Dec 14, 2009

Please see below for my next giveaway

for a $15.00 gift certificate from my etsy shop

Dec 13, 2009

Marketing ...tags

Every website owner has heard of them, every search engine uses them, and if you are into SEO you just can't ignore them. Yes, we're referring to 'keywords'. Perhaps the most crucial aspect of search marketing are keywords, and choosing the most 'relevant' keywords can be the difference between success and failure of your web-based venture.

Search marketing and knowing your keywords

A keyword is a single word or a phrase which is used to help search engines index your site. Generally, keyword can be a one to five word phrase that can be used by people during search to find your website. However, choosing 'relevant' keywords for your SEO strategy is not easy. Some business owners tend to use keywords that are internally focused rather than being based on the kinds of searches people actually make. Other times, people tend to be almost 'careless' in researching their keywords and choose generic or irrelevant keywords that have extremely high competition. Some examples of generic keywords could be SEO, website, search engine, UK etc.

The best way to choose keywords for your business is by thinking like a person interested in your service/product. What type of word or words would they type in the search engine browser to find your offering? What are the qualities of your product or service? Answering those questions will better help you in choosing the best keywords for SEO.

Choosing the best keywords for SEO

Typically, there are many different methods to find best and relevant keywords and some of these steps are:

Finding words that people use to find product or service similar to your offering.

Keyword research tools such as google adwords, Keyword tool, Wordtracker, Trellian Keyword Discovery, etc., are tools that help you pick the most searched and relevant keywords for your website.

A keyword list helps you understand your target audience 'search psyche.' So, create a keyword list to find the best combination of primary and secondary keywords that:

Drive traffic to your website

Finding related keywords used for search on large and small search engines.

Discovering keywords using trend related tools such as Google trends & Google Insights
Discovering news, forums, and blog related keywords

Finally, remember that the main goal for choosing the best and most relevant keywords for SEO is to divert large amounts of targeted traffic to your site and stay ahead of your competitors.

Part of this article was taken from "John Hill" Website designer, seo uk professional and search marketing specialist

Dec 1, 2009

January 10th giveaway

Become a follower of my blog and you will be eligible for my January 10th g
iveaway. I will offer the winner a $15.00 gift certificate from my etsy shop. Shipping will be paid by me.
Please leave a website or email, so I may contact you if you win. If I don't hear from you within a week, I will pick another winner.

Tirage du 10 janvier pour un certificat cadeau de $15.00 dans ma boutique etsy. Les frais d'expédition seront payés par moi. Vous n'avez qu'à suivre mon blog pour être éligible. SVP laissez un courriel ou un site pour que je puisse vous contacter si vous gagnez. Si je n'ai pas de vos nouvelles à l'intérieur d'une semaine, je vais piger un autre gagnant.

The winner for the December 1st giveaway is ....

The winner for the December 1st giveaway is Camille Henrie
Here is her blog...