Monday, December 27, 2010

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. My inbox is getting pretty full so decided to share some of the better stuff with you.

The secret life of Black Hat SEO -
http://searchengineland.com/the-secret-life-of-the-black-hat-seo-59472

Ten search marketing trends for 2011 -
http://searchengineland.com/ten-search-marketing-hot-spots-to-watch-in-2011-59549

Net neutrality and what it means for you -
http://searchengineland.com/net-neutrality-what-do-the-new-rules-mean-and-whats-next-59500

Building links - 30 minutes a day -
http://searchenginewatch.com/3639752

Page load speed is one of the 'new' things to improve - here are some tips -
http://searchenginewatch.com/3636580

Social Signals and Google - http://searchengineland.com/google-webmaster-video-reconfirms-use-of-social-signals-59320


We'll resume posting next year... enjoy your celebrations.
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I got to see the sun today... that was good.

Pay Per Click Help -

http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1692945/seven-steps-building-new-ppc-campaign

A 10 day plan to improve your pay per clicks -

http://searchenginewatch.com/3641580

Improving your B2B link campaigns -

http://searchengineland.com/tips-to-improve-your-b2b-link-building-efforts-58328

This starts our holiday posting schedule so we hope you and your family have a wonderful time with your family and friends. We should be back to posting regularly around Jan. 3rd.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Good Weds. to you. We are supposed to get an ice storm this evening so posting may be sporadic ovI'm singingImage by Zedzap(.2nd flickr birthday ) via Flickrer the next few days. I will be glad when winter is over, although it hasn't really started yet. We got almost a foot of snow over the weekend, and there has been snow on the ground every day during December. Maybe we'll make up for it in January and we'll have some 60 degree days, guess I can dream about that anyway.

SEO Planning for 2011
http://searchenginewatch.com/3641639

Location based search - http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1932480/location-search-future-seo

Have a good one.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hope your day is going well - we got about 8 inches of snow last night.

Here is an excellent guide if you've never used Google Webmaster Tools -
http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1931525/google-webmaster-tools-101

Have a wonderful Monday.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010

Good Monday morning to you.

From trendwatchers - 11 consumer trends for 2011.
http://www.trendwatching.com/briefing/

Some good first steps to improve your Google Rankings - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641583

Enjoy your Monday.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Quite a bit of hub bub about the thing we mentioned earlier this week - you remember the bit about bad reviews helping your search results. Since that has to do with social marketing we'll include three different articles on it today.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/02/technology/02ranking.html?src=me

http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/101202-081129

http://searchengineland.com/google-now-using-online-merchant-reviews-as-ranking-signal-57445

Have a wonderful Thursday!!
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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Very interesting article about can even bad publicity be good - http://searchengineland.com/googles-gold-standard-results-take-hit-new-york-times-57081

Tools you may actually be able to use - http://www.wdfm.com/publish/cool_tools/index.htm

We would also like to welcome Plummer Forest Products

Hope you have a wonderful day.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hope you had a wonderful Black Friday / ThanksGiving and a good Cyber Monday so far.

Here are some good steps to get your pay per click account back on track. http://searchenginewatch.com/3641578

How do you measure your success - http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1900524/success-metrics-101

Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

We would like to take a moment to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 19, 2010

HFireworks #1Image by Camera Slayer via Flickrey it's Friday - time for a celebration!!

FAQ for paid marketers - http://searchengineland.com/an-seo-faq-for-paid-search-marketers-56053

Some notes about those Google previews - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641560

Some notes on Google Places - http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1895124/google-local-seo-google-boost-local-sem

Some excellent stuff from Marketing Experiments - Images vs. text - http://www.marketingexperiments.com/improving-website-conversion/images-vs-copy.html

Hope you have an awesome weekend.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Good Social Media Thursday to you - one note next week we'll be eating Turkey and watching fSocial Media LandscapeImage by fredcavazza via Flickrootball (and hopefully you'll be doing the same). On Friday we'll be recovering, you need to take some time to enjoy your family as well.

Marketing across your social media platforms - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641530

Facebook SEO 101 - http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1896009/facebook-seo-101

Game based social media - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641547

How Facebook email works - http://searchengineland.com/how-facebook-messages-email-system-works-56004

Making your blog the nucleus for your social marketing efforts.

We hope you have a wonderful day.
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Some tips about Blekko - http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/101112-131313

We hope you have a wonderful day.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Some good tidbits from Matt Cutts talk at Pub Con. http://searchengineland.com/key-takeaways-from-googles-matt-cutts-talk-at-pubcon-55457

If you're into video then you may want to check out some of the free training - http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/video/videon.do hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Here is an excellent article on Google Webmaster Tools -
http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1868150/google-webmaster-tools

Hope you have a wonderful Monday.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hope your Friday is going well -

Five strategy ideas for five powerhouse marketing strategy - http://searchengineland.com/5-powerhouse-holiday-marketing-strategies-for-online-retailers-54273

Some Google Adword Quality tips - http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1811574/google-adwords-quality-score-tips

Preparing your site for SEO if you're a small business - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641502

Some useful SEO metrics - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641400

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Good Thursday to you - If you do testing on you website check out this presentation for some excUpper and Lower Yosemite FallsImage by tychay via Flickrellent advice - http://www.marketingexperiments.com/improving-website-conversion/double-your-testing-value.html

Some tools to monitor all things social - http://www.wdfm.com/publish/social_media_monitoring_tools/index.htm

Social media and link building - http://www.wilsonweb.com/linking/enge-twitter-linkedin.htm

Have a wonderful day.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

If you have fresh content that isn't being indexed as fast as it once was this may be the reason - http://searchengineland.com/is-google-broken-sites-big-small-seeing-indexing-problems-53701

Alternative search engines you should be paying attention to - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641484

Tweaking your tags to drive clicks - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641483

Some good info from SES Chicago - http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1810090/horses-mouth

Have a wonderful Tuesday.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

yet another shot of the old tv in chinook motelImage by gothopotam via FlickrGood Thursday - below is some social marketing info you can use -

Using social media for your Christmas marketing
http://searchenginewatch.com/3641472

The five elements of social media -
http://searchengineland.com/the-five-elements-of-social-media-alchemy-53083

Social Intelligence and Facebook - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641462

5 social myths busted -
http://searchenginewatch.com/3641448


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Monday, October 18, 2010

Good Monday morning to you - hope you had a wonderful weekend.

PPC / SEO and combining them - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641449 and some more about that subject - http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1745824/google-tags-paid-search-meets-seo

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Good Thursday to you - here is some helpful articles for your social fun.
Social Media LandscapeImage by fredcavazza via Flickr
http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1741474/social-media-teach-seo - Social media and SEO

Some tips for social media measurement - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641438

Social search commands - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641431

Some notes on Facebooks new groups - http://searchengineland.com/irony-facebooks-new-groups-give-me-less-control-not-more-52495
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We all know that Microsoft and Yahoos organic search results have moved, soon their pay per clicks will do the same. You can find some tips for optimizing your campaign at the following url -

http://searchenginewatch.com/3641437

Improve your conversions with these tips - http://www.wilsonweb.com/conversion/sexton-fixing-conversion-leaks.htm

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Hope your Weds. has gone well -

5 Ways to increase your websites revenue - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641420

Challenges in measuring SEO success - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641407

Enjoy your evening.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Social media ad buying on a budget - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641344

Business intelligence and Social Media - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641343

Link building and social media - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641386

Have a wonderful Thursday.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday... here are some pay per click tips - http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1734804/ppc-campaigns-small-markets-top-tips

Today it is a soggy Monday, but the good thing is that it isn't 90 degrees. Make your Monday a good one.

Friday, September 24, 2010

We all know that sometimes getting content can be a huge pain - here are some ideas for recycling your content.

http://www.associateprograms.com/articles/975/1/Converting-Affiliate-Articles-Into-YouTube-Traffic/

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Good Thursday to you - hope your week is going well. Sept. here has been hot - this is the first day of Fall and highs are supposed to be in the 90's. The 90's started here in April and have lasted till now... I am really ready for some cool temps .. they say maybe next week but I will believe it when I see it.

If you're doing a search in Bing you will now be able to see twitters that you can follow - I think that is pretty cool. Some details of that can be found here - http://searchengineland.com/bing-social-search-now-recommends-people-on-twitter-51243

Social media and intelligence - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641343

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Good Monday to you -

Generating links through media relations - http://searchengineland.com/how-to-generate-links-through-media-relations-50357

If you haven't yet migrated from Yahoo to MSN - here are some tips that you can try - http://www.wilsonweb.com/paid-search/churchill-adcenter-hiccups.htm

Have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, September 17, 2010

SEO and your quality score - how does your optimization change (or not change) your quality score. Remember the higher your quality the 'cheaper' your pay per click campaign.

http://searchenginewatch.com/3641337

An excellent case study on persistence in your business - http://www.associateprograms.com/articles/971/1/Case-Study-Reducing-Debt-Makes-Money-for-Debt-Tipscom/

Have a WONDERFUL weekend.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hope you had a wonderful weekend - check out this url for some keyword tools you may never have thought about using - http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1731105/the-best-key-phrase-research-tool-you-dont-use

Guest posts and quality links - http://www.wilsonweb.com/linking/enge-guest-posts.htm

A good experiment with instant search - http://searchengineland.com/google-instant-and-the-power-of-suggestion-50298

Enjoy your day.

