Monday, January 31, 2005

Most of the bad weather missed us so that's good - this week the plan is to continue on telling you about some easy ways to get links.

Till tomorrow we hope that everyone enjoys their Monday.


Friday, January 28, 2005

Something to read over the weekend - an article on optimizing not just for Google.

We're supposed to get some ice this weekend - and if we do then it may take a while to dig out / get power restored - so we'll see you Monday (or later :o)).

Thursday, January 27, 2005

First what exactly are you looking for when you search for links -

1) Sites that aren't competitors.
2) Sites that look good without excessive popups / ads / etc.
3) Sites that deliver a service for visitors of your site - ie you sell baby gifts and link to a parenting advice site.
4) Sites that have a PR greater than zero - a PR of zero may mean they are in trouble with Google - beyond this don't worry much about PR - think first of #3 - a service to your readers. If it's an excellent site and they have a PR of 1 - rest assured that as word gets around their PR will climb. Conversely if their site is junk and has a PR of 9 forget them because their deeds will eventually catch up with them.
5) Make sure the sites resources page has a clearly visible link for the front page. It is better if it is a text link.
6) Review their links page - do links actually link from the site or do they use a code to link. I would be wary of linking to sites with a code because that doesn't actually deliver you any PR at all.
7) Take a moment to review some of the links from their links page - what are they like - would they provide value to your customers.

Next week we'll talk about the actual process of finding links.

Have a good one.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Sorry for my absence last week - long story so I won't bore you with it.

Does Google have an aging delay - this article makes some good sense.

Hope to get things back on track tomorrow.

Tim and Lisa

Friday, January 14, 2005

Hopefully the weather is not too wild where you are - the past week it's seemed like spring time here. Now today it has turned winter time - after thunder storms and high wind yesterday.

An idea of getting prospective links into your inbox can be found at the link below -

We'll be taking Monday off so we'll see you on Tuesday.

Enjoy the weekend.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

We all know one of the main reasons for working on linking is to improve our page rank - are there ways you can adversely impact it - certainly - and you can find out more information at the following link -

Tomorrow we'll review a bit about what we've talked about so far.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Hopefully you had a good weekend. Our pooch of 14 years hasn't been feeling to well lately, he walks around like a drunk man - believe it or not the vet says that is from an inner ear infection. It's like his whole world is leaning to the right... enough about that though. This week (I promise) we'll start / resume our talk on links. Till then I got this in my in box over the weekend -

It is a list of various directories on the web as well as costs involved with submitting your site to them.

Have a good one.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

This week has been a little busier than I expected it would be (not complaining mind you). Hopefully we'll get back into our regular swing by next week. Till then if you have a chance check out our latest newsletter -

Monday, January 03, 2005

Happy New Year !!

So how many resolutions have you broke :o) - this week we'll work on continuing our discussion about linking / how to link. We want to wish everyone a wonderful, safe, prosperous New Year.

Tim and Lisa.