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New Local Results In Google

by Sage Lewis

Google is now looking at IP addresses of searchers and putting in local results even if you didn't put in a geographic modifier....



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    Mike Moran

    The battle over search between merchants and affiliates

    by Mike Moran

    A couple of years ago, I wrote about the "Search Engine Tug of War" between merchants and affiliates, and the basics haven't changed much since I wrote that article. But more and more companies running affiliate marketing programs are changing their policies on paid search. Recently, the granddaddy of all affiliate marketing programs, Amazon Associates, announced that they are curtailing some of their practices on paid search....

    Eric Brown

    How Close Are You To The Edge

    by Eric Brown

    We are approaching our seventh year in our Small Business. What a ride it has been. Anyone involved with a Start Up Business can relate. I am glad we hung in there, pushed through and toughed out the storm. But times are tough these days. Ever get a pit in your stomach around payroll time or how to pay all the bills and or how to dodge the incoming missiles. I can relate, we bootstrapped our small business start up, which I would not recommend. I love the part in the e-Myth series, where Michael Gerber is talking about financing...

    Stoney deGeyter

    Q&A: A Few Things You Need to Know About Links

    by Stoney deGeyter

    Some of the best link building strategies you can employ are those involved in building quality content and improving your site for your visitors. These things alone can do wonders in getting people to link to you.

    Diana Adams

    AdWords (beta) Interface

    by Diana Adams

    My apologies to those of you who got here when I accidentally posted before I was ready with this.

    What do you think? Upon my initial overview, I can say I like it. There are so many aspects to explore with beta layout that I think this is going to take several posts to cover all of them. I'm going to start out with with the Charts / Graphs element as it is so new and wonderful....

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    Top Twitter Age Demographic

    by Sage Lewis

    There is a surprising comScore report on the top age demographic in Twitter....

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    Readers Respond

    In response to... Why shouldn't I do my search work in-house?

    Great article, Mike. Although I'm also a strong advocate of DIY SEO, there are times when 100% DIY just isn't smart.

    I agree that a hybrid approach of outsourcing and in-house often makes the most sense sense. Keep what you can in-house - but take a hard look at what makes the most sense to outsource. Although it's easy to think that outsourcing costs more money than you want to spend, NOT outsourcing and running an inefficient campaign always costs more money in the long run.

    Heather Lloyd-Martin
    SEO Copywriting
    Hot direct response SEO copywriting techniques for cool online writers.



    In response to... Why shouldn't I do my search work in-house?

    The trick to working with vendors is knowing when they have put your account on auto-pilot. SEO seems very prone to this approach.

    You have to stay on top of the basics of the SEO game yourself so you know when you are no longer getting value out of the relationship.

    Craig
    GDM InterActive
    Virtual Direct Marketing Solutions



    In response to... How Close Are You To The Edge

    Great article, people need to see stuff like this in this economy. Running out of money is something I faced in the financial industry, but was able to work my way out of it at the last minute. Great article about entrepreneurs and starting up. Very motivational!

    Chris

    Chris
    The People's Home Mortgage Corp.
    Dedicated to helping people buy homes in NJ.



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    The Edge of Success

    9 Proven Techniques to Double Your Sales

    "Hands down, "The Edge of Success" is the #1 resource every entrepreneur must have in their tool kit." - Thomas Ribar
  • Learn how to "Master" every selling moment
  • Easy ways to generate more leads
  • Techniques for becoming a better sales person
  • What customers really want from you
  • How to capitalize on your existing customers (and still have them love you)
  • Yes, I want to download this powerful book for FREE!



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