If you have a small business website then adding a blog could represent a genuine boon to your traffic levels, by showing to search engines that your site is being regularly updated with content that contains keywords relevant to your industry or product range.
Before setting up your blog for the first time I urge you to think for a moment about the technology behind it and how you want to manage your blog moving forwards or you could find yourself with months worth of content that you need to move at a latter date;
Most designers and business owners that I know and I know quite a few optimise their sites for Google organic search best they can and if they decide to buy some clicks they use Google Adwords.
Ignoring Bing however may be a mistake! - let me tell you why.
I picked my wife up from work one day last week. On the drive home as she was telling me about her day she states
"I spent half an hour Googling for a customer...actually Binging Not Googling"
It's a bleak looking Tuesday morning here in the North East of England and what's worse it's still August! to compound these woes it was a Bank Holiday yesterday so combined with the "summer" weather motivation levels are probably pretty low for many returning to work today.
Here's an idea to get more done today. Finish early!
There are a lot of "Social Media" networks vying for the attention of the busy entrepreneur these days.
I stopped using Facebook entirely for a reason that I may explain in another blog post, but I tweet constantly and have started taking a look at LinkedIN again recently.
I have been on LinkedIN for years probably the best part of a decade in fact but I have never really spent a great deal of time using the service. Mainly because I have never really quite understood the best way to use the site and I think for a number of years they haven't really known how to develop it further.
We have been using Joomla to build websites for client's for quite some time now but one objection that we often get when we mention Joomla is isn't that for amateur sites. This couldn't be further from the truth and to proove it here are 14 high profile websites in Joomla.
Anyone who has wondered how you get to the top of Google's search results, or read anything about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) knows that one of the keys to success is to heve other sites link to yours' (backlinks) preferably without you needing to link back to them.