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Netgenus clients know about the WordPress evangelism over here, and they are consistently reminded (nagged & badgered, in some cases!) to keep posting on their blog.
In a nutshell, you can get started with this step-by-step list.
I have been scouring youtube.com for a nice, generic video to demonstrate this, but it looks as though I’m going to have to create a netgenus solutions youtube channel (of course that’s on the to-do list, but I’m still up to my eyeballs in creating youtube channels for clients!).
- On the left column, click “Posts”
- Under “Posts”, click “Add New”
- You will see a pane open on the right that should remind you of a hotmail message
- The top box is the title & the big box is the post body.
- When you have entered a title and the body of your post, be sure to select an appropriate category from the checkbox list on the lower right.
- Then scroll down until you find the fields for “All In One SEO Pack” – here, you can type in a nice, keyword-rich page title. Please note that if you put words in the title which do not appear in the post, then it’s useless for SEO. So make sure that the title reflects what is in the post.
- (There are a lot of optional steps here, but I’ll wait until I get time to do my own video!).
- Click the big blue button on the right hand side and “Publish”
This video is pretty good – and he does get into SEO aspects – but your admin panel will not look quite like this because it is a rather old version (old video):
Well, THAT got your attention, didn’t it?
It may be just a bit of an exaggeration, but not far off the mark.
Many Vancouver small businesses have the mistaken belief that link-exchanges will help them on search engines, but they are wasting their energies.
If you swap links with websites which are in your industry and have a high PR (Google Page Rank), then reciprocal links definitely won’t hurt you, but for heaven’s sakes don’t go swapping links with just any Tom, Dick or eHarry. It’s useless at best.
You’re probably still a bit stunned, but did you really think Google was so stupid that it would be tricked into increasing your Page Rank because you traded links with a bunch of random websites? For a while, reciprocal linking was valued by Google, and then it became obvious to them that there was a whole racket going on.
That’s not to say that swapping links will necessarily hurt your Page Rank. For example, if a website in a related industry with a higher Page Rank than your own wants to swap links, go ahead – their PR may rub-off on you
Here is an example:
Downtown Vancouver Dot Com is an awesome local Vancouver directory which requires a linkback as a condition of offering free listings on its website. Their Page Rank is sitting at a very nice 4, and … ahem… at this time, this website is well advised to go ahead, get the listing and offer the linkback. It will not hurt one bit.
Here is what Google likes:
HIGH QUALITY INBOUND (ONE-WAY) LINKS FROM RELATED WEBSITES WITH A HIGH PAGE RANK.
Here is a good article I came across when I wanted to find others who were interested in getting the memo out:
Here’s an older article regarding inbound links but still very useful:
Ultimately, SEO is either A) time-consuming or B) expensive.
Oh, I could write a thousand pages on this, but because I’d like to stick to the HIGH QUALITY INBOUND LINK theme here, I’ll just say that I am always advising my clients to blog, blog, blog! Keep on-topic, be sure to use the search terms you are optimizing for, offer useful information to your readers, and you will do fine. If your blog is really good, others in your industry will link to it of their own accord. Case in point: the links above. You can also go to blogs, forums, and so on in your field, post some content and link back to your website, but beware, many sites have ‘no-follow’ in their code and you would be spinning your wheels to bother posting there. More on that in another article later. Of course you can also send an email to everyone you can think of, requesting they post a link to your site, but that does get a bit awkward if you are NOT offering a reciprocal link. If you’re good at business, you probably know a thing or two about etiquette (or sweetening a deal), so that’s your next project if you don’t want to spend big bucks on a paid inbound link program…..
Paid inbound links packages:
There are great inbound link programs available from reputable SEO companies which have a great track record. They create links to your website from HIGH PAGE RANK WEBSITES WHICH ARE APPROPRIATE TO YOUR BUSINESS. These links are not cheap and it does take time for the SEO to kick-in. A normal price is at least $5-10 per month per link – for one year. Yes, that’s $600-1,200/year for ONE HIGH QUALITY INBOUND LINK. And yes, that’s another thing: there’s no point in doing things by half measures if you’re serious, and you will find that these programs are long-term, not month-by-month. Don’t worry, it’s not highway robbery; it’s what the market will bear, and there is a giant, sucking vacuum of demand in the market here in Vancouver for effective SEO.
