Internet Research


Here I am again…and now to #4 – Building Reference Pages (recommended by Ponn Sabra…the founder of Empower Women Now

Now Building References pages means creating
1. An articles page (listing all the new and old articles)
2. About Us Page – intro/bio about your and your business
3. Media Page – Links to interviews, podcasts, press releases (This one I really liked because it mentions ALL media outlets that have mentioned you or your business)

This is something that I will be working on as well and will have completed by the end of June 2007. When I started thinking about it, I have quite alot of information out there (I have been interviewed about 4 times-woohoo).
P.S. Be on the lookout for my upcoming podcast (internet radio show) too!

This takes a bit of time but it just a matter of getting on the web and gathering the information out there about yourself and placing it on one page on your website…great credibility booster!

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Starting May 26th, I will be recording my daily posts in regards to following the SEO tips marathon from Power Networker, Ponn Sabra

She conducted her own SEO marathon and once I realized that I needed to do most (really it was all) of these things for my business, I decided to challenge myself to complete her list. So I am going to start with number one and work my way to the end.

So here goes…

The first thing that she mentions is her google rank and her alexa ranking. So, that is just what I did. I am getting Key Business Partners to just become listed without the wordpress.com part. The reasoning is because I believe right now I am not receiving any Google Page Rank however, that will shortly change. (keep a look out). Alexa ranking is 7, 213, 336, however I don’t think that’s too bad considering, the blog has only been up for less than a month. The next part of the first was to go to Text Link Brokers and follow the five steps to a perfectly optimized page.
Step one – Know your niche. I have found that some business owners who have not been successful in doing this step. I can understand that when you are new in business you feel they want to target and be able to service anybody and everybody with your products, however, no one company can do this alone so it is best not to try. On the Text link brokers blog, they further explain that it is important to be as detailed as possible in this step. this is true – have a clear picture of what your ideal client or customer is i.e. where they live how kids do they have held to the kids how the pets to the have what is there and come do they have pets will kind of pets. The reason why this step is so at present is because it allows you to concentrate your efforts towards the people who are looking for your product or service and not to the people who do not wish most likely to use or what your service. Well, this is not an exact science however it just allows you better focused effort for your business. Once I narrowed it down, it made much easier to gain customers .
Step two- Finding the correct key words
once you’re done with Step 1, this step will be a lot easier. These days there are tools to help you find the most “profitable” keywords for your business. Such tools as word tracker and Digital point are just a few. In this process it is best to take out a blank sheet of paper to start writing down a list of words that are associated with your business and look that up the of the keyword search tool. Don’t be afraid to give a couple hundred words to start. I relate this to what writer does who would have ideas about books to write. This is just like a brainstorming session – it allows you to get all the thoughts down on paper the key word research tool allows you to know which words and or phrases hold more weight than others. Remember these keyword search tools are only an approximation to the popularity of a word or phrase. They are pretty accurate but I would not say there are 100 percent, right on the dot. I had done a step and although, it does take a while, by doing this, again, it has helped my business tremendously.
Step 3 – Next, is to write your content for the website. He defined your keywords with your writing however don’t just write for keyword sake but write to your customers and what they can gain from visiting your site. I will say that I am in the midst of doing this, as my site is being created.

Step 4 is to optimize your pages. This correlates with Step 3 because if you are using your keywords in the content of your pages, your pages should be optimized effectively. In the step, the Text link brokers talk about the description tag and the key words tag. For the description tag, be sure that it describes your business in a few words. For instance, if you are a florist, you don’t want to be in about cakes. For the keywords tag, just be sure to put in your keywords– I would say your top 10 keywords (I believe there is a maximum – but I don’t know what this is). I have some keywords for my blog, however,once this becomes a website, this will be completed.
Final Step – 5 – Writing a title tag. I know that I mentioned that there was some debate about meta tags however, the tile tag has been noted to be important as far as tags go for website. There isn’t a debate that this tag is important.

I hope that this has been helpful to some…I am going on the part 2…stay tuned.

On May 22nd, Wendy from eMomsatHome sent out a To Do List project. She was asking her online colleagues to join in finding out the answers to some of her questions. Of course, I can’t forget to give gratitude to Ponn Sabra of Empower Women Now, for telling me about this great project.

So, I took a look at the list and decided to tackle #19, conducting and training on teleconference system.

The system that I am the most familiar with is Free Conferencing Live Office, here are the benefits that I found out:

1. It is FREE! Of course, you have to love that. But that is not all…keep reading.
2. You can use the line as much and as often as you like.
3. There can be up to the maximum of 250 people per conference call.
4. Each call is limited to 6 hours per call.
5. Calling cards are allowed to be used for these conference calls.
6. Calls can be recorded AND downloaded as an MP3 that you can post on your site or anywhere on the web. ***Additional info (updated June3rd) It is very easy to save the recorded mp3 file from your teleconference–the file is automatically saved as an mp3 so you don’t have to worry about that. Once the file is created, you would go into your account at Live Office and right click save “link as” and then you can save to a folder on your desktop.
7. This is not an internet service like Skype, it works off of the phone line so you can do other things while on the conference call.
8. Free Conferencing Live Office also offers video and web conferencing plus toll free conference call services.
9. You can have a guest speaker use a special code to participate on the call with you.

How to Get Started:

Go to Free Conferencing Live OfficeFree Conferencing Live Office and enter your name and email and you get instant access to your account. You are then given a bridge number and pin number to your account for security purposes.

Once your account is set up, you can enter your bridge number and pin and then you would click on a part labeled web manager.
The wonderful thing about this system, is that once on the call as the moderator you can see the following things via your monitor
*Who is on the call
*When they arrived on the call
*When someone has a question
*You can see if a person is muted
*You have the control to start/stop recording when you wish

I just wanted to send out a special post to all the Moms in the world – Happy Mother’s Day.

For me, being a mom is the most rewarding & challenging job I have or will ever have. My life wouldn’t be complete without my daughter being in my life. She is such a blessing and she continues to teach me everyday.

To my mom, Betty, I miss you and love you always. I wish I could have known you better but I am so thankful for the lovely memories I have of me brushing your hair at night before I went to bed. Noone can take those memories away from me. I am glad that you are looking over me from heaven.

To my (step) mom, Shirley, I thank God for you that he brought you into our lives. You helped me be the woman I am today and I appreciate you so much.

Let your mom know how much you care about her, appreciate her, and respect her everyday, not just on Mother’s Day.