Getting Started with SEO

Some ask me how to do SEO themselves and where to learn SEO online.

Of course, you can do it yourself – just like almost any profession out there. You can even be your own lawyer in court if you want to – there’s nobody saying you HAVE to pay an expert $400/hour to use their knowledge for much better chance of success – but most people don’t.

I’m not saying SEO is that complicated, but most professionals that know what they’re doing, only know that from thousands, I mean 1,000’s of hours beyond the basics of SEO, of reading all the latest Google updates, experiences of others, experimenting and testing themselves, learning from past mistakes by self and others, spending tons on tools and tips.

Of course, you can do all that yourself to get where other professionals are at.
Why not?  Start today. 
Here are the best online resources to start your learning: (I will be gradually adding to this list).

  1. Download and read the latest from Google’s own starter guide on search engine optimization, which includes Mobile sites.
  2. Follow this mini SEO course on searchengineland.
  3. Be sure you are a member of LinkedIn, and join some of their industry Groups, like SEOMoz, and SearchEngineLand.
  4. Bookmark those two sites.  SEOMoz and SearchEngineLand.
  5. Download a handy free SEO tool for Firefox plugin here:  SEObook
  6. See other tools and suggestions for local keyword research and optimization from this blog.
  7. Get started with free traffic software to research keywords, track your ranking, etc.
More coming.  Stay tuned.

Places to +1 Local Transition Updates

It’s Aug.20, 2012 and Google is still in transition from their “Places” to Google+ Local listings

I know they are making things very confusing for local businesses right now, and they will still take more time to settle into their new system.

These questions arise all the time.

  • After I verify my business, where do I edit it – the Places page, or in Google+ Local page?
  • What do I do if I’m a service area type business and not storefront type?
  • I was a service area business in Google places, but now I’m not visible in the new Google+ Local – what happened?
  • I verified my business, but now I’m waiting – it’s been weeks and it’s still “pending”.

They’ve now finally posted some updates and a FAQ on this site.

If you received our guide for setting up Google local listings, then you need to keep in mind these updates and constant changes.  The core of setting it up Places is the same, it’s just after you’ve done it where it get’s trickier.

We service-area type businesses that go TO our customers are still left hanging in the transition.  It seems neither big govt. nor big Google still see the importance of our type of business in the economy.  We’re always the last ones or ignored.  Here in Surrey, BC – small home-based businesses make up over 40% of all businesses in Surrey (most of these are service type).  Many of these provide jobs or contract work to others.  Though small individually, collectively we make a huge contribution to the economy.

Come on, guys.  Treat us small service businesses like any other business and equally important!

So, currently, where you EDIT your business listing depends on how new it is, whether it’s brick & mortar, and whether it’s been verified or not.

Those of you who are my Google Places optimization service clients, please be patient as well – we cannot control Google and their many changes – we just have to keep up to date with them and adjust accordingly.

Website design special offer

Website Design Special Deal

Special web design offer for small business owners in Surrey and Metro Vancouver BC

December Special:  Your Own Website for just $150!  
See details and conditions here and start with choosing your layout.

  •  6 Pages of content layout
  • Custom colour scheme and homepage banner
  • WordPress – for easy editing
  • 1-hour Training to edit yourself
  • Domain name included w Email Setup
  • Search Engine Friendly
  • Monthly  1-hr Support & Hosting- $40/m
  • Ready in 72 hours after theme is chosen and content provided

* 3 requests will be considered and chosen by priority of time submitted. 
* You must be a small business owner in Surrey area (3 cities).
* Website must be for your business only 
* Content must be submitted in a timely manner or discount removed 

Hurry and fill out the form to get this deal, and we will contact you ASAP.

Complimentary Evening of Success Mindset and Marketing Tips

Want to achieve the next level of you Success in your Business?

Come out to a no-cost Mastering Your Business for Maximum PROFIT & SUCCESS Evening

I attended this awesome evening and it really did help me turn up the heat, and later, the income. 

Next dates:

  • Mon, Sept 10, Burnaby (7pm-9pm)
  •  Wed, Sept 26, Surrey (7pm-9pm)
  • Tue, Oct 16, Coquitlam (7pm-9pm)

Complimentary Tuition! (Value $149.00)
IGNITE your business with this evening of marketing tips and mindset.

Small Business SEO Workshop

Small Business Website and SEO Workshop Training in Surrey
*What you must know BEFORE starting your website to get the most out of it.
May 23, 24 in Surrey.
See details here.

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Small Business SEO Workshop Training in Surrey

Attention small business owners in Surrey. 
How valuable would Page One of search results be for your business?
Just one new customer from the web would more than pay for this night!

Come learn how to optimize your web presence for local search and jump ahead of your competition for valuable traffic.

