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It’s no secret that link building is one of the most important SEO techniques. In fact, it’s a culmination of several different skills:  you need to master content, sales, programming, psychology, and good old-fashioned marketing if you want other people to link to your site.Bottom Line?  If you want more search engine traffic, link building is a must.Google wasn’t the first search engine to count links as “votes,” but it was the first search engine to rely heavily on link analysis as a way to improve relevancy.  As you’ll find, some links are more valuable than others. Not All Links Are The Same Search engines will count all the links pointing to your site (except those blocked), but they don’t count them all equally. They give more weight to the links that are considered to be of better quality. All things being

  The Dark Side of SEO - Link Building In the world of SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, we have distinct tactics to follow.  Rules and guidelines are established to provide a useful, relevant and safe atmosphere and to ensure the quality of the user experience.  Ranking high on search engines requires keeping up with the current and the ever-changing SEO trends and constantly adjusting and evolving your approach to accommodate new algorithm updates.  Just remember, SEO isn't only about keyword frequency, it’s also how the web site is coded, who, what and where is linking to you and so much more. Black Hat SEO On the other side, the dark side of SEO, there are people who try to outsmart or manipulate search engines and bring organic traffic to their web sites without following any rules, breaking most of them instead.  Hidden or tiny text,

  Bad SEO Alert! SEO is important because it is one of the most cost-effective way to bring in new customers to your business.  So why don’t more people do it then?  SEO takes time and patience to do right.  Most people just want fast results and aren’t willing to invest the time, but it hardly every happens over night.  Just like the technology that uses it, SEO is always changing and evolving. Ethics What is most important for web site success these days is to follow good SEO practices that are ethical, based on Google standards and up to date with the latest developments of ranking algorithms.  Practices of the past such as keyword stuffing, cloaking, massive link building and banner stuffing are a thing of the past and should definitely be avoided.In SEO or search engine optimization, bad SEO refers to the use

Remember when you had to find a phone book and flip through hundreds of pages in order to find a local business?  The use of Yellow Pages has declined drastically over the last five years.  People now make quick searches on one of the many popular online directories or social media outlets.  Since Internet search is the primary tool to finding businesses today, it’s crucial to make sure your business is listed on a relevant online directory like Google Places.“Mobile Googling alone will exceed over 27 billion search queries by 2016 globally.” (Source: http://ctt.ec/01747+)Google Places is a local business directory paired up with Google Search.  It gives a business a landing page where it can describe its services, additional contact information, highlight products through photos and video, and also allows customers to leave reviews.“75% of search engine users never scroll past

Socialnomics has released a refreshed video from their video they posted last year.  With updated statistics.  If you haven't watched this 4 minute video, you have to check it out.  It has mind blowing statistics on the use of Social Media on the web, it makes some pretty convincing arguments.  If anything its just plain interesting to read.Check it out on our videos page http://www.qctotaltech.com/videos

If you're not on Google Places, and listing all the information you can, you're missing out.Google Places funnels into Google Maps, GOOG411 and helps your search engine optimization (SEO). On your Google Places page you should be listing your logo, videos, coupons, customer testimonials, links back to your web site, all the relevant contact information and of course a description of what you do. Place a link to your Flickr account too.Happy Webbing-Jason

There's a lot more to getting yourself out there than just having a web site.   You need to make sure you're linked on other sites, that your company has a FaceBook fan page, a Twitter account and you yourself are using LinkedIn.  You also need to keep all of those things updated with relevant information.  The more people that read your stuff the more people are seeing your name, seeing your logo, hearing your information and become aware of you.   If people aren't aware of you, why would they hire you, use your product or service?  They wouldn't.  Think of the big successful brands both local and national.   Everybody knows them, they've got commercials, bill boards, coupons in the mail, web sites, FaceBook pages, etc.What's that?  It sounds like a lot of work?  Well, yeah, it is,

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