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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Resources for Business
When I started my website two years ago I thought it would bring me tons of business, after all I can reach people all over the world and at any time of the day. Little did I know the amount of networking and research I needed to do to get my site to even show up on a google or yahoo search.
After traveling to marketplaces and holiday events for the past year I have decided it is time to do something about my website so it will actually serve its purpose.
I have joined several groups and networks and read tons of articles. I am in no way an expert on SEO or blogging and still have much more research to do. I did want to share the websites and groups that have been beneficial to me in providing useful information. Hopefully you will find these useful as well if you are trying to update your website and improve your rankings in search engines. If you have any to share, please post them in the comment box.
Groups I belong to:
Merchant Circle- here I have my own business page. You can network with other businesses and also gather great information about websites.
Biznik- This has probably been my greatest source of information. I read Zeke Camusio’s blogs daily. He shares so much information you almost feel guilty not paying him for it. This is also a great networking site.
Linked In- I just joined this and am still in the process of reaping all the benefits. There are literally tons of groups to join and network with. I think this will be very beneficial in the social networking department.
Website I found useful: I have found many good articles on keywords, meta-tags, etc. on this site.
I also belong to Facebook, My Space, and Twitter. I have not explored the networking options for these sites yet as I am trying to get my website updated. With these four resources you are bound to find days worth of information to get you started and on the right track.
Karen Stinchfield

1 comment:

Over The Top Aprons said...

Thank you for the great information. I have had my websiste for almost a year: and want to really focus on its development this year. I would love to exchange blog links but my blog has been a bit neglected - I need to 'regroup' and get back to it. Your site is lovely ... wish you great success. Oh, and your childrens items are adorable!sessedu