I haven't updated this in a while, but I just HAD to let you guys know about this special. My favorite keyword research tool WordZe just emailed me (literally about 5 minutes ago) a $4 for the month of July special. Not only do you get an insane intro price, but you get a DISCOUNT after the first month to $38.98. Special offers like this are rare (maybe once or twice a year) so I encourage EVERYONE to sign up and try it out.
I was excited to find out that Google has released Google Sites, their on-line collaboration system aimed at helping teams work together. This site is a great starting point, but has a few serious flaws that keep it from being truly useful for team collaboration. I'm going to go over my analysis after a few hours of playing with the site, and discuss my thoughts for actual day to day business use.Continue reading "Google Sites Review - Problems and Hope"
Today's tip covers something that I've been doing for a while, but not everyone uses. Social media sites like MySpace and Facebook can be great for getting your name out. You can offer a lot of rich content that gets people excited about your brand. There are a few things that you can do though, to drive traffic from those sites over to yours. Today we're going to focus on how to get visitors from these types of sites, and how to convert those visitors to clients.Continue reading "Making The Most of Social Media"
Today we're going to cover an easy self SEO tip that you can use to increase the power of pages that link to you. The first links for your web site are often the hardest to get. When a site is popular everyone wants to link to it. When you do get the first few critical links to your site, how do you make sure that they will be popular in the future? Using this tip, you can drive extra traffic to these sites and ensure better search engine power for your backlinks. You can use this on blog posts, press releases, reviews, or just about any type of web page.Continue reading "SEO Tip: Making The Most Of Incoming Links"
Our baby Luna Theresa Dillinger Valverde was born last night at 11:30PM, weighing 6.5lbs (2950g) and 19.5" (50cm). It was a difficult birth, but my wife and I are both glad to have her home with us now. We want to thank you all for your kind thoughts and words while we were away.
I like to help people. I discovered long ago that teaching people the basics of promoting their sites saves a lot of work and headaches down the road. There are a lot of people who spend a lot of time promoting their sites the old fashioned way. Well I'm here to tell you that there are better ways to promote your site, and you've probably never heard of them. Thatís why I've decided to share one of my newest backlink secrets with everyone who reads here for free.Continue reading "Amazing secret to build 30+ backlinks in 15 minutes or less"
The SEMMYS have announced their finalists in each category. You can now go to the site and read the top articles of each category. When you're done reading feel free to vote for the winner. Voting ends January 30th.
The SEMMYS are search marketing awards dedicated to highlighting the best blog posts of the year. The best part about this web site is looking through the titles alone I see many of my favorite blog posts from the year. This page is an amazing resource for any business looking to promote on the web. While I haven't finished reading all of the posts (there are well over 100), there were some favorites that I'm about to share with you.Continue reading "SEMMYS - Search Marketing Awards"
Besides our normal client work, we've been building out our Costa Rica SEO section to include even more information. We've also organized it a bit better to make sure that the most important info doesn't get overlooked. In the next few weeks our blog posts will be slower as we expand our marketing and web design sections with more information as well. Along with these we're planning on updating our Self SEO Help section with more user requested content. So, what we would like to know is: What type of SEO advice do our readers want to see? Leave a comment here, and tell us what type of SEO questions you have. We will then take all or some of these and add them to our Self SEO Help section. Until next time, take care and Pura Vida!
Setting up a pay per click campaign the right way can save you a lot of money. I spend hours every week tweaking PPC campaigns, and when I read what James over at Apollo SEM found I was floored! They put together a write-up on how to display exact PPC keywords with Google Adwords and Analytics. This little trick only takes a few minutes to do, and can save you a ton on PPC advertising. You see with Googleís Adwords PPC and Analytics you get some nice information about the people who click ads and visit your site. Well with this you can find out the exact keywords that they use to find your site. This is helpful to eliminate search terms that might not be relative to your site, or to setup an ad variation for a specific keyword. I know that eliminating irrelevant clicks and fine tuning keywords can save my clients thousands of dollars per year. Thank you very much Apollo SEM and enjoy!
We are proud to announce the release of our SEO guide "I want to get more visitors to my web site, but I donít know where to start". This guide is aimed at web site owners who want to learn the basic steps at building more traffic and converting more of that traffic to clients. Though the guide was designed with web site owners in mind, it makes great reading for anyone looking to start a web site.
To download the guide visit our Free SEO Guide Download Page. The guide is free to download and we require no personal information.Continue reading "SEO Self Help Guide Available"
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce all of you to a project that I've been working on. It is a social network for people interested in promoting their own web sites. I've been experimenting with Ning.com and love how easy it is to setup a social network of your own. I used it to setup the SEO Marketing Self Help Community recently. I plan on expanding and doing some more tips and links there in the future. The Now the real question is why.
When building links for your web site it's important to mix things up a bit. Today we're going to cover strategies for making your links more effective. We'll cover a few common problems that people new to link building often run in to. Finally, we'll discuss something you can do on your own site to help build page strength.Continue reading "SEO Tip: Link building Mix up"
Over the weekend we released a major update to the web site expanding the information greatly to better answer the questions we were getting from visitors. Iím going to take a few minutes to cover some of the things we added and make sure that no one misses our special offers for January, which include $500 odd web site design and 10% off of all services for all of 2008! Take a look at whatís new and enjoy the savings.Continue reading "Updated Content Expanded SEO Marketing and Web Design"
Jaco, Costa Rica January 7, 2008 Ė Costa Rica's amazing atmosphere and people grab people's business and attention world wide. Web development and SEO firms flourish in this hot technology climate.
Why are so many big technology companies, such as Intel and Hewlett Packard, moving resources to the small tropical country of Costa Rica? It could be for the amazing climate, but it is most likely due to the amazing people. Costa Rica has the highest educated and most technology inclined populace in Central America. The promise of a well educated and trained work force has brought many big name companies here and more coming every day.Continue reading "Costa Rica: SEO, Web Design, and Low Cost"
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