Entries Tagged as 'Business'

Protect Yourself From SEO Profit-Sharing Partnership Scams

January 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Business

As SEO professionals we get approached by many needing our help. In some cases a person will approach me with a profit-sharing offer. This is when I don’t get paid any money upfront, but instead I’ll get paid on the backend, when a profit is made, we share the profit. These are also commonly referred […]

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Buffet Themed Websites Are Destined to Fail

July 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Business, SEO

Last night, I went to a buffet restaurant which offers an assortment of cuisines including Chinese, Italian, Seafood, American, Greek, and Caribbean. This is a catch-all type buffet restaurant. The food was fair, but no where as good as somewhere which specialize and focus on only a particular cuisine. Many web beginners make the mistake […]

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When Seasoned SEO’s Target for the Season…

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Business, General, Keyword Research, SEO

They usually do so off season! The other day I got a call from one of my clients who wanted to shift focus of the SEO strategy to organically rank for holiday season related terms. Sure, I am confident in my abilities to get a website ranked on the first page from now 11/14 for […]

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Strict Website Ban Policies are Bad for Business

November 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Business, General

I’ve been banned and blocked from enough websites to know it’s bad business to have strict ban policies. I’ve been banned for a number of reasons, some unknown. However, I maintain my innocence! *wink* When you start a website with a strict ban policy you essentially are telling your users screw you. It is understood […]

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How to Plan an SEO Budget for Your Company?

November 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Business, SEO

Some people who buy into an SEO solution for their website don’t have a minimum or maximum SEO budget. They just wing it! There is no SEO budget and no SEO plan. This is a common mistake. Having an SEO budget (and plan) is essential. But the SEO plan can come from your outsourced SEO […]

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Should Your Company Hire an SEO Consultant or Employee?

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Business

There are some advantages to hiring an SEO consultant over an employee and vice versa. However, it can sometimes be a chore trying to decide whether you need a SEO consultant or employee to satisfy your search engine optimization needs. If your company has never hired a SEO consultant then it’s possible you don’t know […]

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North Carolina Voted Worst Place to Do Affiliate Marketing

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Affiliates, Business

It’s surprising that in a state which is commonly voted the best place for business that North Carolina would impose affiliate tax on affiliate sales of $10K or more, because doesn’t this actually reduce the amount of companies who would want to do business in North Carolina, preferably those who run online businesses. Amazon.com sent […]

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Pay for Your Word of Mouth Referrals…

May 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Business

When you get referrals from others you need to pay up! Paying for referrals is a technique for getting more referrals. When you pay someone for referring your product or service, then guess what! You are at the top of their list when they refer someone again. Word of mouth marketing is one of the […]

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