I had a great conversation at SMX Local with Mark Barrera of Franklin-Spirko , a SEO/PR firm in Frisco, TX, on the topic of what I call “Keyword Expansion” – the art of coming up with new keywords that you can use to attract qualified search traffic that you didn’t have in your original business […]
I am having lunch with Mary Bowling, SEO Expert from Blizzard Internet Marketing, and I asked her for one of her “secret sauce” tips and she gave me a good one: She posted the business info from one of her tourism clients on Microsoft’s Windows Live Expo, Microsoft’s version of Google Base, and pretty quickly […]
Since we’ve sort of already launched this is a little anticlimactic but you’ve got to start somewhere. I hope you find this blog to be extremely helpful to growing your business via the Internet. At the very least it will hopefully be as fun to read as it is to write. Ok let’s get to […]
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Just to let you guys know that not only will I be speaking at SMX Local, but also I will be blogging SMX Local too. I’ll try not to do that live-blogging stuff but rather I will hopefully provide recaps of some of the sessions and interesting encounters that occur. Send me an email at […]
Yesterday was this pre-blog’s biggest day yet with 395 unique visitors. I haven’t quite figured out yet how to parse the StumbleUpon referrers as it looks like I am getting stumbled/voted for along with getting actual visitors to the site. According to the stats SU has sent 1,103 referrals to me. Sphinn has sent 171 […]
Typically when I recommend viral marketing techniques to my clients I get blank stares in return. Viral marketing campaigns sound very interesting in theory, but actually connecting the dots and executing them seems to require an imagination that is outside the scope of some very imaginative people. So I am hoping that this post can serve as a “how-to” guide for a viral marketing campaign that I can point people to which will help them connect the dots. Please forgive the excruciating detail.
At this point these posts have little to do with local search but maybe there’s a lesson in viral marketing here for you, my dear reader. Today, at T minus 9 days, this little blog made it to the top of Sphinn. It only lasted for a few minutes until I was bumped off by […]
For those of you on the edge of your seats, as of 11:50am Pacific I have now received 116 referrals from Andy Beard’s mention of my site on StumbleUpon. Interestingly a couple of other Stumblers picked up on Andy’s link and sent me a little bit of traffic including SebastianX, Beagooddad, and Chris Garrett. I […]
I am not officially open for business as you can see from the sad state of these pages but this afternoon I checked my stats and noticed that I was starting to get a lot of visitors from this page on StumbleUpon. Andy Beard, one of the most interesting search engine optimization bloggers I follow, […]