Friday, September 10, 2010

There has been a big hub bub about the instant search that Google unveiled yesterday. Here is a good article on what it could mean for you -
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/7993823/Google-Instant-Search-what-it-means-for-SEO.html

Optimizing your home page - http://www.marketingexperiments.com/blog/research-topics/homepage-ecommerce.html

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

A list of some paid marketing tools - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641287

Some metrics for managing your link building - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641286

Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Wonderful holiday weekend... it just didn't last long enough. Of course now I will be confused this week on exactly what day it is and hopefully Friday will be here before we know it.

Some good information on pagination -http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/022796.html

Enjoy your week.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Some good info on local optimization for your site - http://www.wilsonweb.com/local/basu-advanced-local-search.htm

Tools you can use for your pay per click - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641287

We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday weekend. We'll resume posting on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Good morning to you - hopefully you had a wonderful weekend and get Monday off next week.
Title page from the second edition of Samuel J...Image via Wikipedia
If you're struggling to figure out how to write articles and can't afford for other people to write them here is an excellent resource.

http://www.associateprograms.com/articles/960/1/Article-Writing-Techniques-for-Affiliate-Marketers/

Keywords and aboutness - http://searchengineland.com/keywords-aboutness-seo-49210
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Friday, August 27, 2010

A good slideshow on optimizing your landing pages from Marketing Experiments - http://www.marketingexperiments.com/marketing-optimization/four-key-tactics.html

Digg has a makeover - http://searchengineland.com/new-digg-v4-goes-live-49364

Also it appears you can now create an account - that feature had been on hold for a bit.

You can now make a phone call from Google - http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/100826-144944

Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Have you ever noticed that advertising targets a sight that you just visited. That's called remarketing and now anybody can do it.

http://searchengineland.com/remarketing-for-everyone-with-google-adwords-48584

Monday, August 16, 2010

Some good links to a lot of different information you can use - http://searchengineland.com/hot-on-sphinn-2-48525

Some SEO realities for small business - http://searchengineland.com/9-seo-realities-47300

Things to watch out for when your link building - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641205

Some good SEO when you're starting up. http://searchenginewatch.com/3641220

Enjoy your Monday.
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Walt Disney's school deskImage by caniswolfie via Flickr

Some writing tips - http://www.wordtracker.com/academy/content-writing-tips and don't we all need those. I've told my daughter that of all the things I learned in school the thing I do the most (besides reading) is writing... I should have paid more attention in school.

Small business and search - where is the return on your investment. http://searchenginewatch.com/3641189
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Monday, August 02, 2010

Good Monday to you, hopefully you had an enjoyable weekend.

Some good tips on search marketing measurement -

http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/1725565/search-marketing-measurement

Get ready for some more spam and congestion on the web - http://searchenginewatch.com/3641148 - I'm not really a big fan of gambling. I think it is much to easy to get hooked and then you'll be broke... well pretty soon you won't have to go to a casino to bet, you'll be able to do it online. One note that bill hasn't passed yet (when I'm writing this).

Bing increased seven percent - http://www.hitwise.com/us/press-center/press-releases/google-searches-jun-10/?utm_source=us_newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=feature_google_searches_jun_10

Enjoy your day.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Building a backlink profile of your competitors - http://www.wilsonweb.com/linking/enge-backlink-competitors.htm

Just for fun - make sure to check out our trip to the Mall of America.

Enjoy your Monday.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Good stuff from marketing experiments on compounding your ROI.
http://www.marketingexperiments.com/marketing-optimization/compounding-roi-sequential-conversion-increases.html

The only constant is change - http://searchengineland.com/the-only-constant-is-change-45447

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Some good information about analytics - http://searchenginewatch.com/3640880

Why no one is linking to you - http://searchenginewatch.com/3640854

The debate between hosting your own blog or using one of the free blog services - this article gives some good advice on both the pros and cons.

http://www.wilsonweb.com/design/thomas-blog-options.htm
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Friday, July 09, 2010

This week has been odd we got back from our vacation to the Mall of America. On Monday I thought it was Sunday, yesterday I thought it was Friday. Hopefully we'll get back in synch with things next week.

