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A Simple Thank You

I am thankful

Heavenly Father, I thank you for life.

I thank you for family and friends, for loved ones and companions.

I thank you for a home to keep me warm and a bed to sleep in in comfort.

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Giving Thanks vs. Being Thankful

8 Thinks to be Thankful For

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving. Instead of just giving thanks, maybe we need to just be thankful. What’s the difference? Giving thanks is a one-time event. It’s great to give thanks and to let people know they are appreciative. But being thankful is, well, it’s like giving thanks all the time.

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Guaranteed Top Search Engine Rankings Overnight!

Guaranteed Rankings

If you’re reading this post you either thought “Guaranteed Rankings? Overnight? That’s just what I want!” or “Guaranteed Rankings? Overnight? Let’s see what this loser is selling.”

Either way, I got you to click, so I win! :)

For those of you in the latter camp, you already know that there are no guaranteed rankings in web marketing. Not without paying on a per-click basis.

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Why SEO Can’t Thrive Without Social Media

How Social Media Changed SEO

Social media has become the medium by which everyone shares what they like or dislike (when will they come up with a button for that?), love or loathe. So, as not to be left out of the party, search engines look for ways to incorporate social signals into their ranking algorithms.

In my latest post on Search Engine Journal, I share why social media has changed the SEO landscape forever—and why that’s not a bad thing. For example, links are less important today, while sharing quality content via social media is a smart move for your business. Find out why SEO just isn’t as effective anymore without an assist from social.

Read the full article on SearchEngineJournal.com.

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7 Magic Product Tricks That Improve Website Conversion Rates

product tricks for conversion magic

What may be the biggest obstacle to a person buying anything is the pain they experience during the consideration phase of the buying process. If the perceived pain of purchasing is smaller than the perceived reward of purchasing, the purchase will be made. If it’s the opposite, the purchase will not be made. But the key word here is “perceived.”

In my childhood, gas prices hovered in the $1 – 2 range in the U.S. As we all know, that is no longer the case. For the most part, it now hovers in the $3 – 4 range. When gas first hit $3, people felt the pain. Some altered their vacation plans. Some visited distant family less. We cursed under our breath as big oil companies reported record revenue quarters.Continue Reading


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Don’t Start Blogging Without These Time-Saving Tools

Choose the Right Tools

One of the most precious commodities in today’s always-connected world is time. Everyone’s is limited, and everyone wants more of it. Alas, there are only 24 hours in a day (and you have to fit eating and sleeping in there somewhere). That makes building a successful blogging strategy for your business all the more important.

In my latest post on The SEM Post, Blogging Tools You Need to Succeed, I share why listening has to come before the writing process, having a repository for all your blog post ideas, and setting up distribution to more easily share your posts on social media. You don’t have to use every blogging tool at your disposal, but employing some will save time in the end.Continue Reading


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Have You Gone Local? Maybe It’s Time.

Local Search

The single most-performed browser activity on mobile devices is search. That means people are using their phones for finding things more than they surf the web, skim Facebook peruse their favorite websites, make calls or even text!

Unlike desktop search, when searching from a mobile device, search engines have a general idea of the physical location you are searching from. Using this knowledge, searches that are typically location relevant (such as plumbers, lawyers or doctors, just to name a few) produce a local set of search results, different from, but within, the natural set.

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Register Your Domain for 5 Years or More

4-Season Tree
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There are two reasons to register a domain name for longer periods of time: 1) you plan on being  in business for years to come and 2) you want whatever smidgen of ranking value you might get out of that.

In the grand scheme of things, registering your domain for more than a year at a time is very, very, very low on the SEO priority scale. But as a firm believer in baby steps SEO, even the smallest of small things can make a difference when it matters.

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