Sage Advice to Small Business Owners from Google’s Matt Cutts: WordPress & Webmaster Tools – It’s a few years old, but the concepts are still relevant.
Google’s Matt Cutts answers a question about why blogs get crawled / indexed so much more quickly and regularly than other types of sites.
All-In-One-SEO-Pack, an indispensable WordPress plugin!
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Nobody wants to use the C-word (CHEAP) but let’s just cut the -
Let’s just get to the point here: most people want to spend less money on their websites, but not if that means having a generic-looking, ‘blah’ website that doesn’t have any interactivity.
Well thank heavens for WordPress.
It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come in the past 10 years with regard to website development, and Vancouver 10 years ago was considered a very “wired” city – that was in the days when being “wired” was good. I guess we’re somewhat ‘unwired’ now, but it still amounts to the same thing: Vancouver is kind of a geeky town.
Back in the day, it would be quite normal for a designer, a programmer, and possibly a team of underlings to take MONTHS to create a website like THIS one (yes, this is a WordPress site too)!
Content Management Systems were custom designed in those days, and they weren’t even called Content Management Systems! The term was ‘back end’… that’s not a term that’s used so much any more…
DEFINITION - CMS: “Content Management System”
-An administrative back-end, that’s as easy to use as HotMaiL, where a non-coder can login, enter some text, images, and other content into an interface, click the ‘Publish’ button, and boom, update the website.
If Grandma can use her Yahoo webmail, she can publish her own posts on the Internet about how everything has gone to the dogs these days (except that the Internet is quite a lot of fun for keeping up with the grandchildren).
Thanks to WordPress, netgenus solutions can literally have your full-functioning AWESOME-looking, feature-rich, dynamic website with your own CMS all up and running in about a week!
We can do it for as little as $300… Canadian.
Time is money, and at netgenus solutions, we do WordPress every day so we’re FAST, and a fast website is a cheap website. Cheap in the sense that it won’t cost you much, but NOT cheap-looking.
If you are looking for a Vancouver web developer to guide you through the process and get you up and running in no time, your search is over.
Have a look at our portfolio and if you like what you see, give a call at 778-387-7822 or request a free quote here.
netgenus solutions specializes in providing Vancouver small businesses with great-looking, feature-rich, easy-to-navigate, easy to upgrade, cutting-edge websites, which do great on the search engines – for a very low cost.
What is the point in having a beautiful website that nobody can find on Google? It would be like having a fabulous 5-star hotel in the middle of nowhere, with no maps or signage outside.
So many Vancouverites are entrepreneurs and either work for, or own, small businesses.
It seems that just about everyone in the city of Vancouver either has a website, needs a website, or at least knows someone who doesn’t have a website but really needs one for his or her small business or home-based enterprise.
The people and companies who need a website but don’t already have one generally fall into one of the following categories:
- they don’t understand the Internet at all, and whenever they talk to a Vancouver web design company, they get confused and don’t pursue the project.
- they want a cheap website, but not a cheap-LOOKING website
- They have received quotes from various Vancouver web designers and the costs were in the thousands, despite the fact that all they needed was a basic, professional-looking website with the usual pages and functionality for a small business
- they have a clear picture of what they want, and it is a custom job. They are probably perfectionists and are waiting until they have all their ‘ducks in a row’ with content written, a strategy developed, and a Vancouver web development agency with a track record in delivering similar sites already selected (that is a process in and of itself)
At netgenus solutions, we do everything possible to take the pain and high costs out of the way for people who need a basic website, but are stymied by the process of domain registration, hosting company selection, decisions about subjects they know little about, and high costs for custom design.
Check out our price list & portfolio.
If you or someone you know needs a website LAST YEAR, and still doesn’t have one, try referring them to netgenus solutions for a quick quote, a fast development time, and an amazingly low cost. They will feel taken care of, with the whole process explained (not OVER-explained) and as little as $400 and a week later, they can be showing off their great new website, up and running, live on the Internet, with a proper email address (let’s face it, email@example.com is not that impressive on a business card!).
If numbers 1 through 3 on the list above describe you or someone you know who is trying to find a Vancouver web design company, contact netgenus for a quote – it’s free!