Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Add a Favicon to your Website!


Add a Favicon (favorite icon) to your website, so that your company or product logo appears in the URL box. This icon will also show up in a bookmark list, and gives the web site an added level of professionalism.
How? You can do a search for “add a flavicon” I used on

Pick a photo or logo for your site; upload the graphic through the browse option; download the kit; copy and paste the code you are given to your index page, and place the icon in your root directory.

This is another way to Brand and Promote your website.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Facebook Annoyance and Safety

Here are two very helpful guides that will show you step by step how to make Facebook more secure. - This is a great article on the new (i.e., less private) settings in Facebook and how to increase the security levels. - This is Facebook's online security center. You don't have to login to use it. This is a good page to scan now and then so you know what's in it if you need it.

In security, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Choose your friends carefully, limit the personal information you publish and keep your password strong and safe. These simple proactive measures will go a long way to enhance the safety and effectiveness of Facebook.
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Looking for Free Advertising?

Here is a great place to advertise for free:  they offer free advertising service to promote your website or services for free. To place an ad,  register first. You have more control over your ad, edit, renew or delete your ad as you need. You can add a picture, edit, update etc. all for free. Try it!

Thursday, December 31, 2009


Friday, December 25, 2009

Link Exchange Directory of Top Sites

Link Exchange Directory of Top Sites

SEO friendly web directory of top sites & blogs organized by topic into categories and presented according to relevance of website.

Submit your website free.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Note

I won't be taking on any additional clients for website design, I am swamped. My theory of keeping things simple and  being a little patient with marketing is working. I am currently getting the hang of social networking. Since I'm not a full time web designer any longer I have the time to do the research I like to do before I "buy" into any of the SEO "you have to" stuff. The SEO business changes rapidly, in my opinion, and I don't see much change in SEO know it alls. Sorry for being blunt, but if someone wants you to fork over $400 a month plus, I want major performance, not just the same old thing.

What I am finding that really works with regard to social networking is:
Attend events - show up consistently
Join organizations and get involved in mommittees
Network with other trade partners
Invest you time
Build relationships
Recognize those who have helped you out
Be authentic
Don't act desperate
Listen to what people are saying, and follow through
Share your experiences
Be a mentor
Fous on giving, not getting
Let people know what your expertise is
Follow up with people
Learn about other trades
Don't be afraid to give feed-back
Ask lots of questions
Be respectful of your peers and their existing relationships
Set goals and manage your time
Maximize customer service
Treat everything you do as a networking opportunity.

Social Networking is not just for the internet, facebook, twitter, etc.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Page Rank, was it ever worth it?

It isn't often that I find a article worth linking to but I believe this is important to those people who struggle to understand how to get more traffic. In the SEO world it seems like little is ever explained about statements made revelant to how much we are charged for SEO work.

I personally have never believed much in Page Rank, I tend to go with Key Words and Key Phrases. Putting myself in the shoes of the seacher. In other words, if I'm looking for X product, what words would I use to find that product on the web; and it works.

I've posted an article here about Google and Page Rank. I hope it sheds a little light on the subject; there are some good comments also, I said "some" good comments. (I also posted a link here so you can read comments.)

Google Ditches PageRank in Webmaster Tools
By Chris Crum

Google has quietly gotten rid of PageRank in Webmaster Tools. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable points to a thread featuring an explanation from Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Susan Moskwa.

"We've been telling people for a long time that they shouldn't focus on PageRank so much; many site owners seem to think it's the most important metric for them to track, which is simply not true," says Moskwa. "We removed it because we felt it was silly to tell people not to think about it, but then to show them the data, implying that they should look at it."

Search marketers are wondering why Google tells people not to focus on PageRank and removes it from Webmaster Tools, but still keeps it in the Google Toolbar. "Back in 2007, Google wanted feedback on removing PageRank from the Toolbar," says Schwartz. "I felt it was a good idea but the idea died out. Google cannot remove PageRank from the Toolbar, it is too much of their branding. No matter how much Matt Cutts and the Google search quality and webmaster trends team want it removed, I cannot see Google's executives allowing it."

Andy Beal of Marketing Pilgrim says the role of PageRank has been reduced to nothing more than a "comfort blanket for SEO Noobs." He adds, "I say this, with a high degree of confidence that most experienced SEOs pour over the data in Google Webmaster Tools, whereas those new to the industry likely let the toolbar be their only guiding light."

He also notes, however, that PageRank data can still be useful. For example, it can be a good indicator of a site's behavior in Google's index. "Any green means 'go.' No green, means there's something to investigate," says Beal.

Despite this usefulness though, Moskwa pretty much closes the case on Google's position on it. In fact, she even points to a FAQ page about crawling, indexing, and ranking, which says that webmasters shouldn't even bother thinking about it. It also says that PageRank is just one of over 200 signals that can affect how your site is crawled, indexed, and ranked.