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By now everyone should know that link building is one of the most important SEO techniques. "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." - Chapter 6: Link building & ranking in search engines Not All Links Are The Same Some examples of proper backlink building include:Press Releases Blog or Forum Comments & Profiles Directories Business Network Profiles Social Media Internal Site Links Paid Ad LinksExternal kinks from reputable sites will give you much better results than just by commenting on social media or blogs, and getting external links will eventually lead to even more SEO success.To learn more about SEO at QC Total Tech visit http://www.qctotaltech.com/our-services/search-engine-optimization/ or give us a call at 563-823-1114.

  The Dark Side of SEO - Link Building When it comes to SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, we have distinct tactics to follow.  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 Some people try to wield search engines and bring organic traffic to their web sites by breaking all the "rules."  Super tiny or even hidden content, spamming blog comments and paying for links are just a few examples of bad SEO or Black Hat SEO. Paid Links Buying links for SEO…  This is a crafty one, you can’t help but admire the person who first realized they could do this.  Paid links have been labeled an easy, but very serious black hat SEO tactic.  It's an attempt at manipulating the search engine, which is

  Bad SEO Alert! One of the most cost-effective way to bring in new customers to your business is with search engine optimization.  Why do only a few do it then?  SEO takes patience and it also takes time to get it done right.  Most business owners want results tomorrow, but it almost never happens over night. Imagine going to Google to search something and you are not able to get a quality search result.  Chances are that you will never return to Google for a search again.  If Google search results were not very good, they would never be able to outperform the competition.Never underestimate the power of search engines!  Black Hat systems are always exposed eventually and everyone attached to it will pay the price in rankings or possibly removed from search results, blacklisted or banned all together.  So keep away

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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