About Selling SOLUTIONS and Not Selling SEO

Question:

I want to do screencasts for businesses that need website improvements or have no website. Not going so well. Only talking to the business owner about 10% of the time. I made 25+ calls.
1. Ask for the business owner
2. Hi I’m Sally SEO Salesperson from xzy Marketing in xyz city. I’d like to send you a 5-minute video showing you 3 things you can do to improve your website. Would you be willing to watch if I sent that over to you?
3. Pass
I think a lot of the times the business owner answers and they just say they aren’t the business owner.
What am I doing wrong???

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Playing with linking and how to rank businesses

Man!  It can be so tough to get websites to rank in the search engines.  Everyone seems to have some voodoo way to get things to rank and I have tried many.  I’d say that I’ve tried them all – but theres just way too many to count at this point.  My main goal is to get my Reno plumbers site to rank.  But geez.  It feels impossible some days.  I have so many high powered backlinks and yet, it still seems stuck. (more…)

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Content Management for SEO

Did your WordPress site get un-indexed at Google? Here’s a fix

If you find that you’re website hase been un-indexed at Google, or de-indexed, as long as you have not been totally blocked because of an SEO issue, this might be the issue.

 

This is pretty amazing!  If you don’t block your archives from being indexed, it looks like the same content repeated many times.  And Google hates that!

So, if you have Yoast SEO on your website, follow the steps in the video so that you can clean it up.  If you don’t have Yoast SEO installed – you should do so, and then make the changes outlined in the video.

Thanks to the guys at Source Wave for pointing this out in their video.  It’s amazing how this can be biting us in the bottom regarding ranking at Google.

So, here’s the steps, just in case you have no desire to watch the video:

  • Go to taxonomies in Yoast SEO plugins.  Click on no-index under all the items listed there. This includes Categories, Tags, Format, etc.
  • Go to Archives and click on the settings for author archives and archives.

Pretty simple, right?  Give it a go.  I’m pretty sure it will help you to get re-indexed ad Google.

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relocating from Nevada to Wyoming

I’m moving my company from Nevada to Wyoming and here is why….

I’ve been a Nevada resident all my life.  I’m an entrepreneur and having my businesses based in Nevada has always been beneficial to me. Until now.

In the last legislative session, The Governor of the Great State of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, made a decision to push through new taxes and fees on companies in Nevada, or having their corporations based in Nevada.  His move to do this was through legislation that was precisely the same as a bill that had been turned down by the majority of voters in the State in the previous voting cycle.  So that is my ‘why’.

Now the ‘how’ and the great benefits that me and my little network of corporations and LLC’s are getting.  LOWER FEES and less government intrusion.  Yes, Wyoming is welcoming me with open arms!

I contacted Wyoming Discount Registered Agent and spoke at length about this with Polly.  Polly told me that they had suspected that this was going to happen and they set everything up so that they could help their Nevada clients realize the benefits of moving their corporations to Wyoming.  And they wanted to be the best professionals at making the transition inexpensive and painless.  For me, it cost less to move my companies than it would have cost in the increases that I would have had, leaving my companies in Nevada.

So, If you want to save money, or you just want to Let the Governor know what a mistake he made by going against the will of his constituents, you should look into making the move to Wyoming (for your corporations).

Happy Trails! (can somebody queue up the traveling music please?)

JR Fent

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Heroku announces Dropbox to Heroku feature (beta)

So this is pretty cool.  Imagine you have an app on Heroku and you want someone ‘non-technical’ to be able to drop materials in.  This would make an awesome solution for that,

Heroku’s new Dropbox Sync, just released in beta, enables you to create a deployment workflow that works for multiple situations and for every member of your team.
Why is this useful?

  • ​Makes it easy for designers to deploy changes to stylesheets and images for your app
  • Hack your app in an emergency on the go from your mobile device
  • Add new content to your static app by just dropping in a new file

​Getting set up for Dropbox deploys is incredibly simple, and can be done from the comfort of a browser window. Just navigate to the Code tab in Dashboard for any given app and click Connect to Dropbox:

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Don’t have an app? Then try the following Heroku Button, which deploys a simple app built using Node and Harp:

Once it’s deployed, in one browser tab open the app by clicking “View,” and in another click “Make your first edit”, which opens the Code tab. Then just click the “Connect to Dropbox” button.
Now make a change. In this app you can change the slideshow by editing index.jade in the public directory, and then click “Deploy” from the Code tab.
Here are some resources to learn more:

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buy gold in a depressed economy

How to Build Wealth in a Depressed Economy

The current economic setting has led lots of investors to come to be downhearted about the United States’ economic situation. Consumer confidence is reduced as well as unemployment is running high. Yet as Warren Buffett has actually often noted, financial recessions are when financiers could discover a few of the absolute best opportunities.

Allow’s look at a couple of ways to build wealth during the present recession. (more…)

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Success attracts success and failure attracts failure because of the law of harmonious attraction

In physics, positives attract negatives and vice versa, but in human relationships the opposite is true. Negative people attract only other negative people, while positive thinkers attract like-minded individuals. You will find that when you begin to achieve success more successes will follow. This is the law of harmonious attraction. When riches begin to come your way, you’ll be amazed how quickly they accumulate. Train your mind to visualize yourself acquiring a specific amount of wealth or achieving a certain goal — whatever you most desire. Then use self-suggestion to persuade your subconscious mind that you can achieve your goal, and put your plan into action. When you use the tools that you have at your disposal to prepare yourself for success and visualize yourself as having already reached your objective, you can achieve any reasonable goal that you set for yourself.

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