to follow up. Let’s say you offer someone a trade and then post a link to their site.  If they never post a reciprocal link back to your site, you’ve given away something valuable and gotten nothing in return.  Make sure you check to make sure that a trade is complete before forgetting all about it.  You may even want to check in a month or two to verify that your link is still up on your partner’s site.
  • Focusing on the home page only. Make sure to request links to a variety of pages on your site, not just your main page.  Try to get an even mix of home page and inner page links.
  • Using repetitive anchor text. When you have the opportunity to request specific anchor text for your backlinks, vary it up a bit!  Using the same anchor text every time looks very unnatural and won’t be nearly as successful as using many different words and phrases.  You will even benefit from having some links that say “click here” or that use your domain name as the link text.

Avoid these critical errors, and watch as your backlinks grow along with your PR and search engine presence!

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