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If you have a business and you are not online then you are missing out on a ton of leads and sales. You know you need a web presence so why don’t you have one yet? And if you have one? Is it working for you?

Ok, so it’s a shameless post to get some good ideas for blog posts. But I do have useful knowledge to share. I’ve been around web technologies for 9 years, and done HTML, opt in pages, and SEO. But I don’t always know what people get stuck on. So ask me a question! Tell me what to write about that will help you. Just add a comment to this blog to tell me what’s on your mind.

About the Author Kathy Alice

Kathy Alice Brown is a traffic and conversion expert specializing in SEO, Copywriting and Facebook Ad Campaigns. In her spare time she loves to get outside.

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venues uk says December 29, 2012

Good day! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d ask.
Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe
guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My site goes over a lot of the
same topics as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.
If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you! Great blog by the way!

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Greg says January 21, 2014

OK I have a question!

Suppose I have a blog post. I open PowerPoint and take a few notes, creating a 5 page presentation.

(1) I upload the presentation to SlideShare

(2) I make a one minute video where the visual goes from slide to slide and for the audio I talk, explaining the slide. At the end I encourage people to visit my post for more information, and I include a link to the post in the video’s description.

Now there are two additional links to my post.

Besides publicizing my new blog post, how much value do you think these links would have in terms of helping me rank higher? Would the value be so low that it would not be worth 30 minutes of my time to do these two things, or do you think it might be a good idea?

Thanks Kathy!

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Kathy Alice says January 30, 2014

Hi Greg,
Any backlinks are helpful, but whether it helps you rank higher is dependent on so many other factors. Google looks at hundreds of “signals” to determine how to rank a post – including backlinks. However I would encourage you to do the extra work. Why? Because even if the SEO benefit is not there, you will get traffic from people discovering your slides and video, and if they like it, they will come and visit your site.

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Greg says January 30, 2014

Hey thanks. Also I was wondering….

I just saw a site that’s a .co instead of the usual .com

A quick check shows this indicates the site is from South America – specifically it’s the country extension for Columbia (hence the .co).

The thing is, this is a San Francisco based company that will target customers in the United States.

I guess the .com was not available.

Besides the inevitable confusion (lots of people will remember their name and type the URL as a .com) do you think associating the URL with Columbia will hurt their ability to rank when the user is in the United States?

This is a new company so there’s still time to switch to a new domain. Should they?

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    Kathy Alice says February 24, 2014

    A .co (columbia) domain signals to Google to show that site to searchers in Columbia. I don’t know if hosting it in the US will hinder that. I would think that it would struggle a bit more to rank in the US especially if there are no signals (ie links from US sites) that indicate it would be of interest to US searchers. One thing though to research is how the picture changes when you search in Spanish as I’m sure Google is aware of the large Latino population in the US.

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