Benefiting From Social Networks

Mention the term social network and sites like MySpace and Flickr might come to mind. Or maybe it’s social bookmarking sites like del.icio.us and Digg you first think about. Social networks though predate the internet by many years. Your local chamber of commerce is a social network as is your family and friends. Networking has always been a way to market a business and generate new leads and sales. The same offline networking used to generate business can be used to generate online business and even seo your site.

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Is SEO Software Any Good?

I’m constantly hearing questions asking whether or not a particular seo software is any good. Questions about whether or not following it’s advice will improve the visibility of a site in search engines. There’s certainly a lot of software out there claiming the ability to dramatically improve your site. But are any of them any good and worth the price of admission?

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CSS As Art: The CSS House

One of the reasons I’ve often given for using css is that it gives you more control over your design. You can create with css in ways that html attributes never allow. Case in point is Chris Hester’s CSS House, an artistic creation styled solely with cascading style sheets.

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Practicing Good Customer Service Is The Best Way To Market It

I’ve been participating in an interesting thread at a Small Business Forum about customer service and how important it is for a business. Much of the thread has focused on selling customer service as a value point, but I want to talk here about something I brought up later in the thread. Instead of actively promoting customer service what about simply practicing it. Practicing customer service is really the best way to market it as a selling point.

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Why The Hype Over PR And Backlink Updates?

A few days ago Google did a backlink update and it stands to reason before too long we’ll see a Page Rank update as well. Both updates send excitement through webmaster and seo forums across the web, but why? We all know or should know that nothing has really changed behind the scenes. Google is updating both PR and their count of backlinks all the time. These updates are only about what they show to us. So again why the excitement?

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