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SEO Revisited

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

I’ve seen lots of small businesses moaning about Google updates and saying that their online businesses have gone straight into the toilet after the latest one. I have a tip for you all. Have you actually done a search on your keywords to see what comes up?

I listed an accessory item on one of my sites and was amazed at how many orders I received. As it turns out, there really wasn’t a lot of competition for that keyword at the time. I had been to busy over the summer to give it much thought, but realized a couple of weeks ago that the orders had dried up. I did a search and found that, sure enough, my site had dropped from high up on Google’s first page to the second page (which is pretty much the same as the 50th page in terms of people ever seeing it).

SEO — What NOT To Do!

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and put your products or services up on the Web. Perhaps you’ve used one of those quickie website builders offered by various hosting companies. You sit back and wait for those customers to come flocking in, and you wait, and wait some more . . . Chances are your website is not well optimized and the problem is that nobody even knows that your site exists.