Google+ Hangouts on Air and #bloggingforbusiness

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to do an impromptu Google+ Hangout on Air with my friend Mark Vang. Mark’s company is markvang.com and he’s a social media mentor. We met a few months ago on Google+ and now share tips and information on a regular basis. We both participate in the Sanctuary Networking Community […]

How to Get Found on Google: Tips for a New Blogger or Website Owner

Have you recently launched a website or started a blog?  Are you checking Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, and your social media stats daily? If you answered yes to the first question, you also more than likely answered yes to the second question and you may be frustrated if you’re not seeing instant results. It seems […]

Social Media Networking is a Waste of Time

Are you in the camp that believes social media marketing networking is a waste of time?  If you are, you’re not alone.  I regularly talk to people who don’t believe social media networking works and it is too time consuming to bother with.  Often-times they have tried ‘doing’ social media and have a blog on […]

10 Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog

Is all of the talk about blogs starting to sound like the teacher in the Peanuts cartoons?  Wah Wah Wah! It’s true that a very small percentage of individuals ever make even $100 from their blogging efforts, and it’s also true there more than a few businesses that aren’t seeing an increase in sales or […]

SEO in 2013 – New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again.  Time to reflect on the previous year and resolve to make positive changes for the new year.  This year I’ve decided not to make any. The other night at dinner I asked my son, “Are you going to make any resolutions this year?” In a typical teenage fashion he […]

4 Easy to Implement Blogging Tips

“70% of companies that publish articles 2-3 times per week have acquired a customer through their blog.”[1] It’s hard to ignore a statistic like that, but it’s important to keep in mind that having a blog and updating it 2 – 3 times a week is the execution and not the strategy. We’ve all heard […]

SEO Training in Action

I’m running behind on my editorial calendar once again, but this time it’s not because of a hurricane it’s because I was traveling and had the great opportunity to connect and teach.  I did manage to get one post written and published before I left, but not enough. Among many other great topics the SEO […]

10 Tips for Writing People and SEO Friendly Content

Was it Blaise Pascal or Benjamin Franklin that said, “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter?“ It may also have been Henry David Thoreau, Cicero, or Woodrow Wilson. The truth is that it doesn’t matter if it was one or all of them, they are words to write by. Search […]