Boutique SEO – Staying on Top of SEO Trends

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SEO is going well for me lately.  In just the last couple of weeks, since I've started paying attention again to marketing and SEO I've seen an increase in my traffic and my Alexa ranking.  I've also been trying to target my core audience of other WAHM's. This has always been my niche market because I struggled for so long to get to be a WAHM and I truly want every mother to be able to work at … [Read more...]

Boutique SEO – Why Content is Key

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I went through last week and used the worksheet from Your SEO Plan to take a look at my keywords and see how I compared in search engine rankings for each keyword.  Now I can chart my efforts as I make changes in the site.  Part of the key to this is not to make too many changes at once, or it's hard to determine which changes worked.  My first plan of attack is my content.  I believe that … [Read more...]

Jump Start

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I feel like I've finally come out of the "new baby" haze.  You know that feeling you get when you've endured months of nighttime feedings combined with the hormonal daze that you're in after giving birth.  Not to mention trying to figure out a new routine, which is impossible because your new little bundle of joy changes his mind every other week about what his routine is.  I vaguely remember … [Read more...]

Adding Relevant Titles to your Pictures can Boost SEO for your Boutique

Word has it that Google and other search engines will use picture names in their algorithms when determining where to place sites in their search engines.  So, instead of naming your picture bow76589.jpg, try baby-hairbow-76589.jpg.  Search engines read hyphens as a space (you should never leave spaces in your picture names) and you just added two keywords to the page.  If you have 3 images on … [Read more...]

Boutique Directories can Help you Gain Inbound Links

In "Search Engine Optimization Checklist - How to Get Top Rankings in Google Search Results for FREE" Derek Gehl recommends using relevant inbound links as a way to boost your SEO. One quick and easy way to do this is with directories. There are tons of directories for every topic imaginable - use these to your advantage when creating your links. I've started the process for you. I did a quick … [Read more...]

Search Engine Optimization Checklist – How to Get Top Rankings in Google Search Results for FREE

Search Engine Optimization Checklist - How to Get Top Rankings in Google Search Results for FREE By Derek Gehl Do you want to discover top search engine optimization strategies so you can get top rankings in Google, Yahoo and MSN search results for free? Of course you do! According to Marketing Sherpa, almost 134 million people in the U.S. regularly use search engines when looking for … [Read more...]

Tracking Your Stats

How do I get traffic to my site? This is one of my most frequently asked questions, or similar versions such as "my site has been live for x months and I haven't had a sale - is this normal?" Getting a website is a baby step toward running an online business. At first, it seems like the biggest step, but really it's just part of a process. There are many factors to consider when trying to … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy SEO Analysis

A client pointed me to the site www.sitesolutions.com, and I love their webmaster tools. One that I've already used on my own site is their SEO analysis. It gives you a clear indication of how you are using your keywords and meta tags and precisely what you can do to make them more effective. I'm not promoting their paid services, I don't know anything about them, but they do have some … [Read more...]

How Often Should I Submit My Website to Search Engines?

Many people have asked me how often they should submit their site to search engines, and in conjunction, which search engines should they submit to. I've done a little research and combined that with my own experiences to try and answer this question. When I first started out, I submitted my site to Google and Yahoo, what most people consider the major search engines, every 3 or 4 weeks. I knew … [Read more...]