Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Google Adsense Hot Tip

If you are a Google Adsense advertiser you might want to try this to get your ads clicked on more. When displaying 728x90 leaderboard ads put thumbnail images directly above each of the four ads. It helps of course if your images correspond in some part to the ads being displayed. I have yet to try this but I plan to. I have been too busy working on two new websites Walling Dental a dental practice for sale in Walling Tennessee and Scruftys Riverwood RV Park an RV Park on the St.Johns River in Georgetown Florida

Give these sites a visit to see some of the work I do. You can also see all of my sites at A1AWEB. Thanks for visting, Ann Menke

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Content is King

Develop a content strategy. The truth is, "Content is King". Most people online are looking for information. The more information that you provide for your customers, and the more valuable it is, the more likely you will make the sale.
The first and most effective strategy are articles.
Articles actually work for you in several ways.
a. Brands you as an expert so that customers come to you.
b. Provides valuable content to your potential customers.
c. Builds a relationship between you and your potential customers.
d. Creates a viral marketing strategy for your site.
e. Builds a linking strategy for you every time a webmaster publishes one of your articles or links to it.
However, if the thought of writing your own content gives you nightmares, there's a way around this.
You can use public domain information. Public domain information is information that is frëe to use because it's in the public arena, or the copyright has expired.
To help you easily locate this information, I recommend that you download the public domain toolbar. You can get it at the Public Domain Forum. You have to register for an account to get the toolbar, but both the forum account and the toolbar are frëe. The toolbar is a very comprehensive resource of public domain sources.
I hope this information will help you get your website optimized for the search engines.
If you need help and more advice please visit Improving Your Websites Performance by A1AWEB

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Exchanging Links with Related Sites

I have learned after doing many link exchanges on many different sites that it is better to share links with others in related industries-similar to the way you see many different businesses of the same ilk grouped together at intersections-like car dealerships and gas stations for instance. The reason for this is because the more businesses you have grouped together-it works just like the shopping mall concept-you get more traffic and more traffic means more customers to browse in your store and thus more buyers. It is all a numbers game-the more hits you get to your website (the more eyeballs you can get to look at it) the better your chances of making a sale. I am trying to instill this concept into the minds of some of my newer website customers that are dealing in gemstones but they are afraid of losing potential customers to other dealers thru a link exchange. I beleive that you have far more to gain from networking with other businesses in the same arena than you could ever lose. They will be linking back to you-so they are taking just as much of a chance as you are. It also builds rapor and comaraderie and they are more likely to refer someone to you because of it.
If you would like more information about how to increase hits to your website please go to Improving Your Websites Performance Thanks, Ann Menke

Thursday, July 07, 2005

How to get on the Search Engines Faster

How to get Google to index your website fast:
Go to Blogger.com and create a blog about the same thing your website is about.
In the blog put links in it going to your website (you can copy the text from your website into your blog) Then ping your blog URL so google will pick up those links using Pingomatic.com, it fast, easy and best of all free.

You can also ping your blog so it will get indexed by Yahoo fast by opening a free yahoo account at http://my.yahoo.com/and then bring your blog into it as content for your yahoo page. This will cause yahoo to spider your blog and find the links to your website.

I hope you have found this informative-if you need me to do this for you or need help with your website-email me at info@a1aweb.com or call 800-459-8675-Thanks, Ann Menke