Week 3: Claiming my FourSquare Listing

By Tom Nguyen / November 4, 2013 /

I’ve been so slammed with work from existing clients that I haven’t had any time to work on my website’s SEO. Not that I really need it (knock on wood). I’m lucky to have a great group of website design clients in the Atlanta area. According to my search engine rankings checker, I’m still around…

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Our Quest to be #1 for Atlanta Web Design in Google

By Tom Nguyen / October 22, 2013 /

When we first started tracking our Google ranking for this keyphrase back in August of 2011, we were on the 7th or 8th page of Google. Most of our business came via word of mouth with the occasional Facebook page referral. Back then, we used to manually check my Google ranking for keyphrases related to…

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Get More Calls by Editing Your Meta Description

By Tom Nguyen / October 7, 2013 /

That’s correct. Although the SEO experts say that your meta description doesn’t have any impact on your organic search engine ranking, it does have an impact on whether your potential client or customer gives you a call or not. For those of you who don’t know, what is in your website’s meta description is often…

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Using YouTube for Search Engine Optimization

By Tom Nguyen / May 6, 2013 /

Over the last couple of years, I’ve had success with doing SEO work for a few of my clients.  I noticed their visits had increased according to Google Analytics.  In addition, my clients reported a jump in phone calls and website inquiries. I wanted to let my visitors know about my success, so I filmed…

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Bring Traffic to Your Website by Giving Advice

By Tom Nguyen / January 7, 2013 /

Manta is an advertising solution for small businesses.  You can register for a Manta account for free.  You can even add a few links back to your website and social media pages in your Manta profile. I’m not here to discuss setting up a Manta profile though.  There are millions of free business directories that…

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Some Free Online Directories

By Tom Nguyen / October 22, 2012 /

Building backlinks is tedious, time consuming, and costly.  I’ve used a combination of paid and free online directories to bring backlinks to my sites and clients’ websites.  In a previous blog post, I mentioned a few paid online SEO directories.  If you’re low on cash and can’t afford a paid directory listing, here are a…

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Who Links to You?

By Tom Nguyen / September 17, 2012 /

If you didn’t know, getting relevant backlinks (a link from someone else’s website that goes to your website) are key to getting great search engine results.  Want to know how links to you?  Go to Alexa.com to find out. Alexa is one of the foremost authorities on measuring internet traffic.  They rank websites according to how…

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Benefiting with a FAQ Page

By Tom Nguyen / September 4, 2012 /

If you’ve been in business for a while, I’m sure you could think of some questions your prospects ask you. Your business could benefit with a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page in the following ways: [custom_list type=”check”] Sell  – Your website visitors may not be sold yet and may have some objections.  A FAQ page…

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Get more business with a Facebook Fan Page

By Tom Nguyen / August 13, 2012 /

We’re not talking about your Facebook personal account although you can attract business that way by talking about what you do frequently.  What We’re talking about is a company page that people can “Like” on Facebook. Facebook Company Fan Pages can bring in some two way dialogue which would generate some interest in your product/service.…

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