An excellent SEO checklist - http://searchengineland.com/seo-checklist-part-2-best-practices-44075

A study about how people search and how many keywords they are using to search to find the product they're looking for.

http://searchengineland.com/study-three-word-queries-drive-most-seo-traffic-45222

Google webmaster tools update

http://searchengineland.com/google-shows-webmasters-more-links-in-webmaster-tools-45579

Enjoy your weekend.
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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

What social media can do for your business.

http://searchenginewatch.com/3640613

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Using crowd sourcing in your marketing - http://www.clickz.com/3640617

If you ignore your customers questions then you may be throwing money away - http://www.wilsonweb.com/conversion/sexton-customer-questions.htm

Have a great day.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

An excellent article and overview on how to optimize your local business listing - http://www.wilsonweb.com/local/basu-local-optimization.htm

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 04, 2010

Tips for making your website faster - http://searchenginewatch.com/3640536

How is your SEO really doing - http://searchenginewatch.com/3640519

Start at the beginning - http://www.clickz.com/3640465

Enjoy the rest of your Friday and your weekend.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Some recent webmaster changes from Google - http://searchengineland.com/webmaster-related-changes-at-google-43143

We hope you have a great memorial day, but we also hope you take some time to thank a vet.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Some good comments on measuring social media - http://www.wdfm.com/marketing-viewpoints/measuring-social-media.php

If your social media is messed up... this tips may help you get back on track.
http://searchenginewatch.com/3640380

Enjoy your Thursday.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

How much is the #1 position worth - this article may give you some insight.

http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/100525-160427

Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Today we have a couple of nice links about links.

Building links quickly.
http://searchenginewatch.com/3640304

Creating link bait with how to articles.
http://searchenginewatch.com/3640320

Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

If you're thinking about redesigning your website then you'll want to make sure you follow this advice.

http://www.wilsonweb.com/seo/steif-8-seo-redesign-mistakes.htm


Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hope you enjoyed your weekend and gave your Mom a big hug.

Some good information on Google analytics
http://searchenginewatch.com/3640262

Some thoughts on conversions and paid ads.
http://www.clickz.com/3640266

Friday, May 07, 2010

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A nice day yesterday (without rain) and going to be a nice day today, so that's good and will give the flood waters a chance to go down a bit. We had some minor flooding in our area but the folks in and around Nashville got slammed pretty hard. Some of the videos can be found here - http://kyweathercenter.com/2010/05/04/warm-and-dry-for-a-few-days.aspx

Mobile marketing 101

http://www.clickz.com/3640212

Some tools for you when you're building your website - http://www.wilsonweb.com/design/wilson-programs-cms2.htm have a wonderful Tuesday.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Apparently Matt Cutts and other Google engineers have decided to close their facebook accounts.... could it be because of privacy concerns... who knows but here's the info.
http://searchengineland.com/matt-cutts-deactivates-facebook-account-40543

Facebook and search
http://searchenginewatch.com/3640162

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Programs you may want to use when designing and building your website.

http://www.wilsonweb.com/design/wilson-programs1.htm

Some paid search copy writing tips -

http://www.clickz.com/3640148

Enjoy your day.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Some notes on how often the algorithm changes within Google - http://searchengineland.com/google-makes-one-change-per-day-to-search-algorithm-40508

A good review of link strategies and how they benefit (or not).

http://searchenginewatch.com/3640146

Enjoy your weekend.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Measuring social analytics - http://searchenginewatch.com/3639988

Why social commerce must be relavent - http://www.clickz.com/3639985

Some articles about You Tube -

Video Analytics - http://searchenginewatch.com/3640113

Video the next marketing frontier - http://searchenginewatch.com/3640021

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

An interesting article on call to action buttons - irregular shapes do better. You can find out more at the link below.

http://www.wdfm.com/marketing-viewpoints/cta-buttons.php

A good discussion on Real Time Search -

http://www.clickz.com/3640099

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

VW Bug – Engine in RearImage by jurvetson via Flickr


Some pretty cool search engines - http://searchengineland.com/8-crazy-cool-search-engines-40156

How a newsletter can make you money - http://www.wdfm.com/marketing-tips/profitable-publishing.php

Notice more competition in your SERPs - you're not alone. http://www.clickz.com/3640032

Enjoy your day.
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Monday, April 12, 2010

We've been talking a bit lately on our savings blog about saving money on your wedding. You're welcome to join us if you are interested in that.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and will have an even better week.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

H

Willow Creek Hot SpringImage by Ben Amstutz via Flickr

ope your week is going well - I can't believe that March is almost history.

Some things never change - and one of those is SEO fundamentals.
http://www.clickz.com/3639930

Seven deadly link sins...
http://searchengineland.com/seven-deadly-link-sins-38905

Don't stuff your homepage... here are some hints to make sure that you don't.
http://www.wilsonweb.com/conversion/ash-overloaded-homepage.htm

Should you worry about real time search?
http://searchenginewatch.com/3639891


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