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Forum titleGrowing Business
JoinedJan 2013
Latest activity 28th Jun 2013 9:30am  

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I'd be really careful with general article sites like Ezine and PR Web, I really wouldn't waste your time writing content for these.

Try to aim for a site that is more focussed towards your business with good editorial content that just doesn
does anyone have any success with their own online shops or do most people use marketplaces like Amazon and eBay these days?

I was talking to a guy who sells clothes and he reckons that he gets very little business through his own site now, most of it comes from his online shop on Amazon.

Downside is there is no customer loyality, most are just interested in cheapest prices and if you're a seller with a good rating or if you have an exclusive deal as a distributor from a manufacturer.
We had this debate this morning in our office. Anyone can publish anything on the net of any quality, but printed material seems to feel a bit more authentic.

I don't know if writing to someone or sending out some literature feels more personal than sending an eShot.

The disadvantage with printed media is that it's much harder to track the success of your campaigns.
Do you use legal document templates 25th March 2013 3:33 PM
We've looked at templates in the past, but it's hard to find good ones that are specific to your requirements (we were interested in software license agreements and T&C's). The amount of time we spent putting some of them together, it probably would have been easier to get a professional to do it.
Google+ just changed! 22nd March 2013 8:55 AM
That google photo editor is nasty. It's great that they've got that kind of functionality online, but it's very slow and cumbersome.

I know it will never be photoshop, but I'd much prefer to use an old Windows copy of paint shop pro to chop images!
Google+ just changed! 21st March 2013 8:52 AM
We had fun with that monster banner the other day. It's naff that you can't resize it very easily. The logo ends up taking most of your premium space. Furthermore there doesn't appear to be an easy option to get rid of it once it's up.

See this article if you get stuck: How To Crop Your Google Plus Cover Photo | Resize Google Cover Photo
Thanks for advice.

This is what my marketing consultant had to say about it:

With anchor text links, you need to make sure that you get a really good spread of keywords. Too many inbound links (or even on your site) on the same keyword phrases e.g. "stock control software" is bad for SEO.

Anchor text with branded terms are often safest - but ultimately let others choose for you. Don't ask, let them decide.

A website would definitely benefit from more generic articles too, that aren't just about your product or service. You should just make 1 in 3 or 4 an exclusive for another site and not publish it on your own blog.
How can i grow my locksmith buisness 12th March 2013 12:09 PM
I can't comment on the USA, but in the UK there is a lot more competition for locksmithery services. Shoe shops, cobblers and general stores now cut keys and sell lock related products.

I'd try to concentrate on specialist services and commercial accounts, particularly for large organisations or public bodies. It might be worth targeting some organisations and calling to ask how you can get on their approved supplier lists.
The Adwords landscape - Infographic 12th March 2013 12:05 PM
interesting read. when I spoke to them on the phone, they did acknowledge that adwords does have some impact on organic results.

When you're just starting off, I guess your only option is to use adwords as organic won't give you much refers to a new site.

We found the display ads didn't really work for us on google (but they do on other more focused sites) so we stayed with adwords alone.

I know some people that will only click on the results in the organic search though.
Same thing happened to Clive Sinclair in the 1980's!