Google anounced the new dashboard back in June and now at last it looks like it’s been rolled out for the UK and Northern Ireland results.
If you haven’t signed up for a Local Business Account now’s the time to go ahead and do it. If you’ve already got an account log in and you’ll see a ‘view report’ link. Just click on the link and you’ll see the dashboard.
According to an article on Wikipedia, Google won’t index a linked-to page from a nofollow link. So strictly speaking if a website isn’t indexed in Google and I make a comment on a nofollow blog that comment and nofollow link to my website shouldn’t cause my site to get indexed. continue reading this post »
Just how important is an attractive design and an easy to navigate layout to the success of your online business?
Well here’s a before and after case study that might just help you make your mind up. It’s only a short time frame comparison but it was significant so I thought I’d post it. continue reading this post »
Every business wants a 1st place ranking on Google. More leads and more business, what business wouldn’t be tempted by that.
Before Google’s advertising program ‘Adwords’ appeared on the scene, creating a Google friendly website and targeting the free organic listing was the only option. In stepped Adwords, this offered businesses the opportunity for a page 1 ranking in no time at all, albeit a paid option. continue reading this post »
Doon kindly requested if he could take me up on the free credit crunch offer and I was only to happy to take a look at his site and go through a list of recommendations. Thankfully he agreed to me listing my recommendations on the site.
Obviously it’s the building blocks rather than a very comprehensive report with all the trade secrets thrown in, but there are plenty of suggestions here for Doon to get to work on.
Here’s a few suggestions on how to market your business online. All these strategies might not suit your business but hopefully it’ll give you one or two ideas on how to strengthen your online profile and generate more business. Most of them should be fairly easy to understand. continue reading this post »
A client comes to me and says “I run a furniture business here on the Irish border. I’m actually thinking of registering a .ie, .uk and the .com, so that way I’ve covered every market, every search engine (google.ie, google.co.uk and google.com) and to save work load I’ll keep the content same on all sites.” continue reading this post »
I noticed that when I searched on Google for keyword terms related to a client’s website, the ‘10 pack’ results that appear when Google believes it’s a ‘local search’ were correctly showing the client’s website. When I did a few more searches on other relevant terms it would show the client’s name (spelt slightly differently with a spacing in the company title) with the same address but different telephone numbers, and a different website address. continue reading this post »