Want More Success in Life? Stop Using Google!

Would you like to be more successful? Most everyone does, in one form or another. More success in business. Better relationships. More money. The list goes on and on.

So, you’re probably wondering why on earth the headline of this article says you should stop using Google if you want more success in life.

It’s because there’s a better search engine that will deliver better results such as more success. Don’t misunderstand me. If you have a business website, you need to be on Google. And you need to be on the first page of results for the keywords your prospects use to search for your particular product or service.

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How to Avoid a Google Penalty [INFOGRAPHIC]

google penaltyIf you have a website for your business, you know how important it is to get that site on page one of Google, right? Of course, right! Your website is your livelihood. Your customers aren’t using the Yellow Pages anymore to find the product or service you offer. That’s so last century. 🙂

Your prospects are searching for you on Google. (And they’re searching on their smartphones and tablets, but that’s a story for another day!)

What you may NOT know is how to avoid making a mistake on your website that will trigger a Google penalty. Why? Because if Google penalizes your website, you may lose that precious page one ranking for your keywords. And that could cost you big bucks as a result. If your prospect can’t find you online, you can be sure they’re finding your competitor.

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What is SEO and How Does it Help My Company?

what is SEO

what is SEO When I told my assistant that I was writing a blog article called “What is SEO,” my husband popped his head in my office and jokingly said, “Great! I’ve been wondering just what the heck it is you do every day!”

My darling hubby is not a small business owner. And he doesn’t have a website. So I don’t blame him for not knowing what SEO is. But if you have a website for your business, you need to know what those letters stand for and why they matter.

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Are You Making These Mistakes with Your YouTube Videos?

YouTube videos can be a powerful marketing tool for small business owners, as long as you do things correctly. A new client has been uploading videos to his YouTube channel, but he’s not getting the benefits he should be because I noticed that he’s been making several crucial mistakes. Here are just a few missteps you need to avoid if you want to be successful at video marketing:

Video Marketing Missteps

1. Videos aren’t optimized – YouTube is the second largest search engine, after Google. But your videos are going to be tough to find through a search, if they’re not properly optimized. Make sure you include keywords in the video’s title, description and tags, as well as in the video content itself.

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My Top 5 Free Keyword Research Tools

SEO By Gloria Rand

Getting your website, blog or social media posts found online depends on implementing a successful search engine optimization strategy. And the first step in launching any SEO program starts with keyword research.

Once you come up with a list of words that you think people are using to search for your product or service, don’t just start writing copy with those words. What you think are effective words and what other people are actually using to search may be quite different. So it pays to double check your words with some online keyword tools. You may find some alternative keywords and long-tail search phrases that will be more effective in reaching your target audience online.

Here are a few of my favorite resources for keyword research:

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