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Which E-Commerce Platform Is The Best?

Which E-Commerce Platform Is The Best? While doing some research for a client this morning I was interested to discover that WooCommerce has the largest market share across the e-commerce platforms.   What does this mean?  Is WooCommerce the...

How To Back Up Your Joomla Website Using Akeeba Backup

How To Back Up Your Joomla Website Using Akeeba Backup Keeping a current back up of your website is a very important step in the administration of your Joomla website. Keeping a back up ensures that you have a current working version of your...

Protect Your Joomla Website From Hackers

Protect Your Joomla Website From Hackers Limited Time Offer Website Firewall - installed and configured for $99.00  Wild Cat Design is proud to offer the most advanced Joomla! security service that you can use to protect your Joomla! website...

How To Update Your Joomla Website

How To Update Your Joomla Website Some clients have experienced hacked Joomla websites recently and it is now critical to update your website to the latest version. The method to update depends upon the version of Joomla your site is using....

Did You Claim Your Website As A Business Expense?

Did You Claim Your Website As A Business Expense? Small business who incur expenses creating or maintaining their business website may be able to claim some of the costs as a deduction in their tax return. Capital expenditure You may even be...

The Secret To Writing Great Website Copy – Secret 1

The Secret To Writing Great Website Copy - Secret 1 Don't Talk About Your Business - Talk About Your Client's Business When writing content for their website, most businesses talk about what they do and how they do it. As a potential customer I'm only...

How To Increase My Search Engine Ranking – SEO tips

There are SEO tips spread far and wide across the internet but I have found that most of these tips contain a lot of jargon and don’t really tell you how to increase your website search engine ranking in a way that you can actually implement.  So here are some tips which you can implement today..

SEO tips to increase search engine ranking

1. Links

Add a link to your website from everywhere that you can. You are creating signposts to your website and wherever possible link to your website using the keywords that someone would type into a search engine to find you.  For example, here is a link to my home page using keywords – Brisbane Web Design

  • Social Media eg. your Linked in Profile, your Facebook Page, your Google Plus page, Tumbler, Twitter, Pinterest etc.
  • Create a Google Business Page formerly Google Places (shows up in Google Maps)
  • Create a Google Plus Page
  • Create a Linked In Business Page
  • Create a Facebook Business Page
  • Create links from Directories
  • Link from partner business websites

 

2. Original Content

Create original content which showcases your expertise and add this content to your website or blog. If your blog is separate to your website this is not a problem just ensure that your blog links back to your business website. When creating your content think about the words a user would type into a search engine to find this content and use those words in your title and within your text. Examine your topic fully and provide in depth information.

If your content answers a common search query you are winning!

Don’t forget to post a link to your content from your social media pages. Your connections will see your content and if your content is useful, your connections will share your content with their network and your audience has expanded.

 

Time To Put A Stop To SEO Scams

SEO Scam Alert SignThere has been a huge rise in the number of clients receiving emails from SEO companies telling them that their website is not ranking well and they need to take action. Costs to fix their website can often run into thousands of dollars.

These companies prey upon small business. Some of the most common scams include:

1) Top Ten Ranking for 10 of your most important key phrases

2) Your website has errors which prevent search engine ranking

3) We’ll ensure your website is found on thousands of search engines

4) 500 links for $50

 and my all time favourite…

5) First page of Google within 24 hours

Where there is a disparity between the knowledge of the provider and the client there is always the chance of deception. Unfortunately this is very evident in the many SEO scams currently running. Let’s take a look at these scams and discover why they are a scam…