Well we are already 1/2 way through 2006 and boy has it gone fast, I swear I am already seeing hints of Christmas in the stores!
Was one of your 2006 New Year resolutions to get busy with your business online and really make an impact?
If you like many others have not quite gotten there yet, don’t despair because we are about to give you the hottest and easiest to implement strategies that will really make a difference to your bottom line!!
It is time to make some more money and to get you started here are our Top 2 Tips for 2006!
TIP # 1
GET DIRECT WITH YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE
This is one strategy that you can perform so simply every week that it boggles my mind more people are not hopping on this band wagon.
By having your online business listed in as many quality “Search Engine Friendly” directories as you can, your page rank and web visibility will double almost monthly.
When I say quality what I mean is don’t list your “for Australia distribution only” site on the Uruguay local shopping network directory! You get my drift!
The main benefits of being submitted in as many quality directories as possible are;
1. Increase in your sites link popularity
2. Search Engines regularly crawl “search engine friendly” directories
3. Increased visibility for your business on the world wide web
All of these equal higher ranking on search engines, higher traffic to your site, more clients and the best of all increased profits for you!
Links back to your site must be valid and quality links, linking for the sake of linking will be picked up by the search engines and ultimately have you blacklisted for link spamming! Not an advisable avenue to go down!
This technique is something you can do yourself, or if you are short on time or don’t know where to start companies like www.infovilesilencer.com at a reasonable cost. Most reputable companies will provide you with a list for a small fee, a reciprocal link or at the very least acknowledgement for their effort in putting together a huge list!
Make sure that if you do decide to use a company to perform your directory submissions for you that they do it manually. If your site is submitted to too many directories in too short a time frame, you could, once again, be considered to be link spamming by the search engines. Pace yourself!!
To do it on your own merit simply create a standard page or word document that you can use over and over again, cutting and pasting straight into the directory forms.
In this document you should create;
1. Several compelling headings for your site (make sure they vary in character length)
2. Several varying lengths of informative, content rich and descriptive text that best depicts your site (all directories are different but most want either 50 characters, 250 characters or 1500 characters in length for your descriptions)
3. Your keyword lists, with and without punctuation (usually up to 250 characters will do the trick)
When I say characters, I mean each letter, each punctuation mark and each space is counted as a character. If you create your main document in Microsoft Word then there is a handy word count option inside the “Tools” toolbar that will do all of this for you.
Don’t leave putting this strategy to work too long though, as a lot of directories start requesting payment or reciprocal links once they reach a certain size and the “FREE” listings can become scarce.
Directory submissions usually only takes a few of hours of your time per week to really start seeing results, so take the time to really grow your business online and be seen and start TODAY!
TIP # 2
BLOGGING FOR BUSINESS DOLLARS
Blogging has to be one of the hottest explosions onto the internet scene that online business has witnessed in recent years. The number of blogs has nearly quadrupled since their acceptance as customary in 2005.
The word Blog is short for weblogs and they are an easy fun way for anyone to easily post new content in a simple to read format with the newest information always appearing at the top of the page.
Blogs are insanely simple to set up and maintain. The new innovations like email blogging are making it even easier, some people are sending posts to their blog multiple times in a day!
So how does a Blog benefit your online business? Simple! The four biggest benefits are
1. Helping to boost your rank within the search engines.
2. Increase your traffic to your main website
3. Improve your industry credibility
4. An extra resource to place your business information, press releases, articles and more
By having a well written, well thought out, and well designed Blog your customers will know straight away that you are up to the minute with your online presence, and you will have an avenue to demonstrate your credibility in your specific area of expertise.
All of this increases your website traffic, leading to more customers, extra sales and higher profits for you!
So what are you still reading this for? Get Busy!!
Go to Blogger website and start blogging for business dollars right now!
Start submitting your site to the Directories and get seen by the people who count!
And remember one step at a time, don’t think it all has to be done at once! All it takes is just one successful strategy to start seeing genuine growth and increased profits.
Plan your attack! Once you have implemented one strategy successfully and start seeing results, only then should you move forward with your next technique and so on and so forth!