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SEO and SMM Alerts- 2/3/12 Edition
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As you probably know, I am one of two girls in my family. Being the youngest, and by that point my mother telling my father there was no possible chance he would have a son, I became sort of a tomboy growing up. I know- CLEARLY difficult to image now looking at the outer “girlie-girl” that I am, but I assure you that I shopped in the boys department until about age 15 when I made the Varsity cheerleading squad…. My mother was so proud for multiple reasons….

Although I may look like a fashionista- my inner core (well, despite the emotional breakdowns that women have for really no apparent reason at all- ask Eric, he loves them :) ) is sports and cars…. No, no, not camping- don’t worry I’m not that boy-ish :)

But I DO love my sports… and cars. In fact on the way home the other day I speeded (yes, Dad, speeded) up so I could specifically look at the beautiful white Ferrari 458 in front of me. I thought about how my conversation with an officer might go if I got pulled over; “Sorry Officer that I was driving like I just left the Rolex 24- but I was speeding to catch the 458 in front of me…”

Yes- I doubt he would have found the humor in my excuse.

But like cars, I love sports… and although I do prefer college football (Go Gators!) to the NFL, I still love football.

And what’s the weekend?! The Super Bowl!! Now- although I care little who wins because the Bucs haven’t won a Super Bowl since 2002, I am, like most, excited by the Super Bowl ads…

But here is my thought about those famous Super Bowl ads. Why, only one day out of the year, does everyone focus on marketing?  Only one day. Are we doing that in our businesses? Unfortunately- I know that I am guilty of that. I am too focused on running the business (or playing the game) and slack on my marketing… which I shouldn’t.

So don’t let your business be like the Super Bowl- where you’re only marketing on one big day a year!

Enjoy the alerts… and the game! :)

Lindsay




Lindsay’s FAV SEO and SMM Alerts- 2/3/12 Edition


What the Heck is Going On with Google Privacy?

Did you get an alert this week (maybe even two) about Google’s privacy changing? What does it mean? Check out this article to find out!

9 Ways to Integrate Email and Social Media Marketing

  1. Include social icons in emails
  2. Ask email subscribers to share and connect
  3. Send a dedicated email campaign
  4. Provide incentive
  5. Promote email sign-up via social networks
  6. Include “retweet this” snippet in email
  7. Don’t forget SMS (text)
  8. Promote email marketing on your blog

The SEO’s Guide to Google Analytics 5

Check out this article for a summary of what’s new and different including, new navigation, reporting features, Adword metrics, and more!

The 10 Golden Rules to Attracting Authority Links

  1. Write content that attracts Editorial In-content Links
  2. Fix other people’s broken links
  3. Create a desirable image library
  4. Offer to write a column or do a guest post
  5. Go to where you target audience hands out
  6. Fill gaps in content
  7. Contact big media at the right time
  8. Approach government or education sites
  9. Buy links without penalty
  10. Know the difference between a good and bad site

5 Ways to Brand Your New YouTube Profile

  1. Add a customer URL in the newly placed description area
  2. Add overlays to ALL of your videos
  3. Prevent other ads from showing on your video
  4. Check “Always take subscribers to the Feed Tab”
  5. Prioritize your favorite channels on your home page using the pinned subscribers feature.
 
 
“How many of you Tweet and Twitter? If you’re just trying it out or doing your best to market yourself, check out Lindsay Dicks. She’s the bomb.com when it comes to self promotion.” -Heidi Hatch, Fox 35 News Reporter
 
“The online world is a great place to make money and gain notoriety but it can be a tremendous waste of resources if you don’t have the right team working with you. When my previous consulting company was charging me outrageous prices and failing to deliver time and time again, I turned to Celebrity Sites®. Since then my online campaigns have turned around 180 degrees! Its great having Celebrity Sites® on my team, helping me grow my business and my profits. Don’t wait until its too late, call them today. Trust me, you can’t afford to wait!” - Chris Hurn, President & CEO, Mercantile Capital Corporation®
 
CNBC Contacted me because of Celebrity Sites®! I just wanted to take a moment to say WOW! My last website took many years and many versions to never quite get what I wanted. In less than 30 days you guys designed and built a brand new website that I love and now, not even 60 days since it’s been live, I’m starting to get calls from television producers! Just last week I got a call from CNBC because they were searching for financial experts to feature on a new show they are launching and they found me thanks to my new website. This is incredible, thanks so much for the great experience. Anyone who isn’t taking advantage of your unique expertise of Celebrity Branding business people online is missing the boat in many ways! - Brian Fricke, Owner, President
 
Want to hear Ka-ching again? Well, if your website’s dead, not making money and you don’t how to fix it – good news, there’s an answer. Call Lindsay Dicks and her staff at CelebritySites! They simply know the ’stuff’ you and I don’t – important ’stuff’ that actually works, creating a website that gets the phone to ring… and online sales to grow! So, humble yourself, just a little, like we did, and let these guys replace or revitalize your old billboard type website with a dynamic marketing platform one that’s designed to ‘pull’ in sales in a completely different way. It’s more than a website – it’s a complete, pedal to the metal, marketing strategy! And, it’s more than worth the little ’shot’ to the ego. One last thing…forget generalities – check this out! Our site was basically ‘dead in the water’ until Lindsay and her gang turned it into an interest grabbing, marketing platform. NOW, we enjoy 1st page ranking on, not one, but THREE of our main keywords. Our website went from an online brochure to a virtual “living, breathing, marketing machine!” Yeah, we like the folks at CelebritySites.com a lot. YOU will too! - Daniel J. Liebrecht Clean Guru LLC
 
Like any vehicle, it will run smoothly if and only if 1) the right fuel is used, 2) you make it a priority to maintain it, 3) and you have a great mechanic! As a business owner, having your team in place is critical to success. I was happy with my original website; giving birth to it was a process. But after a while, as it grows so do your needs. You change or your brand changes. It was not a coincidence that I met Lindsay Dicks from Celebrity Sites; it was time…call it synchronicity at work. I had been rethinking my website and needed to delegate more of what I was choosing not to do regarding social media and web maintenance. I have never been so impressed by their professionalism, dedication or follow-through. They are there at a moments notice to work through my questions, my ideas or concerns. I give them straight A pluses. They have me for LIFE. - Sallie Felton, Life Coach/Transition Specialist, International Talk Radio Host #1 Best Selling Author, IF I’M SO SMART, WHY CAN’T I GET RID OF THIS CLUTTER?
 
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