More Tips on SEM and SEO

Here is a down and dirty checklist I compiled a while back. Feel free to use it when you audit your own websites. Enjoy! Matt HTML Coding/Development Add brief descriptions to the alt attribute of image tags. The attribute should describe the image, not be a summary of the article. Use H1, H2, and H3 […]

Marketing Mastery Series: 5 Steps to Powerful Article Marketing

Marketing Ideas Article Marketing

Today, article marketing is probably one of the most powerful and inexpensive forms of online marketing available to small business owners and non-profits. For those not savvy with the term “article marketing”, here is a quick definition: In exchange for a little sweat and focus, an article author (you) shares their wisdom and experience with […]

Social Media Gone Bad: I’ll Like Your Page, if You Like Mine

Marketing Ideas Social Media Backliking

An interesting thing happened to me the other day. In the course of performing routine search engine marketing tasks, I received a message from someone who had just “liked” one of my Facebook fan pages, Marketing Ideas 101. The message read: “Hey, I just liked your Facebook fan page! Please like mine back!” ~ Random […]

Dispelling 7 Common SEO Myths

Marketing Ideas SEO Myths

(Excerpt from Ideas Online, as seen in the Marketing Ideas Academy, Module 4, Online Marketing.) Let us begin by dispelling a few myths about the art and science of search engine optimization (SEO). Myth #1: If you purchase a new domain with maximum information per square inch, you’ll rank higher in the search engines. Answer: […]

How to Use Blog Comments to Build Backlinks

Marketing Ideas Blog Comments

When conducting search engine marketing, the quality and quantity of backlinks leading into your website provide the search engines something upon which to base your authority metric, bumping you up in the search results. When making blog comments on sites that compliment your own, remember to mention your keywords 2-3 times, as well as your […]