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Excellent Example of a Well-Optimized Blog - REBLOG - 04/30/12 08:10 AM
This is a great example of a well-optimized blog. The title is specific enough to capture a lead actually looking for this but not so broad as to be drowned in the sea of other Hollywood Hills blogs and pages out there. Each link leads back to a specific page on his site and it concludes with a great signature for all the features this site offers. (Plus the picture is just beautiful!)
Via The Condo Showroom The Condo Showroom (The Condo Showroom): Hollywood Hills condos with a view Life in the Hollywood Hills is just about everything it's cracked up (17 comments)
How's YOUR Market? - 04/27/12 09:27 AM
How's Your Market doing? Djana Morris is showing us that the Spring Housing market is flush and ready to go IF your sellers are. If sellers are still pricing out of the buyers range, there's no way it's going to sell. We still have to be offering something above our competition in value at BELOW the market value in price. Buyers still want a good deal and the spring is hopefully showing some potential. How's Your Market? Via Djana Morris (Long & Foster - DC Properties and Real Estate): Selling Your Home in Washington DC’s 2012 Spring Market! Spring 2012 is looking (3 comments)
Teri Lindsay - Pahaska Hat Genius!! - 04/27/12 08:03 AM
If you don't know Teri, she is a fabulous and wonderful addition to AcitveRain. She has offered her fabulous staging skills and most recently, her knitting skills. While she has moved out of the rainmaker status I would like to focus on one of her more creative talents. And if you haven't guessed already her hat is the one I'm wearing!
Via Teri Lindsay Real Estate Staging Consultant : Stagelight Home Staging Co. Pahaska Hand-Knit Hats Co.... the "New Hat" I'm Wearing (Members Only) For years, family and friends have been suggesting to my Mom, Master Knitter, Marianne Kraft, and me, (2 comments)
Open Houses around Enterprise Alabama This Weekend April 28-29, 2012 - 04/26/12 01:15 PM
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Landscapers Near Philadelphia - Wayne, Main Line, Bryn Mawr - 04/26/12 12:26 PM
When it comes to selling your home, there are many things people instinctively know to do like cleaning the bathroom and adding a fresh coat of paint to dated walls. But what about the outside appearance? Should you spend the time and money to update the landscaping? If so, what should you do? Consider this: The very first thing that a potential buyer sees when driving up to your home is the landscaping. Making that good first impression is critical to setting the tone of a home tour and can be the make it or break it factor in closing the deal. So, how do (4 comments)
Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge for a Mountain MoonDancer - 04/25/12 08:31 AM
As several of you already know, I have spoken to many ActiveRain members and offered tips and tidbits on SEO practices and little things that they should be doing to increase traffic to their website. Almost everybody says "I should be paying you for your time" but unless I have 30 people a day calling me and taking up an hour each (wait that's not logically possible) I don't mind chatting with people on a few ways they can increase their traffic and their ranking on search engines. So when the Sensei/Grasshopper challenge came along I thought this would be a (15 comments)
5 Ways to Get More People to Read Your Blog - 04/24/12 09:14 AM
So, you've jumped into this blogging thing and maybe even put a couple of good posts out there but no one is commenting and no one is responding. How do you get more readers to view your content and comment on it? More than that, how do you get them to share it to their circle of influence? You don't have to be a professional writer to get people to read your blog but it does help to do some practical logistics in the layout and the way you present it. Here are five tips to get more people to read your (61 comments)
How to Check for the DNS Changer Malware Virus - Don't be Stuck Without Internet after July 9, 2012 - 04/22/12 05:55 AM
This is really valuable information to be aware of and if you don't know it, you may be stuck after July 9th. Malware software will detect this but if you have it now, your internet will be running slow and download speed will be slow but after July 9th you may be in for a bigger surprise. The government site seems to also be running slow (HA, maybe they got it and don't know it!) Here is another good check up site to look for. If you're greeen, you're good. If not, go to the government site and click FIX. www.dns-ok.us (9 comments)
She's just one little girl.... - 04/20/12 06:47 AM
She is just one little girl. She doesn't deserve it nor does she ask for it. This is my niece. She has Dravet Syndrome (Drah-vey) Her big sister did this awesome video to promote awareness. It's a severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy. Many children are never diagnosed and die before anyone realizes what's wrong. Its' a rare and catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy. Children with Dravet syndrome do not outgrow this condition and it affects every aspect of their daily lives. Those that know are fighting for a cure as aggressively as if this were cancer. It's a (15 comments)
Darn you Google! We Love You Until We Hate You! - 04/17/12 11:24 AM
SEO is changing all the time. Trying to keep up with it is a full time job. (I should know) Knowing how to optimize your site and what to do on-site and off-site can be stressful at best. Not knowing why you don't show up can be irritating but being the top position and slipping away or off the grid entirely is infuriating. This is exactly what happened today. Google is always trying to find new ways to get the top searched for items and sites into the hands of those that really want it. They put high regard on social (66 comments)
My Life: "The African Queen" - 04/15/12 05:14 AM
My life as an only child was very sheltered and I grew up thinking my life would consist of a house, white picket fence and 2.5 children. That is until I went to college; Against my will but with the promise that it's only 2 years. Two years came and went so fast I decided to stay four. With a B.A. in Psych under my belt, what would I do? All I wanted was to marry Tim and that's what I did after 3 years of dating and 4 years of college. Tim wanted to travel the world, go to Africa and (28 comments)