  • Hands on  (bring a laptop for best results)
  • Step by step – but in 3 hours, we can only start with an overview of SEO and foundational keyword research
  • You will see your local search ranking start to rise in just weeks if you implement it
  • Only $20 + HST = $22.40   (better to pre-pay since space is limited)
  • Space is limited to 13  people to give more of a “personal coaching” effect.
  • Click here to See our LinkedIn SEO workshop recommendations by past attendees

DATE: 29 September 2012

TIME: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

LOCATION:

Wired Monk in Cloverdale, Surrey

Boothroyd-Heritage 1873
16811 60th Avenue
(168th & 60th)
Surrey , BC , V3S 1T1

Please call me, Duane, or my assistant Janelle and let us know if you are coming.  778-578-1202

Or, pay online here.

Surrey SEO company

Surrey has a new SEO company

Are you a small business in Surrey, BC that needs to get more customers?

Do you want to be where the traffic is – where most people are likely to find you?

Well, good news.  A new small business was registered in BC late 2011 called Found Online Solutions.

Found Online Solutions (FOS) exists for the “little guy”.  Many web marketing, website design, and search engine optimization companies in Surrey and greater Vancouver are suitable for larger companies that have a big marketing budget, but seem out of reach for small local businesses.  Many of the SEO packages offered by the other metro Vancouver SEO companies are really good, but include elements that would be paid for that are not necessary.  FOS likes to take the obscure offline business and get them online, and to the top of search engines for local search results.  We also consult for local marketing

It was started by Duane Palmer, a Surrey resident who graduated in Spring 2011 from BCIT with a Senior Management Certificate in New Media Design and Web Development.  Before that, he spent thousands of dollars and hours studying and experimenting with internet marketing, keyword research, and search engine optimization.  In his previous work with a non-profit, one role was to make an in-house private membership site and a project-specific website for finding volunteers and raising funds.  His specialty now is making custom lead-generating sites for small businesses that are well optimized for local search, and helping local businesses get listed and ranked well in Google Places for their main keywords.

Call Duane for a no-obligation consultation to briefly:

  • review your business marketing goals
  • choose your main local industry keywords “house painters surrey” or “surrey chiropractor”
  • show you how many are searching for your type of industry
  • determine the value of that traffic to your business
  • review your online competition
  • determine what it would take to get your business to page one of Google or other search engines
  • give proven ideas to turn internet traffic into leads and customers with a marketing website

604.825.0431

 

 

Simple Ways How To Choose The Best Cheap Mattress

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Mattress is is a kind of pad designed in a way to give comfort to the sleeper. Best cheap mattress may consist of fasted cases which are usually heavy clothing,hair, cotton, or rubber. Air is also used to fill mattress, and sometimes water. All this result to a best cheap mattress for one to choose. Foam, bladder and air mattresses are the best cheap mattress in the market. They are cheap in price and flexible to meet customers taste and preferences.

FEATURES OF THE BEST CHEAP MATTRESS

>They are cheap in price, one can afford.

>They are thick enough to support the weight of the sleeper.

>They have reasonable size to fit the customers need.

>They are durable.

CONSTRUCTION

The best cheap mattress contain of two sections, the inner and the outer core. The outer core consist of of cover to prevent dirt. The paired layers give the cushioning of the sleepers weight and comfort.

TYPES OF THE BEST CHEAP MATTRESS

>Foam mattress

They come in a a different weight, density and design. Manufacturers of foam cheap mattress use synthetic products and plant products to make. According to mattress Wikipedia.org latex foam mattress is made from synthetic materials and tree latex.

Memory form latex is manufactured by elastic form over synthetic products. This kind of mattress is good for for muscle relaxation.

>Air mattress

This is the second best cheap mattress after foam mattress in the current market. It consist of chambers filled with air give support to users weight. They are mainly designed to fit typical rooms, either for camping or other events. Air mattress is cheap to make. This make it be in the market with relatively cheap prices.

This is the best cheap mattress that has currently become very popular due to it is flexibility and designs.

>Bladder mattress.

This is another kind of the best cheap mattress in the market. It is cheap to make. It is manufactured from bladders of some fluids. It has very improved manufacturingtechnology thus making it popular in the market.

QUALITIES OF THE BEST CHEAP MATTRESS

There are many factors which determine the qualities of the best cheap mattress. This include hygiene and long-term stability. Other factor are specific to the sleeper. Double mattress are available in the market for those who want to share sleep.

DURABILITY OF THE BEST CHEAP MATTRESS

Lifespan of the best cheap mattress is determined by the quality of the production material,care and it is use. Good quality cheap mattress can last for more than ten years in use.

MAINTENANCE AND CARE

Mattress should be given proper support to prevent them from sagging. They should be also have an outer cover to prevent staining. Rotation is also good as a maintenance factor. The best cheap mattress require hard and solid surface to prevent from folding.

AVAILABLE SIZES OF THE BEST MATTRESS

The best cheap mattress thickness range from four to eighteen inches according to mattress Wikipedia.org. Manufacturers specialize on what they can produce best to meet their customers taste and preferences.

In the current trend many companies have mushroomed in the mattress sector, thus availing many varieties of the best cheap mattress in the market. As a buyer it is good to find out about the varieties in the market,their quality and price. So the Bestmattress4you will help you to choose the best cheap mattress in term of price and quality.

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