Google makes money – a lot of money. The question is, how long can this continue? How many more ads can they make that generate $2 or more each time someone clicks on them?
Using photos is on of the most underrated method of search engine optimization I have seen. Lots of good quality images not only help sell products to customers, they also will get you more search engine traffic.
Image search engines, particularly Google’s, send some of my sites 50% of all traffic. So imagine if you had no images on your website, you would be loosing 50% of potential visitors.
Google has released a list of the top 20 keywords and grouped them into categories based on user searches.
Using data from an in-house keyword research database and Google’s Keyword Tool, the team compiled the top 10,000 most used keywords and organized them into main markets. These represent English language searches over the last three months.
Through extensive marketplace research, we have identified the top 10 lead generation tactics for 2012, used by marketers each and every day.
See the top 10 lead generation methods in order of effectiveness
I love this TED talk and invite you to watch it, it’s only about 20 min long. This shows you on how great leaders inspire action and what makes people buy your products.
The key points are don’t tell people your title, or your company’s title, tell them what you do. tell them what problems you solve and why you do it – what is the purpose of your organization.
Creating a startup company is hard, and it takes a combination of skill, luck and hard work to succeed. You can control two of these variables so your time should be spent creating the best product you can.
These are the top 20 reasons that startup businesses close.
Apple creates products like a monarchy, with all big decisions flowing down from Emperor Steve.
Here is a quote from Steve Jobs saying that Apple doesn’t do market research from a post arguing why no one innovates like Apple.
Most of the basics of SEO are fairly well known by a lot of internet marketers. It is nice to have a visualization of the systems behind search engine optimization and the tactics used to get better rankings.
We have an infographic presenting solutions and explanations to common SEO questions. This is a graphical display of the search engine optimization process that appeals to visual learners and can be used as a quick reference guide.
When I started promoting websites back in the late 1990’s there were no quality resources online that gave out consistently good advice, and many scams that offered to submit your website to 10,000 search engines for $39.99 which did more harm than good.
Thankfully the automated search engine marketing scam market has mostly been replaced by ethical online marketers, and there are dozens of excellent SEO bloggers who freely give good information to any visitor (ahem such as Netpaths)
SEO went mainstream a long time ago, and it is interesting to see the active participants today. There are 863 million web pages that mention SEO, with 2.4 million searches related to SEO done in the United States each month. There is a lot of interest in getting free traffic to your website, and for many people the allure of having a self sustaining business that runs without assistance is the holy grail of business (and is like a unicorn which does not exist).
Below is a well crafted infographic that shows the statistics of SEO
The world of SEO is constantly changing, and one thing that has been a consistent feature of the last few Google updates is link building.
For a long time, Google has placed an emphasis on link building, but far too many people took that emphasis the wrong way, focusing on building huge numbers of links, with no regard for quality.