Google Webmaster Tools
Improve your website’s visibility in Google search results. It’s free. It also works for mobile sites. Be sure to check out the Google Friendly Site tool which will show you which keywords Google is seeing when it crawls your site. It may surprise you!
Click here to get started with Google Webmaster Tools. You will need a free Google Account.
Why Does Your Business Need a Facebook Fan Page?
A Facebook fan page is more than just another way to connect with prospects and customers online. Your Facebook fan page can:
- Drive more traffic to your website.
- Help build your email list.
- Sell more products/services.
- Announce special offers and promotions.
- Announce events.
- Share news.
- Provide value to your prospects and customers.
- Share photos and videos.
- Get feedback from clients and prospects.
- Improve your relationships with your prospects and customers.
- Improve Search Engine Optimization because it is open to the search engines, unlike your personal profile.
- You can communicate directly with your “fans”.
- When a person joins your fan page, it’s published in their News feed – this gives a viral quality to your fan page.
- You have access to more than 500 million active users who log onto Facebook regularly and spend an average of 55 minutes per day on the site.
- Facebook is now the 2nd most visited site in the world after Google
- And Facebook fan (business) pages are free!
Plain and simple, Facebook offers a huge potential to profit and grow your business. This post assumes that you already have a Facebook account. If you do not, you’ll need to register – it’s free and quite simple to build. But with the recent advent of the new Facebook Timeline covers, you will want to create one that competently and professionally conveys to your visitor your value proposition because it is the very first them they will see. And it doesn’t have to be a scary or expensive thing to do. For instance you can have custom FB graphics created for $27 that will enhance your branding (Website, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
Head on over to LogoNerds.com and take a look at their FB graphic package.
For $27 you can have them customize one cover image 851×315 and your logo will be correctly sized to fit the square graphic section in the timeline page to 180×180.
And if you still need a great WordPress header design for your website/blog, they do a great job of these for $17.
You can also find other services for online and print collateral at very affordable prices.
Published May 15, 2012 | Fox & Friends | Larry Winget
Congratulations on earning your degree. But the truth is that the degree alone isn’t going to be enough to assure your success in the real world.
In the real world employers don’t care much about your degree, your happiness, your income or really much of anything that has to do with you. They care about what you can do for them. And from this point on, that’s how you have to think. Businesses exist to be profitable. It is your job to help make them profitable. If you know how to do that, how to be worth more than you cost, then you have value in the workplace. If you don’t know how to be worth more than you cost, then employers will pass you over and find someone else.
Look at what it really takes to be successful in the real world.
You have to take RESPONSIBILITY. Your life, your results, your success, happiness, health and prosperity are up to you. When it turns out well, you get the credit and when it doesn’t work out the way you wanted it to, you get the blame. It isn’t up to anyone else to make sure you are successful, it’s always up to you, so be responsible.
RESPECT OTHERS. Respect your employer enough to be on time and give them your personal best every day because that is what they are paying for. Respect your boss, even when you think he is an idiot because he is still your boss and deserves your respect. Respect your coworkers so they will respect you and your customers because they pay you.
CLEAR PRIORITIES. Your time, your energy and your money will always go to what is important to you. If looking cute is important to you then you will spend all of your money at the mall. If being financially secure is important to you then you will make sure that you save, invest and live on less than you earn.
It’s about WORK AND EXCELLENCE. Regardless of what others may tell you, it’s not about your passion — as I know people who are passionately incompetent. It’s not loving what you do or being happy every day. You aren’t paid to be happy on the job, you are paid to do your job. Success always comes down to hard work and excellence. And it takes both. Hard work alone won’t cut it. I know people who work really hard yet aren’t any good at what they do so it doesn’t matter. And I know people who are excellent at what they do but they don’t work hard enough at it to make any difference.
So work hard and be excellent at what you do. And remember, if any one can do it then anyone can do it.
The New York Times/Wall Street Journal best selling author and internationally known speaker. Larry is considered a self-help/business/financial guru to hundreds of thousands of people!
A Year of Success
People aren’t as successful as they want to be, rich as they could be or happy as they think they should be. That’s the truth. That’s why Larry Winget teamed up with 3 of the world’s leading success experts to create this new program, A Year Of Success.
People get hooked into systems that are too complicated, don’t work, over-promise and under-deliver and that flat out cost too much darn money. That’s why he is so proud of A Year Of Success. If you aren’t a part of this yet, you should be. If I wasn’t in it, I would not be recommendng it to you. And that is the truth.
The response to this program has already been terrific. People are loving the mix of success experts and the value and very reasonable investment.
PLEASE – just do this: go to A Year of Success.
Watch Larry talk about the program – it will only take a minute. If you are intrigued, then look through the rest of the site, watch some of the other videos and make your decision. At $2.82 per week, you won’t be taken advantage of financially. But you will get 52 video lessons along with an action plan for each one that will allow you create a better year this year than you had last year. Along the way, you will get 4 bonuses that I know you will really enjoy. No upsells, no tricks; just simple, actionable ideas that you can implement to make a real difference in your life.read more
I have a lot of clients who signed up to become an Amazon affiliate somewhere along the way and then never did anything with it because creating those affiliate links for products was just too complicated for most people.
Amazon Associates Central has finally made it a bit easier for the layman to create links and I am quite glad to see it.
Here is how to create links in just a few easy steps.
- Login to your Amazon Associates Central account.
- Type the product, book title or author that you are searching for in the search box.
Choose your product and then click on the orange “Get Link” button. When the HTML code appears click on the “Shorten URL with amzn.to hyperlink.
That will give you a tiny hyperlink that you can use on your website, in mailings, on FB, Twitter, etc.read more
Spam is taking over our lives but there is something that you can do about catching it on your blog before your email box fills up each day with male enhancement drug offers, diet pill offers and those pesky Nigerian solicitors who drop by to let you know that your millions of dollars are waiting for you.
To block and reduce spam on your self-hosted WordPress blog, I use and recommend Akismet.
Akismet comes pre-installed on new WordPress installations so all you need to do is activate the plugin. Do this by navigating to WP Dashboard > Plugins. You will find Akismet Plugin in Installed Plugins. Click the “Activate” button.
Now you will see a yellow highlighted message at the top of your WP dashboard asking you to enter your Akismet API key.
Go to Akismet and register for your key.
The default setting will look like they want you to pay $36 for the key. Grab the slide and shift it left until it registers $0 and then proceed with your registration. Be sure to use an email address that you have access to as they will email the key to you.
Return to your WP dashboard, click on the “Enter yoru Akismet API key” highlighted message and copy and paste your emailed key there. Click the update options button and your key will be verified. If the key is valid you will see this screenshot: