Posts Tagged ‘search engine optimization’

Quality Content and Link Popularity: Keys to SEO

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Although poorly written, this is a very good article about the relationship between quality content and link popularity in achieving high ranking in the search engines. Most of us know that quality content – defined as valuable, unique and keyword rich content – is one of the most important criteria search engines use for ranking. Even more important, though, is link popularity. And how are they connected?

That’s the gist of the article, and rather than put my spin on it, I’ll let you read the article and see for yourself how the author cleverly explains the relationship between the two, how good content, in fact, leads to improved link popularity.

How do you measure ROI for your social media marketing efforts?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

So how do you measure ROI for your social media marketing efforts? This is a question all business owners who experiment with social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook must ask themselves. Or if you have someone managing your social media marketing campaigns – what criteria do you use to measure results?

In a blog post entitled Looking for clear-cut social media ROI? There’s an SEO for that!, the author, Hugo Guzman, claims that you can calculate the ROI of your social media efforts by correlating the relationship of these efforts with the improvement in search engine rankings. Simply stated, social media marketing improves SEO, which increases website or blog visitors, which increases leads, which increases conversions (or sales).

Truly, it’s a lot more complex than this, and Guzman lays out a very convincing case for the importance of social media marketing. You be the judge, though, and determine for yourself if your business can benefit from marketing on the various social media sites.

Six Benefits of Cloud Computing

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Here are six benefits of Cloud computing (taken from an article called “Six Benefits of Cloud Computing” on the Web 2.0 Journal website):

  • Reduced Cost
    Cloud technology is paid incrementally, saving organizations money.
  • Increased Storage
    Organizations can store more data than on private computer systems.
  • Highly Automated
    No longer do IT personnel need to worry about keeping software up-to-date.
  • Flexibility
    Cloud computing offers much more flexibility than past computing methods.
  • More Mobility
    Employees can access information wherever they are, rather than having to remain at their desks.
  • Allows IT to Shift Focus
    No longer having to worry about constant server updates and other computing issues, government organizations will be free to concentrate on innovation.

Do it yourself Search Engine Optimization

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Here is a great article for all you “do it yourselfers” who want to perform SEO on your own websites. Of course, we don’t recommend this because, well, because we provide SEO for our clients…and charge for it. But that’s OK, give it a try anyway.

The article is filled with excellent tips – some general, some very technical – that might require the help of your web designer, but there are some that you might be able to do yourself if you have a content management system (CMS) or can edit the content in your site. To name a few: page names, directory structure, Meta tags, flash, navigation, and much more. Even if you don’t want to do your own SEO, you’ll find good information in the article that is useful for any website owner.