We recently came across a curious feature of the Google+ Local Pages – when you click on the business category, you are taken to a Google+ search result with a list of local businesses from the same category. But note that this feature is only available when you’re logged into your Google account. (It still appears as a link when you are not logged in, but in that case takes you nowhere).
How Not To Leave Comments on Blogs… And Then How To Leave Comments on Blogs
“A lot of businesses do it therefore it must work.” –This is a logical fallacy.
Comments on blogs are a great way to get involved in your industry, especially if you know how to comment the right way, which we’ll go over.
What exactly are comments good for though? This is where it can get fuzzy for a lot of businesses.
Chances are that close to the majority of comments at least are somewhat spammy and/or written for the sole purpose of building backlinks.
A quality comment that will have a positive effect has to follow a number of rules that we are going to go over. It’s easy in theory once you know the rules, but how many of those comments does it take? How do you find the right blogs and other sites to comment on?
It’s the last thing many businesses and site designers think about when making a website, but it is one of the most important factors when it comes to increasing sales.
We’ve all seen studies that made us scratch our head… “You needed to spend research money to find out if cocaine makes mice hyper? Or whether head-banging (made popular with Heavy Metal in the 80’s) is bad for you? Or if injury is more likely while drunk?” (All real studies). Some studies seem pointless, at least on the surface, but science might not be the only group over-analyzing correlations that seem obvious.
Let’s give an example: “Back in 2006, Amazon presented one of the first studies linking a clear causation between page load time and online customer revenue.” You can see some of the results of this groundbreaking study by clicking on these pretty blue words…
About web tools, anchor text, competitors’ Black Hat tactics, and how to make sure your site isn’t blacklisted, all written so it will make sense to business owners…Okay fine, we’ll throw in some lesbians and kittens.
To someone not that familiar with SEO, at first at least, something similar to this may even sound like an okay idea. It’s not. First though, let’s describe what you are seeing in that picture above: