Okay, those of you who read SciFi know that often we authors write a “series” where the characters we give life to “live” and each book in that series follows them. Me too!
So with great pleasure, I would like to announce that my series entitled ‘The RIM Confederacy’ has it’s #2 book out as of yesterday, entitled “SLEEPER SHIP” and it’s available here on amazon.com!
Prologue? You want to read the prologue to see if it’s at all interesting enough to spring the few bucks and get the Kindle…sure here ya go –
It’s not too often that I go “off on a tangent” i.e. away from online marketing and SEO and SEM and that kind of post — but today I wanted to share a great Infographic I found just a couple of weeks back that I think is somewhat “telling” of our society and where it’s headed.
Back when I was a youngster in the 1950’s everyone knew, everyone said and everyone followed this mantra — want to be smart? then read!
I mean that in all honesty. Around my house there were piles and short stacks of books on everyones night table, on the den coffee table, downstairs in the rec room too.
Lion’s Lair is an annual event put on by Innovation Factory and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, it involves 10 Hamilton-area startups battling each other for $150,000 in cash and professional services. It’s been happening since 2011, and local tech/software firms are always well represented, both amongst finalists and the winners.
The actual Lion’s Lair evening at Carmen’s involves watching local business experts quiz the finalists on the viability and potential success of their business, over a nice dinner in a room filled with great people. Check out the top ten finalists below. Tickets are $60 for young professionals and $120 for regular early bird.
This year’s panel of experts possesses a truly unique set of knowledge and perspectives. We’re thankful on behalf of the entire community for their contribution.
As you probably know, there is a huge amount of high-quality blogs out there, but I decided to separate the wheat from the chaff and give you the absolute cream of the crop.
Whether you’re a beginner blogger, a marketer or a business owner, these blogs will provide you with all the tools and information you need to improve your rankings with ease (even if you’re in an obscure niche).
This list of SEO bloggers is a great way to drill down, one by one to see what we/they have to say and you can of course bookmark the ones you find relevant too for your daily reading list. I added some already and I’m only what 1/3 of the way through the list!
My first Science Fiction novel – Pirates - was delivered today and I’m chuffed!
Lots of hard work, writing and editing went into this, and I just had to share that with you all…
Take the rest of the day and long weekend off…I am going to do just that too!
Yup, I love science fiction and while it took far far too long, my first ever fictional SciFi novel has just been launched and is available at Amazon too in case you love sciFi space opera!
Here’s the link to same –
Those of us who live on the web, know that you ARE what your online reputation says you are – and the folks in this story are about as difficult to fathom as anyone I’ve ever seen…
Found this and loved it. The editorials notwithstanding, the various rankings I do believe hit the mark for all these sofware puppies…
And yes, the folks who “did” the reviews also “won” the reviews…but if you read the whole thing AND look at the much more detailed reviews down at the bottom too, you’ll see it looks pretty solid – least I did!
Take a look and rank your own SEO tool choices to see what others thought too!
So you’re getting visitors to your site….you’ve worked hard on learning how to do your own DIY SEO – or you’ve hired a Canadian SEO firm to help…no matter how the visitors get to your site your real job begins NOW!
To see if a visitor changes from a simple ‘drive-by’ to a real live prospect you’ll need to track to see what kind of conversions are happening on your site.
There are perhaps many methods and tools to do that, but for us, we use the following couple of old friends…
When you sell services or Web apps online, you should do exactly the same thing that a store does: show the product. It’s surprising how many websites that sell software for example, don’t actually show screenshots of their applications.
Sure, these are intangible goods, digital goods that you can’t touch or smell, but they’re still goods you can see.
Producing your own products boils down to 3 simple steps:
- plan it
- produce it
- and sell it
Create a marketing plan and complete your daily tasks. Not only will you eliminate procrastination, but you will give your product the best chance of success.
Not often I can count on using this blog to allow others to talk about SEO, but last week when I discovered that SEO Powersuite had produced a great 70+ page article on how to develop and use your workflow to gain SEO rankings – I knew I had to post it here.
Yes, this is “thick” material – you’ll probably need to google many of the terms used as you’ll not understand the lingo used.
Yes, you will need to make notes and a timeline for this to be read and understood.
Yes, you will need to think on some of the finer points as they are both not intuitive nor for that matter do they seem workable…but they are!
Using what gray matter we had this week was a bit tougher than in most weeks as the middle of the week was our nationlal holiday, but then this is something that at an age, you do learn to handle okay.
National holidays are great things but boy do I ever wish that they could always fall on a Friday or a Monday so we’d get the whole long weekend thingy going <Canuck rant off>!
Well, at least semi-competantly…so our clients are fine, our testing continues and yes, we did find some pretty cool new Infographics to share.
You’re a small SMB owner – say you’re a lawyer who has just hung out your shingle or a locksmith working out of your first ever retail store or a Mom & Pop sandwich shop and you’re thinking that this online world may be the way to get you some new customers or clients. Good thought!
And you realize that there’s already other legal firms out there in your city or other locksmith shops or sandwich stores and that as the “new” kid in town, you’re going to have to compete with them. So your next thought would be you wonder how they’re “doing” in the online world. Second good thought!
And finally, you know that if you can figure out what “already in the market” competitors are doing, you can copy that strategy to get a foothold at least in the local search world. Great final thought…but…how can you find out who else is “on the field” that you’d be ccmpeting against?
Not new news, but the recent signing of a deal tween Google & Twitter – whereby Google would get access to the Twitterverse via tapping into their stream of tweets has some real opportunites, we think in the SEO world.
Note I said “think” as we’re testing it like we know other SEO firms are too and that the results will be posted here on what we find – but in the meantime, you should know that the deal has been signed and the Twitter “hose” of tweets is now capable of being indexed by Google. Announced about 7 weeks ago, we’ve been testing it on a couple of our sites to see if Tweets made can be ranked on Google web result pages and how that might work…and more importantly, how that can be made as efficient as possible for our whole client roster.