Pet Project Contest: Healthcare for your Pet - 04/13/12 09:04 AM
Ozark Veterinary Clinic - One of the Best When we moved to Missouri one of the priorities was finding a good vet for our cat and dog. Since our cat is an FIV cat and the heart worm issue was such a new concept to us in this part of the country, we really wanted to find a great vet. We tried a couple when we first got here and nothing really stood out as exemplary until we found the Ozark Veterinary Clinic. Literally within walking distance this was the place to be and everyone we knew agreed. I first learned (13 comments)
Pet Project Contest: Why Puppy Mills Suck! - 04/13/12 08:54 AM
Why Puppy Mills SUCK! I didn't want a dog until we moved. Unless you're highly allergic or just a bad pet owner, I think every family (and every little boy) should have a dog sometime in their life. Yes, they grow up and pass away but it's all a part of life. Not going through that can alter your perspective on life in general and probably not positively. I feel very strongly that people should never buy a pet from a pet store. Maybe those gerbils or a lizard but certainly not a cat or dog. I notice that a lot (9 comments)
Pet Project Contest: Being Adopted By Your Cat - 04/13/12 08:22 AM
Purrfect Pals - A Cat's best friend! I love cats. If I wasn't married I be the crazy cat lady but I prefer being married to being a cat lady so alas I am blessed with only one. I have had 4 cats in my life and each one has meant the world. I have never paid for a cat and don't believe in paying hundreds for an animal when there are so many "mutts" that need good homes. Several years ago I had to let my beautiful Himalayan go after some internal issues. I thought I could do a while (6 comments)
Pet Project Contest: "See Spot Run" in Yakima Washington - 04/13/12 07:59 AM
See Spot Run - Dog Fun in Yakima If you've never been to Yakima you may think it's just this little town in the middle of Washington State, and actually it is! But Yakima offers a great location for families and of course, pets. Yakima is the kind of place where everyone gets to know everyone else. And while the area is best known for its apple orchards, around here, people will tell you that it is the people working together who make Yakima one of Washington States richest treasures. So, it’s no surprise to see the community come together to help (6 comments)
Upgrading ActiveRain's SEO: Let's Break This Down >>> - 04/12/12 04:21 PM
If you live under a rock or just never check the featured page you may have missed AR's post about updates to the way they optimize your site. For many of my readers I know you appreciate the way I explain things and I am reading a lot of comments that say, this is way over my head. This really doesn't concern you. No, no, that's not the way it sounded.... for those that really follow this SEO stuff and can make sense of it, it can be a great "AH HA" moment and the comments that follow the main post (20 comments)
Want to Win a Trip to Disneyland in Sunny California? Anyone can WIN! - 04/10/12 11:23 AM
I want a trip and it's a small sacrifice that would make a huge impact in the lives of so many others!! Take a few moments and make today count. Via Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor WV Real Estate in Greenbrier County (Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate): Want to Win a Trip to Disneyland in Sunny California? If you answered yes to this question.... then you need to buy a Habitat for Humanity of WV Silver Lining Raffle TICKET. Next drawing will be April 13 and the prize is Disneyland Family Adventure 4-Night Package with Airfare for two .... visit www.habitatwv.org and (6 comments)
How to Instantly Index a New Website (Or Revive an Old One) - 04/10/12 09:20 AM
So you have a new website? Or perhaps your old one needs some new life breathed into it. Whatever the case may be you have to get your website out there and instead of submitting to search engines which may or may not work as we discussed in the search engine submission blog a while back, nothing beats having your website found instead of shoving it in Google's face.Google puts more weight on finding your site elsewhere and then hopping over to read it than just a simple website submission. Better yet, is when Google finds your site on a highly (49 comments)
How Deep is that Rut and How Do I Get Out of It? - 04/09/12 08:47 AM
Why am I forcing myself to write this blog? Ugh, I have been back from Africa for 2 weeks now and have only written 5 blogs! I know I have to catch up and I write for a lot of other sites and clients but finding the time to write for me seems not be a priority in my life at the moment. I really want to get on the ball here; kick myself in the butt; wake myself up and maybe this blah blah blog will do it. I don't want to write for the sake of writing but sometimes (58 comments)
...Without heading over to our newest Facebook Friday members and giving them a quick "like"! Well, Welcome to Friday, folks and you know what that means? It's another edition of the Business Game!! You know, that time in the week when we focus on our bright and shining stars on Facebook! I'm your host, Tammy "SEO girl" Emineth and today we have some fine-looking contestants making their way to the stage. Be sure to click on their cover picture to get to their Facebook Page
First Up we have the new guys on the block - Radio (13 comments)
Green Creek Interpretive Trail in Richmond Hill Georgia - 04/03/12 09:33 AM
Richmond Hill, Georgia stands out for the exceptional quality of Southern living and charm found here. Many take advantage of the great coastal location and marvel at the number of things that you can do outdoors. Spring is especially beautiful here and now that the flowers have begun to spring up and the trees have taken to leaf, it’s time to go outside and connect with the nature so abundant in our area. One great outing can be found at the Green Creek Interpretive Trail. Back in the day (the 1920’s), Henry Ford ordered his work crews to dig the creek to aid (2 comments)
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