How To *Really* Improve Your Web Visibility

Webstats How To *Really* Improve Your Web VisibilityI’m gonna get killed for saying this.

The best way to improve your website’s visibility on Google has nothing to do with SEO, getting backlinks from high PR websites , or jam-packing the keyword densities of your web pages — and I say this even though I offer  (or used to offer) these services.

Nor does it have anything to do with Panda, Penguin or Grasshopper (the latest Google Search algorithms everyone’s talking about). While important — these are all secondary.

The secret to increasing your website visibility can be found in a nugget I received yesterday in an email from Ramit Sethi, the Founder and author of the New York Times best-selling book “I Will Teach You To Be Rich“.

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Six Social Media CRM Tools To Win New Customers

Have you looked at all the great Social Media CRM Tools lately?

As marketing folks, we certainly have our work cut out for us — especially in the brave new world of social media, where it’s important to build a social media persona, and manage it so that it attracts the types of customers you’re looking for.

Every small business owner now has, or should have: (1) a LinkedIn account (2) a Facebook Page (3) a Twitter Account, (4) a Google +1 Account — and many of the smaller retailers have Yelp and Foursquare accounts.  How are you supposed to manage all these accounts in an organized manner? It can be overwhelming!

Yet manage we must

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How to Build a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

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All you need’s a good moat

When Warren Buffet speaks, people listen.

Recently I happened to catch Warren Buffet on TV talking about how leaders should set business priorities.

Mr. Buffet was saying that, no matter the size of the business, you should operate your business like it’s a family business–one that you are going to hold onto for 100 years, and that the #1 thing you should think about is how to build a Sustainable Competitive Advantage, like building “like a moat around your castle.”

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18-Minutes Per Day To Improved Productivity

Is productivity important to you?

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The 18-Minute Plan

It is to me. Ultimately, I’m paid to produce. So one of my favorite Mind-mapping tools that helps me save time by organizing my thoughts is X-mind. And after you see this, I think you’ll understand why… but first: One of my absolute favorite bloggers is Peter Bregman, who writes for Harvard Business Review. One of the best posts he’s ever produced is “An 18-minute Plan for Managing your Day“. It’s a great post, but it was really asking for visual representation… for someone to “draw a picture” so to speak. [Read more...]

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You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are

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Big Oaks from Small Acorns Grow

If you are a Leader you need to combat negativity and maintain a positive attitude (no matter what!)

It can be lonely at the top,” but it doesn’t need to be, and it shouldn’t be.

Many people would be surprised at the number of successful corporate executives who feel like fakes—these are highly successful people who attribute their success to luck, timing, or coasting by with a great personality. This includes CEOs of big, successful companies.

Many of these CEOs feel lonely and isolated – and that’s precisely the problem. As a Leader you should not let yourself get isolated in the first place.

It is natural to feel isolated at times, and that’s precisely why encouraging others is important

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How To Manage Change To Produce The Results You Seek

BookRumination Influencer 300x300 How To Manage Change To Produce The Results You SeekAsk any management consultant, and they’ll claim they know how to manage change, but few move beyond lip service, because few really know how to achieve the desired results.

That’s a shame—because, as a leader—there is nothing more important you can do than to lead—and to intentionally take your organization where you’d like it to go.

Unfortunately the future of companies, entire communities, if you really think about it — our very civilization could hang in the balance when managing chance is essential for survival.

Many of the ways we’ve been trained to bring about change in the workplace or in society don’t work because they’re too complicated, and they rely on top-down communications which have proven time and again to be ineffective. Until now….

Introducing ‘Influencer: The Power to Change Anything’

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Why Small Business Owners Are Boing Bonkers About Infusionsoft CRM!

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Why do I love Infusionsoft CRM? Let me count the ways…

Infusionsoft CRM is simply the most powerful CRM/Marketing Automation tool for small business. There’s nothing better.

It’s like Salesforce.com + ExactTarget + 1ShoppingCart all-in-one.

And for two seats at $299/month, plus $59/month per additional seat, the price cannot be beat.

Infusionsoft CRM offers you more

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