Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
SEO is a marketing decision and like any marketing decision it should be well thought out before just jumping into bed with a seo company. Here are a few things to consider when looking for seo services.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Want to use WordPress to create Facebook fan pages? Now you can! A new theme was just released that you can install on a secondary wordpress installation and run your facebook fan page template from it.
Thanks! and get those Facebook fan pages going off wordpress asap!! There are templates for facebook fan profile photos that include the "like this" button!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Here is a great blog post on resources for Coworking in Oakland!
Quick blog post outlining some resources for those looking to cowork or join a coworking space in Oakland.
Coworking Oakland Fruitvale - Block from BART and 1/2 Mile off I-880 Fruitvale exit, this Oakland Coworking space offers flexible plans in a creative space for those looking into coworking.
Coworking Oakland Meetup - Meetup group for the above Coworking Oakland space. Join and find out about upcoming events at Coworking Oakland!
Keep tuned for more coworking space in Oakland, and other resources related to coworking.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Building a successful social media marketing campaign for a small business is about choosing 3 or 4 and sticking with them. If you are trying to update to 20+ social media services than you are spreading yourself too thin!
My suggestion for the small businesses looking to seo your website and build a social media presence is to stick with the big ones. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and I really like StumbleUpon for sharing.
Focus your attention on those, build a plan for each that works together with your website and business goals, then execute your social media marketing plan.
To make things easy to manage, I highly suggest the service Postling. What Postling does is connects all your social media, blogs, and other accounts together (even LinkedIn and FaceBook!) so you can easily manage them all from one dashboard. I personally use it for myself and many clients and have found it dramatically reduces my workflow when trying to build links and get the word out.
I've arranged a discount for clients and my blog readers: 50% off Postling Coupon.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Bay Area SEO and Web Design has launched a new more intuitive website for users to contact them through, Bay Area SEO mostly deals with small businesses in the bay area but is available for seo and design work anywhere in the united states seo and design market. Success in Oakland, Fremont, San Jose, Los Gatos, Pleasanton, and More bay area cities!
Bay Area SEO and Web Design also specialize in small businesses, including the following niche industries: Dental and Dentists, Self Storage, CPAs, Attorneys, and more.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
This is a link to a blog post with resources, links, and tutorials for helping you learn how to use hooks in thesis theme, edit thesis theme, and more.
Go check it out, and customize your thesis theme to be SEO friendly and visually pleasing with these quick tips for editing thesis theme.
Friday, April 8, 2011
I have created a new landing page for Fremont SEO, there will be more content to come soon. In the meantime, watch the video on the landing page just to your right a customer of mine made for me as a “thank you” for the great job I did with their SEO and web design services!
Have a great weekend, bay area!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Live in Fremont Ca? Own a Business in Fremont or the bay area? Maybe Oakland, Pleasanton, Union City, San Jose, or Sunnyvale? Check out Fremont CA web and seo services!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
File this under Quick Tips; Social Media can change the way we deliver customer service to our customers..
Small business don't often build lots of media for their users, but really this is a big focus when you are trying to hit the social media hot button.
For those of you that have store fronts this is quick and easy. Get your smart phone out, or video camera even better. Make a quick video of your store front. Just walk in the front door filming and look around as if you were a customer.
Great, you just made your first video for your business! Now upload it to YouTube and post it everywhere you can imagine.
Author, Drew Poland, is a Small Business Web Consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area and has 6+ years of self storage industry experience as well as a strong technical background. If you require SEO services for your self storage or other small business website, you can contact him here.
I notice too often, when I ask about marketing that companies tell me "I have a Yellow Pages Ad." Oh, wow, very impressive; so does everyone and their brother!
I usually ask these questions when they tell me that:
- When was the last time you picked up that big heavy yellow book? (Recently for me- I was throwing it in the trash.)
- When was the last time you found a business by Yellow Pages?
Most people can't recall the answer to either. The next question they always know though.
Now, for the golden question.. When was the last time you used Google? For most people it's several times a day.
In 2007, Search Engine Land said "Yellow Pages will be toast in 4 years." It's 2011, and I'm confirming their prediction.
Google is the new Yellow Pages!! I'm not telling you to run out and start setting up ads with Google AdWords. Because an overwhelming amount of search engine users DO NOT CLICK PAID LISTINGS.
You want organic seo results. Organic meaning, highly ranked without being a paid ad.
We live in a very digital age, everyone has a website, a smart phone and probably more than 1 computer in the house.
Get with the times, build a website, claim your Google Places page, claim your business page on Yelp!, start uploading articles, exchanging links, and making your website ranked well in local search results.
Drew Poland is a small business consultant who specializes in web development, and search engine optimization. You can view his seo consulting site here.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Many of my clients fail to realize that what they are doing normally, is called “offline marketing.” Basically, generating leads and making sales OFFLINE! Makes sense, right? Let’s hope so, that was pretty simple.
What I bring to these clients, is an online marketing presence. Through search engine optimization, Google Places, and link building, I can push their business to #1 online in their niche, industry, and location.
But Drew, you amazing genius (Hey-I’m just going by what my mom says!), what will that do for my self storage, construction builder, or accounting business? I’m glad you asked, what a smart potential client you are! (*hint hint* e-mail me!)
Without writing 10 pages of blabber: Increase your amount of customers! One very powerful tool I like to push is Google Places, especially if a company has a store front, talk about a goldmine! When I get you #1 on Google Places through my advanced and in-depth search engine optimization program, you will see a nice spike in foot traffic.
Keep tuned in for an article on Smart Phones and how they relate to Google Places and my unique marketing techniques for search engine optimization!
Drew Poland is a small business consultant in Fremont CA who specializes in web optimization, design, and local seo, including Google Places.