New Blog for Ranking Edge

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How Importent is Speling?

As a content based SEO company we reveiw, on a daily basis, all kinds of different content for the internet. Spelling is one of the most important items to be reveiwed.  The English language has so many rules but what is even more confusing are the different ways to spell different sounds.

Long “A” sound day, weigh, date, main, rein, great
Long “E” sound dean, see, be, believe, receive, magazine
Long “I” sound mine, might, rhyme, bayou, align, idol
Long “O” sound no, blow, though, sew, boat, lone, beau
Long “U” sound shoe, grew, through, doom, blue, two, who, brute, fruit

Today we have spelling and grammar checkers in many of are applications on our PCs. But they don’t always catch errors because it may be a word but not the correct word. Always proofread and double check anything that the public will see. A coupel extra minutes can help save your reputation. Its certainly worth you’re while. Your internet marketing campagn will be a step above what other companies work with.

One of my pet peaves that I commonly see is SEO company websites, from countries outside the United States, that do not use proper spelling and grammar. How comfrotable would you be with having them write your content? If the spelling and grammar on there website is not correct, can you imagine how botched up your articals, press releases, or blog posts would be? Your business could quickly loose it’s professional status and loose clients and potential clients.

How many spelling and grammar errors did you catch in this blog post?

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Social Media Revolution

Socialnomics made this great video. Social media is here to stay. More proof that content based SEO plays a huge part in internet marketing. Amazing statistics and very well done.

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Blogs Rank High for Content Based SEO

All types of different  people and businesses are using blogs to create a web presence and conversation. The word “blog” was originated from the term web log. They log people’s actions, reactions, and thoughts. An interesting Blogs content based seoblog creates an on-line community of people interested in similar issues and subjects. Some have thousands and thousands of followers and are a major force in social media.

Blogs Increase Organic Ranking

In todays business world they are a necessity as vast numbers of people search on-line for research and information before buying. Organic ranking for blogs are among the highest because content is updated frequently showing search engines fresh content to crawl. Any high quality internet marketing campaign includes a blog. Content based SEO is crucial to internet marketing and blogs are a big part of that toolbox.

WordPress October Statistics

WordPress, my favorite blog provider, announced their October stats on November 4th. If you have any doubts about blogs being an important and commonly used social media tool these statistics will prove their growth.

  • 467,107 blogs were created.
  • 6,690,017 posts were published.
  • 494,186 new users joined.
  • 7,623,730 file uploads.
  • 4,986 gigabytes of new files.
  • 842 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters.
  • 9,281,146 comments.
  • 7,856,864 logins.
  • 1,405,459,558 pageviews on WordPress.com, and another 1,474,457,685 on self-hosted blogs (2,879,917,243 total across all WordPress blogs we track).
  • 2,509,895 active blogs and 25,386,866 active posts, where “active” means they got a human visitor.
  • 1,600,608,549 words.

Put a Blog in your Internet Marketing Toolbox

These statistics prove that blogs have emerged as one of the best marketing tools the web provides. Blogs are easy to create and convenient to use. They give internet marketers an opportunity to promote their business in a web friendly atmosphere, appearing accessible and friendly. Not only can businesses get their word out but blog comments allow for followers reactions and input. What a great way for a business to keep on top of their clients, and potential clients wants and needs.

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Marketing on the Internet: Moms in Business

Today was my first conference call with the National Association of Moms in Business. It is the leading national association for entrepreneurial, executive, and CEO Moms. Started in 2003 they provide a voice, Social Media for Momsempowerment, education, and relationship building for moms in business.

The topic of todays conference call was “Marketing on the Internet: Getting the Results You Want.” Gina Robison-Billups, the founder of the association was the guest speaker. Her insights into social media marketing were both informative and enlightening. Her comparison of social media being a networking cocktail party was right on target.  Following are some of the topics covered today:

Social Media to Help your Business

  • Articles: three to five articles a month posted on your website
  • Press Releases
  • Profiles should include a 30 second elevator speech
  • Have a website: it’s surprising how many businesses still do not have a business to link to and refer clients
  • Something to give: advice, support, connections, Membership to Moms in Business, etc.
  • Facebook page
  • Twitter account
  • Linked In
  • Public profiles
  • Forums and discussions

This tool kit covers the basics of social media. I was so excited about the topic of the conference call I could hardly stand it. I muted myself for the meat of the presentation but could not help myself afterward and simply had to participate and expound a little on what you can do with social media.

Articles

We love articles! What a great tool to show authority and expertise. The more articles the better. Posting to article submission sites in many cases is free and an easy way to get your word out and create inlinks to your website. Articles are a key ingredient in content based SEO. Google loves them too and looks at them like votes of confidence.

Websites and Blogs

For those in business that do not have a website at least start a blog. They are free, easy, and if updated as they should provide new and exciting content for followers.  Bookmarking, linking, and pinging can bring more followers and more eyes to your business. Search engines, like Google, see all this behind the scenes work and use it to raise organic ranking.

Facebook

Facebook has grown exponentially in the last year. According to Mashable, the Social Media Guide, they grew from 100 million to 200 million users in less than eight months. If it were a country, it would be bigger than Brazil. How’s that for growth? A Facebook page for a business can gain a high search engine ranking in very little time. Oh, and need I mention?…Google loves them.

Thanks to Gina Robison-Billups

I would like to give a special thanks to Gina for having this conference call and letting the members of the National Association of Moms in Business know the importance of social media. As a new member I intend to become more involved and participate in more of their networking and events.

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Google vs Yahoo

Search Engine Rap Battle

Google battles Yahoo in this hilarious video.

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Stupid Internet Mistakes: What’s Yours?

If you are reading this blog post you have more than likely been on the internet for years and encountered, if not been part of, some stupid internet mistakes. In the spirit of Halloween I think we can be a little irreverent today. I’m willing to be the first one  to risk the ridicule that may come with my mistakes. Take a look at my top three stupid  mistakes. There are more but I do have some sense of preservation and dignity still intact.

  1. Putting my youngest son on my Facebook page. He’s 23. He’s a college student. He’s a fun loving kid. Need I say more? I immediately regretted being his “friend”. Did I really want to see what he was posting on his page? Nnno! To his credit nothing unseemly has come across the news feed. But then again, perhaps he has taken my suggestion to have two Facebook pages. One for his friends where he can be as raunchy as he likes and one for me and other parents that tells us about how he just returned from church and charity work.
  2. A friend of mine, who displays artwork for sale at her business, posted images of the artwork on her blog. There was one particularly ugly piece of work that was centered around a 3D toilet paper roll. I commented on her blog and asked her if she really thought someone would buy it. Her comment back to me was short and not so sweet. She had already bought it.
  3. Email and the deadly auto-populate address was my demise on one particular email. I was sending an email to a colleague about one of our clients. To put it bluntly, it was a rather sarcastic and critical review of a presentation they had given. When I went to the address bar I accidently inserted the email address of one of their associates instead of my intended recipient. I confidently pushed send and at that moment saw the wrong email address. No taking that back. Nothing was ever said but it still haunts and humiliates me.

I’ve told you mine, now you tell me yours. Comment here with your stupid internet mistakes. It may make me feel better to know I’m not the only one.

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